The conspiracy theorist in me (hey, I write werewolves) wonders if the fact the only contact Amazon's had with the outside world (through a note on an Amazon forum signed only by the "Amazon Kindle Team") was a way to distract us. To make us think the standoff was over so we would shut up and take our punishment and finally cave.
The sweetheart in me (yep, I get to have a variety pack of personalities on this one ;-) hopes to God the conspiracy theorist is wrong and that the Amazon employee stuck fixing this mess has simply misplaced his/her thumbs (thereby slowing the process).
BUT. Since I don't know what's going on in the head of Mr. Bezo (and I doubt his stockholders do either, judging by stock's drop yesterday) I'm going to run a contest. BWA-HA-HA!
Can't BUY Alyson Noel's BLUE MOON in paperback at Amazon? Who cares. I'll give it to you for free. Can't BUY PC Cast's MARKED, CHOSEN, UNTAMED or BETRAYED? Who cares. I'm giving them away.*
Let's start with PC Cast's MARKED (the first in the very popular House of Night series). You want vamps? We've got your vamps. You want alternative lifestyles, teen angst, and alternate religions in an underground society struggling against its own internal problems? Check, check, check, check!
So, what do you have to do? Just leave a comment saying why you'd LOVE to win MARKED here by 7am EST tomorrow and tomorrow morning at 8am I'll roll the dice and announce a winner (I'll mail books Friday or Saturday).
So let's have some fun and give away some prizes regardless of Amazon.con.
*Please note, I was going to do this contest this month anyhow, but my starting lineup was going to be different. This, somehow, makes it even a little more enjoyable.