03 August 2011

August Giveaway: Mini Print + eBook + ?

So I've decided to have a giveaway here on my blog, every month. It'll run from the first of the month (or whenever I get it posted) to the last day of the month, and to enter all you have to do is leave a comment (see the end of the post for more specifics). I do hope you'll pass this on to your friends via Twitter, Facebook, etc, too.

Also, later today I'll be putting up a coupon code for a free short story download on my Facebook page. "Like" my page and you'll be able to get the code. The story will be available all month, and then next month a new coupon for a new story will go up. This month, the coupon will be for "Hollow Bones," which is the first story in the Frisland series of interconnected stories. If you stick around long enough, you could get the whole series free!

So, the prizes for this month's blog giveaway. . .

First, you'll get one of these:

Second, you'll get a choice of one of my YA/middle grade eBooks. Either The Coming of the Fairies

It is the summer of 1941, and fifteen-year-old Morgan Reilly has just moved to Newfoundland from New York to be with her father, an officer in the US Army stationed in St. John’s. Morgan adores fairies and has a collection of Victorian children’s books, so when she meets John O’Brien, nephew of her new landlords, she is intrigued by his story of being taken by the Good People when he was a child.

As the war escalates, Morgan and John are sent to the small community of Ferryland to stay with John's grandparents. It was there that John says the Good People kidnapped him, and soon after they arrive, he becomes withdrawn and strange. Morgan is more concerned with her own problems to worry too much about John--her father may soon be called into active duty if the US enters the war, and her brother has run away to England and joined the Royal Air Force.

Then Morgan has a fairy encounter of her own and it is up to John to find and rescue her. The Good People of Newfoundland are not the pretty winged beings of Victorian picture books, and Morgan is in real danger.

Or Milk Sister

Maddy has always been able to see things that other people can't, but she didn't know it might have something to do with the mother who died giving birth to her. Now her father has decided to move back to Scotland, and for the first time in her life, Maddy has a chance to learn about her mother's family and the strange circumstances surrounding her own birth.

Maddy was born on a fairy hill--the same hill that the the 17th century writer Robert Kirk wrote about in his book The Secret Common-Wealth, and just like Kirk, Maddy's mother may not have died there. Like Kirk, she may still be alive, living in the Otherworld, and Maddy may even be able to see her.

If Maddy can rescue her mother from the fairy hill, maybe her father won't be so sad all the time. But what if her mother doesn't want to be rescued? And who is the mysterious dark-haired boy who calls Maddy "milk sister?"

Third, you'll get some other little goodie that I'll decide on later, because I like to do things in threes and I like surprises.

So to enter, leave a comment saying which of the two books you'd like and include some way for me to contact you. And don't forget the free coupon on my Facebook page that'll appear later today. And you can follow me on Twitter @anagramforink. Please share with your friends--everyone likes free stuff, right?


island dreamer said...

Tough choice. I'll go with Coming of the Fairies, since I'm nostalgic for Newfoundland. -Jade

Sarah Dungan said...

Milk Sister - I'm all for a good rescue :-)

nullalux said...


Milk Sister. :)

Posting giveaway to Twitter, etc.

Froglet said...

I'll go for 'Coming of the Fairies', please!

Crystal said...

Coming of the Fairies :)

Rad Hall said...

Milk Sister - great blurb :)

Niko said...

Thanks everyone! Halfway there and then I'll pick a winner and post a new giveaway. Wheeeee

Wendy Welch said...

Coming of the Fairies, because I miss Newfoundland too! Although anything Niko writes will be thought-provoking and interesting.

Niko said...

Thanks! I do aim to provoke thoughts. (And I agree completely about missing NL.)