ETA: I have now gotten hundreds of requests for BALLAD and am choosing between them (which is pretty much impossible). If your blog is one of the 15, I'll send you an email! Thanks for all the interest!
First of all, I know a lot of people are waiting on e-mails from me. I'm sorry about that and I am working on my Cloning Device as hard as a I can. As soon as I've got it working, folks should start getting real replies instead of the auto-responder.
Second of all, I am feeling like I should mail out a bunch of these BALLADs that I have. I always meant to do some Clever Contest with them and righ tnow, I'm just not feeling up to running a contest. Again, after the Device is up and running, things may be different. I'm actually feeling like the Device might be up and running in time for a LINGER contest around Valentine's Day. But we'll see how it goes.
So, here's the deal. If you are a book blogger and you regularly post intelligent reviews of YA and you'd like a copy of BALLAD, send me an e-mail with your name, mailing address, a link to your blog, and your blog stats in it. Make sure the subject line says BALLAD FOR BLOGGERS. I will mail out fifteen copies of BALLAD to randomly or not randomly selected bloggers. You do not have to feel obligated to review the book, or even give it a positive review if you do read it. At all. I would, however, rather send it to folks who will actually read it, not just give it away as a contest prize or add it to a TBR stack. (I have one. I know how long it can take for it to go through it. Again, when the Device . . . yeah, you get it.) Honor system on that.
Third of all, I promise I will be more chipper on Monday. Swear. I even have a book recommendation.