Friday, August 9, 2013

Another book giveaway (What I did this summer)

While I was up in SLC vacationing this summer I stopped by Clark Planetarium and saw their new movie Dragons: Real Myths and Unreal Creatures. It’s an educational film, like all of the films at the planetarium, but the producer framed the information in a story to make it more interesting. (If you live in Utah, go see it!)

The premise  is that a teenage girl--who has always had nightmares about dragons to the point that it’s an obsession with her--goes to see a mysterious Dr. Alistair Conis about it. She hopes he can help her. They talk about the similarities found in dragon lore and wonder why so many different cultures all have dragon legends.

At one point in the movie, we even see an egg with an embryonic dragon inside which is reminiscent of the original Slayers cover.

In Slayers, Tori is a teenage girl who has always had nightmares about dragons to the point that it’s an obsession with her. She goes to Dragon Camp which is run by a mysterious Dr. Alistair Bartholomew. (Both of which, by the way, have unkempt gray hair.)  She hopes he can help her. They talk about the similarities found in dragon lore and wonder why so many different cultures all have dragon legends.


I figured the similarities the movie had to my book was either one of those wild coincidences or the writer, Marc  Fafard was a fan. I found him on facebook, wrote to him and told him that I enjoyed his movie and said that I had a series out with a similar premise. I offered him a signed copy.
So it turns out he’s a really nice guy. And the similarities were just one of those weird coincidences that sometimes happen in the business. (Great minds think alike, and all of that.) We may do some cross promotion in the future. Here's the trailer for the movie. Really, it could almost double as a book trailer for Slayers--and has way cooler graphics than any book trailer I'll ever be able to do. You can watch it here:



 In the spirit of cross promotion I'm giving away five copies of Slayers this week (If you already have Slayers, I'll substitute one of the titles that I currently have a lot of in my closet: Erasing Time; My Fair Godmother; How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-boyfriend; My Double Life; Fame, Glory, and Other Things on My To Do List, or Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Free Throws)

I'll give one chance if you like the Dragons film facebook page, a chance if you follow Dragons on Twitter, a chance if you follow CJ Hill on Twitter, and a chance if you like CJ Hill's facebook fan page.  The links are bellow. Let me know what you've done in the comments section.  Good luck!

DragonsTheFilm on facebook

Dragons on twitter

CJ Hill fan page

CJ Hill twitter

11 comments:

A. M. said...

I liked all the facebook page you mentioned. I would've done twitter too, but I'm not allowed to have an account :). . .just in case you were wondering *shrug* :).
~Angela

Emily F said...

I already followed you on Twitter, then I liked your page on Facebook, then I liked the Dragon Movie on Facebook and followed them on Twitter. I would LOVE a copy of Slayers!

gaylene said...

I'm already a twitter follower, so I guess it doesn't count. But I did like your new facebook page. Love these fantasy/scifi books you're writing, and can't wait to read the new ones!

Gayle said...

I'm a fan of your Facebook page and also follow you on Twitter! :-)

Melinda said...

Liked both facebook pages. Can't wait for the new Slayers to come out!

Janette Rallison said...

Thanks, guys!

Beedubbs said...

I already blogged on your Janetterallison page. But I just wanted to give this page some love too. Thanks for the giveaways. This is from a seriously satisfied reader to a seriously stupendous author! And I really can't wait for Echo in Time anymore. When I saw the cover, I almost died of happiness. DIED! OF HAPPINESS!

Judy said...

I followed you on Twitter, liked your page on Facebook, then I liked the Dragon Movie on Facebook and followed them on Twitter. I would LOVE a copy of Slayers so I can finally read it! I have loved each of the books that I've read of yours so far and own at least nine of them. Please pick me!

Kimberly Kay said...

Liked your FB page and am now following you on twitter! I love mythology, but somehow missed hearing about either the movie or these books. I'm excited to learn more!

Mattie said...

Liked both pages on Facebook. I would love a copy of this book.

Cathy said...

I liked both Facebook pages. Slayers looks great. Erasing Time looks intriguing. Thanks for the contest.