I’m a fan of reading mystery/thrillers… and got a chuckle out of a contest offered in a book that I just finished.
It’s called ‘Kill a Friend, Maim a Buddy’, offered by author Lisa Gardner. Description at her site:
Yep, it’s that time of year again. I’ve started a new novel and frankly, I need people to kill. So we’re reinstating the “Kill a Friend, Maim a Buddy” Sweepstakes. Gain immortality, win a signed copy of the finished novel, and prove to someone special in your life that yes, you care that much.
Here’s how it works: Have a friend you’re really fond of? Enter her name in the “Kill a Friend, Maim a Buddy” Sweepstakes, and immortalize her forever as a Lucky Stiff. A bit peeved with your boss? Nominate the head honcho and ask your coworkers to do the same. Or if you’re feeling a little suicidal, provide your own name for the grist mill. Who are we to judge?
Morose yet also kinda fun, and a great way to get readers to visit her site.