Hi! I hope you are safe and healthy in this crazy spring of 2020. Let's pray we get over this soon.
To make things a little brighter, I'm offering a chance to win a personalized e-Book of my supernatural time-travel thriller, Velvet Rain--PLUS a $20 Amazon gift card--in my "What REALLY happened?" giveaway.
Before we get to the giveaway, a little background first ...
I'm especially fond of films and books where our current reality was shaped--or reshaped--by people tinkering with the past. Who doesn't love Back To The Future? And who hasn't said, "If I could only go back in time and change ..." We've all done it.
My novel Velvet Rain isn't your average time-travel horror/thriller. It has a unique take on the concept, where the hero, Kain Richards, possesses the power of the "Turn," the uncanny ability to turn back time--but only within a specific radius around him. Think of it this way: His power works within a bubble, with time being affected within that bubble. Time outside the bubble is unaffected. This leads to some highly unusual and dangerous situations where time has been reversed in a relatively small area, but not beyond it. This is especially true in the opening prologue, where our current history through the years has been altered in ways we can't begin to imagine--and as you're about to see, it's the source material for today's giveaway!
With unforgettable characters, horror, thriller, soft scifi, and tragedy--not to mention a deeply moving love story--Velvet Rain will keep you turning the pages and begging for more.
How to enter:
1. Read the news headlines excerpts from Velvet Rain (below).
2. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with WRH? as the subject line.
3. In your email, answer the following THREE questions, according to the headlines:
Who survived a plane crash in an Iowa field?
Which newspaper reported the execution of Hitler?
How many perished in the Titanic disaster?
Entry deadline: Friday, June 19, 2020, 6:00 pm EST
I'll announce the winner on (or around) Saturday, June 19, 2020. A big thanks goes out to all entrants, and good luck!
Stuff I need to clarify: (you know, that legal crap)
* Only one e-Book and one $20.00 Amazon gift card will be given away to one winner.
* Only correct answers are eligible to win.
* Only one entry per email address of each entrant is allowed. Duplicate email addresses will be disqualified.
* Only one winner from eligible entrants will be selected as the prize winner in a random drawing.
* Giveaway is open only to countries with valid Amazon online shopping websites.
What really happened
Headlines from the opening chapter of Velvet Rain
New York Times, April 16, 1912
RMS Titanic STRIKES BERG, THIRTY-TWO PERISH
Captain, Crew Of Carpathia Praised As Thousands Rescued
New York Times, October 2, 1927
BABE FALLS SHORT OF 60
Ruth’s Last At-Bat Ends In Strikeout, 4–2 Loss For Yanks
Detroit Free Press, May 4, 1930
MAN DROWNS WIFE, EIGHT CHILDREN, HANGS SELF
Battle Creek Teacher “Such a nice, quiet man”
Los Angeles Times, July 14, 1937
AROUND THE WORLD! EARHART TRIUMPHANT
Aviatrix Lands Electra In California Amid Wild Reception
Boston Globe, February 7, 1938
AUSTRALIAN WILDFIRES OUT OF CONTROL, 22 DEAD
Melbourne Hero Saves Twin Girls From Deadly Blaze
Washington Times-Herald, May 1, 1945
Third Reich Crumbles, Hitler Captured By Russians
Los Angeles Times, August 20, 1945
U.S. DROPS THIRD A-BOMB
Kokura Destroyed As Japan Remains Defiant
Montreal Gazette, October 14, 1946
HITLER EXECUTED, GOERING NEXT FOR NOOSE
I.M.T. Delivers Its Own ‘Final Solution’
San Francisco Chronicle, February 3, 1951
VIOLIN Wunderkind, 14, VANISHES AFTER PERFORMANCE
Gerhardt Schenck Abducted At War Memorial Opera House
New York Times, March 9, 1951
TIME GONE WRONG
What’s Happening In Newark?
New York Times, June 16, 1954
GRISLY MASS GRAVE FOUND IN NEVADA DESERT
Monkeys, Dogs Burned, Buried With Torched Human Remains
Chicago Daily Tribune, February 4, 1959
FLIGHT OF TERROR ENDS IN MIRACLE
Buddy Holly Survives Crash In Iowa Field
London Times, August 20, 1960
FIERY COLLISION CLAIMS LIVERPOOL MUSICIANS
Four Brits Perish In Hamburg
Drunk Driver, Son Of Titanic Survivor, In Coma