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To celebrate the Bram Stoker Award nomination for FROZEN BLOOD, I’ve decided to run a contest to say thank you to everyone who has helped to spread the word about my first novel.




Buy FROZEN BLOOD, write a review and/or do any number of other small “acts”, and win cool, rare and valuable stuff!




-Grand Prize: A one-of-a-kind signature sheet (with the cover images of every nominated work) I had made for this year’s Stoker Weekend, signed in silver marker by all of the attending nominees (Gary Braunbeck, Nate Kenyon, Gregory Lamberson (twice), Lisa Mannetti, Michael McCarty (twice), David Oppegaard, Joel A. Sutherland, John R. Little, Weston Ochse, Gene O’Neill, Scott Edelman, Bill Breedlove, R. J. Cavender, Vince A. Liaguno, Chad Helder, Jeff Strand, Lisa Morton, Del Howison and Corrine De Winter). Here’s a low-res scanned image of the sig sheet so you can see what it looks like:


It’s sure to become a valuable collector’s item -- plus, it’s really damn cool!


-A copy of FRIED! FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATHS, signed by the co-editor, Colleen Morris, and myself.


-A rare signed copy of my illustrated storybook, THE TEDDY BEARS OF TOMORROW.


-ALIEN LEGACY DVD box set (the first four films) - brand new




-M:I-2 DVD - brand new


-X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE DVD (the good one) - brand new


-Bonus: Every so often throughout July and August, a mystery prize will be randomly drawn for anyone who has a minimum of 5 POINTS at that time. This will not affect the final draw - you can still win one of the main prizes if you win one or more of the bonus prizes.




It’s quite simple, but if anything is unclear, don’t hesitate to ask for clarification.

Points will be awarded for various acts, such as purchasing a copy of the book and writing an Amazon review. Once the contest has closed, points will be tallied and tickets awarded accordingly. If twenty people enter the contest, the person with the most amount of points will be awarded twenty tickets, the person with the second most will be awarded nineteen, etc. Tickets will then be randomly drawn to determine the winners. Everyone has a chance of winning a prize, but the more tickets you receive, the better your odds.


Although some acts will be verifiable (reviews), others will be on the honour system (purchases). However, if in doubt, I may ask for some sort of proof before awarding the points.


Please email me with a list of all the acts you have completed. You may email me multiple times (don’t wait until you have a final tally at the end of the contest, or you will miss out on the chance to win the bonus prizes). Send all emails to sutherlandjoel [at] yahoo [dot] ca, with “FROZEN BLOOD CONTEST” in the Subject line.




-Purchase a copy of FROZEN BLOOD. If you purchased a copy before the contest, don’t worry, it still counts (but email me just to make sure I count it). 50 POINTS


-Post a review of the novel on any Amazon site (.com, .ca, .co.uk, etc.), or on any other applicable website (the options are endless -- if in doubt, ask me!). 25 POINTS PER REVIEW (feel free to post the same review on multiple sites for extra points)


-Add a tag on any Amazon site. 1 POINT PER TAG (no limit)


-Add it to a Listmania! list on Amazon.com. 10 POINTS PER LIST (click on this link for more information)


-Write an Amapedia entry on Amazon.com. 15 POINTS (click on this link for more information)


-Write a post about this contest and link to it on your blog (Myspace, LiveJournal, personal website, etc.), or on your Facebook page. 5 POINTS PER POST (but only one post per blog/site)


-Go to a public library and suggest that they purchase a copy of FROZEN BLOOD (give them a printout from the book’s Amazon.com page with the ISBN). It doesn’t matter whether or not the library decides to purchase it. Feel free to make the same suggestion at different libraries. 25 POINTS PER SUGGESTION








August 31, 2009


Thanks so much for participating in this contest, but most of all, thanks so much for reading FROZEN BLOOD!


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 24th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
Congrats on your nomination :)
Jun. 24th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks Jon! I should have mentioned that it's an honour just to be nominated, because it absolutely is.
Jun. 24th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
I hope you win next time.
Jun. 24th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
You and me both, buddy. ;)
Jun. 24th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
Is Stephen King's Autograph Included?
After Sunset by Stephen King was on the list so I was wondering if you happened to pin him down for an autograph?

Seriously, Joel congrats brother on making it so far with your first novel.

Jun. 25th, 2009 02:08 am (UTC)
Re: Is Stephen King's Autograph Included?
No, but a guy by the name of Stephen Kling was there (no kidding). I briefly considered getting him to sign it. Maybe I should have...

Thanks, Dale!
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