Monday, December 1, 2014

Book Giveaway: Winterswim

Since July 2010, TNBBC has been bringing authors and readers together every month to get behind the book! This unique experience wouldn't be possible without the generous donations of the authors and publishers involved.

It's the first of the month and you know what that means.
It's time to bring you January's Author/Reader Discussion book!

We will be reading Ryan W Bradley's novel

Ryan  has made a total of 12 copies available, 
4 print (for US residents only), 4 digital PDF's and 4 audio downloads (both open internationally) 

Here's the goodreads description of the book:

Pastor Sheldon Long was born of the woods, raised in a secluded cabin by a mute mother and an abusive father who preached God's vengeance. Forced to take control of his own destiny, Pastor Long found God in his own way, melded with the mythologies of his mother s tribe. Now he's out to send the wicked, as he has judged them, to heaven.

Steven, Pastor Long s son, is simultaneously pining for his former babysitter who has moved to Hollywood and crushing on nearly every girl he goes to school with. Soon his preoccupation with the opposite sex lures him into investigating a string of drownings that local police are declaring accidents.

Ryan W. Bradley's novella weaves religiosity and mythology into a tale of drugs, sex, and murder set against the frozen backdrop of blue-collar Alaska.

This giveaway will run through December 8th. 
Winners will be announced here and via email on December 9th.

Here's how to enter:

1 - Leave a comment here or in the giveaway thread over at TNBBC on goodreads, stating why you'd like to receive a copy of the book, what format you prefer (choose one option from above), and where you reside. Remember, only US residents can win a paper copy!


2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from January 19th through the 24th. Ryan W Bradley has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for him. 

 *If you are chosen as a winner, by accepting the copy you are agreeing to read the book and join the group discussion at TNBBC on Goodreads (the thread for the discussion will be emailed to you before the discussion begins). 

 3 - Your comment must have a way to contact you (email is preferred). 



  1. I would love to read this book and participate in the discussion! I would like the PDF version.

  2. I'd love a copy! Ryan Bradley is a hard-working contributor to the indie press, and I'd love to support his book. I'd prefer a paper copy, but will take any format that is available. I live in California, would happily participate in the discussion (already a member), and you can reach me at alt.current@gmail (Leah Angstman).

  3. I am a fan of Ryan Bradley and would love a print version.

  4. I would love to win either the audiobook or the kindle version please. I have never read any of his books before but this one sounds right up my street. I live in England and listen to audiobooks every day whilst I stitch. My email address is and of course I agree to contribute to the discussion between the 19th and 24th of January.

  5. I'd love to win a copy of the print book because Ryan is a friend of mine, I'm super excited to read this book, I'm a new mom and grad student, so funds for books are nonexistent. I'd happily participate in a discussion and would love to spread the word about the book once I've read it.

  6. I would love to get a copy of Ryan's book (paper or PDF), as I am a cheap bastard who doesn't like paying for things, even things as fine as Winterswim (or Ryan's cover art for The 27th Mile). It's freezing outside where I am now, and quite cold inside (see: cheap bastard), and it'll be worse in January, so I will have the appropriate sensory surroundings to fully appreciate his work.Email me at writeray at y42k dot com.

  7. Congratulations to everyone who entered! You are all winners! Check your email and be sure to respond to my message in order to secure your copies of WINTERSWIM!

    Thanks so much for entering!