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Hugs Therapy Virtual Tour 2010

On this page you will find all the info re: the exciting, entertaining, informative and fun virtual blog book tour that took place in October, 2010, featuring and celebrating the release of the Old Silly’s new novel, Beware the Devil’s Hug. First off, here is the tour schedule, and right after that, make sure and read all about the exciting contest we had with lots of Prizes and Giveaways for all you wonderful tour-following readers!

“Hugs Therapy” October 2010 Virtual Tour Hosts

Hosts                                       URL (permalinks to posts)                                Date

Alex Cavanaugh                       http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/2010/10/beware-devils-hug.html 10/15/10

Joyce Anthony              http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2010_10_10_archive.html 10/16/10

Elizabeth Spann Craig               http://mysterywritingismurder.blogspot.com/2010/10/creating-unique-charactersby-marvin.html 10/17/10

Joyce Anthony             http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2010/10/visit-from-marvin-wilson.html 10/18/10

Stephen Tremp             http://stephentremp.blogspot.com/2010/10/interview-with-marvin-wilson-and-iam.html 10/19/10

L. Diane Wolfe             http://circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com/2010/10/beware.html 10/20/10

Patricia Stoltey             http://patriciastoltey.blogspot.com/2010/10/beware-devils-hug-by-marvin-d-wilson.html 10/21/10

Sylvia Dickey Smith                  http://sylviadickeysmithbooks.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/beware-the-devils-hug/ 10/21/10

Sylvia Dickey Smith                  http://sylviadickeysmithbooks.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/marv-wilson-contests-prizes-giveaways/ 10/22/10

Ron Berry                      http://unwriter1.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/beware-the-beware-the-devils-hug-continues-here/ 10/22/10

Michelle Emrath                   http://southerncitymysteries.blogspot.com/2010/10/interview-with-author-marvin-d-wilson.html 10/23/10

Leeuna Foster                         http://leeunafoster.com/humorblog/?p=2900 10/24/10

Jane Sutton                               http://janekennedysutton.blogspot.com/2010/10/genre-cross-overs-by-marvin-wilson.html 10/25/10

Mason Canyon (Pamela)          http://masoncanyon.blogspot.com/2010/10/hugs-therapy-virtual-tour-2010.html 10/26/10

Arlee Bird                              http://tossingitout.blogspot.com/2010/10/hugs-therapy-virtual-tour-2010.html 10/27/10

Arlee Bird                              http://tossingitout.blogspot.com/2010/10/beware-devils-hug-and-leave-kids-at.html 10/28/10

Helen Ginger                        http://straightfromhel.blogspot.com/2010/10/beware-devils-hug.html 10/28/10

Lacresha Hayes                        http://learntofeelpretty.blogspot.com/2010/10/meet-destiny-from-beware-devils-hug.html 10/29/10

Kissie                                       http://justkissie.com/beware-the-devils-hug/ 10/30/10

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And now for the Contest and Prizes!

Hugs Therapy Virtual Tour 2010 – Contest, Prizes and Giveaways

Readers following the tour had the opportunity to win prizes and receive giveaways in the following manner:

Point System-

  • Every comment left will count as one point, be it on that day’s host’s blog and/or The Old Silly’s Free Spirit Blog. A reader can earn two points per day in this manner.
  • Each tweet of any post stop will count as one point. Tweeting the host’s post and also tweeting the Free Spirit post that day earns two points. This one is on the honor system, so the commenter should include that he/she tweeted the post(s) in their blog comment.
  • Each Facebook tour announcement/message with a link to that day’s host’s blog earns one point. This one is also on the honor system, so the commenter should include that he/she facebooked the post in his or her blog comment.
  • Buying an ebook version of Beware the Devil’s Hug earns five points. Reader/buyer must confirm the purchase by emailing the author a copy of the invoice to: marvwilson2020@gmail.com
  • Buying a print (paperback) version of Beware the Devil’s Hug earns 20 points. Reader/buyer must confirm the purchase by emailing the author a copy of the invoice to: marvwilson2020@gmail.com

Prizes for Point System Winners-

  • Grand Prize – The person with the most points will receive an autographed paperback copy of Marvin D Wilson’s last novel, Owen Fiddler.
  • First Runner-up Prize – The person with the second highest point total will receive an autographed paperback copy of the author’s first book, I Romanced the Stone (Memoirs of a Recovering Hippie).
  • Second Runner-up Prize – The person with the third highest point total will also receive an autographed copy of the author’s first book, I Romanced the Stone (Memoirs of a Recovering Hippie).
  • Third and Fourth Runner-up Prizes – these people will receive an autographed paperback copy of the author’s book, Between the Storm and the Rainbow.

Additional Incentives and Giveaways:

  • The first reader who purchases a print copy of Beware the Devil’s Hug during the tour (again providing proof via email), pays for rush delivery (if they feel that necessary), reads it, and posts a review on Amazon before the tour ends, will receive a $25 gift certificate to Borders or Barnes and Nobles bookstores, his or her choice.
  • Any other readers who purchase a print copy of Beware the Devil’s Hug during the tour and can post a review before the tour ends will receive $10 certificates to Borders or Barnes and Nobles bookstores, their choice.
  • All readers who purchase a print copy of Beware the Devil’s Hug during the tour but cannot or do not get a review up before the tour ends, will still be rewarded – with a free ebook copy of Owen Fiddler.

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Pretty cool, hmm? What’s that? Haven’t a clue what Hugs is all about? Here – take less than three minutes and watch this entertaining and informative book trailer-

You can also read all the great reviews coming in already for Hugs – just go to the “Book Reviews” page on this blog.

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Thanks for blogging in – it was SO fun seeing y’all on the tour – we’ll do this again in 2011!

41 Comments

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  1. yvonne lewis / Oct 15 2010 6:13 am

    Wonderful Interview on Alex’s blog. sounds like a very good book.
    Good luck with it and the tour,.

    Yvonne,

  2. Leeuna / Oct 15 2010 6:55 am

    Congrats on day one, Marvin. Alex did a bang-up job. I just hope I can do as well. Happy blog-touring. 🙂

    • theoldsilly / Oct 15 2010 12:44 pm

      Thanks Leeuna, for dropping in. Yes, Alex’s post was VERY well done, and wow – up in the mid-twenties for comments by noon! Looking forward to stopping the tour on your blog too. 🙂

  3. Salvatore Buttaci / Oct 15 2010 7:32 am

    Good luck, Marvin, on your blog tour. I hope it earns you lots of book sales!

  4. Monica Brinkman / Oct 15 2010 8:56 pm

    I am intrigued with ‘Beware the Devils Hug.’ You gave just enough information to get my reading tastebuds salivating. I know this story has much meaning and that is right up my alley!

    Marvin, I’m wanting more!

    • theoldsilly / Oct 15 2010 8:59 pm

      Thanks, Monica – I would suggest you read the book – sounds like you would be a receptive and appreciative reader!

  5. Ellen / Oct 16 2010 6:11 pm

    Good Luck on your virtual tour; Your book sounds intriguing~

  6. theoldsilly / Oct 17 2010 2:56 pm

    Thanks, Ellen – hope you’ll read it and write a review sometime!

  7. Mitchell Allen / Oct 20 2010 4:46 pm

    Marvin, we’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, so I’m just going to say that the promo video is the BEST use of YouTube I’ve seen for a commercial product. Now I want to buy the book.

    I’m all late to the party, so I’ll probably just be on the sidelines, checking out all the action. Kissie’s all in a dither over your impending visit and – of course – I wanted to see why.

    I wish you all the best with sales of your newest novel. I’ve favorited the video as a reminder to pick up a copy soon!

    Cheers,

    Mitch

    • Kissie / Oct 20 2010 7:11 pm

      Mitch, you just earned some points with me … big ones. Now help me get ready for the big day 10-30-10! 🙂

      • Mitchell Allen / Oct 21 2010 12:55 am

        Kissie, just say the word. I do Windows (get it? LOL)

        Cheers,

        Mitch

    • theoldsilly / Oct 21 2010 6:55 am

      Mitch – better late than never, glad you jumped onto the tour wagon, and hope you enjoy the read, Beware the Devil’s Hug. And hey – take care of my good friend, Kissie – she’s a sweetheart and it sounds like you have the know-how to help her out, ok?

      • Mitchell Allen / Oct 21 2010 11:48 am

        Hey, Marvin! I really enjoyed the “interview” with that motley crew of yours.
        I’m checking out each stop during my breaks 🙂

        And, yes, Kissie is surrounded by people who will jump in with mops, brooms and gigantic leaf bags to haul away the debris, in preparation for your visit.

        Cheers,

        Mitch

      • theoldsilly / Oct 21 2010 7:23 pm

        Doesn’t surprise me a bit, knowing what I know of Kissie, lol. Hey glad you’re enjoying and following the tour, Mitch – hope you’ll enjoy the Hugs read and stay in bloggy touch!

      • Kissie / Oct 22 2010 12:09 pm

        And now I can add to my resume, “bring people together” …

        “I do windows.” … Hey Mitch, you never have to ask me if I “get it” … I live for that.

        Now if it’s the techie stuff and I don’t want to apply myself, then I’ll act dumb.

        Right, MD? 🙂

  8. Mitchell Allen / Oct 29 2010 7:33 pm

    Marvin, whoever said book tours are exhausting, knew a thing or two.
    I tried, man, I really did, but after that marathon on Sylvia’s blog, I gotta relax.

    I noticed that on the 19th, Stephen’s link goes to Elizabeth’s blog.

    That got me confused because I opened all the tabs at once, LOL.

    Cheers,

    Mitch

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