See this picture? It’s me wearing one of the fabulous new literary-themed T-shirts from The Affair. Actually, it’s not me. It’s a much uglier model, because if you were to see me in this very T-shirt – it references Moby-Dick – you might melt in a puddle of desire at my super-sexiness.
But guess what? You, too, can look as sexy as this model – or even me, if you’re lucky – thanks to the people at The Affair who, because they know readers of my books are inherently sexy and cool, have given me a T-shirt to give away. To you. To celebrate the UK publication deal for Gideon Smith books two and three. These things cost nearly 30 quid (though they’re well worth it) so you’re getting yourself a right bargain – for nothing.
What’s more, I’ll even post it to you for free. Because that’s how much I love you. UK readers only, I’m afraid – I’m not made of money, you know. And I’d like you to get this shirt for Christmas, if possible, so you can be all smug and literary and sexy while you’re tucking into the turkey.
The T-shirt you’re going to get is this snazzy white one based on David Grann’s The Lost City of Z. Here it is modeled by another ugly guy. It’s a size MEDIUM, about 40” chest. I have one to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment below this post. You don’t have to say how much you like Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl, and I’m not saying that would improve your chances in any way, because it won’t, but do feel free.
I’ll pick a winner at random on, say, Monday December 16, so pop back here then as I might need to post your name so you can get in touch with me and claim your sexy literary prize.
The Affair has loads of cool designs on their website so check them out. Here’s some stuff from them so you know you’re not getting a T-shirt made by half-blind children in some airless sweatshop somewhere: “All our shirts are custom made in Portugal by old ladies who have years of experience, take long European lunches and have the whole month of August off every year. Some call this sweatshop free, but we prefer to think of it as an excellent approach to a sustainable life.”
So there you have it. If you want this T-shirt, give me some love below.
PLUS THERE IS A SPECIAL CODE YOU CAN USE TO GET A FIVER OFF ANY OF THE AFFAIR’S DEAD SMART T-SHIRTS. Simply use the code BOOKTEES at checkout and it should knock you £5 off.