Prizes: We’re changing things up a bit this year. Instead of giving away one grand prize at the end of the auction, we’re going to have weekly prizes. The person who places the highest number of bids will win the following:
Week 1: An iPad, an autographed advanced reading copy of my new novel, WHITE HEAT, which won’t be available at stores until July 27th, and a VIP invitation to me and MaryJanice Davidson’s my cyber launch party on Thursday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m.
CONGRATULATIONS TO LOUISE PLEDGE WHO PLACED 1352 BIDS TO WIN THE iPAD AND OTHER GOODIES.
Week 2: A Barnes & Noble Nook or Amazon Kindle and $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Certificate or $50 Amazon.com certificate (Winner’s choice of e-reader and accompanying gift certificate to match.)
Week 3: $100 Gift Certificate to Borders, $200 Gift Certificate to Macy’s and $100 Gift Certificate to Olive Garden
Week 4: A FAN 2011 Convention Package. This includes the price of the convention, $200 in travel money and a two-night stay aboard the Delta King. What is FAN 2011? It’s the annual reader celebration convention I throw with #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Christine Feehan. For more details about the one we just held, visit www.fanconvnetion.net.
To celebrate the auction, I’m currently giving away a trip for two to Curacoa on my web site. The prize includes air transportation from any major airport inside the US and a four-night stay at the brand new Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in the luxurious Santa Barbara Plantation between natural harbor Spanish Water and the romantic Caribbean. Enjoy beautiful white-sand beaches and spectacular sunsets, gourmet dining and a full service spa. Drawing will be held July 1st and winner will be notified by email. Enter at www.brendanovak.com.
I’m currently the featured author at a new and wonderful site called Books On The House. I tell you this because I’m giving away two $25 gift certificates to the auction. It’s just a simple drawing, no need to comment on a blog or anything. Visit www.booksonthehouse.com. Misa Ramirez, one of our fabulous category captains here at the auction, is giving away a $25 gift certificate via a sister site for kids www.booksonthehouse.com/kids .
The One Day Auction category has been stocked, but please keep an eye on this category as we will be adding more items all the time. This is the only category where items go up for auction and close ON THE SAME DAY. You can’t bid on something in this category until it opens and you should be ready when it closes to make sure you take it home. You will be billed for these items at the end of the auction along with the regular items.
The person who places the highest number of bids each week will be awarded a fabulous prize (the first week it’s an iPad as well as an Advanced Reading Copy of my new book, WHITE HEAT, due out July 27th). There will also be lots of other prizes given away via random drawings.
And we have something new this year for aspiring writers. It’s a writing contest that will be judged by New York Times Bestselling Authors. The winner will receive a 6-month mentoring package from me and guaranteed reads from my agent and editor.