THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. At the eleventh hour, and due to some creative deadline calling, we reached 300 entries! That means as soon as The Husband gets his winner-picking program running again, I will draw winners for:
- One annotated copy of Fire in the Blood
- Two sets of the Brimstone Angels Saga
- Five signed copies of Fire in the Blood.
If you don’t win, you can still get the book at your local bookstore, or here at slushlush.com . (If you’re in Portland, I’ll be signing at Powell’s on Monday. I’ll also be signing at Fort Lewis McChord on Tuesday if you’re on base, and AFK E&E in Renton on Thursday for everyone! More details here)
Okay readers: It’s 40 days until Fire in the Blood is available to you and yours. That means….giveaway time!
Which also means a return to my tried and true answering-questions-I’m-assuming-you’re-asking format. Here we go!
She looks pissed. What’s it about?
Fire in the Blood picks up shortly after The Adversary, as our heroes settle into the capital city of Cormyr, Suzail. And then everything goes crazy.
Kidnapping attempts, secret agents of Shar, dead Harpers, a succession crisis, megalomaniacal ghosts, narcissistic nobles, disguise spells, possessions. A hellhound. Explosions. Sex, drugs, and war wizards.
I’m not really getting better at answering that question, am I?
Here’s the better summary:
“As a consequence of a deal she made with a devil, Farideh and her twin lost seven years of their lives. She returned to find the King of the Hells had marked her for his own, and that the runaway noble her twin had fallen in love with had become engaged to Princess Raedra of Cormyr.
“Princess Raedra, however, has more pressing concerns than her fiancé’s tiefling mistress. The Forest Kingdom of Cormyr is at war, its king’s health failing, and when Cormyr’s Crown Prince goes missing and his heir falls ill, Princess Raedra finds herself responsible for defending Cormyr from spies, the Shadovar army, and would-be kings alike.
“When Farideh accidentally uses her Hells- given powers to spot a Shadovar agent in the princess’s inner circle, Raedra gains an unlikely ally. Farideh knows her sister is at odds with the princess, and the last thing she wants to do is use the powers given to her by the god of sin. But the Shadovar endanger them all, and if Farideh is to do her part for Cormyr, she’ll need to use every fell power at her disposal—and hope that doing so doesn’t lose her the allies she’s so recently won.
“In this fourth book of the Brimstone Angels series, SCRIBE award-winning author Erin M. Evans thrusts her signature character Farideh into a maelstrom of politics and intrigue that will have far-reaching implications for the Forest Kingdom in the Forgotten Realms.”
Oooooh. I would read that.
You can start with this sample chapter if you like.
I still have to wait 40 days for the book though. Why are you even bringing this up?
I told you: it’s giveaway time! And for this book, I’ve come up with a thoroughly awesome one. Here’s how to enter:
- Make a comment on this post. You are going to have to leave an email address to do this, but that’s good, because if you win, I will have to have a way to contact you! It must be on this post at slushlush.com, or I won’t count it.
- In your comment, call out your favorite fictional ruler. A king, a queen, an empress, a tyrant, a mayor—someone in charge who you find fascinating. They MUST be fictional, but you can draw from books, movies, comics, or TV. Feel free to include links—we all love being introduced to new stories.
From the pool of comments, I will randomly select a winner who will get a signed copy of Fire in the Blood. Now that 60 people have entered, I will give three people copies of Fire in the Blood.This is just amazing! Over 100 people have entered already, so I will give one winner copies of the entire Brimstone Angels Saga, and three winners copies of Fire in the blood.
BUT REMEMBER: If we get to 300, then the grand prize winner will receive something really special. I will annotate a copy of Fire in the Blood just for you. All the little behind-the-scenes bits, all the random trivia, all the lore that’s hinted at–I will write it in the margins and you will know the secrets (NB: You are not required to keep them secret.) Plus two winners of the full series and five copies of Fire in the Blood. So convince your friends to enter too!
And if we go much higher than that, I will think of something else. Last time I did this, the contest got up to 384 entries. I think we can beat it.
The contest runs through October 11th. I will draw names and notify winners
October 12th October 11th, since I’ll be out of town on Monday, so if you don’t win, you’ll still have time to get your copy. 🙂 Only one entry per person. May the odds be ever in your favor, etc.,etc.
I’m panicking! All I can think of is Papa Smurf and Fitz from Scandal! Everyone will laugh at me!
Nope. I promise. My fans are all kind (at least on this blog) and you will not be judged on the quality of your answers. Just go with your gut.
I already have copies of those books.
The nice thing about getting a signed copy of a book you already have is that it gives you a ready-made gift for someone else. Got a DM who’s gone above and beyond? Got a friend you know who would love some Realms novels but doesn’t know where to start? Got a Secret Santa coming up? Ta-da!
Get commenting! (And come back to check out other answers!)
Few additional questions:
If I buy a copy of the book through the esigning and I win, what happens?
You can choose to cancel your order, or have two books and be the coolest kid on the block.
If I won your last contest, am I ineligible?
Nope. Different book, different contest. The only thing that makes you ineligible to win is being me or a member of my immediate family. Because, come on. Especially, you, sister who is two books behind.
I am not from the US. Can I enter?
Yes! But be aware that I may need to choose a slower form of shipping to accommodate you.