Joseph howled. He shed his jeans jacket and shirt. And then he changed.
He had always shielded me from seeing him shift. I mean, I had seen him do it in his battle with Loki in the time-out-of-time. But those were spirit shifts, if you will; no actual human body was involved. Body parts just sort of melted and reformed there.
But here in the real world, it was real, and it looked painful.
-- from Fissured
In celebration of the new book -- and because, as you know, this year's winter solstice is a Very Big Deal in the Pipe Woman Chronicles -- I'm going to run a contest every week for the next three weeks. The prizes will get bigger as the month goes on, with a grand prize in the final week. (Not to say the Cosmic Coyote pin isn't cool. By the way, the pin looks huge in the box below, but in real life, it's two inches square.)
Um, well, I don't know what else to say here. Hope you enjoy Tapped (and if you do, please go back to where you bought it and leave me a review -- thanks, you rock!), check out the contest rules below, and good luck!
* Alert readers of the Smashwords version of Tapped will find a link at the very end of the book to the first two chapters of Gravid: Book Four of the Pipe Woman Chronicles. I'm providing these chapters with some misgivings. First, Gravid was my NaNo project this year, so this is only a first draft and may change (a little or a lot!) by the time the book is published in the spring. Second, there is a major Tapped spoiler, right up front, that I could not take out. Sooo...if you should decide to read the sneak peek on Smashwords before you read Tapped, don't come crying to me that it ruined Tapped for you. Okay? Okay. Just so we're clear.
The Rules (sorry, gotta have 'em):
- Friends and family may definitely enter.
- Winners from my previous contest may win again. However, winners from previous weeks in *this* contest may not win *this* contest again.
- If there is no winner one week, the prize(s) will be added to the following week's contest. I am getting this stuff out of my house, one way or the other.
- As always, the judge's decisions are arbitrary, capricious, and final.
These moments of celebratory blogginess are brought to you, as a public service, by Lynne Cantwell.