The sun sets before you get to leave work. The line at the coffee shop is at its seasonal high. The grocery store is always packed. You might get a few extra days off from work, but you’ll probably spend most of them driving in slow-and-go traffic and icy, windy, or just plain miserable conditions. And I won’t even start on the family gatherings. No matter how much you love your kith and kin, there’s bound to be an awkward moment just waiting for you.
You deserve a winter pick-me-up!
And while I’d love to give everyone in the world a big glass of holiday egg nog (or my delicious vegan nog), I only have so many glasses. So instead I’m giving away two copies of the audiobook of Skinwalkers! It’s just the thing to put on when you’re headed over the river and through the woods, or when you’re hitting the gym after too many cookies.
In fact, I’d go so far as to claim that Skinwalkers is the perfect holiday read. Reading about peril, mystery, and the threat of being eaten alive really helps put your own problems in perspective. Being forced to listen to twenty hours of Wham’s “Last Christmas” isn’t nearly as painful as being crushed by an ogre! And if you think your family has problems, wait until you hear about Jendara’s. Still, it’s that bond of love that matters in the end—and nothing warms the heart like a family coming together to fight all odds.
Plus, it’s, well, free.
Just drop me an email at wendy @ winniewoohoo.com with the subject line “Free audiobook” before midnight on Thursday, 12/17—that’s right, you can do it while you’re waiting for the premiere of The Force Awakens to start! I’ll draw two winners at random on Friday morning and let them know via email.
Edited 3/20/2014: The contest is now closed. I’ll be announcing winners on 3/22. Thanks to everyone who entered!
I’m taking part in Crossing the Streams 2014, an awesome book giveaway contest where readers have the opportunity to win a lot of books from twenty exciting writers of fantasy and science fiction. Here’s how it works.
Each author is running their own book giveaway on their site, and you’re welcome to enter every author’s contest. Two winners will be selected for each site (although each author will have their own criteria for winning–pay attention when you’re signing up!), but every single person who enters the contest will also be entered into the Super Prize Drawing, where you can win the mega-package of a signed book from each and every one of us. That’s right: you could win nineteen amazing books! (I know I said there were twenty writers and nineteen books–two of the authors work together as a team.)
You may only enter once. Send an email to wendy at winniewoohoo dot com, with CROSSING THE STREAMS as the subject line. In your email, tell me about a mother you think should be recognized for her awesomeness–maybe she’s your mom, maybe she’s a historical figure, it doesn’t matter. You can write as little as one sentence or as much as a few paragraphs, but please know that by submitting, you consent to let me quote your entry and use your name on my blog. (I’m writing a big post about amazing mothers, and if you say something really great, I want to share it.)
One winner will be selected based upon how interesting your entry is. The other will be chosen totally at random! And of course, every entrant will be entered into the Massive Multi-Author Contest (MMAC?).
Entries must be received between February 19th and March 19th, 2014.
What you win:
I’ll be giving away signed copies of Skinwalkers, my new Pathfinder Tales adventure novel. The book isn’t due out until mid- to late-March, so you might have to wait a few weeks before I can actually mail it to you. But don’t worry, you’ll get it!
Why don’t you go check out the other authors who are participating in this great giveaway? I can promise you: they’re all terrific writers with amazing projects out in the world.