Friends! Romans! Spookypeople!
It’s Sept. 3, and hey, guess what? That also means it’s Dangerous Games To Play In The Dark‘s birthday! Happy book birthday, Dangerous Games! Specifically, it’s my book’s second birthday; it was originally published by Chronicle Books on Sept. 3, 2019. They grow up so fast, don’t they?
In honor of both the occasion and the fact that it is officially spooky season, I’ve got one signed, hardcover copy of Dangerous Games To Play In The Dark to give away! You can scroll down or click here if you want to go directly to the giveaway — but also, a refresher:
What is Dangerous Games To Play In The Dark, and where can you find it?
Dangerous Games is about all those spooky, ritual-based urban legends and stories that so many of you seem to enjoy — the kinds of things we cover in our Most Dangerous Games section here at TGIMM. Its official publisher description is as follows:
“What begins as a test of bravery or a sleepover activity — chanting in front of a mirror, riding an elevator alone, taking pictures in the dark — can become something . . . dangerous. This compendium collects the most spine-chilling games based on urban legends from around the world. Centuries–old games such as Bloody Mary and Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board are detailed alongside new games from the internet age, like The Answer Man, a sinister voice that whispers secrets to whomever manages to contact him with a cellphone. With step-by-step instructions, historical context, and the stakes for each game, this black handbook is the ideal gift for anyone looking for a late-night thrill — but beware who, or what, may come out to play.”
Want to read an excerpt? Here’s one that was published over at CrimeReads in the leadup to its original publication.
It’s available at a wide array of retailers (and right now, it’s probably got even more availability than usual, since Halloween is getting close!) large and small, online and off, and in both hardcover and e-book form, including, but not limited to:
- Barnes & Noble
- Chronicle Books (our dear publisher)
- And more;
- Indiebound (both these sites will tell you what independent sellers near you have the book; just input your ZIP code when asked. Also, if you like to shop local but Dangerous Games isn’t currently in stock at your favorite spot, ask them if they can order it for you — frequently, they can!)
- Riva (the German edition’s publisher)
- Barns & Noble (NOOK edition only)
- And Amazon (Kindle and paperback)
Also! Your local library may have a copy, or be willing to order it for you. I love libraries! Libraries are great! Do you know about the Library Extension? It’s a browser extension you can set up to let you know, whenever you’re at the product page for a book on retailers like Amazon, whether or not your local library has a copy in its catalog. It is great, 10/10, highly recommend.
UPDATE: The giveaway has closed and a winner has been chosen. Thank you to all who entered!
AND FINALLY: In honor of Dangerous Games’ second birthday, let’s do a giveaway! I have a signed, hardcover copy of the book (the original English edition) to give to one lucky winner. If you want to throw your hat in the ring, enter using the widget below. The entry period runs from Sept. 3 at 9am ET through Sept. 20 at 12am ET; a winner will be chosen at random from eligible and complete entries after the entry period closes.
The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only; additionally, you must be 18 years of age to enter. The winner will be contacted by email, so make sure that you enter using an email account you check regularly.
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