For any collectors out there, I’ve contributed a signed US first edition hardcover of Tower Lord (Raven’s Shadow Book 2) to the fundraising efforts for horror author Brian Keene who recently suffered severe burns in an accident. Like many US authors, Brian doesn’t have medical insurance and is facing bills in excess of $250,000 for his treatment.
Bidding starts at $50 and the auction will close in five days. Please also be sure to check out the other auctions for this fundraiser which include signed books by Stephen King, Alan Baxter, and Christopher Golden.
It’s time for another giveaway competition. The rules are the same as before, with an added bonus.
One first-place winner will receive a US hardcover edition of Tower Lord, signed, lined and dated by me.
One second-place winner will win a UK hardcover edition of Tower Lord, signed, lined and dated by me.
Two third-place winners will win a UK large format paperback edition of Tower Lord, signed, lined and dated by me.
There will also be a second chance draw in support of fellow fantasy author Michael J. Sullivan who will be taking part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer in September benefitting the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Centre. Michael will be riding 150 miles in two days to raise money for cancer research. Michael lost both his father and sister to cancer, but he is riding primarily for the fantasy and science fiction authors who we’ve recently lost to this disease including: Iain M. Banks, A. C. Crispin, Jay Lake, and unfortunately many more.
Anyone who makes a donation of $20 or more to this very worthwhile cause will be entered into a second chance draw. There will be two winners in this draw. One will be chosen at random and the other will be the one who makes the largest donation. Each winner will receive a US edition hardcover of Tower Lord, signed, lined and dated by me. Also, anyone who makes a donation will receive both of the bookplates below for Blood Song and Tower Lord, designed and signed by me. Make your donations via the following link, and be sure to include your name in the ‘recognition name’ field:
As an added incentive, Michael has also agreed to send the winner a signed hardcover of their choice from the following books:
* Theft of Swords (includes The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha)
* Rise of Empire (includes Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm)
* Heir of Novron (includes Wintertide & Percepliquis)
* Blood of Thieves (The Crown Tower and The Rose and the Thorn)
How to enter:
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org between now and midnight GMT on the 7th of August. Mark your email ‘Tower Lord Giveaway’ and include your name and address in the body of the email. Anyone wishing to be entered into the second chance draw must attach their receipt from Johns Hopkins confirming their donation. Feel free to photoshop out any personal information you don’t wish to share, but your name and donation amount will need to be visible. I will choose the winners at random on 8th of August. All addresses supplied will remain confidential and will be deleted at the close of the competition. Only one entry per contestant please, multiple emails from the same source will be banned and the sender blocked. P&P will be paid by me. Best of luck.
Thanks to Goldsboro Books in London for once again choosing one of my books to offer as a signed first edition. They are now offering 100 signed, stamped and numbered copies of the hardcover UK 1st edition of Tower Lord for £25.00: http://www.goldsborobooks.com/books/tower-lord-book-2-of-ravens-shadow-signed-first-edition-4081.html
They are also offering a limited number of signed Tower Lord 1st editions at £18.99: http://www.goldsborobooks.com/books/tower-lord-book-2-of-ravens-shadow-anthony-ryan-signed-first-edition-4080.html
Goldsboro’s stock of Blood Song sold out in a matter of days last year so you may want to order early to avoid disappointment.