The conceit behind HAUNTED is a contest of sorts (“Can YOU spend three nights in a haunted house for $1M?”), so…why not a contest for the book launch?
I’ve printed five copies of this exclusive map of the severely haunted Tansky House. That’s all I’m making. I’m keeping one, I’m giving two away to friends who helped me create these maps, and I’m giving two away…to YOU!
The contests are being run on social media; one poster given away to Twitter followers and one given away to Facebook fans. So, follow the Click Your Poison official Twitter account or go like the Facebook page to see the full rules on how to win.
Here’s what the poster will look like on your wall. Good luck, everyone!
Have YOU started your new career as a secret agent?
As part of the fun, I have two contests running right now. In case you missed the original announcements — here is your reminder!
Contest #1 — Earn a Cameo in a future book!
Passphase: “Sharing is Caring.”
This contest is running over on social media and is all about spreading the word. Want to see your name in print in a future book? Well, if you’re someone who resides in the book of faces or chirps like a bird, head over to Facebook or Twitter and join in the fun!
Contest #2 — Get an exclusive enamel pin!
Code word: “Deep-cover”
I had these beautiful lapel pins made (or backpack pins or cushion pins or…) and I want to give them to you! This month is also my birthday, and I’m giving a gift to my loyal fans. The video below illustrates how you get one of your own (while also showing off Click Your Poison book covers throughout the years), but here’s the short version:
There are secret references to each Click Your Poison book lurking within the pages of SPIED. Your mission is to discover this intel: characters, places, events referenced. If you can find any of the references (to INFECTED, MURDERED, SUPERPOWERED, PATHOGENS, or MAROONED) during the month of February — I will send you a pin as your reward.
We had 23 players this year (counting me). Thanks for playing! Unfortunately (for me), I didn’t learn my lesson, and ended up with two winners. James, remember a tie-breaker question for next year! This…is awkward…
If you look closer…
Must have been a duplicate card. Guess I’m getting a new accounting firm for next year! For my Grand Prize winners, unlike the Best Picture winners, you each get a prize.
In all seriousness, though, I feel awful that these two groups had a once-in-a-lifetime bucket list experience tarnished by a silly mistake. Not to mention the poor Matt Damon lookalike with the briefcase. Wouldn’t want to be that guy right about now.
And from the results, you all were just as surprised. With 23 entries, no one picked Moonlight for Best Picture!
That’s it for 2017’s contest. All participants should have received an email with your results. See you next year!
Did you watch the show? How many winners did you manage to see this year?
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We’re a month out from the SUPERPOWERED release, and to celebrate my third “gamebook” in the Click Your Poison series, I’m giving away three signed copies of each book, anywhere in the world. Each book is a standalone title, so there’s no need to read them sequentially. But hurry, this contest ends soon.
Click below to enter each raffle:
INFECTED — Will YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? [Ends midnight, 10 April]
MURDERED— Can YOU Solve the Mystery? [Ends midnight, 25 April]
SUPERPOWERED— Are YOU a Hero or a Villain? [Ends midnight, 10 May]
Add your opinion in the comments below. And don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe!
Here are my picks. Winners will be announced early next week. Good luck to everyone!
Best Picture (3 pts): The Imitation Game
Directing (2 pts): Boyhood
Original Screenplay (2 pts): The Grand Budapest Hotel
Adapted Screenplay (2 pts): The Theory of Everything
Leading Actor (2 pts): Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
Leading Actress (2 pts): Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Supporting Actor (2 pts): J. K. Simmons – Whiplash
Supporting Actress (2 pts): Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Production Design (1 pt): Interstellar
Documentary Feature (1 pt): Last Days in Vietnam
Documentary Short(1 pt): Crisis Hotline – Veterans Press 1
Animated Short(1 pt): Feast
Live Action Short Film (1 pt): Parvaneh
Foreign Language Film (1 pt): Ida – Poland
Animated Feature (1 pt): Big Hero 6
Film Editing (1 pt): Boyhood
Sound Editing (1 pt): Interstellar
Sound Mixing (1 pt): Interstellar
Cinematography (1 pt): Birdman
Visual Effects (1 pt): Interstellar
Costume Design (1 pt): Maleficent
Makeup and Hairstyling (1 pt): Foxcatcher
Original Score (1 pt): The Theory of Everything
Original Song (1 pt): “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie
As is my tradition, I’m hosting a friendly Oscar competition. Friendly in that I don’t get anything if I win, but if you beat my predictions for the 2015 Academy Awards, I’ll gift you or a friend an e-copy of a Click Your Poison book. The highest scoring participant also gets a $10 giftcard to Amazon.com.
All you have to do is fill out the form below before showtime on Feb 22nd (I’ll post mine online before then too) to qualify.
The complete list of the nominees can be found here.
If I messed something up, please let me know in the comments.
Don’t forget to comment, like, subscribe, and share!
I love movies. If you put a gun to my head and told me to choose between movies and books, I’d probably tell you to just go ahead and shoot me.*
*(NOTE: If I ever get famous enough to have rabid, crazy fans, please do not track me down to try the aforementioned hypothetical.)
If you’re like me, you’ve got your predictions. Come March 2nd, you’ll be around a TV, computer, or projector watching the Tinseltown’s big night.
So why not make it interesting? Standing offer: If you can beat me at predicting this year’s winners, I’ll gift you (or a friend) a free copy of either one of my Click Your Poison ebooks. I’ll post my picks just before the event starts, so please send me your own choices before that to qualify. All you have to do is fill out the form below.
The complete list of the nominees (with trailers!) are here.