So far, we’ve been dabbling around in the shallows of the Giveaway Pool, but now it’s time to bring out the big guns. (And also time to mix our metaphors, apparently.)
I have three finished copies of The Space Between. They’re right here:
And I will be giving them to you!
Now, to make up for all the times I’ve limited my giveaways to the US, one of these copies will be International Only. I’ve never tried this before, so it’s going to be . . . an experiment. I’ll tell you more down in the rules section.
So, for the first contest, we started simple. I asked you to pick a personal theme song. The next time, I asked you to talk about some trinket or memento that seemed trivial, but which held personal significance for you.
Now, I’m going to ask you to do something harder.
One of the overarching themes of The Space Between centers around helping people who just aren’t in a position to help themselves. I know that might sound a little strange, considering that this is a book about demons, but bear with me. Daphne isn’t your typical demon—and we might even go so far as to consider the question, what is a typical demon, anyway? I’m not saying I have an answer, I’m just saying that I firmly believe everyone has the capacity to do some good if they choose to.
So, for this week’s contest, I’d like to hear about a time that someone helped you, and they didn’t have to. Or a time that you helped someone because you could just tell that they needed it. Basically, I want to know about good samaritans—people who’ve gone out of their way to make a difference simply by doing what they could.
I realize that this is more complicated than either of my previous assignments. Your answer might not fit conveniently on Twitter, but if you can wrangle it, more power to you!
What I want you to do:
- On your blog/Facebook/Tumblr (Twitter if it fits), tell me a story about helping. As usual, it can be anything—something small or big or absolutely crucial. Minor or lifesaving, I don’t care, as long as it’s you. (Here is a secret: sometimes, minor and crucial are actually the same thing.)
- When telling your story, include a link back to the contest so that other people can share their stories.
- Comment on this post and tell me where I can see your answer. You guys do a really good job of making things easy on me, but there’s always a few. So, to reiterate—if you link to Facebook or Twitter and I can’t see it (yes, I know you already know what happens but I’ll say it anyway), your name doesn’t go in the randomizer.*
- International Friends: Please note your Official International Status in your comment below, and I’ll enter you into a separate pool for the International-Only book!
- Do this before midnight Eastern time on Sunday, October 23rd. (Six days—Ready, set, go!)
I’ll announce winners next Monday, but until then, I look forward to hearing your stories!
*I’m not even going to apologize for being mean anymore. Please, just do the thing so it works . . . and stuff.