I found this contest on Book Loons and think it's brilliant!!
The Murder Mystery author Lisa Gardner is hosting a Maim a Buddy, Kill a Friend contest. You have the chance to name one of the victims in her next novel. Your friend (enemy) will suffer grievous harm and be immortalized in her next book. You and your friend will receive copies of the book and be acknowledged! Brilliant!!
For more details, please check out her website:
The contest ends on June 26, 2009.