Cute prize bundle for Video Week: 'Random Magic' (Oct. 21-31, 2012)

Hi! Thanks for dropping by to enter to win the nice prize bundle for Video Week: Random Magic (Oct. 21-31, 2012).
Update: This offer has now expired. The winner has been drawn and will be contacted. Thanks to all for playing and visiting this fun tour!


There are 11 vloggers on this tour. In honor of Halloween, each vlogger will share their personal answer to a specific question, somewhere in their vlog(s).

The question: If you were invited to attend a masquerade disguised as one of the characters in Random Magic, which character would you choose to go as - and why?

Just watch the tour vlogs, comment on the vlog, then collect each vlogger's character pick. 


1. Watch any video from this tour. Listen for the vlogger's answer to the Random Magic masquerade question, somewhere in their video.

2. Leave a comment below his/her video.

3. Then just click over from their video page to enter their character pick into the Rafflecopter (box shown below).

Note: There are approximately 11 answers to find, spread across the vlogs on this tour. You don't have to enter more than once, but the more times you enter, the more likely you are to win. You can enter up to one overheard answer per day.

If we reach at least 200 valid entries, there'll be a double treat for the winner (details on this listed with the prize info a little further down on this page.) The Video Week: Random Magic prize bundle offer is international, and good through November 21, 2012, midnight EST. Good luck to all!

Choose any video below to start

Oct. 21 - BookBunnyReviews 
Review | Mystery feature

Oct. 22 - PaperBookmark
Review | Mystery feature

Oct. 23 - EmilyTheOddOne
Review | Mystery feature (N/A)

Oct. 24 - RachelSuperBook
Review | Mystery feature

Oct. 25 - NerdInTranslation
Review / Mystery feature (combined)

Oct. 28 - StuFromTheThing
Review | Mystery feature
(Unavoidable delay, RMT informed and totally okay with this. Will post when available.)

Oct. 29 - Petra Bryant
Review | Mystery feature

Oct. 30 - TheBookTart
Review | Mystery feature

Oct. 31 - vvb32

Review / Mystery feature (combined)

What do I get if I win?: Everything! There won't be multiple prize packs, one winner takes all. If you'd like to know what the prize bundle is before you enter, feel free to browse below for details about all the cute items the winner will be receiving. 
How do I do this?: There are 11 vloggers on the tour. Just visit their tour vlog and keep a lookout for their Random Magic masquerade answer, which they'll share with you. Comment on their vlog, then come here to enter their personal character pick. Collect a few different answers and you might be the one who'll be receiving this nice prize bundle for book lovers.
How do I use Rafflecopter? What info do I need? Is it a hassle?: Nope, Rafflecopter is really easy to use. Someone has helpfully uploaded a quick walk-through about entering using Rafflecopter, and you're welcome to check that out below:

It's easy to enter all of your info into the Rafflecopter, you'll just need your name or nickname and an email address where you can be contacted, if you win. To protect the individuals who are playing the game fair and square, we will verify each entry before the final draw is made. Invalid entries will be deleted. 
The contest is open to *all, international, and the offer is good through November 21, 2012, midnight, EST. Good luck to all! 
Update: Contest has ended.
*Ineligible: Bloggers found to have 'no indies' review policy in effect at their blogs.

Prize bundle for Video Week: Random Magic

First edition copy of Random Magic, by Sasha Soren

About: When absent-minded Professor Random misplaces the main character from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, young Henry Witherspoon must book-jump to fetch Alice before chaos theory kicks in and the world vanishes.

Along the way he meets Winnie Flapjack, a wit-cracking doodle witch with nothing to her name but a magic feather and a plan.

Such as it is.

Henry and Winnie brave the Dark Queen, whatwolves, pirates, Strüths, and fluttersmoths, Priscilla and Charybdis, obnoxiously cheerful vampires, Baron Samedi, a nine-dimensional cat, and one perpetually inebriated Muse, to rescue Alice and save the world by tea time.

Shown above: Book trailer for Random Magic

Shown above: Best Bits! This video features a more in-depth look at the book, and includes dramatic readings, comedy skits, an online game, and other delightful things.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland plushie - Mad Hatter or White Rabbit

About: Alice thought she'd found just the place she was looking for, but ended up wanting something a bit less...mad. This charming White Rabbit plushie stands approximately seven inches tall and features the tardy bunny with his trademark uniform from the royal court of the Queen of Hearts. - Manufacturer description

About: The Mad Hatter, the endearingly insane character from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is shown here wearing his signature suit and hat. This cute plushie is ready to cuddle you in retro style. - Manufacturer description

Details: Winner's pick of one of the two adorable plushies shown above - you can choose either the Mad Hatter or the White Rabbit, based on characters from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Random Magic actually features the character of Alice - in fact, the reason for the entire madcap adventure is because absent-minded Professor Random accidentally misplaces Alice during an otherwise quiet and completely uneventful afternoon tea party. Doll dimensions: 3 x 4 x 7 inches (7.60 x 10.16 x 17.78 centimeters). We'll be offering a chance to win the matching Alice plushie in an upcoming Video Week: Random Magic tour in December 2012.

BONUS TREAT: If we reach 200+ valid entries for the Rafflecopter on this tour, the winner won't have to pick between taking home either the Mad Hatter or the White Rabbit - he or she will receive both dolls!

Tiny deck of tarot cards

About: One of the more arcane cameo appearances in Random Magic is a woman whom Winnie and Henry meet in the Garden of the Muses; she's actually the living embodiment of a tarot card representing hidden knowledge. 

This teeny tarot deck, billed as the world's smallest tarot deck by manufacturer US Games, fits into the palm of your hand, and would be a fun diversion to take along anywhere you like - it comes with a little booklet explaining how to read tarot. Each card is barely the size of a U.S. quarter or a postage stamp, but the illustrations are lovely and each wee card is a tiny work of art. Card size: 1.7 x 1.2 inches (4.31 x 3.04 centimeters). Image credit: Product image via retailer Melken Essence; they stock the same tiny deck pictured above; details may be found here.

Just for fun! Oscar Wilde action figure

About: Oscar Wilde was a playwright, poet, the author of several short stories and one novel. Oscar, though a brilliantly gifted writer, was even more famous for his scathing wit, clever quips and outlandish style, becoming one of the greatest ‘celebrities’ of the late Victorian era.

Wouldn't it be nice to meet your favorite writers at one big literary party? In Random Magic, that’s exactly what happens! Callie, the First Muse, is friends with every writer ever born, and so it’s not unusual at all for her to throw a bash attended by, say, Mark Twain or Edgar Allan Poe.

In fact, you’ll meet both writers at one of Callie’s parties - along with their fellow party guests, Charles Baudelaire, Lord Byron, Noël Coward, H.P. Lovecraft and Dorothy Parker.

Here are some five-minute bios about some of the writers you'll meet in Random Magic, including P.G. Wodehouse, Fyodor Dostoevsky, the Brontë sisters, and, as noted in the book, an assortment of gloomy Russian poets.

Oscar puts in a cameo appearance in Random Magic, also as a guest at a celestial bash thrown by Callie, the firstborn of the Nine Muses. Win this adorable action figure of the dandiest dandy of them all - you'll smile every time you see his little debonair self sitting on your bookshelf.