THE 13TH SIGN - Pre-order Contest and fundraiser for RIF!

Today I have the pleasure of hosting a great writer and friend, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, as well as a great organization, RIF - Reading is Fundamental. Kristin's new book is called THE 13TH SIGN (which I can't wait to read) and she's holding a wonderful contest to help promote it - a contest which helps to raise money for this important foundation. I am thrilled to host day seven of the promotional tour! So, take it away Kristin...

Welcome to DAY LIBRA of 13 Days of THE 13TH SIGN Preorder Contest!
     LIBRA is traditionally considered to be the seventh sign of the zodiac. LIBRA characteristics include: charming, objective, agreeable, hesitant, indecisive, and warm. (Want to learn more about your 12-sign horoscope, your 13-sign horoscope, and which horoscope sign you ACT like? Take THE 13TH SIGN quiz!)

So. What is this contest all about?
     If you preorder a copy of THE 13TH SIGN by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb, you will be entered into a contest! Where you can WIN THINGS! And there are new prizes every day!
     And. EVERY preorder will be *matched* by a $1.00 donation to RIF, a literacy program committed to placing books in the hands of kids who need them most.

About the book:
      What if there was a 13th zodiac sign? 

     You’re no longer Sagittarius, but Ophiuchus, the healer, the 13th sign.

 Your personality has changed. So has your mom’s and your best friend’s.

 What about the rest of the world?

 What if you were the one who accidentally unlocked the 13th sign, causing this world-altering change, and infuriating the other 12 signs? 

     Jalen did it, and now she must use every ounce of her strength and cunning to send the signs back where they belong. Lives, including her own, depend upon it.

What can I win TODAY?
     If you preorder THE 13TH SIGN today, Thursday, November 29th, you could win:
     -zodiac charm - sign of your choice
     -signed THE 13TH SIGN swag
     -signed copy of SELLING HOPE by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb
     -a FREE 1-hour Skype session with Kristin with a school or writer’s group of your choice
     -signed paperback of AUTUMN WINIFRED OLIVER DOES THINGS DIFFERENT by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb
     -a 13th SIGN tshirt

How do I enter?
     Preorder THE 13TH SIGN! You can preorder it through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, or through your local independent bookstore. Then email your receipt TO KRISTIN at You will be entered into that day’s drawing, the grand prize drawing, and your purchase will be *matched* by a $1.00 donation to RIF!

Are there other ways to enter the contest?
     Yep! You can be entered into the daily prize drawings by doing one or more of the following:
     -Each preorder of THE 13TH SIGN = 10 entries into grand prize drawing and 10 entries into that day’s drawing
     - Each person who blogs about the contest = 10 entries into that day’s drawing
     -Each person who changes Twitter or Facebook avatar to cover = 5 entries into that day’s drawing (for each day it is present)
     -Each Tweet or Facebook status mention of the book and contest = 2 entries for that day’s drawing (must include hashtag #the13thsign)
     -Each RT of book and/or contest = 1 entry for that day’s drawing

     You have to preorder THE 13TH SIGN to enter to win the grand prize and to have your purchase matched with a RIF donation.

     To make sure you get the correct amount of entries, please let Kristin know if you’ve done any of the above! You can email her at with everything you’ve done to enter.

What is the grand prize?
     A Nexus 7 ereader! BOOM. The grand prize winner will be announced on Kristin’s blog on Friday, December 7.

How long does the preorder contest last?
     13 days total! You can visit these other blogs for each day’s prizes:
DAY ARIES (Fri. Nov. 23): The Book Vortex
DAY TAURUS (Sat. Nov. 24): The Housework Can Wait
DAY GEMINI (Sun. Nov. 25): Magnet 4 Books
DAY CANCER (Mon. Nov. 26): Abby the Librarian
DAY LEO (Tues. Nov. 27): Mother Daughter Book Club
DAY VIRGO (Wed. Nov. 28) : S. R. Johannes/Market My Words
DAY LIBRA (Thurs. Nov 29): Elizabeth O. Dulemba
DAY SCORPIO (Fri. Nov. 30): P.J. Hoover
DAY OPHIUCHUS (Sat. Dec. 1): Young Adult Books Central
DAY SAGITTARIUS (Sun. Dec. 2): Bloggers [heart] Books
DAY CAPRICORN (Mon. Dec. 3): Middle Grade Mafioso
DAY AQUARIUS (Tues. Dec. 4): Smack Dab in the Middle
DAY PISCES (Wed. Dec. 5) : From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors


Cathy C. Hall said...

So I'm Libra, but I don't think I'm indecisive. Well, maybe a little. No, I'm sure I'm not. Um...:-)

Sounds like a fun and interesting book.(I'm sure about that!;-)

Kristin Tubb said...

Cathy, ha! I'm an Aquarius, known partly for our flightiness. I don't think that's...what...what was I saying? ;-)

Thanks for the comment! And thank you again, e, for hosting DAY LIBRA!