Book Giveaway: The Crimson Shield (19/11/2013)

I didn’t go a giveaway last week because I’m buried in NaNoWriMo and writing a series of articles for Fantasy Faction about it (you can read the latest of them here if you like). In future, it’s likely that whenever I have the urge to go have a rant about something relating to books, it’ll be over on Fantasy Faction. I’ll put liks up here for anyone interested.

Right now I’m in the midst of draft the second English Civil War detective story for Headline and at the same time plotting out the last of the dragon books for Gollancz and preparing proposals for What Comes Next. The last dragon book is going to be a bit of a pig because there are rather a more ends to wrap up than I’d quite realised.

What I want to know is: where’s the love for Gallow? So this week’s giveaway is a copy of The Crimson Shield by Nathan Hawke (i.e. me with the letters rearranged). No words, no title, no name, just Angry Man With Axe.

cover lo-res

Usual deal – comment on this post before November 24th  and I’ll randomly select a lucky victim for a free copy.

This week I’d like to hear your stories about jackass drivers. No names, please, and to enter the competition, you don’t have to tell a story, you can just say hi; but if you want to get something off your chest, here’s a safe place to do it (Note – Vent anything you like but I’ll not tolerate any comments on comments that attempt, in my arbitrary and biased view, to start a debate, nor the explicit naming of anyone for being a jerk. My intolerance will manifest as deleting or editing comments. This week is about having a bit of a rant, not debates or potential libel. Thought if you just want to get it off your chest about, say THE LIVING DISASTER OF JACKASS LANE-DISCIPLINE AT THE MIAMI ROUNCDABOUT IN CHELMSFORD and the COCKHEAD in the Ambient Aroma (0r something similar) van, registration VU61 something-something, then you should be fine. And yes, I know I’ve mention this before. Anyone out there with an old they’d like get involved in low-speed prang to get it written off at the expense of someone else’s insurance, it’s definitely the place to go).

You can enter as may times as you like but I’ll count the first two entries – the rest are just for fun and showing off.  Extra points for humour and originality and I’ve still got the Angry Dragons mug if you make me laugh, smirk or otherwise amuse me.

Although, though no one has yet complained about how long it takes me to get to the post office and post things, it can take a while and if you live abroad then it can take even longer (like weeks). Sorry about that, but they do get there eventually. Well, so far. Past winners, everything has been dispatched.


13 Responses to “Book Giveaway: The Crimson Shield (19/11/2013)”

  1. Romeo Kennedy says:

    Once someone knocked my wing-mirror off whilst I was stationary. I got out of the car and literally ran after the culprit (I was kinda Hulking out) and then proceeded to row with the driver who denied responsibility. After a while however he relented and gave me 80 pounds. So all in all it turned out alright

  2. Romeo Kennedy says:

    Still love the cover of this book!

  3. Julia Freeman says:

    This is a comment. Can you tell?

  4. Cherry Mischievous says:

    Thank you for the chance to win! :)

    Cherry Mischievous

  5. Sue Gale says:

    My car parked outside house as normal jumped in the following morning dropped Daughter at child minder and went to switch the radio on.OOpps no radio there,all tapes apart from one of Gregorian chants missing and worst of all the daughters Easter eggs were missing from the boot too.Whoever was responsible had opened then relocked the car so guess they showed inginuity!!

  6. Ade Couper says:

    Not so much Jackass drivers, but bendy buses- bloody hell! The number of times the Bristol bendy buses have almost had me off my bike…..!

  7. Katie Jeffs says:

    The A9. All of it. The impatient drivers that overtake 3 cars at once on a blind bend/ in the face of oncoming traffic; and the lorry drivers who refuse to pull over to let the 2 mile tailback pass, thus causing the aforementioned impatient drivers to overtake. Anyone that has driven the stretch of the A9 through the Cairngorms will know that the road is full of bends and very few safe places to overtake. Rant complete! And I still can’t work out how Nathan Hawke is Stephen Deas with the letters mixed up! I will be suitably shamefaced when someone points out the blindingly obvious answer that I’ve missed…

  8. paul says:

    My signed copy already has a nice spot on my shelf. Damn good book and series

  9. Barb Petersen says:

    The idiot driving slowly and weaving in peak hour traffic because he was texting. He did not react well to being tooted and a flash of the lights but the sudden realisation that the car two up was a police car settled him down. In the spirit of the book, cut off his thumbs with that axe I say!

  10. Will Bryan says:

    Nothing specific to rant about, but anytime I see someone texting and driving I am always reminded just how dumb and reckless some people are! Would love to have a signed copy of this book, I have been wanting to jump into this series for quite some time.

  11. Fiachra says:

    Driving on a long national road to the north west of Ireland.
    I’m in a line of traffic about 10th car, coming down a hill, the guy in 3rd or 4th place decides to overtake.
    Makes it past 2 cars and realises there’s a line of cars coming. He doesn’t try to pull back in at all, he just keeps going. The other line of cars realise that they’re going to hit head on if they keep going.
    The oncoming line stops dead in its tracks, from 50mph to 0mph on a national road so that this idiot didn’t cause an enormous pile up. The guy only just made it through because my line of cars slowed down too. I’ve never been as shocked by stupidity before.

  12. Miss. Lucinda Fountain says:

    I would love to be entered for this giveaway, as this book looks like a fantastic read! Thank you x

    {Email ~ lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk}

  13. Stephen says:

    The Gods of Random choose Julia. Even they don’t know why.

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