If you are a Steve Alten buff, be sure to check out http://www.theshellgame.net/contest.html as he has another contest going for becoming characters in his bestselling books, this one for PHOBOS, the third book of the DOMAIN series. I hope you will take part in it, it is a great opportunity for fans to get a foot in the door to be in a book for one of their favorite authors. And this isn't a random picking - you control your destiny! Be one of the top 30 contestants and you're in.
Best of luck!