Sunday, July 4, 2010

Expanding Universe Contest

July is a great month for summer reads, a great month for contests, and a great month to try a Liaden novel if you haven't yet. I'm passing along info on this great contest and encouraging all of you who enjoy romance and/or science fiction, to take a look at this series.

July is also a great month for this author to have a birthday blog bash!
First, take a look at this contest, details below, and go enter! And come back here through the month for more mayhem. Every Wednesday of the month, I'll announce a contest & on July 17th (5-6pm EST), I'll be partying at the Samhain Cafe for "Christmas in July". I'll post more on that later.

Sharon Lee & Steve Miller are the author team behind the classic and ever-popular Liaden Universe®. This series of “adventurous romantic space opera” holds cross-over appeal for both romance and science fiction readers.

To celebrate the release of MOUSE AND DRAGON, Lee and Miller’s thirteenth Liaden novel, the authors are hosting a contest. It’s open to anyone and everyone who has yet to sample a Liaden Universe® novel.

Not only that, but if you’re a blogger who wants to help spread the word about it, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $36.00 gift card from Barnes and Noble! And if you’re a blogger new to the Liaden novels of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, you can enter both tiers of the contest.

Here is an excerpt from the official announcement at Sharon Lee’s blog:

In celebration of the publication of Mouse and Dragon, the thirteenth novel set in their Liaden Universe®, authors Sharon Lee and Steve Miller are holding an Expanding Universe Contest! Yes! No less than thirty-six electronic copies of The Dragon Variation will be given away.

The Dragon Variation is an omnibus edition of three Liaden Universe® novels — Conflict of Honors, one of the first modern SFRomances; Local Custom, second place winner of the Prism Award for best Futuristic of 2002; and Scout’s Progress, the first place winner of the Prism Award for best Futuristic of 2002, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice for Best SF Novel of its year, and the prequel to Mouse and Dragon.

That's three complete novels under one cover. No prior knowledge of the Liaden Universe® required. Electronic! In Baen Books’ DRM-free, multiplatform style. This omnibus can be read on your Kindle, your phone, your iPad, your desktop, or other ereader.

To enter the contest, visit Sharon Lee’s blog and follow the instructions you see there (it’s easy). Winners will be announced on Saturday, July 17, 2010.



Mike said...

If you've never read any Liaden Universe (r) books, I envy you!

Why? Because you've got a chance, right now, to enter this contest and win three books that will introduce you to this great series.

Clans, customs, honor, characters that you want to meet -- and a healthy dash of romance? Good reading!

So -- go enter the contest. And if you win, enjoy! If you don't win, well, the ebooks and paper copies are available from Baen webscriptions (at or fine bookstores everywhere, so get yourself a copy and enjoy! Because I have to tell you, you should read these books.

And then you'll know why I envy you.

Heather Massey said...

Thanks for posting this, Ella!