Win a print ARC of The Crystal Warrior

**Sunday 11 May 2014: This giveaway is now closed and a winner has been announced. Thank you to all my subscribers! 

:-) Maree


I haz exciting news!

I’m THIS close *pinches thumb and forefinger together* to releasing my first ever indie print book; The Crystal Warrior :) 

The release was slightly delayed because after receiving the 6×9″ proof, we decided to 1) change the book’s print size to 5×8″, and 2) change the interior font… which led to CAE having to design another cover, plus a whole heap of mucking about with formatting and PDF creation that I won’t go into because it was uber-frustrating to say the least.

But we got there in the end. And the good news is that two proof copies are winging their way from America to New Zealand by courier, with an ETA of Friday 25th April.

Can’t wait to see them. I mean, I thought the previous 6×9″ print proofs looked pretty darned great (see photo below) but CAE (Cover Artist Extraordinaire) reckons these new ones will be even prettier.



Hang on, I hear you say. Did you happen to mention two print proofs?

Yep. Indeedy I did. Because when confronted with the prospect of paying US$35 in courier fees to ship one print proof to NZ, and US$37.00 to ship two proofs, it seemed rather daft to stint on two more bucks and only ship one. Right?

Right! So what that means is I’ll have a spare print proof of The Crystal Warrior. And, as you might have noticed from my previous post (with the photo of Twinkie perched on my bookcase), my bookshelves are, like, already overflowing. And what that means is there’s gonna be….


I have one print ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) of The Crystal Warrior up for grabs.

Please note this ARC giveaway is a “Thank you!” to those who’ve subscribed to my newsletter, and put up with me changing both the format and the way newsletters are delivered.

Therefore: this offer is exclusive to newsletter subscribers only.

Current subscribers are automatically entered in the draw.


If you’re not currently a newsletter subscriber, but you’d still like to go in the draw to win an Advanced Reading/Review Copy of The Crystal Warrior:

Please type your name and email address into the “Subscribe to My Newsletter” form located on the sidebar of any page of my website.

You must be subscribed before Saturday 10th May 2014 at 10 pm New Zealand time to be automatically entered into the draw.


A note about this ARC: since it has been printed prior to a final read through to catch any errors, there may be some errors in the text that aren’t present in the final book.

Other stuff you need to know:

  • Giveaway closes Saturday 10th May 2014 at 10 pm New Zealand time.
  • Giveaway is exclusive to newsletter subscribers only.
  • Re-sale of this Advanced Reading Copy is prohibited.
  • This contest is open internationally.
  • Only one entry per household, please.
  • No purchase is necessary to enter.
  • A winner will be chosen randomly from newsletter subscribers using
  • The winner’s name will be posted on this website on Sunday 11th May 2014.
  • The e-mail address you used to subscribe will be the one used to contact you should you win.
  • The winner will be requested to provide a mailing address for me to post out the ARC.
  • If the winner fails to respond to my request for a postal address by Saturday 17th May, another winner will be drawn.
  • Void where prohibited.


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