Archive for the ‘Giveaways’ Category

TDV 110: The Noumenal Cleanse

August 29th, 2017 by Sharkchild

I was a lonely man—an outcast. I did not and could not enjoy small talk or friendly “hellos” with the people that intertwined with my daily activities. If even I were to offer money to the homeless, they would not take it from me. The reason was a perfect trifecta of parts: one part due to half my face and left eye looking like a caved in pie, one part due to my visceral, ultra-violent apparel and brash scampering in a black wheelchair with a lifeless lower body, and the last part due to my personality being uglier than the first two parts. I used my disfigurement and disability to frighten, harass, and even bully; it was my way of making an impression in the world—it was my way of feeling alive.

I set out daily to make others feel an ugliness within akin to the ugliness I exuded outwardly, and I succeeded with ease. Whether shock, bitterness, or anger, I fed off of the reactions I prompted. Animosity amongst strangers was much easier to harness and to accept than one friendship with an individual who could not look me straight in the face. I treated my family no differently, although they were strangers to me all the same.


GIVEAWAY

Comment on this post before 12:00PM PST on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 to be entered in a chance to win:

A SIGNED HARDCOVER COPY OF
THE DARK VERSE BOOK OF YOUR CHOICE

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Winners will be chosen at random (at random.org) from the entrants after the cutoff at 12:00PM PST on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 and will be announced by Sharkchild via email and on this post within 24 hours after the end of the contest.

The winners can be anywhere in the world! The winners must be at least 13 years of age. A winner must respond to Sharkchild’s email within five (5) days to claim a prize.

Winner:
lori byrd (23)

T-SHIRT ARTWORK

Here is a look at the t-shirt that John F. Stifter designed for THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 4 Kickstarter project launching on October 8, 2017!

TDV 109: Moongore

July 26th, 2017 by Sharkchild

Close your eyes and listen to my voice.

“Seep into darkness. Let body drift away. Let thought ease into solemnity. Feel your life force hum. Feel your essence radiate and transcend boundary. Feel those powers of will enable the travelling of spirit.

“Now, look anew, but not with your physical eyes; open the cosmic eye inside you and look over distances greater than numbering universes and their expanding boundaries. Look beyond the knowable and make what is secret, yours.

“There are fourteen moons we seek and fourteen of you. Each of you will discover one of these moons. You will visualize and study it in your wanderings. You will feel its rotation and its atmosphere and its character. You will take its terrain in your hands and let it crumble between your fingers. You will see its skies and know its planet. Its essence will fully be known to you, and, with practice—and purpose—you and it will become one.”


GIVEAWAY

Comment on this post before 12:00PM PST on Friday, July 28, 2017 to be entered in a chance to win:

A SIGNED HARDCOVER COPY OF
THE DARK VERSE BOOK OF YOUR CHOICE

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Winners will be chosen at random (at random.org) from the entrants after the cutoff at 12:00PM PST on Friday, July 28, 2017 and will be announced by Sharkchild via email and on this post within 24 hours after the end of the contest.

The winners can be anywhere in the world! The winners must be at least 13 years of age. A winner must respond to Sharkchild’s email within five (5) days to claim a prize.

Winner:
youree (34)

Book Giveaway 31

May 16th, 2016 by Sharkchild

This book giveaway is celebrating the awards The Spirit Collectors dark fantasy novel has picked up! Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Monday, May 16th to be entered in a chance to win one of the following:

Ten (10) signed hardcover copies of:
THE SPIRIT COLLECTORS

Winners will be chosen at random (at random.org) from the entrants after the cutoff at 10:00PM PST and will be announced by Sharkchild via email and on this post within 24 hours after the end of the contest.

The winners can be anywhere in the world! The winners must be at least 13 years of age. A winner must respond to Sharkchild’s email within five (5) days to claim a prize.

Winners:

Cathy Doyle (36)
Eivind H (41)
Philippe Fontaine (16)
Calum Sanderson (45)
Joe Burrell (37)
Tim (5)
Josh (42)
anigeek13 (50)
Jason Caldwell (53)
Brandon (49)


THE SPIRIT COLLECTORS

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2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards
Gold Medal Winner for Fantasy


2016 National Indie Excellence Awards Winner for Fantasy


2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalist for Fantasy

Book Giveaway 30

January 18th, 2016 by Sharkchild

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Monday, January 18th to be entered in a chance to win one of the following:

One (1) hardcover copy of
CLASSIC HORROR STORIES (BARNES & NOBLE COLLECTIBLE EDITIONS) 

One (1) hardcover copy for every 25 entries of
THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLOOD OF DEATH
OR
THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3: BEYOND THE GRIP OF TIME
OR
THE SPIRIT COLLECTORS

Winners will be chosen at random (at random.org) from the entrants after the cutoff at 10:00PM PST and will be announced by Sharkchild via email and on this post within 24 hours after the end of the contest.

The winners can be anywhere in the world! The winners must be at least 13 years of age. A winner must respond to Sharkchild’s email within five (5) days to claim a prize.

UPDATE #1: Second book in giveaway achieved!
UPDATE #2: Third book in giveaway achieved!

WINNERS:

CLASSIC HORROR STORIES
Mattias (3)

CHOICE OF BOOK
Sara Garcia (40)
Tiephaine (21)

H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION

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THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLOOD OF DEATH

THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3: BEYOND THE GRIP OF TIME

THE SPIRIT COLLECTORS

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The Dark Verse, Vol. 1 Second Edition Kickstarter

Book Giveaway 29

January 4th, 2016 by Sharkchild

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Monday, January 4th to be entered in a chance to win one of the following:

One (1) hardcover copy of
H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION

Two (2) hardcover copies of
THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLOOD OF DEATH
OR
THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3: BEYOND THE GRIP OF TIME

THREE WINNERS!

Winners will be chosen at random (at random.org) from the entrants after the cutoff at 10:00PM PST and will be announced by Sharkchild via email and on this post within 24 hours after the end of the contest.

The winners can be anywhere in the world! The winners must be at least 13 years of age. A winner must respond to Sharkchild’s email within five (5) days to claim a prize.

WINNERS:

H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

  • Sofia (12)


CHOICE OF DARK VERSE BOOK

  • Francis C. (10)
  • NechoVentsi (1)


H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION

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THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLOOD OF DEATH

THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3: BEYOND THE GRIP OF TIME

The Dark Verse, Vol. 1 Second Edition Kickstarter