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28 March 2007 @ 03:24 pm
I have just gotten a box full of COYOTE DREAMS in the mail. It is *pretty*. Very, very pretty. And I actually want to sit down and /read/ it, which is fairly unusual and quite cool: I like the book that much.

For the next 24 hours, people should tell me why it is I should send them a copy of the book, and the top 3 reasons will get a copy. If the reason is "Because you promised to send me a copy of WINTER MOON or PHOENIX LAW eight months ago the last time you did this sort of thing and never got around to it, you git," uh, email me (cemurphyauthor at gmail dot com) separately and I will do my best to rectify my gittitude this week. :)
Current Mood: jubilantthrilled
Current Music: be our guest
Pádraig Ó Méalóidslovobooks on March 28th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
Because I'm a useful guy to know? (Although I think natural20 outscored me on that one already...)
Pádraig Ó Méalóidslovobooks on March 28th, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC)
And because I want to show you this:

(no subject) - janne on March 28th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Porphyriaporphyrin on March 28th, 2007 08:35 pm (UTC)

I have an unsigned copy of US, and an ARC of TBF that's signed by you. And if I had a signed copy of CD, I could say I'm in the 'best two out of three' category. And as you know, nobody says 'best ONE out of three', right??

Plus, Lillian will make little rosebud lips for you, and I will email you the link to the (studio taken) picture of her looking constipate--- er, I will email you the link to her recent studio taken pictures? :)
soapturtlesoapturtle on March 28th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
If you sent it to me, after the 3 or so days it takes me to read it, I'll forward it to Heidi as well thus giving 2 of us the joy of reading it early.
Harold Zablehzatz on March 28th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
Don't send me a copy. I'm about to start a third shelf of books-to-be-read, and when Xena and Xia show up, I'll have no time or brain to read any of them.

But once the books-to-be-read shelf thins out a bit, I'll find a copy somewhere...
nuj on March 28th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
I am no more deserving of a copy than anyone else, and less deserving than some. However, I drool at the very idea of getting one, so here are my reasons:

1. I regularly mention you as one of my favorite authors AND an author I want to emulate (career-wise, not writing-wise, I don't write like you at all).

2. Of the 100 books I read last year, only 12 authors got perfect 10s from me, and you got two. :)

3. I will buy a copy when it comes out anyway, and award it to a writer who meets a challenging writing goal, in an effort both to encourage said writer and spread the love of your work.

4. It's been too damned long since the last one.
kitmizkit on March 29th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
It's only been a year!
(no subject) - nuj on March 29th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on March 28th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
You should send me a copy because I'm looooooooonely. And because no one ever sends me copies of their books. And because I am an adorable little baby hedgie and if you don't, I will make with the sad eyes and the nobody loves mes. :) And because I will go SQUEEEEEEEEE when it shows up in my mailbox and dance around and call my dad and lord it over him like the ungrateful brat child that I am. :)
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(no subject) - logrusboy on March 29th, 2007 01:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
kaffrithekaffrithe on March 28th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
because I own the others in the series and love them lots, because I just found your website today, and just read the exerpt for Coyote Moon and LOVE the way it begins, because I just found our about the other name you write under (from your site, of course), and am ordering those books soonest. and because a lot of other replies seem to indicate that they've already been recipients of your largess (and I'd like to join their ranks). that, and I share the Alaska thing with you, having finally moved to Colorado 10 years ago, after 40 years in Anchorage...
wyvernfriendwyvernfriend on March 28th, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
1) Because I would be very very happy (the squee might reach you from here!)
2) Knowing what happens to Joanne et all would be a joy, a thing of beauty would light up my day. And would be a great wedding anniversary gift (it's the 7th of April)
3) because the likelyhood of my getting it in Ireland is so low that it's amazing and I can't justify an amazon order right now. Now with the pile I have to read!
wyvernfriendwyvernfriend on March 28th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
And my husband adds that he knows that the book would automatically float to the top of the pile, like all good things should! He does know me too well.
Geek of Weird Shitgows on March 29th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
Because I have known both you and the Ted That Long.

And, uh, yeah.
Astres - Kate L.: Art // Faerie // Colourfulastres on March 29th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
Dammit! All the way down at comment 60 XD!!

Ummmmm....because I purchased the books you wrote under Cate Dermody and one of the marketplace senders on Amazon.ca pretty much ditched me and stole my moolah and I'm left with no copy of FIREBIRD so I can't ready PHOENIX until I get that and it's all very confusing.

No no no, wait. I can come up with a better reason....because you are amazing? *bats her eyelashes at you*

No no no, wait. I can TOTALLY come up with something better! Because I'm a book critic for CanWest ((aka media empire of Canada)) and sending me favours is like flirting with the enemy which Alisha MacAleer would totally support.

Yeah, I think that's the best I'll come up with XD That and the overuse of the word "totally".
One day I woke up and the world was alive...sarah_be on March 29th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
Because the cover is pretty, and so are you!
Ambarambar on March 29th, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)
Because I will telepathically cue Lucy and Zilli to meow pathetically at you until you send me a book. You know I can do it, too. ;-)
kitmizkit on March 29th, 2007 08:12 am (UTC)
Oh, so that's YOUR fault!
(no subject) - ambar on March 29th, 2007 08:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
lady_findellady_findel on March 29th, 2007 11:21 am (UTC)
I would want a copy, because I can't seem to find any of your books in the shops over here in Belgium. And upon reading your journal I've gotten rather curious about your work.
(Anonymous) on March 30th, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
You should send me a copy because I was ***OH so good*** in NOT buying the ARC even though it was MOST painful to think that in all my goodness I would have to wait until MAY to read this next book, which as everyone knows is just EONS away!! Also, it will allow me to NOT go and kill the idiots who work at my local B&N store when I go there on the release date and they tell me they have no idea what I am talking about, so I have them go get a manager, and then THEY tell me they have no idea what I am talking about, and I convince them to go and look for the book in their back room because the copies they DID have out on the shelves are sold out, and then they go and look for about 15 minutes, to come out with a copy and go "oops". Gee, think I've done this once or twice??