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Fairy Tale Contest!

Since FAIRY TALE launches in fewer than 100 days (woo hoo!) and my birthday is coming up (big whoop!) I thought I would hold a little contest, with fun prizes!  Plus, since I've been pretty busy with, um, life, I would love to have you help me with promotion!

Bear with me, this is my first contest. If I don't explain it well enough, feel free to leave me a comment telling me I am a goofball. But then YOU WON'T WIN. HA!!!

So what can you win??

GRAND PRIZE: A signed copy of FAIRY TALE (hot off the presses, before you can buy it in stores!) AND A hand-crafted, silver fortune cookie necklace with a special message, Believe.  This is just like the one that Morgan wears in FAIRY TALE!

FIRST PRIZE: Two winners will receive a fortune cookie charm necklace, which is really cute.  I will have a hard time parting with them. 

ALL ENTRANTS!: All entrants will receive my eternal gratitude.  AND...If you'd like to send your address to cyn at cynbalog dot com, I will also send you FAIRY TALE magnets and bookmarks for you and all your friends!

Sound good?

Ok, so, all you need to do to enter is one of these:

1) Post my widget somewhere on your site and comment with the link (or email it to cyn at cynbalog dot com)

2) Blog about this contest, and comment with a link to your blog (or email it to cyn at cynbalog dot com)

3) Comment, and tell me a fairy tale, STARRING you.  Be sure to start with Once Upon a Time!

If you do two of these things, I will enter you twice!  Three, I will enter you three times!

The deadline to enter is my birthday, April 13th!  Good luck!


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Mar. 20th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
Once upon a time, Saundra went to a ball, but she accidentally wore combat boots. Of course, all the dignitaries laughed, because they were undignified, and the princesses didn't, because they knew better to laugh out loud in public and look like horses, but more or less, they all agreed that the Docs were a fashion faux pas. Prince Chuck, however, was totally charmed, and ran after me when I told all assembled where they could bite me. Since my 'bats were laced all the way up, they didn't come off, leaving the mystery of me behind- but since they weren't delicate shoes, Chuck heard me stomping in the distance. Of course, he chased me down and we lived wickedly ever after.
Mar. 20th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
Like how I switched person and tenses? I r a riter!
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Mar. 20th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
I don't have a website. Does posting the widget on lj count?
Mar. 20th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
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Mar. 20th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
YAY!!! oh goody!!!
posted it on my blog :http://reveriemedia.blogspot.com/2009/03/awesome-contest.html

and on the sidebar.

widget too! cuz I gotta keep up with the countdown!!

once upon a time, there lived an art student who worked her butt off. She worked hard making her paintings, and photographs, and her masterpieces. Alone she slaved to finish. To finish so she can make it to graduation.

One night, Kayne walks in the studio. Tall, charming green eyed hunk. He sits by her. she ignores him, hoping to finish... but he insists. "Hey." he says. And with that smooth voice she unravels and stops her work.

hahaha wow...lame!
Mar. 20th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
Here's to hoping I win! :D

Mar. 20th, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
Good luck with your giveaway. I'd love to read your book one day!

Kristin (jkbaxter612 from JustMommies July 2009 DDC)
Mar. 20th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
Once upon a time, there was a girl named Rhonda. She had milky-white clear skin, a winning smile, a figure to die for, and gorgeous hair that looked enchantingly perfect even when she first woke up.

*Dude, I don't know if I want to go any further with this story--this is perfect as-is right now. ROFL.*

So, Rhonda liked to tra-la-la through the forest every day as she gathered berries. She gathered berries all day because that's totally all perfect people had to do--they didn't need to work or anything. One day, as she pulled a particularly plump berry from a bush, she ran into Robert Smith from The Cure. He began to sing that she was just like a dream...just like aaaaaa dreeeeeam...

*hm, maybe I shouldn't listen to the Cure when trying to write a fairy tale--sorry*

Anyway, once Robert Smith heard Rhonda sing back to him, he knew he had to do a duet with her. Her voice--it was like the call of larks in a soft meadow. Like the gentle whispering breeze through the willow tree nearby. So the two of them traipsed off to the recording studio tucked safely away in a huge elm tree and made a hit song, which blasted to the top of the charts and secured the #1 spot for 72 solid weeks.

The end.
Mar. 20th, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
I love it!!!
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Mar. 20th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
awwwwww this was actually a GOOD one, unlike mine, which was absolutely stupid. LOL.

I love real-life fairy tales. *happysigh*
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Mar. 20th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
Once upon a time there was a girl named Deena who worked in a ho-hum job as a legal editor. She pined away day after day for a job as a YA Librarian, watching as others got the jobs she longed for. Finally, after many years of growing old in her cubicle walls, her dream job library posting appeared online. She applied at once and followed up not once, not twice, but thrice! After a much-anticipated interview, she got the job! Now Deena has the power to purchase fantabulous YA books such as FAIRY TALE by Cyn Balog, and lives happily ever after.

Yay Cyn! Can't wait to read it!!!
Mar. 20th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
YAY! Another great real-life fairy tale, even though I miss yapping with you about work. LOL
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Mar. 20th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)

Widget is here www.myspace.com/book_junkies_rule

and I put this in my Contest sidebar at bookjunkiereviews.blogspot.com
Mar. 21st, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Thank you for entering!
Mar. 20th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
this is really a great idea for a contest!

We placed your contest on all of our sites-


We also placed your widget on our Blogger site.
Mar. 20th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
I just now sent an email. YAY!
Mar. 20th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
I'm sure I've already told you this, but you share a bday with my daughter. :)

Mar. 20th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
Here's the link to my blog! http://angie-frazier.livejournal.com/38894.html

And for my TRUE story... Once upon a time a high school girl went to dinner at a Chinese restaurant with her best friend. Inside her fortune cookie was a very exciting fortune: "You will meet the love of your life tonight." 'Cha right. The girl tossed the fortune, ate the cookie, and her and her friend went to meet up with some other friends. That night, the girl met a very cute boy. They started dating and totally fell in love. Weird right? Well, seven years later, the boy finally proposed, and then the happy engaged couple went to dinner at a Chinese restaurant. The fortune inside the boy's cookie that night made both of them silent with skin-prickling awe: "You and your wife will be happy in your life together." The girl KEPT that fortune, and so far, it's proved true!
Mar. 20th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
ooh, that one gave me chills!
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Mar. 20th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
(Widget and link to contest is posted at http://juliakarr.livejournal.com/79474.html)

Fairy Tale... Once upon a time, there was a writer-in-waiting named Julia. She sent out her book far and wide, searching for the perfect agent to help it find a home.

"Too short," said one agent.
"Too long" said another.
"Too intense," said a third.

"This story is just right!" said Perfect Agent.

Now book is making even larger rounds of the publishing world... as of yet, this tale has no ending... But, Julia is hoping for her Happily Ever After - real soon!
Mar. 21st, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
Aw, I am wishing you a happily ever after soon, too! thanks for entering!
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Mar. 20th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
aw dude, how cool is that?!?!!? WOW. i love fortune cookie romances!! :D
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