Because it's a new year (and apparently our last, according to the Ancient Mayans*), I became all overly-enthused about giving stuff away and pulled THREE names from the comments:
Congratulations!!! Shoot me an email at: alexadamsbooks at gmail.com with your mailing address and I'll get these right out to you.
I'm sorry I couldn't pick you all. Keep watching this space, though, because I'll be giving away more ARCs (and other pretty, shiny things!) soon. If you're a Goodreads member, there will be a White Horse giveaway there soon, too.
(No bribes were accepted, despite the generous and amusing offers of dancing, food, and belly rubs for my dog. I WAS sorely tempted. Names were drawn using random.org)
*I won't go down without a fight, Ancient Mayans, because I was promised a zombie apocalypse, and I won't accept anything else as The End.
If you're looking to win an Advance Reader Copy of White Horse, you've come to the right place. Because I'm looking to give two away.
For those of you who don't know, ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) are uncorrected proofs, bound for reviewers. They're pretty and they're shiny and they mean you've got a chance to read White Horse months before its April 17, 2012 release date!
But I'm going to make you work for it, just a tiny bit. Before we get to that part, though, here's the back cover blurb, just so you know what White Horse is all about:
Thirty-year-old Zoe leads an ordinary life until the end of the world arrives. She is cleaning cages and floors at Pope Pharmaceuticals when the President of the United States announces that human beings are no longer a viable species. When Zoe realizes that everyone she loves is disappearing, she starts running. Scared and alone in a shockingly changed world, she embarks on a remarkable journey of survival and redemption. Along the way, Zoe comes to see that humans are not defined by their genetic code, but rather by their actions and choices. White Horse offers hope for a broken world, where love can lead to the most unexpected places.
So if you want to win (and you do don't you?) answer this question in the comments:
In White Horse, one of the few possessions Zoe carries with her is a toy monkey—a favorite from her childhood. If the world was ending, and you were on the run, what one thing (not a person or a pet) would you take with you?
Because it's a holiday weekend, I'll give you a couple of extra days to chime in. Check for an update on Monday. The winners will be randomly chosen, so bribery won't work. Although you're welcome to try. :D
I'm happy to post these anywhere in the world. So wherever you are, jump on in!