Giveaway – The Black Mausoleum (4/3/2013)

The second draft of The Black Mausoleum III: The Splintered God is done and I have written a memo to myself to write simpler plots in future. The Black Mausoleum is coming out in paperback soon and I have printed copies now, more than I know what to do with, so guess what’s up for this week’s giveaway…

The Black Mausoleum was a deliberate change of approach over the previous dragon books. Gone are the political machinations and the wheels within wheels – this is much more about survival and a rag-tag band of characters who really can’t stand each other. Probably the best cover in the series too. Signed and lined to the luck winner, of course.

You know, if you read it and like it, or read it and don’t, please put up a little something on Amazon. I try not to let the 1 & 2-star reviews that are basically a protest about not being able to get the book on Kindle in the US get to me, but actually they’re starting to. And if you know of anyone who does that, please point out that the only people who notice are the author, who has absolutely no say in what gets released in what form and what country and when, and the other potential readers. So if you like a series and you’re grumpy about it not being available, mail the publishers direct – they have the power and they don’t read amazon reviews.

Rant over…


Usual rules apply – comment here to be entered and I’ll pick a winner at random on Saturday 10th. Competition (as usual) is open worldwide. Outside Europe I ship by surface mail to keep the costs down so please be patient.


17 Responses to “Giveaway – The Black Mausoleum (4/3/2013)”

  1. laura says:

    Id love to win!
    Its my birthday on the 6th, this would make my week awesome!! :) x

  2. David says:

    I never grumble on Amazon reviews. Actually, I’ve never posted an Amazon review but if I win and I like the book, I’ll give it foive.

  3. Jo Hutchinson says:

    If I get a copy of the book I promise not to mention the kindle thing in a review.

  4. Sam Baskin says:

    Would love to win this. I try to review most of the books I read and post the reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

  5. pat spain says:

    This looks interesting, i love trying new authors.

  6. Joe Crenshaw says:

    Where are my draggunz?

  7. James says:

    I’m intrigued! Nice to find out about your work.

  8. Brandon Boss says:

    I’ve been trying to get my hands on this for a while, maybe today is my lucky day.

  9. Kris says:

    Would love to get it! Didn’t have much luck so far so maybe this is the dragon time!

  10. Thomas Eveleigh says:

    That draginnzes looks fierce!

  11. Raymond Just says:

    Another great story, thank you!

  12. Romeo Kennedy says:

    I have been after this for a while and it has proved a rather difficult task especially living in a county that time forgot being Cornwall (technology? We have only just got running water down ere!). Would absolutely love a copy! As we say down here (in the ass end of the U.K) proper job me ansome!

  13. Michael Ferslev says:

    Already own several of your books, would love to continue reading! Denmark represent!

  14. Rebecca Hadden says:

    Of my god oh my god oh my god!!

    What a fantastic competition! I would love to win as it would make me very very VERY happy to have a signed book from you (this would also really calm my nerves/make me forget about my A level results this week :S wish me luck!) I promise to continue to love you and read your books eternally.

    And don’t worry about the one/two star reviews get to you, if they wanted it that badly they’d get it in paper form like people did 10 years ago -.- Not EVERYTHING has to be electronic!

  15. Aleksandra Kesek says:

    I haven’t read this one yet and my blog needs some fiery dragon love.
    Btw you write amazing books, so those 1-2 star reviews are from dragon haters or those who don’t know dragons at all:-)

  16. Yagiz [Between Two Books] says:

    I don’t understand people stubbornly penalizing authors for being frustrated with the provider/publisher/middle man. It’s so irresponsible.

  17. Stephen says:

    The gods of random choose Pat!

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