5 stars for Dragon’s Code! Enter our $25 gift card giveaway to celebrate 50 Years of Pern!

5 stars for Dragon’s Code! Enter our $25 gift card giveaway to celebrate 50 Years of Pern!

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Dragon’s Code, by Gigi McCaffrey

$25 gift card giveaway! Keep reading for details!

If you haven’t read any of Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series, you really need to start at the beginning. But don’t worry, you don’t have to read all 20-something titles before you get to this one! Just six: Dragonflight, Dragonquest, Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, The White Dragon, and Dragondrums. (Links at the end of the post.) There’s a bit of plot overlap between Gigi McCaffrey’s new one and the last couple, but if you’ve read the others, that’s part of the charm.

For those of you who have loved this series since it first came out (I’m not old enough to make that claim, but I’ve loved it since I first discovered it), you’ll feel the same way about this one that I do.

5 stars, for bringing me back home.

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Friday giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

Friday giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

Celebrating 50 Years of Pern!

Welcome to the first giveaway in our 50 Years of Pern celebration! We’re giving away a $5 Amazon gift card today to one lucky winner, to be chosen at 11:59 pm EST tonight (Friday, September 14). And there are three ways to enter!

Option number one: Find the two dragon codes we’ve hidden in recent posts and email them to us at bookwyrms [at] dragonauthors [dot] com. (If you use this method, we won’t add you to any lists. Hey, maybe you prefer RSS readers. We won’t judge.)

Option number two: Sign up for our newsletter and choose “The daily bookaholic.” (You can choose the other options too, if you like.) Every new subscriber to our daily blog today will automatically be entered to win!

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Three weeks until Dragon’s Code! Our countdown celebration starts today!

Three weeks until Dragon’s Code! Our countdown celebration starts today!

Okay, first things first. The ARC of Dragon’s Code by Gigi McCaffrey is here!!!!! It arrived right before DragonCon, but I wasn’t about to bring anything that precious into such a chaotic environment. No way. So I left it at home in its protective shipping envelope, and I started reading it after I recovered from my cold. I’m about 15% in, reading slowly to savor it, because I ALREADY DON’T WANT IT TO END!!!

It’s a genuine return to Pern, and I’m loving every second of it. Plus, we’re in countdown mode, people, because the actual release is THREE WEEKS FROM TODAY! I’ll share more about the read next week (don’t worry – no spoilers!) but in the meantime… here’s a $2.99 ebook from Anne McCaffrey to whet your appetite: Crystal Singer. It’s not a Pern book, but I read the whole trilogy several times and absolutely loved it!

In humanity’s space-faring future, there’s a planet with extremely precious crystals that can only be harvested by hand. “Crystal singers” literally sing to the crystals while cutting them, to keep them from shattering. The best singers can make a fortune, but there are side effects they don’t tell you about in the brochures…

Watch these Gigi McCaffrey and Anne McCaffrey posts over the next few weeks for contests and giveaways as we celebrate 50 years of Pern, and other amazing McCaffrey worlds! (Hint: click on that “Continue reading” link!)

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Welcome back to Pern! New book in just 5 weeks! (Aka I beg for books and have strange interactions at the post office.)

Welcome back to Pern! New book in just 5 weeks! (Aka I beg for books and have strange interactions at the post office.)

Remember that authorAnne McCaffrey? The one who made me (Erin) decide to become an author? The one I couldn’t talk to without sobbing?

(You might know her better as the Anne McCaffrey who’s in the Science Fiction Hall of Famethe SFFWA Grand Master, winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, winner of the Robert A. Heinlein award for lifetime achievement as a fantasy and science fiction author… Right, that Anne McCaffrey. But I’m sure the bit about what she means to me personally is on a card in the SF Hall of Fame somewhere.)

Okay, so her daughter, Gigi McCaffrey, is releasing a new Pern book in OctoberDragon’s Codeand I’m so excited I can’t stand it. (Imagine a thirty-minute pause here while I tried and failed to find a gif showing how profoundly excited I am. I’m not a gif connoisseur, apparently. I did, however, spell ‘connoisseur’ correctly on the first go, which surprised me and made me feel a little better about the whole gif thing.)

 

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