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Fun contest!

I’m going to be posting this a few different places and I think it’s going to be SO much fun. Plus it will allow me to “meet” so many of my wonderful, wonderful readers (I can’t wait!)

Here are the details. Take a picture of you holding a copy of The Darkest Hour. It can be at home, at the bookstore, in the car, in a tree or in a recliner hehe. And hey, if you aren’t a print reader, just load it up on your Kindle, Nook, Kobo or reader of choice and take a picture of you holding it where it’s obvious that the book is The Darkest Hour.

Once you have your picture, post it on your blog, on my facebook fan page, twitter, your website if you have one or any public forum. Then email me the link to so I’ll know of your “entry” If you don’t have a place to post it, simply email me your picture, but be sure to let me know if you mind ME posting it publicly. If you don’t prefer that, I completely understand and you’ll still be entered! These pics would make an AWESOME addition to my website under fun photos :))

Sound easy enough? Here’s what you can win.

Winner will have a choice of the following.

Kindle ebook reader

Of course not everyone wants a Kindle and some of you already own one, so I have some other prizes to throw out there :)

100.00 gift certificate to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Borders

PLUS, in addition to one of the above, the winner will receive signed copies of ALL my 2011 releases. A year’s worth of new releases sent directly to you :)

For EVERYONE who sends me or posts a picture? I’ll give you a choice of one of my backlist ebook titles. Any one you’d like. Now I understand not everyone has an ebook reader but you can easily read it on your computer if you get the PDF or HTML version. So you can at least give it a try!

Sound fun? I love, love, love the idea of getting to put a face to so many names that have been SO good to me, so I really hope many of you will participate :)

Contest will start now, for anyone receiving early copies and will run until September 21. At that time, I’ll draw the winner.

24 thoughts on “Fun contest!”

  1. Tigris Eden says:

    I am so excited can’t wait! My book sadly wont be here till the 9th but I will get it up there…. I should have sent it to my Kindle but there is something about turning the pages in a book that has me stuck…. Take care and I can’t wait to read!

  2. mbot565 says:

    Oh, this is gonna be fun!

  3. Debra V says:

    Oh, I would love to do this for just a chance to win your books!!! But, I don’t have a digital camera. Guess I’ll have to try another time.

    1. Maya says:

      Debra, can you have a friend do it? Take it with your cell phone? :)

  4. candice says:

    Just check my local walmart and picked up a copy of the book. Can’t wait to read tonight. I’ll sent pic to email. such a cool contest.

    Thanks Candice

  5. Sandra says:

    My Barnes and Noble had The Darkest Hour out on Friday. I finished it last night. Awesome. Can’t wait for Sam’s story. One question…is Steele getting his own story?

  6. Moran says:

    I can’t wait to get my copy of The Darkest Hour- I ordered it on Thursday and I hope I’ll get it in the next few days and I’ll be sure to post of picture of me holding the book.

    Thanks Maya for another great contest :)

  7. Mary G says:

    Just finished The Darkest Hour in one sitting. Be warned. Don’t start it unless you have time to finish it.
    You won’t want to put it down. Awesome characters, emotion, suspense. Just wonderful.

  8. Mary G says:

    corrected email

  9. Angela H. says:

    Lucky me I picked up a copy of your book at Walmart on Sunday night.. yeah me. I finished it this afternoon after I got off work. It was so good Maya, I can’t wait to read the next in the series. Thank you for all your hard work.

  10. Kristin says:

    I’m in the middle of The Darkest Hour, and I’m ABSOLUTELY hooked on the Kelly family already! Can’t wait to review on my blog…and of course, post a picture of me and my copy for your contest!

  11. Ann says:

    Mary G is absolutely right! It arrived on my kindle this morning. Started reading about 10am and finished it this afternoon. I couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait for Sam’s story in Dec!

  12. Kristin says:

    Okay, I just reviewed TDE on my blog and included a (not so flattering) photo of me holding my copy!


  13. Jenny S says:

    I received “The Darkest Hour” this morning and just finished it… it was sooo GOOD!! Of course it would be it’s a Maya Banks novel. I can’t wait for the next one… I’m going to have to email my pic. I would LOVE,LOVE,LOVE a kindle. Thanks Maya for all the wonderful writing you do! I just love to read your novels!!

  14. Cris says:

    I love your book! but please, don’t make me wait years to read Rusty’s story i need to read it soon!

  15. Yvonne says:

    Just finished reading The Darkest Hour. I absolutely loved the book! It was so gripping that I felt as if I were experiencing the emotions of the characters in the book. I couldn’t put it down, but I didn’t want the story to be over. I don’t know how I will ever be able to wait until December for the next book. This is an awesome series…thanks Maya!

  16. Bobbi S. says:

    I hopefully managed to email the pic of my nook and I preparing to read TDH just now. Thank you for the chance to win!

    I’m happy that I waited until this morning to read TDH, so I can enjoy it without having to be interrupted. I’ve learned that if I start them Tuesday evening after work, I’m grumpy at work on Wednesday because of staying up late to finish Maya’s “can’t put down books”, so I wait for Sunday morning to read them, lol.

    Off now to read!

  17. BarbaraV says:

    I so love “The darkest hour”. What a beautiful book! It’s going to be a long waiting for Sam’s Book.

  18. Jo says:

    Hi Maya. I’m waiting very impatiently for my copy of The Darkest Hour to arrive.
    I thought I would be able to download an ebook copy so didn’t pre order a print book. Sadly, every site I’ve tried to download a copy from wont let me as I live in New Zealand. Not sure what the politics behind that are??
    Very frustrating as I’ve never had a problem before.
    I’m sure the wait will be worth it….I’m just not patient enough. Grin.

  19. Laura H says:

    Bought The Darkest Hour on Kindle and loved, loved, loved it. I have read over and over again already. I tried to take a picture of my with it but it didn’t come through on the picture that is was The Darkest Hour, so I am not really sure how to enter the contest. GREAT BOOK!!!!!

  20. Cindi Mitchell says:

    Emailed my pic with The Darkest Hour I hope it goes through with no problems. Very exciting! Someone is going to be very lucky to win :)

  21. Amy S. says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Sent my links in!

  22. Melissa Taylor says:

    Hey Maya…I just started reading The Darkest Hour. So far I love, love, love it. I have just one question: Is Rachel a blond or brunette. I have skipped ahead in the book to try and find out, but I can’t find a visual description of her. I can’t wait for Sam’s story. Keep up the great writing.

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