Tomorrow’s the big day when Marseguro officially hits bookstore shelves, and today was the big day when my author’s and promotional copies finally arrived from Penguin Canada. (Yay!)
And so, with great fanfare, I announce the Great Marseguro Book Give-Away Contest!
Here’s how it’s going to work. I’m going to give away one signed copy of Marseguro a week in February. All you have to do to enter this first week is either (a) leave a comment to that effect (with a valid email address) on this post or (b) send an email to edward(at)edwardwillett.com. That’s it! This week’s contest closes at midnight on Sunday, February 10. I’ll then put up a new post for next week’s contest. If you don’t win this week, you’re welcome to enter again next week! (When I send out the email announcing the winner, I’ll ask everyone who entered this week if they want to keep their name in the draw for the next week.)
Tell your friends! Tell your enemies! Pass this along!
And just as a reminder, here’s the back cover copy of the book:
Marseguro, a water world far distant to Earth, is home to a small colony of unmodified humans known as landlings and to the Selkies, a water-dwelling race created by geneticist Victor Hansen from modified human DNA. For seventy years the Selkies and the unmodified landlings have dwelled together in peace, safe from pursuit by the current theocratic rulers of Earth—a group intent on maintaining human genetic and religious purity.
Then landling Chris Keating, a misfit on any world, seeks personal revenge on Emily Wood and her fellow Selkies by activating a distress beacon taken from the remains of the original colony ship. When the Earth forces capture the signal and pinpoint its origin, a strike force, with Victor Hansen’s own grandson Richard aboard, is sent to eradicate this abomination.
Yet Marseguro will not prove as easy to conquer as the Earth force anticipates. And what Richard Hansen discovers here may alter not only his own destiny but that of Marseguro and Earth as well…