TWO Contests for the Price of One!

It’s not even Thanksgiving, and Brent’s already breaking out a Christmas tree?

I recently passed the 1,000 fans mark on Goodreads, and I thought I should do something cool to celebrate that.

First, a contest just for those of you who are following me on the book sharing/reviewing site Goodreads. So if you’re a member of Goodreads, simply go to this page on Goodreads, and put in your info, and you will be entered into a drawing to win one of five signed, lined, and personalized paperback copies of The Black Prism. This contest will be open to readers worldwide.

We’re hoping that we’re doing this early enough so that you could give these books as a Christmas present if you so chose, and have them even arrive on time. (No promises, but we will push them out the door as soon as we can.)

That contest got me so excited for Christmas that I didn’t want to leave anyone out! Although, I suppose it is the nature of contests to leave someone out. Therefore, perhaps, I’m not being nice. I’m just hoping to expand the pool of losers! Muhahaha!

So, a second contest: the Brent’s Funtastic Photobomb Contest.  Take a picture of any one of my books (must be identifiable) in any exciting, interesting, exotic, or funny locale. Sadly, I’m going to have to ask you to keep it appropriate. I will post the very best photos on my website, but winners? There can only be one.

Yay, more losers! Why can there be only one winner? Because the prize is so stinking cool. (To clarify: the picture does not have to be an actual photobomb. And, although I appreciate a good photoshop job as well as anyone, photoshopped pictures will not be eligible for The Grand Prize. Obviously, touching up a real photo is fine. You know what I mean.)

The Grand Prize winner will receive a signed, numbered copy of the sweet, sold-out, limited edition of Perfect Shadow. (I’m at the mercy of when I get my own copies of this, but if you win, I will ship it immediately, so you might be able to get it in time for Christmas.)

To enter, submit your photo to by December 5 at 5PM Pacific Standard Time.

16 thoughts on “TWO Contests for the Price of One!

  1. Trevor says:

    Does it have to be a physical copy of the book, or would a Kindle with your book open work?

    1. brent says:

      Although I’m a big fan of the Kindle (especially when travelling), for the sake of this contest, since it is sort of a visual deal, I am going to ask that you limit it to physical books.

  2. Nicole says:

    OMG i’m so happy right now. I’ll grab my fathers awesome camera and try some pictures. *has set her eyes on the grand prizes*. that is so awesome that you would do something like that for your fans Brent 😀

  3. Isabelle says:

    Are we limited to one entry?

    1. brent says:

      No, you are not limited to one entry! We are going to limit it to five, though.

  4. syku says:

    I WANT! I thought all chances to get my hands on that book were gone. So glad you’re doing this, thanks Brent. Definitely going to have an entry for you

  5. Khardan says:

    Is the second constest open to readers worldwide as well? If it is, is there any problem with using the locale version of your books?

    1. brent says:

      Yes, you can absolutely use whatever version of the book is published in your area.

  6. AJC says:

    May the picture contain more than one of your books? Like the entire Night Angel Trilogy?

    1. brent says:

      Yep, definitely.

  7. khardan says:

    About the use of photoshop, what are the accepted uses? Is there any problem if I change a little bit the photo’s use of lights? Or if I change the eyes’ color of someone? Could someone appear in the photos?

    1. brent says:

      Enhancing a photo is fine. More what I meant was not photoshopping my book into President Obama’s hands or something. Touching up a photo a bit is totally fine.The line is probably a bit fuzzy, to be quite honest. But what I’m saying is, that I’d find a real photo of a guy reading my book on a tank more impressive than kittens with laser beams coming out of their eyes, jumping off of Darth Vader’s head to grab my book.

  8. Isabelle says:

    Will we be judged on the quality of the photo as well as its content?:P

  9. Gloria says:

    Could we possibly photoshop two original photos together as long as it looks real…example: in order to identify the book if the photo is a silhouette?

    1. brent says:

      Yes, that’s fine!

  10. Kira4Inu says:

    When will the winners be announced?

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