I have an idea. I'm not sure if it will be successful or if it will completely bomb, but I'm willing to give it a try if you are. This idea will take some trust on my part, and some work on your part. But it can be a win-win for all.
Here's what I'm thinking…what if Sweeties from all over the U.S., armed with handfuls of Sweet Series bookmarks and autographed nameplate stickers stormed their local bookstores on SWEET TEMPTATION's publication day (Tuesday, September 8th, 2015), thereby allowing tons of readers to buy autographed copies from their stores on release week? How awesome would that be? And of course I would send enough for the "Sweet Helper" to have at least one bookmark/nameplate for themselves! I would keep a running blog post going that week, and when my Sweet Helpers verify with me that they made their special delivery, I will add that store name & location to the list, that way Sweeties all over the U.S. know they can get signed copies at their store! I don't know about you, but there is nothing cooler than going to a bookstore and finding a book you want that's been signed. That has happened to me three times and it's the best!
~ You MUST be willing to visit your local store at some point before it closes on Tuesday, September 8th. The books will be at all Barnes & Nobles and probably Books-a-Millions, but I cannot guarantee it'll be at indie stores. You're free to call your local store to ask! It will also NOT be in Target/Walmart stores.
~ Find the copies of SWEET TEMPTATION on the shelves and put a sticker in each one along with a bookmark. You're welcome to notify the staff that you're doing it, but it's not necessary. I usually don't bother telling anyone when I sign books at a store (I do it anytime I see my books in stores, hehe).
~ If two people sign up for the same store I will give it to the first person and ask the second person if they have another store they're willing to travel to.
~ Email me to let me know the deed has been done.
~ Maybe even take a pic and I'll share it. I will send shootouts to my helpers on Facebook and Twitter throughout the week.
~ I might have to have a maximum number of helpers, though I'm not sure what that number would be yet. I need to count my bookmarks. Please do not be offended if there's a cutoff and I'm not able to send any to you.
~I will take entries for the next week (until August 25) or until the list is getting to the aforementioned cutoff limit.
Edit/Update: We've reached our max, so I'm taking down the form - you guys are amazing - I'm sorry to those of you who didn't get a spot! :( I wish I had unlimited resources!! Sending hugs of gratefulness.
I am so excited!! I hope this works. Crossing my fingers and grinning like an idiot here. But please keep in mind that I'm doing this ALL myself. I don't have an assistant or publicist doing this for me, so the number of participants is going to depend on my time and finances.
Big hugs, Sweeties! Only 21 more days until Kai is in your hot little hands. :) :)