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Another Contest!

Tom Piccirilli contacted me last night to see if we’d be interested in being one of two booksellers participating in a new contest he’s cooked up. Naturally, I said yes. Here’s the details:

Nightjack/Headstone City Contest

Tom Piccirilli’s new novel NIGHTJACK deals with a group of misfits who all suffer from multiple personality disorder.  Here’s the story:  Pace is one of a group of four men who each suffer from MPD, experiencing complex delusions, hallucinations, and sometimes fantastical identities.  The four go into hiding in the city, trying to piece together what happened when apparently one of their alternate personalities went on a killing spree at the hospital where they were patients.

For unknown reasons, Pace is able to access others’ delusions–when alternate personalities take over members of the group, Pace alone is able to see and experience the intense hallucinations and detailed back-stories of each persona.  Including Princess Eirrin, ten thousand year old sorceress and heir to the Atlantean throne; the Red Dreamer, an autistic child and sage; Smoker, a half-breed gunman from 1880s Arizona; Thaddeus, friend and companion to St. Paul, spreading the word of Christ across a troubled new world; Mei Lau, concubine to a Manchu Emperor, who’s spent a decade in slavery for the moment when she may set a nation free.

Anyone who pre-orders a copy of Tom’s next paperback novel HEADSTONE CITY (due out from Bantam in February) from us will automatically be entered into the BE AN ALTERNATE IDENTITY contest. 

Who knows what kind of character you’ll be.  Will you be a saint or killer?  Poet or hitman?  Hero or betrayer? Human or alien sloth?

Here’s your chance to find out! 

Complete rules can be found here.


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1 Comment

  1. Hey Neil

    I just recieved my first large order from you, and I wanted to comment in a somewhat public area.

    Exemplary service; ridiculously well packaged, protected, and shipped product. All the books arrived in mint condition, and I can’t say enough about the time and effort you put into ensuring that your customers are happy with their purchase.

    You’re a pleasure to deal with, and I’m thrilled to say that you’re my book (crack) dealer of choice from now on. I’ll be spreading the word, as well.

    William Lexner

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