To celebrate the upcoming release of Gillian Anderson's new novel with Jeff Rovin, A Vision of Fire, XFN is excited to team up with Simon & Schuster to announce a chance for twenty lucky Philes to get their hands on a copy of this much-anticipated sci-fi thriller. We also have four gorgeous book jacket posters to give away.
You'll have several chances on all of our social media platforms and we can't wait to see what you all send us.
So, what do you have to do to become one of the lucky prize winners? Read on!
As we've done in the past, we'll be holding a tweetathon, using a unique hashtag. The most distinctive and well-received tweets will receive a copy. We have five to give away. Stay tuned for the official hashtag and follow us at our Twitter page. Tweetathon will be held the day of the release, October 7th, 2014.
We have some fantastic quotes and promotional pictures from the novel to share. We hope you'll share the pictures and tell us why you're excited about the upcoming release of A Vision of Fire. Five standout replies will receive a copy. Like our page to receive all the updates. We will start sharing these pictures soon, and you have until October 7th, 2014 to share them.
Tumblr is a very visual medium, full of crafty devils, and we want to capitalize on that. Wow us with your artwork, your gifsets, your poetic prose. You'll have to label each submission with the hashtag #A VISION OF FIRE XFN. October 6th, 2014 is the deadline to come up with original posts that show us why you "cannot with your cans" for the novel's release. Again, five lucky winners will be chosen. Make sure to follow us on Tumblr.
Not everyone is as social media savvy, but don't worry, we've got you covered there too. Send us a short paragraph about what superpower you would use to solve the crisis presented in A Vision of Fire and how you'd go about it. The winning paragraphs will get published in an article on XFN and five winners will receive a copy of the novel. Send it to us to
Hold on, there's more... We'll also be giving away one poster in each of the four categories!
And that's it! Get your creative juices flowing, Philes, and warm up your typing fingers. You don't want to miss out on this opportunity to get your hand on Gillian Anderson's debut novel.
Read A Vision of Fire's official blurb below:
Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O'Hara is a single mom trying to juggle her job, her son, and a lackluster dating life. Her world is suddenly upturned when Maanik, the daughter of India's ambassador to the United Nations, starts speaking in tongues and having violent visions. Caitlin is sure that her fits have something to do with the recent assassination attempt on her father"”a shooting that has escalated nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan to dangerous levels"”but when teenagers around the world start having similar outbursts, Caitlin begins to think that there's a more sinister force at work.
In Haiti, a student claws at her throat, drowning on dry land. In Iran, a boy suddenly and inexplicably sets himself on fire. Animals, too, are acting irrationally, from rats in New York City to birds in South America to ordinary house pets. With Asia on the cusp of nuclear war, Caitlin must race across the globe to uncover the mystical links among these seemingly unrelated incidents in order to save her patient and perhaps the world.