Win a Kindle Fire, a 17th-Century Italian Rapier, or a Deluxe Fantasy Gift Box

The big day is here! Welcome to the official launch of Dreamlander.

You can purchase the book in paperback or the  Kindle and Nook formats.

I need your help to ensure the book has a successful launch week, so please join the party! I’m celebrating all this week with daily giveaways, culminating in our Grand Prize giveaway!

Grand Prize

At the beginning of last month, I asked readers to vote on which of the following three prizes they would like me to offer. The response was great, and I’ve decided to go ahead and give the winner his choice of prizes.

Prize A: A 17th-century Italian rapier (much like the one Chris uses in the book). Value: $285

Prize B: A Kindle Fire. Value: $199

Prize C: Deluxe Fantasy Gift Box. Value: $163

  • Black Velvet Renaissance Cloak
  • Calligraphy Pen Set (includes quill pen with calligraphy nib, 5 extra calligraphy nibs, and ink pot with 15 ml black ink)
  • Handmade Dragon Bookmark
  • Anatomy of the Castle Coffee Table Book by John Gibson
  • Sword Pendant Necklace (the sword actually comes out of the sheath!)
  • Delusional Unicorn Magnet
  • Truffettes de France All Natural French Truffles Dusted with Cocoa Powder (2.2 lbs)

Bonus—Hourly Prize Today Only: Behold the Dawn E-Book (Mobi, Epub, or PDF).

From 6 AM to 11 PM, I’ll be drawing a winner every hour for the digital version of my medieval epic Behold the Dawn. Winning this prize does not exclude you from the Grand Prize drawing on Friday, but the sooner you enter this one, the better your chances of winning! Check back throughout the day to discover hourly winners, listed below:

6 AM: Grigory Ryzakov

7 AM: Joanna Coleman

8 AM: Dominic Brasted

9 AM: Kris Cramer

10 AM: Patricia Moussatche

11 AM: Caryn M. Block

12 PM: Richard Weatherly

1 PM: Candy Newby

2 PM: Stephanie Coleman

3 PM: Steve Tuffill

4 PM: Andy Poole

5 PM: Rebecca Russell

6 PM: Chris Olinger

7 PM: Danny Tew

8 PM: Shary Hover

9 PM: Tasha Turner

10 PM: Lin Barrett

11 PM: Rodney J. Rodriguez


The contest will run all week, and you can do several things to earn contest points and increase your chances of winning. For every contest point earned, your name will be entered once more into the pool (e.g., if you’ve earned 18 points, you have 18 chances of winning).

You can win points by:

1. Tweet the following message each day of the week. Duplicate posts per day will be counted as one post.

Tweet about the book = 1 point per day, possible 5 points over the course of the week.

2. Share this post on Facebook. Be sure to tag me (@K.M. Weiland), so I can find and count your posts. You’ll need to “like” my page in order to tag me. Duplicate posts per day will be counted as one post.

Share on Facebook = 1 point per day, possible 5 points over the course of the week.

3. Post a picture of the book after purchase. See “Photo Contest” below for more details, as well as info on the bonus contest for $40 in gift certificates.

Post a picture = 5 points

Winners will be announced Friday, December 7th.

Photo Contest

Another fun thing I’m doing with this launch is a photo contest. After you’ve purchased your copy of Dreamlander (paperback or digital), snap a creative photo of the book (or your e-reader with the book’s cover displayed on the screen) and post it to either Pinterest or Facebook. Be sure to tag me @K.M. Weiland, so I can find and acknowledge your entry.

At the end of the month (plenty of time for those of you who prefer hard copies to order and receive the book), I will be selecting the most creative photo and awarding the winner a $40 gift card bundle, featuring certificates from Amazon, iTunes, Starbucks, and What the Dickens?.

Good luck to everyone in the drawing, have fun, and thank you for helping me celebrate the launch of Dreamlander!

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K.M. Weiland is the award-winning and internationally-published author of the acclaimed writing guides Outlining Your Novel, Structuring Your Novel, and Creating Character Arcs. A native of western Nebraska, she writes historical and fantasy novels and mentors authors on her award-winning website Helping Writers Become Authors.


  1. @KM Weiland I ordered my ebook this morning but Amazon still hasn’t sent me a receipt.

    sharing on facebook now too.

  2. @Francisca: Oh dear, sorry to hear that!

    @Chris: Thank you! I’ll make sure your book-purchase points are tallied.

  3. Does your contest include the UK? Your book sounds a fascinating read, so Ive just bought a copy for my Kindle…but I live in Scotland.

  4. Yes, absolutely! I decided to make the contest worldwide this time. I hate excluding people. All you have to do is email me your receipt!

  5. Oh, marvellous! I will do :o)

  6. Just ordered my Kindle version of the book and sent you the receipt/proof of purchase through your e-mail! I’ve been wanting to read one of your books for a long time. So happy I was able to buy Dreamlander! Now I have a new book to read over the holidays! (Not that I needed another.) 😉

    -Jessica P.

  7. Just shared about the giveaway on facebook! 😀

    -Jessica P.

  8. Thank you! Just tallied up your points.

  9. Deb Van Zelfden says

    Was late in reading my email. Shame on me. Purchased on Kindle. Very excited to read this.


  10. Thank you! Be sure to send me your receipt, so I can enter you in the contest!

  11. I got my copy of Dreamlander for the Kindle. Looking forward to the read.

  12. No need to tell Santa. 😉 I couldn’t resist it and decided to get the awesome deal on your Kindle version. 99 cents… how could I pass that up! I love my hardbacks, but couldn’t purchase it at this time. I’ll send you the receipt when I get it in my email.

  13. Congratulations on the launch, Kathy. I hope it’s a huge success for you! 🙂

  14. I can’t wait to start reading Dreamlander! 🙂

    Bought for my Kindle, and also tweeted and posted on Facebook about it.

  15. I just downloaded the Kindle book and am looking forward to reading it. Best wishes for a wildly successful launch!

  16. Just Facebooked about the giveaway again! 😀

    -Jessica P.

  17. Thank you, all! And, just as a reminder, don’t forget to email me your receipts (to km.weiland [at] ymail [dot] come), so I can register your points in the contest.

  18. I posted my purchase on Facebook as well as the link to the giveaway but wasn’t able to tag you in it. I don’t know why.

  19. Sometimes FB’s tagging system is stinky. I’ll mark you down for the point!

  20. I did this again.. (I am asking you to delete it again..)Anyways,, I got the kindle copy! Congrats!!

  21. Thank you! Don’t forget to email your receipt (address is in the post above), so I can enter you in the contest.

  22. Congrats on your book launch!! I picked up a digital copy today, posted on facebook (but it wouldn’t let me tag you – the link is here: ) and tweeted to! My email is [email protected]. BTW: Love your outline book!!

    Best wishes on the success of Dreamlander!!

  23. Bought the book and tweeted about it. I also put a link on my fb page. I’ve been interested in this book for awhile, so I’m so glad it’s $.99!)

  24. Thank you, ladies! Please don’t forget to email me your receipts (to km.weiland [at] ymail [dot] com).

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