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THE IMPOSSIBLE CUBE comes out in twenty days, and I'm holding a clockwork contest.  The prize?  A signed Advance Reader Copy of THE IMPOSSIBLE CUBE and a signed copy of THE DOOMSDAY VAULT.

Here's how it works:

Amazon makes recommendations based on the number of reader reviews a book gets.  When a book reaches 20 reader reviews, Amazon's computer starts recommending it.  The content of the reviews doesn't matter--only that the book got reviews.

THE DOOMSDAY VAULT has ten reader reviews so far.  Ten more will get Amazon to recommend it, just in time for THE IMPOSSIBLE CUBE to come out.  Here's where the contest comes in.

Go to Amazon and write a review for THE DOOMSDAY VAULT.  The link is here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Doomsday-Vault-Clockwork-Empire/dp/045146429X/  (If you don't have an Amazon account, you'll need to create one, but it's free with an email address.)  The review can be a simple, "I bought this book, and it's steampunk," or you can dissect endlessly.  You can shred the book, if you like, as long as you post a review.

(Please note: I'm not pushing for good reviews.  You won't hurt my feelings if you post a bad review or a short one.  Do be honest in whatever you say.  I definitely don't want to be accused of begging for good reviews. I stand by my work, in any case. Thanks!)

When you've posted a review, come back here and put a comment in letting me know which one is yours.  If you've already already reviewed it (thank you!), put a comment here to say which earlier review is yours.  Each reviewer will be entered in the contest.

Can we get ten reviews in ten days?  If we do, I'll choose one of the reviewers at random to receive the prize above.

(And if the winner wants to post a review of THE IMPOSSIBLE CUBE to start the cycle over again, well that would be awesome!)

Ten reviews in ten days with a prize at the end.  What could be better?


UPDATE #1
We have 14 reviews now. That's so great!

UPDATE #2
In the mail today, I got my author copies of THE IMPOSSIBLE CUBE. So instead of an ARC, the contest winner will receive an actual copy (unless the winner would =prefer= an ARC). Perfect timing!

Comments

( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
Stéphanie Leroux
Apr. 11th, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
I reviewed it 2 days ago!!
I reviewed it 2 days ago, and if you remember, I sent you the link to my Goodreads review. And I also reviewed it on Amazon, with the username Stephanie Leroux. I hope I can still qualify for your giveaway. I really want to read The Impossible Cube. And of course, I can guarantee you a review.

My review will also go live on tyngasreviews.com, on Sunday, just in time for the release of The Impossible Cube!
Stéphanie Leroux
Apr. 11th, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
Re: I reviewed it 2 days ago!!
And my email address is stephanieleroux (at) hotmail (dot) com
spiziks
Apr. 11th, 2012 01:38 am (UTC)
Re: I reviewed it 2 days ago!!
Awesome! You definitely qualify, Stephanie. Thanks!
fenlanddruid.wordpress.com
Apr. 11th, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
My very first Amazon review :)
My review, "An elegant and finely-crafted novel" just went live on Amazon.

Good luck getting the 20 reviews you need.
spiziks
Apr. 11th, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
Re: My very first Amazon review :)
Great!
mjgriffor
Apr. 11th, 2012 04:07 pm (UTC)
better late than never
OK. One late review posted on Amazon. I will try to be more timely in my review of the Impossible cube.

I’m also putting this review up on my blog at: http://novelsgroundup.wordpress.com/
spiziks
Apr. 14th, 2012 01:40 am (UTC)
Re: better late than never
We're on our way. Thank you!
raydon_12
Apr. 11th, 2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
Review posted as D.R.Larson. Loved the book and I'm really looking forward to The Impossible Cube!
spiziks
Apr. 11th, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
knightengale40
Apr. 14th, 2012 12:47 am (UTC)
Review posted as T. Keber.

I loved the book...I broke my 'no more than 5 dollar rule' for a Kindle version, but it was worth it!

Looking forward to the next one. Hope you make your 20 reviews.
spiziks
Apr. 14th, 2012 01:37 am (UTC)
Wonderful! Thanks!
pdkingsley
Apr. 15th, 2012 11:39 am (UTC)
If you like steampunk...
Hi Steven,
I don't normally review books on Amazon "If you like steampunk..."
http://www.amazon.com/review/R2EHCHY6PLLR1K/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=045146429X&nodeID=&tag=&linkCode=
but did enjoy The Doomsday Vault.

Looking forward to The Impossible Cube - send me a copy and I'll post a review ... after reading!

Cheers,
Paul
spiziks
Apr. 16th, 2012 01:21 pm (UTC)
Re: If you like steampunk...
Awesome. Thanks, Paul!
(Anonymous)
Apr. 15th, 2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
The Doomsday Vault Contest
My review was Samantha.1020 and was titled The Doomsday Vault (thoughts). I loved this book and can't wait to read the 2nd one. Great contest!
spiziks
Apr. 16th, 2012 01:20 pm (UTC)
Re: The Doomsday Vault Contest
Got it, Samantha! This is great!
Daniel Emery
Apr. 15th, 2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
Review
Just added a review. Thanks for writing!
spiziks
Apr. 16th, 2012 01:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Review
Thank you, Daniel! We're almost there.
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