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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)  


  1. Can’t wait to read this one!! And add one more vote for those soft deckled edges!!!!

  2. Sorry. Can’t make it, but please don’t cry. I’ll still read the book ;).

  3. I like the steampunk theme on your site.

  4. Your hair IS bodacious today. And so are your books, and reading, and EYES. Bodacious indeed!

  5. I too am a fan of the deckled edges : ) Maryland is a little too far for me to travel, but I’ll be there in spirit!

  6. This looks like such a fun book and bummer I can’t come to the book launch party. Have fun!

  7. Not familiar with your work but Peter’s comment piques my interest. Plus I like to read and I like free books with deckled edges.

  8. This site has a steampunk theme?

  9. Just how much fun can one have, anticipating book arrival & book reading? As with other fan club members, I’m looking forward to seeing you & reading your new work!

  10. I just want a free book; any book will do.

  11. I give you this comment, and this comment wishes you and the Grimjinxes safe and successful travels in the realms of bookdom. Good luck and godspeed. Now giveaway some loot!

  12. Do. Not. Look. Away. From. The. weeping. Angels.

    Of course, don’t look at them in the first place.

    Instead, opt to look at this brilliant read – I always love where you take your audience with your work. Pleasant (and sometimes not-so-pleasant) journeys await in hours of reading.

    Now, if you celebrate this release by doing the Vorlon dance of renewal, perhaps accompanied by the Minbari New Year chants, I don’t think any of us could blame you.

  13. [Insert comment here.]

    (Congratulations on getting published!)

  14. I’ll be there with friends! Congrats on the new book, can’t wait to read it. We’ll have to talk because I’d love you to come sign at my store sometime. I’m up at Blaine now. C

  15. I’m looking forward to your launch party and then reading your book. I enjoyed the last one. See you soon.


  16. Looking forward to the deckled edges! Oh, and the reading the story too. (:

  17. We’re so close to 20 comments!

  18. YAY! Come on, 20 comments! Huge congrats on your book, Brian! Oops, I almost typed ‘Brain’ there, but I guess it is close to Halloween so what the hey. 😉 Can’t wait to read it!

  19. What?! Deckled edges too? Now that’s class right there, that is.

  20. Congratulations on your book,looks like a good X-mas present for one of may sons.

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