Sunday, September 1, 2013

Gemmell Legend Award Good News -- Plus A "Super" Giveway & E-book Price Break!



UK cover
Tremendous news The Gathering Of the Lost has made it to the shortlist for the international David Gemmell Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel!

When that news came through, dear Supernatural Undergrounders, there "may" have been a happy dance!

The David Gemmell Awards celebrate excellence in the fantasy genre so I feel deeply honored that readers have voted The Gathering Of The Lost onto the shortlist for the Legend Award.

I would also like to thank everyone here who voted for The Gathering Of The Lost in the shortlist round – you are wonderful, and as the David Gemmell Awards are voted awards, I couldn't have done it without you!

US cover
To celebrate, here's a couple more review quotes on the book:

Helen Lowe writes wonderful stories, yes, but her work also speaks with lyricism to deeper questions ... This is an author with a gift for fantasy.”  ~ Nebula Award-winner, Catherine Asaro

 "The Gathering of the Lost returns the reader to a world of hidden history and shadowed loyalties and keeps you there until well past your bedtime, loving every minute of it." ~ Fantasy Book Review

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To Support "The Gathering of the Lost" To Win  Here's What You Do!

With voting now on to decide the winner and who gets to take home the axe yes, the prize is a battleaxe form the Raven Armory! I would love it if you felt you could support The Gathering Of The Lost to win. 

To vote: 

i) Click on the following link: Legend Award 2013 Shortlist 

or here: http://www.gemmellaward.com/page/the-legend-award 
 
ii) Then click again in the circle above the author name and book you wish to support: for example, 'Helen Lowe - The Gathering Of The Lost' 

iii) Finally, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Vote" button.

Voting closes midnight, September 30 (UK time.)


But There Is More: A Giveaway (International) And An E-book Price Break (US Only)!

To celebrate The Gathering Of The Lost's shortlisting, I am giving away a Super book loot package:
  • a copy of Gathering, with the winner choosing between the US or UK mass market covers (shown above), together with
  • Robin Hobb's City Of Dragons (The Rain Wilds Chronicles)
  • NK Jemisin's The Broken Kingdoms (The Inheritance Series)
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The winner will be drawn from commenters on this post over the next week, until midnight, Sunday 8 September, US Eastern Standard Time.

The draw is fully international and will be made by Random.Org and the winner's name will be posted here on the Supernatural Underground on Monday 9 September.
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The E-book Price Break!  

If you're in the US and prefer ebooks, my US publisher, Harper Voyager, is celebrating The Gathering Of The Lost's shortlisting with a .99c price break until September 30, when voting closes. So do spread the word on this!!

To see retailers, click here

14 comments:

Steph F. said...

Voted for you, *Crosses fingers and toes* For you to win. :)
I loved The Heir of Night, it was such a fantastic book. It was one of the first epic fantasy books I ever read and it got me hooked on the genre.

Ren said...

Just voted. Good luck for you!

Ren
sawamura_foxman at yahoo dot com

ilona said...

Hope you win - I just voted for you!

ilona
felinewyvern at googlemail dot com

Helen Lowe said...

Thanks for your comments -- and so glad I introduced you to epic, Steph, because 'epic is awesome'--clearly!:D

Bethany C. said...

Does the contest really end in July? I just feel like that can't be right. Is it? Thanks.

Helen Lowe said...

Bethany, you are so right -- it's "September" and I have changed it already! (Guess who was in 'long weekend' mode... ;-) )

Helen Lowe said...

Also, for those who'd like to read a Legend Award shortlist interview I did with the wonderful Kate Forsyth, it's here:

http://www.kateforsyth.com.au/kates-blog/interview-helen-lowe-author-of-the-gathering-of-the-lost

Giada M. said...

Voted for you, Helen! Your writing is simply fantastic and I really hope you win. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
Thank you for making this fantastic giveaway international! :D

SandyG265 said...

I voted for you

Barbara E. said...

Congrats on The Gathering of the Lost making it to the short list and best of luck for the win! I put in my vote. :D

Helen Lowe said...

Thanks again for all the support--I really appreciate it and you!

Sullivan McPig said...

I voted.
And thanks for this great giveaway!

Jacqui said...

I've voted too, thanks for the chance to win.
ticklebear2 at yahoo dot com

Ade Couper said...

Have voted for Gathering of the Lost- good luck, hope you win! (Actually, hope I win the prize too!)