In any case, definitely hop over to Derek Molata's site! He's giving away THREE copies of Karin Lowachee's most recent novel, THE GASLIGHT DOGS. And Karin even offered to sign and personalize each copy!
A little bit about the book: (Copied from Derek's site)
At the edge of the known world, an ancient nomadic tribe faces a new enemy-an Empire fueled by technology and war.
A young spiritwalker of the Aniw and a captain in the Ciracusan army find themselves unexpectedly thrown together. The Aniw girl, taken prisoner from her people, must teach the reluctant soldier a forbidden talent – one that may turn the tide of the war and will surely forever brand him an outcast.
From the rippling curtains of light in an Arctic sky, to the gaslit cobbled streets of the city, war is coming to the frozen north. Two people have a choice that will decide the fates of nations – and may cast them into a darkness that threatens to bring destruction to both their peoples.
A little bit about the author: What I know personally? Karin's super friendly--and funny, too! We're twitter friends, and I really can't wait to read THE GASLIGHT DOGS.
And here's some info that I copied from Karin's website:
Karin was born in South America, grew up in Canada, and worked in the Arctic. Her first novel WARCHILD won the 2001 Warner Aspect First Novel Contest. Both WARCHILD (2002) and her third novel CAGEBIRD (2005) were finalists for the Philip K. Dick Award. CAGEBIRD won the Prix Aurora Award in 2006 for Best Long-Form Work in English and the Spectrum Award also in 2006. Her second novel BURNDIVE debuted at #7 on the Locus Bestseller List. Her books have been translated into French, Hebrew, and Japanese.Ok, so go on. All you have to do to win is COMMENT on Derek's contest post.
And stay tuned, there are tons of great contests going on right now! I'll be back tomorrow with more to share...