Saturday, December 28, 2013

Big Sale Today (December 28, 2013)

I am having a big sale at my shopping website, today only!

Any Dragons in our Midst story world books - $7.50
Any Dragons of Starlight - $5
Any Tales of Starlight - $7.50
Any Echoes from the Edge - $6
Beelzebed - $6.50
I Know Why the Angels Dance - $6
(Prices do not include shipping)

http://www.daviscrossing.com/shopping.htm

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Big Sale on my Books - December 28, 2013

Next Saturday, December 28, 2013, I will have a year-end sale to reduce inventory. Most of my books will be 50% off list price, some even lower than that. Here is my shopping page - http://www.daviscrossing.com/shopping.htm

This is a one-day-only sale, so mark your calendar to come to my shopping page on December 28 for some great bargains.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

November Drawing for the Year-Long Book Giveaway Contest

The winner of the November drawing for the Year-Long Book Giveaway Contest is Jamie Tucker. Jamie chose I Know Why the Angels Dance as well as the vintage bookmark for The Candlestone.

For more information about the contest, click here.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Raising Dragons 10th Anniversary Edition

The tenth anniversary edition of Raising Dragons is now available. It has a new chapter at the end as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how the book came to be.

Do you have a worn-out copy? Do you want a new, autographed copy? Now is a good time to get an update. There is still time to order for Christmas.

Here is the ordering link - http://www.daviscrossing.com/RaisingDragons10.htm

Sunday, December 01, 2013

November Contest Drawing Delayed

Since I am on the road on tour, I will not be able to conduct the contest drawing for November until I return home in a couple of weeks. Thank you for your patience.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Video Recording of a Song from The Seventh Door


The Seventh Door, book #3 in the Children of the Bard series, features a song by Bonnie, a favorite character from the series. Here is my daughter Arianna Thurow singing our composition of the song.

In the book, we plan to include a link to this performance as well as the sheet music.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Reapers First Chapter Update

I am posting a new version of the first chapter of Reapers. I stripped out the baggage that slowed it down and combined it with chapter two, so this includes quite a bit more of the story.

http://www.daviscrossing.com/Reapers-chapter-one.pdf

Don't forget the fundraising effort to get this published. Pre-order the book for $10, and you'll get a copy when it comes out.

Here is the link to pre-order: http://www.daviscrossing.com/ReapersPreOrder.html

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Texas, Here I Come!



My Texas tour event schedule is below. If you want to come to one of the school events, please contact the school in advance for permission and visiting instructions.

If you have friends or other contacts in Texas who might like to come to an author event, please pass along this information.

November 4, 2013 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Author Talk on Publication and the Fantasy Genre
LeTourneau University
Berry Auditorium in Glaske Hall
2100 Mobberly Ave
Longview, TX 75062

November 5, 2013 - 8 am to 10 am
Fred Elementary School
140 County Road 4650
Fred, TX 77616

November 5, 2013 - 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Presbyterian School of Houston
5300 Main Street
Houston, TX 77004

November 6, 2013 – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
St. Thomas' Episcopal School
4900 Jackwood St
Houston, TX 77096

November 7, 2013 – 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Writing Workshop ($5 charge get a $5 voucher toward book purchases)
Center for Home Education
5733 Watauga Road
Watauga TX 76148

November 7, 2013 – 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Writing workshop (open to the public)
Keller Public Library
640 Johnson Road
Keller, TX 76248

Saturday, November 02, 2013

October Winner for the Year-long Book Giveaway Contest

The winner of the October drawing for the Year-Long Book Giveaway Contest is Jonathan Peterson. For his prize, he chose Exodus Rising as well as the vintage bookmark for The Candlestone.

For more information about the contest, click here.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Reapers Announcement - A New Book Coming!

Today I am announcing what the mysterious Project R is all about. The "R" stands for Reapers, which is the title of a book I have been working on for a year and a half. I shopped it around to publishers and received a contract offer, but I decided I would like to try to publish it myself through my special projects company, Scrub Jay Journeys. More on that process in a moment.

I asked James Art Ville to create this temporary cover for announcement purposes. I think it's pretty amazing. I will decide on a final cover later. This cover features the three main characters. From left to right - Singapore, Phoenix, and Shanghai. For a high-resolution version click here.

You can read more about the story here - http://www.daviscrossing.com/ReapersStory.pdf

Regarding self publishing, I plan to go the high-quality route by using offset printing (rather than print-on-demand digital) to create a lot of copies. This allows me to sell them at a lower price, but it will require a high initial investment. I will need to sell 300 copies through pre-order to get enough capital to make it happen, so I hope many of you will help.

More on the fundraising effort here - http://www.daviscrossing.com/ReapersFundraising.pdf

You may pre-order Reapers here - http://www.daviscrossing.com/ReapersPreOrder.html and we can start climbing toward the goal right away.

Reapers is a different kind of story for me. I am hoping to reach out to mainstream readers who might never set foot in a Christian bookstore. The story has no overt faith elements, but it still has spiritual benefits. My hope is to attract new readers who will then pick up my other books and receive a more overt spiritual message.

More on that topic here - http://www.daviscrossing.com/ReapersBenefits.pdf

Now for the most fun part, the first chapter of Reapers - http://www.daviscrossing.com/Reapers-chapter-one.pdf

Please let me know what you think, and feel free to ask questions.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday Morning Musings for October 21, 2913


The Seventh Door as a Christmas Gift

The Seventh Door will not be available in time for Christmas, but if you want to make it a Christmas gift anyway, you can order the book from me and I will send this letter with a personalized autograph.

Here is the ordering link for this option - http://www.daviscrossing.com/SeventhDoorC.htm

Monday, October 07, 2013

Texas Anyone?

I am still looking for speaking events in Texas (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and nearby areas) for the week of November 4 through 9. If you have a school, homeschool group, or other group that would like a free author talk, please contact me - bryan (at) daviscrossing (dot) com.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Attention Houston and Seattle Area Groups

Houston and Seattle groups--schools and homeschool co-ops--would you like a free author visit? For the Houston area I still have November 5 open in my schedule. For Seattle, I have December 6. If you are interested, please contact me by email - bryan (at) daviscrossing (dot) com.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

September Winner for the Year-Long Book Giveaway Contest

The winner of the September drawing for the Year-Long Book Giveaway Contest is Rebecca Abrams. For her prize, she chose Song of the Ovulum as well as the vintage bookmark for The Candlestone.

For more information about the contest, click here.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Exodus Rising Now on Amazon Kindle

Exodus Rising is now available for the Kindle - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FJDMCJK/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00FJDMCJK&linkCode=as2&tag=daviscrossing-20

Dragons of Starlight Audio Books

The Dragons of Starlight series is now available as audio books. Here are the Amazon links for downloading them:

Starlighter
Warrior
Diviner
Liberator

Ambling Books has Diviner and Liberator at a cheaper price:

Diviner
Liberator

I hope you enjoy listening to these. They are great for sight-imparied fantasy fans, and they are perfect for listening to during long car trips.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Liberator Original Cover Sale

Liberator with the original cover is now just $3 plus shipping (usually $4 for shipping) from my website. http://www.daviscrossing.com/LIberatorOriginal.htm

I'm not sure how long this sale will last.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Qualifications to be a Pre-publication Reader for The Seventh Door

Qualifications to be a pre-publication reader for The Seventh Door. You must:

1.  Have read all ten previous books in the story world.

2.  Within two weeks of receiving the new book, read it and provide an endorsement statement such as we have at the front of the other books.

3.  Allow me to use your statement and name for printing in the book or in marketing materials.

4.  Have a mailing address in the United States (Sorry, but it's too expensive and time-consuming to mail to other countries)

5.  Promise not to reveal anything about the story to anyone whether in person, online, or by any other means.

If you want to be chosen as a pre-publication reader, send an email stating that you meet the above qualifications, and tell me why you are a good candidate.

I will choose 15 readers and make my choices based on several factors, including promptness, ability to spread the word about the book online, and the impact the books have made on your life or the lives of others you know.

If I choose you, that doesn't mean your endorsement statement will automatically be included in the book. I will probably have about 12 statements in the book, depending on length of the statement, so probably not everyone will be included.

You may send in your request starting immediately, and I would like all requests in by the end of next week (midnight September 21).

Email address - bryan (at) daviscrossing (dot) com

Leave a comment if you have any questions.

Monday, September 02, 2013

August Winner for the Year-Long Book Giveaway Contest

The winner of the August drawing for the Year-Long Book Giveaway Contest is Mary K. Newenhisen. For her prize, she chose Third Starlighter as well as the vintage bookmark for The Candlestone.

For more information about the contest, click here.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Raising Dragons Graphic Novel Teaser

The Raising Dragons Graphic Novel will be released Summer of 2014. But those who contributed $20 or more to the Kickstarter campaign will receive a preview of the first 25 pages next month!

The panels in this image are taken right from the graphic novel, a teaser for everyone else.

* Word bubbles do not contain actual lines from the story.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Beelzebed Available for Pre-order

Beelzebed, a children's picture book featuring Walter Foley as a child, is going to print today. You can pre-order it here - http://www.daviscrossing.com/BeelzebedBuy.htm We are hoping to get copies in house by the end of October.

This is a hardcover, full-color picture book (7 in by 10 in), so I think $12 is a pretty good price. I wrote the story, and James Art Ville did the illustrations.

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Seventh Door Cover

The cover of The Seventh Door. If it raises memories of Circles of Seven, that is intentional. Feel free to post this elsewhere. Web link - http://www.daviscrossing.com/9780899578828.jpg

Sunday, August 04, 2013

July Year-Long Book Giveaway Winner

I decided to choose two winners for July in the Year-Long Book Giveaway Contest. One is Catherine Johnson. For her prize, she chose Exodus Rising as well as the vintage bookmark for Raising Dragons.

In the photo, Catherine is posing with my books and an employee at Family Christian Bookstore. This photo gained her three entries in the drawing.

The second winner is Jessie Hamrick. She chose Eye of the Oracle  and the vintage bookmark for Raising Dragons.

For more information about the contest, click here.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

St. Louis Book Signing

To Sci-fi/fantasy fans in the St. Louis area. I will be at the following book signing this Saturday- http://universitycity.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/multi-author-book-signing-at-umsl

Friday, July 26, 2013

Huge Sale at My Online Bookstore July 27

Mark your calendars. On July 27, for one day only, I will slash all of my book prices to 50% off list or lower. For example, a set of four Dragons in our Midst books will cost $29 plus shipping.

The sale will begin at 6 am on July 27 and end at 10 pm the same day. Here is a link to my shopping page - http://www.daviscrossing.com/shopping.htm

This will be a great time to buy Christmas gifts in advance for your favorite reader.
I have decided for this sale to allow U.S. orders only. Because of the expense and hassle to mail books to
other countries, I can't afford to do so at these prices.

I'll see you at my virtual store on July 27!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dragons of Starlight ebooks for 99 Cents!

Heads up ebook enthusiasts! The entire Dragons of Starlight series is now on sale for only 99 cents each! Get them while they're so cheap! 

Here is a link to a page that has links to various ebook vendors - http://links.zondervancorporation.mkt4728.com/servlet/MailView?ms=NDIxNDc4OTAS1&r=NjI3MTAxODA3NzAS1&j=MTk1ODM1ODY1S0&mt=1&rt=0

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Final Voting for the Clive Staples Award

Five finalists have been named for the Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction. My book Liberator is one of the five.

It is now time to vote for the final award. If you have read two of the books on the original nominations list, you are eligible to vote. If you voted in the first round, you are welcome to vote again.

The following link has a link for voting and for a list of the original nominations.

http://clivestaplesaward.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/csa-2013-finalists/

If you believe Liberator deserves the award, I would appreciate your vote.

Voting ends on July 28.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Clive Staples Award Voting Update

Some people are having trouble accessing the blog that is hosting the Clive Staples Award voting. Here is a direct link to the voting site that bypasses the blog. http://rebeccaluellamiller.polldaddy.com/s/first-round-2013-clive-staples-award-for-christian-speculative-fiction?pop=11

The site will ask if you have read at least two of the nominated books. Here is the list of nominees:

Words in the Wind by Yvonne Anderson (Risen Books)

Daughter of Light by Morgan L. Busse (Marcher Lord Press)

Devil’s Hit List: Book Three of the UNDERGROUND by Frank Creed (Splashdown Books)

Liberator (Dragons of Starlight series) by Bryan Davis (Zondervan)

A Throne of Bones by Vox Day (Hinterlands / Marcher Lord Press)

Mortal (The Books of Mortals) by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee (FaithWords)

Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore (Thomas Nelson)

The Telling by Mike Duran (Realms Fiction)

Risk by Brock Eastman (P&R Publishing/Focus on the Family)

Live and Let Fly by Karina Fabian (Muse It Up Publishing)

I Am Ocilla by Diane Graham (Splashdown)

Seeking Unseen by Kat Heckenbach (Splashdown Books)

Remnant in the Stars by Cindy Koepp (Under The Moon)

The Unraveling of Wentwater (The Gates of Heaven Series) by C.S. Lakin (Living Ink Books)

Prophet by R. J. Larson (Bethany House)

Judge by R. J. Larson (Bethany House)

Spirit Fighter by Jerel Law (Thomas Nelson)

Fire Prophet by Jerel Law (Thomas Nelson)

The Spirit Well by Stephen Lawhead (Thomas Nelson)

The Wrong Enemy by Jane Lebak (MuseItUp Publishing)

Alienation (A C.H.A.O.S. novel) by Jon S. Lewis (Thomas Nelson)

Curse Bearer by Rebecca P Minor (Written World Communications)

Rift Jump by Greg Mitchell (Splashdown Darkwater)

Bid the Gods Arise by Robert Mullin (Crimson Moon Press)

Prophetess (Winter Book 2) by Keven Newsome (Splashdown Darkwater)

Failstate by John W. Otte (Marcher Lord Press)

Soul’s Gate by James Rubart (Thomas Nelson)

Starflower by Anne Elizabeth Stengl (Bethany House)

Moonblood by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (Bethany House)

Star Of Justice by Robynn Tolbert (Splashdown Books)

Daystar by Kathy Tyers (Marcher Lord Press)

The New Recruit by Jill Williamson (Marcher Lord Press)

Replication: The Jason Experiment by Jill Williamson (Zonderkidz)

Monday, July 08, 2013

Vote for the Clive Staples Award

It's time to vote for the Clive Staples Award. My book Liberator has been nominated. In order to vote, you need to have read at least two books in the nominated list.

The first round of voting ends on July 17, after which five finalists will be named for another round of voting.

If you believe Liberator is worthy of the award, I would appreciate your vote.

Please read the rules carefully.
Here is a link to the rules and the voting link - http://www.speculativefaith.com/features/it-is-time-to-vote/

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Exodus Rising is Now Available

Exodus Rising, book #3 in Tales of Starlight, is now available. I have plenty of copies in inventory.

To readers of Dragons of Starlight:

Have you wondered what happened to Jason and Elyssa when they returned to Major Four?

What happened to the servants of Alaph in the Northlands?

How did the dragons get pheterone after the events in Liberator?

What happened to Adrian and Marcelle?

What were the origins of the snatchers?

All of these questions and more are answered in Exodus Rising.

Here are ordering links:

Exodus Rising - http://www.daviscrossing.com/ExodusRising.htm

All three Tales of Starlight - http://www.daviscrossing.com/TalesCombo.html

All seven Starlight books - http://www.daviscrossing.com/DoSComboAll.html

This is the final book in the Starlight saga, so now you can read the whole story from start to finish.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

June Winner of Year-Long Book Giveaway Contest

The winner of the June drawing for the Year-Long Book Giveaway Contest is Benjamin Steward. For his prize, he chose Precisely Terminated by Amanda L. Davis as well as the vintage bookmark for Raising Dragons.

The rules stated that the prize would be one of my books, but since I have some copies of Precisely Terminated on hand, I allowed the switch.

For more information about the contest, click here.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

May Winner for the Year-Long Book Giveaway

The winner of the May drawing for the Year-Long Book Giveaway Contest is Austin Meier. For his prize, he chose Masters & Slayers as well as the vintage bookmark for The Candlestone.


For more information about the contest, click here.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Echoes from the Edge Sale ending June 1

The Echoes from the Edge sale ends at the end of the day June 1, so if you're interested in getting one or more books in that trilogy at a greatly reduced price, be sure to get your order in soon.

Here is a link to shopping page - http://www.daviscrossing.com/shopping.htm

Sunday, May 05, 2013

April Year-Long Book Giveaway Winner

I decided to choose two winners for April in the Year-Long Book Giveaway Contest. One is Caitlyn Gehman. For her prize, she chose Song of the Ovulum as well as the vintage bookmark for Raising Dragons.

In the photo, Caitlyn is posing with my books and an employee at a Books-a-Million Bookstore. This photo gained her three entries in the drawing.

The second winner is Sofia Fedorov. She chose Starlighter and the vintage bookmark for The Candlestone.

For more information about the contest, click here.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Raising Dragons Graphic Novel - You Can Help

Raising Dragons graphic novel illustrator James Art Ville has set up a Kickstarter program to fund the project.

The funding program offers some great prizes, so please consider contributing. Even one dollar will help make the Raising Dragons graphic novel a reality.

The program page contains an exclusive video featuring James and a short introduction by me. It also includes some sample pages from the novel, so please check it out and support the project.


Here is the link to the Kickstarter page - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jamesartville/raising-dragons-graphic-novel

Monday, April 15, 2013

Raising Dragons Graphic Novel Sample Page

Here is a sample page from the upcoming Raising Dragons graphic novel, illustrated by James Art Ville. We hope to have it available sometime in 2014.

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Author Event in St. Louis



To my friends and contacts in the St. Louis area and nearby regions:

I will be at a homeschool expo in St. Louis April 11 through 13. I know this is short notice, but I hope some of you might be able to come anyway.

The event is free Thursday evening, and I will be at an exhibitor’s booth selling and signing booths. If you want to come, I would love to see you, and I will be glad to sign books you already own.

I will speak Friday on the topic of fantasy and its effects on readers, and I will speak Saturday on my journey to publication. I will also be at the booth during both of those days. The expo charges admission for Friday and Saturday.

For more information, here is a link for the expo: http://www.service-life.com/mo/stlhomeschoolexpo/

If you have any questions, please let me know. If you know anyone in the area who might be interested in coming, please pass along the information.

I hope to see you there!

Bryan Davis

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Father's Day Gift Special Pricing

With Father's Day a couple of months away, now is a good time to plan a gift for the fathers in your church, Bible Study, men's group, or homeschool group.

I am offering The Image of a Father in 32-copy cases for only $50, and that includes shipping to any U.S. address. That's under $2 each for a hardcover book that well be a benefit to any father (mothers enjoy it as well), and I will autograph all the copies, if requested.

Here is the link - http://www.daviscrossing.com/imagefathercase.htm

If you want multiple cases, please email me bryan (at) daviscrossing (dot) com

As always, you can get single copies here - http://www.daviscrossing.com/imagefather.htm

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

March Year-Long Book Giveaway Winner

The winner of the March drawing for the Year-Long Book Giveaway Contest is Catherine Johnson. For her prize, she chose I Know Why the Angels Dance as well as the vintage bookmark for The Candlestone.

In the photo, Catherine is posing with my books and an employee at a Family Christian Bookstore. This photo gained her three entries into the drawing.

For more information about the contest, click here.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A New Stargate Game

You might be wondering why I am providing news about a game related to a television show. First, I contributed to the game's storyline. Since the game's producer is my friend, he invited me to inject a few ideas. Second, the game's producer is also the producer for a potential Raising Dragons movie. If this game launch is successful, he will be in a much better position to secure funding for the movie.

The game launches on March 14 for Apple iOS systems (iPhone and iPad), and the company will add Android systems next week. The game will expand to other platforms during the next couple of months.

Here is a link to the company's website - http://www.arkalisinteractive.com/

The game app costs only $4.99. I hope you will do what you can to support the effort and share the news with your friends.

Prepare for Exodus Rising


Many readers of my books have yet to try my Tales of Starlight series. I think they're missing out on some of my best stories, especially if they like a bit of wholesome romance mixed in with the daring adventures.

In order to make ready for the release of book #3 in the series, Exodus Rising, I am offering the first two books for only $18 for the combo. That's five dollars off retail for each book.

Buy them now, and you'll have time to read them in time for the release of Exodus Rising. Here is the purchase link - http://www.daviscrossing.com/TalesComboTwo.html

You can also pre-order Exodus Rising from me here - http://www.daviscrossing.com/ExodusRising.htm

 Even those who have read the Dragons of Starlight books, including Liberator, do not yet know the rest of the story. Exodus Rising reveals several mysteries that the Dragons of Starlight series never explained. Where will the dragons get pheterone after the final battle? What happened to the disembodied spirits in Alaph's castle? What horrific danger did Jason and Elyssa meet when they returned to their home world? And much more.

If you want to enjoy both series, here is my recommended reading order:

1. Starlighter (Dragons of Starlight book #1)
2. Masters & Slayers (Tales of Starlight book #1)
3. Warrior (Dragons of Starlight book #2)
4. Third Starlighter (Tales of Starlight book #2)
5. Diviner (Dragons of Starlight book #3)
6. Liberator (Dragons of Starlight book #4)
7. Exodus Rising (Tales of Starlight book #3)

You may switch the reading order for entries 1 and 2 without any problem, and you may also switch the order for entries 4 and 5.

This is the final book in this story world, so don't miss out on how the entire adventure comes to a close.

Friday, March 08, 2013

February Book Giveaway Winner

The winner of the February Book Giveaway Contest is Nichole Dixon. She chose Masters & Slayers for her free book. Congratulations Nichole!

The contest continues each month throughout the year, so if you didn't win in January or February, you have ten more opportunities. Remember, if your name was in the drawing for January or February, it is already in March's drawing. You can increase your number of entries in March's drawing by again posting the links on your Facebook page or blog sometime during the month of March and letting me know by email that you did so.

You can also again use the other methods of gaining entries mentioned in the rules - http://dragonsinourmidst.blogspot.com/2013/01/new-contest-for-remainder-of-2013.html

Friday, February 01, 2013

January Book Giveaway Winner

The winner of the January Book Giveaway Contest is Mary K. Newenhisen. Congratulations to Mary!

The contest continues each month throughout the year, so if you didn't win in January, you have eleven more opportunities. Remember, if your name was in the drawing for January, it is already in February's drawing. You can increase your number of entries in February's drawing by again posting the links on your Facebook page or blog sometime during the month of February and letting me know by email that you did so.

You can also again use the other methods of gaining entries mentioned in the rules - http://dragonsinourmidst.blogspot.com/2013/01/new-contest-for-remainder-of-2013.html



Monday, January 21, 2013

Year-long Book Giveaway Update

There are two new ways to get your name into the monthly drawing for the book giveaway. (See http://dragonsinourmidst.blogspot.com/2013/01/new-contest-for-remainder-of-2013.html for contest details. I added the new information to the original post.) If you already have your name in the drawing, these tasks will allow you to get your name in additional times.

#1 - Post a 5-star review of any of my books on either Amazon.com, Christianbook.com, or BN.com, and send the link to me by email - bryan (at) daviscrossing (dot) com. It has to be a review posted today or later. You may post as many reviews as you wish, but only one will qualify to give you another name in the drawing for this month. You may do this again in later months, but it has to be for a different book each time. Therefore, if you post a review in January, I will add your name once for the drawing. If you post a review in February for a different book, I will add your name again, and so on.

#2 - Go to a bookstore that has one of my books on the shelves. Have your photo taken at the shelf with the book in sight in the photo. Also, you need a story employee with you in the photo. The idea is to alert the bookstore employees about my books so they will know to tell customers about them. It is best to call ahead to make sure one of my books is in stock and to find out if an employee is allowed to participate. Email the photo to me and let me know if I have permission to post the photo on the blog and/or Facebook. Permission to post is not required in order to get your name in the drawing. Completing this task will get your name into the drawing three additional times. As with #1 above, this will count only once each month.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

New Contest for the Remainder of 2013

 The all-year contest. One book to be given away each month.

To enter the monthly drawing, post the following links on your Facebook wall or blog:




If you post this information, send me an email letting me know – bryan (at) daviscrossing (dot) com. Tell me your name and provide a link to the posting, and you will be entered in the drawing.

At the end of each month through 2013, I will draw from all those who have entered and will send the winner one of my books (winner’s choice of book), autographed if so desired. The book will also include a vintage bookmark from one of my earliest books. (See photos of bookmarks to the left.)

The names in the drawing will roll over to the next month, and you will be able to add your name again by posting the same information the next month. For example, if your name is in the drawing for January but you don’t win, your name will automatically be in the drawing for February. If you post the links in February and you let me know about your post, your name will be entered in February’s drawing an additional time, giving you a better chance to win. If you participate every month by posting the information each month, you’ll have your name in the drawing twelve times for December’s drawing.

If you win, your winning entry will be taken out of the drawing for the next month, but your other entries will remain. For example, if you had three entries in the drawing for the month of March and you won that month, your winning entry will be taken out, but your other two entries will roll over into April’s drawing, and new entries may be added according to the normal rules.

Also, if anyone orders a book from my shopping page, and that buyer lets me know that your prompting brought about the order, your name will be entered three additional times for that month, and those entries will roll forward through the months as well.

Here is a potential post you can use for your Facebook wall or blog:
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Do you enjoy fantasy/adventure novels? I recommend that you try out books by Bryan Davis. Here are links to his web pages:




If you order a book from his shopping page, please let him know that you heard about it from me. I get a better chance to win a contest if you do.
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 Here are two more ways to add your name to the monthly drawing:

#1 - Post a 5-star review of any of my books on either Amazon.com, Christianbook.com, or BN.com, and send the link to me by email - bryan (at) daviscrossing (dot) com. It has to be a review posted today or later. You may post as many reviews as you wish, but only one will qualify to give you another name in the drawing for this month. You may do this again in later months, but it has to be for a different book each time. Therefore, if you post a review in January, I will add your name once for the drawing. If you post a review in February for a different book, I will add your name again, and so on.

#2 - Go to a bookstore that has one of my books on the shelves. Have your photo taken at the shelf with the book in sight in the photo. Also, you need a story employee with you in the photo. The idea is to alert the bookstore employees about my books so they will know to tell customers about them. It is best to call ahead to make sure one of my books is in stock and to find out if an employee is allowed to participate. Email the photo to me and let me know if I have permission to post the photo on the blog and/or Facebook. Permission to post is not required in order to get your name in the drawing. Completing this task will get your name into the drawing three additional times. As with #1 above, this will count only once each month. 

Notes:

The contest is open to U.S. and non-U.S. residents with one qualification. If a non-U.S. resident wishes to participate, he or she, upon winning a book, must agree to pay the difference in shipping charges between what it would cost to ship to a U.S. resident versus what it would cost to ship to the non-U.S. winner. That extra charge must be paid through Paypal within three days of the drawing. If a potential non-U.S. resident wants to know in advance how much that cost would be, that person should email me the shipping location and which book he or she is interested in, and I will respond with the information. If a non-U.S. winner doesn’t pay the extra shipping charges within three days, I will conduct a new drawing for that month. U.S. winners will not have to pay any shipping charges.

As an alternative for a non-U.S. winner, I can send a book to a U.S. address at no charge, and the winner can arrange to have it shipped to his or her country.

The winners of the drawings will be notified by email, and their names will be announced on my blog or Facebook page if the winners permit the public announcement. If the winner does not respond to my notification email within 72 hours, that person's name will go back into the drawing pool, and I will choose a different winner for that month.

You must email me each month to get a new entry into the drawing. Notifications given to me in any other way will not qualify.

Please make your Facebook or blog postings as public as possible based on what you and/or your parents allow in the security settings.

Creating a new blog or Facebook page just for this contest is not allowed. The blog or page must have been in place and active before the start of this contest.

You will not receive additional entries for posting the information in multiple places. For example, if you post the information on Facebook and on a blog during January, you will receive only one entry that month. Still, I would appreciate the multiple posts.

If you don’t post the information on Facebook or on a blog, you may still be entered in the contest through the book purchase option.

If you buy a book yourself, that does qualify you to receive the three additional entries.

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Facebook or Blogger.com.

Participants are providing information to Bryan Davis and not to Facebook or Blogger.com. All information will be kept private and not shared with any third party.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Florida Christian Writers Conference!

Writers and potential writers, please consider attending the Florida Christian Writers Conference February 27 to March 3 at the Lake Yale Conference Center near Leesburg, FL.

When people ask me what advice I would give to aspiring writers, my number one answer is to go to such conferences. There you will meet one-on-one with publishing house representatives, published authors, and literary agents who can help you with your writing and potentially help you with getting your work published.

My career launched at this conference, so maybe yours can as well.

I will be leading the "Teen Track" at this year's Florida conference, so if you want to learn writing techniques from me, you will receive several hours of training, including individual critiques of your work.

There are also contests, a banquet, and lots of time to interact with other conferees. You can learn much more from the conference website - http://www.floridacwc.net/

Please let me know if you have any questions.