This was a hard one. And I wasn’t even judging. (Thank goodness.)
There were thirty-two entries for the SWORN IN STEEL ARC giveaway. Thirty-two fun, clever, imaginative entries. I asked for you people to show your creativity, and you brought it in spades. It was an absolute joy to open each and every e-mail, to see each and every photo. You guys picked up the spirit of the contest and you ran with it.
Thank you. I wish my publisher had sent me a lot more ARCs.
As it is, the judges became deadlocked. It wasn’t possible to limit it to three. So there are going to be FOUR winners of SIS ARCs this time around, because I just don’t want to be that arbitrary.
Big congratulations to:
Sarah Keuper and her dangerous paper cutter
Ellen Cutter and her mini-mercenary
Rebekah Lund (and her dramatic sword Valermos)
Cindy Schwenzfeier, who was willing to sacrifice a wine glass for the cause.
Congratulations, and thanks to everyone who entered!
As for those of you who didn’t manage to score an ARC, I would like to send each of you a signed bookplate. Not the same as winning a book, I know, but at least something you can stick in your book (besides a sword/scissors/knife/baby’s tooth/whatever).
(This is the bookplate, btw…)
I will be contacting all the entrants to get mailing information, etc.
Thanks again for entering (and my appreciation to the people on Twitter who suggested ideas for the contest in the first place). This was a ton of fun. I’ll have to do more contests in the future.