J. Grace Pennington, author of the excellent science fiction novel Firmament: Radialloy (that I reviewed here) has now branched out to another genre with a western mystery called Never, which will be released on November 23rd. And not only is she experimenting with a cool genre mix, she is also giving away a copy of the book. All you have to do to be entered to win is to take part in a simple and easy scavenger hunt.
Before I give the instructions for how to enter, here’s what the book you could win is about:
Travis Hamilton never expected to be a killer. One day he was studying to become a schoolteacher in the little western town of Spencervale, and the next he was sentenced to ten years hard labor in the Dead Mines outside town -- from which few return alive.
Ross Hamilton is no detective. But when his brother is convicted of murder, he has no choice but to abandon his ranch and do all in his power to find out just what happened the night of the killing, and who is really responsible.
Neither brother is prepared to be stretched and tested to his limits and beyond by an adventure that is much bigger than either of them ever imagined.
But in the next few days, they will be. The only way to survive is to never compromise.
Here’s how to enter to win Never:
Copy this code: ENYAW NHOJ
Then get the additional codes from other participating blogs, which will all be linked together for your convenience. The blog I’m linked to is: BushMaid
When you have gathered all the codes, send them to theauthor[AT]jgracepennington[DOT]com, and you’ll be entered to win a free copy of Never. Additionally, everyone who sends in all the codes will automatically win two Never-themed desktop backgrounds.
The giveaway starts today and will continue until 11:59 CST on November 22nd, the day before the release date.
Enjoy the scavenger hunt, and be sure to visit Grace's blog and website.
Never trivia: As with Grace's first novel Firmament: Radialloy, Never draws some inspiration from Star Trek--Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, to be precise. This film features one group accused of assassination and sent to work in some mines, while the other group remains behind to try to solve the mystery.
(c) 2012 Jonathan Garner