IPPY Winners Giveaway Package!!!

UPDATE 6/20/2013
And the winners are… 

The 2013 IPPY Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalists for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror eBook are coming together for one massive giveaway. Hold on to your seats, folks, cause this is gonna be awesome!

2013 IPPY Medalists:
Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror eBook

  • Gold: The Bane of Yoto by Joshua Viola
  • Silver: Queen and Commander by Janine A. Southard
  • Bronze: Blue Violet by Abigail Owen


Grand Prize Package (1 Winner):

  • 1 Kindle Paperwhite
  • 1 bundle of the 3 IPPY winners eBooks (The Bane of Yoto, Queen and Commander, Blue Violet)
  • Bane of Yoto Pack! (Celldweller CD, 2 t-shirts, 1 scultpure, 1 USB drive with PS3 Dynamic Theme, assorted posters, audiobook download link)
  • 2 Queen & Commander Posters — Two full-size posters of the two book covers
  • Paperback Madness! Blue Violet and its sequel, Hyacinth, plus Queen & Commander

Runners Up (5 Winners):

  • A 5 Pack eBook Package (Kindle Format) with the following books:
  • The Bane of Yoto (Gold Winner)
  • TBOY – Bloodmoon: Birth of the Beast (Pre-quel to The Bane of Yoto)
  • Queen and Commander (Silver Winner)
  • Blue Violet (Bronze Winner)
  • Hyacinth (Follow-on to Blue Violet)

We’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to FiXT who are donating many of the prizes and helping promote the Giveaway Package. (See below for more info on FiXT!)

How to Play:

The Rules:
Entering to win is so easy! All it takes is participation. There will be a drawing on June 20th for the Grand Prize Package and Runner Up Prizes. Your name will be entered for every point you earn. The more the points you have the better your chances of winning!

1. Giveaway is from May 20th – June 20th. Last chance to enter is 11:59pm PST on June 20th, 2013

2. Click the below Rafflecopter link and click the links to participate and enter your points.


3. Collect points each time you do any of the following:

  • 1 Automatic Free Point for Entering
  • Buy a Winning Book


  • Review a Winning Book (The Bane of Yoto, Queen and Commander, and/or Blue Violet)
  • Like a Facebook Page



  • Post a link to the Giveaway on Your Facebook Page
  • Tweet about the Giveaway
  • Follow on Twitter


  • Janine A. Southard – @jani_s
  • Abigail Owen – @AOwenBooks
  • Join an Email List/Newsletter (click the link on rafflecopter)
  • Janine A. Southard
  • Abigail Owen

The more points you have, the better your chances of winning!

3. Last chance to enter is 11:59 on June 20th.

4. Grand Prize Package winner and runners up will be notified/announced by 8pm PST June 21th, 2013!

Good luck folks and have fun!!!

About the IPPY Winners:
Curious about the three winners of the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror eBook at the 2013 IPPYs? All three winners will be interviewing each other during the month of the giveaway – so look for those posts to learn more. Until then, here are some details about the winning books!

GOLD: The Bane of Yoto by Joshua Viola
Publisher: FiXT

Some say the Arbitrators existed long before the world was born. Others believe their dark powers spun the fabric of time itself. They are mystery.

But here is truth: After ages of formless existence, the Arbitrators craved physicality once more. In their search for a worthy body to inhabit, they destroyed the world Ajyin – home of the gentle, blue-fleshed Numah and the combative, carapaced Olokun.

But not all was lost. General Vega and his vile Olokun warriors enslaved the remaining Numah. They relocated to Neos, Ajyin’s thriving moon.

There, under Vega’s imperious rule, the Numah toiled to extract minerals for a defensive barrier called the Aegis Shield. It would protect Neos from the Arbitrator’s return, the General vowed.

However, the Arbitrators’ hunger sparked a great fire – a blaze of revenge and revolution that soon found its home in the heart of Yoto, a weak and cowardly Numah. Now Yoto’s days of cowardice are over. He is transformed, a powerful and dangerous being beyond Vega’s control …

… And the Arbitrators’ dark presence haunts the world of Numah and Olokun once more …

SILVER: Queen and Commander by Janine A. Southard

On a world where high school test scores determine your future, six students rebel. They’ll outrun society as fast as their questionably obtained spaceship will take them.

Rhiannon doesn’t technically cheat the Test. She’s smarter than the computers that administer it, and she uses that to her advantage. She emerges from Test Day with the most prestigious future career possible: Hive Queen.

Gwyn & Victor are madly in love, but their Test results will tear them apart. Good thing Rhiannon is Gwyn’s best friend. Rhiannon can fix this. Queens can do anything.

Gavin is the wild card. Raised off-planet, he can’t wait to leave again… and he’s heard of an empty ship in orbit. The Ceridwen’s Cauldron.

Both Luciano and Alan fit in the system. They don’t need to leave. Only their devotion to Rhiannon spurs them to join the Cauldron’s crew.

Spaceships. Blackmail. Anywhere but here.

BRONZE: Blue Violet by Abigail Owen

When Ellie Aubrey leaves her only remaining family and moves to Colorado, she knows she’s risking her life. But she can’t ignore the possibility of what she might find there. What she didn’t expect to encounter was a bewildering connection to one smolderingly sexy Alex Jenner. But when Ellie’s worst nightmare comes true and threatens to destroy everything she holds dear, she must fight to save those she loves most. Even if it means sacrificing herself by revealing a terrible truth… sometimes not all monsters are make believe.

Exceptionally imaginative and magically romantic, Blue Violet delivers equal parts fantasy, romance, and suspense.

About FiXT:
Website: http://www.fixtonline.com/

FiXT is an American independent media company with several divisions including a record label, an online music store, a film/TV/video game music licensing arm and a publisher. FiXT entered the publishing world with the six-time award-winning novel The Bane of Yoto and its prequel Bloodmoon: Birth of the Beast.

FiXT was founded and is owned by Klayton, a musician most known for his Electronic Rock project Celldweller. Personifying the sound of the iPod generation, Klayton creates a hybrid fusion of digital and organic elements: intricately designed soundscapes that take cues from electronic genres like drum ‘n bass, electro, and dustep, woven together with aggressive rock/metal and orchestral elements. Celldweller ignores genre boundaries and stylistic confinement and the end result is a pioneering vision of the future of electronic music.

Klayton is also known for his collaboration with illusionist Criss Angel, as well as his numerous audio features in films such as Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Real Steel, Battleship, Iron Man and Spiderman. Klayton is teaming with Joshua Viola and Keith Ferrell to release a book and soundtrack this summer, titled: Blackstar.

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