Super amazing fantastic unbelievably awesome FREE GIVEAWAY …

… of magnets!

Ha! Fooled you, didn’t I? Since I haven’t actually gotten my hands on copies of my own book yet (iUniverse for the win!), I have decided to have a slightly different type of giveaway. And this giveaway will involve … MAGNETS!

Don’t get too excited. You haven’t even seen them yet.

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Okay, you may now get excited. Ain’t they bootiful?

So here’s the deal. I’m giving away an unspecified number of magnets to an unspecified number of people who comment on this blog post in celebration of the publication of my totally rad new book, Imminent Danger And How to Fly Straight into It. I have a sparkly bowler hat left over from New Years into which I will place the name of each person who comments on this post. You get an extra draw if you reblog/share this post (or, preferably, this post) on your own blog.

The prize?


Perhaps not the most exciting prize in the world, but you can always use it to … um … do whatever you do with magnets. Stick flyers to your fridge? Plus you get to boast that you own an original Imminent Danger magnet! Wow!

Anyway, here is a picture of me and the magnets to get you motivated.

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The bear’s name is Tibbers. Don’t worry, he only comes alive and attempts to devour me whole every second full moon. Thus far I’ve fended him off via locking my door, but I found a lockpick set under his crown a few days ago, so I have a feeling my cunning ploy won’t work much longer.

This “contest”, so-called, is open to anyone currently living on the planet Earth. Visitors from foreign planets need not apply, as interstellar postage rates have really space-rocketed recently. (Get it? Sky-rocketed … space-rocketed … never mind.)

And your comment can be about literally anything. It can be about how beautiful the magnets are. It can be about my gigantic teddy bear. It can be about the current state of politics in South East Asia. You can even try to answer the age old question: Star Wars or Star Trek?

The contest ends when I wake up on Saturday morning and draw a name (so, probably around 9-10ish).

Remember, comment and/or reblog/share!

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73 thoughts on “Super amazing fantastic unbelievably awesome FREE GIVEAWAY …

  1. So happy and excited for you Michelle. My Daughter has a huge bear like that. He doesn’t attack every other full moon. Every other full moon???
    You have a werebear!! I have a werebear in my novel.
    Love this cartoon.

  2. Star Wars. Specifically the originals. If we’re basing this on anything made in the 21st century, I would have to go with Star Trek. Actually, Episode 1 came out in ’99, so… Lets include that, too. Anyway, cool magnets. 🙂 Awesome bear.

    • Tibbers thanks you. And I agree with original Star Wars. I do enjoy Star Trek, but I seem to keep starting up Star Trek seasons and then getting pulled into something else halfway through. Still, Star Trek does have some classics – Trouble with Tribbles, for one.

  3. Well, since I live on the planet earth, I feel qualified to comment. Congrats on the book! Isn’t it fun to have something to give away with your name on it? Something to show for all that hard work you did. And just wait till you hold a copy of your book in your hands. Such a nice feeling. 🙂

    • Oh, I’m beyond psyched. I think Purolator was actually supposed to deliver the first books today, but someone took my name off the apartment buzzer sheet so they didn’t know how to buzz themselves up. And I cleverly left my cellphone in my purse in the front hall so I didn’t hear them call until it was too late. Hopefully tomorrow they’ll be able to get into the building!

      • Ooh, frustrating for you, I’m sure.

        • Well, I’ve decided to view everything that goes wrong with my book with a sort of detached amusement. It beats getting irritated by everything all the time!

          • annamaries22

            I couldn’t find the exact quote but it goes something like this: if it can be fix why worry about it just fix it, if it can’t then worrying won’t help. Just leads to unnecessary stress.
            Enjoy holding the very first physical copy of your book.

            The magnets are great, and my daughter’s bear is in the attic plotting plans for world domination; they to take the long view even werebears I see (ie every second full moon).

  4. I have a unicorn about the size of that bear. He is amazing and completely secure in his masculinity even though he is all pink. Also, I can read medieval on the crown in your picture, but what’s the rest say?

    • Pink is the new masculine. Never doubt it.

      Medieval Times — that dinner show where they have knights ride around on horseback and fight each other? It’s awesome. Myself and a bunch of friends went up to celebrate three birthdays that all fall around the Christmas season. And you get a crown when you go that has the colour of your knight. As you might have guessed, we were cheering for the Yellow Knight. He didn’t win, but he was very handsome and a weapons master to boot, so we were satisfied with him.

  5. Tragically the name Tibbers is already used in League of Legends. Maybe they’ll let me borrow him?

    • Oh geez. I think he might fit better in a fantasy novel. Sci-fi doesn’t tend to have a lot of soul stealers. Unless you count the Dark Side.

  6. I’d say you’re crazy but then I look at all the bears in our bedroom (don’t know for sure how many – they breed in all sizes) and have care about what they may say about that. So let’s just say you’re magnetic!

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  8. About 30 minutes ago (9:45 PM) I saw an FB post from a mate saying the International Space Station was flying almost directly over Melbourne… at 9:27. Missed it by that much! Forget Star Wars and Star Trek, it’s Get Smart!
    Which made me think, based on your criteria for eligibility, the guys and girls (if any) currently on the ISS can’t win a copy of your magnets! I feel their disappointment. 🙂

    • Oh dear! I didn’t even think of our poor, brave astronauts up in space. Shame! Okay, I hereby extend the contest to include people who are currently in orbit around Earth. I guess that still disqualifies the Mars rover, but I don’t think he’d want a magnet anyway.

  9. My locksmith husband would recommend that you upgrade your lock to a Schlage Everest model. They’re virtually unpickable.

    As to comments on politics in Southeast Asia: Never get involved in a land war in Asia. That’s all you ever need to know. That, and never bet against a Sicilian when death is on the line. But, of course, that’s only applicable in European politics.

    My husband used to joust, but alas, that was before my time. Like football, that’s a sport only for young men. He still does a little foot combat every now and again, but he’s effectively retired. The knight in my “Flames of Prague” book, Jakub, is based on him. Jakub also has bad knees and is chaffing at having to retire.

    • Your husband used to JOUST? That’s so cool! I’ve had a few brief stints in archery and swordplay, but I couldn’t hold my own against a chihuahua if it really came down to it. So he’s a great horseback rider (I assume he’d have to be, if he used to joust)? And what about this mysterious “foot combat”? Details! We’re talking swordplay in armour, or knife brawling, or what?

    • Keri, your suggestion is…Inconceivable!

  10. Oh man, I gotta get me one of them there fancy magnets! I have a number of expired coupons, badly-colored drawings and photos of people I don’t like to hang up on my fridge, and this device will come in most handy. :)) Plus I would like a tangible object to express my support.
    Also? It’s not even a question. Star Trek pwns Star Wars. Star Wars is good, don’t get me wrong, but a couple of movies just can’t beat the world and character development from 3 series plus multiple movies.

    • Hmm … okay, I see your point. But what about the massive extended universe that many talented authors have created for Star Wars? Does that tip the scale even a little?

      • I tend to judge these types of things solely on popular media released to the masses, but either way, Star Trek also enjoys an extended universe contributed to by books, MULTIPLE TV series, and video games. Star Trek was also created first, inspired us to make many modern scientific advancements, and invented the ‘Shipping’ of characters in a series. It also kind of created conventions as we know them today, and was the first show to have a letter-writing campaign that kept it from being canceled a season early. It literally paved the way for Syfy to follow… Like Star Wars.

        So again, while I respect Star Wars for playing, Star Trek takes home the gold. 😉 But I do stress that I enjoy Star Wars as well, and although I put Star Trek ahead, I wouldn’t let anyone diss either franchise. =D

        • All excellent points. I think I mostly favour Star Wars because I saw it first, to be honest.

          • And there is definitely something to be said for your first. x) I saw Star Wars and Star Trek at different points when I was younger, but it wasn’t until I was introduced to Star Trek again at a rather vulnerable point in my life that it really made the impact that it has.

          • They both have their place – my sister raised me to be a Trekkie, so I have to say Star Trek first. BUT…Star Wars is written to music. The entire movie is always one long piece that fades but never stops. And that alone is damn cool.

            • Yeah, the Star Wars soundtracks are fantastic. Whenever a song comes on from one of the movies, I get transported back to whatever scene it’s from. Beautiful music.

  11. Papizilla

    Well, this one time at band camp…… 😉 I want one of those magnets. Make sure you put the paper with my name on it in the freezer, before you make the selection, then grab the cold one! Me! And Star Wars all day.

    • Lol, I’m fairly certain that would be cheating. Can’t be 100% for sure, of course, for what in life is perfectly guaranteed? And yay Star Wars 🙂

  12. Papizilla

    Reblogged this on The Ranting Papizilla and commented:
    Chance for Magnets people! Share the love!

  13. Reblogged this on The Journal Writer's Handbook and commented:
    Congratulations to Michelle Proulx on the publication of her book – and on the inspired idea to give away magnets with the design of the book cover on them. Great marketing idea that other indie authors can learn from/stand back and admire/think geez I wish I’d thought of that!

  14. I’m from Earth, but I work in outer space, so I can play too. Jeremy Clarkson (Top Gear guy) once said that the USS Enterprise is way ahead of the Millennium Falcon but if it came to a battle, Han Solo would always find a way to win. If you’re worried about Purolator not being able to get in, Tibbers the werebear seems competent with locks, so he can let them in for you.
    Your book rocks and as a result, you are awesome! And generous, lets not leave that out.
    and as a final word;
    Badgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadger mushroommushroom

  15. So I commented three times (four times sir!). Yes, four times. Does that entitle me to an extra draw from the sparkly hat (which no home should be without)?

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  17. So happy for you, dear. I was holding off on sending you to this page as I had already signed with iUniverse. But please check out Emily Suesse’s page. Also called SuessesPieces. I would check it out tonight before the call tomorrow. Just a heads up so you have everything in hand for tomorrow.

    • Yeah, I’ve read most of the complaints. I hadn’t heard about them back in May, of course, when I signed up. I mean, iUniverse hasn’t been TERRIBLE, they just keep making stupid decisions that frustrate me. I won’t give up on them unless they do something really inexcusable, like try to skimp me on royalties or something. Then the claws come out 🙂

  18. minisculegiants

    I’m so excited for you!
    I know it’s just a day or two away from your contest deadline, but I’m putting a link to it on my contests page. Good luck!

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  20. karengadient

    Being one of the last to comment, I don’t expect I have a chance at a lovely prize. BUT I wanted to offer congrats on the book!

    On a technical note, I’ve had your blog freeze on me twice. Might be the background image? Not sure. Just FYI.

  21. Feels awesome to hold it in your hands, doesn’t it?

  22. Magnets yay!!!! am thrilled for you the book is finally getting out there very excited for you

  23. Is it the last minute yet? ’cause I totally want to enter at the last minute.

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