Welcome to DAY ARIES of 13 Days of THE 13TH SIGN Preorder Contest! ARIES is traditionally considered to be the first sign of the zodiac. ARIES characteristics include: strong, determined, confident, stubborn, impatient, and enthusiastic. (Want to learn more about your 12-sign horoscope, your 13-sign horoscope, and which horoscope sign you ACT like? Take THE 13TH SIGN quiz )

The Book Vortex is happy to host Day One of this contest! Let’s kick this thing off!

So. What is this contest all about?
If you preorder a copy of THE 13TH SIGN by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb, you will be entered into a contest! Where you can WIN THINGS! And there are new prizes every day!

And. EVERY preorder will be *matched* by a $1.00 donation to RIFTHE 13TH SIGN, a literacy program committed to placing books in the hands of kids who need them most.

What can I win TODAY?
If you preorder THE 13TH SIGN today, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, you could win:

-zodiac charm – sign of your choice

-pink hair extension

-signed 13th Sign swag

-$50 Parnassus book store gift certificate (can be used by anyone in U.S.)

-signed THE DARK UNWINDING by Sharon Cameron swag

-signed TIMEPIECE by Myra McEntire poster

-signed paperback of AUTUMN WINIFRED OLIVER DOES THINGS DIFFERENT by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

-a 13th SIGN tshirt

How do I enter?

Preorder THE 13TH SIGN! You can preorder it through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indiebound, or through your local independent bookstore. Then email your receipt TO KRISTIN at ktubb@comcast.net. You will be entered into that day’s drawing, the grand prize drawing, and your purchase will be *matched* by a $1.00 donation to RIF!

Are there other ways to enter the contest?

Yep! You can be entered into the daily prize drawings by doing one or more of the following:

-Each preorder of THE 13TH SIGN
= 10 entries into grand prize drawing and 10 entries into that day’s drawing

- Each person who blogs about the contest = 10 entries into that day’s drawing

-Each person who changes Twitter or Facebook avatar to cover = 5 entries into that day’s drawing (for each day it is present)

-Each Tweet or Facebook status mention of the book and contest = 2 entries for that day’s drawing (must include hashtag #the13thsign)

-Each RT of book and/or contest = 1 entry for that day’s drawing

BUT. You have to preorder THE 13TH SIGN to enter to win the grand prize and to have your purchase matched with a RIF donation.

ALSO. To make sure you get the correct amount of entries, please let Kristin know if you’ve done any of the above! You can email her at ktubb@comcast.net with everything you’ve done to enter.

What is the grand prize?
A Nexus 7 ereader! BOOM. The grand prize will be given away on Kristin’s blog (http://kristintubb.blogspot.com/) on Friday, December 7th.

How long does the preorder contest last?
13 days total! You can visit these other blogs for each day’s prizes:

DAY ARIES: The Book Vortex

DAY TAURUS: The Housework Can Wait

DAY GEMINI: Magnet 4 Books

DAY CANCER: Abby the Librarian

DAY LEO: Mother Daughter Book Club

DAY VIRGO: S. R. Johannes/Market My Words

DAY LIBRA: Elizabeth O. Dulemba

DAY SCORPIO: Citrus Reads

DAY OPHIUCHUS: Young Adult Book Central

DAY SAGITTARIUS: Bloggers[heart]Books

DAY CAPRICORN: – Middle Grade Mafioso

DAY AQUARIUS: Smack Dab in the Middle

DAY PISCES: From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors

Good luck! And don’t forget to take THE 13TH SIGN quiz!