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Upping the Ante

Huzzah! As of today, THE VENGEKEEP PROPHECIES is now officially out in the world. If you don’t see it on the shelf at your local bookstore, ask them to order it. (And then, you know, maybe buy it. ‘Cause books on bookstore shelves get lonely.)

Now…  Would you like to hear me make a fool of myself? Read on.

So, here’s what we’ve established:

If I get 10 comments on this post, I will give away 1 signed copy of THE VENGEKEEP PROPHECIES.

(10 comment achievement unlocked.)

If I get 20 comments on this post, I will give away 2 signed copies of THE VENGEKEEP PROPHECIES.

If I get 30 comments on this post, I will give away 3 signed copies of THE VENGEKEEP PROPHECIES.

If I get 40 comments on this post, I will give away 3 signed copies of THE VENGEKEEP PROPHECIES plus a $20 gift certificate to the online book buying venue or your choice.

And here’s where things get interesting.

If we hit that 20 comment mark (and I’m talking 20 original comments, no repeaters), then I’ll offer another prize to all those who win copies of the book.

Over on, you can currently download a free short story prequel to THE VENGEKEEP PROPHECIES called “The Brigand’s Throne.”  It’s a PDF anyone can download. Go ahead. It’s free.


At my Red Balloon Launch Party, I’ll be giving away a limited edition CD of me READING that short story. My intent was to make that CD available only at that event. But I’ve changed my mind.  Now, for every book I give away, I will include a CD reading of “The Brigand’s Throne” by yours truly. To clarify, this is NOT an audiobook of THE VENGEKEEP PROPHECIES. It’s a dramatic reading of the prequel short story.

So go forth! Encourage others to comment! You know you want to win the CD. No, really. It’ll be the source of extortion material for years to come…



Published in: on October 23, 2012 at 10:00 am  Comments Off on Upping the Ante  

Mega-Super-Duper-Beautifimous-Ultimate-Wowie-Zowie Giveaway

Lots of fun things happening on the book front.

THE VENGEKEEP PROPHECIES got a perfectly lovely review from Kirkus Reviews that stated (among other nice things), “There couldn’t be a more likable family of thieves.”

Ooooh! Deckled edges! Fancy schmancy!

I think the Grimjinxes would approve of that description. Just don’t spend so long basking in their approval that you lose sight of your wallet.

Final copies of the book showed up on my doorstep with a bright, beautiful cover and deckled edges.(I’m getting lots of compliments on the deckled edges. Never knew there were so many fans.)

And I’m all set for my book launch party!  You’re all such fine people that I think I’m going to invite everyone.  That’s right! You can come to.*

Please join me for a reading/signing of THE VENGEKEEP PROPHECIES at Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2:00pm.  There will be cake! There will be prizes!

If you can’t make it, I’ll understand. I’ll cry too, but I’ll understand. I’m hoping to set up at least one or two other signings here in the Twin Cities in the months to come so if you can’t make it to Red Balloon, keep an eye on this space for more info.

To celebrate all this wonderfulness, I’m going to give away up to three signed copies of THE VENGEKEEP PROPHECIES.  “Up to?” You ask. “Why ‘up to?'”  Well, see, it’s like this. I have this terrible fear that no one will want one. Yes, I’m insecure. Sigh. So maybe you can help me drum up some people who care…?

Here’s how it works: for every ten comments I get on this post, I will give away one signed copy. Twenty comments? Two signed copies. Thirty comments? Three signed copies. Forty comments? Still only three signed copies (that’s where the ‘up to’ comes in).

BUT, and this is the brilliant bit, if i can get fifty people to leave a comment below, one additional lucky winner will get a $20 giftcard to the book buying venue of their choosing (providing I can purchase it online).

The comment can be anything. Tell me my hair is bodacious today. Compliment my deckled edges (ooh! cheeky!). Whatever you feel like. Oh, and tell me how to get in touch with you (Twitter ID if you have it; if not, an e-mail addy will do).  At 9:oopm CST on 10/31 (that’s Halloween, innit?), I’ll use Ye Olde Random Number Generator to determine three lucky winners (four, if we hit 50 comments). One comment per person, please. (And while I said the comment can be anything you feel like, let’s be honest: nasty commenters might not make it to Ye Olde Random Number Generator…)

Note: I have comment moderation on so if your comment doesn’t immediately show up, fret not. No need to comment multiple times. I will soon free it from the Comment Moderation Bastille and it will join the others below.

And if you want to spread the word, that would be lovely. (Because, see, if there aren’t a minimum of ten comments, then NOBODY GETS ONE. Yes, I’m just that evil. But you’re not. You’re lovely. And you’ll spread the word so there WILL be a minimum of ten comments, yes?  See what I mean? Lovely.)


*=I should note that the event is in Minnesota. Of course, if you’re from out of state and you want to come, I’d love to have you. Airfare, accommodations, and meals are on you. But you’ll have my undying gratitude. Honest.

Published in: on October 16, 2012 at 5:52 am  Comments (20)