A few weeks ago I was contacted about a special online campaign for Andrea Cremer's upcoming book Nightshade. Definitely being one for creative advertising and promotion (I still can't get over the Pretty Little Liars Secret Keepers Game) I responded that I was definitely interested.
Flash forward to today when I go to get the mail, only to find out there is a long box in there, so long the mailman used a rubber band to keep the mailbox as shut as he could.
This is what was inside (and yes that's my blanket again - i bet you are getting sick of it):
Inside was a Calla lily (yes it's fake, and yes I had to ask my mother what kind of flower it was) similar to that on the book cover. Ripped up inside were pages of Crime and Punishment and a key that was actually a jump drive, hello awesome!
I stuck the key into my computer and turns out the jump drive was named Alea! and there were 2 files, one that said to watch it first. It was a video from the author Andrea Cremer, personalized for me, she talks a bit about her upcoming book Nighshade and how to start off the book she's creating a prequel in the form of webisodes. Everyone can join in the fun and help Shay, the star of the videos solve a mystery! The first video was on the jump drive and I have to say it's pretty cool. You can watch that and the second episode below.
Also, to join in the fun you can visit Shay's facebook page at facebook.com/shadowshay. I'm definitely interested to see where this online adventure of books and reality goes!