Happy holiday hugs and kisses! All the New Year’s contests have ended now and the grand prize winner is announced below. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED. Subscribe to the Goreletter (free) for future chances to win free books and more!
Aside from creeping you out with those uncanny body parts above, the best way I could think of to give you a holiday gift was to run random draw contests to finish out the year! There will be several rotating giveaways, so come back to this page routinely between now and New Year’s Eve.
For the first Xmas round of prizes, all you need to do is click the ‘follow’ button on my amazon profile page to be entered to win as I post contests. I will be offering new contests like this on different websites and using a variety of methods, and will keep cycling things so you’ll have new opportunities to win if you miss out. And see below about how to enter the grand prize finale! And hey, you ARE eligible for every contest, so come back again and again!
The FIRST PRIZE was a free HARDCOVER edition of The Gorelets Omnibus! This is the one with 50 pages of bonus features, including a “horror poetry writing workshop,” a copy of Michael Arnzen’s Dying, and currently the only print version of many of the prompts from Instigation!
AMAZON GIVEAWAY for The Gorelets Omnibus Hardcover Edition! GO TO: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/abeec98c38470389. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Dec 31, 2015 11:59 PM PST, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules.
The first winner was Andrew Vincent — congratulations!
GIVEAWAY #2: AUDIOVILE (ended)
The SECOND PRIZE was a free copy of my musically-enhanced spoken word cd, AUDIOVILE. This book is a sort of abridged audiobook version of my flash fiction collection from Raw Dog Screaming Press, 100 Jolts. In 2016, I hope to make this collection available for streaming online in an extended digital edition.
AMAZON GIVEAWAY contest for the Audiovile CD! GO TO: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/b9d3f687c1ac6004. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Dec 31, 2015 11:59 PM PST, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules.
The second winner was Lisa McGee — congratulations!
GIVEAWAY #3: INSTIGATION FOR CHRISTMAS! (ended)
Closing out Christmas night, I ran a quick draw for a free copy of my collection of writing prompts “on the dark side,” Instigation.
Send firstname.lastname@example.org an email by Midnight eastern on Christmas Day and he’ll reply with a free copy of Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side plus one mystery bonus within 24 hours. All you need to write is “send me a ____ for Xmas” (and fill in the blank with your choice of .mobi, .epub, or .pdf format). Offer ends strictly at midnight est, 12/25/15. ALL ENTRANTS WILL BE SUBSCRIBED TO THE GORELETTER but can unsubscribe anytime they wish. Have a merry one, no matter what your religion (or none)!
GIVEAWAY #4: PLAY DEAD (ended)
Leading up to new years, there was a chance to win a free paperback copy of my supernatural noir novel about murder, poker and fate, Play Dead…
Congratulations to Tricia.
See this Amazon Giveaway for a chance to win Play Dead: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/94f248da8f4cf840. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Dec 31, 2015 11:59 PM PST, or when all prizes are awarded by random draw. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules.
GIVEAWAY #5: GRAVE MARKINGS (ended)
And we finally closed out with a chance to win a free paperback copy of my “tattoo artist turned serial killer artist” novel, Grave Markings: 20th Anniversary Edition…
Congrats to Brian Converse.
Click on this Amazon Giveaway link for a chance to win Grave Markings: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/84bc51c0a9162c3e. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Dec 31, 2015 11:59 PM PST, or when all prizes are awarded by random draw. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules.
GIVEAWAY #6: THE GRAND PRIZE (ended)
PROVERBS FOR MONSTERS…IN LEATHER!
And last but not least, the GRAND PRIZE will be a signed, limited leatherbound copy of the Bram Stoker Award-winning collection of my best horror fiction and poetry, Proverbs for Monsters! Only 26 of these are in existence… and they listed at $125 on release. ALL SUBSCRIBERS TO THE GORELETTER ARE AUTOMATICALLY ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PRIZE, which will be randomly drawn after New Year’s Eve. The grand prize winners will be contacted via email and must respond to my query within 24 hours to win.
SIGN UP FOR THE GORELETTER BEFORE MIDNIGHT EASTERN ON 12.31.15 and this book could be yours!
CONGRATULATIONS TO GRAND PRIZE WINNER & SUBSCRIBER STEFAN ANDREW!
If you entered but didn’t win, stay subscribed… never know when another contest or giveaway might occur!
It’s been a great year but I’m looking forward to 2016 even more… it promises to be the most uncanny year yet! Make sure you keep up with me by subscribing to The Goreletter — a new one should be out before the end of the year, and again: it will feature the top prize!
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