Well, I finally did it…. November 23rd was the official launch date of my new website www.deborahleblanc.com! The redesign was done by Authorbytes, and I love the new look.
Although that news is relatively big to me, I think this news is even bigger —
To celebrate the launching of the new website, we’re running a contest for not one, but TWO free weekend getaways to New Orleans, Louisiana at the luxurious Hotel Monteleone! (www.hotelmonteleone.com)
We’re running the contest for two reasons. The first, of course, is to celebrate the site launch, but most importantly, it’s to help continue to rebuild New Orleans, a city so very dear to my heart. Although the Big Easy is slowly coming around, she’s still struggling from the devastation of Katrina.
All that said, here is the contest info….
Each getaway includes airfare for TWO, hotel accommodations for TWO, and a $100 gift certificate for dinner for TWO at the infamous Brennan’s Restaurant (www.brennansneworleans.com) which is not far from the Hotel Monteleone.
The getaway dates are January 9-11, 2009 and May 22-24, 2009, and here’s how the contest works:
To register for the January 9-11, 2009 getaway, go to the books page on my new website, then click on the cover of WATER WITCH. This will lead you directly to that book’s individual page. Once there, scroll down a little and look on the bottom left of the page. There you will see order links to Indiebound, Amazon.com, Borders.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Books-A-Million.com. Click on the link of your preference, order a copy of WATER WITCH (New, not a used copy), then send a confirmation of your order to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For every copy of WATER WITCH ordered, your name goes into a drawing for the January 9-11, 2009 getaway! Order five copies of WATER WITCH (would make a great Christmas stocking stuffer!), and your name is entered into the contest FIVE times! The only caveat we have to add is that as soon as the online bookseller notifies you that your order has been shipped that you forward the shipping confirmation notice to email@example.com. (I know sending two notices is a pain in the rear, but, unfortunately, there are some folks who’ll order ten copies so their name goes into the drawing ten times, then they’ll cancel the order once their name is added to the contest list.)
What a better way to get away for a little R & R after the madness of the holidays, right?
The getaway on May 22-24, 2009 works basically the same way, but we wanted to give folks an additional ordering option. Let’s say you’ve already ordered copies of WATER WITCH to use as Christmas gifts, but still want a shot at a trip to New Orleans. Just go to the books page on the website, then click on any other book title, like GRAVE INTENT, A HOUSE DIVIDED, MORBID CURIOSITY, and FAMILY INHERITANCE. Send your order and shipping confirmation notice (For new books, not used copies) to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you’re in! The same also applies to the number of entries. The more copies of the other book titles you order, the more times your name goes into the drawing for the May getaway to New Orleans!
The winners will be announced and notified on December 23, 2008.
Of course, I have to add in some legal mumbo-jumbo….
Only U.S. citizens are eligible for entry. Hotel accommodations include room and applicable taxes only. Airfare for two includes coach accommodations. Author is not responsible for any injury to person or property in relationto this contest. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of this contest is a violation of state and federal criminal and civil laws. By receipt of any prize, winner(s)agree to release and hold harmless author from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participating in the contest or receipt or use of any prize.
If you decide to enter the contest, I wish you great luck, and let me know what you think about the new website! 😀