Galley Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win an advance reading copy of DRONE by Mike Maden

Troy Pearce is the CEO of Pearce Systems, a private security firm that is the best in the world at drone technologies. A former CIA SOG operative, Pearce used his intelligence and combat skills to hunt down America's sworn enemies in the War on Terror. But after a decade of clandestine special ops, Pearce opted out. Too many of his friends had been sacrificed on the altar of political expediency. Now, Pearce and his team chose which battles he will take on by deploying his land, sea and air drones with surgical precision.

New U.S. President Margaret Myers won a hotly contested election on a platform of no new foreign wars. But when her only child and a dozen other American students are killed in a cross border assault by drug cartel hit men, she secretly authorizes Pearce Systems to locate and destroy the killers sheltered in Mexico. Pearce and his team of scientists and on-the- ground task force go to work, and they are soon thrust into a showdown with the hidden powers behind the El Paso attack, and risk igniting a full-blown shooting war with America's most dangerous enemies—at home and abroad.

Maden's intense, page-turning novel is action-packed and frighteningly real—blurring the lines between fiction and the reality of a new stage in warfare.

Sign up for the chance to win one of FIFTY (50) advance reading copies (one of TWENTY-FIVE (25) print galleys or one of TWENTY-FIVE (25) e-galleys) of DRONE by Mike Madden (Approximate Retail Value = $5.00).

No purchase necessary.

Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older.

Sweepstakes begins August 26, 2013. Entries must be received no later than August 31, 2013, 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time.

Winners will be selected on or about August 31, 2013.

Void where prohibited by law.

Scroll down for full Official Rules and an entry form.

Entry Form

Entry Form

Official Rules for
DRONE Galley Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older.

How to Enter:

  1. To enter the DRONE Galley Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes"), review these Official Rules and fill out the online entry form, including your first and last name, mailing address, email address, company name (if applicable) and preferred format of prize, if chosen. Entry for Sweepstakes begins August 26, 2013. Entries may be sent via this website only and must be received no later than August 31, 2013, 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time. Limit one entry per person. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry will be the computer servers of Putnam, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. ("Sponsor"). Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures, etc.) does not constitute proof of receipt. Only online entries will be accepted.
  2. Entries are void if they are in whole or in part illegible or incomplete. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for late, incomplete or illegible entries.
  3. Sponsor and its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies are not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the sender, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes which may limit the ability to play or participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized holder of the email account associated with the entry.

Winners:

  1. From all eligible entries received, twenty-five (25) print galley winners and twenty-five (25) e-galley winners will be chosen in a random drawing held on or about August 31, 2013 by Sponsor, whose decisions concerning all matters related to this Sweepstakes are final and binding.
  2. The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

Prizes:

  1. There are fifty advance reading copies (twenty-five (25) print galleys and twenty-five (25) e-galleys) of DRONE by Mike Maden to be awarded (Approximate Retail Value = $5.00).
  2. Entrants selected to win print galleys will receive them via postal mail, and those selected to win e-galleys will be notified via an email containing a link to access the Netgalley file. Once they receive the email, e-galley winners will have fifty-five (55) days to download the galley before their access to it expires.
  3. In the event that there is an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes.

Eligibility:

This Sweepstakes is open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia [OR the fifty United States, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories and possessions], age 18 or older. Employees of Sponsor and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates or other parties in anyway involved in the development, production, or distribution of this Sweepstakes, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Void where prohibited by law. All state and local restrictions apply.

General:

  1. No substitutions, transfers or assignments of prizes allowed. In the event of unavailability, Sponsor may substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
  2. All expenses, including taxes (if any), related to receipt and use of prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners.
  3. Should the ARV of the prize equal or exceed $600.00, winners shall be required to provide a Social Security Number or a Taxpayer Identification Number to Sponsor for issuance of a 1099 Form.
  4. By accepting a prize, winners grant to Sponsor the right to use their names, likenesses, hometowns and biographical information in advertising and promotional materials, including posting on the Sponsor's and author's website, without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law.
  5. By competing in this Sweepstakes and/or accepting a prize, entrants release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies, or the agencies of any of them and the authors and/or editors of any books promoted hereby from any and all liability for any loss, harm, injuries, damages, cost or expense arising out of or relating to participation in this Sweepstakes or the acceptance, use or misuse of the prize.
  6. Any dispute arising from this Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of law principles, and the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York County and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.

Winners List:

To receive a copy of the winners list, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by February 31, 2014 to Putnam Marketing, 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014, Attention: DRONE Galley Sweepstakes

Sponsor:

Putman
An imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC
375 Hudson Street
New York, New York 10014