The official release date for Vicious Grace is November 30th. We are in the final countdown. In celebration — or possibly as a kind of cargo cult offering to the gods — I’m going to try running a giveaway. I’ve heard good things about them in the past. might as well give it a shot, right?
But I’m not entirely sure how to go about it. Should I give away copies of Vicious Grace? Or copies of the first two books? All three? Should I print up copies of MLN’s only published short story (“Hurt Me” in Songs of Love and Death)? Should I give the books to the folks who ask for ‘em, or should I get y’all to nominate some friend or relative of yours who we can surprise with signed copies in the mail? Should I try to get Carl Kassel’s voice on your home answering machine?
Hell if I know. I’m new around here myself.
Let’s start easy, then. I’ll open requests now. If you’d like a free signed copy of Vicious Grace, leave a comment here with your email address in some slightly disguised form to confound spammers or drop me a line at dja at daniel abraham dot com. On Wednesday, I’ll pick five folks at random and send out copies.
Additionally, in honor of our previous conversations here on the blog, the first five people to donate $50 to your local rape crisis line / rape prevention training / sexual abuse counseling joint, I’ll send you all three books. And we’re working on the honor system here, folks. I’m not gong to ask for receipts or anything. Just know that if you lie about it just to score some free books, you’ll be the kind of person who’d lie about something like that just to score some free books. You have to live with yourself. Do the right thing.
Okay. Back to work now.