Oh man, don't ALL THREE of those things sound like something you'd like to do?! Well, good news: YOU TOTALLY CAN!
Here's the deal: My friend and agent-mate, C.J. Redwine, is one pretty amazing chick. In addition to writing her own (amazing-sounding) novels, she's super-supportive within the writing community. She hosts these kick-ass query workshops, and she does hilarious interviews with authors, like this one I did with a were-llama, AKA The Best Interview of My Life.
Naturally, when C.J. aked me if I could participate in Skip a Starbucks Day, and help her and her family finalize their adoption of a little girl from China, I was like, "Um, abso-freakin-lutely!"
For the past 5 years, C.J. and her husband have been trying to adopt a little girl, whom they've named Johanna Faith, from China. Due to some crazy red-tape issues, bringing Johanna home is now going to cost about $8000 more than they thought it would. C.J. tells the story in full on her blog, so I suggest you check that out!
Because she is awesome and creative and smart, C.J. came up with a great way to raise the funds: Skip a Starbucks Day! Basically, a drink from Starbucks costs about $5. What if, intead of getting a Grande Mocha Frappucino, extra shot, no whip (Oh, yes. I am one of THOSE Starbucks People), we donated $5 to help the Redwines bring Johanna home?
And what if, by donating that $5, you could also WIN SOME STUFF? Does Starbucks give you awesome prize packs? I THINK NOT.
So here's the dealio: Go to C.J.'s blog. Fill out the entry form, and donate at least $5. Then you'll be registered for HER awesome prizes!
THEN come back here, and tell me you did that in the comments section. You will then be registered with MOI to win...
AN ARC OF DEMONGLASS.
That's right; your very own copy of the second HEX HALL book a full FIVE MONTHS before other people get their hands on it! And I'll sign it and everything!
In case you need extra incentive, a line from DEMONGLASS to tempt you:
"He ran his thumb over my lower lip, sending a flurry of sparks through me. 'Good-bye, Sophie.'"
OMG! SEE? I gave you a SEXY-TIMES SCENE. And who is touching Sophie's lips?? Is it Archer? Is it Cal? Is it some Random Hobo From Off The Street? YOU WON'T KNOW UNTIL YOU READ THE BOOK!
So, to sum up:
1)Go to C.J.'s blog.
2)Read it, feel moved, and fill out her entry form.
3)Donate at LEAST $5. You can give more, obvs!
4)Come back to THIS blog.
5)Tell me in the comments that you donated.
6)Do this by THURSDAY morning.
7)Hopefully be the one to win DEMONGLASS.
8)Read it, find out who touches Sophie's lip.
9)Be awesome and confident in your knowledge of the Lip Toucher.
A caveat: C.J. WILL be checking the name of MY winner against her master-donor list. (Hee hee. Master-donor. Am still 12.)
That means you can't be all, "Hey, Rachel! I totally donated at least $5, and now I wanna win some DEMONGLASS love! Except I didn't at all, and am actually a Lying Liar Who Lies!"
So please don't do that. Not that I think any of you would, as that is a total d-bag move, and absoutely NONE of my readers are d-bags! They are all made a Glitter and Awesome!
And in case you need any more incentive...
That could be YOUR THUMB!