Nothing beats free books. I don’t know what it is, but I love them! A few years back, my wife and I spent a chunk of money on a trip to check out BEA (Book Expo America) – we didn’t have to fly, but we got a hotel room, and meals, and paid for our BEA registrations, but in the end I was happy as a clam lugging home armful upon armful of free books.

Beautiful, free, hardcover books!

We surely paid more than the cost of the free books for the overall experience, the weekend was far from a wash, but something about my shiny, new novels kept me smiling every time I’d recap for friends. “Man, my arms were so sore from all those free books!” Wonderful.

Anyway, today’s your lucky day, Loyal Reader! I’m gonna give away a couple of signed, PC (publisher’s copies) edition hardcovers of DEATH & DESIRE IN THE AGE OF WOMEN!

Now, they’re not exactly free, they’re the prizes in my first ever, hopefully annual, Free Books are Better than Almost Any Other Thing in the World Contest. Should this sort of thing get you fired up, all you need to do is post a review of any thing you have read by  me on Amazon, or Facebook, or Goodreads, or Horror-Mall, or anywhere else with decent traffic that accepts reviews. The book is worth $55 bucks, I’ll pick up the shipping, and even throw in some Michael Louis Calvillo Must Be Destroyed swag, while packing the winner’s prize for the mail.

(Bloodletting did one heck of a job on the production – The finished book is very pretty)

So whadda you say?

Just send me a link to your review and you will automatically be put into a random drawing for the book(s). I’m still small potatoes as an author (the reason these reviews mean so much) and chances are the contest won’t be super crowded, so your odds of winning are pretty good. If I love, love, love your entry, but it is not one of the winning, random draws, I might find it in my heart to send you some sort of freebie  for your efforts (I have some PC editions of other work lying around here). Blow me away and I’ll be generous.

Oh, and if you aren’t thrilled with my stuff, that’s okay, your opinion is your opinion, lukewarm to bad reviews also qualify (though they have the potential to hurt my feelings).

Send all entries to Deadline is October 30th, 2011. Winners will be announced on Halloween and prizes will be sent immediately thereafter. Please feel free to repost this and get the word out, I’d really appreciate any and all help.

All right then, good luck!


  1. Qweequeg Says:

    Nice! Thank you for the contest! 😀


  2. No problem. Thanks for taking notice and reading!

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