Dead Iron is coming out next week! Next. Week. My first steampunk novel will be in the wild world on July 5th, looking for readers who like a tale filled with monsters and magic, guns and gears, heroes and heartbreak, all wrapped up in a bit of old west steam wonderment. I am, predictably, terrified and excited and hopeful, as I am with most new releases. I really loved writing this book and have so many plans for the characters and the world. As a matter of fact, I'm working on book 2 right this very minute (well, not THIS minute, but you know THAT minute) and can't wait to see how it all turns out. To celebrate the almost release, I am giving away five copies of Dead Iron! This is a short turn-around contest, so I can get them mailed and on your doorstep by release day. Ready? Just leave a comment about any old thing--book you're reading, vacation you're taking, movie you're watching, things you're doing this fine summertime--on my blog, or Facebook, or LiveJournal. I will pull 3 (three) US only winners Thursday midnight PST, and post the winners' names. I will immediately mail Dead Iron in such a way that it will arrive by the 5th (I know we have a pesky holiday on the 4th with no mail service, but I think I can get it to land on your doorstep on the 5th if I make quick like a bunny to the post office on Friday.) To get it in time, you'll need to give me your mailing address as soon as you can. I will pull 2 (two) international winners, but cannot get Dead Iron to you by release day. 🙁 I will mail it as soon as I get your address though. That's FIVE copies of Dead Iron up for grabs! Okay. You know what to do....go, go, go!