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Birthday Bash Giveaway!

Posted by on February 29, 2016


The winners have been selected! Thank you all so much for participating!


Greetings Fellow Adventurers!

The advance reader copies have arrived! And they are gorgeous!!!

ARC giveaway4Since March is my birthday month, I decided to throw a birthday bash, starting today! I wanted to call it March Madness, but that name is already taken. So Birthday Bash it is! And hobbit style at that, because I will be giving gifts away to YOU.

Now, I’m not the only one throwing a hobbit-style celebration today. Zachary Totah is celebrating his one-year blog’s birthday. There will also be giveaways, and you will find a signed paperback copy of Secrets Kept among the gifts!

So back to our Birthday Bash.

I will be giving away FOUR paperback advance reader copies of Darkened Hope. And the Nälu playing cards are back! They were a big hit at our Facebook Party last October, so I decided I will randomly give away a few this month! So stay tuned! playing cards

Now I could have just thrown together a simple Rafflecopter and collected entries and pulled four random winners. BUT I wanted us to have some fun with it, so I asked my C.O.R. for ideas. I put their ideas and my ideas in the Idea Shaker and shook it around a bit.

So without further ado, here is how four of YOU could walk away at the end of month with an advance reader copy of Darkened Hope and then some!

Desmond’s Demise

It was unanimous among the C.O.R. for Desmond to meet some awful fate. So whoever can come up with the most creative way for Desmond to be eliminated from the story will win one of the copies. It can be one sentence or a paragraph or two. It’s up to you! But this is young adult fantasy, so keep your imaginings within that context. If I feel something is not appropriate, I won’t include it, but I will let you know privately, so you may have a second chance. Now. I already know what happens to Desmond, but that’s not to say I may or may not be influenced otherwise. 😀 Please email me your entries at jlmbewe(at)gmail(dot)com before March 25th. I will compile the entries into one blog post on March 28th, where you all can vote which one is your favorite until March 31st. Winner will be announced Friday, April 1st. There will be a Rafflecopter where you can earn an extra entry toward the grand prize.

Pin an Image

Over in Pinterest-land, there exists a Nälu fan-board where adventurers may pin images of their excursions to Nälu. Have you seen the gardens of Ganya, home of the merpeople? Or perhaps you’ve stayed with the Northern Haruzo in Arashel or among their cousins in Bonzapur? Or did you sail along the shores of Zurial with the elves? Have you tasted the sweet, honey pastries of the Igazin dwarves? Do share! First you’ll need to send me your email address so I may add you to the board. And then pin away! Pin images or quotes that remind you of the characters or the places we’ve visited through Desert Rose, Dragon Thief, Indestructible, A Princess No More, and Secrets Kept. I will have a Rafflecopter where you can earn one entry per day toward the grand prize, but the pinner with the most pins by March 31st will win a copy. Winner will be announced April 1st!

On the Rafflecopter

I will be giving away a Grand Prize Bundle, which will include a signed copy of Secrets Kept, Tales of Nälu volume one, and an advance reader copy of Darkened Hope. And the last remaining copy of Darkened Hope.

On the Rafflecopter, you will find an entry for sharing about the giveaway on Twitter. The more the merrier!

There is also an entry for signing up for my newsletter. You don’t want to miss out on the fun things to come or the release of Darkened Hope. If you’ve already signed up, just click enter!

And as a special thank you to the readers who have written reviews for Secrets Kept, I’ve included an extra entry! Reviews help readers discover new adventures! And I am so grateful for everyone of them! If you haven’t read Secrets Kept yet, here is a code where you may download it for free over at Smashwords: LJ22H. It will expire March 31st. Secrets Kept can be found on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads. An extra entry for each place it is reviewed! Just email me the links to each review, and I will enter you in for that many entries.


Thank you all! Now let’s celebrate!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

4 Responses to Birthday Bash Giveaway!

  1. sparksofember

    Congrats and happy birthday!

  2. Rachael Liankatawa

    Happy birthday! I absolutely love those playing cards…I am a sucker for card games and once tried to start collecting different styles of cards. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

    • J.L. Mbewe

      You’re welcome! I love the cards as well. I might have to get one for myself. 🙂 Thank you for participating!

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