July 6th, 2010


Expanding Universe Contest at sharonleewriter.com

Expanding Universe Contest at sharonleewriter.com

In celebration of the publication of Mouse and Dragon (The Liaden Universe), 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 (The Liaden Universe) 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.

Still need some convincing?

The first nine chapters of each of these novels may be read for free at the Baen website.
Conflict of Honors
Local Custom
Scout’s Progress

How The Contest Works:

*The Expanding Universe Contest is open to anyone — and everyone! — who has never, ever, cross-your-heart-&c read a Liaden Universe® novel.

*Reply here (note: must click through to sharonleewriter.com) with your name, and where you heard about the contest. From those who respond, 36 lucky winners will be chosen by drawing. If 36 or less people enter the contest, then everyone’s a winner!

*Each winner will be asked to provide their email address for purposes of receiving the code that will allow them to download their prize.

*A list of winners — with links to their websites, should they wish, and links to the website where they heard about the contest — will be published in Sharon Lee's blog.

Small Print: The contest will end at midnight Eastern Daylight Time (4:00 a.m. GMT) Friday, July 16. A list of winners will be posted on Sharon Lee's blog on Saturday, July 17. It is the responsibility of the winners to contact Sharon Lee according to the instructions given with the winner’s list. Prizes will be held for 12 days.

It’s that simple. So! Those friends you wanted to get hooked on the Liaden Universe®? Point ‘em this way. Been meaning to try this Liaden thing, but never got around to it? We’re making it as easy for you as we can.

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Bloggers take note!

If you’d like to share the news about the Expanding Universe Contest, there’s a little something in it for you, too. Post a link at the contest to your blog entry mentioning the contest, and be entered in a drawing for a $36 gift card from Barnes and Noble. Yes, you may also enter the drawing for a copy of The Dragon Variation, as long as you meet the contest criterion.

happy release day

Available today: Pathfinder: A Major Ariane Kedros Novel by Laura E. Reeve

Reserve Major Ariane Kedros needs a shot at redemption—and the mysterious aliens known as the Minoans need an extraordinary human pilot with a rejuv-stimulated metabolism like Ariane for a dangerous expedition to a distant solar system. But there’s a catch. The Minoans have to implant their technology in Ariane’s body—and it might not be removable. Ariane is willing to take the risk, but as she begins the perilous journey, there is an old enemy hiding within the exploration team who is determined to see that this mission will be the her last…

"Reeve drives the story at a breakneck pace, providing a fine mix of derring-do, honor and courage, and the familial bickering and affection of a close-knit crew.” Publishers Weekly on Peacekeeper (Arian Kedros, Book 1)