Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Two-Book Giveaway

Seth Grahame-Smith's publisher offered me two new books to give away. The first is a paperback edition of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter which will soon be very popular with the upcoming release of the Tim Burton movie. The second book is a hardcover first edition of his new book Unholy Night which will be released in April. From the inside flap:

They're an iconic part of history's most celebrated birth. But what do we really know about the Three Kings of the Nativity, besides the fact that they followed a star to Bethlehem bearing strange gifts? The Bible has little to say about this enigmatic trio. But leave it to Seth Grahame-Smith, the brilliant and twisted mind behind Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to take a little mystery, bend a little history, and weave an epic tale.

In Grahame-Smith's telling, the so-called "Three Wise Men" are infamous thieves, led by the dark, murderous Balthazar. After a daring escape from Herod's prison, they stumble upon the famous manger and its newborn king. The last thing Balthazar needs is to be slowed down by young Joseph, Mary and their infant. But when Herod's men begin to slaughter the first born in Judea, he has no choice but to help them escape to Egypt.

It's the beginning of an adventure that will see them fight the last magical creatures of the Old Testament; cross paths with biblical figures like Pontius Pilate and John the Baptist; and finally deliver them to Egypt. It may just be the greatest story never told.

It pains me to give away the new book and not keep it for myself, but that's the kind of guy I am. So here's how it's going to work. If you're interested, and you currently live in the US, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post before April 1st. To select who will receive the book, I'll assign a number to each comment based on the order posted. I'll then enter the numbers into a complex, non-discriminatory computer algorithm I've written, so as to be sure of anonymity and fairness . . . or I'll just pick a number out of a hat. The winner will be emailed for their address and the books will then be shipped free of charge. Good luck. 


  1. Count me in!
    -your cuz, Mitchell

  2. I'm in.

    - Your normal brother.

  3. I could use a book or two.
    Your Mom's neighbor - Cory