Category Archives: Giveaways

Amazon Slab City Blues Giveaway Screw-up and Second Chance Prize Draw

As those of you who entered the Amazon giveaway for a large format paperback edition of Slab City Blues: The Collected Stories may have noticed, the giveaway ended with no winners. Obviously this was not the intended outcome, for which I apologise to anyone who took the time and trouble to follow me on Amazon in order to enter this contest. The lack of winners resulted from the fact that Amazon requires the giveaway organiser to specify odds of winning depending on the number of expected entries. Amazon calculated this at a surprisingly high 60,000 people, which required me to enter odds of 1 to 6000. I assumed, wrongly as it turned out, that in the event the 60,000 total wasn’t reached Amazon would simply choose 10 winners at random from the 443 people who did enter. In the circumstances I feel it’s only fair to give those 443 people a second chance at winning. Therefore if you did enter the contest and you would still like a chance to win the book please go here to enter a new giveaway. I’m also giving away 10 copies of the ebook.

Slab City Collected Edition - EBook 1563 x 2500

Slab City Blues: The Collected Stories – Paperback Giveaway on Amazon

I’m giving away ten copies of the large format paperback edition of Slab City Blues: The Collected Stories on (usual price $15.99). You have to sign up to follow me on Amazon and be a US resident to have a chance of winning. You can enter the giveaway here:

Slab City Collected Edition - EBook 1563 x 2500

Hobbit Presse Website Relaunch – Raven’s Shadow German Audio Giveaway

My German publisher, Hobbit Presse, has relaunched their website – – as the central meeting point for fantasy readers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This is what you can find there:

– News about Hobbit Presse authors and books 

– Downloads of the Hobbit Presse Newspaper ‘Tolkien Times’, beginning from 2001, including many articles from the Tolkien Times and Klett-Cotta Blog.

– Book trailers and video interviews.

– Information about author readings or appearance dates.


To celebrate I’m running Goodreads giveaways for signed audio CD editions of Das Lied des Blutes (Blood Song) and Der Herr des Turmes (Tower Lord) – read by Detlief Biestedt, translation by Hans and Sara Riffel. Winners will also receive a signed bookplate for each book. The German language edition of Queen of Fire is due for release in September so watch out for another Giveaway then.

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