Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Mass giveaway! SPFBO 2017


(I'm hosting this giveaway, Rob J Hayes is organising it, all questions to him please!)


The SPFBO is a great opportunity, both for authors to show their works off to the world, and for readers to discover some hidden gems. The 3rd SPFBO is now in its final stages with the 10 finalists having been chosen, and the 10 bloggers steadily reading through each and handing in their final scores.

All 10 finalists from the 3rd SPFBO have teamed up to offer everyone a chance to win each of their books, and Mark has kindly agreed to host the giveaway, seeing as the SPFBO was his idea to begin with.

So whether you want to pick out a class and go questing with Sufficiently Advanced Magic, or experience the magical power that comes with owning facial hair in Chaos Trims My beard, watch an empire fall to demons in the Way Into Chaos, learn the power of song and spirits in Tiger Lilly, or go sailing with pirates in Where Loyalties Lie.

Maybe you want to exorcise some demons with Devil's Night Dawning, or get into trouble with Jack Bloodfist: Fixer, join a magical road trip with Pilgrimage to Skara, watch the world unmade in the War of Undoing, or see magic return to the world in the Crimson Queen.

This is your chance to do it all, and all you have to do to enter is leave a comment. If you've read a book from this SPFBO (or any other) why not tell us which one? Let us know which of this year's finalists you're banking on. Or just say hi. Any comment is an entry. (some means of contacting you would be good too)

The giveaway will run for 2 weeks and at the end of it 2 winners will be picked to each receive all 10 finalist books in digital format.

Good luck to everyone and thank you for supporting the Self Published Fantasy Blog Off.

Rob J. Hayes

(comments for this blog are moderated so don't worry if your comment doesn't appear immediately)

156 comments:

  1. They all look Amazing! (nikos.grego@gmail.com)

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  2. Hellztotheyez! djerrinuijen@gmail.com

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  3. bloody hells bells (djerrinuijen@gmail.com)

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  4. Anxious to read some of these.

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  5. Definitely interested! If I win, I make a promise right here to do reviews for each one on my blog!!

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  6. This borders on EPIC! Very cool of you guys doing this!

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  7. I already have read one, but I would like to read most of these, so count me in.

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  8. I love this giveaway! Reading self published books is one of my goals for the year.

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  9. That sounds like a good deal! I think this thing should link to my contact details?

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  10. Good luck to all the finalists! jonathan.auerbach at gmail.com

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  11. Oooooooh! Thanks writers! Good luck winners!

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  12. These sound awesome! Although if I won it would double the stack of books I have yet to read. On a side note in America, more specifically Pittsburgh, my book store only ever has the broken empire trilogy :( (z.bennett22@yahoo.com)

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  13. Cor blimey books books books.......... skah55@outlook.com

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  14. Moar books! I want all the books!

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  15. Thank you for this great giveaway! I heard so many good things about these finalists and would be happy to review them myself.
    nadine.olberding@gmail.com

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  16. I helped KickStart the Connoly books. The Crimson Queen was decent enough that I'm looking forward to the next one. I'd love to read the rest. Thanks for doing this for the community!

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  17. Great giveaway! I have already read Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew and it was amazing!
    Contact: uzunashvilidato@gmail.com

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  18. Yes, please! SPFBO has introduced me to some wonderful authors who I may not have ever learned of otherwise. I'm currently reading Lost Lore and LOVING it! Best of luck to all of this year's finalists! (hello@justinebergman.com)

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  19. Sufficiently Advanced Magic was incredible! By far one of my favorite books of the last few years.

    reddit username: hojomojo96

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  20. Good luck to all the finalists. (frankroden09@gmail.com)

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  21. Hey, would love to read any of these novels! Contact: ojasbhatia24@gmail.com

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  22. I read Sufficiently Advanced Magic and I loved the adventure! Can't wait for book 2. (Jimmybutler2357@gmail.com)

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  23. Sweet! The only one I've read is Where Loyalties Lie, luved it.

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  24. Wow! That's a reallay nice thing to do! I've read sufficiently advanced magic which I really enjoyed! Right now I just started reading crimson queen. Not far in, but this book is a perfect fit for me. Love it! I'd love to read any of the others. The two I have I got from your list and input on r/fantasy. This list is awesome!! g.edenro@gmail.com

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  25. I always like when authors are active on the /r/Fantasy subreddit, so I'm rooting for Sufficiently Advanced Magic (Salaris on Reddit).

    J03N45@Gmail.com

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  26. I want to say all of these books sound amazing, and congrats to everyone for making it so far.
    Guilljac12@gmail.com

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  27. I would always like a free book. Twitter: https://twitter.com/colinrothwell

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  28. Can I have a free book, please. https://twitter.com/colinrothwell

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  29. FAITHLESS by Graham King should be here!!!!!!!!!!!! Tronbuster@gmail.com

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  30. FAITHLESS SHOULD HAVE WON. ALSO I HATE YOU ALL FOR MAKING ME READ WORM! tronbuster@gmail.com

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  31. Ooh... a girl can't have too many books. ;p

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  32. The real question is how many of these books will I have bought and read by the time the giveaway is over... The race is on!

    Twitter: @PlasticShroud

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  33. I'm in, I'm in!!!
    You can contact me through twitter:
    @Marielle_Ooms Fingers crossed! :)

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  34. The more the merrier :D
    Secondary email address: merixa.aleria@yahoo.com

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  35. Would be awesome to win these! mindfire@vt.edu

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  36. Awesome!! Of the finalists, I've only read Sufficiently Advanced Magic so far and it was a great read. I'm particularly looking forward to reading Where Loyalties Lie and Chaos Trims My Beard (certainly the winner for quirkiest title!). (Reddit name: Tigrari)

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  37. Where Loyalties Lie. Great story with even greater follo w on in The Fifth Empire. It is the only one of these I've read so far so a freebie would ensure I pick another

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  38. I'm so in! All the books sound great, and I promise to review every last one of them on goodreads, my blog and amazon. (My big goal of 2018 is to review everything I read. https://www.goodreads.com/desertroses.)

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  39. When it comes to song magic, Ar Tonelico is the series I always go to, but I'm interested in how Tiger Lily does this! I'm i_like_fantasy_tho at Reddit!

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  40. When it comes to song magic I always go to Ar Tonelico, but I'm interested in how Tiger Lily handles this! ...Although the beard magic sounds quite intriguing... (Reddit: i_like_fantasy_tho)

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  41. Chaos trims my beard is the best title ever.

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  42. Books? I haven't read any of these but several look interesting enough to go on my to read list.

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  43. Interested in reading all of these! On Twitter I’m @DustyE.

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  44. I love this competition - I picked up "The Grey Bastards" from last years competition, and am very much looking forward to finding new favourites this year1

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  45. I am a person who enjoys books, I would be elated to have books bestowed upon me from on high.
    My Electronic Mailing address is mike.longwill@gmail.com.

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  46. I have not read any of these yet but keep seeing Sufficiently Advanced Magic and The Crimson Queen around. I'll go ahead and pile the other 8 alongside them on my TBR! (dani.larance@gmail.com)

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  47. I'm currently reading Heart of Stone by Been Galley out of this year's pool. Haven't read any of the finalists yet though!

    a_neonta (at) hotmail.com

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  48. I have read Sufficiently Advanced Magic. It was one of my favorite reads of last year. I'm looking forward to the next book!
    Twitter - Hopeformortis

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  49. Oooooo... Good luck to everyone!

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  50. I have 4 on Kindle already (not saying which ones!!) but....BOOKS.....welcome - come to me :)

    Carole-Ann @TheBookRest

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  51. Thanks for running this contest! I have read Sufficiently Advanced Magic even though I haven't read many LitRPG (is that right) and really enjoyed it.
    @JoeSlucher

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  52. Sufficiently Advanced Magic has been my favourite book recently, glad to see it come to far! Thank you for hosting this contest. (shadd3x@gmail.com)

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  54. Thanks for doing this! (bjd932@gmail.com)

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  55. I shall comment. Though currently reading the Crimson Queen right now.

    Thanks for running the SPFBO Mark

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  56. Books are always good. Free books even better. Baldur456@hotmail.com

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  57. More books just what I need in life

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  58. I would love these!

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  59. Honestly, this sounds amazing!

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  60. This is awesome! rsparks1221987@gmail.com

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  61. This is awesome! Rsparks1221987@gmail.com

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  62. I love books they are delicious for my brain.

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  63. I haven't read any of the books in the giveaway but I'm a huge fan of Harry Connolly's Twenty Palaces series. dpmoring@gmail.com

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  64. I have read Sufficiently Advanced Magic and have The Crimson Queen on my TBR pile. They all look good though! Would love to win. Bethrosser@hotmail.co.uk

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  65. Thanks for running the contest Mark, there’s some great books in there!

    m-craig@hotmail.com

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  66. Thanks for running the contest Mark, there are some great books in there.

    m-craig@hotmail.com

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  67. Sooo.... Passing by to say hi! I love your contribution to self-publishing authors Mark :)

    Contact mean: Twitter: @marcplgap

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  68. Come to me, my bookies.... @sayirose (twit)

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  69. Omg, please!! You can never have too many fantasy books.

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  70. I've read Crimson Queen and Where Loyalties Lie, and and have Chaos Trims My Beard on deck. I think The Crimson Queen might edge out WLL as my favorite of the two, but both are great books and deserve much recognition.
    - Adam
    @swiff

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  71. Hi,
    I got back into reading in 2017. I'm really excited for all these titles and plan to read them all. Thanks
    (Alexander.vienneau@gmail.com)

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  72. Haven’t had a chance to pick up these books so it’d be awesome to win! Heard great things. (juliettecurran@hotmail.com)

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  73. If I didn't know better, from looking at these covers, I would assume "SPFBO" is short for "spiffy books." Lots of good looking stuff there that I would enjoy winning. (johnsherck@google.com)

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  74. I want to read them all! nnnnnnn

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  75. Well, new books are always nice but lately, mostly on reddit, I've heard a lot of talk about Andrew Rose's book, it would be cool to win it. Nevertheless, of course, any of them will delight me.

    therobertfall@gmail.com

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  76. Always appreciate the book recommendations. Really enjoyed the Grey Bastards from last year’s contest. Will definitely be reading some of this years (even if I have to buy them).

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  77. Thanks for hosting this give away! ccorbintalley@yahoo.com

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  78. These all look great and I haven't read any of them yet.
    Twitter: @Tik_Tock

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  79. There is room on my Ereader for just one more... or two... or ten.

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  80. I read Sufficiently Advanced Magic. It was my first lit-rpg book and I enjoyed it!

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  81. Ooh, I've been hearing great things about these ones this year!
    (foreverlostinliterature@gmail.com)

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  82. Having read many of the finalists from the last two years, I'm looking forward to giving these fine folk a good reading too. @Gavinhub

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  83. Well, more books can't be bad!

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  84. Your recommendations to my eyes and mind are appreciated and enjoyed.

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  85. Many are on my TBR list (rwalther137@gmail.com)

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  86. I've read Devil's Night Dawning. Not surprised it has made the list.

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  87. I haven't read any of them but excited for this giveaway! Especially Where Loyalties Lie by Rob J Hayes... Piratey goodness. Arrggghhh..

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  88. I would love a chance to get into some of the cream of the crop in fantasy self-pub!

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  89. I would love to win! Sufficiently Advanced Magic is on my to-read-list this year. (edmonds.writer@gmail.com)

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  90. I read Sufficiently Advanced Magic, and very much enjoyed it - I can't wait for the follow ups.

    I am now going to have to "watch an empire fall to demons in the Way Into Chaos" - sounds interesting.

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  91. I hope to win , but I will pick up the books eventually.

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  92. Thanks to KittyG on youtube found a new fav author in Damian Black. Cant wait read the others. You can find me on twitter @chadwelsh2 and cwel1978@yahoo.com

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  93. Need this in my life. Hook ya boi up
    Justinjones2842@gmail.com

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  94. Books! I'm picking it's between Sufficiently Advanced Magic and Where Loyalties Lie, although The Crimson Queen looks equally as likely... Ugh, can't choose! One of them!

    aldreaalien1[at]gmail.com

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  95. Sufficiently Advanced Magic & Devil's Night Dawning are both in my TBR!

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  96. I would love a chance to read the top in self pub fantasy

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  97. As a friend used to say - BACK TO THE PIT!

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  98. I certainly wouldn't mind owning these fine books.

    Twitter: @210Darryl

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  99. I read Way Into Chaos by Harry Connolly when I kickstarted it. Great stuff, and a real departure from his previous work. I can't recommend it enough!

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  100. SAM seems like a book I would love to read

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  101. Davil's Night Dawning because of Kitty.

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  102. Awesome! I am excited! contact me at RaderJR5@gmail.com

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  103. Wait am I too late to be a part of this? I want to be a part of this!

    callmeglaiza@gmail.com

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  104. Found this blog today... bye bye working hours, both reading the blog and the books recommended. (alicefmason8@gmail.com)

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  105. This sounds great. rustynteri@gmail.com

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  106. I would love an opportunity to read something new

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  107. Sounds great....fully enjoying Devil's Night Dawning at the moment...(danntodd.001(at)outlook)

    I figure y'all can figure out the part that's missing

    Please don't add me to any spam lists.

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  108. These are all new to me except for Connolly's work.... who is awesome.

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  109. Anything that promotes great Authors and their work is an awesome thing. In our current society of instant gratification, reading has been relegated to the patient few. It is sad that the Authors of today have to rely on a dwindling readership to establish themselves :/ I have been following Harry Connolly since Child of Fire and want to see more of his Vision.

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  110. Thank you everyone who entered. I have picked two numbers from the RNG gods and the winners are Colin Rothwell and Nikos Eleftherios. Congratulations, both of you. I shall be in touch shortly to deliver your books.

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