Yes, it requires an ALL CAPS title, because as I was sitting at my kitchen table, typing away, the Fuzzball of Doom alerted me that the mail carrier was at the front door. (Don't be too impressed, she's been telling me the mail carrier was in the garage all day, and was right exactly zero times.)
Despite FoD's track record, went to the front door, and there was this:
Which had been left, not by the mail carrier, but by someone from UPS who was smart enough not to ring the bell and upset FoD - which is always annoying for everyone in earshot.
So I brought it inside and set it on the doily table (There's supposed to be a lamp there, but someone may have accidentally knocked it off and broken it, but then cleverly hidden it by putting a doily on the table. Also, "doily" is a weird word, just sayin'.)
And what's inside this box, you might ask? (Or should I say, "better ask, if you want free stuff"?)
Oh look! Bright shiny books with my title on them, which is to say, I HAVE ARC'S FOR ARCLIGHT!!! I wasn't expecting the ARCs to be embossed or to have the prismatic effect of the hardback, but guys...GUYS... they're sooooooooooooo shiny!
Anybody want one?
If so, just comment below and tell me what *you* think the Fade (the villains of Arclight) are just based on their name and the Amazon blurb:
The Arclight is the last refuge in a post-apocalyptic world consumed
by terrifying monsters called the Fade. No one crosses the wall of
light that keeps the last human survivors safe. There's nothing else
left and nowhere to go. Or so they thought, until Marina, a lone teenage
girl, stumbles out of the Dark.
Marina doesn't remember who
she is, where she came from, or how she survived. And the Fade want her
back. When one of them infiltrates the compound and recognizes Marina,
she begins to unlock secrets she didn't even know she had. Marina knows
she's an outsider in the Arclight, but she'll do anything to protect
those who saved her. Whether they want her help or not.
In a week or so I'll pull a number out of a randomizer and the corresponding comment will win.
And (since I've already fessed up to being a greedy, greedy writer-person in search of more attention) I'd appreciate your spreading the word via Twitter, Facebook, hand signals, whatever.