Been a while since I’ve run a giveaway over here, and I just so happen to have a nice pile of prizes come my way: *Hardcover* editions of CONTROL POINT. These were previously unavailable except to members of the Science Fiction Book Club, but I’ve got enough to give away a few to some worthy souls.
I’m inspired by Peter V. Brett’s recent ad-hoc contest awarding a prize to the best picture of someone punching a kitten (don’t freak folks, nobody’s *actually* punching anything). I entered with a shot of punching my own protagonist, but he’s probably not cute and cuddly enough to clinch the win.
Now, my novels deal a lot with dynamic entry into confined spaces (what some folks know as Close Quarters Battle or CQB). I’m also semi Internet famous for reading folks the riot act about trigger discipline, so I figured I’d riff on that. Here’s a shot of me stacking on an entry, ready to buttonhook on a signal from my team leader.
– Proper trigger discipline: finger indexed along the upper receiver above the trigger guard.
– Weapon stock in the sweet spot of the shoulder as a pivot point to come up into the low-ready position.
What’s that you say? It’s an umbrella? Well, that’s the point.
If *you* want to win a signed, hardcover copy of CONTROL POINT, here’s what I want you to do: Email me at myke (at) mykecole (dot) com (or post in the comment section of this page) a photo of you (or a friend, or an Lovecraftian horror with prehensile appendages stacking on an entry with your weapon of choice. It can be a cardboard tube. It can be a baguette. It can be a guitar. It can be your cat (if he/she’ll put up with it). It can be anything EXCEPT a real gun. My only condition is that you MUST observe proper trigger discipline and if you have a long enough stock, it’s got to be in the sweet spot.
I’ll give hardcover editions of CONTROL POINT to the three best photos.
Really looking forward to seeing what folks come up with. The creative response has been nothing short of inspiring for my last few forays.
So, let’s see what you’ve got! Really looking forward to seeing folks ready to take down Selfers with their deadly dried mackerel or dust mop. Bring it.