I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and My Life With Books are co-hosting a giveaway blog hop dedicated to the much ballyhooed prediction that the world will end on December 21st. Well, as it happens that's exactly when this giveaway ends, too. So, you'd better hope the people wearing tinfoil hats inside their homemade bomb shelters are wrong, otherwise you won't be able to enjoy any of these great prizes on any of these blogs.
The idea behind the giveaway is simple: Which books would you save if the world was coming to an end?
I could provide plenty of suggestions, but I'm sticking with one incredibly talented author by the name of TOM PICCIRILLI. Which book? Any book.
For those who don't know, Tom has been dealt a bad hand in the form of brain cancer. He's soldiering through and some of the things he and his wife have written since his diagnosis and beginning treatment have been heartrending and heartwarming all at once. David Niall Wilson and everyone involved with Crossroad Press have done something rather magnanimous as a result of the news, and that's pledge 100% of all proceeds of each sale of a Tom Piccirilli book they have on their catalog to help Tom pay the exorbitant medical bills incurred because of this disease.
Incidentally, other publishers of Tom's work like Dark Regions Press and Chizine Publications have also stepped up this year to show added support for Tom. I'm unsure what other publishers have been so generous, but every little bit helps, I'm sure.
With regards to this giveaway, it ain't much, but I've got $15 in the form of a gift certificate to Crossroad Press that is going to one lucky winner (They sell e-books in all the major formats, so it doesn't really matter what kind of e-reader you have). You can browse the books (all conveniently listed here) to see what's available for purchase. You get some books, Tom gets some coin. It's win-win.
Technically, the winner will be able to use the gift certificate towards any of the books Crossroad Press has cataloged, but I'd encourage the winner--and everyone else for that matter--to throw a little love Tom's way.
JUST FILL OUT THE RAFFLECOPTER FORM TO ENTER. Everyone who enters gets one free entry, but you can earn two more entries spreading the word about the giveaway via some form of social media (check out the entry form for details).
Giveaway ends at midnight on December 21st, and I'll draw a winner at random on December 22nd. Anyone in the world can enter. Good luck to everybody--especially to Tom.