A Little Perspective … And Lots of Free Stuff!
One of the main reasons I love writing science fiction and fantasy is it forces my mind and imagination to expand, to think about things that are literally out of this world. The universe is mind bogglingly big. When life seems to be getting too hectic, I like to take a step back — a BIG step back — and remember that we’re just collections of complex carbons and various other elements, sitting on a speck of rock, spinning around a non-descript star, in a non-descript section of the universe. It helps to give me some perspective and remember not to sweat the small stuff.
But the vast majority of you are here to win things, so let’s get to it!
I’ve got a signed, paperback copy of Knot in Time up for grabs, a scifi/adventure story about a young man with a famous last name who’s asked to help keep track of the threads of time. From the back cover:
My name is Darius Arthur Heisenberg, but most people call me Dare. If my last name sounds familiar, it’s probably because of my great-great uncle Werner Heisenberg. He was a physicist who came up with something called the Uncertainty Principle. But listen, Uncle Werner had no idea how uncertain things really are.
I work for a group, called the Keepers, that label themselves the custodians of time. And, believe me, time is a mess. It needs all the custodians it can get. Which is, of course, why the Keepers selected me, a nineteen-year-old high school dropout, to join them. I recently worked as a janitor for a couple months. Perfect fit, right?
Okay, it didn’t make much sense to me either, but I wasn’t in a position to turn down a steady job and a roof over my head. Besides, all I’m supposed to do is travel through time and save the universe as we know it, how hard could it be?
Yeah, better hold on. This could get ugly.
To win the book, and assist in gaining entry to some of the other grand prizes, like a Kindle Fire HD and bunches of Amazon gift cards and other books, scroll down to the previous post on this blog, “Tween the Weekends: Pick a Jenni!” and help me redesign a book cover by selecting your favorite “Jenni” from the images shown. Comment with your selection and you’ll be entered to win the copy of Knot in Time as well as an e-book copy of the Mother-Earth Series. You can also grab an ebook copy of A Measure of Disorder for free from the sidebar over there >>>
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