Sunday, September 21, 2008

Contest - The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox


Here's a chance to win a copy of The Accidental Demon Slayer by stellar debut author Angie Fox!

You can read the review at RRT by clicking here.



Question for the week and your answer puts you in the drawing to win a copy of this sizzling tale.



What does it take for you to buy a new author's book?



I'll announce the winner Thursday night!

11 comments:

ilona said...

There are three things that add a new author to my shopping list. A recommendation by soemone who knows my taste in reading, a good review from an author I like or the blurb catches my eye in a newsletter about new releases. Any or all of these have added a lot of great authors to my auto buy list over the years :D

Cathy said...

The storyline has to peak my interest, then I want some good excerpts to read.

limecello said...

For me to buy a new author's book... the excerpt, story premise, recommendations by others and positive reviews. :X Yeah, I'm a hard sell - but once an author's got me, I'm quite loyal (I like to think.)

Sue A. said...

I'm a real hard sell. I like to try out author's first. I'll borrow a book from a friend or a library OR I'll buy a book second hand or even sit at a book store and read the first chapter or two. Otherwise the author has to post the excerpt that promotes the book in the best light and be sure to relay the premise of the book in an enticing manner. Giveaways and posting to tons of blogs get me to pay attention and piques my interest enough for me to check out new authors.

Lindy said...

Sub-genre and plot are big influences, as well as reviews, publisher or imprint and even the book cover. :)

~Lindy

CrystalGB said...

Positive buzz about the book, excerpts and back blurb sounding good.

Karen H in NC said...

I rely on book blurbsm, excerpts and other reader recs to help make a decision to buy a debut or new-to-me author.

Yan said...

Definitely recommendations are needed and a pretty cover better draws my eye.

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Jennifer Y. said...

An interesting blurb will usually hook me in.

flchen1 said...

Usually a combination of what others have mentioned--a recommendation from someone whose reading taste I trust, reading a great excerpt, getting to "meet" the author via blog visits or a chat... It's the initial book that's the hardest for me to buy; if I read one and like it, then I'll be much more likely to pick up her other titles.

Cherie J said...

An unusual plot or a recommendation from someone with similar taste in books.

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