Thursday, December 6, 2012

Introducing: MALACHI'S JOURNAL (and the chance to win a SANCTUM prize pack)

A brief excerpt from SANCTUM:

Malachi’s quarters had no windows, no decorations. His room was just like everything else about him—nothing unnecessary, nothing wasted. His narrow cot rested in a corner, right next to something that looked like a hat rack. He walked straight to it and hung his bloody, stained armor over it. A small desk stood across from the rack, but the only things that sat upon it were a fountain pen and a single book, like some kind of journal. Neatly stacked in a corner rose a tower of identical books as tall as I was. A lot of journals.


The dark city is ... dark. It's easy to lose track of time, of days and weeks. The sun is hard to see. There are no seasons. But Malachi, the Captain of the Guard, has his own system. He keeps a journal. Or, as Lela observes: lots of them.

And if you want to get to know someone, reading his journal is a pretty good strategy, no? (though in real life, I suggest you ask permission first) Malachi is no exception: his hopes, fears, plans, and adventures are all contained in the pages of his journals.

Starting today, and continuing throughout the publication of my Guards of the Shadowlands series, excerpts from Malachi's journals will be posted regularly at:


That's also the place to go if you want to ask a question about the characters, the world, and the series.

To get things started off right, I've teamed up with TEN fantastic book bloggers to share excerpts from Malachi's journals from his first ten days as a Guard. Even better, we're giving you chances to win a SANCTUM prize pack containing exclusive extra content that you can only access IF YOU WIN. The good news is there are tons of ways to get entries in the contest!

I'm so excited about this, guys! Malachi is one of my favorite characters, and judging from the feedback I've received so far, he seems to be a favorite with readers as well.

Here's where you can find the journal entries:
 
 
DAY 2: Readers Den
 
 
 
 
 
 
DAY 8: Collections
 
 
 
 
Here we go! Contest ends 12/20/12 at MIDNIGHT.
 
I don't care where you live. This contest is INTERNATIONAL.
 
I do, however, care how old you are. Age 14 and older only, please.

NOW LOOK OVER IN MY SIDEBAR AND ENTER ENTER ENTER.
AND GO TO THE LOVELY BOOK BLOGS AND ENTER THERE, TOO.
I WANT YOU TO WIN.
I'M ROOTING FOR YOU.
YOU ARE MY FAVORITE.
NO, I'M SERIOUS. YOU ARE.
 
  
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
  

5 comments:

  1. I'm going to satisfy my Malachi craving by devouring Malachi's journals...*loving* it! ~Amie Beamer @ ReadingYA

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  2. Journal entries! Finally! *does happy crazy dance*

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  3. He sure is gorgeous! Just kidding. I'll check them out. I probably shouldn't enter the giveaway, since I already have that awesome map!

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  4. How fun! What a fabulous idea, Sarah! :)

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  5. Does this woman know how to promote...or what?? :)

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