1000th Post Massive Giveaway


In celebration of my 1,000th post here at WISB, I’ve decided to host a huge giveaway to all my current and future readers. Special thanks to SQT for offering up a few books she has in her pile for this giveaway.

I’m giving away four different prizes, all of them books or comics. They are as follows (click the Read More to see the whole post):

Prize #1 (Comics/Graphic Novels)
Welcome to the Jungle (The Dresden Files graphic novel) by Jim Butcher and illustrated by Ardian Syaf.
Undead Evil (special edition) from Asylum Press
Warlash: Dark Noir from Asylum Press
Warlash: Zombie Mutant Genesis from Asylum Press
DTOX (special biohazard edition) by Frank Forte and Nenad Cucunja (from Asylum Press)
Prize #2 (Novels)
Low Man by T. J. Vargo
Arthas: Rise of the Lich King (World of Warcraft) by Christie Golden
Prize #3 (Novels)
Where Angels Fear (short story collection) by Ken Rand
Into This Mind by Lisa Nevin
Low Man by T. J. Vargo
Prize #4 (Novels from SQT)
The Devil’s Eye by Jack McDevitt
The Princep’s Fury by Jim Butcher

Here’s how to enter (open to US Residents only, unless you can pitch in for international shipping; open to everyone except myself, because that would be ridiculous):

  • Leave a comment or email me at arconna[at]yahoo[dot]com saying one thing you like about WISB and one thing you dislike or think could use work (criticism if you will). No, it need not be elaborate. You can say “I like green” if you want. I don’t care what’s said, so long as you say it. Please provide an email so I can contact you (either in your profile or in the comment).

For additional entries, and there are many, you may do any of the following (put them all in one post to make it easier to track, please)(options with *s by them are favored options by me, but by no means mandatory):

  • **Subscribe to my blog using one of the options in the upper left. If you are already subscribed, let me know in your comment and through which method and you will still get an extra entry — +1 Entries
  • **Blog about this giveaway and leave the link here — +1 Entries
  • Tweet this giveaway on twitter with @shaunduke and a link to this post and leave a link to it here — +1 Entries
  • **Stumble and review this giveaway and let me know where (your stumble name, etc.) — +1 Entries
  • Stumble and review any other significant post on WISB (not my rejection posts, but my actual post posts) and let me know where (your stumble name, etc.) — +1 Entries per Stumble (let me know where they all are if you do more than one; maximum of +5, because otherwise you could get +500 and that’s ridiculous)
  • Become a fan of the Facebook Page for WISB (let me know who you are in your comment) — +1 Entries (if you are already a fan, let me know too and you will get +1 anyway)
  • Follow me on Twitter and tell me who you are (if you’re already following me, let me know who you are and you’ll still get the +1) — +1 Entries
  • **Leave a comment on this page letting the artist know what you think about his project to turn The World in the Satin Bag (my blog novel) into a graphic novel (more than just a sentence, please) — +2 Entries
  • **Write a review of my blog on its Kindle page (more than just a sentence, please) — +5 Entries
  • Buy any one item from the YWO Zazzle Store (lots of shirts and other fun things there; let me know what you bought) — +20 Entries

And that’s it. There are a heck of a lot of ways to improve your chances of winning (most of them really easy, actually). Hopefully it’s not too overwhelming. Giveaway will be open until June 11th. Four winners will be chosen on the 12th using a random number generator.

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Florida studying science fiction, postcolonialism, posthumanism, and fantasy.

38 thoughts on “1000th Post Massive Giveaway

  1. Hmm, well that is a good idea. I might do that! Maybe little flash fiction prompts? Might be fun.

    Is this your entry? Just curious :P. Thanks for the suggestion, by the way. Appreciate it. Here’s to 1,000 more posts!

  2. Alrighty 🙂 Congrats again …

    1) Already a Facebook Fan a.k.a. Kaci *Smiles* 2) Finally subscribed by email, even though, yes – I do read more often than commenting 3) Finally (again) just added a reply through Stumble Upon *same id – BlondeSwtP*) 4) Commented @ The Shovel Take Site 5) Leaving a Comment Here

    Yes – I like Green. Truly. It goes good with Pink and is good for the environment. Also, I know I've made comments b-4 that I enjoy your read and reviews. Keep up the hard work & you will make it with a book published one day.

    Okay 😛 I'm good & wish me luck *Chuckle* kaci.duke@gmail.com

  3. Congrats on 1000 POSTS! Isn’t it an awesome feeling. And a groovy contest to boot. I saw mullane’s post on twitter about it. 🙂

    I like the variety you offer, everything is pretty neat. The only thing personally is the blogger format. But hey, I am WP girl all the way. Keep up the great work and here’s to 1000 more.

    You think you can have those whipped up by next month? LOL 🙂

    Seriously great work! I am going to spread the word about the contest!


  4. Bitten: I’m hoping to some day switch to an externally hosted WP (my own site), but that’s some time away, for now. Thanks for the advice, though. And thanks for spreading the word! Make sure to let me know where you spread it :P.

  5. I like free stuff. I think its cool you have a venue like this to speak your mind. Writers rock! Keep your heart and mind open, and write it down!
    Peace and Love,

  6. I’m impressed. 1000 posts ain’t no small feat (I don’t think I’ve reached it at my Meet and Greet, in fact, and it’s four years old!).

    No need to enter me for anything. I just wanted to welcome you to Win a Book. I’ve posted this contest there — be sure to let us know if you’ve got more fun stuff to share.

  7. Hi, just found your blog. What do I like? Well I like that you have such a great giveaway. I also like that you have reached 1000 posts. I’m a new blogger myself so that is great inspiration. I hope I get there myself and then I can host my own awesome giveaway.

  8. I dream of making 1000 posts, but who knows the future might bring 🙂

    Anyway, Shaun congratulations on your 1000th post and for a work well done. I hope to read more posts on your blog and I hope you write as many posts as you would like to write. Keep up the great job 🙂

  9. Way to Go. 1000 Posts, that is great. I love the name The World in a Satin Bag. I love your blog I follow you in google reader and dont see anything you need to do. Well maybe something sparkly. You did ask. Please include me in your giveaway. I want to read Where Angels Fear by Ken Rand, this is on my wishlist. Please enter me for Prize 3.


  10. Congrats!!

    Please enter me for prize pack #2 or #3. booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

    -I like your site because it’s really organized and easy to access.
    -You could improve your site by having an easier way to see certain blogs – like contests, interviews, reviews, etc. – under a “labels” header.

    +1 I posted this on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogpsot.com

    +2 I commented on the post about the project of The World In A Satin Bag.

  11. Ashley: Thanks for stopping by. Yeah, I’m still working on the navigation. I’m trying to get it just right so important stuff is above or right by the fold, but thus far it’s hard going. Thanks for telling me though!

    Momforeverandever: Yeah yeah. Keeping in touch with your kids :P.

  12. Praise: I love that there are two columns to split up content.
    Criticism: The design of the scrolling blog links on the right.

    I subscribe to the reader.

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/morbidromantic/status/1900442261

    We are friends on Twitter. I am morbidromantic.

    Can I do more later? 😛 I just now realized I’m friggin’ exhausted. And congrats on the graphic novel. It must be amazing to think of seeing it in picture form.


  13. Valorie: Thanks! I appreciate the criticism :).

    And yes, feel free to do any of that other stuff later. No rush. Look forward to it and thanks for stopping by :).

  14. Hi Shaun.

    1000 posts. Wow!

    I'm glad I found your blog. As an author who is just starting out myself I can related to your struggles and triumphs. I think I will agree with Bitten about the blogger thing though. Had mine on blogger for years and recently switched to WP & loving it.

    I've tweeted about your contest on twitter (@tinahunter), and I now follow you there. I'm also now a fan on FB (you should really fill in the info tab of your page) and I'm following you through the blogger follow/fan thing.

    I'm planning on posting a blog post about all the upcoming authors I've recently connected with through social media (and will mention your contest). When it's up you can find here: http://www.tinahunter.ca

    Good luck.

  15. Tina: Thanks for the advice. I really do want to switch to wordpress, but it’ll take some careful planning and I want to do it on my own domain. For now WISB will work.

    And entries hath been noted :). Thanks for spreading the word!

  16. What an awesome giveaway!

    I’m new to you, directed via @FantasyDreamer on twitter. With that said, I do not know your blog well enough to say what I do/don’t like. Well…I can say LOVE that you included a zombie comic in Prize#1! I have a thing about zombies lately. don’t ask.

    Also, I tweeted @ this contest. I don’t know how to link to a tweet, but I’m twitter.com/dd03. I also followed you.

    I’m having trouble use the feed thingy…it’s not letting my add you to my favorites. When I figure out the whole feed reader thing, I will add you to it.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  17. dd03: No problem. I also have a thing for zombies. They’re the only things that scare me in movies these days. Let me know when you get the feed thing fixed.


  18. I really like the header but don't like the color scheme much.

    I'm following you on Twitter (TiffanyAK) and subscribed via e-mail.

    Please enter me. Thanks!


  19. Congratulations on the 1000 posts! This is a great giveaway.

    I like the graphics and layout of your blog. I love that you have Jim Butcher. I just discovered his Codex Alera and it is now one of my favorite series of all time.

    I like your book recommendations too!

    + I'm a new subscriber by googlereader

    + 1 I'll post a link to your contest on my blog's sideroll.


    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

  20. I'm new to this blog, so I can't say much. Well, considering previous comments, this is a good place to be.
    I do like that givaway!
    Congrats on 1000 posts.

  21. This such a great giveaway! Congratulations on the 1000 posts!

    I like the book reviews and that you have so much Jim Butcher in your giveaway!

    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

    I've subscribed as a follower

  22. Congratulations on a 1000 posts. I like the design of your website (especially the header =D), but you could add some patterns to spice it up a little.


  23. Whoah. Hey. Cool. How do you go about linking up kindle to blog content? I'll pick that as one thing I like about it, just because I hadn't known it was possible. 😉

    And … one thing I don't like. Not _nearly_ enough links to GUD Magazine 😉 😉

    RT'd. And left a positive comment on the artist's post. 🙂

    prolio: people who got polio RIGHT. // Hmm.

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