Betrayal Giveaway Results


If you haven't read Broken yet... possible spoilers below... you've been warned. :) I promised I would reveal the results to the giveaway / contest I inserted into the end of Betrayal after Broken had been out for a little while. It's been about six weeks now, so I figured it would be a good time to show the results.

The question was: If Landon were trapped on a deserted island, who would you want him to be trapped with, and why?

The results were in some cases surprising, and the responses as to 'why' insightful and entertaining. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Character Votes
Charis 142
Rebecca 71
Izak 42
Ulnyx 22
Josette 9
Obi 6
Sarah 4
Thomas 1

I had a feeling that Charis would get the most votes, but I didn't expect that she would double her next closest competition. I was also a little surprised that Izak had such a good showing, but how can you go wrong with having such a bad-ass at your side? It also doesn't hurt that there's something intriguing about the fact that he can't speak.

Special thanks to the one person who showed Thomas some love.

Here is a sampling of some of my favorite responses for 'why':

  • Ulnyx: It would be interesting to see if they try to kill each other or work together to escape
  • Charis: she would keep things entertaining. rebecca is psycho, josette too good and sarah be too emotional.
  • Josette: Seems to be the most interesting of the women, Izak would be the most interesting male but what fun is being stuck on an island with a guy
  • Izak: izak can turn into a naked survivalist out of nowhere funny and uncomfortable
  • Rebecca: I feel that it would help him resolve his issues for letting her die and it would also be a head trip to see how that would affect him
  • Obi: Good stories take characters with weaknesses (Obi is not a Divine) and put them in crazy situations where they grow and or are creative in their solutions. Landon needs someone without years of knowledge or divine abilities.


Thanks again to everyone who took part. If you read Broken, I hope you enjoyed it! Keep an eye out for Bound, coming early 2014.


Betrayal (The Divine Book Two) - This One's for the Bears

As you may or may not be aware, I currently donate 10% of all of the royalties I receive from Balance (The Divine Book One) to the Humane Society of the United States (over $700 through this July). I don't do it as an incentive for people to buy my book, but because it's something I believe in, and I want to give back what I can. I'll be choosing charities for every book I publish, until I can't manage the list anymore, at which point I'll just send more to the ones I've already chosen. In any case, for Betrayal I've selected two charities, both of them involved with animal welfare, and more specifically for the cause of helping wild bears.  Why two? Because I promised my wife I would donate to the WSPA (warning, bear baiting is graphic), and because we also want to support Animals Asia, who are working to end the practice of bear bile farming. I will likely use the same charities for Book Three, to get them both up to 10%, but I didn't want to wait to start giving to both.

If you have a minute and a love of bears (or just hate to see any living thing suffer), please visit the sites and consider donating as well.

Betrayal will be available on Amazon in July.