Monday, January 24, 2011

Invasion of the Feechies!

For those of you who caught my subtle hintings in my next-to-last post (yeah, I thought they were a wee bit too subtle), this is indeed something monumental, creeping in through the crimson back door.


That is right!  Didn't you heart just leap at the sound?  The feechies are invading Teenage Writer in the form of a giveaway!  Tis the INVASION OF THE FEECHIES GIVEAWAY! :D

*applause recording*

The book?

The one and only, brand-new paperback: The Charlatan's Boy, a Christian Fantasy with a Southern twang!  (You can check out my review of it here.)

Many thanks to WaterBrook Multnomah for the inadvertent opportunity for this giveaway.  (They sent it to me on accident and said I could use it for a giveaway.  Oh well. ;)

Now, the rules go thus:

1. You must be within the United States or Canada to enter.  My apologies, Aussies and European friends (as well as anyone else who is outside of either category). :)

2. You cannot be a sibling.   (Those of you who live near me and know secret pacts to evilly steal the prize.)  By the way, I forgot to mention that Manny the Magnificent Mooch (mwahahha) managed to make up the title.  Wow, alliteration galore.

Now, to the good stuff.  Like my other giveaways, I shall conduct this by way of entries.  You do yada yada and get yada yada entries into the giveaway.  Then, once the giveaway is over, I pop the numbers into the Random Number Generator and poof!  We get a winner!

Now, here are the tasks you can undertake to attempt to conquer your opponents and join the feechie side.

1) You can be a follower or follow my blog.  Bam.  Instant entry.

2) You can blog about the giveaway.  Bang.  Instant entry.  Please give me the link once you've blogged about it via email or a comment below, so I can verify. :)  And, should someone come off of your blog and enter my giveaway, you get an extra entry.

3) Now, this is the tricky part.  Whoever can find the reference to one following passages of Scripture AND tie it to something in a Christian Fantasy book (believe me, all of them have a tie-in), gets another entry.  You may NOT look it up on an online Bible site or anywhere else on the Internet.  Believe me, it's just too easy that way. ;)  Feel free to scour your Bible, though.

Here are the passages. :)  Once someone finds the references AND the tie-in (you cannot get the entry without it) it can no longer be claimed for an entry.  So hurry! :O  Please make note of this: You can only figure out ONE reference and fantasy tie-in per person.  This gets you one entry--you CANNOT get two of the references and tie-ins for two entries, etc..  Please do not spoil it for other seekers. :)

Seek, and you shall find.

"The wolf and the lamb will feed together,  
   and the lion will eat straw like the ox, 
   and dust will be the serpent’s food. 
They will neither harm nor destroy 
   on all my holy mountain,” 
            says the LORD."

They are “the two olive trees” and the two lampstands, and “they stand before the Lord of the earth.” If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die.
3) (this one is the last half of a verse)

"He will crush your head, 
   and you will strike his heel.”

Good luck!  You'll need it. ;)  Some of the fantasy tie-in's are rather obscure.

One last note: this giveaway ends February 4th, at 11:59 PM.  The winner will be required to send me their address so I can mail the book.

All right, then!



Star-Dreamer said...

I just agreed to review it from Multnomah too. Have to wait, but I'm so happy they had it up for review! :) Can't wait to read it.

(on a side note, interesting verification code... "spell"... that could be taken several ways, I suppose, but for a fantasy writer... hmmm...) :D

The Director said...

Hee hee.. I've heard all about this book, but haven't read it yet... *is excited*

Okay, well.. I follow you, so does that count as an entry?? :D

Aw, dude, the first Scripture reference is too easy, methinks! *points to Bible open on desk* Isaiah 65:25.
Reference is L. B. Graham's The Binding of the Blade series. The last book is entitled, "All My Holy Mountain," and throughout the books there are references to a prophecy containing the words, "Peace will be restored On all my holy mountain."

Hee hee... I love those books!

Oh, and thanks for the giveaway, by the way!

Jake said...

Ha! The others aren't so easy. ;) I knew someone would get it right away...

So that grabs you...two entries! Aye, ye already follow me, so ye get an entry. With a possibility of a third...? ;)

No problem. It was either that or...have two copies of the book. ;)

Eldra said...

Your link to the review isn't there. Just thought I'd let you know.

Jake said...

*blinks* It should be...

Hm. It wasn't. :P Oh well. It's fixed now. :)

whisper said...

I follow! :) Just one entry for me for now, but mayhap I'll try and earn other entries later... too tired at the moment. Thanks for holding this giveaway, Jake! And the Scripture idea is clever. :)


Jake said...

Excellent! Thank you for entering, Whisper. :) May you have a good night's rest!

The Director said...

Er... Jake? I'm sorry, just a question: Isn't that last Scripture ref. supposed to be: He will strike your heel, and you will crush his head? Not talking fantasy tie-ins, just the actual Scripture..... am I mistaken? Sorry, just had to check....

Jake said...

Tis actual Scripture. :) I copied and pasted...but tis from the NIV version. You may have a different one. :)

The Director said...

Hm... okay :) I'll stop commenting non-entry comments now ;)

Eagles Wings said...

- Posting about giveaway. (

Grrr. *has no idea what the verses are from*

Jake said...


Haha, I knew some of them were too obscure. ;) Keep raking the Bible, and you'll find them...eventually...

Eagles Wings said...

Aye, I meant what fantasy book...

Creative Artist said...

Ooh, I know two of them... But I can't enter. Sorry for wasting a comment... *disappears forever, never to return*

--Vren (ith :D)

Millardthemk said...

I follow!

Jake said...

Thanks, Mil! :D

Pam said...

I follow. Right? Or do I....?
OH WAIT. NOW I DO. I joined your following. Bwhaaahahahahaha.

Hey, I'm not a sibling either! :)