Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pick a Team Contest & Giveaway!

I’m on Team Werewolf. Find out more.
So what do you do when you want an e-reader more than you want (insert favorite food here), but your financial situation pretty much means your only option is to get it for free? You pick a side! What the heck am I talking about, you ask? Why, I am referring to the awesomest way to win a Kindle at Moira Rogers' website!

Moira is the author of two novels: Sanctuary Unbound which features a vampire lumberjack, and A Safe Harbour which features a werewolf bootlegger. While I have not read either title, I find the partnering of preternatural being with career choice rather oddball and makes me raise an eyebrow in bewilderment. So when the researcher in me whispers "Look it up!", I must obey.

Lumberjack:
According to wikipedia, lumberjack culture "celebrated strength, masculinity, confrontation with danger, and resistance to modernization." Reading the description of the typical lumberjack camp, the thought that strays through my mind is "testosterone city." Women are practically non-existent in the camp, and the men are incredibly competitive, aggressive, and independent. How could I even have a coversation with one of these characters?

Bootlegger:
Bootlegger applies to those who smuggled alcohol to avoid either laws prohibiting the distribution of alcohol or taxes applying to the sale of alcohol, and it is apparently still common practice even today. Bootleggers were savvy not only in secrecy and solicitation, but also knowledgeable of the different varieties of alcoholic beverages. It was also common practice for bootleggers to scam their customers by watering down the booze and relabeling products as better goods. For some reason, this brings to mind Sawyer from the now extinct television series "Lost," who played a scam artist for a time.

So in summary, a lumberjack is more rough and redneck, whereas a bootlegger has the potential for refinement and cultured behavior. If I consider the differences between werewolves and vampires as defined by the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, I would choose a warm-blooded, culturally-refined werewolf bootlegger over a cold-blooded, aggressive, hick vampire any day of the week!

So make your choice. Are you on Team Werewolf Bootlegger or Team Lumberjack Vampire?



Disclaimer Text:

This post is a part of Moira Rogers’ Creature Feature Kindle Throwdown Contest. By leaving a (meaningful) comment, you will be entered to win a Kindle from Amazon.com, or an alternate grand prize of $275 to spend at an online book retailer. For a full list of rules and more ways to win, visit the contest page.

29 comments:

Morgan said...

Lol, I love this. I would defiantly fall under the Team Bootlegger Werewolf.

Tiffany Harkleroad said...

Vampire Lumberjack all the way.
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Lillie (AliseOnLife) said...

I agree with you. Warm blooded is best! And also awake during daytime.

Team Werewolf Bootlegger

jellybelly82158 said...

Team Werewolf all the way!!! I love to snuggle up to something warm at night

Stephanie G said...

Say what you want, I'll always love my vampires. Team Vampire Lumberjack all the way!


Stephanie G
Paranormal Haven

A Simple Love of Reading said...

TEAM WEREWOLF BOOTLEGGER for the WIN!! I couldn't have said it better myself! Who want's a cold, daylight shunning man, when you can have a warm, loyal, (sometimes) furry, and ALIVE one? LOL

throuthehaze said...

I agree completely! Team Werewolf Bootlegger!!!!

LuAnn said...

My ancestors are from Transylvania, so I definitely side with Team Vampire.

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John said...

I come from a long line of lumberjacks. I'll take the family biz and some pesky soul issues over the uncontrolled furry and controlled substances.
Go Team Vampire Lumberjack!

Athenna said...

mmmm yes i still have to say i am a Team Vampire Lumberjacks... i have to sick by the Fang boys all the way to the end.. lol

Athenna

Jojo said...

Sexy Vamps often caught my breath away...I'm definitely Team Vampire Lumberjack!!!

katsrus said...

I am for Team Vampire Lumberjack.
Sue B

Tracie said...

For the sake of sides, I have to go Team Vampire Lumberjack. Nothing says sexy like a man jacking some lumber. (Ohhh the images.)
No promises but I might reconsider with the right incentive. SKIN! :)
I can't wait to add both of these to my collection!

BreiaB said...

Team Werewolf Bootlegger

Cathy M said...

Shifter girl here, so sign me up for a warm blooded alpha. Go team werewolf.

Zina Lynch said...

A new team, a civil war, a revolution!!!
Team Werevamp Wolfjack
YES!!! I agree I want both too, yeah, the start of a new revolution, I'd love to be in the middle between these two sexy men, a new team. I'm with you, team Werevamp wolfjack, how does that sound?
I had just started to post the following on some of the blogs starting with Blackravens.
I can be a trouble maker, I want both, shame on me huh,blame it on some really good posts numbering the wolf advantage of being able to be out at all times of the day and the fact that he's warm and really alive and can share a real meal of food. Although the wolfie can take care of me 24/7 and the vamp can only manage about half,he's still strong, mustled and sexy as hell, maybe they won't mind sharing, I wouldn't mind it. After all why can't I have my cake and eat it too.
Hope everyone doesn't want to stake me out but I really want both.
Zina
Viva le revolution, for those that to switch to both, come join us, make your voice heard. This is a war after all!!

chey said...

Team werewolf bootlegger. Nice to be able to see a guy at lunchtime.

One 2 Try said...

Team Werewolf for me! Howling seems kind of sexy! Booze and full moons! what's not to love?

Jen said...

hear, hear! Werewolf Bootleggers are clearly better than vampire lumber jacks any day! :P

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Melissa said...

Absolutely! Total team werewolf here!

stacey said...

I'm on team Vampire Lumberjack! go Team!!

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vvb32 reads said...

"warm-blooded, culturally-refined werewolf bootlegger over a cold-blooded, aggressive, hick vampire " well when you put it that way - LOL -still remain team swiss

Pamk said...

I am so Team Werewolf bootlegger all the way. Wolves rule.

Anne J said...

I agree, a warm blooded werewolf is sexier than a cold, dead vampire. And lumberjack is a pretty boring job, I mean how exciting can chopping down trees be? Bootlegging has danger, excitement, and alcohol, a perfect combination.

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Bailey H. said...

I agree with your choice! I am all Team Werewolf! They are sexy and warm blooded! Also great snugglers ;)

Gwen said...

I am all about the bootleggers...Those guys bring the party with them!

pams00 said...

Go team vampire lumberjack!

Pam S
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Kristen said...

I'm all for my vamps baby! :-D

Reena Jacobs said...

Sawyer - Bootlegger - Werewolf? Could be true? Heck yeah! Go Team Werewolf Bootlegger!

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