Richard Parks Lord Yamada Book Giveaway

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

Lord Yamada, Richard Parks’s incisive and droll samurai ghost-hunter, who has appeared six times in BCS (both prose and audio), along with many appearances in other fantasy magazines, now has his adventures collected in a book!

Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter just came out this week; a trade paperback with this gorgeous cover.

In conjunction with the release of Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter, BCS is giving away two copies of the book signed and dated by Mr. Parks; the first copies ever signed.

One giveaway will be held next week on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine, details to come. 

The other giveaway is right here in this post. To enter, comment on this post and say what your favorite Lord Yamada story is, and why. For the Full Rules, click on ‘Show Hidden Text’ at the end of this post.

That will enter you in a random drawing for the book. This giveaway ends Wed. Feb. 6, so make sure you post soon. The giveaway has ended.

To get you started, here are the Lord Yamada stories that have appeared in BCS:

The Mansion of Bones(BCS #19; Podcast BCS 017)

Sanji’s Demon(BCS #38-39)

Lady of the Ghost Willow(BCS #53)

The Ghost of Shinoda Forest(BCS #63; Podcast BCS 055)

The Tiger’s Turn(BCS #79)

Three Little Foxes(BCS #105)

You can also vote for a different one; whatever is your favorite, and why.

Good luck!

Full rules for the signed Richard Parks Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter giveaway:

You must leave your comment on this Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter Giveaway post. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must mention a Lord Yamada story. Comments that do not mention a Lord Yamada story will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Feb. 6. Any comments posted after that will not be eligible.

Each person will be entered only once in the random drawing (even if you leave more than one eligible comment).

You must use a valid email address when you submit your comment (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The signed copy of Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter will be mailed to the winner.

BCS is not responsible for comments that get lost or caught in our spam filtering or don’t show up in our system, or email addresses that get garbled or otherwise rendered unusable for contacting an entrant.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter. Participants are providing information to BCS and Firkin Press and not to Facebook or Twitter or anyone else.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in this post or via our Contact page. Good luck!


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  1. Melissa Spray says:

    I’d say that Sanji’s Demon is my favorite…It shows why human judgements are needed, rather than harsh truths. Human judgement preserves a good man and his family when harsh truth would have ruined them.

  2. Sarah G says:

    It’s so hard to pick a favorite Lord Yamada story; I’m always excited to see a new one in BCS. Since I have to pick, I’ll go with “Three Little Foxes”, because in that story, the human is actually interfering with the spirit’s life, instead of the other way around. It’s clever and moving, as are most Richard Parks stories.

  3. Julius Agh says:

    I first came across Kenji and Lord Yamada years ago in Realms of Fantasy. I was immediately drawn into the story by their friendship, the willingness to look past each others flaws and still “be there” for the other. I have to admit to loving each of the the settings and world building, the twists, and most of all Yamada-san’s back story that is slowly revealed over the years and breadth of the stories. Now that they are all gathered together in one collection, Mr. Parks can start on his second volume. I for one look forward to both.

  4. Jason says:

    I love all of the stories and have even read some of them to my high school writing class. I have read the stories from the beginning when they were published in Realms of Fantasy. I look forward to the book.

    My favorite story is Fox Tails. You always remember the first with fondness!

  5. mwschmeer says:

    “Sanji’s Demon” was the first I read–it’s a mystery story wrapped up in fantasy guise, which is why it’s my fave.

  6. communi_kate says:

    I have to vote for ‘Moon Viewing at Shijo Bridge’ because it was the first Lord Yamada story I listened to, in a sweaty gym in Thailand, and because I’ve never forgotten it.
    Also, lanterns with tongues.

  7. Brian Smith says:

    I’ve really enjoyed reading these stories. But somehow when i read them i see them as anime in my mind.

  8. Kimberly Robinson says:

    I adore all the stories, but I think “Sanji’s Demon” is my favorite because of the humor and the way it showcases Yamada and Kenji’s friendship.

  9. “The Ghost of Shinoda Forest” has to be my favorite, although “The Mansion of Bones” is a close second. I really enjoy these stories as much for the plots as for the characters. Yamada and Kenji play off of one another with exquisite ease, and even the secondary characters have a grace all their own.

  10. Amee says:

    I enjoyed “The Mansion of Bones.” It was not what I expected and being the first one I read, it really captured my attention and made me want to read them all :)

  11. Jason Allard says:

    Sadly, I haven’t read any of these stories, but as someone who loves samurai and ghost stories, they sound right up my alley.

  12. Mike Cluff says:

    The Mansion of Bones is the first story that I read (actually listened to.) It is my favorite. AND I really want this book. I have only read the six stories on BCS, so I repeat: I want this book.

  13. Ellen says:

    I am going to pick Three Little Foxes. It is a good mystery and the solution requires great faith and much risk. Love can blind you or rather fear for those you love can blind you. Illusion can bind you. It takes great courage to be free.

  14. Cat says:

    The Ghost of Shinoda Forest is my favorite because Lord Yamada was rather enigmatic before his past and motives for drinking were deftly explained in this tale. I also felt as though it provided a good “bridge” for the character to move forward in the future and continue to evolve.

  15. joe parrish says:

    Read a sample on my nook and enjoyed it. If I don’t win will buy.

  16. Rob says:

    It’s a tough call, but I think I’d have to say ‘Three Little Foxes’ is my favourite. It’s a haunting story (no pun intended) and possesses a lyrical quality which enhances a beautiful mystery.

  17. tokidokizenzen says:

    While the later stories are just as good in their own ways, I still really like ‘Fox Tails’ the best. It just seems to stand alone in its tone and style—or maybe it’s just because it’s the first one I read and it really stuck with me.

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  19. Mihai A. says:

    A difficult choice but I will go for “The Mansion of Bones”.

  20. Claire says:

    ‘Three Little Foxes’ is my favourite. It is haunting & beautiful, love it

  21. Cindy says:

    I’ve always enjoyed the Lord Yamada stories but my favorite of all the stories featured in BCS is ‘The Mansion of Bones’.

  22. Doug says:

    I always enjoy reading the Lord Yamada stories I’ve found here on BCS. It is hard to pick a strong favorite. My mother is Japanese and these stories have always intrigued me. Mr. Parks does of fine job of keeping the formality as found in the older Japanese culture along with the wit and charm of Charlie Chan making these stories modern day fables of honor and courage and integrity. I will say that “Three Little Foxes” is my choice in this matter. Thank you Mr. Parks, and thank you, BCS for presenting his stories so well.

  23. Rebecca Wright says:

    My current favorite is “Three Little Foxes” because it’s a nice reversal of the classic human/ spirit interaction. Also, the prose is extremely compelling.

  24. Scott H. Andrews says:

    Thanks very much to everyone who entered! The giveaway is now closed; I will conduct the drawing and contact the winner ASAP.

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