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September 22, 2010

Contest Rules & Prizes

Thanks for planning to and/or reading my book C I N City of Sin. As promised, this email is about my first contest!! This one is only open to those who have done the following: [I’ve extended the deadline for those of you who haven’t had a chance yet to finish the below requirements!]

1. Added C I N to their shelfari bookshelf

2. Written an honest book review on shelfari.

3. “liked’ my facebook page (this is where the contest is going to be held!)

I know that not everyone has had an opportunity to do the above so I have decided to start the competition October 5th. This way everyone will have a chance to finish writing their reviews.

Prizes:

Grand Prize: MARK NAIMER His & Hers Watches MSRP $259.00 plus TWO never before released books by me, Christina Leigh Pritchard (autographed proofs)

2nd Prize: A hat & tee shirt along with one autographed never before released book by me, Christina Leigh Pritchard

3rd Prize: One never before released book by me, Christina Leigh Pritchard and also a pen and note pad.

The Contest:

Its simple. Starting October 5th, I will post 5 questions some will be about my book C I N (easy ones, I promise ;o) ) and two of them will be questions where you’d write me a suggestion for book two in the City of Sin Series.

I will post the questions on my facebook fan page through the course of the day and the winners will be those who have answered the most questions first.

Requirements:

***Winners must provide either a physical address or local post office address via email address that I will provide or through a personal email via facebook.***

**For those of you who do not have facebook (and don’t want one) or will not be able to finish reading C I N (and write a review) by October 5th, DON’T WORRY! There will be other contests soon.

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER!!

August 27, 2010

Read C I N for FREE!

Hello, I am the author of C I N: “Lynn, Lynn, the City of Sin. You Never Come Out the Way You Went In.”

If you are willing to do the following 3 things below then I would be happy to email you a copy of the book in PDF format! After completing the list below please email me at clp120@ymail.com.

1. Add C I N to your shelfari book shelf [as reading now or plan to read] Here is the link:

2. Email me @ clp120@ymail.com and let me know you are from Shelfari. Give me your shelfari name so I can check that you’ve added the book to your shelf. I will then email you the PDF attachment!!!

3. When you’ve finished reading C I N then please leave me an HONEST review!!!

Also, if you’d like to:

4. “Like” my facebook page [optional-only if you want to]. In the middle of September i am going to start giving away free prizes to those on my page. Here is the link:

Christina Leigh Pritchard
“Dreams are what keep us clouded”

Read FREE excerpts of current works!  Also, “Like” my facebook page! There will be prizes periodly here and current news/contests for readers.  Please Myspace and Twitter Me too!

July 22, 2010

Apex Reviews Official Interview

Official Apex Reviews Interview: Christina Pritchard (CIN)

Thanks for joining us for this interview, Christina. We’re looking forward to sharing more about your book with our readers.

What inspired you to pen this quite engaging tale of the challenges of young adulthood?
I had a dream actually. There were two teenagers (Alex & Ally), a sign that said C I N and lightning in the background. That was it. I was at work scribbling this dream down when Tony, my boss’ father came in and asked me what I was doing. I told him my dream and he automatically starts quoting “Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin. You never come out the way you went in.” This grabbed my interest and as he was telling me about the history of Lynn, my story began piecing itself together!!

How were you able to craft Lisa’s character in such vivid, lifelike fashion?

Well, I based Lisa on myself and youngest sister. We are very similar in personality but completely opposite at the same time. I thought that combining our two personalities would make a rather mixed up character ;o)

Are Alex and Ally meant to be as strange as they seem?

Yes, I thought about letting them gradually become weirder and weirder but, that’s been done so many times and I am a more ‘to the point’ kind of person.

The story gets quite a bit “steamy” in some parts. Were you at all apprehensive about exposing young readers to somewhat “mature” content?

It was much steamier originally. I cut a lot out. Initially, I didn’t plan to leave those scenes in at all, they were practice scenes so that I could learn to put passion and angst into a story – this was a suggestion [adding passion and angst into a novel] from Heather Baror, Literary Agent from Baror International, for another book I’ve written. I took everything she said to heart and decided to leave some of the ‘scenes’ in there especially after reading some of the books she suggested. It was a tough decision for me though.

What kinds of responses have you gotten to the book thus far?

So far, people have said that the book is hard to put down and has great potential for the big screen.  C I N even received an honorable mention in the Teenage Category from the Hollywood Book Festival this month! I’d really love to see this come to life on the big screen.

Also, one person did say I needed to flesh out some of my characters though which I plan to work on.

What’s the main message that you’d like readers to take away from the story?

I really think it is important for young adults to know that there is a place for them in this world. They have to make that place though. No one can do it for you.

What can readers look forward to in future installments of the CIN series?

More details about Pig and Rat, a love triangle they won’t be expecting, more in-depth stories of other characters and some things I can’t tell you yet! ;o)

How can our readers learn more about you and your ongoing efforts?

They can follow me on several sites:

My Official Blog – teeny120.wordpress.com
Facebook -facebook.com/teeny120
Myspace – myspace.com/teeny120
Social Network [work in progress] – http://teeny120.spruz.com/

How can they contact you directly?

I answer all my emails personally: clp120@ymail.com

Any final thoughts you’d like to share?

I am more interested in having my book read than anything else. So, for a limited time, I am offering my story C I N, free of charge (in PDF format only) to anyone who promises to write am honest review. Details on this deal can be found at: http://teeny120.spruz.com/ or my blog: https://teeny120.wordpress.com/

Thanks again, Christina, and best of continued success to you in all your endeavors!

Same to you!!

July 13, 2010

And The Winner is….

Not me. ;o( But, I did get an

honorable mention in the

Teenage Books category for

the Hollywood Book

Festival!!!!

That’s exciting.

Read a FREE Excerpt of C I N now!

May 12, 2010

Miami Herald: Classified Ads

Miami Herald: Classified Ads. Insert an Image

May 5, 2010

Press Release

Press Release