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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

AT LAST The Treasure Hunt Results!

The Isle of Fire Treasure Hunt is over!

96 Readers participated in this hunt, more than triple the number who set sail on the Isle of Swords Hunt. I cannot thank you enough for all you've done to get the word out about my books. Remember, these aren't just stories, but they are tools that God can use to bring people closer to Him. You've all been footsoldiers, taking the message into battle. I am humbled. All I can say is thank you.
And now, the winners...

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For the #1 & 2 Treasure Hunters (the adventurous ones who accumulate the most Treasure Points) I will give you one copy of every new book I write...for LIFE. That means, should the Lord allow me to live long enough to write all the stories rattling around in my head, you will get a signed copy of each one sent directly to you. Of course, if you move and don't give me your new address, then…someone else will be getting all those books. Doh! AND I will name a character** in my next fantasy series after you. That's correct: I'll use your real name, your username, or a character name you create as a character in my new fantasy series. Of course, if your name is Bob, we’ll need to go with something a little more fantasy-ish. And Here they are, the two grand prize winners:

Rien Takhid*: 14770
Butterfli_1: 10150

*I'm still awaiting some clarification on points, so this may change the order of 1 & 2, but not their status as winners.

Rien & Butterfli: Please email me your mailing address and the fantasy name you'd like me to use for your character in one of my new fantasy stories. Please put: Books 4 Life Winner Character Name in the subject line of that email!

For the #3, #4, and #5 Treasure Hunter: I will send you a signed copy of any book I’ve written AND give you a choice of A) sending you a signed copy of an original, unpublished fantasy short story I’ve written called “Forget Me Not.” –OR- B) You can invite a bunch of your friends together some evening, and I will personally call and talk to you and your friends about the books, about writing, about your favorite kind of pizza—whatever’s clever. The three Prize-winning Runners up are:

BDeastman: 8460
Cson: 7520
JonM: 5250

BD, Cson, and Jon: Please email me and tell me which of my 5 books you'd like a signed. Include your current email address. Also, please tell me whether you want the "Limited Edition Unpublished Short Story" or the "Virtual Visit" where I call you and your friends some night to discuss the books. Please put: My Book Request and Prize Choice
in the subject line of your email.

One final thought: I probably won't be writing another book in the Isle of Swords, Isle of Fire series for a while. That does NOT mean that there won't be another hunt. As you know, author Christopher Hopper and I are cowriting a two book fantasy series. Believe me when I tell you, you have NO idea the kind of CRAZY adventure Mr. Hopper and I will cook up for you as we prepare to release the first book in this new series. Look for the new Hunt to begin some time around late Spring 2009. And as always, Never alone.


jon m. said...

Thanks for hosting the Treasure Hunt! Can't wait till the next one!

Rien Takhid said...

Wahoo! All that work paid off. Books for life... :-D

Thanks for running off the hunt! It was a lot of fun.

Alexandria.butterfli_1 said...

Wow, this is so cool! I didn't expect it, so when I saw I screamed in shock and scared my baby sister half to death...congrats to the other awesome winners! Thank you so much for all the fun this contest was! =]

Alassiel said...

Congratulations, everyone! That was alot of hard work.

Mr. Batson, did you give anyone the extra five hundred points for your favorite video?

the lion hearted said...

Congrats everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sword Warrior said...

Congratulations to the winners!!!

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

Congrats to the winners!

B. D. Eastman said...

GREAT JOB Rien and Alexandria!! Im so bummed I should of worked a bit harder!! :) Awesome competition! :)

everlastingscribe said...

b.d. eastman, don't be bummed!

I'm sure the Capt'n will come up with another chance for 'fortune and glory, fortune and glory'* :-D and now that you've done one treasure hunt, you can keep in practice for the next one!

*Indiana Jones

Arysta said...

Congrats guys!

Anonymous said...

Great job guys!

BTW: When you say a that you won't be writing more IoS books for a while that doesn't necessarily mean "ever" does it? There were just a lot of strings hanging.But I can't wait for this new series your taking about!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, guys!! That's one prize that's definetly worth it. Mr. Batson, does that mean there will NOT be another book after Isle of Fire? Because I read it and it definetly does not seem like there could be anything after that. Just wondering. I also heard that you were doing a series called the Dark Sea Annals, is that true?

~ queenofnarnia

Allyson said...

Congrats Winners, that hard work really paid off didn't it??

Can't wait to read the next books that he writes though. I'll be looking for them when they come out...

Cirtolthiel said...

Congrats to the winners! And I thank you for hosting such a great contest.

Cirtolthiel said...

congrats to the winners! I can't wait till next year and when you publish another book! Never Alone!