Thursday, January 10, 2013

Guest post: Kindle Fire HD Giveaway

Note:  This event is now over.


Guest Post

I have a guest post today from Jerry Hanel, author of the Brodie Wade Series.  He is giving away a Kindle Fire HD predownloaded with books by popular Indie Authors to one lucky winner in the U.S..  I was fortunate enough to be asked to contribute my Dralin Trilogy to it.  Here is his post explaining the giveaway.

Kindle Fire HD Giveaway

That’s right. You could win a brand new, fresh out of the box, Kindle Fire HD. And I know what you’re thinking: “WOW! Hey, how can I win this lovely item?”
See? I’m a mind reader.

The Kindle Fire HD!

To win the Kindle Fire HD, simply sign up for my newsletter. You will get emails from me on advance copies of my books, free ebooks from other authors and much more. I don’t send many newsletters (maybe four or five a year), so I promise not to flood your inbox with junk.
When you sign up, make SURE that you check the “Giveaway” box. That’s how I’ll know that you want to sign up for the giveaway promotion (and future giveaways, too!)
That’s it! If you have already signed up for the newsletter in the past, check to make sure that you have entered yourself in the “Giveaway” list. If so, you are ALREADY in this drawing!! If you’re not sure, just sign-up again. It will say “Error: This email already exists” if you’ve signed up before under any other newsletter list, but that’s okay. It will still take your entry. I’ve tested it to make sure.

Alternate Entries

If you want extra chances to win, then you can use any (or all) of the the alternate methods. I will count each item as one entry in the give-away. (NOTE: These are EXTRA entries, but the primary entry above is required to start the ball rolling.)
  1. post “I would like to enter to win the Kindle Fire HD.” on my facebook author page (not my personal page). I will accept that as one entry. You can post this ONCE per day as an additional entry each day!
  2. Become a fan of my facebook author page,
  3. Several authors have signed up to help support me in this give-away, and I would like to honor them by adding your name to THEIR newsletter systems. If you ALSO check the “Other Author Mailing Lists”, you will be added into some of the other authors’ (see below) mailing lists, and earn 5 entries just for checking that box when you submit your name!! You get 5 extra chances to win. These people are awesome folks, and I can personally assure you that they will not enter your name into any spam engines. Your privacy is a high concern to all of us.
On February 1, 2013, I will draw one entry from the pool of entries to determine the winner. The winner will be announced via the Newsletter system and must be claimed within 7 days.

But wait… there’s more!

I wouldn’t just give you such fancy gifts and leave you hanging. Nope. I took the time to write my favorite indie authors, and to my surprise, almost every one of them responded. Not only are you going to get sparkling new a Kindle Fire HD, these amazing authors are joining me in giving you copies of their ebooks, already installed on the device for FREE. That’s right, you get a brand new Kindle Fire HD AND plenty of brand new books already loaded on it to keep you reading for several days.
Remember those “Other Authors” I told you about above? Yeah, here they are.
You’ll start off with your own veritable library of great reading in the palm of your hand! From epic fantasy to paranormal mysteries, outer-space dramas and tales of the wicked to modern nostalgic mysteries with a splash of romance. I think we pretty much cover all of the bases, and there will be at least two or three books that will please every book reader out there.

The Authors and eBooks

Let me tell you about these wonderfully talented authors. I have come to know most of them through several online venues, and I can attest to the quality of the writing and their over-all nice-person status. I’ve read almost all of these books, and the ones I haven’t are already purchased and are in my to-read pile. I can promise that you won’t be disappointed! I have a wide range in books I like to read, so I hope you’ll be as enthralled with these novels and novellas as I have been. The authors really are great people, and I’m a huge fan of all of their works (hey, authors can be fans, too). I’m nearly beside myself with happiness that some of my favorite authors are joining with me to do this give-away.
If you win, you get all of these great reads pre-loaded on your Kindle Fire HD! All I ask is that if you read a book and like it, please share your joy as a kind review on Amazon for these great folks. A great review puts a huge smile in our hearts. It really is why we do this crazy thing called writing.

Victorine E. Lieske

Not What She SeemsA NY Times Best-Seller!
Steven Ashton, a billionaire from New York, and Emily Grant, on the run from the law…and when they meet he can’t help falling for her. What he doesn’t know is that interfering in her life will put his own life in danger.When billionaire Steven Ashton couldn’t stand his high society social life anymore, he left the stress of New York on a vacation for his soul. The need to meet real down to earth people led him to a small Nebraska town. He didn’t want to lie about who he was, but he couldn’t exactly tell them the truth.Emily could have easily fallen in love with Steven, under different circumstances, but her past was catching up with her and she needed a new life. If the authorities found out about her, she could lose the one thing that meant everything, her four year old son.
The Overtaking
Shayne Barlet has been kidnapped, his powers disabled and his memory altered. He’s having a bad day…and he doesn’t even know it. Shayne believes he’s living the ideal life. He attends a great school in the Midwest, gets along with his roommate, and has even met a girl who seems perfect for him.But it’s all a lie. His girlfriend is deceiving him, his roommate is in on it, and perhaps most unbelievably of all: he’s not from Earth. He’s not even human…and neither are they.As he discovers his own buried psychic abilities, Shayne realizes the only truth he’s been told is perhaps the most improbable one: his girlfriend, a member of the invasion force, seems to truly love him, even though her actions are rife with deceit.Shayne soon uncovers a vast conspiracy involving planetary conquest, erased memories, holographic worlds, and dark agendas. He vows to expose the truth, set his people free, and stop The Overtaking…once, and for all.
The Practice Date
Jane’s been in love with her best friend Lance since they were kids. Best friend, that is, until he ditched her for the more popular crowd. What’s a computer nerd doing spending time with jocks anyway?When he asks her for help getting a date to the prom with the most popular girl in school she almost tells him to take a flying leap. But she’d be spending time with him, teaching him to dance and he’d be holding her…that sounded like heaven.So she says yes.But how much practice can her heart take?

K.C. May

The Kinshield Legacy
Book 1 of The Kinshield Saga. A mysterious stone tablet with five magical gems has sat abandoned in a cave for two hundred years. The kingdom is in ruins, with only warrant knights to keep the peace. But then, the gems in the tablet, one by one, disappear. Warrant knight Gavin Kinshield is a man of many secrets. He’s the one deciphering the runes in the tablet. Unless he can find a suitable replacement, he’ll be Thendylath’s next king. All he really wants is the letter written by his ancestor Ronor Kinshield, the last man to see King Arek alive… a letter he must earn by tracking down a common thief. But when Gavin saves a woman’s life, what should have been a simple task draws him face-to-face with his nightmarish past… and the truth of King Arek’s demise.
The Wayfarer King
Book 2 of The Kinshield Saga. Beyonders, evil beings that materialize without warning from the realm of chaos, continue to invade the world of men, destroying everything — and everyone — in their path. The most powerful of them all, Ritol, has been confined for two hundred years inside the palace in Thendylath, trapped by King Arek’s magic. Having newly claimed the right to rule Thendylath as king, Gavin Kinshield has no money or army, but he’s determined to protect his people from the beyonder attacks. With his new power of Wayfarer, Gavin has the ability to journey to all seven realms. To end the invasion, he must travel to the realm of chaos and summon Ritol.

Larry Enright

A Cape May Diamond
Set in 1975 in historic Cape May, “A Cape May Diamond” is a story of life, love and a journey of a thousand years. 1975 was not a good time for anyone: the Vietnam War had just ended with the fall of Saigon, the world was mired in one of its worst recessions, and the crown jewel of the New Jersey shore was awash in neglect and disrepair and dying a slow death. Once the elegant summer home to presidents and kings, it had become the last refuge of the deposed and the final stop for Tom Ryan, a convicted draft dodger, a man whose journey down life’s crooked path was as inevitable as the stones that wash up on Sunset Beach. Tom went there to be forgotten, not forgiven. What he found among the things that even the ocean no longer wanted was a gem of a different sort.

Kevin Domenic

Key to the Stars
For nearly a decade, the race of sorcerers known as the Kyrosen lived in seclusion beneath the sands of the Mayahol Desert. After the death of his father during the Vermillion War, Sartan Truce rose to power as the rightful heir to take the reigns of his battered warriors. Although the planet’s natives did their best to drive the Kyrosen to extinction, Truce’s technological advancements served to both sustain his people and aid them in their fight for survival.And now his greatest weapon is a fourteen year old boy.
Alliance of Serpents
The Aeden Alliance served the galaxy for generations. A private military composed of a wide variety of races and species, the Alliance extended their offer of security and protection to any individual, nation, or world in need. But when a startling intelligence report uncovered evidence of a frightening new weapon, the Aeden Alliance had no choice but to intervene in order to keep such dangerous technology from falling into the wrong hands.And now the greatest danger to the universe is a fourteen year old boy.
Eye of the Tornado
Kindel Thorus hailed from the remote planet of Zo’rhan, a planet populated by a space-faring warrior race of the same name. Unmatched in combat and skilled in even the most advanced sorcery, Kindel led an armada of battle-hardened soldiers against those who sought to impose their might upon the weak and defenseless. Many feared him. Others revered him.And now his biggest threat is a fourteen year old boy.

John Carroll

Book 1 of the Dralin Trilogy: Many cities know the touch of evil and despair, but none are as bleak as Dralin. A young woman flees her past, making Dralin her destination. A young Guardsman with his own dark history hopes to make a difference in a city without hope. Is sorrow their only destiny, or can love redeem them? Two young girls raised in this city learn life’s hard lessons early. Will they be defeated by its evil?
Book 2 of the Dralin Trilogy: On Ebudae Pallon’s sixteenth birthday, she and her best friend Pelya are allowed into the city without escort. They visit the wonders of Carnival and make new friends. However, life in the city of Dralin is never simple . . . or safe.
Book 3 of the Dralin Trilogy: Sir Imbra has told Pelya that he would one day need her help. Will Pelya’s sword arm be enough to battle a power beyond anything she’s seen? Will Ebudae’s power overcome the might of potent magic? In a city filled with despair, can the hopes and efforts of such talented individuals win the day?

Glenn Bullion

My name’s Alex. I used to think I was normal. I have a job, an apartment, good friends. I have a sister I adore, and the most beautiful woman in the world happens to be my best friend. I see ghosts. So what, right? It’s on television all the time. All kinds of people see ghosts. But seeing ghosts turns into seeing demons. Seeing demons turns into walking through walls. It only keeps getting better. It just so happens I’m half demon, the only one of my kind.
Mind Slide
A random act of nature changed Mason’s life forever. He lost his parents on that fateful day, even his memories of them. But he gained something in return. Mason has the ability to “mind slide”, the ability to project his consciousness. He can be anywhere in the world. Watching. Listening.
A Witch to Live
Kevin always had one ability that set him apart from everyone else. Healing. He healed his classmate Rachel when they were six years old, even though it almost exposed him. He lost his parents after starting high school. Now a senior, he struggles to stay out of his sister’s way as she takes care of both of them. He sleeps on the couch in their one-bedroom apartment and walks to school. His sister is the only person he calls a friend. As if that weren’t enough, he discovers his power goes far beyond simple healing.Kevin is a witch.
Jack Kursed
The victim of a witch’s curse, Jack has been awake for two hundred years. Unable to die, unable to sleep, he’s trapped in a state of existence that no one can relate to, not even his vampire best friend Victoria. Using his unique condition, he has helped Victoria in keeping the supernatural world at bay. Evil vampires, werewolves, and monsters have all died at their hand. But he’s about to face his biggest challenge, eight-year-old orphan Tiffany.

Brent Nichols

Bert The Barbarian
It all started when he tried to end it all. Bert Hoover jumped from a bridge, only to be rudely rescued by a flying saucer. Now he’s on the backward planet of Mardalu, enslaved by the brutal Morans. His only friend is Janice, but she’s been sold into slavery as well.Escape won’t be easy, especially for a chronic under-achiever. After that, all Bert has to do is the impossible: find Janice, rescue her, and somehow find a way back to Earth.
Cinderellas Blues
A novella.Fancy shoes are the least of Cinderella’s problems. She’s met a boy she likes, but he’s got baggage – a murderous regent with armed henchmen. If she wants to dance with her prince, she’ll have to rescue him first. It’s time to take off the glass slippers and kick a little butt, or Cinderella will never survive until midnight.
Gears of a Mad God
Book 1 of the Gears of a Mad God series. Proper young ladies in the 1920s don’t get dirty, and they certainly don’t get into fights. But Colleen’s favorite uncle has died under mysterious circumstances, and she wants answers. When a sinister cult comes after her, she pushes back – hard. Soon she’s running for her life, hunted by the cult of Katharis and aided by a secret government agency. It will take all of her courage, all of her strength, and every steam-powered weapon she can devise to keep her alive long enough to unravel the mystery of her uncle’s death.
And of course, my own books!

Jerry Hanel

The Truth Has Teeth
A prequel and a novella to the Brodie Wade Series.A collegiate-aged Brodie Wade takes on his first cold case with Phil Dawson, who has finally risen to the rank of Detective. In this case, Brodie encounters a Truth manifestation like he’s never seen before–a werewolf. He must decipher the latest riddle before the werewolf hunts him down and tears him apart.
Death Has a Name
Book 1 of the Brodie Wade Series. There is a Truth that exists. It is active. Alive. It fights the bounds of reality to make itself known. It’s not my truth. It’s not anyone’s truth. It is The Truth. Psychic Detective Brodie Wade has been able to interact with The Truth since he was a child. It has scarred his mind and body, but it also gives him the ability to know things that he shouldn’t know. When Brodie encounters The Truth in its freshest forms, he has to struggle for his life and for his sanity. When The Truth confronts Brodie and tells him that he must protect the Third Key, Brodie must discover what – or who – The Third Key is before Death can regain his physical form.
Thaloc Has a Body
Book 2 of the Brodie Wade Series. The Truth returns to torment Psychic Detective Brodie Wade, and he is caught off-guard with three bizarre statements from the most unusual of sources. The Truth warns him – in its usual cryptic fashion – of his own death: in three days he will be married, then he dies. Detective Phil Dawson brings Brodie a set of three impossible cases. And Officer Jamie Stanford blindsides Brodie with a date… the first in his life. At every turn, The Truth seems intent on derailing everything, rambling about the existence of a creature named Thaloc. Can he solve the riddles before his own clock runs out?

Quick Recap!

Make sure you are listed under the “Giveaway” newsletter. And for additional entries, you can post (once per day) ”I would like to enter to win the Kindle Fire HD.” on my facebook author page and become a fan of my facebook author page. Earn 5 extra entries for checking the “Other Author Mailing Lists” box when you sign up.
Please spread the word, share the love, and let everyone know.
Good luck, and I can’t wait to see who wins!

Official Rules
Now, to be legal, I have to lay out the rules and deadlines for this giveaway. The contest for this prize begins as of 1/1/2013, and will end at midnight on 2/1/2013 (Central USA Time). Signing up for the newsletter list labled “Giveaway” qualifies as one entry, and is required for all alternate entries. Leaving an “alternate entry” post on my facebook author page (maximum of once per day) qualifies as one entry. For an additional alternate entry,
a person must click “Like” at
One entry will be drawn at random from the pool of qualified entries to determine the winner. If prizes are not claimed within one week of their name being announced, an alternate name will be drawn in their place. The winners will be notified via the Giveaway Newsletter option, and the user is responsible for making sure that the email is deliverable through their spam filters.


Christine D. said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I stumbled on it!

Can you please update my subscription setting so that I can get mail from other authors? I would love those +5 entries. Thanks again.

John H. Carroll said...

Hi Christine,

If you sign up for Jerry Hanel's newsletter, I'll let him know to share the email with the other authors. :)

Anonymous said...

So how do I enter

John H. Carroll said...

To win the Kindle Fire HD, simply sign up for Jerry's newsletter here: