Three days ago, I was sitting at my desk and got an e-mail. This e-mail was from an author, which isn’t even close to being out of the ordinary these days. The part that was out of the ordinary was that the author told me that she happened upon my site on accident when Anne Rice posted a link to my site on her Facebook page. Ok, that’s cool. *shrugs* It’s good to see that the name is getting around….
WAIT!!! DID I JUST READ THAT RIGHT?!?!?!?! My eyes bugged out and shock set in. Anne Rice?!?!?! I couldn’t believe what I was reading. Anne Rice. Posted a link. To MY website. Are you sure?!?!?! I immediately placed a call to my husband who happened to be home at the time. He checked it out and sure enough, it was there. Anne Rice, the queen of vampire fiction herself, posted a link on her Facebook page specifically calling Pure Textuality out. I was floored. I was stunned. I was lots of other adjectives I cant even think of right now.
This woman is singlehandedly responsible for my never ending love of vampire stories and she was the inspiration behind the book I started writing back in late 2005. Without Anne Rice, we probably wouldn’t have things like Twilight and Sookie Stackhouse. Without Anne Rice, there wouldn’t be a valid way in which we could compare and realize that vampires are not cuddly and vampires should not sparkle.
Anne’s vampires are cold, they are cruel and they are hunters. Really, they are just 100% pure bad ass. As the news of one of my literary idols calling me out on her Facebook page sunk in, a smile crept across my face and said smile still comes back every time I think about it. Anne Rice. *shaking my head*
I wanted to celebrate!!! I told my friends and my family and everyone else I could think of that would possible understand the awesomeness that was my news. Anne Rice saw my website!
That brings me to the Kindle giveaway. I wanted to do something big to thank everyone that supports me and my little corner of the internet. I love what I do and I hope that you do too. So, I am giving away a Kindle Touch WiFi. *grins* A friend of mine suggested to me that I should do something BIG. I happen to love my Kindle so much that I thought that would be a fantastic giveaway.
So here’s how it works.
Go to my home page and there’s a box on the right hand side where you can subscribe to my site. Subscribe and you’re entered. That’s it. No purchase necessary.
The day I hit 500 subscribers I will randomly select one of the e-mail addresses and that person will be the lucky winner of the Kindle Touch (approx total value = $99.00).
If I hit 500 subscribers by December 31st, I will also include Anne Rice’s entire Vampire Chronicles series Kindle books (approx total value = $200.00) already loaded on when you receive it!!!
Tell everyone you know and hopefully we can hit 500 by December 31st!