To celebrate the relaunch of my site–a little late, I know–and because I love superheroes, pirates, and ninjas, I’m hosting this awesome contest! W00T! I’ve got guest blogs coming up by published authors as well as book bloggers, where I ask the important questions, like, “If a pirate, a ninja, and Batman got in a fight, who do you think would win and why?”

My book, The Rise of Renegade X, is about superheroes and supervillains, and Batman is one of my favorite superheroes, and certainly my favorite “bad ass, could be mistaken for a villain but is standing just this side of the hero line” superhero. So naturally a Batman training manual is essential for leading a happy and full life. And as for pirates and ninjas, who doesn’t love pirates and ninjas? There was even a scene in Renegade X where the characters talked like pirates (you can tell which side they’re on in the epic pirate/ninja battle). I ended up cutting it, but I can assure you it’s an important part in my characters’ psyches. Or something like that.

So to celebrate Batman, pirates, and ninjas (hey, I thought you were celebrating your website?!?), I present to you three awesome prizes:

From Drop Box

Three lucky winners will get either The Batman Handbook, The Government Manual for New Pirates, or, last but not least, Ask a Ninja Presents the Ninja Handbook: This Book Looks Forward to Killing You Soon.

These books are really hilarious, and of course essential guides to life. I already have my own copy of The Batman Handbook, natch, but I’m trying to keep my drool off the pirate and ninja guides (why does she keep mentioning pirates before ninjas? That’s piratist!), because I’ve read the first couple pages, and I’m already jealous of whoever wins them!

But Chelsea, you say, how do *I*, a humble non-pirate/non-ninja/non-superhero win one of these highly valuable, sought-after prizes? Is there a test? To win the ninja book, do I have to prove I’m not a pirate in disguise? Can anyone enter? What about the Joker? CHELSEA, WHAT IF THE JOKER ENTERS YOUR CONTEST AND WINS THE BATMAN BOOK AND LEARNS ALL HIS SECRETS????

That’s just a risk I’m going to have to take! Yes, there’s the possibility that a pirate with mobile internet on their ship will enter and win a ninja handbook, and it’s possible a ninja has already slipped into the room and stolen the pirate guide I thought was sitting next to me. I’m taking that chance! Anyone can enter, like so:

The contest runs from October 1st to October 14th, at which point I will gather up all the entries and draw three names out of a hat or other hat-like object. Name number one gets their first choice, number two gets second choice, and third gets whatever’s left (sorry, third!). Then I will mail them out and all that.

This is going to be one of those point contests.

–You get +1 point for commenting on any post between Oct. 1st and Oct. 14th–can be added up for more points.
–Becoming/already being a follower of the blog or the LJ is +2 points.
–Becoming/already being a fan on the Renegade X facebook fanpage is +2 points.
–And tweeting or blogging about the contest earns you +1 point.

Let me know in the comments which ones you’ve done (provide links for twitter and blog mentions) and tally up your points. And tada!

  1. Steph Su

    And how have I not discovered your site until now? You can bet I’ll be staying connected from now on. :)

  2. Sara

    +2 I’m a follower
    +1 linked in tweet (@thehidingspot)

    I really want that ninja book! :)

    Thanks for the fun contest!

  3. Mary (OfficiallyMRS)

    I follow!!
    I will join the fanpage!!
    I will tweet!!
    officiallymrs (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. Whitney

    So, I was successfully pretending to not be completely fan-girly about this book but I think this may be the straw. I feel like a bit of a stalker but it can’t be stalking if the person asked for it right?

    Anyway, This is a comment on a blog (+1), I added you as a friend on LJ (+2), I’m a fan on the facebook fanpage (+2), I have tweeted the contest (+1)… more blogging, tweeting, commenting, and updating likely to follow.

    I’m not sure how to link the twitter reference but I did start following you first…

  5. Brodie

    What happens if a Batman-wannabe, ninja-trained pirate enters? Not that I am one… *shifty*

    +2 Following!

    I would love to win any of those three books! Awesome contest, pretty please enter me (or I’ll ninja your butt of the plank) – uh, I mean, or I’ll feel very rejected :(

    Thanks! :)

  6. kim (bookbutterfly)

    I am a follower
    I would love to win any of these books! Congrats on the new site and love the cover for Rise of Renegade X!


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