Win a Free Copy of Writers Workshop Of Horror

I mentioned awhile back about pre-ordering your own copy of Writers Workshop Of Horror, edited by Michael Knost and published by Woodland Press.  Since that time the book has been released and become an overnight sensation for readers and writers alike who love the horror genre.  The book has been praised by; Rue Morgue Magazine, Fangoria Magazine, Horror World, countless fans, writers and many many others.   You can view the entire list of contributors and what the book is all about by visiting the book’s site linked above.

Because this is such an important book for beginning and existing horror (and every other genre) writers and fans, my good friend, Keith Davis, CEO of Woodland Press, has generously donated a few copies of this book to use for a contest on this site.

How To Win:

Send an email to me (ty_schwamberger@yahoo.com) with a subject line of ‘Writers Workshop Of Horror Contest’ and include your full name and mailing address (you must provide this in your entry or it will be thrown out).  Only one entry per person per household.  Contest runs from 10/27/09 – 11/27/09.  Winner will be notified via email on or shortly after 11/29/09 and announced on this site, as well.  Note:  This is for one copy of the book.  The other copy will be given away in a contest at a later date.

Good Luck and remember to check out all the other great titles offered by Woodland Press when you visit their website!!

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From My Bookshelf To Yours

Any Fantasy & Science Fiction writers/readers out there?  If so, here is your chance to win a few things directly from my bookshelf.  All the below items are in New and Unread condition.

From Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine:

Issues:

December 2008, featuring: Wayne Wightman, John Langan, Eugene Mirabelli, Robert Reed & Warner Law.

January 2009, featuring: Charles Coleman Finlay, Carol Emshwiller, Barry B. Longyear & Jerry Oltion.

February 2009, featuring: Fred Chappell, Jack Cady, Charles Coleman Finlay & Mario Milosevic.

March 2009, featuring: Marc Laidlaw, Daniel Abraham, Robert Bloch & Yoon Ha Lee.

From Baen Publishing:

Baen CD-ROM Library Version 19 – The Tuloriad Disk (2009).

The magazines retailed at the time they were on the store racks for $4.99 each (they sell back issues on their site for $6.00 each) and have around 160 pages in each mag.  So the value of the mags alone is around $20.00.  The below CD-Rom was given to me back in June (2009) at Hypericon 5 (convention) directly from the publisher.

How To Enter:

Send an email to me (ty_schwamberger@yahoo.com) with a Subject Line of ‘Fantasy & Science Fiction Contest’ along with your full name and mailing address.  Only one entry per person allowed.  If you do not send your full name and mailing address at the time of entry, your email will be deleted (so, no, I do not want another email stating, ‘I will send you my mailing address if I win’.).  Contest ends on October 30th at Midnight.  The winner will be notified on or about November 1st.

Good Luck!

Win a Free Copy of Night School

You asked for it, so here it is…starting at midnight (today) through the same time on September 4th, you can enter to win a FREE copy of my novel, Night School.

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How To Enter:

Send me an email (ty_schwamberger@yahoo.com) with a subject line of ‘Night School Book Contest’ and include your name and mailing address (yes, this is open to residents of all countries) by midnight on Sept 4th.  One winner will be chosen at random from all entries received on Sept 5th and be notified via email on or about that date.  Please, only one entry per person.  The winner can choose to have it flat signed or personalized prior to shipping.

Good Luck!

The Return (return) of the Richard Laymon Book Contest

This is the Return (return) – as in, no one entered for this prize the first time (what?!) of the Richard Laymon Book Contest.  You can view how the contest came about, by clicking here.

So, here goes…

YOU COULD WIN…  The Richard Laymon Collection, Volume 1.

Laymon Collection V1

This is a triple-book (885 pages) containing The Cellar, The Beast House and The Midnight Tour. This was published by Headline (in the U.K.) in May 2006.  This trilogy is arguably what put Laymon on the map, so to speak.

The description of each book is below.

The Cellar

Visitors flock to see the Beast House with its blood-soaked corridors and creaky doors. Armed with Instamatics and video camcorders, these poor souls enter the forbidden house, never to return. The deeper the tourists go into the house, the darker their nightmares become. The men are dealt with quickly. The women have to wait longer…first they are tortured and sexually ravished.

But the worst part of the house is actually beneath the haunted structure. There lies even a more terrifying presence waiting for its next victim. Don’t even think about going into the cellar…

The Beast House

Bodies torn and chewed. Blood blackly-encrusting open wounds. Flaps of skin hanging loose, clawed from the stripped, ripped corpses. Men, women, children, slaughtered, mangled…

The old woman who showed them round was well-practised in her grim, money-spinning take of the mysterious beast that has killed and killed again. Of course it was all in the past and all nonsense. Anyone would agree to that.

Until, trapped, they heard, then smelled and felt the white, night-time creature that had come, grunting and spittle-slicked, for their bodies, their blood.

The Midnight Tour

The sales pitch hasn’t changed much over the years – except now you can listen to it on earphones as you take the audio tour of the house.  But the taped tour only gives you a sanitized version of the horrific events that made the Beast House infamous.  If you want the full story, you’ll have to take the Midnight Tour.  Saturday nights only.  Limited to thirteen unlucky tourists.  It begins on the stroke of midnight.

Tonight the guide will show you every nook and cranny of the house.  She’ll tell you everything – including the details too ghastly and perverse to be mentioned in the daylight.  But she might not be able to save you.  Because this Saturday night, those on the Midnight Tour will be joined by an unexpected visitor.

They’ll be lucky to get out alive.

As you can imagine with Headline being a company based in the U.K. these books are extremely hard to come by.  In fact, it is almost impossible to buy in new condition, as this book is in.  The closest I have seen to new condition for this book in the past was in ‘Used – Very Good’ condition on Amazon and was priced at $86.55.  So you know in new condition it is well over $100.00!  That’s right, this prize is valued at more than $100.00 and it could be yours for…Free!

So, how do you win, you ask?  Simple.

Send me an email (ty_schwamberger@yahoo.com) with the subject line, ‘Richard Laymon Book Contest’ and include your name, mailing address and if you have read any of my stuff before (and no, if you haven’t, it won’t disqualify you from the contest – but it does mean, you better order something of mine and soon or I’ll be forced to send an evil garden gnome after you!).

One lucky winner will be chosen at random on (entries must be received by Midnight on July 31) August 1st from all entries received.  The lucky winner will be notified via email.  Please, only one entry per person.

Good Luck!

Richard Laymon Book Contest II

The Return of the Richard Laymon Book Contest and it’s a big one!  You can view how the contest came about, by clicking here.

So, here goes…

YOU COULD WIN…  The Richard Laymon Collection, Volume 1. 

Laymon Collection V1

This is a triple-book (885 pages) containing The Cellar, The Beast House and The Midnight Tour.  This was published by Headline (in the U.K.) in May 2006.  This trilogy is arguably what put Laymon on the map, so to speak. 

 

The description of each book is below.

The Cellar

Visitors flock to see the Beast House with its blood-soaked corridors and creaky doors. Armed with Instamatics and video camcorders, these poor souls enter the forbidden house, never to return. The deeper the tourists go into the house, the darker their nightmares become. The men are dealt with quickly. The women have to wait longer…first they are tortured and sexually ravished.

But the worst part of the house is actually beneath the haunted structure. There lies even a more terrifying presence waiting for its next victim. Don’t even think about going into the cellar…

 

The Beast House

Bodies torn and chewed. Blood blackly-encrusting open wounds. Flaps of skin hanging loose, clawed from the stripped, ripped corpses. Men, women, children, slaughtered, mangled…

The old woman who showed them round was well-practised in her grim, money-spinning take of the mysterious beast that has killed and killed again. Of course it was all in the past and all nonsense. Anyone would agree to that.

Until, trapped, they heard, then smelled and felt the white, night-time creature that had come, grunting and spittle-slicked, for their bodies, their blood.

 

The Midnight Tour

The sales pitch hasn’t changed much over the years – except now you can listen to it on earphones as you take the audio tour of the house.  But the taped tour only gives you a sanitized version of the horrific events that made the Beast House infamous.  If you want the full story, you’ll have to take the Midnight Tour.  Saturday nights only.  Limited to thirteen unlucky tourists.  It begins on the stroke of midnight.

Tonight the guide will show you every nook and cranny of the house.  She’ll tell you everything – including the details too ghastly and perverse to be mentioned in the daylight.  But she might not be able to save you.  Because this Saturday night, those on the Midnight Tour will be joined by an unexpected visitor.

They’ll be lucky to get out alive.

 

As you can imagine with Headline being a company based in the U.K. these books are extremely hard to come by.  In fact, it is almost impossible to buy in new condition, as this book is in.  The closest I have seen to new condition for this book is in ‘Used – Very Good’ on Amazon and is priced at $86.55.  So you know in new condition it is well over $100.00!  That’s right, this prize is valued at more than $100.00 and it could be yours for…Free!

So, how do you win, you ask?  Simple.

Send me an email (ty_schwamberger@yahoo.com) with the subject line, ‘Richard Laymon Book Contest’ and include your name, mailing address and why you love the horror genre.

One lucky winner will be chosen at random on (entries must be received by Midnight on June 19th) June 20th from all entries received.  The lucky winner will be notified via email.  Please, only one entry per person.

Good Luck!

Sinister Tales Magazine 4.2 – Contest

How would you like to win a free copy of Sinister Tales Magazine 4.2, which contains my short story, ‘The 7th House’?  You can check out the cover of the mag and read a short description of the story, by clicking here.  The cover price of the mag is $9.99.

How to enter:

– Send me an email (ty_schwamberger@yahoo.com) by Midnight on Friday, May 29th with the correct answers to the following questions.  Those that have the correct answers will go into a random drawing for the contest.  Only one entry per person, please.  The winner will be notified via email on Saturday, May 30th.  Please include your name and mailing address along with your entry.  In the Subject line of your email, please insert ‘Sinister Tales Magazine 4.2 Contest Entry’.  Hint:  All of the answers to the following questions can be found in some way on or via a link on this site.  

1)  In what month/year was my first short story, ‘Gnomus’ published? 

2)  Who are the three main characters in my novel, Night School?

3)  Who is my favorite horror author?

4)  What is the ‘place’ in the opening scene in the Night School Book Trailer? (two words)

5)  What is the title of my 5th grade short story that will appear in my short story collection?

 

That’s it.  Good Luck!

Don’t Forget the Contest!

If any of you are still interested in scoring a free copy of The Richard Laymon Collection, Volume 18, a double-book, containing The Glory Bus and Friday Night in Beast House, you have until midnight on Wednesday, May 13th to enter.  To read more about book, how the contest came about and how to enter, click here.