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The Forbidden Game Ring Contest

on 12 June 2013. Posted in Past Contests

 
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UPDATE: OCTOBER 1, 2013 (LATE AFTERNOON)
Sarah H has checked in. She is a confirmed winner!
Congratulations.

UPDATE: OCTOBER 1, 2013
WE HAVE A WINNER!
The winner of The Forbidden Game Ring contest is Sarah H. of St. Petersburg, FL.
You now have 3 days
(until October 3, 11:59pm, Pacific Standard Time) to send Lisa an email to claim this prize. Congratulations!


It’s time for a new contest, and this one is a golden—solid gold, in fact—oldie. Trivia question: what immortal words are inscribed on the inside of the magical ring Julian gives to Jenny in The Forbidden Game?
 
     All I refuse and thee I chuse . . .
 
Yeah, “choose” is spelled the way it was back in the 16th century, because this is a poesy ring, which The Crystal Realm explains refers to “a ring that was popular during medieval and Renaissance times as a gift from lover to betrothed upon marriage. Quotations from courtship stories were inscribed, usually on the inside of the ring. Shakespeare popularized the rings by mentioning them in several of his plays.”
 
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And The Crystal Realm is where the ring will be coming from and where you can find all sorts of gorgeous baubles, both affordable and . . . well, the kind you vow to get when you can afford a fabulous diamond.
 
img Julian violetThis contest will be a little different from the past ring contests, because Mandira, the fabulous guru at The Crystal Realm will be the one sending the lucky winner the prize so that she can have the ring made to the winner’s exact specifications.  Want to wear it on your middle or index finger?  No problem.  Have tiny hands that a standard size 6 ring falls off of?  Got you covered.  This ring will be guaranteed to fit you—or your beloved—perfectly!
 
But don’t forget . . . a promise on this ring is uniquely binding, as readers will see when I can get to write The Forbidden Game: Rematch, the oft-requested sequel to The Forbidden Game.
 
WHO CAN ENTER?
 
Short answer: EVERYBODY!
This contest is open to residents of all countries, but you will be responsible for any customs or duty taxes which may be levied by your government (this does not apply to entrants in the USA, obviously). 
 
Note: If you do not check in or respond to your CONGRATULATIONS! email within three days, a new winner will be drawn in your place.
 
H OW LONG WILL THE CONTEST LAST?
 
The Forbidden Game Ring Contest will run from now until September 30, 2013
Then a winner will be drawn from the list of the valid entries, sent a CONGRATULATIONS email and posted on my site, www.ljanesmith.net. Once Again: If the winner does not respond within three days, a new winner will be drawn.
 
BTW: Don’t bother to enter if you don’t have a non-P.O. box address that you can give, or if you never check your email, because if I can’t get an address from you I can’t send you your prize.  Incidentally, I have no interest at all in sending you anything other than your prize, as everyone who has ever won a prize from my contest will affirm.
 
HOW TO ENTER
 
OPTION #1 – Using this site's eMail form.
  1. Press the  icon below (at the bottom of this page) then fill in the necessary form fields.

  2. Select "Contest" under the "To" field (Current Contest Title will automatically fill in for you.)

  3. WRITE YOUR FULL NAME, ADDRESS, AND PHONE NUMBER WITHIN THE BODY OF THE eMAIL.  No, this is not because I’m going to call you.  It’s for Mandira, who will need to ship your ring.  ONLY ENTRIES WITH THIS INFORMATION WILL BE VALID.  Also, you may write any additional message to me, L. J. Smith.  Then click "Send."
 
OPTION #2 – Using your own eMail program.
  1. Send eMail to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. In the Subject Field, type: THE FORBIDDEN GAME RING CONTEST (Please, please, please don’t just write “Contest” or any other variation.  Your entry will not be valid!)

  3. Write your full name, address, AND PHONE NUMBER, within the email.  No, this is not because I’m going to call you.  It’s for Mandira, who will need to ship your ring.  ONLY ENTRIES WITH ALL THIS INFORMATION WILL BE VALID.  Also, you may write any additional message to me, L. J. Smith.  Then send the email.
 
THE REST
 
Also one winner per street address and one entry per email address—and I mean this. I can see on my Outlook program how many times you have entered and people who do double or more entries will be banned from the contest.  And don’t go to the trouble of making a bunch of extra email accounts, either, because it’s likely that you’ll forget them or the password by the end of September and then you’ll lose your prize. 
 
Good luck in winning The Forbidden Game Ring Contest!
 
~Lisa
 
 
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icons_lock_48THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

This contest is now closed and the entries are being gathered to be randomly selected by a third party.  • When they are selected, they will be informed by e-mail, and the Prize Winners will have her/his first name posted in the Blog. THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING. GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!


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Comments   

 
rotem
+8 # thank you lj smithrotem 2013-06-14 01:45
oh my god finally!! i've been wanting a forbidden game contest ever since i first read the book and discovered there had been one back before i knew about the book! thank you :lol:
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Michelle
+6 # Amazing!Michelle 2013-06-14 07:36
I really want to enter this sooooo bad! Since I won a beautiful Claddagh ring last year I won't be entering. TFG is my all time favorite book and I have been looking to get a poesy ring, too! Good Luck and congratulations to whom ever wins this this amazing prize! The Crystal Realm really has amazing pieces of jewelry! (I am thinking of getting one of their puzzle rings ;) )
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Amina
+6 # So excited !!!Amina 2013-06-15 07:56
I absolutely love the poesy ring. it's so nice of Lisa to allow us to have another chance to win it again. thank you Lisa you are so generous and kind to your fans. god bless you xxxx
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Danielle
+5 # Another beautiful prize!Danielle 2013-06-15 12:29
:) it's gorgeous, I love the FG and I love this ring. Good luck everyone and thank you LJ for being so incredibly kind! :D
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Janelle
+4 # AMAZINGJanelle 2013-06-16 17:50
you're amazing for even having these contests thank you so much for another chance at a poesy ring :lol:
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Guest
+4 # My favorite book!Guest 2013-06-17 09:14
I read this trilogy in high school almost ten years ago and it remains my favorite. I had three rings with that phrase carved onto the inside that I wore just because I loved the book so much. I actually lost the last one last year, I would love to have an actual posey ring!
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Guest
+2 # How Exciting!Guest 2013-07-04 14:49
Out of all L.J. Smith's book, The Forbidden Games has to be my favorite! Good luck to all contestants! :D
Cee
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Guest
+2 # GenerosityGuest 2013-07-16 09:33
Once again, Lisa has been more than generous and given us another contest. Thank you so much for your contests Lisa, we're all beyond grateful.
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Maite
0 # Beautiful RingMaite 2013-07-29 10:48
I love the FG. The ring is just beautiful
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Guest
0 # Excited for Rematch!Guest 2013-09-13 12:42
First read these books at 15, JUST read them again at 33 still cried! Love the books. Was wondering if you had written another one and just googled you and found this, I can't wait! Happy Writing!

Kia
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Claire Whitcutt
+1 # CongratulationsClaire Whitcutt 2013-10-01 00:17
Congratulations to the winner
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Chrystal Courtney
+1 # CongratulationsChrystal Courtney 2013-10-01 00:24
Congrats to the winner!! It's a beautiful ring!
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Rachel Pinnell
+1 # RE: The Forbidden Game Ring ContestRachel Pinnell 2013-10-01 03:13
I hope whoever won it realizes it and claims their prize soon! :D

~Tornstripe
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Brittney
+2 # Congratulations !!Brittney 2013-10-02 11:20
I just wanted to congratulate the winner of this lovely ring. I was one of the winners of the Circle Daybreak Symbol Contest and the necklace I received is something I will cherish forever, I'm sure you will feel the same about your amazing ring. Congrats :)
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