“Moleskine Monday” – A Contest!

Since this is my “N” for “Networking” day, let’s test the power of social networking in a contest to spread the word on my soon-to-be-released novel, A NIGHT ON MOON HILL.

Back Cover Copy:

Swimming is Daphne’s one refuge–until the night she finds a body in her pool.

University professor and renowned author Daphne Lessing has never felt at ease in society. But a disturbing occurrence in her once calm and controlled existence suddenly unearths events from her past and thrusts an unusual child into her life.

Ten-year-old Eric has Asperger’s syndrome and is obsessed with fishing and angels. Soon, Daphne finds herself attached to him–and faced with a choice: Does she leave him and return to her solitary, ordered life, trusting others to do right by him, or does she allow this bright child to draw her into the world she has tried to shun? And what about the man that came into Daphne’s life with Eric? Will she be able to shut him out as well?

Details: (Note: Entry details are at the bottom of the post)

The contest will run from August 20th to September 24th (the day before my launch party). This being “Moleskine Monday,” prizes have to include Moleskine products, right? What writer doesn’t love Moleskine notebooks? What reader doesn’t love Moleskine journals in which to jot their favorite passages? And what artist doesn’t love Moleskine sketch notebooks?

Also, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I will feature an interview with an author who has donated his/her own fiction as a prize.

Prizes Include:

  •  1 Sony 7″ Digital Photo Frame (Again, only those who’ve subscribed to my newsletter AND “liked” my new FB page for A NIGHT ON MOON HILL are eligible for this prize)
  • 1 Moleskine Writing Gift Set

  • 1 Moleskine Rechargeable USB Book Light

  • 3 Moleskine Passions Book Journals (I have one…they’re great!)

  • 4 Moleskine Classic Ruled Extra-Small Notebooks (like the kind Daphne has in the story…only hers is black…these are green, violet, orange yellow, and magenta)

And books…lots of books!

  • A free copy of Margaret Turley’s SAVE THE CHILD, a fictional story of one family’s struggle to save a child from cancer

  • A free PDF of Tristi Pinkston’s amusing mystery, SECRET SISTERS
  • A free copy of Liz Adair’s latest mystery, COLD RIVER, her Whitney Winner, COUNTING THE COST, or a set of her SPIDER LATHAM mysteries


  • 2 paperback copies and 3 ebooks of my first book, THE RECKONING

  • A copy of Julie Coulter Bellon’s soon-to-be released (in September) novel, ALL FALL DOWN

  • 3 ebooks of THE SECRET SISTERS CLUB: A GINNIE WEST ADVENTURE by Monique Bucheger
  • A paperback copy of H.B. Moore’s DAUGHTERS OF JARED
  • Three different ebooks from medieval romance author Joyce DiPastena: LOYALTY’S WEB (for Kindle), ILLUMINATIONS OF THE HEART (for Kindle), and DANGEROUS FAVOR (for Kindle or Nook)
  • One paperback (U.S. only) and 2 ebooks of Cindy M. Hogan’s suspense thriller, WATCHED

  • One copy of Adam Glendon Sidwell’s popular MG novel, EVERTASTER

  • Two of Ali Cross’s YA Paranormals, BECOME (3 ebooks and 1 print) and DESOLATE (3 ebooks and 1 print)
  • One copy (either print or ebook) of Danyelle Ferguson’s and Lynn Parson’s award-winning (dis)ABILITIES AND THE GOSPEL
  • One copy each of Patricia G. Stevenson’s Professor Del Channing’s murder mystery series: THE DILAPIDATED MAN, THE JEZEBEL BRIDE, and THE SHAMROCK CONSPIRACY

  • One copy of THE UNWILLING, the first volume in C. David Belt’s “The Children of Lilith” trilogy

  • And last, but not least, 2 ebooks from Annette Lyon: LOST WITHOUT YOU and AT THE WATER’S EDGE

Other Details:

  • No limit on number of entries
  • No limit on how many prizes can be won by any one person
  • Winners will be drawn using Random.org on September 26th
  • Prizes will be shipped (or emailed) anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (where possible, books will be signed)


How to Enter:

  • Join my new newsletter list here on my home page (look for it in the sidebar on the home page) for three entries and a shot at the top two prizes (as long as you also “like” my new book’s FB page)
  • Leave a comment here for another entry (be sure and include your full name) and you get an entry for each comment you make on my author interviews during the contest period (one per author)
  • Blog about the contest and coming book release, including the book cover image and back cover copy posted above in italics (email tanyascontest@gmail.com with the blog link) for two more entries
  • Read the First Chapter here and tell me what clued Daphne in to the body’s identity (email tanyascontest@gmail.com) for three entries
  • “Like” my new Facebook page for A NIGHT ON MOON HILL for another entry and a shot at the top two prizes (as long as you also subscribe to the newsletter)
  • Facebook about the contest and release (email tanyascontest@gmail.com–one FB entry per person)
  • Tweet about the contest and release (email tanyascontest@gmail.com–one Twitter entry per person)

I hope all of this is clear, but if you have any questions, please ask.

Originally posted 2012-08-20 05:00:04.

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74 thoughts on ““Moleskine Monday” – A Contest!

  1. Wow–there are some seriously awesome prizes. I signed up for the newsletter, and I may end up doing some of the other things later. I have to get my kids up for swimming lessons now (which should totally count for another entry, right? Haha!).

    • Thanks, Wendy! I’ll have to think about the swimming lessons. Might make for a fun future contest…after the book’s out. You’re right, though. Totally fits!

  2. Congratulations on the upcoming release, Tanya. Having read the draft, I am excited that A NIght on Moon Hill will be available to everyone. It’s a great read.

  3. The book looks really good! I’m excited to read it. And this contest is a great idea—thanks for doing it! :D

    • Thanks, Britney. The prize list keeps growing. I think I’ve added four new authors since this morning. I’m going to have a lot of interviews on my plate!

  4. I want to share on fb, but I don’t want to share your contest, I want to share where people can buy your book. Clue me in so I can include the link:). I “liked” your fb page too:)

    • Thanks, Monique, for “liking” my FB page. You may have to wait 2-3 weeks to share on FB where the book can be bought, as it’s going to press just now. It should be on AMAZON in 2-3 weeks (in plenty of time to make another entry in the contest. I’ll announce its presence on store shelves or Amazon as soon as I’m aware of it.

    • Thanks, Liz! It should be available for purchase in 2-3 weeks. I’ll announce it on my FB page when it is.

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    • No, but you’ll definitely get an extra hug next time I see you. :) Thanks so much for your support, Kristen!

  6. Great, Tanya, can’t wait to read it! I loved your last book and the big surprise at the end so am sure this will be a great book as well. Thanks for letting me know.

    • You shouldn’t have too long to wait. Keep your calendar open for the evening of Sept. 25th. You’ll be getting an invitation to the launch.

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  8. I am so excited for you Tanya – and I can’t wait to read it in it’s entirety. Congrats!

  9. Congratulations on the new book. I am happy for you, and hope this next adventure turns out well for you. Please say hello to your family for me.

    PS Went to my 35th class reunion and saw my old High School Principle – Clifton Parker. He admits/claims you as a cousin, and remembers your family coming out to Idaho for visits… (I spoke well of you to them)

    • Thanks so much, Kevin. My family returns your greetings. Clifton, eh? I’ll have to ask my mother about him next time we talk on the phone.

  10. Very excited to see this contest on FB. You are a first-time author read for me!

    • And I am very excited to welcome you as one of my first-time readers! Thanks for commenting.

  11. Thanks for the excellent websites and I am excited to read the new book!
    Loveya! Daya

  12. I can’t wait to finish the rest of your book, Tanya. I really liked how you’ve refined your first chapter. You must have great critique partners! I’m not so sure about the new title. I thought “Laps” really fit, but I guess you can’t have everything, huh?

    Congratulations, again! I missed WSP fall publishing list, so my debut book won’t be out until February, my birth month. So fun!

    • Thanks! I do have great critique partners. As for the title, WSP thought “Laps” came off as a biography for Michael Phelps or something. Oh, well. Congratulations to you for your upcoming debut! Nothing better than debuting in your birthday month (mine’s September)!

  13. So excited to read your new book! Loved “The Reckoning” and know that this will be excellent as well! Miss you! Come and be a guest at my book club in the spring.

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  15. The first chapter was so good! I can’t wait for the rest of the book! Thanks for all the awesome prizes and all your hard work.

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    • Thanks so much, Danyelle! Yep, you’ve got a good chance of winning something if you go for all the entries possible.

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    • You’ll have to read the book! :D Stay tuned for additional prizes. Yep, I’m adding two more brand spanking new Moleskine products because I couldn’t resist.

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  24. What a fabulous contest. I am looking forward to trying your books. I found out about you and this contest through Joyce on goodreads. I am looking forward to reading and learning more!

    • Thanks, Cheryl. You can earn three more entries to win simply by clicking on my “First Chapters” link, reading the beginning of A NIGHT ON MOON HILL, then answering what clued her in to the body’s identity in an email to tanyascontest(at)gmail(dot)com.

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