Thursday, November 19, 2009

Level 26: Dark Origins by Anthony Zuiker - Giveaway


Giveaway is Closed! Thanks for your entries!


What's all this buzz about? 

Many of you who are on twitter are aware that there have been a couple of giveaways sponsored by Anthony Zuiker and Level26.com. I was introduced to the online world of Mr. Zuiker when he ran a twitter contest to give away 7 Custom Flip Cams to promote his digi-novel, Level 26 . Twitter "exploded" with entries. Zuiker returned a few weeks back to bring us a chance to win an iPod touch with the Level 26 app or one of ten apps for iPhone or PC (apps found on iTunes).




Who is Anthony Zuiker?

Anthony Zuiker is the executive producer and creator of CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: Miami and CSI: New York. He is also the author of Level 26: Dark Origins. Yes, this wonderfully creative man is also the author of this book. I had no idea that he had written a book until I saw the tweets about the Level 26 Custom Flip Cam Giveaway! I am a huge fan of Anthony's CSI shows. I have watched them, including the reruns, since day one. My favorite being CSI: Las Vegas. So, once I heard about Level 26, I rushed straight out to Barnes and Noble and bought a copy. I also went to the Level 26 website and became a member. I spend, possibly, too much time on the website talking with others about the book or, just chatting in general. It's such a fun, laid back site. Currently, Anthony has just over 18,000 members.

For those who are not familiar with Zuiker's book. here is the trailer. It is a little scary so, if you scare easily, I'd skip down to more conversation.



Level 26: Dark Origins

Hey, I warned you, right? Now, stick with me here. As you heard in the trailer and for those who didn't dare watch it, Level 26 is about a serial killer named Sqweegel. He is nothing like any other serial killer ever known. He is so evil that he does not fit within the FBI's levels of severity for serial killers, which are 1 thru 25. They had to label Sqweegel a Level 26.

What is also unique about Sqweegel, is his manner of "getting away with" his killings. Sqweegel wears a latex, full body condom that is forensic proof. Scary, huh? Now, that's all I'm going to tell you. Let your imagination take over there.




What is a Digi-Novel?

When you have such a creative genius working on shows and books, you must expect an "over-the-top" manner in which it is brought to you. Zuiker's book is no exception. Not only did he create a serial killer is worse than any ever known but he also created the first "digi-novel" which is basically a mini movie within a book. WHAT?! Yes, Zuiker has written the book in a manner in which, after about 20 pages, you get a special code. You take the code, log on to Level26.com and enter the code into the "cyberbridge" box and are taken to an 8 mm movie clip that links the chapter you read to the next chapter. Isn't that amazing? Sometimes it may be a reinactment of a scene, a phone call from the killer or any other bone-chilling experience.


Level26.com


I know I keep speaking of Level26.com. As I said, I spend a lot of time there but, honestly, it is such a treat to "hang out", particularly as a fan of Zuiker himself. Anthony loves to interact with his fans and comes to the chat to speak with whomever is there and he interacts with our comments about his posts.

Anthony is very active at Level26.com. He does posts there, generally Monday thru Friday but what's really neat, is how he runs the site. He decided to run contests and "challenges" on the site for all his members. Not too long ago, Anthony decided to appoint 26 "Deputies" to help run the site. To make it even more fun, he decided to do a Deputy Team challenge. Is deputy had to put together a team and the teams compete in contests weekly. The teams are awarded points for winning 1 of 7 positions in each contest. At the end of this 10 week challenge, the winning deputy gets to chose 1 team member to go with them on an all expense paid trip to California to meet Anthony and take part in the filming of a cyber bridge for his 2nd book in the Level 26 series. Isn't that cool? We get to interact with this creative genius and get a chance to meet him.




The Giveaway

All this leads me to this giveaway. As part of the team that I am on, (DARK WANDERERS), we are showing our love of the site, Anthony, his book and works, by offering one of my readers their choice of either the Level 26 hardback book or the app for iPhone or PC.

This giveaway is the first in my Christmas Bash and the winner will be chosen on Black Friday, November 27th at 9 PM CST. Make sure you have an e-mail address or some other way for me to contact you when you win, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Leave seperate comments for each entry.

Good luck!




Main Entry

The main entry must be completed in order to be entered into the giveaway. Without it, all other entries will be null and void.

To enter, go to Level26.com and tell me something about a post that is on the home page. Who it is? What are they talking about? Who's commenting?

Extra Entries

(1) Follow @Zuiker on twitter

(2) Follow @Level_26 on twitter

(3) Follow @SereneMoments on twitter

(4) Tweet about the giveaway, leaving the link here so I can find it. You can do this 3x daily, please space out by 2 hours.

(5) Grab my Christmas Bash button and post on your site, let me know where you place it, please (2 entries)

(6) Blog about the giveaway (5 entries)

(7) Become a member of Level 26,  tell me your sign in name for verification (5 entries)


Good luck to you all!

Please note, there will be another, larger Level 26 giveaway before Christmas.

11 comments:

Madame Kook said...

Hee hee, it's DWs from L26! Here's some love! www.twitter.com/madamekook

BTW, I'm not entered into the contest, seeing as I already have the book, but just from fun: BYH's crime story is on the front page. It's about Anthony...Chick..something haha, a serial killer who killed...56? people. Kath Murphy was someone who posted on how awesome the blog was XD Yep, this is what someone should do if they were entering your contest!

hondaray6 said...

Goody! I love CSI shows too! Las Vegas is my fav, but I miss Grisshom. On the front page I see peole talking about your review contest and Amazon being strict. Hope I'm in the right spot.

hondaray6 said...

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