May 25, 2011

Splash Into Summer Giveaway: #SupportTheLittleGuy

I've hosted a few book giveaways on this blog, but this is my first blog hop. These things are always a fun way to discover blogs--and win a book or two if you're lucky.

So, for this time around I am offering a few books as prizes from authors you may not have heard of, but show a great deal of promise. On Twitter, author Brandon Layng started a campaign called #SupportTheLittleGuy as a way for readers and writers to help get the word out on up-and-coming authors in need of whatever exposure they can get. I like that sentiment, not only as an obscure writer, but because I have discovered a great number of talented storytellers through word of mouth on blogs and Twitter that I would otherwise likely never have discovered.

So, I have two giveaways: one is fantasy and science-fiction, the second is for the horror fans.

Giveaway #1: Push of the Sky by Camille Alexa and Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits by Cate Gardner

These two authors know how to blend weird and wonderful in their stories. Each short story collection offers a great glimpse at what we can expect in the future from these two. For a closer look, you can read my reviews of each collection by clicking on the following links: Push of the Sky; Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits.

Giveaway #2: 52 Stitches by Aaron Polson and Courting Morpheus by Jodi Lee

If you're looking for something a little darker in your short fiction, here are two anthologies that may be just what the doctor ordered. Aaron Polson brings together fifty-two pieces of flash fiction all with a clear horror vibe, while Jodi Lee offers up a slew of authors all using her fictional town of New Bedlam as the backdrop for their sinister tales. You can read my reviews of these anthologies by clicking on the following links: 52 Stitches; Courting Morpheus.

And, after you've thrown your name in the hat for one-or-both of these prizes, be sure to check out the other giveaways taking place this week. There are well over 300 blogs participating, so you're bound to find a few giveaways that will appeal to you. Good luck!

THE RULES: If you live in Canada or the United States you're eligible, so simply fill out the form below and that is it. Too easy, right? You don't even have to be a follower of this blog to be eligible, though it is appreciated. So, what are you waiting for?

Giveaway ends on May 31st at midnight, and the winners will be announced on June 1st.


  1. Thanks for the opportunity.

  2. Love the covers on the giveaway #1 books, I'd enter if I was in North America, but alas I'm not.

  3. Ryan - You're quite welcome.

    Ellie - The covers are great. If you happen to own a Kindle, Strange Men is going for an obscenely low £2.13 right now.[link]

  4. THANK YOU so much for the awesome giveaway! those books sound great!