Winner: Aubrey Gross Giveaway!

heavenlybodiesBNThe end of giveaways always come too soon, but at least I remembered to do this before the clock struck midnight. No turning into a pumpkin for me!  Aubrey’s giveaway only encouraged two people to throw their hats in the ring, which means we had one winner. I’ve emailed both Aubrey Gross and that winner, and I’m letting that winner work out the details for her prize!

Thank you to all who entered, and all who spread the word! Aubrey has quite a lot of fiction available, so whether or not you won, or whether or not you even entered, I hope you get a chance to give her fiction a shot!

In the meantime, you may have noticed: there’s no October interview! I’ve got TWO interviews still in progress, and one possible one in the docket, but between my day job, running Speculative Chic, and going on an EPIC vacation this month, I decided to take a break. I hope to be back in November (but with WHO?), so stay tuned and if anything, since there won’t be weekly content on this blog, check out Speculative Chic‘s daily content during the week!

 

Winners: Matthew S. Rotundo Giveaway!

So as usual, the winners tend to creep up on me, and I forget to make the announcement until the end of the day. But the giveaway did encourage six people to draw their hats in the ring, which means we had one winner. I’ve emailed both Matthew S. Rotundo and that winner, and I’m letting that winner work out the details for her prize!

Thank you to all who entered, and all who spread the word! Matthew wrote quite the ripping yarn, so whether or not you won, I hope you get a chance to give his fiction a shot!

For those of you who didn’t win, and those of you who did, have you caught Part One of Aubrey Gross’ interview with me yet? She hasn’t promised a giveaway or a scavenger hunt, not yet, but I bet if we show her a lot of support, she might be willing to give away a free book or two! Just click here to start with Part One: Hard to Swallow (yes, Aubrey totally approved that title), and come back next Tuesday for Part Two: Triumphs and Taking Risks!

Scavenger Hunt Turned Giveaway

So that’s embarassing: either all of you who read Matthew S. Rotundo’s interview already had e-copies of both books, or you just didn’t not feel like looking up the answers to the Scavenger Hunt. Whatever the reason, NO ONE entered the Scavenger Hunt. Matt still would like to give one book away, however, so we’re opening it up to anyone and everyone: no strings attached!

CLICK HERE: Giveaway for PETRA or PETRA RELEASED

Blurb for Book One: Petra:

Welcome to Petra.

It is the ultimate prison. Inmates from all of Ported Space are dumped there, forgotten, and left to survive however they can. Hope dies. Escape is impossible.

Disillusioned war hero Kane Pythen comes to Petra on a fact-finding mission, but gets caught in an uprising that threatens to expose a shattering secret. And Rolf Ankledge, Petra’s ruthless warden, will stop at nothing to keep it from reaching Ported Space. If Kane involves himself, he risks losing everything he has. If he does nothing, he betrays the last shreds of his ideals.

The prison break of the millennium is on. Now Kane must race against time and vicious forces from all over Petra if he ever wants to see his wife and daughter again.

If I receive 10 entries or less: ONE winner receives an e-copy of either Petra or Petra Released.

If I receive 20 entries: TWO winners receive their choice of either Petra or Petra Released, e-copy.

If I receive 30 or more entries? I’ll talk to Matthew to see if he’s willing to up the number of winners.😉

You have until Tuesday, September 6th to enter, and the winner(s) will be notified by email on Wednesday, September 7th.

One entry per person, no purchase necessary, void where prohibited, all entrants’ information will be deleted once winners have been confirmed, etc. If you’re unsure as to whether or not your entry came through, please comment here to ask.

Please enter, or encourage your friends who enjoy a rollicking space opera adventure to enter! You can’t miss with free books!

Scavenger Hunt with Matthew S. Rotundo

It’s that time again! Matthew S. Rotundo has graciously agreed to do a Scavenger Hunt! If his interview has piqued your interest in his space opera series, then line right up: I’ll tell you how you can win an e-book of either Petra (book one) or Petra Released (book two).

Unlike the Scavenger Hunts that we did for Maria V. Snyder and J.L. Gribble, I’m re-doing the structure in order to 1) encourage more entries and 2) make it reasonable for the author to provide copies. What does that mean?

If I receive 10 entries or less: ONE winner receives an e-copy of either Petra or Petra Released.

If I receive 20 entries: TWO winners receive their choice of either Petra or Petra Released, e-copy.

If I receive 30 or more entries? I’ll talk to Matthew to see if he’s willing to up the number of winners. 😉

So, not only should you ENTER, but it benefits you to signal boost the Scavenger Hunt, because the more people who enter, the more chances you’ll have to win (so long as you provide the right answers, of course).

Ready?

Question #1: (from Taking Off Like a Rocket): Name one convention Matthew has attended this year that’s mentioned in the interview.

Question #2: (from Politics in Fiction): What inspired Matthew to write a science fiction novel that takes place on a prison planet?

Question #3: (from The Heart in Conflict): Besides himself, who does Matthew feel is criminally under-read?

Just click the link below to go to the entry form (at Google Drive) and fill out each question. Each person answering all three questions correctly will be placed on a list for a random drawing.

You have until Tuesday, August 30th to enter, and the winners will be notified by email on Wednesday, August 31st.

One entry per person, no purchase necessary, void where prohibited, all entrants’ information will be deleted once winners have been confirmed, etc. If you’re unsure as to whether or not your entry came through, please comment here to ask.

To enter, please click below and fill out the form. May the odds be ever in your favor!

ENTER: Scavenger Hunt with Matthew S. Rotundo

Winners: J.L. Gribble Scavenger Hunt!

I very nearly forgot about this, but the Scavenger Hunt to win a complete e-book set of J.L. Gribble’s Steel Empires series has come to a close! First of all, thank you to ALL who read the J.L.’s interview. If you’re coming to this late and you’re wondering what the fuss is about, you can start reading part one here.

Secondly, thank you to all the entries. Sadly, despite my best efforts at promotion, we didn’t have many entries at all, but fortunately, those that did answered the questions correctly. I’m forwarding your email addresses to J.L. Gribble so that she can get in touch with you regarding your prize!

Lastly, be sure to check out Calico in Conversation with Matthew S. Rotundo. We just kicked off his interview yesterday, and you can read it here. Yes, he’s interesting in hosting a Scavenger Hunt after his interview wraps up, but we’re going to do things a wee bit differently, so stay tuned, and keep reading!

Scavenger Hunt with J.L. Gribble

So some of you may be intuiting a pattern: as Maria V. Snyder did after her interview, so J.L. Gribble is doing with hers! That’s right: IT’S SCAVENGER HUNT TIME!!! That means it’s time to see how closely you were REALLY paying attention to the interview!

Below are three questions: each question correlates to one part of my interview with J.L. Gribble. Answer each question correctly, and you’re entered into a random drawing for a prize: an e-book copy (in your preferred format) of both Steel Victory AND Steel Magic!

There will be two winners, but the contest is open internationally. The winners will be contacted by email so that you can collect your prize from J.L. Gribble!

Ready?

Question #1: (from Boosting Confidence): Who is one author J.L. would like to study under (BUT HASN’T), and what specifically would J.L. like to learn from this author?

Question #2: (from Monsters Are People): What would J.L. love to see her Steel Empires series get adapted into?

Question #3: (from Getting My Name Out There): Who does J.L Gribble think is criminally under-read?

Just click the link below to go to the entry form (at Google Drive) and fill out each question. Each person answering all three questions correctly will be placed on a list for a random drawing.

You have until Tuesday, August 2nd to enter, and the winners will be notified by email on Wednesday, August 3rd.

One entry per person, no purchase necessary, void where prohibited, all entrants’ information will be deleted once winners have been confirmed, etc. If you’re unsure as to whether or not your entry came through, please comment here to ask.

To enter, please click below and fill out the form. May the odds be ever in your favor!

ENTER: Scavenger Hunt with J.L. Gribble

Winners: Maria V. Snyder Scavenger Hunt!

First of all, I want to thank everyone who 1) sat down to read the interview with Maria V. Snyder, and 2) who participated in last week’s Scavenger Hunt. We had 37 entries, and almost everyone answered correctly (though kudos to the one person who CLEARLY did NOT read the interview, but answered wrongly with confidence!). I’ve contacted the three winners privately by email to confirm your information, so if you haven’t yet responded, please do so I can get you in touch with Maria, and you can collect your prize!

In the meantime, you may be wondering: will there be another Scavenger Hunt? Well, that depends on the author, but I must tell you, J.L. Gribble seems VERY agreeable, so you should encourage her by reading her interview (in three parts) and signal boosting the interviews the best you can. The more, the merrier!

Happy Reading, and thank you again for participating!

Scavenger Hunt with Maria V. Snyder

What, you thought Maria was finished with us? Oh, no…. just because the interview is over doesn’t mean there isn’t fun to be had. In fact, we’re going to play a little game, just to see how closely you’ve been paying attention to the past month’s interview.

Below are three questions: each question correlates to one part of my interview with Maria. Answer each question correctly, and you’re entered into a random drawing for a prize: your pick of either 1) a signed copy of Poison Study (for those of you who’ve never read her work), or 2) a signed copy of Night Study (the latest in the series), or 3) a signed copy of the Australian edition of Night Study (for those of you who have ALL the books and want something a little different).

There will be three winners. Two in the United States, and one international.  All winners will be contacted by email and asked to confirm their mailing address so that Maria knows where to send the prizes.

Ready?

Question #1: (from Eye-Candy): Who would Maria cast to play Yelena if Poison Study was made into a television show?

Question #2: (from Getting Goosebumps): What’s one thing Maria would change about her already published books?

Question #3 (from My Readers Brought Me Back): What is Maria working on after the Soulfinder series wraps up?

Just click the link below to go to the entry form (at Google Drive) and fill out each question. Each person answering all three questions correctly will be placed on a list for a random drawing.

You have until Tuesday, July 5th to enter, and winners will be notified by email on Wednesday, July 6th.

One entry per person, no purchase necessary, void where prohibited, all entrants’ information will be deleted once winners have been confirmed, etc. If you’re unsure as to whether or not your entry came through, please comment here to ask.

To enter, please click below and fill out the form. May the odds be ever in your favor!

ENTER: Scavenger Hunt with Maria V. Snyder