Today, tomorrow, and Wednesday (that’s June 16 through 18), I’m running a book give-away.
Because I never do things the normal way, I’ve decided against using RaffleCopter for this. (Are you familiar
with RaffleCopter? Do you despise it as much as I do, or am I just weird?)
So here’s what’s happening this weekend: I’m giving away three (3) books. The first three titles in the Gateway to Gannah series. And yes, meercats, that’s one for each of you.
Moreover, you’ll have three ways to win. To-wit:
2) If you’re on Twitter, tweet about it. The easiest way to do that is by clicking on the “t” symbol under “Share This” at the end of the post. When the automatic Tweet comes up, delete “I like” and instead write: “Win a #FREE #book on @yanderson101’s blog.” (Make sure you leave the link to YsWords.) This gives you another chance to win — one entry per day that you do this.
3) Tell your Facebook buddies, making sure to mention me so I’ll be able to reward you. (You can use the Facebook button on the “Share This” bar at the bottom of this post.) You’ll earn one entry per day that you do this.
Simple enough, right? For you it is. As for me, I have to record all the entries, print them out, and cut them up into little individual slips of paper. Yeah. ‘Cause I’m too stubborn to use an automated system.
Then on Thursday, I’ll put all the entries into a hat — okay, not a hat, but a plastic bucket — and draw a name. Then I’ll draw another name. Not satisfied with that, I’ll draw a third. Each winner will receive his or her choice of the three Gannah books currently available. These can be print (for those who live in the US) or e-book (these, I can send anywhere). In fact, in keeping with the pattern of threes, I think I’ll offer those ebooks I mentioned in one of three formats: PDF, .MOBI, or EPUB. Does that suit you?
So, in case you’re not familiar with the three books I’m talking about, I’ll tell you a bit about them.
Ancient Gannah was well on the way to taking over the whole galaxy, until the people of Karkar engineered a virus that stopped them in their tracks. Now, eight centuries later, the plague has struck again. When the League of Planets receives the distress signal, Karkar-born doctor Pik is ordered to find a cure, despite his hatred of the whole Gannahan race. By the time he arrives on Gannah, it’s almost too late; Dassa is the only survivor. And she has a mission of her own.
Dassa and Pik survive a pirate attack, unsafe starcraft, food poisoning, vicious beasts, and a plane crash. But the hardest part is enduring one another’s company. The Creator who wrote the story of redemption in the stars has commanded her to share it with her reluctant savior. That’s not all He expects of her, but the rest is unthinkable.
Dassa’s landing craft crashes on Gannah 10,000 kilometers from the settlement just as a blizzard sets in. Injured, she takes refuge from the storm in Ruwach Gorge. In the ancient Gannahan language, ruwach means both “wind” and “spirit,” and Dassa’s not sure which meaning applies. Seeking food and shelter, she stumbles upon an old stronghold she recognizes from ancient legends—stories she’s been taught were myths. As she explores, she uncovers indisputable evidence that many things she thought she knew are in error.
At the settlement, her husband, Pik, must not only try to find her, but he also must take charge in her absence. Rebellious settlers and a wayward daughter make it difficult enough. But when the animals threaten to break the ancient treaty and resume the old Wildlife Wars, Pik’s hard-pressed to hold things together. He’s afraid that if he ever manages to find Dassa, she’ll have no home to return to.
Alone in the mysterious canyon where reality and fairytale are flipped, Dassa wonders the same thing. Though separated, she and Pik learn together whom to trust and what leads to death.
How much is a life worth? And who will pay the price?
Fifteen-year-old Lileela returns from the planet Karkar, frothing with bitterness over what she perceives as abandonment by her parents. Why do they want her back now? And why does Karkar demand such a huge payment for delivering her? Neither she nor her family suspects that Karkar’s true motive is revenge. The tiny New Gannahan settlement has no hope of repelling an invasion – no hope, that is, except for One the Karkar can’t see.
Okay, so there you have it. Make sure you leave a comment — tell all your friends about this give-away — and come back tomorrow and Wednesday for more chances to win!