I'm happy to announce a winner in the Goodreads giveaway for an Advanced Reading Copy of PROMISE OF BLOOD! But first, a little bit about the giveaway:
This is my first time doing this type--or any type, really--of giveaway. It was a great deal of fun. I fully confess to reloading the Goodreads page every hour for the last week to see how many people had requested the book.
I was hoping for a few hundred. After all, no one knows who I am. This is my first novel. I didn't imagine a flood of requests. But then Brandon Sanderson dropped a tweet that one of his former students was giving away a book. He has 40K+ followers, and I had well over 200 requests in a couple hours.
The total numbers came in at:
673 people requested
539 people added PoB on Goodreads
I had several comments about people being sad the giveaway was only available in the US. I plan on doing another giveaway via Goodreads in January and I will open that one up to multiple countries. After all, the book is getting an international release in April.
It was a cool experience. More people know who I am, I got fuzzy good feelings from all the compliments on how cool the book sounded, and one lucky winner gets a beautiful ARC!
That lucky winner is Julie Lucier of Palmer, AK!