This is the official kick-start of Book Junkie Joint's first ever giveaway raffle contest! Yay~!
I would like to give a shout out to Mr. Daniel Black, the author of the prizes in this giveaway. Thank you so much for allowing me to giveaway a copy of your books. =)
But before we continue to the giveaway mechanics, I would like to give a you little bit of what's in store for you if you win this raffle.
I give you an excerpt of "Be Careful What You Wish For":
" Be Careful What You Wish For "
Author: Daniel Black
Michelle blushed and looked up at the old man; she knew his game. He knew why she was buying the ring, but wanted to see if she’d tell him. “I’m buying it for Adam.”
Eyebrows rising in feigned surprise, he continued, “Has the shy lad proposed? It’s a man’s wedding band you know.”
He was going to make her say it. “No, but if I waited for him to propose we would both still be single this time next decade.”
Mr. Mcgilicuddy nodded knowingly and sighed. “I can’t let it go for… less than… fifty dollars.”
This time it was her turn to be surprised, “It is worth one hell of a lot more than that! I can’t take it for that little!”
Pinning her with his eye, he seemed to count every penny in her pocket, every dollar in her bank account. “I know how the economy is, dear; you take it for fifty… consider the rest of it a wedding present.” At this he leered wantonly at Chelsea, who flared like a sunset and turned her back again, which did not lessen his leer in the slightest... though it did shift downward by a degree or two. “If you feel the need to give me somethin’ else, just bring Chelsea by more often. She keeps my old heart ticking.”
Michelle laughed again and felt the sting of tears in her eyes at the old man’s generosity, but knew if she said anything she’d just embarrass them both. Screw it, she thought, let him be embarrassed. She stood on tiptoe and reached behind the counter to grab the old man in a hug, then released him with a laugh when he struggled, announcing, “Leave off, girl!” But he had tears of his own in his eye when she released him. “Need to dust this place.” He coughed wetly, clearing his throat.
Michelle pulled out her wallet from the back of her pants—she never carried purses; she couldn’t stand them—and laid out two twenties and a ten on the counter. For once her wallet actually had some green in it, as she had pulled five hundred out of the bank, and had hoped to be able to put the rest of the cost on some kind of payment plan or something. She felt such relief at the old man’s generosity she couldn’t speak; he was definitely getting an invitation to the wedding. Heck, she’d put Chelsea in a skimpy, bridesmaid outfit for the old dog.
Turning with a wave she scurried quickly from the shop, anxious to see Adam, though she intended to wait a bit before actually proposing. He would be so surprised!
As she passed, the fuming Chelsea fell in behind her without a word.
Old man Mcgilicuddy watched them go with his one good eye until they reached the door to his shop. Then he watched them walk away down the street with the mystical orb that had replaced his other eye so long ago he could barely remember.
He wondered what Adam’s wish would be? He knew it would be something good; there wasn’t a bad bone in that boy’s body.
- ~ x o O o x ~ -
Adam held out the ring, and a blushing Michelle took it, and then with shaking, careful fingers, slid it onto Adam’s left ring finger.
Adam looked down at the band in wonder, where it seemed to almost take on a glow of its own as it rested against the base of his finger. “It fits,” he commented, surprised. Then, looking at all his friends, his smile turned sentimental. “You know, this is about the most perfect day I could ever imagine. I wish Dungeons and Dragons was real, that all the magic and wonder of the game was here in our daily lives… That way we could stay together and not have…” His voice seemed to fade out as his head drooped forward, and he fell forward, asleep before his head hit the floor.
- ~ x o O o x ~ -
Now for the giveaway~!
- Giveaway starts on October 25, 2012 and shall end on November 4, 2012.
- I'll only pick out one lucky winner who would get one e-copy of each of Daniel Black's books!
- The lucky winner shall be contacted through email and must reply within 24 hours.
- If he/she fails to reply within the allotted time, he/she is deemed to be disqualified and a new winner will be picked.
So, what are you guys waiting for?