Friday, August 09, 2013

Another book giveaway (What I did this summer)

While I was up in SLC vacationing this summer I stopped by Clark Planetarium and saw their new movie Dragons: Real Myths and Unreal Creatures. It’s an educational film, like all of the films at the planetarium, but the producer framed the information in a story to make it more interesting. (If you live in Utah, go see it!)

The premise  is that a teenage girl--who has always had nightmares about dragons to the point that it’s an obsession with her--goes to see a mysterious Dr. Alistair Conis about it. She hopes he can help her. They talk about the similarities found in dragon lore and wonder why so many different cultures all have dragon legends.

At one point in the movie, we even see an egg with an embryonic dragon inside which is reminiscent of the original Slayers cover.

In Slayers, Tori is a teenage girl who has always had nightmares about dragons to the point that it’s an obsession with her. She goes to Dragon Camp which is run by a mysterious Dr. Alistair Bartholomew. (Both of which, by the way, have unkempt gray hair.)  She hopes he can help her. They talk about the similarities found in dragon lore and wonder why so many different cultures all have dragon legends.

I figured the similarities the movie had to my book was either one of those wild coincidences or the writer, Marc  Fafard was a fan. I found him on facebook, wrote to him and told him that I enjoyed his movie and said that I had a series out with a similar premise. I offered him a signed copy.
So it turns out he’s a really nice guy. And the similarities were just one of those weird coincidences that sometimes happen in the business. (Great minds think alike, and all of that.) We may do some cross promotion in the future. Here's the trailer for the movie. Really, it could almost double as a book trailer for Slayers--and has way cooler graphics than any book trailer I'll ever be able to do. You can watch it here:

 In the spirit of cross promotion I'm giving away five copies of Slayers this week (If you already have Slayers, I'll substitute one of the titles that I currently have a lot of in my closet: Erasing Time; My Fair Godmother; How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-boyfriend; My Double Life; Fame, Glory, and Other Things on My To Do List, or Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Free Throws)

I'll give one chance if you like the Dragons film facebook page, a chance if you follow Dragons on Twitter, a chance if you follow CJ Hill on Twitter, and a chance if you like CJ Hill's facebook fan page.  The links are bellow. Let me know what you've done in the comments section.  Good luck!

DragonsTheFilm on facebook

Dragons on twitter

CJ Hill fan page

CJ Hill twitter


Tiana Smith said...

Fun trailer, and I agree - there are a lot of similarities! Crazy how that happens :) I followed them on Twitter (I don't have FB, otherwise I would have done that too. I wasn't trying to shun you, just so you know!)

Gaby S. said...

I follow you on twitter and FB now :) I'd love to win a copy of Erasing Time, since I already have Slayers!

Emily M said...

I already followed you on Twitter, then I liked your page on Facebook, then I liked the Dragon Movie on Facebook and followed them on Twitter. I would LOVE a copy of Slayers!

lori said...

I liked both facebook pages and follow/now follow both on twitter. I have Slayers and love it, but don't have Erasing Time yet.

Allerednic said...

I liked both the Facebook pages :)

Tamera Westhoff said...

I liked both of the Facebook pages! I probably like you on twitter, but I haven't figured out twitter on my phone yet!

Erica said...

Is there some secret, dragony meaning behind Alistair? Or did you both pick it because it's a cool name?
I follow you on twitter and I liked both facebook pages.

Janette Rallison said...

Thanks guys!

I used the name Alistair because it means: Defender of the people--and because it sounds like a professor of Medieval Studies could have it. But apparently it has a dragon vibe to it.

1110cg said...

I liked both facebook pages :)

Sounds like a great book!

Alyssa said...

I already followed you on Twitter, and I've just liked your page on Facebook, the Dragon Movie on Facebook and followed the Dragon Movie on Twitter. I've already got a copy of Slayers and love it! But I still haven't read Erasing Time yet!

Beedubbs said...

It's times like these that I hate my dad for not letting me get a Facebook or a twitter. I mean, he doesn't even know I blog-hence the weird name I blog under. (shh! It's a secret!)

Now I have one pathetic chance! But I will pray that it will be enough!

But at least that trailer was satisfying. Pretty graphics = happy me. :)

Katie W said...

I follow on FB and Twitter. Thanks for the contest!! I can't wait to read the new book!!

Jessica said...

I love contests! I follow on twitter.

Judy said...

I followed you on Twitter, liked your page on Facebook, then I liked the Dragon Movie on Facebook and followed them on Twitter. I would LOVE a copy of Slayers so I can finally read it! I have loved each of the books that I've read of yours so far and own at least nine of them. Please pick me!

Joanna said...

I followed both facebook pages and followed you and the dragon movie on twitter! I love all of your books and would LOVE a copy of Slayers!!!!

Jessie Clark said...

That is a funny coincidence. Now I wish I still lived in Utah so I could see Dragons. I did the two on Facebook. I don't have Twitter :)

Lolawid said...

Following Dragon movie and CJ Hill on Facebook, and CJ Hill on Twitter. Thanks!!

Denise Gary said...

I am following all four (as KNTR on Twitter). Does crossing fingers count as a fifth entry?

Breanna said...

I would love a copy of Slayers. :) I liked both Facebook pages

Rachel Q said...

I'm a twitter follower!

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I just founded your blog through Google. And thanks its just awesome.

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