Beast In The Basement: Competition # 1

Remember my recent mention of a competition for buyers of my horror novella Beast In The Basement?  This was the truth.  In fact, there'll be weekly competitions from now 'til Halloween.  A series of prize draws which you only have to enter once.

The first competition starts NOW, on Friday, September 28.  It will end at 11.50am GMT on Friday October 5.  Every Friday in October, I'll randomly select one buyer of Beast In The Basement who'll win the latest prize.  I'll then announce the next prize and a new week-long competition will begin.

The first prize, as you might have gleaned from the cryptic image here, is a UK Blu Ray (or DVD, if you prefer) of director Gareth Evans' action spectacular The Raid, courtesy of the good folks at Fetch Publicity.  The film's out now on Blu/DVD via Momentum Home Entertainment, and all you have to do to win one is purchase Beast In The Basement, which you were going to do anyway, right?  Right?  Right.

Already bought a copy?  You're as eligible as anyone else.  Here are the simple entry instructions:


Simply forward your Amazon email receipt, from any Amazon site worldwide, to this email address: 'mail at horrornovella dot com' with the subject line 'Competition'.  That's it - you're entered.  Your entry will remain valid for however many competitions I run for Beast In The Basement.  You'll only drop out of the running if you win something.  Entrants can live anywhere in the world, although I can't guarantee that you'll be able to play some prizes (a Blu Ray for instance) on your chosen device.


There we have it.  Needless to say, your email address will not be used for anything at all, apart from to notify you if you've won a prize.  These competitions are, regrettably, not open to people who I regularly meet and know in the actual physical world.  Might look too weird if you win.  You must also be of an age appropriate to the prize (in The Raid's case, that means 18).

At midday on Friday October 5, I'll announce both the first week's winner of The Raid, and the new week's competition prize.  If you have yet to buy Beast In The Basement, you can do so like this:


Amazon UK
Amazon US
Amazon Germany
Amazon Spain
Amazon Italy
Amazon France


"This is enormous spooky fun and reads like lightning!" - Jenny Colgan, author of The Good, The Bad And The DumpedMeet Me At The Cupcake Cafe and Doctor Who: Dark Horizons (as JT Colgan)

“This short sharp shock of weird horror cuts right to the quick. Writing about writers is tricky, but Arnopp handles it with beastly aplomb” – Chuck Wendig, author of BlackbirdsMockingbird and Double Dead

“Jason Arnopp snares his poor readers using inch-perfect plotting and compulsive suspense so that, once hooked, he can inflict his own dark brand of please-no horror on their unprepared psyches. Beast In The Basement is highly recommended for anyone who doesn’t realise how much an author can love and hate his readers at the same time. Hell’s teeth, what's the matter with the man?” – JMR Higgs, author of The Brandy Of The Damned and I Have America Surrounded: The Life Of Timothy Leary

"A wonderful, creepy tale that winds the tension extremely tight, culminating in an explosive ending that will certainly make your jaw drop" - The Reluctant Geekwebsite

"I reached a certain moment in Beast In The Basement and wanted to stop and applaud my Kindle. On the tube" - Sebastian Patrick, journalist and writer/editor of the official Red Dwarf site

Goodbye, dear reader!  Have a great day.

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