Monday, December 6, 2010

A Contest That Will Leave You Delirious


This summer at ThrillerFest I made friends with new author Daniel Palmer. Turns out we had a lot in common, we were both aspiring authors and we both worked in the high tech area. At the time, Daniel was unpublished, but now I am happy to announce that Daniel's debut high-tech thriller Delirious will come out in February of 2011.

Way to go Daniel!

Because Daniel is a high tech kind of guy, he plans to use a high tech approach to the promotion and launch of the book. His plan is to use Twitter, Facebook, and blogs like this one to get the word out. But he hasn't stopped there. Oh no, he's also come up with some fun and interesting new ways to let readers know about the book.

One of those is a blog from one of the main characters (Charlie) that gives readers a taste of the book before purchase. This blog will provide back story about a number of the characters to whet your interest before you get to read the book. What's interesting is that each blog post also includes a piece of embedded technology. Your job (if you choose to accept it) is to assemble the pieces and solve the puzzle. In fact, the assembled pieces form the prologue of the book, so as a benefit, you get to read it before you get the book. But wait, there's more.... (sorry, couldn't resist)... The first 10 people that successfully complete the puzzle will also receive a free, yes you heard that right, a free copy of the book.

So if you want a free copy of the book, watch the posts on the Invision blog over the next few weeks. The first 10 people to correctly figure out the prologue and send a copy to Daniel' email will receive a free copy of the book.

Here's the back cover teaser:

Delirious is a techno-thriller that follows Charlie Giles, an electronics superstar who just sold his start-up company, InVision, Inc. to a large Boston firm. Charlie is at the top of his game in the digital world, until it all begins to spiral out of control. His job and inventions are pulled out of his possession, his family is targeted, and his former employees are being murdered. All signs point to Charlie as the killer. Soon, Charlie doubts whether he’s the cause of his own destruction, or whether he really is the victim of a diabolical attack. In the race to save his own life, Charlie realizes that nothing, not even his own mind, can be trusted.

Oooh, sounds good Daniel, can't wait to read it.

I'm going to have a contest of my own for an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of Delirious next week. So stay tuned for details.

4 comments:

  1. How lucky are you to meet Daniel Palmer! :p I can't wait to read this book, as I love all things high-tech.

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  2. I just got the ARC yesterday and it's going to the top of my "to read" pile. I want to be one of the first to post a review.

    One of the coolest things about Thrillerfest was Daniel and his father on stage singing a modified version of a Johnny Cash song about writing. It was hilarious, but I have to say that Daniel is a great singer and guitar player as well.

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  3. Damn it Doug, you are going to get me to Thrillerfest yet.

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  4. Anthony, you HAVE to go at least once. It's like drinking from a firehose of the best writers in the business.

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