Contest. With a Twist!

I have twenty free download codes from for the audiobook of my Powder Mage short story "Hope's End." I've been trying to figure out how the heck to use them and I finally have it! crimson cover proof_RP

To celebrate this week's launch of The Crimson Campaign, I'll be giving away those twenty free "Hope's End" download codes to the first twenty people who send me a picture of The Crimson Campaign on the shelves of their local bookstore. You can tweet it to me, tag me on Facebook, or email it to brian (at) brianmcclellan (dot) com. Be sure to include the name and location of the store! If you Twitter/Facebook it, send me an email to make sure I noted your entry!

The official launch date of The Crimson Campaign is May 6th (tomorrow) but there have been several reports of it being on shelves already. Get out there and find it! I'll be posting the pictures as well as their locations as they come in.

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Contest Results

I have picked the winner of last week's review contest for an early copy of The Crimson Campaign. Congratulations to Jason Montgomery for his review of Daniel Abraham's Long Price Quartet (a series that I also greatly enjoyed). Jason, I'll put your book in the mail in the next day or two and send you a tracking number. Thank you everyone else for your entries. They were varied and fun with a ton of reviews for Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, Fargo (TV show), Game of Thrones (TV show), Winter Soldier, and Daniel Abraham. The contest had 208 entries. Really fantastic.

You can still try to win a copy of my next book by jumping over to Goodreads, where Orbit is giving away five copies within the US, Canada, and Great Britain.

You can pre-order The Crimson Campaign anywhere fine books are sold.

Contest Time!

The Crimson Campaign I have gotten my author copies of The Crimson Campaign, which means it's time for a contest! I'm giving away one signed C-format copy (this is the large paperback sold by the UK to other countries). Entering is very straight-forward: Fill out the Google docs form here or below. CONTEST OVER.

If you haven't read book one, Promise of Blood, you can see what it's all about here.

This is an international contest. The contest will go until sometime next week or until I'm sick of hearing from you all.


Book Giveaway Contest!

UK Paperback

With the release of the UK paperback of Promise of Blood earlier this week, I decided it was as good a time as any to have some kind of a giveaway. But I'm not gonna make it easy on you this time. No, no. This is going to be a contest! And a photo contest, no less. To enter the contest, here's what you have to do: The contest is over! Check out the winners here.

1. Take a picture of your copy of Promise of Blood. It can be a hardcover or an ebook on your favorite ereader (turned to the title page). Do something fun with it. Jazz it up. Make me laugh. You can also take a picture of where you'd keep your copy if you had one.

2. Post it to Facebook or Twitter or Reddit or Imgur or where ever you like online.

3. Send me an email at brian (at) brianmcclellan (dot) com with the header CONTEST ENTRY. Give me the link to where you posted it as well as your city/state/country. I will be sharing the pictures on the website as they come in.

In a couple of weeks, probably after I get back from ConFusion, I'll choose my three favorite photos. First place will win a signed hardcover of Promise of Blood. Second place will win a signed US trade paperback. Third place will win a signed UK paperback. You can add them to your collection, give them to friends, donate to your local library, use it as a plate. Anything you want! And yes, this giveaway is open internationally.

The first entries are in!

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And another one from Tori (Instagram won't let me copy the image).

If you don't want to wait to see if you won, Amazon has reduced the sale price for Promise of Blood a whole nine more cents, and it's currently $1.91 in the US. Madness!

A few other things of note. I recently wrote a guest blog on the Kindle Daily Post, where I talked about my favorite fantasy novels of all time. I also found this stinking awesome Steampunk Star Wars art which I shared on Facebook and Twitter and like it so much I'm going to share it here too. Also, if you liked the Powder Mage short stories "The Girl of Hrusch Avenue" and "Hope's End", you'll be happy to know that I'm editing a Powder Mage novella that should be out by the beginning of February. I plan on posting the cover art sometime next week.