What's ASHES? Well, the editor says “It’s a ‘sleep with one eye open and double-check the locks’ type of novel.” I say, it's a completely addictive thriller that left me breathless... and sleepless. What's it about?
Ashes begins when an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky, killing the vast majority of the world population and zapping every electronic device. Everyone still alive has changed considerably—some for the better (those who acquired a superhuman spidey-sense) while others for the worse (those who acquired a taste for human flesh).
Among the few teens and children who are spared are Alex, a resourceful teen running from her own demons; Tom, who left the war in Afghanistan only to find something much worse at home, and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old girl whom the two must rescue. This improvised family will need to use every ounce of courage they have just to survive in this chaotic new world.
The author, Ilsa J. Bick is a former U.S. Air Force major and forensic psychiatrist, and now a full time writer. You can follow her on twitter here.
SO. The contest.
From now until 11:59pm on Sept 5, any preorder of ASHES at any online OR bricks and mortar bookstore will get you a treat, AND make you eligible for one of several big and AWESOME prizes.
Yes: EVERYONE who preorders and proves it to me will get my eternal love, plus one of the following: limited edition ASHES Dog-Tag or cool ASHES pin or bookmark.
In addition, you will be entered into a drawing for awesome big-prize gear from Egmont USA. They'll be giving away some exclusive ASHES survival packs and an ASHES-skinned tablet/e-reader. AWESOME.
All you have to do is:
1) PRE-ORDER. Pre-order the book from a local bookstore, or Amazon, or B&N, or Powells, in person or online.
2) PROVE IT. Send a forward confirmation email, screenshot with confirmation number, or scanned receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org -- don't worry, we don't want your credit card #, feel free to black that out if you are scanning a real rcpt.
3) GET STUFF. Be sure to include your name and address so that we can send you your swag and put you in the drawing for the grand prizes.
There will be other ways to enter the big Egmont drawing - but this giveaway is the only way to get the ASHES dogtags and pins without going to one of Ilsa's tour stops in person!
Sorry, this contest is only open to US residents.