New Banner and Another Contest!

Posted: March 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

Like the banner? I did it myself. I’m learning how to use Photoshop. Should probably buy a Dummies book about it, but I’m too cheap. I also designed a promotional bookmark. Check it out. Here’s the front:

And here is the back:

Notice a theme? Yeah, I know. I like it, though. Not bad for a first try, right? I’m going to order some today.

OK, now more news. I am giving away the VERY LAST Advance copy of 33 A.D. Not kidding. It’s the last one. I didn’t even keep one for myself. But that’s not the only thing I’m going to give away. I have a few copies of my chapbooks which are limited, riddled with typos, a bit butchered and very cheaply produced by my former publisher. I looked over the copies of the stories I sent him, and it seems he actually ADDED typos. Weird. But oh, well. Here’s a pic:

All told I received 9 of these. Because I am no longer associated with Ghostwriter Publications and I have all my rights back, they are not allowed to sell them anymore, so these should be pretty rare. I am going to hand number and sign my 9 copies (1-9, of course) and give 8 of them away to you guys! (I’m keeping #9 for myself.) You can win one. Yup. AND author Donnie Light has agreed to give away a copy of his book, Dark Justice. Here’s the description:

Back Cover Text:

Galen Morris is running for his life. He does not know his pursuer, or the nature of the thing that follows him relentlessly.

Before he can stop running, he has to understand his pursuer. In order to understand it he has to face it, but only in fleeting moments before he must run again. In his struggle to survive, he knows only one thing for sure – he must run – or die. The answers he desperately needs to survive will be found in a 200-year-old legend about a slave, also running for his life, who seeks justice for the murder of his wife. This justice will not come from a court of law to which slaves had no access, but from something very different indeed.

In a seemingly hopeless struggle to understand and overcome his pursuer, Galen embarks on a cross-country chase in search of help. What he finds are death, lies, and the love of his life.

Dark Justice tells two separate but related tales that come together in an exciting climax where justice is finally served – in a very dark and unusual way.

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Donnie even got a blurb from James Rollins! Lucky! 🙂

James Rollins Blurb:

“Few debut novels pack the punch of a seasoned professional, but Dark Justice does just that. Visceral, complex, and riveting, here is a story that spans time and pushes the genre’s boundaries. Kept me reading until the early morning hours.”
–James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Oracle

Here’s the cover:

All you have to do to win these items is leave a comment. Yup! That’s it. I will use random.com to determine the winner. So you don’t have to break into song, spout poetry, or entertain me. In fact, you can leave a comment calling me the biggest P.O.S. this side of the Atlantic if you want and it’ll still count. It’s that easy. Oh, make SURE you leave me your email address in this format:

Yourname (at) whatever.com

This is so the net spiders don’t pick up your email and spam you.

That’s it, folks! the contest closes Sunday, March 28, at Midnight. Good luck!

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Comments
  1. Marty McClymont says:

    Send me a free copy 🙂

  2. This all sounds good and I love the chap book description… outstanding… Now I have to sit with my fingers crossed for that ARC of 33 A.D

    Keep up the good work

  3. Johnny Mains says:

    Would be good to see what your writing is like!

    warmest

    Johnny

  4. Mitch from Omaha says:

    That sounds awesome. I’d love to read 33 AD, I hear it’s good stuff. Please enter me in the contest, and thank you!

    why (at) isnanchordesk.com

  5. Daniel says:

    Hi sounds good what do I have to do to get a copy,of this from a starting legend?

  6. Cate Gardner says:

    But what if we want to break into song. 😀

  7. Jen Herman says:

    pick me… pick me… pick me!!! 😀

  8. Me! Pick me! LOL *crosses fingers*

    Thanks for a great opportunity…very generous of you.

    jdebree8@gmail.com

    (I ain’t afraid of no net spiders – bring ’em on!)

  9. Tyhitia says:

    Oooh, shiny. 😀 You’ve got my e-mail. 😉

  10. Jen Steffen says:

    I want in on this contest. Maybe I’ll actually win one of the contests I enter. Maybe not. But yeah. sounds interesting. I’ll take it. E-mail:

    thula7 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  11. ASHLEIGH says:

    you know im in for a free copy

  12. Outstanding. I’m in like Flynn, who was apparently some sort of standard-bearer for in-ness. Also, the bookmark rocks.

  13. Wendi says:

    Intriguing…

    wendib (at) mac.com

  14. Though I have the Kindle version, would love, LOVE, a print copy. The others are a big bonus too.

    • mcafeeland says:

      Thanks, Ron. Hey, how are you liking the Kindle version? It took me a bit to get that bold mess straightened out, but it’s fixed now.

  15. 33 A.D. sounds like a really imaginative story. Jesus and vampires, what a brilliant combination. I hope to read it soon and wish you the best of luck with it.

  16. Dead Crab says:

    count me in for the contest

    phantagraph (at) juno.com

  17. I guess I better leave my email since I forgot in the first reply.

    cliffordfryman (at) gmail.com

  18. blue lagoon says:

    any updatestes?

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