Friday, June 25, 2010, 11:14 PM
All right, people, the time has come. We're a little over a week away (time flies!) from the release of my third Forgotten Realms novel, Unbroken Chain. I've said before that I'm incredibly excited about the release of this novel. I think it's my strongest work to date, and it not only gave me the chance to explore the shadar-kai, one of the most challenging races I've ever come across in the Realms, but it led me to create Ashok, a protagonist that I'm in love with, and I hope my readers will love him too.
It's been a tradition ever since the release of my first novel to celebrate with a themed contest. Last time it was movie quotes, and this year the theme is music. I listened to a lot of music while writing Unbroken Chain, but music has always been a part of my writing experience. The right battle music inspires a blood-pumping fight scene, and a well-placed ballad can open up unexpected windows into a character's emotions. And let's face it, in life, don't we all wish we had our own theme music we could call up when we needed it most?
In the spirit of that, my contest is this: I want to know your theme song. To enter, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and what song best represents you. The contest will be open from now until July 6, 2010, at which time I will put all the entries into Jaleigh's Magical Gardening Hat and draw two winners. The first place winner will receive a signed copy of Unbroken Chain and an itunes gift certificate. The second place winner will receive a signed copy of Unbroken Chain. As with all previous contests, the theme is just for fun, so if you don't want to tell me your theme song, just send me your name and you'll be entered in the drawing. And if you aren't one of the winners but are still interested in a signed copy of Unbroken Chain or any of my other novels, you can visit my website at jaleighjohnson.com for details on how to get a signed bookplate.
Remember, the deadline to enter is July 6, 2010. Good luck!