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Crossing the Streams

February 1, 2012

Hello, Spiffy Person! I know that Egon said Crossing the Streams would be very bad, but this is different. This is very good. “Crossing the Streams” is a gnarly multi-author book giveaway! And it’s international!

I, and over a dozen other speculative fiction writers–mostly novelists, but some comic writers as well–have thrown in together to create something lovely for you.

Here’s how it works:

Each individual author involved is running a contest on his/her own site. The specific details vary from author to author; the contest I run on my site might be very different than the one on Ari Marmells’s site, or Paul Kemp’s site.

However, each contest has a few details in common. Specifically, each of us will select two winners from the contest on our own site. Each of those winners will receive one signed book, free, from the author whose contest they won. So, for instance, if you win here, you’ll win one of my books. If you win on Paul’s site, you’ll win one of his, etc.

But… that’s not the big prize. Once the contests have ended, all the authors involved will get together and choose one single “super-winner” from all the entries on all our sites combined. This one lucky individual will receive a signed book, free, from each and every one of the authors involved.

Yep. Somebody out there’s going to win over a dozen free books.

You can only enter each author’s contest once, but you may enter multiple contests. So you could enter here, on Matt’s site, on Jason’s site, etc. Heck, you can enter on everyone’s site, if you want. (And even if you aren’t selected as the “super winner,” you might win more than one of the individual contests. You never know.)

You can find a complete list of the authors involved, as well as links to their sites, below. But first…

How to Enter Mah Contest

Again, these are just the rules for my contest. The rules for entry on other authors’ sites might be very different.

But for me, it’s really simple. Leave a comment (and NO ectoplasmic discharge) about your favorite Ghostbuster or your favorite quote from any of the Ghostbuster movies.

I will select two winners using Random.org. And of course, everyone who enters is also in the running for the random “super-winner” selection.

Entries must be received between February 1st and February 29th, 2012.

Easier than tying your shoes, my friends!

Prizes: My two winners, and the super-winner, may choose any one of the following prizes.

A signed copy of: 

Hounded
Hexed
Hammered
Tricked (this one will get shipped after its release date of April 24)

The Rest of the Gang

As I said, there’s over a dozen of us involved in this. You can find names and links below. Please click and enter and noodle around their sites a bit. You might find you want to buy some o’ their stuff, and if you went ahead and did it then we’d feel like savvy marketers and give one another cookies. I’m in this for the cookies, see. :)

I wish you the best of luck and sincerely hope you’ll find some new authors to appreciate!

Ari Marmell
Aaron Rosenberg
Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell
Nathan Long
Scott Oden
Joshua Palmatier/Benjamin Tate
Matt Forbeck
Jason Bradley Thompson
Elaine Cunningham
Paul S. Kemp
Eugie Foster
Keith Baker
Jon Sprunk
Steve Savile
Howard Andrew Jones

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