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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Treasure Hunt...coming down to the wire! New Quests, and an Announcement, well...sort of.

The Isle of Fire Treasure Hunt is sailing along on gale winds! I've updated the scores and, as you can see, there are lots of contenders. See below the amazing creations of two of our treasure hunters! The rather professional-looking display was created by Rien and the poster/T-shirt combo was Erica's! Surely, the two a' you be pirates of the highest order!

ALL Treasure Hunters, be aware: I will not be updating the Treasure Points again, UNTIL THE CONTEST IS OVER, OCTOBER 14TH. So, if you've been hording points in an eBay like attempt to win at the end, go ahead and start shooting me emails with your points!





Two New Quests:

#1 Finish reading Isle of Fire. Post a review on Amazon. Send me the link. 200 points.

#2 Visit and comment on all 8 of the Fantasy Tour's Author's blogs' most recent posts! Wow, that's a lot of possessives! eMail me when you've done it. 100 points.

Announcement #1: Gigantic Isle of Fire Release Party

Where: Barnes & Noble Ellicott City, Maryland
Long Gate Shopping Center
4300 Montgomery Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-203-9001

When: Friday, Sept. 26th, 6pm-close.


Aside from the annual HisWay event, this is my favorite Signing Haunt each year. It's my local B&N, and the CSM, Amber, really knows how to throw a party. Last year it was standing room only for the readings and swashbuckling. And I personally signed over 300 books. It was absolutely nuts that night--but way fun.

Look for more of the same this Friday. If any of you bloggers or treasure hunters are in the Maryland area, drop by! I'd love to meet you and sign your books!

Announcement #2: Actually, this is a teaser announcement. But something rather unexpected has happened. I had some plans, but God had other plans. And you know what? I like the new plans A LOT. There are still some things that must be finalized before I can be more specific, but for now, just know that this will be a first for me and a very special announcement. (Oh, and no, it's not a movie deal, sigh)

25 comments:

Alexandria.butterfli_1 said...

Quest #2 has been completed by me!
Bryan Davis:
http://dragonsinourmidst.blogspot.com/2008/09/portland-oregon-appearance-for-motiv8.html
Christopher Hopper:
http://www.christopherhopper.com/?p=623
Donita K. Paul:
http://dragonbloggin.blogspot.com/2008/09/one-out-of-three.html
Jonathan Rogers:
http://jrogerswrites.blogspot.com/2005/10/test-posting-2.html
Eric Reinhold:
http://ryannwatters.blogspot.com/2008/09/new-artwork-for-book-2.html
L.B. Graham:
http://lbgraham.com/blog/lb.php?title=villains_aamp_conflict&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1#comments
Sharon Hinck:
http://sharonswriting.blogspot.com/2008/09/my-schedule.html
And this comment counts as yours. =)

5950+100=6050 new total

Alexandria.butterfli_1 said...
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B. D. Eastman said...

I'm so not in the lead anymore.....Down ten points.

Rien Takhid said...

Quest 1: 200 Point Task—200 Points
Amazon review for Isle of Fire: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400312167/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img

Quest 2: 100 Point Task—100 Points
Comment on Motiv8 Author blogs
Bryan Davis: https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=11690971&postID=3634367974368697031&page=1
Christopher Hopper: http://www.christopherhopper.com/?p=623#comment-4328
Donita K. Paul: https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=744003965056524704&postID=4320160297218552274&isPopup=true
Jonathan Rogers: https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=17497455&postID=112852803350531600&page=1
Eric Reinhold: https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4617020050247145417&postID=987925172653733466&page=1
L. B. Graham: http://lbgraham.com/blog/lb.php?blog=2&title=villains_aamp_conflict&page=1&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1&disp=single
Sharon Hinck: https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=14283782&postID=1829123123919587525&isPopup=true
Wayne Thomas Batson: Right here :-)

7420+300=7720

cson said...

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OVERSTOCK
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POWELLS
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http://textbookx.com/detail-book-9781400310111-Door_Within.html
http://www.textbookx.com/detail-book-9781400310180-Isle_of_Swords.html

THE LINK TO 5 PURCHASING LINKS & BANNER
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2,170 + 3600 = 5770 (MAN, I need to start working!)

Rien Takhid said...

Yep, B D Eastman. You and butterfli_1 looked so comfy up there at first and second that I decided I had to come join you. And then I find that I have such a commanding lead over you! A whole, whopping ten points! Well, at least for the moment. We shall see how long such glory lasts. May the most stubborn one win! To the King! :-)

B. D. Eastman said...

Bryan Davis
http://dragonsinourmidst.blogspot.com/2008/09/portland-oregon-appearance-for-motiv8.html

Christopher Hopper:
http://www.christopherhopper.com/?p=623

Donita K. Paul:
http://dragonbloggin.blogspot.com/2008/09/one-out-of-three.html

Jonathan Rogers:
http://jrogerswrites.blogspot.com/2005/10/test-posting-2.html

Eric Reinhold:
http://ryannwatters.blogspot.com/2008/09/new-artwork-for-book-2.html

L.B. Graham:
http://lbgraham.com/blog/lb.php?title=villains_aamp_conflict&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1#comments

Sharon Hinck:
http://sharonswriting.blogspot.com/2008/09/my-schedule.html

Here is my post for you and is just one of a million i do everyday.

B. D. Eastman said...

Whoops that was worth 100points!!

Yes Rien I know it's going to be fun!!

everlastingscribe said...

Oooh and I wanted to go to B&N this week. Well, now the question becomes should I go on Friday ;) or avoid the place like it's flying black flags because of the crowds?

Hmmm decisions decisions.

Alexandria.butterfli_1 said...

I have a question: Will a review for Isle of Fire that is not on Amazon count for 200 points, or does it only count for 50 points like normal?

Kel said...

Re: Announcement #2:

Aren't His plans ALWAYS better than our own plans? It's the unexpected that people tend to not like very much.

I'm excited to hear what your new plans are, don't keep us waiting too long!

Blessings to you!

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

What is this new announcement?! Oh, Mr. Batson, you are the master of suspense!!!

Btw, I LOVE THE ISLE OF FIRE!! lol

Still love St.Pierre!

Alassiel said...

With this comment, I have now posted on all eight blogs. Didn't know Jonathan Rogers even had a blog...

Servant of the One said...

Wish it was a movie deal...that;d be awwesome.

Good luck.

Ian said...

Well, it doesn't look like I'll be winning this treasure hunt....:)

*sighs* Well don't worry about me, people...I've got no horded points stored up...I'm still just sitting here, down at my lowly 350 points...:D

Good luck guys! Keep sprinting to the finsih....GOODByeeeee.....*watches them run out of sight*

:)Ian(:

B. D. Eastman said...

This has been fun. Butterfli I asked the same question about IOF please let me know if you get the answer.

cson said...

I finished quest #2!

BRYAN DAVIS
https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=11690971&postID=3634367974368697031

CHRISTOPHER HOPPER http://www.christopherhopper.com/?p=623#comment-4335

DONITA K. PAUL
http://dragonbloggin.blogspot.com/

JONATHAN ROGERS
https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=17497455 postID=112852803350531600

ERIC REINHOLD
https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4617020050247145417&postID=987925172653733466&page=1

L. B. GRAHAM
http://lbgraham.com/blog/lb.php?title=convention_aamp_innovation&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1#comments

SHARON HINCK
http://sharonswriting.blogspot.com/

5770 + 100 = 5,870 TOTAL

cson said...

And, of course, your's is here :)

James Myers said...

Hello Mr. Batson,
This is James Myers. If you remember you allowed me to send you a poem that i had written for school last year. I have your blog bookmarked under my favorites in my folder in IE. I saw the newest entry and hope I can come to get Isle of Fire signed. I bought it and I love it so far. This year I am attending Mount Saint Joseph in the ninth grade. So far I love it. I am looking forward to getting Isle of Fire signed (I have all of your other books signed so I've been keeping my eye out for a while now).
If you would like to contact me for any reason or if you would like to talk my email is jamez2727@yahoo.com.
Sincerely,
James Myers

Anonymous said...

hello Mr.Batson Before i read your books i hated to read. Your books were so good i started liking to read fantasy. i wanted to tell you i cried when i finished the trilogy and i felt like i was there through out the whole trilogy. I would cry when ever one of the characters would die. I also think it had a very good ending.

~One big fantasy fan!

Anonymous said...

I just finished Isle of Swords. It is great!!!!! I absulutely love it!! I love adventure stories. So this was right up my alley.

Shelby Marie said...

Hey, Mr. Batson,
Congrats on the release of Isle of Fire!!! My mom is insisting on buying at LEAST five copies of the book, and at this point I am soooo excited that I agree with her!
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me my first ever publication. It means so much to me!
May God bless you even more than you have blessed me.
Write On!!!
Never Alone,
Shelby Marie

Magma said...

what is it a graphic novel version of your books?

Betsy said...

Yayy! I was there (at the book signing), it was so much fun, even if Mr.Batson forgot technology....oh well lol

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how old Cat is?