Category Archives: Giveaways

Empire of Ashes – Signed Hardcover Giveaway and New Mailing List Freebie

 


To celebrate the imminent release of The Empire of Ashes I’m holding a mailing list signed books giveaway. Existing subscribers to my mailing list and anyone who subscribes between now and midnight GMT July 1st are automatically entered.

One first place winner will receive a UK hardcover.

Two second place winners will receive a US hardcover.

Three third place winners will receive UK trade paperbacks.

All books will be signed, lined and dated (with a personalised dedication if requested). The winners will be chosen and notified on July 2nd.

 

The Empire of Ashes is released in ebook, audio, and hardcover in the US on July 3rd and in the UK on July 5th. Pre-order links are on the book page. 

 

In other news, in addition to the free short stories, anyone who subscribes to my mailing list will now receive a free download ebook compilation of all my non-fiction as a thank you for signing up. Contents:

1. ‘The Neophyte’s Guide to World-building’ or ‘How I Wrote Blood Song

2. ‘Kicking over the Sandbox’, or ‘How I Wrote Tower Lord

3. ‘We Will Make an Ending’ or ‘How I Wrote Queen of Fire

4. Inspiration for Fantasy Authors

5. David Gemmell and the Depiction of the Hero

6. How to Write an Effective Battle Scene 

7. How I Edit a Novel

8. The Influence of History on Epic Fantasy

9. Writing and Naming Fantasy Characters

10. Tips on Writing Dialogue

11. Happy Being Sad – Four Great Books with Unhappy Endings

12. ‘The Long Overnight’ or ‘How I Became a Published Author’

13. My Top Ten Movie Battle Scenes

14. My Top 10 Movie Shoot-Outs

15. The Works of David Gemmell – An Appreciation

16. A History of Television Space Opera

 


‘Legion of Flame’ US Paperback Release and Mailing List Giveaway

 

The US paperback edition of The Legion of Flame (Book 2 of the Draconis Memoria) is released today. To celebrate I’m doing a quickie giveaway for ten signed copies of the paperback. The giveaway is open to existing mailing list subscribers and anyone who joins the list between now and midnight GMT on 6th June. The giveaway is open to all subscribers, not just readers in the US. Join the list by clicking here.

The winners will be chosen at random and notified on 7th June.

 

Buy The Legion of Flame in paperback here:   Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk  –  Barnes & Noble  –  Indiebound  –  Waterstones  –  Wordery  –  The Hive  –  WH Smith


The Empire of Ashes – Advance Review Copy Giveaway

I have three advance review copies of The Empire of Ashes, Book 3 of The Draconis Memoria, which I’m giving away to existing mailing list subscribers and anyone who joins the list between now and midnight GMT on 30th April. The giveaway is open to all subscribers, not just readers in the US or UK. Join the list by clicking here.

The winners will be chosen at random and notified on 1st May.


The Legion of Flame – UK Paperback Release

The UK paperback edition of The Legion of Flame (Book 2 of The Draconis Memoria) is released today by Orbit. Congratulations to the winners of the Mailing List signed book giveaway who have now been notified and will receive their books shortly.

Buy the paperback here:   Amazon.co.uk  –  Waterstones  –  Wordery  –  The Hive  –   WH Smith

Audiobook:   Audible.com  –  Audible.co.uk  –  Kobo  –  iTunes


‘Legion of Flame’ UK Paperback Pre-Order and Mailing List Giveaway

The UK paperback edition of The Legion of Flame (Book 2 of the Draconis Memoria) will be released by Orbit on 1st February. To celebrate I’m giving away five signed copies of the paperback to existing mailing list subscribers and anyone who joins the list between now and midnight GMT on 31st January. The giveaway is open to all subscribers, not just readers in the UK. Join the list by clicking here.

The winners will be chosen at random and notified on 1st February.

Also, Goodreads users please note that I won’t be using that site for giveaways in future since they started charging authors for it. It’s possible my publisher will still use Goodreads for giveaways of unsigned books – if they do I’ll be sure to announce it here. So, from now on if you want to have a chance of winning a signed book from me you need to join the mailing list.

Pre-order the UK paperback here:  Amazon.co.uk  –  Waterstones  –  Wordery  –  The Hive

The US paperback edition will be released on June 26th – I’ll be doing another giveaway two weeks prior to release. Pre-order here:  Amazon.com


Celebratory Giveaway – Draconis Memoria Tops 100,000 Sales

I found out this week that total English language sales of books one and two of the Draconis Memoria have now exceeded 100,000 copies in all formats. Huge thanks to all of you who joined me on this journey – I couldn’t do any of this without you.

To celebrate I’m holding another signed books giveaway. Existing subscribers to my mailing list and anyone who subscribes between now and midnight GMT September 10th are automatically entered.

One first place winner will receive a first edition US hardcover of The Waking Fire.

Three second place winners will receive US first edition trade paperbacks of The Waking Fire.

All books will be signed, lined and dated (with a personalised dedication if requested). The giveaway will run until midnight GMT on 10th September. The winners will be chosen and notified on 11th September.


Legion of Flame – Signed Hardcover Giveaway

To celebrate the imminent release of The Legion of Flame I’m holding a mailing list signed books giveaway. Existing subscribers to my mailing list and anyone who subscribes between now and midnight GMT June 25th are automatically entered.

One first place winner will receive a UK hardcover.

Two second place winners will receive a US hardcover.

Three third place winners will receive UK trade paperbacks.

All books will be signed, lined and dated (with a personalised dedication if requested). The winners will be chosen and notified on 26th June.

Anyone who would like a second chance to win a signed US hardcover can also enter the simultaneous giveaway on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/240283-the-legion-of-flame

Note for readers in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa – the release dates for the Orbit edition of The Legion of Flame have been brought forward. The ebook and audio versions will come out on 27th June and the hardcover and ANZ trade paperback editions on the 29th, so anyone who pre-ordered will receive their books earlier than expected.

Also, a reminder for anyone who missed it that my Raven’s Shadow short story A Duel of Evils is now available as a standalone ebook.

If you prefer your fiction in audio form the story is also now available in the audiobook of the Unfettered II anthology:  audible.com  –  audible.co.uk  –  iTunes