Showing posts with label Competitions and Giveaways. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Competitions and Giveaways. Show all posts

20 July 2021

Best Selling eBook 'Ancient' (Earth 50,000 BC Book 2) by David Edward Now FREE on Amazon and Barnes & Noble #SciFi

Best Selling eBook 'Ancient' (Earth 50,000 BC Book 2) by David Edward Now FREE on Amazon and Barnes & Noble #SciFi
'Ancient' (Earth 50,000 BC Book 2) - Front Cover
'Ancient' is the electrifying first book (even numbers are books, odd numbers shorts) in the military science fiction series 'Earth 50,000 BC' from writer David Edward, author of the critically acclaimed western 'Alamosa'.

It is a well-reviewed page turner that introduces interesting characters and a unique world in it's military sci-fi setting.

From the back cover:

Betrayal! For the arrogant Truth-Tellers, guardians Logan and Odessa are an inconvenience. A problem with a simple brutal solution. But not everything is as it seems; not every path leads to salvation.

Navigating a web of lies and with the odds squarely stacked against them, the guardian's survival depends on their ability to unravel an ancient mystery on the far away mining planet Alethia. Thrust into a desperate gambit, Logan and Odessa must fight not for themselves, but to recover the ones they guard.

"The story is a fun pulp serial," said author David Edward. "Sci-Fi should be lean and to the point, with something to say about how we live today as an important element, but an aside. Enough introspection to have you think, but not too much to get in the way of the adventure. Ancient does this, and it is the kind of science fiction I like to read. A good story with characters that must work hard to succeed against all odds." He concluded.

Best Selling eBook 'Ancient' (Earth 50,000 BC Book 2) by David Edward Now FREE on Amazon and Barnes & Noble #SciFi
David Edward (Photo via Author's Amazon Page)

About David Edward:

Author D. Edward served as a special agent in the US Army in during the 1980's and 1990's and is a veteran of multiple overseas combat tours. He is a graduate of the United States Army Intelligence School and holds advanced degrees in engineering and technology including a PhD, three related master's degrees, and an undergraduate degree in business.

As an additional incentive, readers can register their free download of Ancient at the author's website to in the Panama Red pre-order giveaway to receive one of a hundred randomly chosen free signed copies of his short story collection Abraxian Wars, also available now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
SOURCE: David Edward

3 February 2021

The Cat Fanciers' Association, ZYMOX & Oratene Present: TrapKing's "From Feral to Fancy" TNR Fundraising Cat Photo Contest

The Cat Fanciers' Association, ZYMOX & Oratene Present: TrapKing's "From Feral to Fancy" TNR Fundraising Cat Photo Contest
Cat owners can enter their cats in the competition beginning Sunday, February 7. Spectators can vote on their favorite cats from February 14 through 26 and the judges will announce the winners on Facebook February 27 and 28.
What do you get when you team up rapper-turned-trapper Sterling "TrapKing" Davis with the world's largest cat organization, two top pet healthcare brands, and 10 well-known internet purrsonalities? A CFA Virtual Cat Competition destined to turn 11 lucky kitties into mini-celebrities!
Davis is an African American cat rescuer dedicated to Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), widely considered the only humane way to stop cat overpopulation. It's endorsed by the Humane Society of the United States, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the American Humane Association, and many other progressive animal welfare organizations.

The Cat Fanciers' Association, ZYMOX & Oratene Present: TrapKing's "From Feral to Fancy" TNR Fundraising Cat Photo Contest
Sterling "TrapKing" Davis (Photo via
TrapKing's From Feral to Fancy TNR Fundraising Cat Photo Contest offers cats everywhere the chance to compete for 100 prizes with their photos. "I love how CFA realizes that rescue, shelter and feral cats are just as beautiful as the fancy pedigree ones," said Davis recently. Top winners in each of the competitive categories will enjoy photo appearances in New York City's Times Square! 

  • Proceeds from the event will go to Davis' nonprofit, TrapKing Humane Cat Solutions, which will use the money to teach cat rescuers the basics of TNR.
CFA is partnering with Davis because of his exemplary work in bringing diversity to the animal world. "It's no secret the cat scene is dominated by white women, and Sterling brings a message of acceptance and compassion. He's trying to bridge the racial divide between the cat world and the black community," says Desiree Bobby, CFA's Marketing Director. Davis is known for his motto, "You don't lose cool points for compassion." 

  • The show is also sponsored by the brands ZYMOX and Oratene, veterinarian recommended solutions that have been helping pets have healthy ears, skin and mouths for over twenty years.
The event is part of CFA's Companion Cat World Program, reflecting the organization's mission to enhance all cats' lives. 

Kitty contestants can choose from 11 categories, including: 

  • Main Event
  • Me & My Cat Lady/Cat Daddy
  • Beautiful Eyes 
  • Gotcha! Day,
  • Cats in Costume
  • Outdoor/Adventure
  • Cats Looking for Fur-ever Homes. 
The judging lineup includes well-known cat influencers NathanTheCatLady, SunglassCat, Adventure Cats, "Catification" designer Kate Benjamin, Two Crazy Cat Ladies and Pet Behavior Expert Arden Moore, plus many more. 

SOURCE: The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc.

10 August 2017

Roald Dahl's Imaginormous Challenge Announces Five NEW Lucky Golden Ticket Winners!

6 year old Imaginormous Winner, Giselle Decker, enjoying her unicorns at Dylan's Candy Bar
This summer, for the first time since Charlie Bucket won the prize of a lifetime, Penguin Young Readers, along with some of Mr. Wonka's most trusted advisors, has chosen five children from across the United States to become the 5 NEW lucky golden ticket winners!
Roald Dahl's Imaginormous Challenge, which recently concluded its first year, received over 20,000 imaginative story ideas from American kids aged 5-12 across the U.S.—a  record breaking entry level! 
This past weekend, three of the children experienced once in a lifetime opportunities to work with incredible partners to transform their 100 word story ideas into something that would make Willy Wonka proud. 
From the youngest winner, Giselle Decker, at just 6 years of age, who imagined a unicorn kitty named Bubblegum and had her story idea transformed into a 3D printed, edible candy, to Anusha Senapati, an 11-year-old whose idea about a paralyzed girl who longs to dance was transformed by the cast and crew of "Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" on Broadway into a choreographed dance number, each winner had the opportunity to work with industry leaders to help them realize their full creative potential.
Eleven-year-old Imaginormous winner Lucy Franks said of getting the chance to work with New York Times bestselling author Adam Gidwitz: "It was a once in a lifetime experience to be able to work with Adam Gidwitz, an author whose books I've read and enjoyed. He helped me develop my story and I left the session with some wonderful ideas. I can't wait to complete and share my story."
The final two winners' experiences are currently in the works: eight-year-old Sage Marie Spaeth will fly out to Hollywood to visit Warner Bros. Animation for her winning experience at the end of August, and eleven-year-old Cole Ritchie's winning idea is currently being transformed into a playable Minecraft experience, which will be available in a few weeks.
The full line up of Golden Ticket winners and their Imaginormous experiences are:
1.    Theatrical Creation Winner: Anusha Senapati, Age 11, Hometown: Acton, MA    
 "Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" on Broadway turned Anusha's winning story idea into a marvelous, theatrical creation.
2.    Hollywood Pitch Winner: Sage Marie Spaeth, Age 8, Hometown: Teaneck, NJ
Sage and her family will fly out to Hollywood, courtesy of Mr. Wonka, and pitch her story idea to a major Hollywood Executive at Warner Bros. Animation!
3.    Immersive Minecraft World Winner: Cole Ritchie, Age 11, Hometown: Heber City, Utah
A team of Minecraft builders are transforming and reimagining Cole's winning story idea into a playable Minecraft experience for Cole and the world to enjoy.
4.      Become an Author Winner: Lucy Franks, Age 11, Hometown: Sparta, NJ
New York Times bestselling, award winning author Adam Gidwitz (Tale Dark and GrimmThe Inquisitors TaleThe Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to be a Jedi?), is working with Lucy to transform her idea into her very own short story book!
5.     Candy Creation Winner: Giselle Decker, Age 6, Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
Following in Willy Wonka's footsteps and with the help of Dylan's Candy Bar, Giselle's idea was turned into a magical, edible creation – a 3D-printed piece of candy!
The Golden Ticket winners also won the chance to see the new Broadway musical "Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" in New York City the first weekend in August and are now traveling on an incredible family trip for four to the UK provided by Norwegian Air, which has two aircraft with Roald Dahl as its tailfin hero.The first was introduced last year, and the second was just put into service this summer.
Additionally, key stationery sponsor Post-it® Brand is proud to reward the teachers of the five winning children with special Post-it® Brand  educational materials, and the winning teachers will also be gifted with a Roald Dahl library of books valued at $500.00 from Penguin Young Readers.
If you didn't win in 2017, do not despair! It has been confirmed that the Challenge will be coming back bigger and better then ever in 2018. Roald Dahl's Imaginormous Challenge is all about inspiring imaginative story ideas in children 5 to 12 years of age. Recurring annually, the challenge aims to capture a million story ideas from children across the United States by 2020.
Go to TODAY to find out more about entering next year.  Remember, all it takes is 100 words to enter – and the prizes are set to be just as spectacular in 2018.

SOURCE: Roald Dahl Literary Estate

6 October 2014

Book Tour: 'Bound By Blood' by Scott Springer [Guest Post By The Author + Book Trailer Included]

Bound by blood banner.png"Julia has accepted the Lord and is busy returning her life to order. She is not ready for love, especially when the new site foreman at work stirs up forgotten feelings. She knows a playboy when she sees one, but to Rick Mercado the attraction between them is surprisingly real. Other girls no longer interest him, and if she wants to play hard to get that's fine with him. Let the games begin! 
What he doesn't realize is that her dangerous secret is not a game. 
Julia's brother has returned from the street, strung out and in trouble with rival gangs. Loyalty to her brother draws Julia deeper into a world of drug deals and thugs. Rick doesn't understand why Julia won't simply go to the cops, especially once the bullets start flying. As Julia slips further into a world of violence, Rick realizes how easily his heart can be broken. His brain says to run, but his heart isn't listening. It may already be too late. 
BOUND BY BLOOD. Love and suspense, heartfelt moments and guns a blazing. 
What a killer combination!"

More about this novel and its author in today's post...


Loup Dargent

6 August 2014

UK: Relentless Ultra Presents Soundchain with Zane Lowe & Chase & Status on MTV

If you're a UK resident (and at least 18 years old), check the video below as you might be able to win a great prize! 

Christmas might have arrived early here for one of you guys, but you won't know if it has arrived until you've entered the competition. So, yeah, go for it! 

If you're not a UK resident, you're, of course, very welcome to watch the video (but no prizes to win for you though. Sorry about that)...

Enjoy... and good luck to all of you!

Loup Dargent

30 July 2014

Book Tour - 'The Well House' By M.S. Matassa [Book Trailer And Giveaway Included]

"A Man's Incredible Journey To Save His Pregnant Wife From The Ultimate Evil..."
Today's post is about a horror novel by M. S. Matassa and it includes, among other things, an excerpt from the book plus a giveaway... 

Feels like Christmas (or Halloween) has come early, this year!


Loup Dargent 

25 November 2013

Cover Reveal: 'The Other Me' By Suzanne van Rooyen [Giveaway Included]


It's with great pleasure that we're hosting today the Cover Reveal for another novel by Suzanne van Rooyen...

Suzanne is no stranger to this corner of the Blogosphere as, not only we have hosted a few Book Tours and Cover Reveals in the past for her previous books, but also, she wrote a very informative article for us (QUILTBAG Protagonists in SF/F YA Literature) that happens to mention... Whovians of the world rejoice!... Captain Jack Harkness, from Doctor Who and Torchwood!

Find out more about her new book and... Enjoy!

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PS: By the way, there is a Giveaway at the end of this post, with the opportunity to win a $15 Amazon giftcard. Good luck to all of you!

4 November 2013

Book Tour: 'Adorned' by Georgeann Swiger [Book Trailer And Giveway Included]


Today's Book Tour for 'Adorned', a paranormal romance novel, is mega-filled with stuff, including book excerpts, a book trailer as well as a giveaway... It's also a "hot from the press" kind of book as it's been released today. (Yes, I know, this post is practically a scoop and all...)


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30 September 2013

Book Tour: 'The Second Creation' By Kenneth S. Murray [Guest post And Giveaway Included]


It's with great pleasure that we hosting a book tour for another novel by Kenneth. Not only because this is a Sci-Fi one, but also because last time we hosted one of his book tours, we had a very good (and fun) time. For those of you who don't remember, or missed it, here is the link to the previous one: 'The Jeweler' by Ken Murray. ('The Jeweler' is' the story of Cole Hanson, an assassin for the CIA who learned the jewelry trade when he was younger...)

In today's post, we have bits of info about the book and its author as well as a guest post specially written for us by Kenneth S. Murray (the answer to a question I asked him a while ago which was "what made you write a Sci-Fi novel?") and a Giveaway. How's that for starting the week in a big way?


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5 July 2013

Book Tour: 'In Stone' By Louise D. Gornall [Book Trailer And Giveaway Included]

"Beau Bailey is suffering from a post-break-up meltdown when she happens across a knife in her local park and takes it home. Less than a week later, the new boy in school has her trapped in an alley; he’s sprouted horns and is going to kill Beau unless she hands over the knife. 
Until Eighteenth-century gargoyle, Jack, shows up to save her. 
Jack has woken from a century-long slumber to tell Beau that she’s unwittingly been drafted into a power struggle between two immortal races: Demons and Gargoyles. The knife is the only one in existence capable of killing immortals and they’ll tear the world apart to get it back. To draw the warring immortals away from her home, Beau goes with Jack in search of the mind-bending realm known as the Underworld, a place where they’ll hopefully be able to destroy the knife and prevent all hell from breaking loose. That is, provided they can outrun the demons chasing them."
Today's Book Tour is for 'In Stone', a YA paranormal romance novel written by Louise D. Gornall, and its hosting post is quite on the mega side as we have not only info about the book and its author, but also a Book Trailer and a quite lengthy excerpt as well as a Guest Post especially written for us by Louise D. Gornall.

Oh, and there is a Giveaway as well (open only to residents in the US, UK, Australia and Canada though)...


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19 May 2013

Book Tour: 'Kingdom of Heroes' by Jay Philips [Giveaway Included]

"Years ago, a gene virus ran rampant across the planet, leaving a small percentage of people gifted/ cursed with extraordinary abilities and humanity itself forever changed. Suddenly, there were people with super strength and speed, people who could read minds, people who could teleport themselves from place to place with but a single thought..."
Today's Book Tour stop is very special indeed... as in: it's about superheroes. Cool! Well, it's about  'Kingdom of Heroes', a Fantasy/Mystery novel with superheroes in it. So, close enough.

In today's post, we have bits of info about the book and its author, Jay Philips, as well as an excerpt. Oh, and there is also a chance for some of you guys to win a kindle copy of the book


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9 May 2013

Book Tour: 'The Rose Red Reaper' by Kristi Loucks [Giveaway Included]


Though we are hosting this Book Tour stop for 'The Rose Red Reaper', a romantic suspense/thriller by author Kristi Loucks, and have an excerpt from the novel for you guys to read, you will be happy to know that we have also managed to get our hands on an excerpt from Its follow up, 'The Blue Line Bone Collector' as well. (I know, I know... I still surprise myself sometimes.)


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5 May 2013

Book Tour: 'The Sacrificed' by Jordan Link [Giveaway Included]


We love books so much at that we're even hosting Book Tour stops during a Bank Holiday weekend... That's how much we love books, yep.

Then again, today's one is about 'The Sacrificed', a newly released Young Adult Fantasy novel written by Jordan Link and includes, among other bit of info, a Book Trailer and a Giveaway. See that as a late "May the Fourth" present (even so it's not Star Wars related) if you want...

I know that's another Book Tour stop you'll like reading.


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1 May 2013

Book Tour: 'The Bleiberg Project' by David Khara [Giveway Included]


(Click here to read the first part of this "Book Tour with a difference"...)

Le French Book, a digital-first publisher specializing in top mysteries and thrillers from France, just released a new conspiracy thriller that was an instant bestseller in France. 'The Bleiberg Project', by David Khara, is about World War II, its effect on people then and its consequences in the present day.  
Are Hitler’s atrocities really over? For depressive Wall Street trader Jeremy Corbin, absolute truths become undeniable lies overnight. He finds out his long-lost father is dead, he discovers his boss's real identity, and he ends up boarding a plane to Zurich. He has a Nazi medallion in his pocket, a hot CIA bodyguard next to him, and a clearly dangerous Mossad agent on his tail. What was his father investigating? Why was his mother assassinated? Why are unknown sides fighting over him with automatic weapons? Can the conspiracy be stopped?  
This fast-paced thriller full of humor and humanity was an immediate sensation in France. It’s like a dash of Robin Cook, a splash of John Grisham, and a pinch of Clive Cussler combined into a unique experience with a very distinctive voice all its own.  
It is the first of a trilogy that is about hope and paying tribute to all victims of war and to people who were deported. “All the characters were based on survivors’ testimonials,” the author David Khara says. “Everything is factually based, although I do speculate with ‘what if?’”  
Khara adds, “The idea of The Project Bleiberg came to me after hearing the testimony of a woman who survived the death camps. Three things struck me during the interview. The first one was her sharp sense of humor. She said that prisoners inside the camp made jokes whenever they could. Humanity cannot be destroyed as long as laughter is possible. It becomes an act of resistance. The second thing was her will to survive, no matter the obstacles, no matter the horrors she would have to go through. And finally, she was the living proof that to remember and understand history is the best, and maybe the only way, to avoid some mistakes being made again. The book tries to honor these three points.” 
Today's post is the second part of that French flavoured Book Tour stop (Part One being:
'Writing: A Journey for the Writers and for Readers', a Guest Post written by David Khara himself, and still available here) that we've started hosting a few days ago... There is a quite lengthy book excerpt for you to read and, as promised in Part One, a Giveaway and many other bits of info about the book, the writer, the translator, etc... We've got quite a mega-post, today, haven't we?


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26 April 2013

Book Tour: 'The Devil Knows' by K.C. Cavanaugh [Giveaway Included]


The Book Tour stop we're hosting today is for 'The Devil Knows', a Paranormal Romance-Drama with a possible special guest appearance from none other than Old Nick himself.

"Never trust the guy," I always say, "and, definitely never make a deal with him." But, of course, if people had never made (or considered making) a deal with him, books like today's one would not have been written and that would have been a shame...

Plus, we would not have been able to host its Book Tour stop and there would not have been an excerpt available for you guys to read and, even worse, there would not have been a Giveaway at the end of this post. Yikes!

So, yeah, perhaps it's a Good Thing that nobody listens to me after all...


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21 April 2013

Book Tour: 'Legally Undercover' by Rachell Kall [Giveaway + Freebie Included]


As you already know from reading the title of this post, the Book Tour stop we're hosting today includes a giveaway (with a chance for some of you to win an eBook copy of 'Legally Undercover') and a freebie ( the prequel to Legally Undercover, 'Pure Deception', available free of charge)... but, it's not all it has to offer.

There is also an excerpt from the book ( it's a Romantic Suspense novel, so make sure your heart can take it before reading it though... I'm not getting sued because some of you became a bit too much excited!) and (that's my favourite part), a Book Trailer. "Books can have trailers too, you know..."

Oh, and, of course, there are some bits of info about the book and its author, Rachel Kall...

Phew! It's quite a Book Tour stop there, isn't it?


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9 April 2013

Book Tour: 'The Jeweler' by Ken Murray [Giveaway Included]


We might have a gem of a Book Tour here with the stop we're hosting today... 

'The jeweler' by Ken Murray, is the story of Cole Hanson, an assassin for the CIA who learned the jewelry trade when he was younger. Nothing like a good old spy novel to start the week in a sparkling way (I know, we are not Monday today but, in my universe, weeks do tend to start on Tuesdays).

There are quite a bit of info about the book and its author as well as a Guest Post written by Ken Murray for us (where he seems to have described me perfectly, by the way) and one of those great Giveaways where some of you guys can win autographed copies of the book.

Definitely worth a look...


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Book Tour: 'The Morning Star' by Tania Penn [Giveaway Included]


"Talking about the Devil..."

Well, okay, not Mr D himself, but his daughter as the Book Tour stop we're hosting today is about 'The Morning Star', a Young Adult Paranormal Fiction novel where the main character is... yep... Lucifer's daughter. 

Intrigued? Want to know more? 

Carry on reading and you'll find more information about the book itself (with an excerpt and all ) and its author Tania Penn in this post. 

Oh and, don't forget to check the Giveaway out... (You won't win if you're not in, you know)


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20 March 2013

Release Day Party: The Witch Hunter [Giveaway Included]


There is a second book excerpt for you to read, if you want to (you can still read the first one here, by the way) on top of  bits of info about the novel and its author. But this not the only treat we have in store for you guys: to celebrate the release, Nicole was kind enough to offer five eBook copies as a giveaway. All you need to do to participate in the giveaway is scroll down for the Rafflecopter form


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PS: If you can’t wait for the giveaway, then purchase your copy on Amazon (Kindle), Amazon (Print) or Smashwords (ebook all formats) today.

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