By A.M. Harte
Posted May 2, 2011
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Forget Somalia! Real pirates live in SPACE.
That’s right. Look up. No, not at the ceiling. Past that, into the wide, open sky overhead. It may look empty and peaceful, but there’s a war going on up there. Or there will be, 30 years in the future.
Introducing our first author on Party Like It’s 1889: MCM, also known as Michael ‘Can’t-Beat-Him’ Milligan!
Backstage, there’s been a lot of squabbling between the authors over who will get the most comments this month. MCM is the first up to the bat, and he’s determined to stay in first place!
As a matter of fact, for this week only, MCM is offering a 50% discount on his futuristic science fiction thriller Typhoon! That’s right — you can enjoy all the ruthless space pirates, evil corporations, dangerous missions and kick-ass adventures for half the price! #sweet
To get the discount, head on over to Smashwords and use coupon code VR28K before Sunday May 8.
And that’s not all!
This week MCM is giving away a $10 Amazon voucher AND a paperback of your choosing from the 1889 Labs library (open worldwide!). That’s right. TWO prizes, you lucky people.
Winners will be chosen using a random number generator which will pull from all the comments MCM receives this week. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have, so get your fingers ready!
For a chance to win the Amazon voucher or paperback, complete as many missions below as possible!
1. Leave a comment on this very post right now telling us how you’d hide a space fighter the size of a small bus so that the police would never find it!
2. Tweet about the contest using the hashtag #1889party and get your friends involved!
3. Post your favourite pirate joke on our Facebook page!
4. Check out this week’s recap for one handy list of all MCM’s party posts!
5. For TEN extra entries, post a photo on the 1889 Labs facebook wall of you, your cat, or whatever/whoever you want, reading Typhoon (either print or ebook).
Couldn’t be more simple!
The contest closes Saturday May 7 at 11:59 EDT, with winners announced on Sunday. Winners announced!
But remember, ALL your comments on the list above also count towards the grand prize giveaway for a Kindle, VIP tickets and more! #yesreally
Confused? The entire month of May, we’re throwing a massive party. There are DOZENS of ways to win, and over ten cool prizes up for grabs! More details here.
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