One of this morning’s winners, Ginger Martin, a friend of mine from my Nortel days, has graciously declined her ARC – which means I can give it to the next person who provided the right answer within the earliest time frame.
Her reasoning? Well, she was one of my earliest readers, and said she’s already had a sneak peek. By early I mean, she read it when it had the “fatal flaw” (that was likely in 2010) and then again, when it became a little closer to what it is today, and that version was probably in 2011.
Therefore, AJ Blythe – you’ve won the copy! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org your address so I can send it on to you!
The hints and the expanded picture seemed to do it!
These were the hints:
- You hear them on hot summer evenings.
- They have wings.
And a bit more enlarged photo:
This is the prize THREE lucky folks get:
Three have correctly identify what is pictured below! Two via this blog in the comments and one on Twitter!
Here is the actual “thing” in it’s full glory:
YES! It is a cicada! I took this picture last summer. Tell me that is not the most unusual looking “face” on it’s back? Striking – and I suppose it’s there to scare off predators. Poor things…they’re eaten by EVERYTHING. Squirrels even. Gross.
Here are the WINNERS!
Ginger Martin – commented here on blog at 7:40 a.m.
- Sarah Meral – commented via Twitter using #DIXIEDUPREE at 9:10 a.m.
- Jennifer Dixon – commented here on blog at 9:14 a.m
- AJ Blythe – commented here on blog at 9:37 a.m.
Some of you JUST missed by a few minutes!
Winners, please email me at email@example.com with your mailing address and I will send you a signed ARC!
I hope you all had fun! I sure did – especially laughing at some of your crazy answers!