On the ACFW loop recently, a dog trainer mentioned that she determined her characters’ personalities by deciding what breed they’d be if they were dogs. I loved the idea. I don’t know that much about dog breeds–but I do know a little about horse breeds. I spent some time searching through cyberspace for pictures of horses I thought represented the primary cast of Give the Lady a Ride. I came up with some goodies! Believe it or not, the whole rigamarole led me to an idea of how celebrate my birthday and Give the Lady a Ride’s first anniversary in March. I’ve got a wicked plan–and it all starts today, since it’s my birthday.
Twenty-Nine Day Promotional Giveaway!
Yep, that’s right. My giveaway is corralled among the horses, so for you to play, you need to see what I found for my characters:
I loved these shots! They personified my characters perfectly, don’t you think?
So what do these have to do with my birthday and the book’s anniversary? I’m holding a giveaway from now until March 11, Ride’s debut date, with prize announcements every Saturday (hence this Saturday post). I’ll be giving away so many gift certificates, I can’t even count ’em right now–primarily because I haven’t finished setting it up. As I’ve been saying in one way or another this week, all my plans to have this set up ahead of time have bit the dust for one reason or another, so, yeah, I’m scrambling.
Here are the rules:
Whether here or on other blogs where I am a guest (which I’ll announce here), I’m going to slip in a reference to one of these horses. The prizes will be awarded from a drawing of those who leave a comment including the name of the character the horse represents. For example: If I mention “working like a draft horse” in a post about editing, the eligible comment will include “Chance Davis.”
Prizes will include gift certificates to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bath and Body Works, and Olive Garden Restaurant, and will be announced every Saturday, with the first announcement on February 18th, and the final announcement on Sunday, March 11. Winners will be able to choose prize which they’d like.
Each post I write will include a link back to this one so everyone will have access to the rules. What do you say–do want to play?