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Old 11-04-2012, 11:18 PM   #1
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FREE GIVEAWAY: "The Keeper of Dawn" -- Literary / Coming-of-Age

Readers' surprise over the the cliffhanger ending in my coming-of-age novel, THE KEEPER OF DAWN, has prompted me to make the first half available online free of charge. And here’s the challenge: Those readers who can successfully predict the ending will be able to download the eBook for free, as well as receive a complimentary signed paperback. This is my way of meeting the reader halfway, of giving them the choice to keep going. Besides, if you already know what’s going to happen halfway through the book, then I’ve failed as a writer to craft an original story.

Here is the synopsis:

15-year-old Jacob Hawthorne comes from a wounded past. With a self-absorbed mother, an estranged father, and an older brother on the other side of the world, only the unlikely friendship with his grandfather can lure Jacob back home. But home feels like a distant memory from the shore of Raker Island, the isolated campus of one of the Northeast’s elite prep schools.

As the surrogate bonds of a cloistered all-boys school fall into place, Jacob finds himself among other sons of privilege who suffer the same affliction—growing up in their fathers’ shadow. The old adage—the sons of great men rarely attain greatness—haunts these boys as they try to redefine themselves in the wake of lives left behind on the mainland. But when tragedy strikes, Jacob is forced to journey into the past to reclaim a well-guarded family secret.


A submission form for predictions and contest rules can be found on my website: www.jbhickmanonline.com


Download the first half of the book at Smashwords:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/241922


AMAZON US:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Keeper-of-...keeper+of+dawn


AMAZON UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Keeper-o...2087566&sr=8-2

NOOK:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-...=2940044976122
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:03 PM   #2
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Book cover wins award

This book cover was just nominated for the eBook Indie Covers award! Check it out. It's a really great site:

http://ebookindiecovers.com/monthly-...-cover-awards/
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:05 PM   #3
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Tribute Books recently interviewed me. The Q&A can be found at this link:

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Old 12-23-2012, 12:35 PM   #4
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In lieu of the challenge...

Free eBook until the end of the year!
(Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Sony, Kobo, ePub, PDF)

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/241922

Use coupon code: AC53G
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:43 PM   #5
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Just a reminder that free downloads of the eBook expires on Wednesday, January 16th. Time is running out!
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:17 PM   #6
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I'm making the eBook free until 2/17
(Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Sony, Kobo, ePub, PDF)

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/241922

Use coupon code: EB47Q

If you don't have a Smashwords account, contact me directly at johnbhickman@yahoo.com and I will email you the eBook file.
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My book is free today only (April 25th) on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Keeper-of-.../dp/B009V7HOPW

Download free to your Kindle!
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:54 AM   #8
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My book is free today and tomorrow (5/22, 5/23) on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Keeper-of-.../dp/B009V7HOPW

Download free to your Kindle!
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