Saturday, April 25, 2009

Contest to Win an Autographed Copy of the Silver Phoenix!!!

I am so excited to host a contest for the amazing Cindy Pon and her debut novel The Silver Phoenix which is coming out in a few days on April 28th. If you are a Goodreads friend of mine, you should have already seen my short review. If you are not, why aren't you? But here is my teaser review:

Silver Phoenix is beyond exciting and exotic! It is original and not afraid to push the line. In Chen Yong, Cindy has created the perfect hero. One that any reader could easily fall for. But in Ai Ling, she has truly outdone herself. Ai Ling is smart, tough, funny, sweet, brave, and absolutely lovable. What I love about her character is that she is young and therefore headstrong and will make rash decisions, but she is not stupid and so even if she makes a wrong choice, she rethinks and ultimately makes the right ones. Both MCs are utterly sympathetic, which makes Silver Phoenix a captivating read, but throw in horrifying monsters and amazing legends and you've got a book that I guarantee is like none you've read before.

I loved Silver Phoenix, and I know I will not be alone. Already I have been clamoring for the sequel. I need more Chen Yong and Ai Ling!

And if that doesn't have you salivating for more, here is Cindy's AWESOME book trailer! (note - if the side of the trailer is cut off for you, click on the second button from the right to take it to full screen!)

So now on to the contest! Here are the rules:

There are two signed copies to be won as well as a few signed bookplates and bookmarks for consolation prizes which features Cindy's Chinese Brush Art. And if you have never seen Cindy's brush art, go here and be in awe of her talent!

So there are three ways to enter.

1. If you are a blogger, all you have to do is link this contest post on your blog with a short mention of the book. That's an automatic entry to win one of the copies. Come back and comment on this post to let us know your post is up.

2. If you are a nonblogger or if you don't feel like doing a post on your own blog, then another option is to tell us about a new blogger. If you know a blogger who may not know about Cindy's book or has never came by this wondrous amazing blog of mine, then simply leave them a comment on their blog inviting them to enter the contest and then leave a comment here with a link to your invite. The more new bloggers you invite and link to, the more raffle chances you get so spread the word!!!

3. For the second copy, anybody can enter simply by writing a short poem, could be a haiku, incorporating Silver Phoenix into the poem or you can write a love poem incorporating a food item. And please remember, you are trying to win the contest, so food should be delicious and unlike this. Limit for this third option is one poem per person. Winning poem will be chosen by Cindy (with my input!).

The contest will remain open until next Saturday giving everyone one whole week to enter. So remember everyone has a minimum of 3 chances to win if you enter in all 3 contest opportunities. But with number 2, you can increase the number of your raffle entries with every new invite. And don't forget, the consolation prizes are really nice too! So go spread the word and leave all entries in the comments of this blog post.

Good luck everyone!!!!!


Chris Eldin said...

Sounds awesome!!! I really can't wait to read this book!!

Unknown said...

AH! Sign me up!!! I want a copy of this book SO MUCH!

I just posted about the contest here:

And it's in my sidebar on my site:

And here's a haiku:

Beautiful new book
Needs a new home on my shelf
'Tween Graceling and Bound

Amber Lough said...

I love haikus. Seriously.

Ai Ling loves her dad
and fights such scary monsters
Chen Yong wants her bad


As I write this, I am eating vegetable dim sum and drinking boba. How perfect is that??? (I'm supposed to be writing my own novel, btw, but got distracted.)

Martha Flynn said...

throwing up a blog entry later this afternoon!!

Charles Gramlich said...

Here's my poem.

Rising from the bookshelf
above the ashes of the others
Silver Phoenix

Cinnamon said...

I linked the contest from my blog,, tweeted it, invited Jess (Book Reviews by Jess and here's my haiku. I had no clue what I was doing! :)

Young Silver Phoenix
A hero from the ashes
Flames ignite the soul

Paula said...

WOW! Your trailer is impressive. Congrats and look forward to reading the book.

laughingwolf said...

dunno how to link it, but i did repost the whole thing on my page, that ok? ;)

laughingwolf said...

There once was a writer of books
A painter, with fantastic looks
With talent galore
She's never a bore
And, do look out world, when she cooks!

[i so don't do haiku ;) lol]

Latasha McLaughlin said...

I post my comment and linked it to my site at
Go Cindy!!!

Paula said...

Linked ya!!

Anonymous said...

Lost silver phoenix
Climbs through fiery embers
To kiss her soul mate

Linda S. Socha said...

Sign me kind of book...and I will attempt the poem also. I guess I need to know more about Goodreads.

cindy said...

love all the entries so far!

moonrat said...


i have NOT seen that book trailer before. DANG. cindy... AMAzing.

Unknown said...

It's up on my blog. Looks very nice. Can't wait to read it.

Good luck everybody!

Catherine (On The Nightstand) said...

I posted a blog about it, and posted it in the sidebar too.

And here goes:

Marked by Immortals
And fates intertwined with hers:
Rise, Silver Phoenix

Unknown said...

I sent moonrat of Editorial Ass a Twitter tweet about the contest, and she blogged about it!

Ello - Ellen Oh said...

Oh wow! AWesome start everyone!!!! You guys are hard at work helping Cindy get the word out!!!! Thanks everyone! I'm gonna keep track of how many entries people have here! Beth has got at least 6 entries so far what with getting Moonie to blog about it also! Now that's what I call effective word of mouth!!!

Let's keep it rolling people! We're gonna make Cindy's book, and YA Asian Fantasy, hot hot HOT!!

Kathy Temean said...

Excellent Trailer! Yours is only the second book trailer that I can say is totally professional. It should help you sell a lot of books. Now when I do talks, I can use your trailer as a good example.

Good Luck with the book. I plan to buy a copy as soon as I finish reading the ones I have waiting on my night stand.


Unknown said...

Done and dusted - the post is up hereBe back shortly with a haiku - if I can just get my brain to wake up!

Unknown said...

Okay, so I'm back and here's a haiku...

Seeing into dreams
Touched by the Immortals
Silver Phoenix rises.

And then because I couldn't resist your silkworm larvae which remind me of mopani worms, I have to add this, just for fun and because the devil made me do it...

Nibbling silkworm larvae (chop suey and dim sum)
gives a girl great powers,
creates wings of silver
and a unique digestive hum
on which a Phoenix rises...

Tanja said...

From her own ashes
Silver Phoenix is rising...
Wings so slightly singed!

Tanja Cilia

Thao said...

I love the poems. I wish I was good enough to write one : )

Anyway I linked this contest on my blog: http://serenehours.blogspot. Please count me in.

Sookie said...

Sounds wonderful. I can't wait to read Silver Phoenix. Here's mine.

Freed by fervent fire
pine seeds of growth and strength bloom:
Silver Phoenix thrives

Lizzy said...

The book trailer is by far the best I've seen!

Here's my attempt at haiku -

Power within her
The Immortals have graced her
The Silver Phoenix

Diana Dang said...

Please enter me! =) I have posted about this here:

Jena said...

What a gorgeous book trailer - and the book sounds tremendous! I sent out the news via a tweet and a facebook update.

One problem though - the right side of the trailer is cut off. It might be my browser. Is anyone else having this problem?

Anonymous said...

I told my friend, Andy, about this contest here. I hope she enters because her poems are a thousand times better than mine. :D

cindy said...

thank you, everyone! and yes, the trailer is cut off for me as well. i'm on a mac using firefox. hmm. love the poems so far! will share some on my own blog!! =D

Rebecca Knight said...

Yay! Congrats on your debut novel coming out :D! This is my first time on your blog, but I'd already heard about the book from Moonrat's site, and it sounds AWESOME!

I posted on my blog here:

Have a great day!

Rebecca Knight said...

Go buy the debut--
Help the Silver Phoenix rise.
New author support!

Merry Monteleone said...

I don't know how I missed this - I'll link it my my place today... so far I'm really digging on laughingwolf's poem :-) But I loves me a good limerick.

I'll have to think on it and see if I can get one in this week.

The trailor is cut off for me, but it's still fabulous. Good work, Cindy!!!!

Llehn said...

Does it count if I invited someone to this contest via email because that's what I did.

And yes, Ello, you are not alone in your SILVER PHOENIX love. I <3<3<3 it! Cindy rules!

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

I've put up the link on:

Good luck to Cindy - hope her book has a great launch!

Donna, said...

I am anxiously awaiting my copy, which is enroute from I posted an entry to my blog about the release as well as this contest. The direct link is here:

Thank you!

Christina Farley said...

OH!!!!! Doing a cheer for an Asian book. Oh yeah. Oh yeah.

Love the trailer! Can't wait to read the book.

I did post it on my blog- of course.

And my haiku:
Tigress spirit blooms
Strength within Ai Ling endures
To destiny's path

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! I am so excited about this book... I think I've stalked all the contests to try and win a copy! : ) I will link it on my blog and be back with a poem later!


Anonymous said...

So, my post will go up at 12:01 AM on Tuesday morning.

AND it's in my sidebar.

working on a poem, but can't figure out how to work "Cindy" "genius" "gorgeous" and "hottie" into a haiku...

Anonymous said...

I left invitations:

at drey'sat Katie'sat Emily'sat Alea'sat Charley's - comment moderation turned on, btw

at Kristi'sat Natalie'sat Julie'sand I Facebook messaged it to 18 people (and cced both of you on it.)

Anonymous said...

OKAY when I previewed that it was all spaced correctly - DAMN! Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Here is my haiku!


shining sunken pearl
ascends like Ai, a rising
phoenix, up my straw

So much fun! Thanks for the contest!

Weronika Janczuk said...

Posted about the contest here:

Haiku (hmmmm...):

A phoenix rises
Over today's morning feast:
Delight in sunlight.

Anonymous said...

Awesome contest. Thanks so much for the invite, i also posted about it on my blog.

PurpleClover said...

A Silver Phoenix
Chosen by the gods through fire
Bearing the world’s weight

PurpleClover said...

I also linked to it from my blog.


cindy said...

i am LOVING the poems. thanks so much everyone!

PurpleClover said...

I also linked it here by accident (didn't realize there was a drop down box to change the blog address)...but hey! Whatever gets you more publicity right? lol. I decided to leave it. :)

Cindy R. Wilson said...

The trailer was amazing! I got such a great view of the feel of the book.
Okay a poem incorporating food? Here I go...

Dancing on my tongue
A touch of honey so sweet
My eyes close divine

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

I just linked at my blog. I hope I win because I'd really like to read this book. :)

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read this. I just linked it to my blog! Wonderful idea.

Unknown said...

I am more than happy to let you know that I have linked this post to my blog, as so to participate into this contest.

It was very kind of you to organize such contest. The fun and excitement is always there, that enrich our lives. BIG THANK to you.

Cheers and have a nice day,

Kelly Polark said...

Circle of goodness
Warm drips of icing tempt me.
My Krispy Kreme dream.

Congrats, Cindy!!!

Kate at Read This Book! said...

Blogged about it here:

JenniferWriter said...

This book looks so good and I loved the preview!! I blogged about the book and contest here:

JenniferWriter said...

And here's my haiku because I can never resist the chance to write a haiku:

Not of fire born, this
Silver Phoenix rises from
Stars and sharpened steel.

Merry Monteleone said...

Before you all throw produce, Ello ordered me to submit a poem. So you should all blame her:-)

Cindy is a friend of mine,
Met her on her blog divine,
Where her writing sure does shine,
Cindy is a friend of mine

She’s got a book that’s sure to please,
And make you weep upon your knees
For which you’ll trek through stars and seas,
My God her book is sure to please

Silver Phoenix, check it out
Buy it for your aunt with gout
For your friend with the big snout
Don’t you want to check it out?

wdebo said...

Thanks for the cool contest

I linked it to my sidebar here

Wdebo :)

Anonymous said...

Okay, so I left a comment

for Jess
for Susanand for StephI'm trying to make up for my unpoetic-ness.

Anonymous said...

Also told Carrie to get her kiester over here!

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

Aerin got me here! :)

I also posted this on my blog!

thebluerose said...

I blogged about the contest.

Reyna Meinhardt said...

I would love to be entered! Thanks for the contest!

I linked to your contest here:

And my haiku:

A missing father
An escaping bride to be
Equals a great book

susan said...

Hi Ellen,

I found my way here Aerin of In Search of Giants. You showed you some love for my Little Lov'n Monday.

And talk about timing, I'm currently hosting C.O.R.A Diversity Roll Call meme and the theme this week is Asian, South Asian and Asian American writers so I will be doing a feature on you. I visited your site as well as the blog, and I'm in. I had seen Silver Phoenix reviewed before but since I'm not big on fantasy I honestly was only mildly interested. That is until I got here. Your endorsement has ratched up my interest because I'm impressed with you.

I'll be back.


Color Online said...

Arg, thanks for kindly overlooking my typos. lol


Kimbra Kasch said...

Oh I've linked the contest
with my post about ”Silver Phoenix”And here's my haiku:

The Silver Phoenix:
Burning in a brutal fate
Pride, strength, love and hate

Emily said...

I have linked!Congrats to Cindy - I can't wait to read Silver Phoenix.

Mary Witzl said...

My haiku:

Dear Silver Phoenix,
Do you love black-bean tofu
as much as I do?

Brave protagonist!
Friends await you in the east
On my dusty shelves

Mary Witzl said...

My post is up! Had to blaze right through a whole crapload of student 'essays', but I did it!!!

Put me down for a shot at this, pleeease!

Katterley said...

Hi!! Here's my blog post for this contest!!
I'd love to be entered!!
And here's my poem:

Orchid petals brush
Silver Phoenix wings caressed
Softly comfort brought.

Vesper said...

I just love your enthusiasm and your verve, Ello! So adorable!
:-) :-) :-)

The book seems great and the cover is wonderful!

McKoala said...

Option one done at:

I wanna win so I can read it!

Helen To said...

Can't wait to read this book! Hope I win! XD

Here's my blog post about the contest:


Anonymous said...

here's my blog of the contest:

Ashley said...

I would like to enter!

I posted this contest on my sidebar at

Melissa said...

Here's my blog post and contest entry. I'm such a sucker for these contests. :)

I suppose I could do a haiku, I'm a sucker for those too.

Ai Ling, Brave and Bold
Master her gift, journey long
To save her father

Kate said...

I can't do haikus. But I'll try another style of poem, it's called make-it-up-as-you-go-along-and-hope-it-turns-out-fine. It's based on the Silver Phoenix blurb on Cindy Pon's website.

Marked by the immortals,
Rejected for betrothal,
Ai Ling faces terrible evil,
Soul stealing enemies.

Mythical demons stalk her,
While she hunts for her father,
By chance Chen Yong appears,
Their fates have interwined.

But can she defeat her foes?
Will she save her father?
Will Chen Yong fulfill his mission?
What will be her decision?
Read Silver Phoenix to see Ai Ling's vision.

Kate said...

Way after the winners had been announced but I had fun coming up with a poem :)

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