August 23, 2011

Book Trailer & Giveaway: A. Gordon Smith's "Lockdown"

I don't know about you, but I don't come across much teen horror in my reading, so when a book as well-received as Alexander Gordon Smith's Lockdown comes along, it's a welcome treat.

The Escape from Furnace series is already a successful one, with Lockdown and its sequels (Solitary and Death Sentence) already garnering plenty of positive reviews from readers, and two more books in the series (Fugitives and Execution) scheduled for release in 2012.

So, thanks to the folks at Macmillan Publishing, I'm able to offer a copy of Lockdown to one lucky blog follower (living in the U.S. or Canada).

To get an idea of what the book is about, here's a brief summary and a snazzy book trailer:

Beneath Heaven is Hell....Beneath Hell is Furnace! Furnace Penitentiary: the world’s most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth’s surface. Convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, sentenced to life without parole, “new fish” Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world.


  1. You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada.
  2. You must be a follower of the blog in some fashion (only one method needed): Google Friend Connect, Twitter, RSS, e-mail, etc ...
  3. Simply leave a comment on this blog post to enter, including the username you use to follow the blog, which method you use to follow, and an e-mail address so I can contact you if you win (i.e., emailaddress at gmail dot com).
  4. Giveaway is open until the end of September 4th, 2011, then I will randomly draw one winner on September 5th, 2011 and announce it on a separate blog post that day.
Sound simple enough? I sure hope so. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave a comment or send me a tweet or e-mail.

Good luck everyone!


  1. I've read very good reviews on this series.
    I follow you via email subscription
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  2. This does sound like a wicked-cool series.

    I follow you via e-mail subscription - and occasionally catch glimpses of you beaten in semaphore on the ultra-secret maritime rum-drum signal service.

    Steve Vernon

  3. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I follow via e-mail subscription as Suz!

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  4. This sounds like a good scary read! Please enter me in the draw!

    I'm an email subscriber.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  5. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a GFC follower under SusieBookworm.

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

  6. I would love to read this book, it looks good and scary. :) Thank you for sharing!

    GFC follower


  7. I follow you on the Twitter and suchlike.

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  8. I've been seeing this book all over and must have it to read.
    I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards


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