Let The Contest BEGIN! !! !

The release date for my sf/cop/farce novel FORCE OF HABIT approacheth, and I’m running a contest.

What are the prizes?

  • a copy of EEL’S REVERENCE (eBook)
  • a copy of FORCE OF HABIT (eBook)
  • a copy of LONNIE, ME AND THE HOUND OF HELL (eBook)
  • a copy of THE KING OF CHEROKEE CREEK (eBook)
  • a copy of MA’S MONTHLY HOT FLASHES: 2002-2007 (eBook)
  • a MomGoth’s Sweet Little Baby Angels pin
  • the name of your choice in the story I write to promote my next eBook release, SIDESHOW IN THE CENTER RING. Holly Jahangiri, who won this in the last contest, called it, “Best. Prize. Ever.”

How do you win?

  • leave a comment on this or any other blog on which I post, saying you’re entering the contest. One entry for each post on which you comment.
  • If you’ve already bought and read one or more of my books, write a review (or reviews) and leave a comment on this blog linking to the review(s). One entry for each review.
  • Mention the contest on your blog and your social media networks (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, whatever) and leave a comment on this blog saying so. One entry for every place you spread the word.

Entries will be numbered and winners chosen by Random Number Selector. First entry drawn gets first choice of prizes and so on.

How long does it run?

From today until midnight EST October 31.

Ready. Set. GO!

WRITING PROMPT: A character wins a prize he or she really doesn’t want but can’t refuse.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Let The Contest BEGIN! !! !

  1. Leslie

    August 11, 2011 at 4:47pm

    I’m entering! I need to win something!

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  2. Carol Preflatish

    August 11, 2011 at 6:06pm

    Enter me in the contest. I retweeted your tweet and I’ve read Eel’s Revernce. Great book, great characters, and great writing. Highly recommend it.

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  3. Kieryn

    August 15, 2011 at 5:13pm

    I’d like to enter to win a fellow Echelon Author’s book! And I’ll tweet/retweet about your book release.

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  4. Jay

    August 18, 2011 at 2:02pm

    Me! Posted on Facebook!

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  5. Holly Jahangiri

    August 24, 2011 at 9:09am

    Don’t s’pose I’m eligible to enter this one? ’cause I kind of like being a character! (Oh, I know, I’m a character, anyway…but I do enjoy being a character in your stories, Marian!)

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      Marian Allen

      August 24, 2011 at 10:08am

      O’ course you’re eligible! Winner will be selected by random draw. You made a fun character. πŸ™‚ And thanks for the Facebook post.

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  6. Holly Jahangiri

    August 24, 2011 at 9:12am

    Whether I’m eligible or not, I’ve posted this on Facebook. Everyone should get a chance at stardom in one of your stories!

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      Marian Allen

      August 24, 2011 at 5:02pm

      You’re in, Bob, but only The Flying Fickle Finger of Fate can pick you. πŸ™‚

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  7. damyanti

    August 25, 2011 at 6:56am

    I’m entering, and since I already have your book, I’ll review it sometime in September, because wouldn’t you know, I left my Kindle behind when I started traveling. Le Sigh.

    Also, mailing you from my atozstories at gmail dot com id about your interview and my guest post πŸ™‚

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      Marian Allen

      August 25, 2011 at 7:44am

      You’re in, dear lady–thank you! I got your email. I won! I won! I’m so happy to be on your blog with Mr. Singh! πŸ™‚

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  8. Miscellany

    September 6, 2011 at 10:31am

    […] Allen, one of my favorite writers of fantasy and sci-fi, is running a contest to promote the release of her latest book Force of Habit. I suppose by posting this, I’m […]

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  9. Red Tash

    September 28, 2011 at 7:10pm

    You have been Google+’d and yer about to be FB’d & tweeted, m’dear.

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  10. jennifer mathis

    October 6, 2011 at 2:54am

    β€œTrick or Treat! Thanks for playing Red’s Trick or Treat Bash! I’m looking forward to reading your book on my new Kindle! RedTash.com, Red sent me!”

    But would also like to be entered please. awesome contest πŸ™‚


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  11. Bodie P

    October 12, 2011 at 9:51am

    Please, oh please put me in your contest! I’ve bought Force of Habit (I think that’s the one) and have it up to read and review as soon as I finish Bob’s book.

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  12. Dani G.

    October 12, 2011 at 3:20pm

    Saying “you’re entering the contest” right here. πŸ™‚ I already downloaded two of your books to my Nook (older ones) and I’ll go leave the link at my FB page. Can I retweet you, too? I want my name in a book!

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  13. Bob Sanchez

    October 12, 2011 at 4:35pm

    Hi! I think I’m already entered, but if this is another contest, lemme try again!

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