Thursday, May 15, 2014

Today’s Mission: Book Release Party

Chapter Six
Marshall Islands, South Pacific - March 1989

Chapter Eight
Base Camp, South Pacific - March 1989
This is the second book in the Warrior of the Ages series, and it’s also a prequel. The books can be read in any order, but its extra fun if you’ve read Warrior of the Ages because you’ll know more than the main character.
You’re all invited to join in the celebration with author S.R. Karfelt happening TODAY, May 15th. There will be prizes. Cool prizes. Lots of cool prizes.

Chapter Sixteen
Santa Fe, New Mexico - April 1990
This is a chance to play not-so-secret agent. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help spread the word about BLANK A Shieldmaiden’s Voice.

This is HQ - Head Quarters - and the Execution details and Logistics of your operation are listed below. For every step you choose to take, you will earn points (name entries) towards drawings for really awesome prizes! Notice some steps can be performed more than once, so break protocol and go crazy! DO NOT FORGET to tag S.R. Karfelt in all steps of your mission. Command needs to stay informed on your progress! (And leave some type of contact info in the comments below if you want points for that too!)

Execution: (1 point=1 name entry)
·       5 points if you order/download your copy of BLANK from and share the page on Facebook.
·       5 points if you read and review BLANK on
·       5 points if you read and review BLANK on
·       4 points if you’ll go undercover for the day! Make the cover of BLANK your profile picture on Facebook. Be sure to tag S.R. Karfelt!
·       *3 points for every promotional post on Facebook linking to BLANK on
·       *2 points for rogue efforts (what kinda grit ya got? Surprise me!)
·       *1 point per Tweet using #BLANKasv + @theglitterglobe and *1 point for comments below (5 max each)

*These steps can be completed multiple times. We won’t stop you.

Chapter Ten
Egypt - October 1988
You MUST tag S.R. Karfelt in all Facebook posts, Google+, and Tweet @TheGlitterGlobe/#BLANKasv. We cannot guarantee the success of your mission without attention to this detail. If you post a review under a name different than your own, please notify S.R. Karfelt.

Logistics:1 Point=1 Name Entry
Rewards for this mission will be randomly chosen from a drawing. The more points you acquire, the more name entries you will have. Successful agents (winners) will be announced Friday, May 16th.

Signal: Mission set to begin at 0900 hours EST and will conclude at 2400 hours EST on May 15th, 2014.

*Photos compliments of MorgueFiles/Rajeshkrishnan/Kumarn/DuBoix/Cohdra


  1. I'm on a mission today

    #BLANKasv <--- Does this count? Oh, wait. I have to put that on twitter, right ;)

  2. I heard a rumor the #BLANK was going to be the lucky winner, but then S.R. discovered the hash tag was already full of selfies of pre-teens staring stupidly.

  3. Downloaded the book. I might have to give my students some busy work today so I can READ!

  4. All right let's get down to business. I'm tagging you everywhere, and also keeping track here.

    I've posted the amazon page on Google+ : +? (3,2, or 1 I can't tell)

    I've changed my cover photo: +4

    I just bought BLANK on Amazon and shared the news on FB: +5

    I left a review on Amazon AND Goodreads: +10

    Total points so far: 19 (plus whatever Google+ is worth)

  5. I am so excited about your release...I'll have to reiterate what LaDonna said...let the games begin!

  6. This is so exciting! I'm glad to see you all accepting your mission. I would have catered your lunch, but who knows what Carole Blank would try to feed you.

    If that were the case we'd have to rename our mission The Hunger Games, and that's been done.

    Pattigirl - Hope you get a chance for some reading today!

    Love that Kelsey did the math for me, you can tell she reads The Glitter Globe. Don't worry though, I have a special agent on the mathy stuff.

    And to reiterate LaD and Joni - let the games commence - of course I have to reword it. It's what I do.

  7. Yay! And I'm glad I don't have to do the math. I've pinned links onto pinterest three times, so I don't know where that counts. And I'm even pushing WOA to my friends! Buy both books today! So exciting! So I've bought it, posted on facebook several times, changed my facebook picture! I don't do twitter yet, so I think I've done all I can :) Woohoo!

  8. I also tweeted about it twice. Once with an Amazon link.

    So...20 (plus whatever Google+ is worth)

  9. Okay...

    I google + it here:

    I tweeted it here:

    I pinned it here:

    And here:

    I Facebooked it here:

    And here:

    And I bought a copy here:

  10. Downloaded a copy, Congrats! Confetti! Cannons! Cake! Alliteration! Etc. :)

  11. 23.
    Just posted about BLANK again linking to this giveaway, which links to Amazon.

  12. Since I am doing twenty gazillion things at once I'll let you do the math. What an exciting release party. Now, all I need to do is find a way to "dazzle" you with some grit. Oh, and you can feed me Carole's diet any time...I feel like she is my twin! :D

  13. I love everyone who is doing the math for me.

    Katie Cross and Kelsey Rae Keating are the reason most people put max limits on these kinds of things.

    Shameless plugs are the reason we don't.

  14. Bailey, you should contemplate Rafflecopter if you haven't already. I know of authors who use it, and it keeps track of all that for you :)

    Also I'm up to 26 (plus Google+. which I still don't know how much that counts for)

  15. Ahem.
    27 (plus Google+)

    Just tweeted again.

  16. Dang, sure are a lot of mission objectives! But, as a warrior, I'm on it! (Point #1)

  17. Dang, sure are a lot of mission objectives! But, as a warrior, I'm on it! (Point #1)

  18. Hah, shameless plugs,'s true. I have an excellent party planner, don't I?

  19. You asked for rogue efforts...mission accomplished! A series of ads have been developed especially for you...all I can say is wait until you see the last one.

  20. Oatmeal ad, check. Rocky Horror ad, check. Rogue missions completed. Give yourself over to absolute pleasure!

  21. So, I had started W of A and put it down...came back to it last weekend and couldn't put it down. I was sad that it was over because I wanted more and then I saw that BLANK was being released today!. Just bought it. Not sure if the tag on FB worked....

  22. Kerri Gilbert15 May, 2014 19:27

    Just ordered the book on amazon, can not wait till it gets here, and shared it on Facebook

  23. Looks like Google posted my comment twice. That means that with this one, I'm more than half way to my 5 points!

    BUT, I'll actually say something pertinent here (before I waste my last two posts).

    I've read BLANK. Good stuff! All y'all should read my Goodreads/Amazon review. Yeah, she got 5 stars for a reason. Not because she's a friend, because she's not a friend, she's a competitor! (Do you think she really reads these posts?) *smirk*

  24. Who knew you could have so much fun with the title BLANK? Totally an ingenious idea and I love how it relates to Carole.

    Total points for me...One billion! (said in the voice of Dr. Evil a la Austin Powers' movies) And cue the evil laugh...

    Stephanie, for your next release party you need sharks with lasers :)

  25. Jeanna sawyers15 May, 2014 21:26

    This is wonderful, seems like yesterday the first book came out!

  26. Jeanna Sawyers15 May, 2014 21:40

    Let the game break out into glorious competition!! LOL

  27. Nope, Natalie, we have a math expert to do the heavy lifting here in The Glitter Globe.

    Kristen Lynn - Cannons, Cake, Alliteration just might find its way into a book someday!

    Frank - I read them! Competitor? I am going to take that as a huge compliment because your writing is amazing. If any of you are looking for a read that will leave you sleeping with the lights on - check out W. Frank Lattimore's Freedom Fight.

  28. Bob James - I'm so pleased you enjoyed Warrior of the Ages! You have excellent timing!

    DMK & Joni - I'm so impressed with people who can do a gazillion things at once. Although I am often aware other things are happening while I'm focused on a task, it's just a vague awareness.

    And Joni - Practically bust something over the RHPS ad, you've been rogue before I suspect. You've got rogue expert written all over you.

    Kerri Gilbert - My math person has you entered into the stats!

    Jeanna - You're entered also!