Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

Some Goodreads Giveaways Worth Checking Out

I'm running a Goodreads Giveaway for the first novel in The Alchemancer series, The Five Elements. So far, about 330 people in the US and Canada have entered to win. The last time I ran a giveaway for this book, which was several years ago, the giveaway finished with about 750 entrees, so I’m happy with the results so far considering we’re only a week into this one.

But, as the title of this post suggests, my giveaway isn’t the only one out there worth considering. I’m a voracious reader myself, so occasionally I’ll take a look at the latest giveaways to see if anything catches my interest. Below are a few of those. If you’re a Goodreads user (and if you aren’t, why not?), then you might find these interesting as well.


First up is mine, of course. If you’re looking for a rip-roaring tale of adventure and tragedy, where great destinies are realized and dark plots revealed, take a look at The Five Elements. Keep your eyes open for another giveaway coming very soon for the second book in the series, The Nullification Engine.

Michael Sullivan’s First Empire series isn’t scheduled to start coming out until next year, but he’s running a giveaway for two limited edition, advanced reader copies of Rhune, the first novel in the series. This is going to be a series to watch, so why not get an early look?

John Kerry is an unread author for me, so when I saw the graphic to the right featured as part of his giveaway of two copies of Eden at the Edge of Midnight and gave the blurb a read, I knew I had to enter. Eden at the Edge of Midnight

Blackbeard? Seafaring adventure? Set in the “Golden Age” of piracy? No need to read further for me. I entered McLean’s giveaway for one copy of Blackbeard’s Freedom without hesitation. 24949085

Free Kindle Giveaway

Kindle Fire

Over the past several months, I’ve been helping to sponsor the Free Kindle Giveaway promotion, where participants have a chance at winning a free Kindle Fire or $139 in PayPal cash. Entering is easy. Take a look at the form below or visit the site, select one or more (more is better because it increases your odds of winning) entries from the list, enter the required information, and hit ‘enter.’

For example, to enter the giveaway by signing up to my mailing list, scroll down to “Join Scott Marlowe’s Mailing List,” provide your email, and you’re done.

Signing up to my mailing list gives you all of the usual benefits: you’ll find out about new releases first and, as a subscriber bonus only, receive a free copy of each Assassin Without a Name title as it’s released. Next up is Thief’s Gambit, currently in final editing, meaning it should be done soon.

While you’re there, of course sign-up for as many mailing lists or give other authors a Facebook like or Twitter follow.

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Some April Giveaways

I thought I'd pass on a few opportunities readers have to get my books via giveaways and such.

1. Momma Says Read "Big Launch Giveaway Blitz"

Momma Says Read is a new site "dedicated to connecting readers with new and wonderful books". As part of their month-long launch of the site, they're giving away a TON of eBooks via various giveaways. You can enter to win a copy of The Five Elements. Winners announced at the end of the month.

2. LibraryThing Giveaway

Another way to get yourself a free copy of The Five Elements is over on LibraryThing where I am currently running a member giveaway. There is a stipulation on this one that if you win, you'll leave a review somewhere, so keep that in mind before you enter.

3. Second Edition Re-launch of The Hall of the Wood

I'm working on a second edition of the The Hall of the Wood. New cover (as shown), new editor, new extended conclusion where you'll see the final battle between the invading goblin army and those protecting the Simarron Woods and the Hall. If you'd like a free, no obligation copy of the 2nd edition eBook, just join my mailing list before the release. You can unsubscribe the second after you download your free copy or you can stick around and see what else comes your way.

4. eBook/Review Exchange

Readers of this blog can always get a free copy of either of my eBooks for nothing if you'll agree to leave me a review. Lots of people have taken me up on the offer. See here for more details.

Smashwords eBook Sale Until EOY 2013

You can get either The Five Elements or The Hall of the Wood (or both) for 99 cents each as mentioned below or for free if you agree to write a review. More details here if you're interested in exchanging a review for a free eBook.

From now until the end of 2012 2013 readers of this blog (and the various places to which it gets syndicated) can buy The Five Elements and/or The Hall of the Wood for the low, low price of $0.99 from Smashwords using the coupon codes below.

Sometimes I lower the price to $0.99 for limited amounts of time, so you obviously do not need the coupons during those promotions. My prices are always reasonable, though, so if you've a favorite eRetailer click the links to the right to get more info or click-through on one of the following links to visit Smashwords.

The Five Elements


The Hall of the Wood


Any problems, let me know. Feel free to send this offer around, too. More the merrier.