Glorious celebrations demand free books!

ETA: It’s now noon on Friday, and the giveaway contest is closed! Thank you to everyone who entered!! I am now putting all the emails and comments together in a big virtual hat. Since I love all the comments so much, I’ll be using a random number generator to make the hard choice of who gets free books for me. Winners should be notified today.  Again, thank you all so much for participating. Even if you didn’t win, I sincerely hope you’ll go to your local bookstore and give The Spirit Thief a try.


Rachel Aaron


So my first book, The Spirit Thief, comes out tomorrow! YAY!

To celebrate, I… wrote a guest blog post for Kalayna Price’s blog party about how we’re living in a golden age of publishing!

But wait, that is not NEARLY enough celebration! So, to reward all you loyal Magic District readers, I am going to celebrate my book’s release by GIVING AWAY 20 COPIES OF THE SPIRIT THIEF! These are not ARCs, they’re the real deal with lovely, glossy covers and beautiful embossed lettering! Total hotness.

Here’s what you’ll be getting:

The Spirit Thief

Eli Monpress is talented. He’s charming. And he’s a thief.

But not just any thief. He’s the greatest thief of the age – and he’s also a wizard. And with the help of his partners – a swordsman with the most powerful magic sword in the world but no magical ability of his own, and a demonseed who can step through shadows and punch through walls – he’s going to put his plan into effect.

The first step is to increase the size of the bounty on his head, so he’ll need to steal some big things. But he’ll start small for now. He’ll just steal something that no one will miss – at least for a while.

Like a king.

Sounds fun, doesn’t it? You want one, don’t you?! Well that’s good, because I want to give you one!! BUT, there is a catch! A catch, in fact, shamelessly stolen from our own Nora (because she has amazing ideas) when she did her Hundred Thousand Kingdoms ARC giveaway.  It goes like this: in order to get a free (autographed!) copy of the Spirit Thief, all you have to do is send me an email or reply to this post stating:

  1. That you will in fact read the book. Because, while I care deeply about your bookshelves, Orbit didn’t send me this lovely box of books just to have them be shelf decorations.
  2. That you promise to, once you’re done reading, leave me a review at the venue of your choice (Amazon, GoodReads, your own blog, wherever). If you don’t like the book, that’s fine, leave a review anyway! Of course, I hope you do like it, but reviews, good and bad, are vital.

That’s it, no contest, nothing but your desire to REEEEAD! That’s not too much for a free book, is it? This contest runs for 24 hours. At noon tomorrow I’ll randomly select 20 winners from the replies/emails, and those lucky people will  get free, autographed copies of The Spirit Thief shipped right to their door!

Now, I’ve got 20 copies, so your chances are pretty good! And if I don’t get 20 replies by noon tomorrow, I’ll just keep pushing the give away open until I do. So get those entries in, and good luck!!!


30 Responses to “Glorious celebrations demand free books!”

  1. September 30, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Oh! I’d love to win a copy. I PROMISE to read the book, and to review it on my blog, Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia (http://ceceliabedelia.blogspot.com) and on Goodreads. Same review, both places. I can’t promise next day turnaround, but I’m usually pretty quick. Thanks!


  2. 2 Michele
    September 30, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    I’ll read it – I’m intrigued by the idea of a book centring around a thief with magical powers…

  3. September 30, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I promise to read the book and will post a review online. Good luck with the book.

  4. September 30, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Okay, now I have to read it. That’s a huge teaser line you gave us up there. As far as the promise, I post the books I like on my blog at Tales to Tide You Over (http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog), and eventually copy them to LibraryThing too. Because you asked, I promise to post a review somewhere whether I like it or not, but I’m pretty much counting on the like. After all, I have to find out not just about the king but why he wants to increase the bounty on his head…and I have a soft spot for thieves.


  5. September 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Hi, I’d love to win a copy:)

    I promise to read the book and when I’m done reading I’ll post the review at my blog, http://bibliognome1.blogspot.com/, amazon.com, Library Thing, and at Goodreads. 🙂


  6. 6 Nat Cleary
    September 30, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    I would love to read it and will post a review when finished, thanks for the chance.

  7. September 30, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I already emailed you my address, but I thought I’d pimp my blog site here.

  8. September 30, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I’m pretty much starved for books right now, so I can definitely promise to read it.

    When I’m done, probably a few hours after it arrives, I will totally post a review on my blog (atsiko.wordpress.com) and possibly on Amazon. Thanks for the oppurtunity.


  9. 9 Jen
    September 30, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I can’t wait to read it and I’m more than willing to write reviews and share it with everyone I know on facebook, at the local library and on my mommy board.

  10. September 30, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I would love to read THE SPIRIT THIEF, and would, of course, review it on Vampire Book Club (http://www.vampirebookclub.net).

  11. September 30, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I’d love a copy of this book \o/ Is this giveaway international?? Would love to be able to have it. I also have a blog and will post a review as soon as I read it (I promise!) =D

  12. 12 Minamostaza
    September 30, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    I promise to review the book in my livejournal site (http://melimiranda.livejournal.com/). I love reading, and reviewing them makes me want to read them again, seriously. 🙂 Congrats for the release of your book (that will be tomorrow). It must be thrilling to have your first book published!! 😀

    Thank you for doing this contest. 🙂


  13. 13 Amanda Jones
    September 30, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Hi, I would love to win a copy of spirit thief, it will definitely get read, as I love discovering new authors. I will be more than happy to leave a review afterwards.
    Here’s hoping I’m a winner , thanks

  14. 14 Donna S
    September 30, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I would love to read a copy. And once done I will be more than happy to post a review on my blog, Amazon, and GoodReads.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  15. September 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I would love to win a copy. Yep, I do book reviews, so it would work out great. 🙂

  16. 16 Maggie Lloyd
    September 30, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    This sounds just my type of read. Please enter me and I’ll do a review.
    Thank you

  17. September 30, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Must be a great feeling when your first book is comming out! I am sure you WILL HAVE SUCESS! Ok, I like new writters, books and thiefs. And fantasy of course. Yes, you book looks grreat and to win one signed copy when is it hot directly from the author is my dream! But you have only 20 copies and so many people wants one! I an sad with this. I am really sad, but…

    P.S. I am trying to write as well. In my homeland language, because I am living in the UK only for two years, so sorry if my English here isn’t good enough :).

    Best regards!!!

  18. 18 April X
    September 30, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Is it too late? If, not I promise to read your book! It sounds fantastic!!! And I promise to post a review on Goodreads and at 5678princessreviews.blogspot.com

  19. September 30, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Two for the price of one, I will read it and review it, I’m sure my husband will read it, not sure about the review though. 🙂

  20. September 30, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I would love to read this book! It looks fascinating.

    And I promise to leave a review. 🙂

  21. September 30, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    That explains why I got a copy in the mail–I was a good mother of a writer (she has my last name) and preordered a copy.

    And now to settle down and read it.

  22. 22 Allison
    September 30, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Yes! I would totally read this book, and write a review. Love the cover too!

  23. 23 emmad
    September 30, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    If this is open to internationals I would definatley read it and post a review on amazon 🙂

  24. October 1, 2010 at 3:25 am

    Free book? Why not. I promise to read and review your book. I’m in need of a good laugh and apparently this is humourous. Be warned I’m a very negative grumpy reader. The first part of my review would most likely mention that ghastly cover…

  25. October 1, 2010 at 4:28 am

    You didn’t mention if this is an international giveaway but if so I would love to be entered. I’m always drawn to books about thieves and I’ve had an eye on your book for a while. If you do send me a copy then I would review it on my blog, SFF Chat, as well as on Goodreads. I could add it to Amazon as well, if you would like, it’s just not something I often think to do.



  26. 26 arkib
    October 1, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Well, since you’re giving it away for free who could refuse? As with the above commenter I’m just wondering if this is open to international readers to (I’m based in the UK). I will definitely be reading it. I’ve had it on my radar for a while and it ties in nicely with my mission to read more from female authors this year.

    I will most likely be commenting on it once I’ve finished (assuming I win) on a couple of forums I visit frequently and perhaps write my first written review on my goodreads.


  27. October 1, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I would love to read this! And I would be happy to post a review on my blog or on goodreads.

  28. 28 ab
    October 1, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Cathy from Romance Divas is pimping this. Looks like a great book! I see you’re over 20 – I’ll have to make a note & add it to my buy list. 🙂 Good luck with your sales!

  29. October 3, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Very nice.
    I will be you subscribe ) Thanks !

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