WINNERS: The winners of Power Unbound have been drawn, thanks to Random.org. Congrats to Stacy from Urban Fantasy Investigations and Heatwave16 - you've both won a copy of Power Unbound! Email email@example.com and send me your address so I can it to you.
Everyone - have a fabulous Christmas!
No, I'm not referring to the time difference between snow-plagued North America and sunny Australia, although think about it - isn't it just a little bit weird that some of you will still be doing your last-minute-shopping on Christmas Eve or trying to finish that last project so your boss will let you go when Aussie kids will be standing at the foot of their parents' bed trying to psych them into waking up?
Well, I think it's weird :)
No, what I'm referring to is the present I received five days ago - the early release of Power Unbound, book two of the Dream of Asarlai trilogy.
I knew it was a possibility - publishing like most businesses tends to shut down over Christmas and so books with a January 1 release date (like mine) need to be delivered early. And if you're a bookseller and it's Christmas rush and you've got boxes of books in the back, would you leave them there until New Years?
Luckily for me, a lot don't and so they're out and about. Already I've had reports of people reading them. My mum said she loved it so much, she stayed up all night and didn't go to bed until 1.30!
Here's the blurb:
Now I know - unless you people folks overseas are prepared to fork out the big money for Australian books (Power Unbound retails for $23 here - convert to your currency, add postage and I don't blame you for not forking out) you can't get your hands on it yet so as a Christmas/New Years present for you, I'm giving away two copies!
Just let me know in the comment thread what your wish is for this holiday season. Open internationally. I'll choose a winner Christmas Eve.
My wish? Right now, all my family and friends are happy and healthy and I hope they stay that way for a long time to come.
From Down-Under - hope the next couple of weeks are fun, friendly and happy :) May 2011 be a rip snorter for us all!