Those of you who come to this site regularly know I like to give away books. And I particularly like to give away, to my US readers, books that are only available in the UK so far. But notice how that number is shrinking! Second Hand Heart is now available in a US edition. When I Found You will come out in the US this month.
But not this one, on the left. Not yet. This is my brand new Don't Let Me Go. It came out in the UK last Thursday. So it's not available in the US now. Except the ones I'm about to give away on this blog!
Here's where the "plus" comes in. I have a friend and former writing student (but she's no student now--she made it!) named Joan Swan, who did a giveaway for three copies of this book on her site. And she made me some genuine swag. I mean, not like my simple bookmarks swag. Fancy swaggy swag. Bookmarks with glittery ribbon, and a charm of the book cover on one end, and a charm of a key and a heart (what could be better for Don't Let Me Go, right?) on the other end. And when her giveaway was over...she sent the leftover bookmarks to me. To do with as I choose.
I want to give them away.
So here's the deal. I love my UK readers. And I don't want to ace you out of any giveaways. But you can buy the book very easily. So here's what I'm going to do. If I choose US winners, I'll send you a copy of the book, and a bookmark to go with it. If I choose UK winners, I'll send you just a bookmark to go in your own book. Fair?
Here's what you do to get into the running. I'm sure you know that I want to bring more people to my website. That's why I put giveaways on my blog, not on the social networking sites only. There's no obligation, of course, but I'm hoping that while you're here, you'll look around. So if you leave a comment on this blog post with any kind of site feedback, you're entered to win. This could be a page you like, a page you wish I had but I don't...I'm open.
I'll start by choosing three winners. But I have a few more author copies and a few more bookmarks. So if you don't win on the first round, please stay tuned.
Okay, here's who came out of the hat. Elaine Allen. Nikki-ann. And Cathe Olson. Small bit of good news for the rest of you. I'm going to give away three more of these closer to the end of the month. And I'm holding your names over. You'll automatically get another shot in the next giveaway. Darn it! I want you all to win. I wish I had more books.