Free Books – Massive Contest!

So I’ve signed up to be part of “Crossing the Streams,” a gigantic, multi-author book giveaway, which has just gone live today! This is a chance for you to cop copious amounts of swag. Here’s how it works:

Each individual author involved is running a contest on his/her own site. The specific details vary from author to author; the contest I run on my site might be very different than the one on Ari’s site, or Matt’s site or Howard’s site.

However, each contest has a few details in common. Specifically, each of us will select two winners from the contest on our own site. Each of those winners will receive one signed book, free, from the author whose contest they won. So, for instance, if you win here, you’ll win one of my books. If you win on Paul’s site, you’ll win one of his, etc.

But… that’s not the big prize. Once the contests have ended, all the authors involved will get together and choose one single “super-winner” from all the entries on all our sites combined. This one lucky individual will receive a signed book, free, from each and every one of the authors involved.

Yup. Somebody out there is going to win over a dozen free books.

You can only enter each author’s contest once, but you may enter multiple contests. So you could enter here, on Marcy’s site, on Jason’s site, etc. Heck, you can enter on everyone’s site, if you want. (And even if you aren’t selected as the “super winner,” you might win more than one of the individual contests. You never know.) You can find out how to enter my contest, as well as a complete list of the authors involved and links to their sites, after the cut. Or you can just go to the contest page.

How to Enter Nathan’s Contest

These are just the rules for my contest. The rules for entry on other authors’ sites might be very different.

For my contest, all you have to do is send me an e-mail using the e-mail address on my contact page, and make sure that the subject line is “Crossing the Streams.”

In the body of the e-mail, tell me who your favorite sci-fi or fantasy heroine is, and why. (Notice I didn’t say one of my heroines; any fantasy or sci-fi heroine is acceptable.) [ UPDATE: Since six of the first nine people who have entered the contest have picked heroes instead of heroines, I thought I better make it clearer that I am looking for your favorite FEMALE HEROINE – THANKS!] You need not go into much detail when you explain why this is your favorite; it can be a single sentence, if that’s all you want to write. Or, you can write a few paragraphs. Whichever you prefer.

I will select two winners. One will be chosen completely at random, so even if you don’t think your explanation is very interesting, don’t worry; you’re still in the running. The other winner will be chosen based on what I think is the most interesting explanation given for a favorite character.

And of course, everyone who enters is also in the running for the random “super-winner” selection.

Entries must be received between February 1st and February 29th, 2012.

And that’s it.

Prize: My two winners, and the super-winner, will get their choice of a copy of my new book, Jane Carver of Waar, OR a copy of Bloodforged, my second Ulrika the Vampire book, inscribed to them.

Jane Carver of Waar




The Rest of the Stream Crossing Gang

As I said, there’s over a dozen of us involved in this. You can find names and links below, but do me a favor. If you click on over to one or more of these sites, don’t just look at the contest page, okay? Everyone involved in this contest is a great author or artist. If you like my stuff, you’re sure to like at least some of theirs. So take a few minutes. Poke around. See if any of their work intrigues you. Maybe even buy a couple of books. I know they’d all appreciate it, as I certainly would.

Thanks, and good luck.

Ari Marmell
Steven Savile
Aaron Rosenberg
Keith Baker
Jon Sprunk
Kevin Hearne
Joshua Palmatier/Benjamin Tate
Matt Forbeck
Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell
Jason Bradley Thompson
Howard Andrew Jones
Paul S. Kemp
Eugie Foster
Scott Oden
Katharine Kerr
Elaine Cunningham
Erik Scott de Bie

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Date: Wednesday, 1. February 2012 9:30
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