Friday, December 20, 2013

FUN Friday: The Labyrinth Challenge

The Labyrinth Challenge!

Welcome to The Labyrinth Challenge! This is a cover reveal event celebrating Young Adult Author Emilyann Girdner’s upcoming book, The Labyrinth Wall. What’s the big challenge? It’s to hop around to all sites participating in the event (site links are listed at the bottom of this post) and count how many character quotes are from the main character, Araina. Circle back to Anything Imagined and comment saying how many Araina quotes were posted during the hop. Emilyann will wait to randomly select a winner from the comments on December 23rd at noon (Eastern Standard time). The winner will receive a $15 electronic Starbucks giftcard (just in time for the holidays).

The Labyrinth Wall Character Quote:

“Darkness and decay are nothing new in this world, which is why there’s always a better place to go in my imagination.” ~Araina

Without further delay, let’s kick off the book cover reveal and learn more about The Labyrinth Wall…

The Labyrinth Wall
(Obsidian Series, Book1)
Young Adult Fantasy Novel
By: Emilyann Girdner


The tale of a young woman who discovers that although labyrinth walls confine her and her enemies try to repress her, the power of hope can set her free…

Araina’s isolated teenage life is forever altered when she witnesses a man emerge through a rippling wall into the dark labyrinth she calls home. As a result of the stranger’s arrival, Araina’s Creators have unleashed a series of magical attacks using the labyrinth against its inhabitants. Now Araina must decide if she will trust potentially deceitful allies in order to reach safety on the other side of the labyrinth wall.

Release Date:

Ebook: January 2nd 2014 - Amazon (Free download Jan 2nd - 6th 2014)
Paperback: January through Barnes & Noble and Amazon

Excerpt: (Find a different excerpt at each blog participating in this event)

I glance around at the large crowd. Like tiny pebbles that gather at a river bank, we coat the barren landscape sweeping out in front of the castle, only to be dissected at its edges by the openings of labyrinth passageways. The dark cylindrical fortress stretches far above us like a snake looming over its prey; Simul’s words the venom it sprays. We’re all enemies to each other by the Creators’ design, competing for food that only comes to us at the Creators’ mercy.

And even more fun: can you help Araina escape the labyrinth…

 
To subscribe for more updates, play games, and grab goodies (some are FREE), visit www.thelabyrinthwall.com!

Don’t forget to hop around to all the participating sites, count Araina’s quotes and comment how many you found on Anything Imagined (Emilyann’s website) for a chance to win that $15 Starbucks giftcard J

The Labyrinth Challenge Sites:
Want to participate in the The Labyrinth Wall Monster Party Book Release Event? Sign up here.




A quick heads up, I'm being featured today over at The Cover Contessa. Haven't been convinced to read Moonless yet? Well Crystal (a different Crystal) thinks you should. 

32 comments:

  1. I'm so impressed with Emilyann's creativity with this Challenge. Kudos to her!

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    1. Thank you so much, Julie! That means the world. The reveal wouldn't be nearly as exciting without the wonderful support of you, Crystal and everyone helping me out. You guys warm my heart.

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  2. This is such a cool-sounding book, and such a cool way to reveal the cover! Congrats to Emilyann!

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    1. Hey Julie. That makes my day :) Thank you so much for your kind words!

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  3. I wanted to stop by and say that I hope you have a Merry Christmas Crystal !! :)

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    1. Aw. Thanks, Keith. Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  4. Intriguing cover, good luck to your friend :)...Come and join my giveaway if u feel like a good read...if not...HAPPY HOLIDAYS :).

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    1. Thank you unikorna. I'm glad it grabbed your interest =)

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    2. Thanks for the invite! I do believe I will. Happy Holidays to you!

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  5. Crystal, Thank you so very much for helping with The Labyrinth Challenge! You are so kind and I'm so blessed to have your support. Many, many thanks =)

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    1. Emilyann, turning that around. You are rocktastic and I'm honored to be a part.

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  6. Congrats Em and the arcade game along with a book is a super cool idea. Merry Christmas Em and Crystal.

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    1. Merry Christmas, Sheena-kay! (I think it's sheer brilliance.)

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    2. Thank you Sheena-kay. I'm glad you're enjoying the event. Merry Christmas to you as well =)

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  7. Wow. All the things presented with this release are fun and awesome.

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    1. It's like, a party or something. ;)

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    2. Thank you so much, Brinda. I'm glad you're having fun =)

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  8. It's always great to find an interesting launch! Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you for your interest and kind words :) I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

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  9. This is so cool.

    I like the cover. Congrats to the author.

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    1. Thank you Medeia! You're sweet words are very encouraging.

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  10. I've made a note of the free/launch dates. All the best to Emilyann.

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    1. Hey Fanny! Thank you for taking note. I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful Christmas too =)

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  11. I agree...the originality of the launch is great! Congrats to Emilyann!

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  12. Amazing how many ways of introducing new books. This looks like fun but unfortunately I can't help while I'm on the road. :)

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    1. I completely understand. It is a busy, busy season. Thank you for your kind words, Denise =)

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  13. The cover is awesome! I tried playing the game up there and died several times. :(
    The book sounds great, too!

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    1. It is a bit tougher than it looks, lol. Thank you for playing and for your kind words. Have a wonderful Christmas :)

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  14. Wow, what a powerful quote and excerpt! Loving that cover, too...

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    1. Thanks Heather. I'm so glad you're enjoying the event and I appreciate your encouragement =)

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