Enter to WIN


Up for grabs: the latest volume of Bardic Tales and Sage Advice (in PRINT), which includes my story "The Second Option." Volume IV of this fine anthology series brings you the winners of the 2011 Charity Writing Competition and the 2011 Bards and Sages Readers' Choice Awards.

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment that lets me know you're following me on Twitter (1 entry), you've "liked" my Facebook page (2 entries), you've "liked" my Amazon page (3 entries), and you'll share about this contest on your blog (worth 4 entries).

For those of you with math skillz, you've already figured out that if you do all of the above, you'll be entering to win 10 times!

Here's how "The Second Option" starts out:

Hunchbacked and leering, Father Thomas blocked the narrow hallway with a katana out in plain sight. He scraped the molding along the floor with its tip as he advanced, vibrations resonating up the blade.

"Gabriel send you?" Mercer backed off, debated returning to his room and locking the door. Like that would do any good against this holy assassin. "Or was it Michael?"

The priest shook his head, wrinkled neck chafing against the collar. "Saint Peter," he said with some kind of clog deep in his throat’s drainage pipes. "He's quite unhappy with you."

No surprise there. "So the Big Man sent you to lop off my ear?"

The priest chuckled at that. "Good one."

The contest will go all week, and next Sunday, I'll post the winner. There will also be surprizes (check out the scrolling sidebar) for 2nd and 3rd place.

Thanks for getting the word out!