Sunday 21 October 2012

Demention is SIX months old! Time for a giveaway

by Teri Terry

To celebrate half a year of Demention.... TA DA!! Yes: we have our very own bookmarks. Huge thanks to Demention's own Julienne Durber for designing their total gorgeousness.
On one side, the Demention banner may look a little familiar; on the other side, it is the Demention team - and our books, website and Twitter details. Claire Merle's second cover is hidden from view just now as it hasn't been revealed quite yet, but it is on the actual bookmarks.

What do you think? 
To celebrate our six months, and our new bookmarks, it is time for a GIVEAWAY.
This competition is now closed, but please read on!

In addition to the bookmarks, I've got some books to give away also: these are titles by the writers with whom I did events at the Edinburgh Book Festival a few months ago. Who knew that their publishers were going to send me a copy of them so I could read them before the event? I didn't, and by the time they came in the post I'd already bought my own copies. So here are the spares: Dark Parties by Sara Grant, The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker, and Dead Time by Anne Cassidy: and as this is a celebration, I'll throw in a signed copy of Slated, too!

This grand prize will include a Demention bookmark, AND a very cool bleeding butterfly sticker from Suzanne Winnacker! I'll really sorry but due to the cost of postage, the grand prize is UK only. But there will also be another three Demention bookmark prizes that are open internationally! Details on how to enter are below with the Rafflecopter.

What have we been up to over six months of Demention?

Julie, Julienne and I introduced ourselves in the very first post; then Claire introduced herself a bit later when she joined Demention.

There have been discussions and debates:
If only all the adults were dead
Can a book change the world?
Dystopian fiction: Science fiction for girls?
Science Fiction: dystopia for boys?
The popularity of dystopian fiction
The darkness of fairytales 
Hunger Games boy & girl appeal

Jeff Norton's Metawars

Sara Grant, author of Dark Parties
Keith Gray, author,and editor of Next
Janet Edwards, author of Earth Girl
Claire Merle, author of The Glimpse - before she joined Demention!
AG Howard, author of Splintered
Sam Hawksmoor, author of The Repossession and The Hunting

Guest posts, too:
MG Harris on her fave post-apocalyptic novel
Kate Atherton on time travel

On writing and writers:
Who do you write for?
Breaking the rules
Going for gold

Even news on getting an agent, a pre-launch Q&Abook launch, and a mass slating of book bloggers!

Now on to the giveaway:
This competition is now closed. First prize of books and swag goes to CB Soulsby; runners up to receive a Demention bookmark each are Ashley E., Jax B and Rose H! congratulations. If you haven't already given details, please use the contact form on this website to give your details so we can post your prize

To enter use the Rafflecopter, below: you get entries by leaving a comment on this blog post - on our bookmarks, or what you think of Demention - by following the blog, by tweeting the giveaway (available daily), and by following the Demention team on Twitter. The giveaway is over on 19th of November. 

Thanks very much for entering, and good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Nice bookmarks; especially love the new covers for the "Exodus" trilogy.

  2. Love the giveaway prizes! Good luck to all who enters.:)

  3. Oh wow, thanks for this! The bookmarks are lovely.

  4. Ooo, I love bookmarks! I collect them and have a bizarre need to make sure each book I read is used with a bookmark that matches the tone or feel of the story! Is that too strange...? :-)

  5. Unfortunately, I'm awful with bookmarks DX I think if I had fabulous ones like these I might be better, but I tend to either remember the page or just stick whatever flat thing is closest in :P Maybe a tissue (unused!) or a reciept, who knows :P
    On a different note, good luck everyone! :D

  6. Happy six month blog birthday ladies!! The bookmarks are gorgeous. Could use a new one as I’m currently using a credit card statement and every time I open my book I die a little inside :D

    1. thank you so much!
      (though we are 3 ladies & 1 bloke - Julienne, our designer)

    2. I'm sorry Julienne, that was super rude of me. Happy Birthday to everyone at Demention :)

    3. No problem at all :) It's not the first time it has happened and I'm sure it won't be the last.

  7. Loving the book marks! Congrats on your 6 month anniversary!

  8. I have only recently found your blog but it's wonderful :)

  9. Thanks to everyone for the nice comments about the bookmarks - am blushing (but am not a lady ;)

  10. Oh wow, what gorgeous bookmarks! :')
    Thanks for such a great competition, too! <3
    I'm sad to say that I'm fairly new to Demention (Thanks to Claire Merle for introducing me to you in the first place - you're a absolutely wonderful blog!) But here's to another 6 months, and all the months after ;) :) <3
    Long life Demention, keep being amazing! <3
    Chloe (W-O-W) xoxo

  11. Thanks so much to everyone for entering!

  12. Congrats!
    Amazing giveaway! Thank you!

  13. I love our bookmarks - thanks to Julienne.

    When I was young I used to use a biscuit as a bookmark. Of course I'd NEVER do that now...

    Thanks for all the lovely messages. Good luck!

  14. Happy birthday to demention! :)
    Thank you for the giveaway, i am dying to get my hands on some of these books.
    Love the bookmarks :)

  15. Fabulous giveaway. And I'm desperate to read several of those books (there's only Dark Parties I've already read!)

  16. Congratulations! Crackin' blog and a brilliant giveaway :D

  17. Congratulations! Your book looks wonderful and I can't wait to read it! Thanks for offering such a great give away!

  18. I'm from NZ but I would love to be included for the bookmarks. I'm a huge fan of Slated and will hunt down your other books. Thanks!


  19. This is my first time to your site and my experience so far is thrilling! Thrilling to see a group of dystopian authors! Congratulations on your feat!

  20. Oh my gosh! SO many amazing books! I'd particularly love to snag that signed copy of Slated. ;) I loved that book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. thanks everyone, such lovely comments!

  22. Ooh, they look lovely, very striking.

  23. Hey!
    These books look amazing - thanks for giving us the opportunity to win them! I've already read and LOVED your book, Slated, but since it's an e-copy, I'd love to have the real paper book! Especially if it's signed!

    Thanks again! xD

  24. Dark Parties looks gorgeous, but of course I'm a huge fan of Slated! I love that book and have passed on my copy to more than a few friends after raving about how insanely wonderful it is.

  25. excellent bookmarks! Some fab books there too!

  26. They are so so pretty! Only ever use pretty bookmarks! & CONGRATS! :)