To celebrate the release of To Save a Race I’m running a giveaway! This time there’ll be three tiers to the giveaway–first and second place and a grand prize. What all do you need to know? Read on to find out.
I know, if you’ve been following me for any length of time, you’ve heard about To Save a Race. However, there are those who’ve not heard; so I’ll share anyway.
“Noise filled the city. Vendors hawked their wares, while rumbling motorcars competed with horse drawn carriages for room on the narrow streets. People rushed along the sidewalks, anxious to finish their business and be home before the sun’s protective light faded. A tall, muscular man moved gracefully among them all, swinging his cane as he walked. His dark hair soaked up the sunlight while his ebony eyes took in his surroundings with an easy nonchalance. A stray noise caught his attention and he spotted a disheveled man backed up against a brick wall. Two burly men advanced on the smaller one, their quarry’s green eyes darting like a hart caught in the cross hairs of the hunter.”
Nubbikford isn’t the safest place for the average citizen to wander, especially at night, but like most cities, it has its own pleasant places.
“A cough brought her out of her reflections, quickly followed by another that wracked her body. The smell of coal, oil and dust filled the air. Arianna didn’t have to look up to know they were passing the factories. Nubbikford boasted two main industries: canvas and automobiles. The buildings faced each other across the crowded thoroughfare, and seemed to compete to see who could belch the most noxious fumes into the atmosphere. Arianna felt sorry for the workers who endured the foul smells day in and day out. She knew many of them were Tantulians and had no say in their situations. She’d never met one, but any time she’d complained about chores, Uncle Marcos had always told her to be thankful she wasn’t a Tantulian. She shifted in her seat.
Kenden smoothly turned a corner. “It’s not much further. We’ll be there shortly.”
Arianna smiled her thanks and peered ahead, waiting for that first glimpse. She hadn’t been to the castle often, but occasionally Uncle Marcos had taken her with him when she was little. She remembered the thrill that would soar through her as they rounded the curve and the castle loomed at the top of the hill.”
When Duke Callon divorces his wife and decides on an uncanny way of choosing his next duchess, Arianna’s left with little choice. Faced with the intricacies of politics, Arianna struggles to find her place. Just as she thinks she has her footing, a decree, issued with the blessing of her husband, calls for the extermination of her entire race.
A young innocent girl, a capricious duke, and a decree that will change everything. What will it take to save a race?
Follow along in this one of a kind Steampunk Biblical retelling of an Old Testament classic by Kandi J Wyatt.
Where can you get your own copy of To Save a Race? At your favorite retailer.
With the steampunk vibe of the book, I wanted to find something that would go along with that. So, I contacted a local artist I know who does wonderful jewelry and asked if she had anything already made. Although she didn’t have anything ready, she eagerly went to her workshop and made up four necklaces for me to choose from. The butterfly caught my attention right away.
First and Second Place:
For first and second place, I’m giving away ebook copies of To Save a Race. I have mobi which is what Kindle uses, epub–perfect for iTunes–and pdf for those who just use the computer.
This gorgeous steampunk butterfly was handmade by Shawn Tempesta artist at Second Street Gallery and Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio both in Bandon, Oregon. The necklace itself contains watch body and parts, Swarovski crystals, and a brass chain which adjusts to 20, 21 and 23 inches. If that wasn’t enough, I’m also adding in a paperback copy of To Save a Race. The total value is $60.
How to Enter:
There are multiple ways you can enter to win, most of them being through the internet. However, those who are local have the opportunity to earn two entries by coming to Langlois Public Library on Wednesday, March 28 at 6:00 pm for my book reading. Use the rafflecopter below to enter online; also, notice that some of those options can be repeated every day.
Be sure to share this with your friends and family, and if you have younger children who love to read or who love to be read to, be sure to check out the Dragon Courage series or Journey from Skioria.