Thank you for your interest in my next Riyria novel, The Death of Dulgath. This drawing is the first of what I hope will be several pre-release promotions for the ninth Royce and Hadrian book. If you aren't familiar with this new story, here is the "back-of-the-book" description:

Three times they tried to kill her. Then they hired a professional. She hired Riyria.

When the last member of the oldest noble family in Avryn is targeted for assassination, Riyria is hired to foil the plot. Three years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and a cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start their thieves-for-hire enterprise. Things have gone well enough until this odd assignment to prevent a murder. Now they must venture into a forgotten corner of southern Avryn—a place whose history predates the First Empire. As usual, challenges abound as they try to anticipate the moves of an unknown assassin before it’s too late. But that's not their only problem. The Countess of Dulgath hides a dark secret she's determined to keep hidden. Then there's the little matter of Riyria's new employer...the Nyphron Church.

A few things about this contest:

  • I'm giving away three copies of the trade paperback.
  • It's open to people in all countries.
  • Winner selection occurs at midnight EST Aug 18, 2015.
  • You can also enter a parallel giveaway on Goodreads.

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One last thing I should mention. If you are on Goodreads, you can increase your chances to win if you have shelved my books. Just input your URL to your goodreads profile, and I'll give you extra entries as follows:

  • 1 extra entry for including a link to your Goodreads' books page
  • 2 extra entries for each Omnibus Riyria book you have on your Goodreads' shelf (see list below)
  • 1 extra entry for each Riyria short story you have on your Goodreads' shelf (see list below)
  • 1 extra entry for each released Riyria Chronicle book on your Goodreads' shelf (see list below)
  • 5 extra entries if you have Death of Dulgath on your Goodreads' shelf
  • 5 extra entries if you are a member of the Dark Room Group*

Here's a list of the books that provide extra entries for the contest. If you click on the links, it'll take you to the Goodreads' page for each title where you can verify, and if necessary add, the book.

Riyria Omnibus Books:
Theft of Swords | Rise of Empire | Heir of Novron | Blood of Thieves

Riyria Short Stories:
The Viscount and the Witch | The Jester | The Thieves

Riyria Chronicle Books:
The Crown Tower | The Rose and the Thorn | The Death of Dulgath

Thanks again for the interest in my next book, and good luck on the drawing!

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Notes or Comments

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  • The Dark Room is a secret private group on Goodreads where I can:

    • Share information before it's publicly known
    • Offer extra "goodies" and giveaways
    • Find beta readers

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