My author’s copies of the UK/Aus/NZ edition of COLD FIRE arrived today. It’s visually a striking book, and I feel I can safely say that since I had nothing to do with the illustration or design (although I did help write the back cover copy).
In celebration I want to do another giveaway, this time for a SIGNED copy of the book (it can be personalized if you so desire but doesn’t need to be).
The theme of this contest relates to the Cold Fire sentence I quote in the title of this post.
I had never in my life been too stunned to eat.
Cat spends a lot of COLD MAGIC thinking about food and wishing she had food and finding food to eat and relishing the food she does have to eat.
Food plays an important role in COLD FIRE as well, as the people who have read it already know. Yes, the photo below is of a papaya tree. You know why, and the rest of you (those who read the book) will find out.
Here are the rules.
1) Anyone can enter internationally, no region restrictions. However, please note if your mailing address falls into the US/Canada/NA region (see #4 below)(no need to specific where exactly).
2) One entry per person, please.
3) Comment below on a favorite comfort food. Your answer can be terse (chocolate) or long-winded. Feel free to entertain me.
There will be three winners:
3a) One drawn randomly from all people who comment below, worldwide.
3b) One drawn randomly from that subset of people who, living in North America, cannot buy the book until later this month, unlike you fortunate peeps in the UK/Oz/NZ region who can already find it on shelves.
3c) One entry that strikes my fancy for whatever random reason I so choose.
4) Comments will be open from NOW until Monday midnight HT (Hawaiian Time) 5 September. [if you don’t see your comment show up immediately it will be because I may be offline for long periods this weekend, so be patient!]
The last contest, by the way, was won by Claire dT (Australia) and Cynthia B (USA).
[See this post for information on how to purchase a signed copy of the USA edition of COLD FIRE, to which I will include a little pamphlet of a bonus chapter. You can also just email me for a copy of the signed chapter, which I’ll be posting online 26 Sept.]
After the weekend is over, I will return to a more usual posting program, with a less relentless “my book just came out” focus.