The Straits of Galahesh Giveaway — Enter Now!

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I'm very excited to announce a giveaway in promotion of The Straits of Galahesh, which is now less than a month from release. In order to help spread the word, I, along with Night Shade Books, am running a contest with a top prize of a Kindle Fire and a second prize of a Kindle Touch, plus other books giveaways, including a rare ARC of The Straights of Galahesh! 13 prizes in all!

Read on for the details, click here to enter, and please, spread the word.

What can I win?


One 1st Prize of a Nook Color Tablet or a Kindle Fire! Winner's choice!

One 2nd Prize of a Nook Simple Touch or a Kindle Touch! Winner's choice!

One 3rd Prize of a Signed ARC of The Straits of Galahesh! Note that VERY FEW of these were printed. I have only two, and the other is earmarked for next year's Worldbuilders drive. So this is the one and only ARC that I'll be giving away.


Five 4th Prizes of a SET of SIGNED TRADE PAPERBACK editions of The Winds of Khalakovo and The Straits of Galahesh!


Five 5th Prizes of a SET of the ELECTRONIC editions of The Winds of Khalakovo and The Straits of Galahesh! (Electronic editions can be delivered in epub, mobi, or pdf formats.)

Ok, I'm sold. How do I enter?

By clicking here and filling out the form so I know how many bonus points to give you.

You mean I can get more than one chance to win?

That's right! There are a metric ton (yes, a ton!) of ways to increase your chances of winning.

Here's a list of the bonus points you get (50 possible points in total) by helping to spread the word about The Straits of Galahesh:

Entering the giveaway via the entry form  1 point
Leave a comment on this blog entry  2 points
Read The Winds of Khalakovo? Add a review to Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and/or your blog. (Include link(s) in the giveaway form)  5 points each
Blog about this giveaway (Please send me a link in the giveaway form)  3 points
Tweet about the giveaway (Please add @bbeaulieu to your tweet)  3 points
Facebook about the giveaway (Please add user Bradley P. Beaulieu to your post)  3 points
Google+ about the giveaway (Please add user +Brad Beaulieu to your post)  3 points
Interactive map easter eggs (up to three)  5 points each
Total Possible Points  50 points


Wait a sec. If I review Winds, does it need to be positive?

Absolutely not. I'm only looking to spread the word, and more reviews helps. And if you've already entered a review, by all means, include the link. Those will count too!

Ok, can I just do a rating and not a review?

Not for this contest, no. (Though I'm of course happy to receive any feedback on those sites.)

Where can I see the cool interactive map to find these easter eggs you speak of?

Click here to open the new interactive map for The Lays of Anuskaya. The easter eggs (three of them) are hidden around the map, possibly in a sub-map, possibly on the main map. Click around, explore, have fun, and when you find the easter eggs, they'll give you a code to include in your contest entry submission form. (Please, no spoilers in the comments. Mentions of the Easter Egg locations will be deleted.)

When does the contest start?

Today, March 13th, 2012

When does it end?

On Release Day for The Straits of Galahesh: April 3rd, 2012 at midnight, Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5). Winners will be notified by April 6th, 2012.

How is the winner chosen?

When the contest ends, I will create a spreadsheet with everyone's entries and their point totals. I will then use a random number generator via to choose the winners of the giveaway.

When will I get my loot?

Prizes will be sent out within two weeks of announcing the winners.

Anything else I should know?

This contest is open to the U.S. and Canada only. You must be 18 or older to enter. Only one entry per household.

Not interested in the contest?

Fair enough, but if you have a moment, please spread the word. One of your friends might like to enter!

How do I enter again?

By clicking here and filling out the form so I know how many bonus points to give you.


  1. David Friedman

    March 23, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I love getting free books. As a member of a fantasy and science fiction book discussion group, I will recommend this book.

  2. Dave Elkin

    March 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    A quality giveaway from a quality operation.

  3. Robert Wilkins

    March 23, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    The Winds of Khalakovo was a totally awesome. I’m holding off from reading the The Straits of Galahash because if it’s half as good as Winds, I wouldn’t be able to wait till it comes out.

    • Brad

      March 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks, Robert! So glad to hear you enjoyed WINDS!

  4. Ken Vogt

    March 23, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Looking forward to reading this! THanks!

  5. Tina

    March 24, 2012 at 6:59 am

    I enjoyed the video of your reading! Hope to win!

  6. David Hart

    March 24, 2012 at 8:31 am


  7. Scott

    March 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Nice, thanks for doing this!

  8. Debbie H

    March 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I would love to win. they look like great books! Debbie H

  9. `Budd

    March 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    great contest!

  10. Chris Einhaus

    March 26, 2012 at 10:45 am

    The series looks great. Hopefully I will win some books or even an ereader!

  11. ambyr

    March 27, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Looks interesting.

  12. Ann Perry

    March 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Sounds good.

  13. Stefan (Far Beyond Reality)

    March 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I’m in! What an amazing set of prizes.

  14. Fiery Na

    March 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks for a fun contest. I hope you also reach many readers. All the best =)

  15. Ashley E

    March 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Thanks for letting me know about the contest, Brad. I’m definitely entering!

  16. David P

    March 30, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Interactive map is a pretty interesting/exciting spice to add on.

  17. Lindsay Kitson

    March 30, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I’ve been looking forward to this one, glad to hear so many positive comments about it :)

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  19. Chris Haught

    March 31, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Awesome giveaway, Brad! Thanks for the head’s up. I’m spreading the word in my little circle..

  20. Jenny Nunemacher

    March 31, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Glad to have connected with you before on Winds of Khalakovo. I’m looking forward to reading more in the series.

  21. Erica Fox

    April 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    This is very exciting. I love me a good book. 😀

  22. Jennifer Hansen

    April 2, 2012 at 12:13 am

    I left a message on another page but I will repeat! I would like to thank you for turning me on to The Winds and The Straits! I have not read The Winds yet but I am looking forward to reading both books! They are both right up my alley and I know that my son will like them as well! Thank you again for sending out the email! I appreciate it! I will do my best to spread the word too! I looked for the easter eggs and found one code but three of the sub maps came up black when I clicked on them. I do not know if this is just a problem that I am experiencing or not but I was there and I tried over and over again. Also, since I have not read The Winds I cannot leave a review but I would be happy to do so after I read it! Thank you again!


    • Brad

      April 2, 2012 at 8:06 am

      Thanks, Jennifer! Regarding the map, it might be your browser. Have you tried different browsers? The map is all done with HTML5, which is supported in most browsers now, but perhaps not all of the features I’m using in this one. It may take a refresh of the browser to the most updated version or a different browser entirely to see the entire map. Sorry for the troubles!

  23. Leland Eaves

    April 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Great giveaway

  24. Amy Harlib

    April 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I have the first book and would be thrilled to please win a trade paperback copy of the second book.
    Amy in NYC

  25. J.B.

    April 8, 2012 at 4:36 am

    I’m sorry I missed the email until now!

    • Brad

      April 11, 2012 at 8:11 am

      That’s too bad, J.B., but keep watching the site. I’ll have more giveaways from time to time.