Ok, as a holiday weekend bonus, I'm adding to my earlier request (and prize).
To be entered to win a gift from Amazon, all you have to do is help me choose between the two excerpts posted above (see tabs re: Candidates 1 & 2). That's all: just read two short excerpts, tell me which one you like best and why you chose it over the other.
(And hey - if you hate them both, just tell me why you hate one less than the other, and you'll still be entered to win!) :)
As an added bonus, if you're an indie author, you can also be entered to win a free cover art package if you choose. Just let me know in your comment whether you wish to also be entered for the art package.
The winner(s) will be announced July 8, 2011.