Tuesday, May 22, 2012

2012 Summer Author Giveaway - Enter to Win!

I have combined efforts with Muzna Shafi of Imagination Station and Scott at Indie Book Blogger for a great giveaway this upcoming month. But this time it isn't just for books. This June’s giveaway will include an assortment of contests that appeal to a variety of readers. For entry into many, simply liking an author’s website, book fan page, or following their blog will count as an entry. For others, you can enter the contests by purchasing ebooks. The prizes will include: two sets of shirts, the grand prize of a signed copy of all three of my books, and three individual prizes of one signed book each. I will include bookmarks and stickers in with the winners’ prize packages. In addition, some winners will receive ebooks of Invisible Dawn and A Life of Death. And, there will also be a grand prize of Madelin’s journal from Invisible Dawn, Book One of Altered Realities; a leatherbound, handmade journal with handmade paper containing a collection of her journal entries throughout the series and others that are completely separate. This is a one of a kind prize.

To enter, follow the Rafflecopter widget on the Summer Giveaway page in the top right and enter through as many of the options as you'd like to get the most entry points. Here's a breakdown of how you can enter and how many points they are worth:

1 point - "Like" this Blog Post
1 point - Follow Weston Kincade's Blog
1 point - Follow Imagination Station's Blog
1 point - Follow Indie Book Blogger's Blog
1 point - Tweet About the Giveaway (No more than once per day)
2 points - "Like" Invisible Dawn on Facebook
2 points - "Like" A Life of Death on Facebook
2 points - Follow @westonkincade on Twitter
3 points - Purchase one of Weston Kincade's Books in ebook or print - A Life of Death, Invisible Dawn, or Strange Circumstances

And what many artists at heart will enjoy, are the contests for character art and cover art.

I am accepting submissions of character art including 3D graphics images and other varieties for A Life of Death and Invisible Dawn. The winners will be selected as part of my Artistic Team and their work will be used in future covers, advertisements, and/or memorabilia. The artist's name, site, and/or email will also be listed, but by submitting the artist agrees that the image is solely their creation and property and gives the author every right to use the image. The runner up in these contests may also be contacted for future creations. Their second place image will also be used for future advertisements and products. All character artwork should be at least 800x800 pixels and 300 dpi, but can be larger and do not need to be square.

Finally, the cover art contest will be separate. Artists will be competing to create the cover for Book Two of Altered Realities, entitled Salvation. For artistic fans of Invisible Dawn, this will be your chance to actually have a hand in the creation of the sequel and truly be responsible for the first impression readers get when they look at the book. 3D graphics images and all other artwork will be accepted for this front cover submission. The image will need to be 1800 pixels (wide) x 2700 pixels(vertical) and at least 300 dpi.

All art submission should be emailed to wakincade (at) gmail (dot) com.

All contests will end June 30. However, readers and visitors alike will get the chance to vote on their favorites of the submissions from July 1-7. Within the following week, the winners will be announced.

If you're a blogger interested in promoting this giveaway, feel free to grab the widget from Rafflecopter and/or link to this page.

Weston Kincade ~ Author of Invisible Dawn, A Life of Death, and Strange Circumstances

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Today was supposed to be a great Saturday, one where you could get A Life of Death free. Unfortunately, Amazon seems to be having some issues and even though it says the sale is happening, the ebook is still listed as $2.99. I have inquired with them and will keep you posted as to what's going on.

Although most of the day has vanished, Amazon has fixed the problem and A Life of Death is now free for the remainder of the evening. Please enjoy your copies and Alex's story.

Weston Kincade ~ Author of Invisible Dawn, A Life of Death, and Strange Circumstances

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Okay, a good writing friend of mine, Scott Rhine, is having wonderful success with his newest series, Temple of the Traveler. I read and edited the books for him and loved them, but evidently so does everyone else. The book is ranked #4 in Epic Fantasy right now, quite an accomplishment with all those other books out there. If you like Fantasy, magic, witty interjections of comedy, all in a story like George R.R. Martin's wonderful A Song of Ice and Fire Series, you need to grab a copy.
The sequel, Dreams of the Fallen, is free today only, and the first book in the series, Doors to Eternity, is only $ .99 cents. Two books for less than a dollar. You can't beat it.

Weston Kincade ~ Author of Invisible Dawn, A Life of Death, and Strange Circumstances