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Twisted Metal SA & UK Giveaway Winners & Light of Burning Shadows Mega-Giveaway!

So, I’ve been away for a while. 😦 I know, I know, but work has been hectic, money has been tight (thus throwing the option of internet cafe’s out the window), and the flu (no, thankfully not that flu) was shitty (to say the barest minimum about my utter hatred of that evil virus), but I am back! Eventually! 🙂

First off, let’s get into announcing the winners of the Twisted Metal giveaway! 🙂 I’m posting the books off on Monday (this coming Monday), so the winner’s will be receiving the books soon! 🙂

Without any further a-do, the SA winner of the Hard Cover copy of Twisted Metal is Noelene Botha, and the UK winner of the ARC-softcover of Twisted Metal is M.E. Staton! 🙂 Congratulations, you two! 🙂 I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did! 🙂

And now, time to announce the beginning of my next giveaway! 🙂


There have been a host of giveaways running for this book, and with good reason! I’m reading Book 1 of the Iron Elves Trilogy at the moment, A Darkness Forged in Fire, and I’m pretty much hooked! Chris Evans is definitely going to be a force in Epic Fantasy – his style is easy and flowing, the action scenes are great, the characters memorable and the humor sharp! Look out for a review of that soon!

But back to the giveaway! Thanks to Sheryl at Sneak Attack I have TEN, that’s right, TEN copies of the book to give away! And folks, this giveaway is open WORLDWIDE!! 🙂 How do you enter?

Just send an email to my Gmail account: davebrendon (at) gmail (dot) com ! That’s it!

The giveaway will be running for a week, so next week Saturday the 8th I’ll be drawing the winners, and I’ll announce them on Sunday the 9th. That gives you all a week to get your entries in, more than enough time! And with TEN copies, there’s definitely going to be some very happy readers out there. 🙂

Let’s recap: I’ve got TEN copies of The Light of Burning Shadows to give away; the giveaway will close on the 8th of August, I’ll announce the winners on the 9th, the giveaway is open to entrants WORLDWIDE, and you can enter by sending me an email at davebrendon (at) gmail (dot) com 🙂

Star getting those entries in! 🙂

To order your copy of A Darkness Forged in Fire, click here for South Africa, here for the US, and here for the UK,


To order your copy of Light of Burning Shadows, click here for South Africa, here for the US, and here for the UK!

And be EPIC!

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Posted by on August 1, 2009 in Giveaways


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Review: Twisted Metal by Tony Ballentyne

Twisted Metal

You wont see the review here. 🙂

But you will see it over at Liz & Mark’s blog, My Favourite Books. 🙂 Liz asked me to do a guest review on her blog -in fact, the review happened as a repayment of many favours Liz has done for me- and then something else happened that made the review even better, but more on that at the end of this post. 🙂

Suffice it to say that Twisted Metal is an excellent SF book, a worthy addition to the already-great lore of Robots, and a surprisingly original take on robots themselves. 🙂 If you’ve been overloaded with robots of all kinds in the past while (what with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen & Terminator Salvation), don’t worry, Twisted Metal doesn’t emulate them in any way. Trust me when I say that you’ve never quite met robots like those that populate the world Tony has created in Twisted Metal.
Do head on over to Liz and Mark’s excellent blog and read my review. 🙂

Next up, I’m also announcing the new giveaway here – it’s already been announced by Liz. 🙂 Here’s the info, and how to enter. 🙂

There are TWO copies of Twisted Metal up for grabs: 1 paperback and 1 hardback.

We are throwing the competition open ONLY to British peeps AND South African peeps. The UK peeps get the chance to win the paperback and the South African peeps get to win the hardback – this is of course due to postage costs.

Here’s what you do: email us with your name and address to EITHER of the following addresses: ours – myfavouritebooksatblogspot(at)googlemail(dot)com or DaveBrendon’s email: davebrendon(at)gmail(dot)com. Duplicate entries will be disqualified! Put TWISTED METAL in the subject line. The two winners will be chosen (via from the combined list of entires we get. Competition ends next week Friday: 17th July 2009.

Good luck!

Check out Tony Ballantyne‘s website here, and if you’d like to order the book, click here for SA, here for USA, here for UK. 🙂


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Posted by on July 10, 2009 in Giveaways, Reviews


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