Gideon Smith book 2 signed proof giveaway – Read it first!

BrassdragonproofsThe lovely people at Tor Books have given me some advance uncorrected proof copies of Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon, which is officially published in the US by Tor on September 16th and in the UK by Snowbooks on September 17th.

Now, how would you like to get your hands on one of these extremely limited edition books some months before publication date, signed and with a dedication of your choice?

I’m not strictly sure I should be doing this, so best to keep it under your hat. But let’s say I had three to give away, maybe to get to you over the next three or four weeks. What have you got to do to score one, you ask?

Well, because I’m still keen to get people to read Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl,GideonBrassDragon_comp_lo and as we all know reviews are the lifeblood of any author, how about this: You leave an honest review of Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl on Goodreads, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon Canada (in fact, any Amazon anywhere!), Waterstones, Barnes and Noble… anywhere that takes reviews, basically. Then you post a link to said review in the comments below. When the time’s up I’ll do a draw and three winners will get a proof copy of Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon, postage free, anywhere in the known universe.

If you’ve already reviewed Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl on Goodreads or one of the commercial sites selling the book, then by all means link to your existing review here and you’ll be eligible for the draw. It would be nice to get some new reviews, though, so if you’ve enjoyed the book and not yet left a write-up of it anywhere, maybe this is the opportunity. I’d prefer a written review rather than just a star rating, too. But then I’m greedy like that.

Hey, and if you haven’t read book one yet… what a great reason to!

Also, I’ll treat each individual review as a separate entry to the sweepstake, so the more reviews you leave on different sites the more chances you’ve got of winning. And because I’m a magnanimous sort, I’ll even take stinker reviews as entries. Though if you hated Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl, chances are you probably won’t want the follow-up. But be honest; five-star reviews won’t be looked on more favourably than three-stars. Except in my heart.

Usual giveaway rules apply. Which is to say, there are no usual giveaway rules, but if I suspect trolling or oddness or not enough people enter to make it worthwhile, we might have a rethink on this.

Comments are open. Fire away.



      1. Blog reviews are great, though I am hoping to beef up the Amazon/goodreads reviews etc, so if you do one on your blog it would be great if you could cross-post it to one of those sites – obviously I’ll link to your blog from here as well. And thanks for buying – hope you like it!


    There you go, Mr. Barnett. And thank you again for writing such an amazing story! I’m probably your biggest fan here in Oklahoma, yet with how much we converse on Twitter, you probably already knew that! (If this comment shows up twice, I apologize. It did not appear to work the first time!)

  2. Reviewed on – proud to be the first review there! It tells me it will take 72 hours to show on the site. I will post the url when it appears. Thanks.

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