Instagram Giveaway: Homestead Hunts
A few months ago, I was bummed because COVID-19 cancelled what should have been my first ever book signing at Booklover's Con, 2020.
Luckily, BLC rescheduled for August, so we're back on track! I'll be signing and selling copies of Homestead Hunts. But since not everyone's going to get the chance to go to Tennessee, I thought I'd do a giveaway!
One lucky winner will get a signed copy of my illustrated novella Homestead Hunts in the mail. This is the eighth book in the Earth's Final Chapter series, but you don't have to read any of the other books to know what's going on.
Homestead Hunts centers on the dwindling mega-city, Homestead. The residents follow a totem system that puts them in one of two categories: predator or prey. Predators have the legal right to hunt and kill prey for the purposes of food. But after a particularly nasty hunt, calls for revolution go up, and it becomes impossible to know who's the hunter and who's the hunted.
This is an Instagram giveaway. Here's how to enter:
1) Click here or the button below to go to the right post.
2) Like the post.
3) Tag a friend in the comments who loves sci-fi books.
4) Follow me on Instagram.
This giveaway will continue through June 29th, 2020. A winner will be announced on June 30th and contacted through Instagram direct messaging, where I will privately ask for their mailing address to send the signed book.
May 4th is the third anniversary of the Dragons, Zombies & Aliens blog. I have been truly privileged to be able to share my passion with the world, and I want to thank everyone who's been with me on this journey with free ebooks!
Through May 30th, everyone who enters the giveaway will have the chance to win four of my digital stories:
The Minnesotan Witch: a novella
"Tower of Dragons"
Diary of the Green Snake: "Tithes and Offerings"
How to Enter
To enter, all you have to do is sign up for the weekly Dragons, Zombies & Aliens newsletter. That's it! If you're already subscribed to my newsletter, then you're already entered to win!
Ten winners will be randomly selected from my newsletter list, and they will be contacted and announced on May 31st, the day after the giveaway closes. So make sure the email you enter is one you check.
How to Enter:
There are several ways to enter the giveaway. The more entries you submit, the higher your chances of receiving a bundle.
You can get entries by:
Following me on Twitter (one entry)
Following MaryJanice Davidson on Twitter (one entry)
Following me on Facebook (one entry)
Following MaryJanice Davidson on Facebook (one entry)
Become a patron on my publisher Sic Semper Serpent's Patreon page (three entries)
Become a patron on my Patreon page (four entires)
Donate to a charity to help fight Corona (five entries)
Click here to get started!
The giveaway starts today (March 22nd, 2020) and will end on April 3rd at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on Sunday April 5th. We will mail the prizes out immediately after.
Click here to enter the giveaway!
(Questions, concerns, etc, be sure to contact me and I'll reply as soon as I'm able.)
Hello, lovelies! I’ve got three announcements for you:
First, I’m heading to YouTube! Starting November 1st, there will be a new video every week in addition to a written article. So keep your eyes peeled for a channel called Dragons, Zombies, & Aliens.
Second, I'm branching into self-publishing territory. Who remembers The Adventures of the Flying Cobras? I'm rebooting that epic fantasy and turning it into a graphic novel/illustrated novel series. The thing is, illustrators are expensive. As is marketing. And printing. And editing. And all the other little things that goes into publishing one book, never mind a whole series. So there'll be a crowdfunding campaign in the near future.
And last but not least, we have another Earth’s Final Chapter giveaway! Once again, we’re giving out 25 copies, this time of book three, Brother Leon (cover on the left). Fun fact: the illustrator for this one is also the illustrator for Homestead Hunts.
I’ve got a description and review for you:
A new empire emerges. Uncovering the past and forgotten history of a time before the Last War. Two monks embark on an epic journey, seeking the truth. A dark cloud hangs over the city of Fatima as the Emperor works to keep his people safe. The story of Earth's Final Chapter continues.
Review by Abby Adams
Book Three, “Brother Leon” brings a new writer and a darker tone. The narrative shifts away from the Planetary Council to a young and struggling European Empire. The fate of religion in the post-nuclear world is addressed for the first time, and the reader learns far more about the devastating wars of the past. The violence in the writing and illustrations is visceral throughout, but well-handled and never veers into unnecessary gore. This book brings in more humor as well, which is welcome alongside some of the heavier themes. “Brother Leon” readily delves into questions about freedom and terrorism, whether and when violence is justified, and what turns people into monsters. The illustrations are particularly rich in this installment and help give it additional depth.
This giveaway ends next Thursday, September 7th, at 11:59pm, so sign up quick for your chance to win!
We have another book giveaway starting up today! This one is the second installment of the Earth's Final Chapter series Captain Taylor: the Starship Ceu. If you haven't read the first book yet, don't worry about it! This series is designed so you can drop in at any point and start reading.
Here is a review by Abby Adams:
Captain Taylor: The Starship Ceu is an excellent and intriguing expansion on the world. Here, the setting jumps from an isolated North America in “Avinon” to a busy starship potentially making first contact with alien life. The character development and dialogue improve from the previous book, and the characters are well rounded with believable motives. The reader learns more about the world’s past, and the villainous Planetary Council gains much more nuance. Thematically, this book explores questions of personal ambition versus a greater good, and who gets the right to determine ‘greater good’ in the first place. It is fascinating to watch characters grapple with questions and judgement calls in grey areas, knowing they lack all the information. “Captain Taylor” is a solid addition to Earth’s Final Chapter and certainly clinches the reader’s interest in the rest of the books.
I'm giving away 25 copies. Want one? Enter the giveaway by clicking the button below. The giveaway ends on Wednesday, August 31st, at 11:59pm.
Note: this book is also available on the Blog Giveaway Directory.
Hello lovelies! My graphic novella Homestead Hunts, the eighth book of the Earth's Final Chapter series, comes out in November. So this week, I am giving away 25 copies of the first installment in the series: Julian Fernandes's Avinon.
Deep in the Blackened Forest at the end of a long hunt, Avinon is drawn into an unexpected situation. It is only the start of the young man's adventure. A group of youths learn to trust each other and survive the harsh and toxic world. Their journey is part of something bigger, a quest that will forever change their lives. The introduction to, "Earth's Final Chapter."
This giveaway will go until next Thursday (August 24th). Winners will be announced the next day.
All entrants must sign up via e-mail (because that's how I'll deliver the code for your free book). But you can get extra entries by visiting the Facebook page, following me and the publisher on Twitter, and more!
Click on the link below for more details! Or you can sign up right away.
The first Dragons, Zombies and Aliens blog was started in 2015. Somewhere between college coursework, paying rent with door-to-door sales, and keeping up with my sorority sisters, I wrote reviews, rants and commentaries on books, TV shows, and movies. Now, this blog has moved, improved, and the sky's the limit!