How, you ask? Simple. Each time you help spread the word about An Order of Coffee and Tears, you earn entries for the giveaway. At the end of the giveaway, one entry will be randomly selected as the winner.
The more entries you have in the giveaway, the better your chances are to win the Amazon Kindle Fire HD. I’m only giving away one Kindle Fire HD, so you’ll want to better your chances with more entries.
How do you add entries? There are a number of ways available. Just remember, whether one entry or a dozen, you only need one entry to win the Kindle.
One Entry – Visit An Order of Coffee and Tears Facebook Page and click the Like button.
One Entry – Tweet about the giveaway. Note, one tweet per day.
Two Entries – Recommend An Order of Coffee and Tears to your friends on Goodreads. That is two entries per Goodreads recommendation. Note, you can only recommend to each Goodreads friend one time.
Three Entries – Share this giveaway on your Facebook Profile page. Note, only share once since each person has just one Facebook page.
Ten Entries – Purchase an eBook copy of An Order of Coffee and Tears.
Ten Entries – for each Gifted eBook copy of An Order of Coffee and Tears.
*During book giveaways (Amazon Free day promotions) purchases count as Two Entries – Just don’t forget to mention it.
When you will need to send entries? The best way to ensure your entries will be counted is to send them in as soon as you possible. When the giveaway closes on October 19th, I’ll be collecting all the entries, and then make the drawing.
What will I be doing during the giveaway? Check back on my blog from time to time where I’ll post the latest activities. I’ll also post the same activities on An Order of Coffee and Tears Facebook Page. If you have a question about what to do, don’t hesitate to send me a question. Just use my Contact form with a Subject: I’ve gotta question. I’ll try to reply as soon as I can.
When is the giveaway over? If your reading this then the giveaway has already started. All entries must be in by October 19th so that I have time to tally the counts and do the random drawing. Oh, and in case your wondering – that is Eastern Standard Time (EST).
When will I get my new Kindle Fire HD? Well, if your the lucky winner, you will have it in hand two days or so after you’ve exchanged shipping information with me. Of course… I have no control over any Amazon backorders, as is the case currently with the Kindle Paperwhite.
And some boring details – There are some limitations in this giveaway. Due to shipping requirements, I’ll be accepting entries for US addresses only. In addition, the end date may be extended due to any unforeseen circumstances or an unanticipated count of entries received.
Through the end of October check out the the GoodReads giveaway for An Order of Coffee and Tears and enter.
Latest edits are near complete for the final draft of An Order of Coffee and Tears – very exciting !!
With a new book cover design completing in the next week, the goal is to have my latest available online by mid August.
Wednesday and Thursday, 06-06-12 and 06-07-12, Superman’s Cape will be free to help kick off summer promotions for an upcoming release of a new book.
To help with the promotion I have the following bloggers and sites to thank.
KindleBoards – www.kindleboards.com
Free Kindle Books and Tips blog – www.fkbooksandtips.com
Bargain Book Hunters – www.bargainebookhunter.com
Free Kindle Fiction – www.thefrugalereader.com
Digital Book Today – www.digitalbooktoday.com
EReader News Today – www.ereadernewstoday.com
Pixel of Ink – www.pixelofink.com
Books on the Knob – http://blog.booksontheknob.org/
Stay tuned for some news about my upcoming book An Order of Coffee and Tears
My first blog entry on WrittenByBrian.
So welcome to the site.
What is new today?
A new story was born this morning. Love when that happens. Came out of nowhere. Sent the Prologue off to get some feedback while I think up the rest of the story. Title? None yet. But I’ll be certain to share it as soon as I have something to back what’s been written.
What else is new?
Sent An Order of Coffee and Tears off to the editor. Very excited about this book. While a bit outside the normal genre for me, I love the story. A contemporary women’s fiction the title came first, and the story second. And then the real story came out while I was writing it. Loved it at every stage.
How is my first novel doing? Superman’s Cape is doing quite well. While you won’t find it on the NY Times Best Sellers list, I can’t complain. Self publishing is still an experiment. Just feeling it out while I decide what to do next.
Some of the surprise with Superman’s Cape have been the reviews. Two of them I’d like to share here. These are wonderful.
From From Kindle Fire Department – they’ve written:
Superman’s Cape by Brian Spangler is a book that seems to be everywhere lately. People are talking about it, it’s got a cozy place on Amazon’s bestseller lists, and the cover depicting a lost boy in the woods is both mysterious and intriguing. But I think what appeals to people most about this book is the raw humanity behind its story of loss and perseverance. A lost boy in the woods who lost his single- parent mother who lost her husband, it sounds deeply heartbreaking, but thanks to Spangler’s sure hand guiding the story, there’s plenty of reason to be optimistic. For a touching story that resonates deep and treads the line between paranormal and suspense, you won’t do better than Superman’s Cape!
From IndieReader.com – they’ve written:
Five out of Five Stars
Verdict: Brian Spangler has written a mesmerizing and powerful tale about love, redemption, and the mysteries of life and death. Superman’s Cape is at once heartbreaking and inspiring.
Superman’s Cape is a spellbinding story about Sara Connely, a mother of two boys, who is rebuilding their lives after her husband was brutally murdered six months earlier. It is also the story of Jacob Hanson, a weatherman with a gift of sight, who is drawn into Sara’s life when Kyle, Sara’s eldest son gets lost in the woods just as a devastating hurricane is about to hit the town.
The story opens with the caw of a black bird setting a tone of foreboding as Sara approaches the doctor’s office for her five-year old son, Jonnie’s, appointment. As the story unfolds with haunting and heartbreaking details, we discover that Sara’s husband has been murdered in front of his children. This explains why Jonnie, who clings onto his blue blanket, also known as Superman’s Cape, is withdrawing and shutting down, Kyle, Sara’s twelve-year old son, is ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼angry, and the family is struggling to make ends meet until they can discover the whereabouts of their finances.
Bitter and resentful of his situation, Kyle runs into the woods, where he gets lost. He begins a battle to stay alive after he is injured, struggling against the threatening forces in the woods and the oncoming storm.
Jacob Hanson is a jovial weatherman who is prone to spells of “mental disruption”, a heightened sensitivity that allowed him to instinctively “know about things”. One day during a weather report, Jacob utters the words “Superman’s Cape”. Despite a recent seizure and medical examination, Jacob is compelled to be on the team that heads to the town to investigate Kyle’s disappearance in the woods and hurricane that approaches Sara’s town. Once in Sara and Jonnie’s presence, Jacob, Sara and Jonnie become part of a sublime experience that sends Jacob rushing into the woods saying “I need to get my son”, while Sara yells after him: “You save our boy, our son – don’t you let him die!”
Author Brian Spangler has written a powerful plot and his flawless writing effortlessly transitions between life and death, past and present and from one point of view to the next. Spangler’s narrative is rich and inviting; tantalizing the reader with his sensuous descriptions, keen observations of characters’ body language and penetrating details of their psyche and physical surroundings. Spangler’s concise descriptions are understated but speak volumes, for example when Sara tells the doctor about her husband’s murder: “She would tell him because she had no place else to go and nobody to give her the time to listen.”
Spangler’s characters are real and hypnotic. Spangler deftly captures the psychological and emotional state of each of his characters, revealing their weaknesses and strengths. Spangler’s astute perceptions of a mother’s love for her innocent children and the
descriptions of Kyle lost in the woods are extremely evocative and heart wrenching:
“More rain drops fell around him and some fell onto his fevered skin. Kyle’s eye
remained closed and his breathing deepened and then shallowed. And then his
breaths stretched further and further apart. He was dying.”
Brian Spangler has written a mesmerizing and powerful tale about love, redemption, and the mysteries of life and death. Superman’s Cape is at once heartbreaking and inspiring.
Reviewed by Maya Fleischmann for IndieReader.com 2012