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The Raven’s Shadow giveaway winners!

Hardbacks to give away

In case you’ve forgotten what you’ve won

Thanks to everyone who entered the recent giveaway for signed copies of The Raven’s Shadow – 176* of you in all. I have so much fun doing these things I wish my dark masters had sent me more copies!

What’s been especially nice this time around has been hearing all the lovely things people have to say about the series so far. I’m quite humbled. Never did I imagine that this story I wrote for myself would be enjoyed by so many people.

So, moving on, before I get any more mushy and ruin my image: the winners have been drawn, and the following five lucky people

Jorge, Wayne, Joel, Babel, and Paul

 

will soon be receiving an email from me for their address and personalisation details. I’m aiming to get your books in the post on Saturday 7th September (how the hell did it get to be September already?)

Hope you enjoy the read!

*3 duplicate entries removed from 179 comments. Winners were selected using the random number generation tool at www.random.org.

 

Monster book giveaway winners!

Stack of Trinity Rising paperbacksLast month’s monster book giveaway closed at the weekend, and the winners have now been drawn*. Check your email to find out if you’ve been selected.

During the draw, I noticed a few things – data points, if you will:

  • The SONGS giveaway was massively over-subscribed, with 240 valid entries to TRINITY’s 49 – that’s almost 6 to 1. This was largely because so many of you hadn’t read my books before, or didn’t specify a book and so got entered into the SONGS draw, or you were cheeky and asked for either or both.
  • Lots of you are called Mike (7). Even more of you are called Chris (9). A surprising number (43, or 15%) have names beginning with the letter J. There was even one lady named Ellie, like me (but it didn’t earn her any special favours).
  • A couple of wee scamps commented more than once. One looks like an accidental double post, so he gets a pass. As for the others, yes, I de-duped your email addresses. I’ll hold my hand up and say multiple entries were not explicitly prohibited, and it’s entirely possible that WordPess screwed up (perish the thought) but in the spirit of fair play, you got one entry each.

Stack of Songs of the Earth paperbacksMonster book giveaway – now even monsterer!

Whilst we’re on the subject of fair play, the extremely high number of entrants for SONGS left me minded to throw a few more books into the pot, so I have drawn a total of TEN winners for that one.

If I could have offered six times as many, i.e. 42, to give everyone a more or less equal chance of winning, whichever draw they were entered for, I would do, but alas Tor only sent me so many copies.

So without further ado . . .

SONGS OF THE EARTH winners: Steve, Haik, Daniel, William, Shelley, Matt, Paras, Linus, Sarah, Nadine.

TRINITY RISING winners: Debbie, Lorraine, Mark, Kirsten, Aaron, Shawn, David.

Congratulations, all of you! You will shortly receive an email requesting your address and personalisation details, and your books will go on the post on the Saturday after I receive your reply.

* For all those interested in due process, the winners were selected by importing all the commenters’ names, deduping and sorting into two lists, then I used a random number generator to select positions on those lists.

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