We are conducting a book giveaway contest to clear out inventory of my last novel, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, and make way for the next one—Beautiful and Terrible Things, which is being released by TouchPoint Press very soon. Winners also receive a free novelette and other Bonus Materials.
Fifteen copies of the paperback version of the book will be given away. Retail value if you buy the paperback through Amazon or another online retailer is about $22.98 — that’s $16.99 for the book plus shipping of at least $5.99. My publisher sometimes puts the book on sale, but shipping is still additional.
Plus, you’ll get a FREE copy of the ebook version of my novelette, The Wallace House of Pain, which retails for $3.89. That will be sent after Beautiful and Terrible Things is published later this year, along with other Bonus Materials available only to my blog subscribers.
Entry is free and the books are free. Winners will be asked to submit a small fee of $7.99 to cover the shipping and handling costs (postage and shipping materials, specifically) so my accountant doesn’t get mad at me!
How to Enter the Book Giveaway
To enter the book giveaway contest for one of 15 free copies, just subscribe to my blog by entering your email address in the box to the right, the one under “SUBSCRIBE TO BLOG VIA EMAIL” and clicking on the black SUBSCRIBE button. You’ll automatically be entered into the contest.
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The giveaway runs for three weeks, and ends on January 26, 2023. Fifteen winners will be chosen at random on January 27, and notified soon after.
Contest is only open to people with U.S. mailing addresses. (Sorry!)
By subscribing to my blog, you’ll also get access to special Bonus Materials I’m releasing soon after Beautiful and Terrible Things comes out in early 2023. This includes 10 extra scenes, a short story, and a “novelette” called The Wallace House of Pain that retails for $3.89.
Questions on any of this? Post your question in the comments or contact me via the webform.
Thanks for subscribing and good luck in the contest!
About Horseshoes and Hand Grenades
The Audiobook Review said Horseshoes and Hand Grenades “will likely stick in my mind for years to come” and The Lily Café called the book “heartbreakingly beautiful.”
Watch this video to see what other book reviewers and readers say about the novel, and read more reviews on Amazon:
More on Horseshoes and Hand Grenades here.
The Official Rules for this giveaway are as follows.
Promotion Description: “HAHG Book Contest” (“Contest”) begins on 01/05/2022 at 12:00 AM (Eastern Time) and ends on 01/26/2021 at 12:00 AM) (the “Promotion Period”). By participating in the Contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of S.M. Stevens (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes.
Eligibility: Prizes can only be mailed to U.S. addresses. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and members of their immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Contest or win a prize.
Winner Selection: The winner of the Contest will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted within 48 hours by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received. Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information on or about 48 hours after the random drawing. Potential winner must accept a prize by email and submit S/H payment as noted below as directed by Sponsor within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively “the Prize Claim Documents”). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.
Prizes: Fifteen (15) winners will receive one copy each of the paperback version of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades (approximate retail value or “ARV”: $16.99 plus S/H), and one copy each of the ebook version of The Wallace House of Pain (ARV: $3.89). Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items. Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within the United States. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Winners agree to pay $7.99 to Sponsor within 3 days of receiving confirmation email, using a payment method agreeable to both parties (e.g. Venmo, Cash App, PayPal). Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.
Online Entry: Enter the Contest during the Promotion Period online by entering your email to subscribe to the AuthorSMStevens.com blog. Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the entrant. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant’s Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official time keeper for this Contest.
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Limitation of Liability: Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Contest. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any misdirected or lost mail, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating downloading materials in the Contest. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, then Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In such event, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, perform the random drawing from among all eligible Entries received prior to or after such cancellation, suspension, or modification. In the event of a dispute concerning who registered online to participate in the Contest, the registration will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.
Winner’s List: To obtain a copy of any legally required winners list or a copy of the Official Rules, send the applicable request and a self-addressed, stamped, #10 envelope to S.M. Stevens at 339 Washington Drive, Washington, NH 03280. Request must be received no later than July 26, 2023, for the name of the winners and, by the end of the promotion, for a copy of the rules.
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