Monday, March 26, 2012

The Immortal Rules contest: Vampire for a night

Guess what arrived on my doorstep today?


A box of pretty hardback copes of THE IMMORTAL RULES!

























Vampire chickens, the new threat to humanity.




Sooooo, of course this begs the question: what am going to do with them now?


Well, the answer is obvious, I think: CONTEST!


So, what will you have to do to win one of these shiny, signed hardbacks?


Read on...



PHOTO CONTEST for a signed, hardback editon of THE IMMORTAL RULES


Yes, a photo contest! In The Immortal Rules, the main character, Allison Sekemoto is a tough, wary, katana-weilding vampire. So, I want YOU to take a picture of yourself as a bad-ass vampire. One that might haunt the ruined, post-apocalyptcic cities of The Immortal Rules.





























Use whatever you want: fangs, trenchcoats, fake blood, katanas, whatever! Create a scene from the book if you've read it. Be creative. Have fun with it. Own your awesome, vampire bad-assery. Then on April 24th, I will pick my favorite 3 and send them a signed hardback copy of The Immortal Rules.

A few rules:

1. Keep it clean. Blood and gore is fine, just remember this is a public blog and any R-rated content will be disqualified.

2. Leave me the link in the comments. Extra points for any place you share both the picture and the contest. (Facebook, twitter, your blog, etc.)

3. Contest is international. Ends April 24th.

4. Have FUN. You get to play a vampire. (C'mon you know you've always wanted to be one. I know I have.)



Okay, then, show me your Vampire-ness!


Julie

56 comments:

  1. Can we say FUN??? Hmmm, planning already...

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  2. Yeah I guess my 9 months pregnant belly doesn't scream vampire bad-ass lol I'll have to sit this one out =(

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  3. This is great, Julie! Will you be doing any signings for The Immortal Rules? Perhaps in Louisville?

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  4. Umm Tynga, yours could be the best!! VAMPIRE BABY! You should totes decorate your belly!!

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  5. How much time do we have, Julie?

    This might be a perfect excuse to go and take another photoshoot with my friends! EXCELLENT IDEA, thank you!

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  6. Fun, fun, fun! Am planning a very fun photo shoot in the near future!

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  7. Fun, fun, fun! Am planning a very fun photo shoot in the near future!

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  8. Fun, fun, fun! Am planning a very fun photo shoot in the near future!

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  9. Now this sounds like something right up DC Grace's alley. Having a picture of my whole self posted on a blog for others to see does not thrill me, so my creation will remain in my head. Unless of course I decide to draw it, which i know doesn't count for the book, but might be fun to do anyway. :)

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  10. Oh yeah, one more thing. I think you should make the chickie with Immortal Rules picture into a poster and use that for the promo!!

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  11. Already planning on this, my teeth already look like fangs so no fake ones are needed; I'm planning on using my bokken... *excited and making plans*

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  12. First of all Awesome contest, second of all is the Deadline April 24th?

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  13. I'm not a good cosplayer but i love the chicken next to the book. ^-^

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  14. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150793405341833&l=6e90210fc1 is my picture for the contest.hope you like it

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    1. O.O

      Oh, wow. That is AWESOME. I love it.

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  15. I hope it's okay that I took some 'artistic liberty' with this! ;)
    As soon as I read this, I KNEW my daughter, Belle, would make a MUCH prettier...er, kick-bum vampire than I ever could.
    She turned 4 last Friday, and I don't allow swords in the house, so she has a pink fairy magic wand of DOOM!
    It's not shown in the photo, but she's also currently sporting a kick-bum hot pink cast on her left leg. She broke it, er....fighting for her life! (Okay, not really. She jumped off the bed onto the floor and landed wrong, twisting her leg and breaking it) :(

    Without further adieu, may I introduce Belle, 4 year old kick-bum vampire girl extraordinaire!

    http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y181/IrelandLove/IMG_3005.jpg

    I also shared the contest and photo on my Facebook profile-
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151437598560313&set=a.10150236024900313.447221.741510312&type=1

    And on Twitter-
    https://twitter.com/#!/ChristinaBWho/status/184734662105636864

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    1. Awwwww, the most adorable kick-bum vampire ever! ^__^

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    2. Hehe, thanks!
      I guess I should mention that I also posted this photo on Anne Rice's Facebook page...who replied and called her 'lovely'.
      Then I fainted. :P

      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151438328515313&set=o.66435815451&type=1

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  16. http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e278/supergurl777/?action=view&current=430522_10100325111725517_22619049_43813433_202905219_n.jpg

    I have posted this and promoted it in plenty of places. :O)

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    1. Ooooh, very bad ass. I like! :D

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    2. don't know how to post on here... can't find a button... but I have 3 different ones. I'll post each.

      first:

      https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1027731288579.2012883.1084200434&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=1128347403919&set=a.1027731288579.2012883.1084200434&type=3&theater

      second:

      https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1214506317838.2027167.1084200434&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=1143000690242&set=a.1214506317838.2027167.1084200434&type=3&theater

      third:

      https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1027731288579.2012883.1084200434&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=1040700412799&set=a.1027731288579.2012883.1084200434&type=3&theater

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    3. Says the content is unavailable for all 3. Hmm, try again? :)

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    4. oh jeez! I forgot to unblock them. Sorry.

      Okay, please try them again. I made them public. Don't normally like having my pictures non-private... for some reason I get all the weirdos looking at me and wanting to be friends. No joke. Weirdos. lol.

      If it doesn't work this time, I'll upload them to photo bucket. thank you!

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    5. btw i just tried them, after making them public and signing out of facebook and they worked. Thanks again for your patience.

      In the first one I was 20 and the other two I was 16, maybe 17. There's a little bit of a difference... haven't taken many vampire pictures since then, I have two boys (4 y.o and 1 y.o)... don't want to scare the crap out of them. My 4 year old, on the other hand thinks it's hilarious when I put my fangs in and hiss... my 1 year old... he starts crying. Hunter (saying 4 year old was getting repetitive) definitely has my sense of humor....

      But as I am probably wasting your time, you must be busy, I bid you goodnight and take care. Thanks for looking at the pictures.

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  17. I am excited about this contest! Here is my photo!!!

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3664769940398&set=a.3664769780394.2169526.1309239988&type=3&theater

    http://s1059.photobucket.com/albums/t435/SteffaniGeary14/?action=view&current=Vampire.jpg

    I can't wait!!!

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  18. Opps, I don't think that one worked. Haha, lets try this again! :D

    http://s1059.photobucket.com/albums/t435/SteffaniGeary14/?action=view&current=Vampire-1.jpg

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3664892383459&set=a.3664769780394.2169526.1309239988&type=3&theater

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    1. Aha, that one did work. Oooh, I do love the red eyes. Vera nice! :D

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  19. The entries are amazing! I would love to join, but it's hard to pull off fake fangs when you're wearing braces. Haha! Can I force someone to pose for me? ;P

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  20. lol. It's not the best from me, but I wanted to participate in the contest.
    I think I'm the only male on this contest? Right? Do I get extra points? lol Just Kidding!
    here's the photo .
    Just the read eye, dark picture, and the blood from the eye.
    http://i39.tinypic.com/o73l78.jpg
    https://twitter.com/#!/Traj4ee_/status/186886083781468160
    and thanks again for the contest. this would be a perfect gift for my 16th birthday, which is btw. 24 of april. weird?
    greetings

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  21. http://i43.tinypic.com/21bocon.jpg
    my photo.
    playing a kick ass vampire with a nice face and attitude. if someone's not good with me, i'd show my real face , the bad one..so be careful of me.. haha just a joke from me.
    thank you for making a possibility to read this book :)

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    1. Cool creepy eyes. Thanks for entering! :)

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  22. I have two pictures. One for my sister's friend and one for me.
    Here's my sister's friend:
    http://roselynjade.deviantart.com/#/d4v4e15
    And here's the link for mine:
    http://roselynjade.deviantart.com/#/d4v4ej9
    I don't own any fangs, so if we don't look like vampires, Sorry.
    (My e-mail is nichahorse@me.com)

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    1. Excellent pics, the both of you. :) Daggers were a nice touch. :) Thanks for entering!

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  23. http://s1062.photobucket.com/albums/t490/lillanaSpring/?action=view&current=DSCN2839-1-1.jpg

    or

    http://s1062.photobucket.com/albums/t490/lillanaSpring/?action=view&current=DSCN2854-1.jpg

    i like both of these pictures and can't make up my mind which one i like the best, so i thought just be easier if i put up both and let you pick. i had a ton of fun taking these photos- maybe a bit too much, so here's my Vampire side.

    ~Anna(artsytiger@hotmail.com)

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    1. Very cool and creepy! Thanks for entering! :D

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    2. Thank you so much it means quite a bit, and also thanks for this amazing opportunity. :)

      ~Anna

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  24. I spent my Easter morning preparing myself to take these awesamazing pictures of myself. The first 2 are my favorite, and the 3 is the one my sister liked the best:
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=431883856828119&set=a.205065326176641.62761.100000195240074&type=1&theater

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=431884713494700&set=a.205065326176641.62761.100000195240074&type=1&theater

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=431885336827971&set=a.205065326176641.62761.100000195240074&type=1&theater

    I hope you enjoy them. I also shared the contest on my facebook wall, on twitter, and told some of my friends who dont have any of these accounts in person. sry, i dont know how to leave links to these, so i am just telling you...

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    1. I also posted shared them on my new awesamazing blog

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    2. Awesome! I love them all, very nice job! Thanks for entering. :D

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  25. http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=432726730077165&set=a.205065326176641.62761.100000195240074&type=1&theater

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=432725216743983&set=a.205065326176641.62761.100000195240074&type=1&theater

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=432722013410970&set=a.205065326176641.62761.100000195240074&type=1&theater

    my sister began feeling left out and wanted to play vampire too, here are her pics, hope you like them (i am the whole reason she looks so amazing in theese pics)

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    1. Two cool vampires. Love it. Thanks so much. :)

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  26. After a hard day of vampire killing, I like to sit back and clean my sword....with my hand. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=756752934275&set=a.756722450365.2348691.38423884&type=3&theater

    I have staked my claim on these steps. None shall pass. :D https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=756752944255&set=a.756722450365.2348691.38423884&type=3&theater

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  27. Here's my entry:
    http://theblairbookproject.blogspot.com/2012/04/immortal-rules-photo-contest-entry.html

    posted it on my facebook account too
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000108288425

    Awesome contest! ^_^

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    1. Oops! Wrong link on the facebook account, sorry.

      http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=429483627065243&set=a.101695833177359.2439.100000108288425&type=1&theater

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  28. Hi! This is my contest entry for The Immortal Rules photo contest... I tweeted it because i don't have a blog or anything. :)

    It's soooo exciting, only 8 days till The Immortal Rules comes out. I can't walt. :)
    Cate
    https://twitter.com/#!/Razzberripop/status/192064726971318273

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  29. Hey Julie! I'm a vampire.. no, really, i am! or i think i am... hmm well you be the judge of that! :D Thanks for this -

    http://s1079.photobucket.com/albums/w504/rubyr97/?action=view&current=120418-104101-1-1.jpg

    Hope you have fun judging all these awesome pics!! :D
    Ruby.

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  30. http://pics.livejournal.com/aixitsumo/pic/000022bt/

    This was sooooo fun! You should have more photo contests. :)

    And congrats on the movie news! :D I'm really hoping it becomes a movie, because that would just be amazing!

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  31. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.273095639451659.61863.100002536752884&type=3

    Hope you like it!!!!! These were the best!!!

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  32. Here are my pictures. I posted them on my blog and then my blog to twitter. http://blossomsandbundles.blogspot.com/2012/04/vampire-for-night.html

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    1. try here if above is bad
      http://blossomsandbundles.blogspot.com/

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  33. here's my pictures. i posted them on facebook & twitter. :)
    facebook > http://www.facebook.com/#!/insanekate
    twitter > https://twitter.com/#!/kaatieekinz

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    1. btw, i hope those links work!

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  34. After many photo shoot reschedulings, I finally have my entry!

    My entry on facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3104138001451&set=a.1380653995428.2048376.1204268432&type=1.

    My twitter post: https://mobile.twitter.com/KeeKeePie/status/194640463217692672

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    1. hey julie... when are you choosing a winner?

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