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Title: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Patti L. on May 12, 2019, 12:42:26 pm
Hey, I've got my late sister's books by Patty, and got the paperbacks autographed when she was in Seattle earlier this week.
One of the hardbacks is personalized to my sister.
I've decided to do a giveaway here in honor of Patty's new book, and my sister.

My current plan is to set it up with a simple "comment in the thread to enter" format; depending on how many entries we get, I'll give things away either individually, or combining a paper and a hard cover until out of hardcovers, then make it 3 mass markets per person until I run out of books.

I thought I'd put a notice in the news banner and start the thread with a locked post today, then give from Wednesday the 15th to Friday the 24th at 6 my time zone (pacific) for entries  31st of May! - also, I will be socializing that evening, followed by binging on "Good Omens" so I may not get around to cut off until midnight or after.

I will make it a provision that if winners don't PM me their mailing addresses by the 30th, they forfeit their prizes, and I'll split them among the other winners, or if we get more entries than I expect, I can draw again for new winners.

This is going to be open internationally, even though postage may cost me a bundle; we don't have (alas) many international participating Hurogs these days.

This post is going to be locked for you to look at until I get up on the 15th and unlock it. At that time it will be open for you to comment - maybe a question or comment about Storm Cursed? - to enter.
Once I've counted the entries, I'll decide how to allocate the prizes. I'll try to post the winners names by 8 my time zone on the 24th.  Anybody who gets their info to me in time, I'll try to mail out on the 25th.  The rest, I'll send out on June 1st.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Patti L. on May 16, 2019, 05:52:49 am
All right, I forgot to open this yesterday.  LOL  :-[

Here it is now; a nice, Mercyverse related post, and you're entered to win one (or more, depending on number of entries) books out of the Mercyverse. 
The pocket sized are autographed by Patty, and one of the hardcovers, personalized to Vicki J.

You have until Friday the 24th, my time zone 1800, or six pm.  It's not quite 7am as I post, if that helps you figure out the difference in time zones.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: wolvin.mm on May 16, 2019, 07:01:34 am
A comment about 'Storm Cursed'? I am wondering when the paperback will be out (the one with the Dos Santos cover of course, not the UK one).
But I am sure I need to practice my patience once more  :-\

And thank you again for your generosity, Patti  :-*
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: BillG on May 17, 2019, 02:31:01 am
It's a nice thing you're doing as a double tribute. I don't want to be grasping for a book, but I did want to say that.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: pondhawk on May 17, 2019, 05:36:12 am
I second Bill's comment, and want to add that I think you should possibly keep the hardback personalized to your sister, if the shelf space is available.

And given shelf space concerns, I'm all about paperbacks. Especially The Hob's Bargain, which tends to get lent out and returned at extended leisure.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: victorymon on May 17, 2019, 07:02:31 am
well, since Patti asked I would love to join the fun.
But I prefer hardcover somehow. I dont know about you but I prefer my books that way.
As for free books... I have nothing against softcover. But I prefer the hard ones.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: OTenshi on May 18, 2019, 04:46:29 pm
This is incredibly sweet. If I had room I'd enter, thank you for doing this.

Victorymon, you can't have any! *fake angry look*
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: katy on May 18, 2019, 04:54:00 pm
Patti, this is such a lovely thing to do in memory of your sister! 

I am loving how Patty is able to pick up threads I didn't even realize were loose ends and weave them all together in ways I never expected!  I think I'm starting to see more of the things that might possibly be clues for future stories -- but I bet I haven't spotted all of them!
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: wolvin.mm on May 19, 2019, 11:58:12 am
Patti, this is such a lovely thing to do in memory of your sister! 

I am loving how Patty is able to pick up threads I didn't even realize were loose ends and weave them all together in ways I never expected!  I think I'm starting to see more of the things that might possibly be clues for future stories -- but I bet I haven't spotted all of them!
You are making me very curious :o
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Zealith on May 21, 2019, 03:22:15 pm
Me too. I know I've picked out threads that could lead somewhere.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Janilee on May 22, 2019, 11:10:54 am
The creepiness of the villains side by side with the creepiness of one ally is something only Patti Briggs could pull off.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Patti L. on May 23, 2019, 06:07:06 am
C'mon, gang. I need more entries, or I'm going to be trying to divide 18 books among 7 people.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: BillG on May 24, 2019, 12:31:13 am
 :o And my comment was only to say I like what you're doing, not grasp for a book.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Patti L. on May 24, 2019, 07:35:38 pm
Moar entries!
Do I need to leave this open another week?
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: wolvin.mm on May 24, 2019, 11:29:18 pm
Your decision.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: BillG on May 25, 2019, 12:38:52 am
Yours, indeed.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Patti L. on May 25, 2019, 02:24:15 pm
NEW DEADLINE!

 from Wednesday the 15th to Friday the 24th at 6 my time zone (pacific) for entries to 31st of May! - also, I will be socializing that evening, followed by binging on "Good Omens" so I may not get around to cut off until midnight or after.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Gerd D. on May 27, 2019, 07:15:22 am
That's a generous offer, thanks.  :-LOVE

Quite generally, I went back to waiting for the US paperbacks because Orbit managed to go through three different formats and I'm at a loss how to shelf them without my eyes starting to twitch. :)
Also, Dan Dos Santos.

As for the HC vs. Paperback discussion.
I love Hardcovers, but prefer reading Paperbacks they are just easier to transport.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Patti L. on May 30, 2019, 06:13:31 pm
I need mailing addresses for Bill G, Katy, and Gerd D, please.
Anybody else want to enter, get some books & non-Patty swag?
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Patti L. on May 31, 2019, 06:10:26 am
C'mon, gang.  I want to use padded mailing envelopes, not boxes!
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: wolvin.mm on May 31, 2019, 10:18:20 am
Can't help you any more than I already did  ;)
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Patti L. on May 31, 2019, 07:19:25 pm
Okay, this had an extra week.  Everyone who has posted is getting books.  No new entries.
I'm writing up mailing labels now, and plan to take things to the post office tomorrow.
I'll appreciate it - once packages are away - if folks will let us know here when their packages arrive.
For the domestic ones, I'll have tracking numbers, which I'll PM out to you.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Zealith on May 31, 2019, 07:36:05 pm
Thank you, Patti. You're amazing.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: wolvin.mm on May 31, 2019, 11:32:38 pm
 bOuNcY
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: BillG on June 01, 2019, 03:15:11 am
Thank you.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: pondhawk on June 01, 2019, 05:38:04 am
Thank you Patti! I am so looking forward to it!
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: katy on June 01, 2019, 06:08:08 am
Thank you Patti! A treat to look forward to!
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Janilee on June 01, 2019, 08:42:26 am
Thank you Patti. I'll let you know when they arrive.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Patti L. on June 01, 2019, 08:44:00 am
I managed to lose track of those customs forms, so I'm going to do them all at the post office.  All packages away by the time I post again. Woo!
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Janilee on June 01, 2019, 01:53:13 pm
Good job Patti!
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: victorymon on June 01, 2019, 07:25:23 pm
great job Patti.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: wolvin.mm on June 06, 2019, 12:38:26 am
USPS tracking saus my package has arrived in Schiphol airport this morning. So it is in my country  bOuNcY
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Patti L. on June 06, 2019, 05:46:00 am
Great!
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: wolvin.mm on June 06, 2019, 06:13:32 am
I hope it will be here tomorrow, because we will be away for the weekend. And because I can't wait  ;)
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Janilee on June 06, 2019, 07:39:22 am
The package was in the post office when I checked today. It might have been here yesterday, but I didn't check on the way home.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Patti L. on June 06, 2019, 09:56:30 am
Yay!
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: pondhawk on June 06, 2019, 01:23:39 pm
Mine was in the mailbox today! Thank you Patti!
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Patti L. on June 06, 2019, 04:48:54 pm
Good going, post office, we're getting there.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Gerd D. on June 08, 2019, 12:36:19 am
Arrived today! :o

That was a lot faster than expected.
Many thanks, love the shawl, will do me good service when winter is coming. :-LOVE
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Patti L. on June 08, 2019, 06:19:05 am
Shawl... maybe a warm muffler or scarf?
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Gerd D. on June 09, 2019, 01:02:46 am
Shawl... maybe a warm muffler or scarf?

Scarf / Shawl... there's a difference?
Because looking up pictures they look the same to me. :-[

(Muffler was new to me, haven't seen that used before - except for "to muffle up")
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Patti L. on June 09, 2019, 06:36:56 am
The way I was taught, a shawl is usually wide enough to reach from nape to waist, if not further, and long enough to wrap around the whole body with an overlap.  A scarf (of the 'for warmth' variety, as opposed to 'decorative') is from about 11 to 36 cm wide, and at least long enough to go around the neck and fasten, if not 14 feet long like Tom Baker's scarf when he was Dr. Who #4.  Usually 1 & 3/4 to a full 2 meters long
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: BillG on June 10, 2019, 02:15:49 am
Tracking shows my package's status as:

June 9, 2019 at 4:33 am
Departed USPS Regional Facility
SPRINGFIELD MA NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER

With delivery expected today. I am eagerly awaiting it.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: BillG on June 10, 2019, 09:42:34 am
And now ...
 Status
In-Transit
June 10, 2019
In Transit, Arriving Late

Pfui; exits, to rage and curse against an uncaring Universe!
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Patti L. on June 10, 2019, 10:32:32 am
Hopefully it will arrive in time for you to sit with something nice to drink and do a re-read.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: victorymon on June 10, 2019, 07:11:17 pm
books arrived!  bOuNcY thank you very much.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Patti L. on June 10, 2019, 07:14:38 pm
Oh, good; all the Eurogs should have their packages now.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: wolvin.mm on June 10, 2019, 11:11:40 pm
No not yet. It was in costums and now it should be on its way again. No ETA yet. We had a holiday yesterday so no mail.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: wolvin.mm on June 11, 2019, 02:18:12 am
It is here now!
Thanks a lot, Patti! :-LOVE

Robin loves the Avengers, and I think I will keep Scooby Doo for myself, in honor of Stefan, so Kiran gets the Spider-Man magic towel.
And nice packaging. I will keep it for winter.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Patti L. on June 11, 2019, 04:51:24 am
Probably should have sent something for the Spousal Unit, but I don't have any grasp of his tastes.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: wolvin.mm on June 11, 2019, 06:57:12 am
Haha, he will be fine.
He gets guitar stuff for Father's Day next weekend.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: BillG on June 11, 2019, 08:06:20 am
Mine finally arrived today; many thanks. I'm not sure how it happens, but a number of things seem to get lost between the Springfield, Mass. postal center and the Warrensburg, NY post office.
And lagniappe! Cool stuff I did not expect at all. Thank you again.
Is that little case something you deem suitable for storing a special book? It's certainly a lot of protection, but the cover can't be enjoyed while in it.
Again, thank you so much.
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Patti L. on June 11, 2019, 11:09:21 am
Either or; store or protect a paperback you're currently reading.  It has space to store a little this or that, a couple of sticky notes, extra bookmark, business card, grocery list...
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: katy on June 11, 2019, 03:43:43 pm
Oh, Patti, thank you!  I just arrived home from being out of town for ... well, longer than I had planned ... and found your package waiting for me!  Besides the wonderful selection of books (signed paperbacks! EEEE!), a beautiful pair of reading mitts in my favorite colors (it's as if you've seen the colors I am always wearing!) and other wonderful goodies!

Thank you so much!  This was definitely a bright spot at the end of a very exhausting few days!
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: Patti L. on June 11, 2019, 04:13:26 pm
That's the kind of thing I wanted to have happen.  You're very welcome.  :)
Title: Re: The Storm Cursed Vicki J Memorial Giveaway
Post by: wolvin.mm on June 11, 2019, 10:24:05 pm
 :)