UPDATE!!! The deadline has been extended to 11/5 for both contests!! Get yours in for free books, a gift card or a Kindle!! Click here for more details.

ANOTHER UPDATE!! Promise is now available internationally at The Book Depository! To celebrate, we’ve opened this contest worldwide!

EDITED: In case there is any confusion, there are TWO contests here. The Birthday Bash contest starts immediately, going until 10/31 (the second one below with TWO winners who will win books and swag). Or click here to complete the form. Spread the word about both contests for entries. The Halloween Hop takes place Halloween Weekend, but sign up NOW. The more who sign up, the better the prize!

Meet Tristan Knight, a.k.a. Mr. Beautiful

He goes by other nicknames, too, such as Hawtness, but Alexis calls him Mr. Beautiful. Because mundane terms like “handsome” and “attractive” just don’t quite cut it when it comes to Tristan. He’s inhumanly beautiful. Unfortunately, he doesn’t like his face photographed, but I think this angle is nearly as good!

His birthday is on Halloween, although he prefers not to acknowledge it. But I’ve decided we’re going to anyway with the Mr. Beautiful Halloween Hop Contest!

And you get to borrow Tristan for this contest! Consider him your treat for Halloween. Yum!!

What do you do with him? Whatever you want! Take the picture above (or email me at kristie(at)kristiecook(dot)com for a higher resolution pic) and get creative with it. You can blow the picture up, cut it out and paste it to foam-board, then take Tristan on some outings in your corner of the world – just be sure to take pictures. Or create a video with him. Or, if you’re an artist, give him a face (hint: sandy-brown hair, hazel eyes with green around the outside and gold flecks around the pupil, square jaw, full kissable lips). The sky’s the limit and the more creative, the more likely you’ll win.

Whatever it is, you MUST include the above picture in some form (so the judges can recognize Tristan!) and post your photo(s), image(s) or video on your blog, anytime during the weekend of October 29-31. (If you don’t have a blog, you can post it on your Facebook page.) Give Tristan an actual post so we can find it the following week for judging. My publishing team and I will decide on the most creative entry and I’ll announce the winner on Friday, November 5. Sign up here and don’t forget to post your entry at the end of the month! The more who sign up, the better the prize!

What can you win? How about a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble? Or an iPod Shuffle? Or maybe a Kindle 3 or B&N Nook? Really?!? Seriously!! The grand prize depends on how many people we can get to participate – the more who actually post a Halloween Hop entry, the better the prize.

How are we going to get more people involved? With another contest!!! Woohoo!!

Start spreading the word NOW to win…

1st Prize
Purpose (#2 in the Soul Savers series) by Kristie Cook (ARC)
Promise Bookmark
Plus your choice of 2 of the following:

2nd Prize
Purpose (#2 in the Soul Savers series) by Kristie Cook (ARC)
Promise Bookmark
Dark Days and Wicked Nights (Free sampler featuring various authors)

Complete the form below to enter as many times as you’d like. You can return and enter to win every day, between now and 10/31, by tweeting and posting. Get up to 50 BONUS ENTRIES for taking a picture of you and Promise in the wild…or your home or whatever (for me, home and wild are synonymous). Don’t have Promise yet? Buy it here or here. Have the ebook? Just make sure the first page shows up on your ereader in the picture. Email the picture to kristie(at)kristiecook(dot)com for 25 extra entries or post it on your blog for 50 extra entries!

Good luck!!!

Fine Print: Both contests are only available for U.S. mailing addresses. The Birthday Bash form can be completed as many times as you want until October 31, 2010, but each tweet, post and status update MUST be a new one to qualify for additional entries. Both contests end at Midnight (EST) on October 31. Winners will be announced on this blog on November 5. Halloween Hop winner will be chosen by my publishing team. Birthday Bash winners will be selected by Random.org. By participating, you give permission to Kristie Cook and Ang’dora Productions, LLC, to use your submitted photo(s), image(s) and video(s) for marketing and PR purposes in exchange for credit and link-back to your site or blog.