Twelve Kings in SharakhaiBCS author Bradley P. Beaulieu’s new fantasy novel Twelve Kings in Sharakhai, out on Sept. 1, was inspired by his two-part BCS story “From the Spices of Sanandira” in BCS #70 and #71.

BCS is giving away two pre-release copies of Twelve Kings in Sharakhai, initialed by Brad in gorgeous calligraphy.

One giveaway will be held next week on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine, on Tuesday Aug. 25.

The other giveaway is right here in this post. To enter, comment on this post and tell us your favorite BCS story set in a desert setting; set in any locale that has aspects of a desert. (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. Aug. 26, so enter soon!

To get you started, here are a few BCS stories that are set in a desert locale:

Where Virtue Lives” by Saladin Ahmed

Sate My Thirst with Ink and Blood” by Adam Callaway (also podcast BCS 098)

Walking Out” by Harry R. Campion (also podcast BCS 019)


The Warriors, The Mothers, The Drowned” by Kay Chronister (also podcast BCS 152)

The Angel Azrael Rode into the Town of Burnt Church on a Dead Horse” by Peter Darbyshire

The Fires of Mercy” by Spencer Ellsworth (also podcast BCS 148)

A Feast for Dust” by Gemma Files (also podcast BCS 114)


Women in Sandstone” by Alex Dally MacFarlane

The Empire of Nothingness” by Geoffrey Maloney

The Burned Man” by Hannah Strom-Martin

Good luck!


Full rules for the signed Bradley P. Beaulieu Twelve Kings in Sharakhai giveaway:

You must leave your comment on this Twelve Kings in Sharakhai Giveaway post. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must mention a story published in BCS that is set in some locale that arguably contains features of desert. Comments that do not mention a story published in BCS that is set in some locale arguably desert will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Aug. 26. 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 initialed copy of Twelve Kings in Sharakhai 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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