OK, so I’m a couple of days early, but I wanted to get this out today because I’ve got a busy weekend ahead. My wife and I will both be out shopping tomorrow, and Sunday is…well…Valentine’s Day. Probably not going to be doing a lot of work that day.
So, I have a couple of advance copies of 33 A.D. just sitting on my dresser. Several copies are en route to reviewers and several others will be once I pick a few more places to send them. But one of these copies is gonna get a nice scrawl and find it’s way to the home of someone who is reading this blog entry. Nice, huh? And, there’s even a little bonus.
For those who don’t know, 33 A.D. is the story of a vampire in Biblical Jerusalem who is sent to assassinate Jesus of Nazareth. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? You know it does. Here are two blurbs from authors who have read it. Click on their names to visit their websites. They are both talented writers and I am very fortunate to have their kind words.
“33 A.D. by David McAfee is a wildly original, non-stop pulse pounder that tells the story of a vampire assassin whose mission is to kill Jesus of Nazareth. In a genre mired by cliché stories, this stands out as something bold and new.”
Jeremy Robinson, author of Instinct and Pulse.
“David McAfee’s 33 A.D. is a truly compelling and unique perspective on the events surrounding the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. With all the skill of a seasoned novelist, McAfee’s thriller brings a melange of riveting characters, otherworld mythology, and political intrigue together in one fascinating read – a tautly paced winner on all levels.”
Jon F. Merz, author of the Lawson Vampire novels & Parallax
Oh, and here, of course, is the cover. 🙂
Does that look or sound like something you’d want to read? Of course it does. Does it sound like something you’d want to read for free over a month before anyone else has a chance to read it? Of course it does. And if you answered “No,” then I’ll shup up now.
OK, maybe not. 😉
Anyway, here are the rules. They are very, very easy. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog entry sometime between right now and Friday, February 19, 2010. That weekend I will look through the comments and pick the one I like best, and that person will win the Advance Copy.
What should you comment about? Anything you want. You can quote Faulkner or the Beastie Boys. Spout poetry or funny insults. Tell me your name or the name of your dog. Sling mud at me. Heck, you can even type out a bunch of X’s and go. It’s that easy. And it could be fun. Got something you wanna get off your chest? Now’s your chance!
Also, it wouldn’t hurt my feelings if you told anyone else about this contest, because (and here’s the bonus part), the winner of this contest will not only win a signed advance copy for him or herself, but I will also let that person pick one other commenter, and then that person will also win a signed advance copy. Pretty cool, huh? I think so. But then again, I’m kinda biased.
OK, so bottom line: You can win a signed advance copy, and then you can choose who else will win a signed copy. What other author gives you that kind of power? probably dozens, but that doesn’t help me out, so for the sake of this contest, let’s pretend only I do, OK?
That’s all for now, folks. Keep your eyes peeled to this blog for upcoming entries, including excerpts from the book and any upcoming reviews. And feel free to drop me a line at Monkeyfeet73@yahoo.com.