Monday, September 28, 2009

A Chase Around the USA Contest

NOTE: FIRST LEG OF THE CHASE HAS ENDED - a winner has been drawn! But check back for more stops where you'll have other chances to enter.


Rules to be posted throughout the chase:

CHASING BROOKLYN by Lisa Schroeder will be released January 5, 2010. Due to publishers cutting back, ARCs are not as plentiful these days. BUT, Lisa has one ARC that she's sending out on a multi-state tour, and she will be trying to chase it down as it goes from reader to reader.

If you would like to read CHASING BROOKLYN, add your name to the comments below. One name will be randomly drawn 24 hours from the date and time of this blog post, and the winner will be contacted via e-mail (please leave your e-mail address in your comment). Not only will the winner get to read CHASING BROOKLYN before it hits the shelves, but each winner will receive a $10.00 gift card from the bookstore of his/her choice from Lisa. If Lisa guesses what state the winner lives in before the state is revealed to her, that amount doubles to $20.00!

Participants in the Chase Around the USA have 5 responsibilities. If you don’t think you can meet these responsibilities, please, PLEASE do NOT volunteer to be a part of the chase.

1) READ - CHASING BROOKLYN within 7 days of receiving it. If you can read it sooner, even better!

2) Take a photo of ONE word - about the book, to describe the book, something in the book that’s important, etc. How do you show us your word? Be creative! Write on paper, on a t-shirt, in the sand, on the wall, in cereal – the possibilities are endless! Please TRY TO INCLUDE THE ARC IN THE PHOTO SOMEHOW. The only requirement is that it cannot be something negative. Of course some people may not like the book. But Lisa plans to use these pictures in a special way when the chase is over, so positive is best. If you don’t like the book, simply pick a word that shares the tone of the book, describes a character, etc. (By participating in this contest, you agree to e-mail the photo to Lisa for her to use as she chooses.)

3) Post the ONE WORD photo on your blog - along with a picture of the CHASING BROOKLYN cover and these rules, and hold another contest just like this one, drawing a name within 24 hours of the blog post. Do what you can (tweet, facebook, etc) to point people to your blog about the contest.

4) Post a comment on Lisa Schroeder's blog - that you've held the contest and drawn the next blogger's name (without revealing the name) to receive the ARC. Lisa will then try to CHASE the ARC down by posting a guess on her blog of what state the ARC will go to next. Once Lisa's blog post goes up with the guess, the current holder of the ARC will post the new winner's name and the state he/she lives in on his/her blog. If Lisa guesses the correct state, the next recipient of the ARC receives a $20.00 gift card to the bookstore of his/her choice!!

5) Mail the ARC - to the winner IMMEDIATELY after receiving the winner's address, so the book can get into as many hands as possible. Lisa is hoping for at least 7-8 stops on the chase, but that will only happen if people get the book read and sent off quickly. Use the flat shipping rate envelopes at the post office for a low price and speedy delivery! Whoever has the book on the release date of 1/5 will mail the book back to Lisa. Please feel free to write notes in the ARC for Lisa to read when the book is returned to her.

At the end of chase across the USA, Lisa will draw three names from the bloggers who participated in the chase to receive FREE signed copies of one of her books - I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME, FAR FROM YOU or CHASING BROOKLYN.

Finally, the blogger who has the most creative one word photo (judged by three teens in Lisa's neighborhood) gets a signed copy of FLASH BURNOUT by L.K. Madigan, a signed copy of LIPS TOUCH by Laini Taylor, and a copy of CRASH INTO ME by Albert Borris.

Ready? Set? Go! Let the chase begin!!


  1. Fun idea! Count me in...

    newport2newport AT gmail DOT com

  2. OH! Count me in …. PLEASE! I would not have any problem handling my shipping cost, return the copy and sending it to the next blogger.


    Michelle Flores

  3. I would love to participate!

    I'm also Ohio and can handle the shipping.
    s.j.kessel.writes [at] gmail [dot] com

  4. This sounds like fun...

    susan at readspace dot net

  5. Reading and photography, 2 of my favorite things :)

    I'd love to join the chase!

    tiffemerick @

  6. How fun -- I'm definitely in :)

    reprehn at comcast dot net

  7. This is so exciting!

  8. Enter me though you know where I live. :)

  9. And so the chase begins ;)


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  11. This sounds like great fun! I'd definitely love to be involved.

  12. I'm so glad you decided to do this! It looks like it will be lots of fun and I hope I win a chance at some point to take part in the chase.

    I did a little promotion for you on my blogs. ;-)

  13. That sounds like such a fun idea. Count me in!

  14. Definitely count me in!


  15. I'm not in the states, Lisa, or I'd love to join your chase! What a great idea!

  16. Great contest idea! I'd love to participate!

  17. Fabulous idea :)

    jlguerrasio AT gmail DOT com

  18. Me too! Me too!

    (Very clever idea, by the way!)


  19. Great idea! Please count me in.

  20. Sounds like fun!

  21. This sounds like a lot of fun! Please include me!

  22. Yay! I'd love to be a part of this!


  23. Fun, fun, fun! I'm in.

    Jenny Martin

  24. oooh festive!! I like. :D Would love to participate. ^^

    khyrinthia at gmail dot com

  25. This is really creative! I'd love to participate! Thanks!

  26. Yes! This is too much fun.

    twonickelsoradime (at) gmail

  27. Great Idea! I would love to participate.


  28. Sounds fun. Here's my email:

  29. Thins sounds like fun! Count me in!


  30. This sounds sooo cool, i would love to participate.
    None of the shipping would be a problem, and now that I am getting the handle of school again, I'm a pretty fast reader. :)


  31. This sounds like a lot of fun, count me in


  32. Sounds like a lot of fun. Count me in!