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April 17, 2012

Book Giveaway

Posted by Victoria Strauss

The Arm of the StoneThe Garden of the StoneToday and tomorrow, my fantasy novel The Arm of the Stone is a Kindle freebie. That's right--you can download it at for absolutely zero dollars! (And if you like it, you can buy the sequel, The Garden of the Stone, for just $4.99.)

For those of you who prefer print books, I'm running a giveaway from today through April 22. I'll be picking two winners in a random drawing to receive handsome trade paperback copies of BOTH The Arm of the Stone and The Garden of the Stone.

Just drop me an email, and I'll enter you in the giveaway. Be sure to provide your mailing address (the information won't be shared, and you won't be added to any mailing lists).

Thanks, and happy reading!


M.J. Fifield said...

Thanks for letting me know. I love the covers; they're terrific!

Me said...

Arm of Stone downloaded, and I shared the news on FB

Laura Anneli said...

My e-reader isn't a Kindle, so I went to B&N to buy it, but you're not even offering it there? When will an e-pub version be available?

Victoria Strauss said...

Laura--it was on the Nook, but the publisher decided to place it in the Kindle Owners Lending Library, which means it has to be exclusive to Amazon. So for the moment it's not available elsewhere (as an ebook). Sorry. I'm ambivalent about this, because I'm not sure I like the idea of exclusivity--but hopefully it'll be available on the Nook again soon.

Kristin Laughtin said...

Awesome! I will be sure to check them out on my Kindle!

P. David Gardner said...

Thanks, just downloaded and am getting to reading now!

Laura Anneli said...

@ Victoria Strauss -- thanks for the response. I understand your ambivalence regarding the Lending Library and exclusivity. I look forward to when it's available to all platforms again.

Anne said...

I hope the book does well. That cover might end up with some confusion with this cover though: which has been selling pretty well/is fairly visible in searches etc.

Jen Fukuzawa said...

Downloaded! Read it (I read fast and am on the train a lot haha), loved it and bought the second.
Thanks for a great story!!

Btw, even if you do not have a Kindle, there are free
indle apps you can download. I use an iPad and all i had to do was d/l the Kindle app, purchase the ebook from Amazon, and it showed up in the app! Idk what all devices it works for, but at least for iPad/iPhone, it does.

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