Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Slayers: Friends and Traitors give-away

I just got an ARC for Slayers: Friends and Traitors. I am very excited about this fact, even if it does mean that I have to learn how to spell traitors. (I keep trying to spell it with an er instead of the or. What is up with that anyway? We've got dancer, fighter, officer, and three thousand other job descriptions that end in er, but traitor is spelled with an o. Whoever created English spelling should be smacked.)

Anyway, because I know so many of you are anxious to read the next Slayers installment, I'm doing a give-away.  I need to add a disclaimer though. An ARC (advance reading copy) isn't the finished book. It's made of the galleys which is the copy before the last changes. Usually there are a few mistakes and typos in the ARCs. In this ARC there are a lot. I have a character crimple to the ground. Instead of going somewhere, at one point someone is soing somewhere. And it looks like I pretty much sprinkled commas randomly through the manuscript. Stuff like that. So keep in mind that the final copy (knock on wood) will be much cleaner.

I'm doing things a bit different for this give-away. Usually I choose someone from the comments. I just started tweeting as CJ Hill though, and I need followers so my publisher doesn't think I'm friendless. So at the end of the week, I'm going to choose one of my CJ Hill followers and I'll send them the ARC.

To find me on twitter, look for authorCJHill

Good luck!

11 comments:

Marissa said...

I have this inexplicable resistance to getting a Twitter account, so I guess I'll be waiting for the final version. Sorry.

Tiana Smith said...

Oooh! So exciting. I followed on Twitter. And I LOVE the cover :)

Dena BooksforKids said...

I love this cover! I followed on twitter, and I tweeted. :)

Janette Rallison said...

Marissa, I totally understand. I wouldn't be doing any of this techno-stuff if my publishers didn't make me. I've been surprised that I actually think it's fun. I'll be doing an extensive book give-away in October (or maybe sooner, depending on when the actual release date is--they still haven't told me.)

Tiana, Glad you like it!

Dena, Thanks, and thanks!

Eliza said...

Following you on twitter now!

Sabrina E. said...

Hi! I don't have a Twitter account either...I'll just wait! But I did want to ask: will we be getting a sneak peek for S:FaT(haha...) at all these next few months?
Oh, and even though this isn't Erasing Time...I was wondering if the second book for that will be coming out in September?
Thanks! Super excited for your books to come out.

Sierra said...

awww sad, I don't have a twitter either. Oh well, I'm still dying for this book :) I agree, why are words like traitor and doctor so weird????? :(

Nicole Law said...

So....I just finished reading Slayers......and WOW. Seriously WOW! I could NOT put it down!! It is AMAZING and it seriously makes me wish dragons were real. You are an AMAZING author and it's my goal to read all of your books this summer! I love them! I'm obsessed. You are by far my favorite author of all time! I can't wait for the sequel! :D

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Rachel Q said...

I'm not great with grammar, but I'm guessing traitor is not spelled "traiter" because it doesn't have anything to do with the noun "trait". Dancer is one who dances and officer is one who performs the duties of a certain office, so it sounds like traiter would have something to do with traits, which wouldn't make sense. But, since as you say, English doesn't often make sense, it could have very well been -er anyway.

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