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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Feeling Adventurous? Ready to Sail? Come One, Come All! Enter the ISLE OF FIRE TREASURE HUNT CONTEST!

I’ve hinted and nudged long enough. Today is July 9th, precisely two months from the release of my new pirate adventure novel: Isle of Fire. I’m very happy with this novel, and I hope you’ll have as much fun reading it as I did writing it. The early reviews are very strong. But I am not content to simply let the book come out on its own. I want to set ablaze* the bookstores, the online communities, the word of mouth recommendations with talk of Isle of Fire.
*Editor’s Note: Wayne is not actually planning to set fire to anything.

Therefore, I am starting a contest on this blog, similar to the Isle of Swords Treasure Hunt, only better. The quests? Better. The excitement? Better. The prizes? Better.

To the Winners Go the Spoils:
('s what you can win)

For the #1 & 2 Treasure Hunters (the adventurous ones who accumulate the most Treasure Points) I will give you one copy of every new book I write...for LIFE. That means, should the Lord allow me to live long enough to write all the stories rattling around in my head, you will get a signed copy of each one sent directly to you. Of course, if you move and don't give me your new address, then…someone else will be getting all those books. Doh! AND I will name a character** in my next fantasy series after you. That's correct: I'll use your real name, your username, or a character name you create as a character in my new fantasy series. Of course, if your name is Bob, we’ll need to go with something a little more fantasy-ish.

**Editor’s Note #2: No Guarantee that your character won't get killed off in some horribly unpleasant manner.

For the #3, #4, and #5 Treasure Hunter: I will send you a signed copy of any book I’ve written AND give you a choice of A) sending you a signed copy of an original, unpublished fantasy short story I’ve written called “Forget Me Not.” –OR- B) You can invite a bunch of your friends together some evening, and I will personally call and talk to you and your friends about the books, about writing, about your favorite kind of pizza—whatever’s clever.

Here are the guidelines:

1. The contest begins today: July 9th and will continue for 3 Months, ending October 9th. (or slightly after I return from the Fantasy Fiction West Coast Tour).

2. To enter, post a comment here to let me know you are participating. You will also have to send me an email with your real name and address to verify your participation. I will keep your personal information private.

If you are a younger reader PLEASE get parent permission to join the contest and participate in these activities.

Please send the information to:


Of course, when you email, replace the above
at with the @ symbol and the word dot with an actual dot .

3. Then, begin completing the tasks below to earn Treasure Points.

4. Be on the lookout for special Quests and One-Day Events where you can earn buckets of Treasure Points—but these are limited time only when they come up. So, check the blog here often.

5. All tasks must happen between July 9th and Oct. 9th. There are no exceptions. No working backward.

6. Prepare to go surfing. For some quests, I’ll be sending you to the Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction Tour Site and/or the sites of the 8 authors on the tour. And only in those places will you find clues to a great riddle you must solve—mega Treasure Points!

7. Finally, and this is HUGE: I am looking for a big turnout for the HUNT, so while the contest begins today, it will not be ACTIVE until we have at least 40 people in the contest***. We had 33 contestants last time, so we’re trying to surpass that number and have the greatest impact. 40 people entered is the magic number, so get your friends involved in the contest.

***Editor’s Note #3: this does not necessarily mean that the contestant is totally active the whole time. Entered counts.

Treasure Points Tasks Key

10 Treasure Points:

Mention ANY of my books in a blog thread--your blog or someone else's—email me the link AND post it in your comment here.
(You can do this up to 10 times, totaling up to 100 points).

Post a link to my blog anywhere on your blog--then, email me the link AND post it in your comment here.

• Visit the Motive8 Fantasy Fiction Tour Website. Read an article (or three) and post a comment there. (You can do this up to 10 times, totaling up to 100 points).

20 Treasure Points:

Put a banner ad for the Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction Tour up on your site. Email me for the source code.

Call someone you know on the West Coast. If that person comes to see us on the Fantasy Fiction Tour, you score 20. Just have that person introduce himself and tell us that you get the Treasure Hunt Points. If that person buys one or more books from any of the authors, you get 100 Treasure Points for each book purchased!

Post cover artwork from any of my books on your blog and make it a link to Amazon or CBD. Email me the link and post the link in your comment on this thread.

Email a digital photo of you with a store employee in a bookstore where any of my books are shelved. In the photo, I must be able to see the book on the shelf and in your hands. Every photo you send is worth ten points, but each photo must be from a different store, and with each photo, include the name and address of the store as well as the name of the employee. Please let me know if I am allowed to post the photo on the blog. This is repeatable for each of my five books: The Door Within, Rise of the Wyrm Lord, The Final Storm, Isle of Swords, and Isle of Fire (when it comes out in Sept.)

Because some people live in small towns without any bookstores, I will allow you to ask friends to get photos for you. The friend must be in the photo along with the store employee.

Create an Amazon Listmania List that includes The Door Within Books, Isle of Swords, and Isle of Fire. Post and email the link. (10 Listmania Limit: 200pts total)

•Write a review of any of The Motiv8 Authors' Books on Amazon or any of the following online review sites: CBD, Goodreads, Shelfari,, etc. (Note: Limit of 4 reviews per author, so that's 80 points per author, not per author per site)

50 Treasure Points:

Write a review of any of my books on Amazon or any of the following online review sites: CBD, Goodreads, Shelfari,, Borders, Barnes & Noble, Incredibooks (see below), or any other review site that I approve. Email me the link and post the link in your comment on this thread. And yes, you can write ONE review for a book and post it multiple places. Each review posted gets you 50 points. So post away!

Note: If you review on Incredibooks, it might be a little confusing at first. Here's the way to do it:
First, find one of the books on Incredibooks. Then scroll down to the comments section and leave a comment with your review. That's all there is to it! Here are links to all of the books that you can review for the contest:

Make a poster about Isle of Fire and put it on a school, church, or store bulletin board. The poster has to be at least eight and a half by eleven inches, which is the sized of standard paper, and it must have an image of the book cover.

You can get the book cover image by clicking HERE. A poster needs to include where a person can purchase the book locally, or if there is no local place to get it, mention that it can be purchased online at,, or another online bookseller.

A poster is worth 50 points, but you won't get extra points for more than one poster at the same school. You may put the poster up in many different places, but only one credit per establishment. To get credit for a poster, please send me a digital photo of you at the place where you placed it. And please include whether or not I have your permission to post the photo on my blog.

100 Treasure Points:

• Watch for Today Only Quests Coming Soon.

Recommend One of my books to someone. If that person buys it, send me a scanned photocopy of the receipt by email. The receipt must show the store name and the date, and the date must be on or later than today's date, July 9th, 2008. Every bookstore receipt is worth twenty points.

• Amazon gives authors the power to create Purchasing Links for their books. I've created links for each of my five books. Email me and request the HTML code for each of my books linking to Amazon. Put this code on your website or blog, creating a sales link to Amazon, and you get 100 points (max of 500: 1 code link for each book). Please note: this HTML code is directly from I have them posted on my site and have had no problems. But I cannot be liable if some virus or wee beastie gets into your site because Amazon’s code had it embedded or some such.

Buy a copy of Isle of Swords and email me when and where you bought it and the receipt.

Buy any of The Door Within Books email me when and where you bought it and the receipt.

Buy a copy of any of the 8 fantasy fiction tour author’s books: Sharon Hinck, Bryan Davis, Christopher Hopper, LB Graham, Donita K. Paul, Eric Reinhold, or Jonathan Rogers. email me when and where you bought it and the receipt.

Write AND present a book report on any Wayne Thomas Batson book at school. 100pts. if you earn an A+ for that assignment.

150 Treasure Points:

Go to a store that does not carry my books and special order it from that store. email me when and where you bought it and the receipt.

Go to a store that does not carry my books and persuade them to carry any of my books. Then, post here to tell us what store has now agreed to carry my book(s).

Buy any of my books and donate them to your church library. Then post here to say where you bought them and what church received them. email me when and where you bought it and the receipt.

Make a video supporting Isle of Fire and post it on Youtube or Godtube. You can interview people, use music or artwork, or even recruit people to join the contest. If you don't mind, I would like you to include a positive comment or two about the book. Make it imaginative, funny, insightful, anything (within reason) to attract attention.

Posting a video will be worth 150 points, but only one video per person per book will count. As the contest draws to a close, I will award an additional 500 points to the person who makes the best video (in the opinion of the judges).

200 Treasure Points:

Buy Isle of Fire from on the day of September 9th! email me the receipt. Anyone who does this gets a bonus of 500 Treasure Points if Isle of Fire appears in Amazon’s top 100 bestselling books that day!

Buy a copy of ANY of my books for the Youth Group Leader of your church. Post a comment here to tell who, when, and where –AND- email me the receipt.

The Amazing Open Category:

•Suppose you have an idea for something that you think will promote one or all of my books, BUT you don’t see it posted on my blog. Email me your idea. If it’s good, I’ll tell you how many points it’s worth—I like to reward creativity! I will then post your idea on my blog so others can do it too. But you will get more points for being the creative one who came up with the plan.

Note #1: If possible, batch your Treasure Points. In other words, say you’ve done 7 tasks. You can email me about them all at once rather than 7 separate emails.

Note #2: I may add to the list of Treasure Point Tasks at any time--and likely will because my twisted mind is always churning...

Note #3: Keep track of your own Treasure Points. I will keep a running tally in my sidebar and try to update it every week or two. But you should keep your total as well.

Note #4: Any and all of the requirements are subject to change as I see how this develops. I want to keep it fair.

Note #5: I hope this competition stays loving and friendly. Although I hope you want to win the books, I also hope you want to share with others the benefit of reading The Door Within Trilogy, Isle of Swords, and Isle of Fire. Since my books book don’t overtly preach, it's a great opportunity to introduce your friends to a story that will get them asking questions.

My thanks to Author Bryan Davis. I got many ideas for the improved treasure hunt from his Beyond the Reflection’s Edge Contest. In fact, I “borrowed” many of Bryan’s direct wording. Thanks, Sir Bryan.

May the fair trade winds fill your sails!


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Mackenzie said...


I'm in. I'll be sending my info to you shortly. Let the treasure hunting begun!!!

cathikin said...

Well, I may be the oldest participant, but i'm still a kid at heart, and I'm ready to go sailing (if only in my imagination). So count me in, please!

Elliot Reed said...

I shall join this quest (though I can't be positive that I'll get many points...


jconn said...

100 points for entering!

Dang it, almost all the review sites i already reviewed on for the ios treasure hunt. I was one place short of winning a prize in that one!

jconn said...

quick question- does preordering count as buying on sept. 9th?

Lady Haley said...

It's finally here! This is going to be so much fun!

The Writer said...

I'm in. Let's do this.

Anonymous said...

did we finish the last contest, as in who won all the contests?

Jconn said...
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Jconn said...

40 more points now for three posts on the Motiv8 site and a post on a friend's blog

that makes 140

Rien Takhid said...

I'm in! It almost makes me wish that I'd waited a little longer to get Sharon Hink's books. Ah well. Forth to the high seas!

Shyeloh said...

I have a question before I join in. When we send Mr. Batson our real name and address, does that mean our email address or home address? Someone please help me.

Kayla said...

Alright. I'm in.

Katie L. said...

Woohoo! I am so joining!

*sends email*

Shyeloh said...

I'm in too, even though I'm slightly confused...

Teranel said...

I'm in.

I moderate a Christian fantasy group on Facebook, on which I posted a bunch of stuff for Isle of Fire.
Isle of Fire is mentioned under "Group News", the cover image appears with a link to under pictures (, there's a link to the blog here under "posted items", and Isle of Swords and Isle of Fire are mentioned in a post by me on the wall. Ok, I think that's all. 40 points, by my count.

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

Huzzah! A new adventure! Count this swashbuckling sally in!!

Anonymous said...

Two questions do I have to create a name on your blog to enter? Can you have two participants on the same email address?

Anonymous said...

I shall also take up the quest!(:
Count me in Mr.Batson!
-Lindsay W.

knight of the dawn123 said...

I'm in. I've been looking forward to this. In the name of the one true king I salute you.

Anonymous said...

I really want to join, but I have to get my parents' permission first... be back later! Save a spot for me! ;) :D

AnnessaJones said...

I'm so in too!!! I can wait to start!!!!!! Yay!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr.Batson!
Is it alright to write reviews on the Family Christian Bookstore site?

everlastingscribe said...

Ah yes, thank you capt'n. Seeing as I'm appointed to a ship that is lighter, faster, sleeker, and yes as improbable as it sounds, carries more guns than these other noble souls in their craft, I shall as I did before, sail with the fleet but not enter into competition.

I can mark shoals and scout for good harbor at least so the weary can be revived and the more cautious know where he true danger lies.

All sails set, me hearties, up all anchors, every jack-dog to his place, the race is still to the swift!

Oh, and here are some common day tips:

1. Call the store before you go to see if they have Wayne's books for picture taking.

2. Share the why you need your picture taken in store with the books with the staff that work there (we like to have fun too you know)

3.When writing reviews, take your time and really explain why you love his stories--that way not only are you racking up points you're sharing a fabulous read with someone who has never heard of it before!

Anonymous said...

I'm ready to set sail for a new adventure! You can count me in!

-Kelsey West.

Anonymous said...

Here are the links from the reviews I posted on Shelfari! (:
So that is 300 points so far! (:
-Lindsay W.

Anonymous said...

I just wrote four more reviews on goodreads! (:
Here are the links!
So, 500 points?

Anonymous said...

These are the reviews I've written

Kelsey W.

Mackenzie said...

Alright, here's my blog post.

This gives me 40 points for that. (Mentioning the book, your blog, and posting the cover with amazon link)

Those points, plus the 100 for signing up today, give me 140 points so far. :)

Mackenzie E.

knight of the dawn123 said...

50 points for this review on the cbd website it's for the final storm.

Shyeloh said...

ok, I commented on four articles on the Fantasy Fiction Tour Site, so that's 40 points. And I get 100 for joining the quest today, so I have a running total of 140. I wrote some reviews, but they haven't shown up yet, so I'll post those links later...

Arysta said...

I want to join! Don't know how I'll do in this, but I'm in, for better or for worse.

Jen said...

Count me in. I'm always up for a good treasure hunt! :D

Candi said...

Awww I would participate but I can't get online alot! That's depressing...:(

Arysta said...

I just posted something about your books and a link to this blog on my own blog, which is farely new.

Here is the link to my blog:

Anonymous said...

Wahoo! This looks like a BLAST! I'm in! (I'll send in e-mail in a second.)
~A fellow writer and your biggest fan

Alassiel said...

I'm in for sure! This is going to be fun.

Pais Charos said...

Looks like fun, but I'll stay on the sidelines this time, cheering everyone on. Good luck everyone!!

Magma said...

I was planning on buying more of the motiv8's books anyway....BWAHAHAHA!


Paris said...

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, so I'm gonna win!

Well, at least I hope so-LOL


Paris said...


Could we get points for putting the banner on our blogs???


zaphir said...

I'm in.

Aldwyn said...

Okay, I sent you the info Mr.B!! I'm so gonna give the book to my youth pastor! This is gonna be awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Alright, I'm in!!!

Anonymous said...

This looks like so much fun!Count me in.

Ryan Paige H <><

Emily Burke said...

I'm ready to join the hunt!

Lifrasthir said...

Heh, free books from Mr. Batson for the rest of my life? Soo totally count me in!

Anonymous said...

All right... my first points! :)

10 pt. a link from my blog (on the sidebar) -
10 pt. -

That adds up to 120 points so far...

Sarmjornn said...

I' m in, good luck everyone!

cson said...

I'm in!

mason said...

I'm in for the hunt!

MelodyJM said...

I would like to join! I'll shoot you an email soon!

Ardian said...

I'm definitely in!! Me and me bro, OnTheStraightAndNarrow will work together on this one! This is going to be AWESOME!!

(Since I haven't read all the comments, I'm sure lots of people have already said that "this is going to be AWESOME!!" ;) )

Ardian said...

Oh, and 100 points for entering on this day! Woohoo!

Jon M. said...

I'm in!!! I'm going to get!
Jon M.

Ardian said...

A link to here on my blog (look to the sidebar)

110! This is pretty good!!

Master_Rinowan said...

Tynan signing up! I have my pirate cutlass (really). I'm gonna hunt.

Ardian said...

Oh whoops, 'scuse me. That link was from a while back.

So, it's still just 100...

Roheryn said...

Count Roh in!!

Kaliam said...

Oh oh oh! I'm so in!

Melissa said...

I'm going to try. Count me in!

Sir Rogan said...

Oooh! Oooh! Oooh!!!! I am totally in on this!

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Ian said...

I will have absolutely no hope in this contest...

all the more reason to join! Count me in as soon as I get the books and my parent's permission....:)

I'm tired of just watching these contests from the sidelines...let's see how much dust I can kick up here...:D


Elisah said...

You ROCK! I'm totally in!

Wolf Princess said...

I'm in, though I'm not sure how I'll do.

WayneThomasBatson said...

Okay, it's past midnite here in my neck of the woods, so that closes the bonus 100 points for entering. But beware, there will be other quests and one-day-only adventures!

I am overwhelmed by the initial response. Thank you all for coming aboard. This should be a fun three months. I will try to keep up with your points, but be patient with me. I do have a family to look after and more books to write. lol

Please print out the guidelines and read them carefully.

And also, for the younger readers, thanks for being so responsible to ask your parents for permission first. PLEASE DO. You've set a good example. I'm going to edit the instructions to advise parent permission.

Never alone.


Alassiel said...

I tried to print the guidelines, but it wouldn't print the whole thing, and it won't let me copy and paste so I can print it elsewhere.

WayneThomasBatson said...

Hi, Josh

If you PreOrdered before July 9th, thank you very much, but that counts for buying a book, NOT for ordering on Sept. 9th. Sorry about that.

Grandfathering in things already done was kind of a mess last time. Thanks for getting involved again.


Nathan said...

I'm in Mr. Batson. Let's set sail.

WayneThomasBatson said...

We have 55 Treasure Hunters, so all scores are officially ACTIVE. Keep spreading the word! If you tell someone about the contest and they enter, email me, and I'll give you 10 points for a referral!

Keep up the good work!

And check back often. There will be One Day Only Quests!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr.Batson!
I wrote reviews on the Family Christian bookstore website!(:
(They are all the second review from the top.)
So, that makes 700! (:
-Lindsay W.

Katie. L said...

I have a question, what if we bought the books [from the Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction Authors] lets say a month ago, would the receipt still count?
And does a computer receipt [if that is what you call them =s] count as well...???

Paris said...

OK, I posted a link on my blog to yours (on the side):

I posted cover artwork on mt blog with a link to

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

Here's what I've got so far. I think it adds to 230.

1.) Read Sharon Hinck's interview on the FantasyFourFictionTour website. Posted comment (10)

2.) Entered contest yesterday, July 9th. (100)

3.) Read Bryan Davis's interview on the FFFT website. Left comment. (10)

4.) Read L.B. Graham's interview on the FFFT website. Left comment. (10)

5.) Wrote review of IOS on can read it on my blog... (50)

6.) Wrote review on Borders for's the link...(50)

Alan said...

I would like to I get any points or not!
I will email you shortly!

Jconn said...

what about preorders after July 9th? I haven't actually done it yet, i figured i'd check, first.

Jconn said...

200 more points for reviews on Goodreads.

Running Total: 340

Canon said...

Count me in! Set sail for adventure!

Canon said...

10 points for telling someone about it on their blog.

Katie L. said...

100 points for joining yesterday.

^Posted about Isle Of Fire^
Hope I did it correctly.

I get 40 for: [Cover art linking to amazon, [20] mentioning Isle of Fire [10], posting a link to your blog [another 10] ]

Katie L. said...

Ack, why is it I always forget to mention something in my other posts?

I also posted a comment on 3 of the Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction Tour Author's Interview's.
Sharon Hinck
Bryan Davis
L. B. Graham
So that gives me 30 more points.

Also, I did post a comment on yours, does that count? If it does, that gives me 40 points. :P

Nathan said...

I posted one comment on the Motiv8 website.

And I also made two reviews on

Katie L. said...

I also just posted a review on Shelfari for Isle Of Swords:

My review is the one by Tippie.

aldwyn said...

Hey Mr.B, I think there's been a miss undestanding, I sent you my info, but I also said that I was signing up here, so now you have me as Aldwyn and Madeline. Can you just put them as Madeline?

Oh, and I posted your cover on my blog and a link to amazon :

I'm not sure how many points that is, but thanks alot!

aldwyn said...

Oh, I made some more points! I put a pic of your books in my blog, here's the link:

I don't know how many points that is...

This will be fun, but Mr.B you put me like I signed up twice. First as Aldwyn then as Madeline. Could you put the points on Madeline?

aldwyn said...

Hey Mr.B, I think there's been a miss undestanding, I sent you my info, but I also said that I was signing up here, so now you have me as Aldwyn and Madeline. Can you just put them as Madeline?

Oh, and I posted your cover on my blog and a link to amazon :

I'm not sure how many points that is, but thanks alot!

James Somers said...

Hey Wayne--Throw my name on the pyre as well :)

Rien Takhid said...

10 Point tasks:
Mention books/ Link to blog:
Motiv8 comments:

20 Point task:
Listmania on Amazon:

90 points total

everlastingscribe said...

Wheeee .. .just showed a very excited fan the website and explained the rules to them today at work .. . they've got some AWESOME ideas to suggest.


Keep to the charts, Adventurers!

holli said...

I think I'll play, this round, mates. Mr. Batson, I'll be shooting an email your way.

cson said...

5 listmanias for me! Running Total: 200 points.

Ardian said...

A link to my review of The Door Within-

I guess that adds up to 120!!

Ardian said...

More reviews-

Ah, but there's just one thing about all this link stuff. It doesn't let you go to them, and it doesn't quite show it all. Oh well.:) I'm at 140 I guess!

Ardian said...

Whoops, I mean 150. Where has my mind gotten to? ;)

Canon said...

Hello Mr. Batson,

I have completed the challenge of writing a review of one of your books at the given sites. Here are the links: (On this one move the mouse over the book and the review come up.)

For some reason, I couldn't find Would you please tell me how you found it? Moving on- (On this one they said my review wouldn't show for 72 hours. So it should show up around July 13.) (This one should show up the same day as the last one.)

Well thats all for now. I beleive my total is now 260.

WayneThomasBatson said...

A lot of you have asked "What if I bought your books or one of the Motiv8 Tour Authors' books before July 9th, does that count?

The answer is no unfortunately. While I certainly do thank you for past purchases, I'm trying to generate new sales.

For those who do purchase online, computer/digital receipts are fine.

Also, I've been asked if people can team up and pool their points. And no, I'm sorry but that's a huge advantage over those who have to go it alone.

Anonymous said...

Ardian, reviews are 50 points each... so you're at 310!

And now for my points!

I added the purchasing links to my blog (on the side-bar), so that's 500 points! 620 is my total so far.

Paris said...

I mentioned your book on my blog:

I left a review on Shelfari:

I left a review on Goodreads:

I left a comment on Motive8 Fantasy Fiction Tour Website:

I left a comment on Motive8 Fantasy Fiction Tour Website:

Paris said...

I put all 5 HTML codes on my blog (on the side):

Justin B. said...

I am so joining. Wow you guys have a lot of time on your hands. I have just started. Hopefully I can gather as many points before I am off to Messiah this coming fall. So.. I shall work my hardest in promoting such awesome books

Paris said...

I left 8 comments on the Motive8 Fantasy Fiction Tour Website :

80 points!

Anonymous said...

I left a comment on the Motive8 Fantasy Fiction Tour website:

Ryan Paige H ><>

Anonymous said...

Sounds really cool. I will join the hunt!

Anonymous said...

Here's some more points:

10 -

10 -

10 -

10 -

10 -

That adds 50 points and makes my total so far 680.

James Somers said...

wayne--does amazon canada and amazon u.k. lists and reviews count the same as amazon u.s?

thanks, james

Katie L. said...

I have put all the 5 HTML codes on my blog. :)

So, I have 740 counting my other points from yesterday.

Shyeloh said...

Here are 8 reviews I wrote. Sorry the address thing is really long...

So I now have 540 points.

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

Posted a comment on my sis's blog about your's the link and the comment...

Wayne Batson's treasure hunt has begun! The Door Within series are amamzing...those who haven't read them need to! They are some of my all time favorite books ever!

I think that just makes my total 240.

Shyeloh said...

Oh, and here's the link to my blog.
I mentioned a book and posted a link to your blog, so that's 20 more points, giving me...560, I believe.

Katie L. said...

I have also put the banner on my site.

So that leads to 770 points.

Anonymous said...

I posted four more reviews on Borders! (:
That makes 900!
-Lindsay W.

Anonymous said...

Alright, I have written four on CBD! (:
That makes 1100! (:
-Lindsay W.

Ardian said...

Well, I put up those purchasing links, and it was on http://journeythroughwriting.blogspot

Since I did all five, and they're worth 100 points each, that gives me 810 points! It could be a good deal worse or better, as Gandalf says in The Hobbit!

Knight of the dawn said...

Here's a review for the door within book #1

Ardian said...

Oh whoops, I mean 770.

k2storygirl said...

Sounds cool!

knight of the dawn said...

Simon & Lisa Thomas.

Alassiel said...

Alright, I commented twice on the Motiv8 website:

I also made an Amazon Listmania!:

So that's 30 points!

Katie L. said...

I posted a comment on the Treasure Hunt thing in the Motiv8 Tour site.

Do I have to email you about this?

820+10=830 points I have.

Lifrasthir said...

I've left a comment on the 2008 Fantasy Fiction Tour Meet the Author: Wayne Thomas Batson post. (Whew, long name.)

Total points: 160

cameron said...

i am surelly in i already sent you the information. my name is cameron.

cameron said...

i have left 10 comments on the

so that should start me off with with some points.
Total Points:100

cameron said...

i have posted enought to make 60 points + the 100 points i did earlier to make 160 points for cameron.
here's the link for my blog which has all the 60 points.
Total Points:160

cson said...

Two reveiws: 100 points!

Running Total: 300 points

Kayla said...

Here's my Door Within Review

WayneThomasBatson said...

63 Pirates in the Hunt! Well done.

Couple of quick things:

1. A few of you have learned what a beautiful thing a review can be. Do the math. If you write a review for each of my 4 current books--that's 50 each=200pts. If you post those same reviews on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Borders, Goodreads, BooksAMillion, you've already got 1000points. WOOT

2. Remember in every email to include your Treasure Hunt Name. We have two Kayla's and I'm not sure which is which. Help! lol

Anonymous said...

This is Sebie from the forums. I will be entering. I'll send you my info real quick.

P.S. You rock!

Anonymous said...

More points!

50 -

50 -

50 -

These reviews are waiting to be approved... it said within three days...

My score is now 830 points...

Jconn said...

Mr. B, do preorders after July 9th count? Thanks.
Alright, I review TDW trilogy on Incredibooks at:

so that's 150 points.

Running total: 590 points

Jconn said...

5 more posts on the Motiv8 site, equalling 50 points. I can do 2 more for points still, though...

Running Total: 640 points

Paris said...

I put the banner ad for the Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction Tour up on my site:

20 points

Paris A

Anonymous said...

Alright! I posted several reviews on Amazon.
Thats three!
I am now at 1,250! (:
-Lindsay W.

Jconn said...

20 more points for posts on the Motiv8 site. my running total is now:

710 points!

Anonymous said...

these are some more reviews I wrote.
Kelsey W.

Paris said...

I posted 4 more of your book cover artwork on my site:

80 points

Anonymous said...

These are some more reviews I wrote.

Kelsey W

Kendall said...

I'm in, info is forthcoming.

Here's what I've done so far:

And your website is linked to on my blog:

210 points, so far.

Kendall said...

Ha ha, my reviews appeared on Amazon!

That's 200 more, I'm up to 410.

NoahR said...

I've posted 5 reviews:
One is at

the rest are at

That is 250 pionts

Madi said...

Hey!Just wanted you to know I'm entering your contest.See ya!

Pogo-kid said...

I'm going to enter.

k2storygirl said...

I wrote 4 comments on the motive8 fantasy tour website.

Kendall said...

TDW artwork/links to Amazon on my blog:

420 new points, I'm now at 830.

Kendall said...

Okay, I'm confused... If we reccommend a book to anyone, do we automatically get a hundred points, or do they have to buy it for us to get the points?

cameron said...


Points for these links...
Each link on my blog to amazon and CBD are 20 points and 10 points per for the mentioning on blog.
20 + 10 = 30 points per link, I have 10 links...
30 multiplied by 10 equals 300 points.

Total points = 510 points

Jconn said...

I have a question- under the 100 points options, you say that if you recommend one of TDW books or IOS to someone and they buy it, we get points, but then you say that each friend you've recommended it to that buys it gives you just 20 points. Is that a typo? Oh, and you must have missed it when I asked before, but do preorders after July 9th count as buying the book the day it comes out? Or do we actually have to order it that very day?

Bloody Jack said...

I'll join if it will help towards your goal of 40 contestants. Sending my info as I type.

Alassiel said...

I justed commented twice over on Motiv8:

I posted a bunch of reviews, but I'll wait for all of them to show up before I post the links.

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Paris said...

I mentioned your books in these blog threads:

190 points!

Brock said...

Arrrgh...I be joining ye ship.

Brock E

WayneThomasBatson said...

I'm back home and have been given a pretty clean bill of health. Thanks for the prayers and notes.

And let the Hunt continue!


Kendall said...
First video, as far as I can tell!

That's 150 new points. 980 total.

Kendall said...

Oops, forgot some more reviews:
New total: 1180

Ardian said...

I did the thing on Eric Reinhold's blog, but I wasn't the first, so I have 820 points! Hooray!

Teranel said...

I posted 6 comments on the Motiv8 website. I also wrote reviews for Door Within, Rise of the Wyrm Lord, and Isle of Swords and posted them on the Barnes and Noble and Borders websites.
My reviews haven't been approved on yet, but I'll post the link when I can find it.
I also completed quest #2, so my total is currently 600 points.
I also asked my library to get Isle of Swords and Isle of Fire, does that count for points?

Soon to be Emily Cullen said...

I'm In!

Kayla said...

Alright Mr. Batson, I have 50 more points for a review on Barnes and Nobel. It's the top review.

knight of the dawn said...

I wrote a review on rise of the wyrm lord

cson said...

Whoops! I forgot you're suposed to comment the stuff you've done as well as e-mail Mr. Batson! Hope that dosen't jazz things up for me...

Anyway, here's 5 reviews for Isle of Swords (250 pts.), and I bought 2 books by Christopher Hopper (200pts.).

Running Total: 750 points.




Barnes & Noble:

Family Christian Stores:

Purchased from CBD:
The Lion Vrie
The Rise of Dibor

Alassiel said...

Alright, here's the links to my reviews for The Final Storm:


I also purchased Ryann Watters and the King's Sword from the author.

k2storygirl said...

Ooops, I'm soo soo sooo sorry. I forgot to say that KarenW and k2storygirl are the same person. Sorry I had a complete mind blank and just figured that out now.

I have a question, I live in a small town so our newpapper lets anyone publish something in the newspapper as long as it's good, so if I write a reveiw and get it published in our newpapper could it coun't for a review??

Katie G. said...

I would like to join. I will send you my info right away!

Katie G. said...

OK! I put your website on my blog! Here is the link:

butterfli_1 said...

I'm in.

Jconn said...

Ok, the trilogy review on incredibooks only counted for 50 points, so that puts me at

610 total points

cameron said...
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Kendall said...

Wow, I'm starting to confuse myself... Sir Wayne, you have my eternal respect for being able to keep up with this.

Okay, so I've got 90 new points on my blog: Ten for mentioning the books, twenty times four for posting the artwork/links for Rise of the Wrym Lord, The Final Storm, Isle of Swords, and Isle of Fire.

And new reviews:

440 new points total. So new running total: 1620.


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Kendall said...

Cameron, I was wondering how you reviewed The Final Storm on incredibooks? I couldn't find it, could you send me the link?

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Brynn said...

Hey, I'm not in the contest, but Cameron, you do know that you can only add up to ten mentions of the books/WTB in your blog (including anyone else's blog), and can only post the artwork with the links up to five times, and that provided that you are using the five different books? So the most you can get using your blog in this way (minus the codes from Amazon) is 200 points.

cameron said...

oh, ok ill fix that ill have the new results up soon.

cameron said...

hey Wayne thomas batson i was reading the commments and i noticed that you said booksamillion for reviewing your books. Is that correct?

OK so i had 510 points before i started to screw-up. So I think i should just continue of of that. I am sorry for the mistakes i guess i should have paid more attention to the maximum posts. Please ignore the emails or comments i sent earlier today that were more than 510. Once again I am so very sorry.

1. Goodreads-
2. CBD-
3. Shelfari-
5. Barnes and Noble-
6. Incredibooks-

With all those reviews posted that is 50 points per review. Their are four books reviewed on each website. 50 multiplied by 4 equals 200 points per website. Their are 6 websites i reviewed. 6 multiplied by 200 equals 1200 points in all. 1200 minus 50 because i did not review The Final Storm in Incredibooks so that makes 1150 points. 1150 points plus my original 510 points equals 1660 points

Total Points: 1660 points

cameron said...

I am just curious Wayne Thomas Batson
are you going to try and make your books a movie? That would be the coolest, especially all that action!!!

Jconn said...

Cameron- if you look at past posts, there's a whole bunch of times that movie possibilities have been discussed. Also check out the topic in the TDW Forums about it (

Okay, 50 points for a review of IOS on incredibooks.

Running total: 710 points

Jconn said...

whoops, the link is:

Lifrasthir said...

Comment over at the Fantasy Fiction Tour site:

Mentioned your books in my Deviantart journal:

Created an Amazon Listmania:

I also bought two of Bryan Davis's books and took a picture with a store clerk but I'm going to email that to you Mr. Batson..

Total points: 470 (If each of Mr. Davis's books are 100 points each, 370 if they're both only 100)

Jconn said...
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Jconn said...

200 points for reviews on Borders!

TDW review:

ROWL review:

TFS review:

IOS review:

Running Total: 910 points!

Anonymous said...

100 points!

(These reviews are still awaiting approval)

My score is now 970 points...

Katie G. said...

I mentioned The Door Within on blog! Here's the link:

Anonymous said...

150 points:

(btw, I'm Sword W...)

My score is now 1,120 points...

Alassiel said...

Just commented on the interview with Christopher Hopper over at Motiv8:

Jconn said...
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Jconn said...

I'm entering in the Amazing Open Catagory! First one! I wrote an article about Isle of Swords on Wikipedia, as there wasn't one already. You can find it at

How many points is that worth?

Kendall said...

For some reason they didn't post my name along with the review, so my name is nowhere on the site. However, mine are currently the first reviews on all four books and are exactly the same as all of my other reviews, so I guess that's proof enough that they're mine. =) If it's not, you don't have to count it.


250 new points. 1,870 total.

cson said...

Ummmm, Mr. Batson? Aren't I Supposed to have 750 points?

100 for joining the 9th.
450 for writing 9 reviews.
200 for buying 2 of Christopher Hopper's books?

I sent you an e-mail with the links and receipts and commented with the links.

Hope you can sort that out, thanks!

Jconn said...

Reviews on Family Christian bookstores!

TDW review:

ROWL review:

TFS review:

IOS review:

200 points, so...

Running total:
1110 points, not counting those for the Wikipedia article

Magma said...

current point tally.

I believe I was one of the first twenty for Quest #2.(50) a few people posted revisions to their earlier comments.....and a couple were duplicates.

on my blog I put up the motiv8 banner(20) and the 5 links to buy your books(100x5=500) and I also have in my link list a link to your blog(I made the link say 'wayne thomas batson' it's under the post archive links.(10)

here are three of the posts I have up. each of them has a link to amazon in the cover pic(20), talking about one of the books(10), would any reviews of the books I post on my blog count?

comments on the Motiv8 posts I read(4x10=40)

Magma Says:
July 19th, 2008 at 1:22 pm
awesome! I’m SO glad you are gonna be on this tour. just in the last few months I read both your books and I LOVE THEM!

Magma Says:
July 19th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

AWESOME BANNERS! I posted one up on my site. THEY ROCK!
Magma Says:
July 19th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

I love the contest so far…unfortunately I only found out about the last one the day it was coming to a close.*sniffles* :’(
Magma Says:
July 19th, 2008 at 1:43 pm
yeah it’s a really good idea to pray for the booksellers.
I really like the prayer request Sundays you do Ms. Hinck.

(50+20+500+10+30+30+30+40=710 new points plus the 100 I already had=810 total points)
though if you say the reviews I put up on my blog count it'll be more. ^.^

Bloody Jack said...

I have hereby recommended the Door Within trilogy and Isle of Swords on my journal on dA.

Hope the link works...

Emailing as we speak.

DragonRider said...

Hey just found out about this so i'm joining now.

Alassiel said...

Another comment on Motiv8:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Batson, have you received the email about the idea I had for the contest?

Dylan_M_Scott said...

Im gonna join your contest :)
awesome books (havent read the new series yet though)

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