Thursday, October 28, 2010

Calling All Code-Breakers, Super-Sleuths, & Tricksters!



I am. SO. Excited.

Tomorrow, I'm opening up the November Giveaway Contest. I'm excited about the prizes, which include an ARC and a one-of-a-kind special thing. But I'm more excited about the quest I'm sending you on to get the prizes.

See, in order to win, you've got to break the password on the secret page of this here website.

What, haven't you noticed the password protected page yet? You will have to look for it above...

But there is still a matter of that password.

Don't worry--over the next two weeks I'll be giving you a letter at a time (including an awesome series of adventures from people all across the world). Unscramble the letters, find the password. Find the password, find the entry form. Find the entry form, win the awesomest prize pack I've made so far.

  • The password is made up of a three word phrase (no spaces)
  • It is a very simple phrase (nothing foreign or outlandish or random)
  • The phrase is made up of real words--no numbers or anything tricky
  • The password is relevant, but not directly related to, Across the Universe
  • Two letters are repeated three times
  • If you DO figure out the password, don't tell! That gives YOU a greater chance to win!

Go ahead and try some guesses now! But don't worry--if you can't guess the password yet, you're going to get all the letters to unscramble over the course of the next two weeks.

The Line-Up:

Side note: I am so scared that you guys are going to think this is lame. Please tell me what you think of this game/contest! Personally, I think reading the adventures of everyone will be lots of fun...I hope you do, too!


Emy Shin said...

Oh. This is so, so, so cool. I've been agonizing over that secret page for days. Can't wait for the clues to be revealed!

Enna Isilee said...

So, I pretty much think this is epic. Except I know I'm going to spend WAY too much time on it.

Melissa Hurst said...

This is amazing! I'm so looking forward to this!

Anonymous said...

K, I may be super dumb but where IS the secret page? Or is that part of the hunt?

Anonymous said...

Oh, duh. I found it. Now to figure out the PW.

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Ooh this is fun. Except I want to figure it out this second. Ack!

Kayla Olson said...

I, too, think this is WAY cool!

Except for the fact that I still haven't guessed the password.

Yet. :)

Jon Paul said...

Sounds totally rockin'! Now I gotta go dig my Indiana Jones hat out of the closet and do some mystery-solving.

Anyone know where I can get the Raiders soundtrack on CD? :D

Anonymous said...

Exciting!! What a fun idea.

I hope you can't see the passwords which people are trying - I've been sort of hopefully trying a few phrases (no luck) but they're probably totally off-base and silly. :D

lotusgirl said...

This sounds really fun. It reminds me of stuff on JK Rowlings website. I wish I'd gotten my adventure in to be a part of this.

Alix said...

This sounds so much fun! Great idea.

Colene Murphy said...

Oh my gosh! Cracking a code is so not lame! FUN! Can't wait to try and crack it! I just want to say crack again!

Eric said...

Are you kidding? This is awesome! I will definitely be watching for the clues. I was a cryptologist in the Army at one point, so figuring out words is my forte!

Oh, and if you needed any stops for your tour, feel free to consider my lowly blog. I'd be very honored to have you.

MC Rogerson said...

Nice idea. I've found the secret page and tried a few passwords, but haven't cracked it yet! Will keep an eye on the website.

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is brilliant. I love it :) Will be giving it a shout out on Satuarday on my weekly "Last Page". By the way, the cover for across the universe? B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L

Caroline Starr Rose said...

What a great idea, Beth!

Emily said...

NOT lame! I love codes :) Can't wait to figure it out!