What Stace had to say on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Blog Hop Begins! Contest updates!

One week to go!

Another new review, from Addicted2Heroines (Five Stars!):

In this fourth installment to the Downside Ghosts series, Stacia Kane takes us on a dark, sometimes disturbing, yet always fascinating, journey through Downside, Triumph City with drug-addicted Churchwitch Chess Putnam. Fans of this series have waited a long time since City of Ghosts was released in August 2010, and Stacia Kane delivers in spades. Returning to Downside is like coming home (minus the slums and drugs and whatnot). Stacia Kane is a masterful writer and proves it once again in Sacrificial Magic.

Today I start “officially” participating in the Goodreads Q&A Group! There are already some great discussions happening there, and I’d love to see more, so please do sign up and come chat!


Our contest is beginning!

It starts TODAY, Tuesday the 20th, and I have a fantastic prize or two in store. Especially the grand prize, which is this:

And THAT is Chess’s pillbox made into a locket, designed by jewelry designer extraordinaire Janet Cadsawan at Cadsawan Jewelry!

The necklace (including 26″ chain) will retail for $48. Pre-orders have opened on the Cadsawan website today! and will start shipping on SACRIFICIAL MAGIC’s release date.

I hope you all love it like I do, and of course I hope you all order one, but this is your chance to get one for free.

I’ll be doing a random drawing for one on April 3rd; one week after SM’s release date. (I will also give away two signed copies of SM, so there’ll be three winners in all.)

You can enter as many times as you want, and here’s how:

Have you pre-ordered SACRIFICIAL MAGIC, in any format, from any retailer? Forward your receipt to DownsideArmy AT gmail, and you get 2 entries!
Are you planning to buy SACRIFICIAL MAGIC in the first week of release (since that’s when the contest runs)? Do so, and forward the receipt–either by forwarding the email or scanning the actual paper receipt to the DA address, and that is also 2 entries!
Tweet about the book, using the tag #sacrificialmagic: 1 entry per tweet
Blog about the book: 2 entries
Mention the book on Facebook*: 1 entry
Change your Facebook avatar/image to SACRIFICIAL MAGIC’s cover: 1 entry per day the avatar is up*
Change your Twitter Avatar/image to SACRIFICIAL MAGIC’s cover: same, 1 entry per day*

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you’re changing your avatars, please @ me, or send me a link, or comment on one of my Facebook posts, so I know you’ve done it! If you’re tweeting/blogging/FBing and also forwarding me receipts, please include your info (as in Twitter handle etc.) so I know who you are and can keep all of your entries in one place (i.e. if I get a receipt from Jane Doe but Jane tweets as BookLover, I don’t necessarily know you’re the same person)! If you blog about the book please send me a link, or @ me with it or use the tag. I don’t want anyone to miss out on entries. Once I know you’ve changed your av I’ll check your link every day, so you don’t need to update me, but I do need to know you’ve done it.

This contest is WORLDWIDE, although do keep in mind that SM won’t be released in the UK/IRE/AU until May and I’ll be doing another contest at that point, so…

Also, the Stacey & Stacia Blog Hop begins today! Check out this chat with Stacey and I here at Addicted2Heroines.

More info and links here at Goldilox and the Three Weres.

And a bunch more info about the giveaway here at Miss Vain’s Paranormal Fantasy.

I think that’s it for today. Really starting to freak out!

17 comments to “Blog Hop Begins! Contest updates!”

  1. Meaky
    · March 20th, 2012 at 6:03 am · Link

    I’m SOO excited…. Thanks for doing an aweosme contest 😀

  2. Miss Bliss
    · March 20th, 2012 at 9:18 am · Link

    Hey Downside Army folks…just a note here:

    I’ve written an email to Blackstone Audio to let them know that I really wish they would consider continuing with the Downside series. It seems that the audio sales for the first three books weren’t quite enough for them to commit to the next three books. If you are a fan of the audio books please let them know. Heck…letter writing campaigns have gotten TV shows back on the air…seems like we could get some audio books made if we tried!

    Here’s the email I sent my letter to:

    Also if you feel inspired here’s the snail mail address too:
    Blackstone Audiobooks
    PO Box 969
    Ashland, Oregon 97520

    Please remember to be respectful as this does affect Stacia’s business relationships. Not that I didn’t want to call them boneheads…I just didn’t do it.

    • Allison
      · March 20th, 2012 at 2:20 pm · Link

      NO! I love the audio books. I will be sending an email and will ask friends to send as well. Love the narrator too. I hope we can get them to reconsider.

      • Jennifer @ The Book Nympho
        · March 20th, 2012 at 4:05 pm · Link

        WTF?!! I love the audios too.

      • Jennifer @ The Book Nympho
        · March 20th, 2012 at 4:13 pm · Link

        I have emailed them and included a link to all my audio book reviews. Fingers crossed.

      • Lupdilup
        · March 20th, 2012 at 8:02 pm · Link

        I’m also writing an e-mail. I got some of my friends to send and e-mail too.
        I love, love the audiobooks, I don’t think the word about how great they are has gotten around yet, in fact, I urged everyone to review each book on audible.com, and please let everyone know how awesome the books are, and how fantastic the narrator is.
        I’m so bummed! I was hoping Sacrificial Magic audiobook was released at the same time as the printed copy.

    • Donna
      · March 28th, 2012 at 3:39 pm · Link

      Are you serious? No audio for this one? :sad: I’ll definitely be emailing them

    • Donna
      · March 28th, 2012 at 5:40 pm · Link

      I received a reply to my email that stated that they are pursuing additional titles by this author and to watch their website as early as May. I’m not sure if this means Sacrificial Magic will be available? I would be thrilled too if the Megan Chase series were to be made available on audio!

    • Blackstone Audio
      · March 29th, 2012 at 2:17 pm · Link

      Hello Downside Army!

      Blackstone Audio has secured the rights to the next two books in the series. We’ll post release details soon on our blog, TheAudiobookInsider.com. We appreciate all the feedback we got from fans. :)

  3. Miss Bliss
    · March 20th, 2012 at 11:26 am · Link

    Just ordered my very own Chess Pillbox locket. LOVE IT!

  4. Laura
    · March 20th, 2012 at 12:52 pm · Link

    On facebook is it @Stacia Kane? I can’t find you!!! :-(

  5. Cathy/greytfriend
    · March 20th, 2012 at 10:32 pm · Link

    Here are my first few entries, I blogged my review and posted it on Goodreads, if that counts.The reviews posted to Twitter but they didn’t have the hashtag, i’ll re-post again as the publication date gets closer. Boy do i love this book, Stacia, you should be very proud. Honestly, it’s just fantastic, really special. Thank you so much for all of your hard work.

  6. Southpaw
    · March 21st, 2012 at 12:24 am · Link

    I would like to participate but… Does it count if I order some of the old books or talk about them at my blog/facebook/whatever? I live in Finland and haven’t found your books here until now so that’s why I’m asking. But if that doesn’t count I’m okay with that. : )

  7. Sabrina L
    · March 21st, 2012 at 11:29 am · Link

    I am super excited both for the release and the contest (but mostly for the release) I’ve changed my twitter avatar (@RinaStardust) and blogged about the book here http://rina-reviews.blogspot.com/2012/03/sacrificial-magic-by-stacia-kane.html you’ll be getting my receipt for the book soon too 😉

  8. Melankalia
    · March 21st, 2012 at 5:03 pm · Link

    SO excited! Is it next Tuesday yet???

  9. rebecca bubriski
    · March 22nd, 2012 at 4:19 pm · Link


  10. Julie@my5monkeys
    · March 22nd, 2012 at 6:40 pm · Link

    I blogged about book : +2



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