quIRK #SanityVacuum Contest Hop

Sanity Vacuum is coming soon (tomorrow!) and I’m announcing a blog hop. But first, I’m going to give a big shout-out thank you to Courtney Worth Young for not only helping me set this up, but donating part of the prize! Also, she’s helping me host a super-cool twitter party (details at bottom).

The rules are simple: you need to answer the following question on your blog, and sign up for the linky so I can find it:

Q: If you could ask a quIRK, the supercomputer, ANY QUESTION in the universe, what would it be? Why?

The prize:

  1. A gifted copy of Sanity Vacuum, donated by Courtney
  2. The winning question will appear in book two of The ABACUS Protocol, The Pandora Machine.

Happy Hopping! The contest will run through December 12 and the winner will be announced on Monday December 17th. Good luck all!

 

WE WILL BE PARTYING ON TWITTER DEC 6, 2012 FROM 8:00pm – 11:00pm EST using the hashtag #sanityvacuum. Prizes will be given to random participants every 30 minutes! Make sure to join us! I recommend using Tweetchat to keep up with the conversation. It’s simple, free, and you won’t miss a second of the Q&A, revelry or debauchery.

The Coffin Hop ends, and here are the winning entries!

The Coffin Hop came and went. Great zombie limericks were written. Unfortunately, pneumonia kept me from being as interactive and active in the Hop as I had hoped to be, but there’s always next time.

Now, for the three winners, and their winning entries!

A. F. Stewart – I love pork, and this made me giggle.

There once was a zombie from Cork
 who ate all his brains with a fork.
 He stabbed them with zeal
 gladly munching his meal
 claiming it tasted like pork.

Kathryn Anne Merkel – Zombies… named Clyde! Bonus points for the word ghoul. I should be more inclusive with respect to undead nomenclature.

I once met a zombie named Clyde
 Who had very recently died
 Not your average ghoul
 He’s really quite cool
 As long as you’re not his new bride.

Rob Smales – It’s a story, told with limericks! How can I resist!

There once was a Zombie named Stan,
 With a very intricate plan.
 He would lie in the dirt,
 And pretend to be hurt,
 And then munch every help-giving man.
But true foresight his plan did lack,
 When he lay in the great muddy track.
 The old lady was blind,
 and it was poorly timed,
 She crushed him with her Pontiac.
Then more traffic came on the double,
 And Stan was in terrible trouble.
 His luck was quite sour,
 He’d chosen Rush Hour,
 Now Stan’s nothing but a Blood Puddle!

Many thanks to all who participated! Stay tuned for another blog post, and some blog redecorating later today, after I begin my NaNoWriMo journey.

The Coffin Hop – A Zombie Bedtime Stories Contest!

Halloween is here. I originally wanted to make a maniacal video of myself hacking apart a pumpkin with a hatchet in my kitchen.

Unfortunately for us all, my boyfriend vetoed my brilliant plan. Thus, I am instead joining the Halloween Coffin Hop, and featuring a contest just for you, my beloved readers. Do check out the featured 99+ sites, because there’s lots of great contests and talent out there!

Now, for the gory details!

1) HAVE A SPOOKY FUN TIME!

2) INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND SPREAD THE WORD!

3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, October 24, 2011 at Midnight (PST)

THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, October 31, 2011 at Midnight (PST)

Winners will be drawn and posted November 1, 2011

4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY SITE’S CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!

5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL SITES IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. THE MORE SITES YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES.

6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE A SPOOKY FUN TIME?

***Authors have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this tour is subject to these rules***

Then, the Prizes:

The three selected winners will win copies of the first two Zombie Bedtime Stories, Locked In and Locked Out.

Now for my house rules:

  1. Like me on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter (Preferably both, but I’m not picky!) If one of these is against your Internet religion, subscribe to my blog instead.
  2. In the comments, post a zombie-themed limerick.

Now, to get things started, I will go first!

I met a handsome dead fellow
His disposition was quite mellow
His return to life
Caused much strife
And I was found dead in a meadow

Okay. Anything you have has to be better than that, so fire away! Check out the other sites and have fun (the most important part.)