Feb. 5th, 2014

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Welcome to “Crossing the Streams 2014,” a multi-author book giveaway! Some of you are familiar with this concept, as we’ve run this once before; for others, this’ll be the first time. Either way, here’s what’s what:

I, and nearly two dozen other speculative fiction writers--mostly novelists, but some short story and comic writers as well--have thrown in together to create something huge for you guys.

Here’s how it works:

Each individual author involved is running a contest on his/her own site. The specific details vary from author to author; the contest I run on my site might be very different than the one on James’s site, or Marcy’s site.

However, each contest has a few details in common. Specifically, each of us will select two winners from the contest on our own site. Each of those winners will receive one signed book, free, from the author whose contest they won. So, for instance, if you win here, you’ll win one of my books. If you win on Paul’s site, you’ll win one of his, etc.

But . . . that’s not the big prize. Once the contests have ended, all the authors involved will get together and choose one single “super-winner” from all the entries on all our sites combined. This one lucky individual will receive a signed book, free, from each and every one of the authors involved.

So, somebody out there is going to win around twenty free books.

You can only enter each author’s contest once, but you may enter multiple contests. So you could enter here, on Matt’s site, on Jason’s site, etc. Heck, you can enter on everyone’s site, if you want. (And even if you aren’t selected as the “super winner,” you might win more than one of the individual contests. You never know.)

You can find a complete list of the authors involved, as well as links to their sites, below. But first . . .

How to Enter my Contest

Again, these are just the rules for my contest. The rules for entry on other authors’ sites might be very different.

For me, it’s simple. All you have to do is take note of my next book, SHATTERING THE LEY, the first book in a new series, hitting bookshelves everywhere in July 2014. Here’s the cover copy, to get you interested in the book:


Erenthrall—sprawling city of light and magic, whose streets are packed with traders from a dozen lands and whose buildings and towers are grown and shaped in the space of a day. At the heart of the city is the Nexus, the hub of the ley line system that powers Erenthrall and links the city and the Baronial plains to the rest of the continent and the world beyond. The Prime Wielders control the Nexus with secrecy and lies, but it is the Baron who controls the Wielders and the rest of the Baronies through a web of brutal intimidation enforced by his bloodthirsty guardsmen and unnatural assassins.

When the rebel Kormanley seek to destroy the ley system and the Baron’s chokehold on the continent, two people find themselves caught in the chaos that sweeps through Erenthrall and threatens the entire world. Kara Tremain, a young Wielder coming into her power, who discovers the forbidden truth behind the magic that powers the ley lines, and Alan Garrett, a recruit in the Baron’s guard, who learns that the city holds more mysteries and more danger than he could possibly have imagined . . . and who holds a secret within himself that could mean Erenthrall’s destruction . . . or its salvation.

Want more? You can read the first chapter of the book at the exclusive cover reveal at Pat's Fantasy Hotlist! Click on over and check it out!

SHATTERING THE LEY is available for preorder at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

So, to enter the contest, send me an email at jpalmatier@sff.net with “Crossing the Streams” in the subject area. In the email, give me the title of the book currently available that I’ve written (either under my real name, Joshua Palmatier, or my pseudonym, Benjamin Tate) that you’d like as your prize if you win my portion of the contest. Here are the options:

The Skewed Throne Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble
The Cracked Throne Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble
The Vacant Throne Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble
Well of Sorrows Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble
Leaves of Flame Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble
After Hours: Tales from the Ur-Bar Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble
The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble

Your entry must come to the email jpalmatier@sff.net, not by any other method or e-mail. I will select two winners chosen at random.

And of course, everyone who enters is also in the running for the random “super-winner” selection.

Entries must be received between February 19 and March 19, 2014.

And that’s it!

Prizes: Again, my two winners, and the super-winner, may choose any one of my books currently in print. If you’ve got any questions, please feel free to ask via jpalmatier@sff.net.

The Rest of the Gang

There are over a dozen of us involved in this contest. You can find names, and links, here. But if you click on over to one or more of these sites, don’t just look at the contest page, okay? Everyone involved in this contest is a great author or artist. So take a few minutes. Poke around. See if any of their work intrigues you. Maybe even buy a couple of books. I know they’d all appreciate it.

Thanks, and good luck.

* Ari Marmell
* Betsy Dornbusch
* Darrin Drader
* Dave Gross
* Erik Scott de Bie
* Erin M. Evans
* Erin N. Hoffman
* Gabrielle Faust
* Howard Andrew Jones
* James Sutter
* Jeff Salyards
* Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell and Jeffrey J. Mariotte
* Matt Forbeck
* Paul S. Kemp
* Richard Lee Byers
* Saranna DeWylde
* Wendy Wagner


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