Thursday, June 14, 2012

Giveaway: An ARC of Otherkin

UPDATE: June 19, 2012, 9:37pm PST.

And now, because you're all so awesome, double your chance to win!

I've so been enjoying all your animal choices and descriptive words! Can't wait to tell you what they mean, according to this party game.  I'll post that information along with the names of the winners  the morning of June 21. Morning my time, here in Hollywood, Califonia, that is.

But I've also decided to give away not one but TWO ARCs of Otherkin!

Yes that's 2, deux, due, dos, iki (that's Turkish. I can count to 29 in Turkish. Long story.) つ (that's Japanese, according to Google translator) copies of the book will be mailed off to two of you lovely folks, selected at random.

If you haven't entered yet, what are you waiting for? Read the original post, below, to see what you need to do.

The deadline to enter is Midnight (Hollywood, California time), June 20, 2012. Winner announced the next morning. This is open to everyone in all countries anywhere mail can be delivered. I love to travel. If I'm lucky maybe some day I'll come visit you and the ARC and we can chat. Maybe have a nice cup of tea, or whatever they like to drink in your country.

And if you don't win, don't worry. I'll be doing another giveaway at the end of June, with another party game question to celebrate my and my Dad's birthdays.

Thanks, everyone!

In celebration of my Mom coming to visit this weekend, and to thank you, the readers of this blog, I'm giving away a personally autographed advanced reader copy (ARC) of my book! Woo hoo!

Unlike the giveaway on Goodreads, this is open to international folks. The winner will be chosen randomly.

All you need to do is leave a comment below telling me:

1. Your favorite animal;
2. Three adjectives describing that animal.

Why? Because it's fun, and because Otherkin is about people who shapeshift into animals. I'll choose the winner from among the commenters using this random number generator.

This is actually part of a party game, and it supposedly says something interesting about you. Hee hee. I'll reveal what that is (and if you know, don't tell!) when I announce the winner, next Thursday, June 21.

For the record, when I was asked this question at a party (before I knew what it supposedly meant about me) I said that my favorite animal is a cat. (It's actually a tiger, but I went more general rather than specific for some reason. You should feel free to be as general or specific as you like.)

And the three adjectives I chose were: cuddly, playful, and sleek.

There is no right or wrong answer! If you don't really have a favorite animal, just try to think what cool animal skill (flying, stalking, camouflage) you'd like to have and brainstorm from there.

The contest is officially open now and will close at 12am Pacific Time on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. I'll announce the winner the next day, get your info, sign a book, throw in a cool bookmark, and mail it off to wherever you are.

Can't wait to see what you guys post!


Kate said...

Well, I really love dogs (in a have-to-stop-you-in-the-street kinda way) I'd describle them as cute, playful and fluffy!
But, if we're talking any animal -real or not- I'd also want to say Unicorns! Because they're magical, enchanting and just way too pretty!!

Anonymous said...

My favourite animals are elephants! Asian, specifically. They're so majestic, intelligent and... respectable! That's a weird word to describe an animal as, but I just think they seem so wise and lovely.

Although I have to say, if I had the opportunity to shapeshift into an animal, it'd definitely be a bird - a sparrow, I think - so I could fly!! :)

Thank you for the giveaway!

Sandy said...

Hi Nina...



Lisa Shafer said...

I'm going with bunnies: quiet, non-violent, cute.

Ellen Faith said...

When I was a kid, my favourite animal was a dolphine. Now, I lean more towards Jaguars (the black ones are my favourite).

- sleek, soft, and powerful.

Thanks for the contest! And I can't wait to see what this all really means!

Tay Bass said...

Duck. It can fly, walk on land, swim underwater, and float. What's not to love?



Emily said...

My favorite animals are dogs, pandas, and snow leopards.
Dogs are fun, pandas are adorable, and snow leopards are dangerous :p

₢ris said...

First, what beautiful cover!
My favorite animal is the lion. His majesty and look treacherous appeal to me. He's always so calm and so prepared the same time! Of course I would not want a lion at home, but can be admired from afar.

Cris Sanlim
Bibliotecando com a Cris

Gisele said...

A Raven!!
Because is:

Thanks for the contest, :D
Fingers crossed!

Leo Bullock said...

Wow so glad I had this urge to see how your Otherkin work is going :)

How did your weekend go? I hope the weather was nice for your time with your mother.

Love what you are doing with the blogs I love how generous you are with your insight and advice.

Hope you are keeping well Nina :)

Leo (Hatcheapsuit)

P.S. My favourite animal is a Golden Dragon as they are wise, knowledgeable and noble.

uraniborg said...

Thank you for the international giveaway Nina :)
My favorite animal : dog (my dog :p)
He's fluffy, friendly and incredibly loyal!

Von @ Mr. Book Wonder said...


I really can't wait for OTHERKIN! It's on my wishlist and hopefully I could win a copy!


Shirley said...

Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway Nina<3

I loveeee PANDAS<333 They're ADORABLE, UNIQUE and well...LAZY! :) Gahhh I LOVEEE them!!!

Shirley said...

Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway Nina<3

I loveeee PANDAS<333 They're ADORABLE, UNIQUE and well...LAZY! :) Gahhh I LOVEEE them!!!

Jo-Anne said...

My favourite animal is a Tiger. They are powerful, beautiful and deadly.

Thank you for the giveaway!

strangecandyreviews at gmail dot com

Karen said...



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Jennifer L. Bielman said...

forgot to leave my email

Badass Bookie said...


Beautiful, Fabulous, Magical :D

andrea b said...

Cat: stealthy, silent, curious

that was fun! thanks for the giveaway :)


Tom said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Otherkin comes very highly recommended by my friend Brigid Kemmerer.

Favorite animal: Panther

Adjectives: sleek, silent, graceful

FireStarBooks said...

OMGOMGOMG! *fangirls*

Panda: Lazy, cute, and fat :3

I would totally be a panda if I shape shift. :3

Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Lynsey Newton said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win your book - if Brigid Kemmerer recommends it, then I'm there! My favourite animal is probably the elephant because it's intelligent, emotional, and beautiful :)


Marmaladelibby (aka Ange) said...

Dogs! Happy, loyal & loving.

Marmaladelibby (aka Ange) said...

Dogs! Happy, loyal & loving.

Sarah Brown said...

Cats - Cute, playful, curious

Hilda K said...

Thank you so much for the lovely giveaway! <3

My favorite animal is cat. :)
graceful, lovely, and keen!

my_saphira (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) id

Annie said...

My fave animal is ...OWL! (I realize that's not grammatically correct but I'm usually too lazy too care).
Three words:
Adorable, fluffy, ferocious.

Nina Berry said...

Karen - you are one of the winners! Congrats! Please email me your address and the book will be winging its way to you very soon. Email is ninaberrybooks [at] gmail [dot] com.

And thanks so much for entering. Turtles rock!

Leo also won, but has emailed me. Leo - your book will be in the mail shortly!

Thanks to everyone for entering!

Jetches said...

I'm a horse person. They have grace, speed, and beauty