Hey, folks. Welcome to “Crossing the Streams,” an awesome, massive, multi-author book giveaway!
A whole group of us have gotten together to create something we think you’ll really enjoy–and to offer you a chance to win free stuff!
How the Cross the Streams Contest 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 Kevin’s site, or Marcy’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.
Yep. Somebody out there’s 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 Matt’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 a complete list of the authors involved, as well as links to their sites, below. But first:
How to Enter Aaron’s Contest
Again, these are just the rules for my contest. The rules for entry on other authors’ sites might be very different.
But for me, it’s really simple. All you have to do is comment on this page and tell me your favorite novel and why you like it so much. And no, it doesn’t have to be one I wrote.
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 their choice of novel.
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, at least for me, that’s it. Really. Super easy, right?
My two winners, and the super-winner, may choose any one of the following prizes:
The Birth of the Dread Remora: my rousing space-opera novel
WarCraft: Chronicles of War: a collection of WarCraft novels, including my Chronicles of Darkness and Beyond the Dark Portal
No Small Bills: my humorous science fiction novel
Eureka: Substitution Method: the first of my two Eureka novels, under the pen name Cris Ramsay
Eureka: Road Less Traveled: my second Eureka novel, also under the pen name Cris Ramsay
Lego Star Wars: Anakin: Space Pilot: my 3-D Lego Star Wars book
Incursion: My occult thriller, part of the O.C.L.T. series
If you’ve got any questions, just ask in the comments below.
The Rest of the Gang
As I said, there’s over a dozen of us involved in this. You can find names and links here.
Do me a favor. If you click over to one 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 appreciate it—I certainly would.
Thanks, and good luck.
Joshua Palmatier/Benjamin Tate
Jason Bradley Thompson
Howard Andrew Jones
Paul S. Kemp
Erik Scott de Bie
Edit: The contest is over! And, though it was extremely difficult, I’ve picked my winners!
First off, though, I just want to say thank you to everyone who participated. I really appreciate everyone who took the time to tell me about their favorite book. There were a lot of books mentioned that I already know and love, and a lot more that I don’t yet and now need to read!
First, the winner selected at random. That would be Jacob, who selected Jumper as his favorite book. Congratulations, Jacob!
Second, the winner who I felt had the best explanation/answer. That was tough, because so many of you spoke so well of your favorites! But in the end I had to give it to Steve Addona, who talked so feelingly about Conan of Cimmeria and how it launched his love of fantasy. Congratulations!
Guys, I will email you both to find out which books you would like me to send you.
Thanks again, everyone! And keep reading!