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

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

One giveaway is on our website in this post. The other will be on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine, on Tues. Aug. 25. It will run from 2 PM EST until 6 PM EST.

To enter, all you need to do is tweet what your favorite BCS story set in a desert setting is; 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.) Your tweet will enter you in a random drawing for the book. 

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 Twitter giveaway:

You must tweet your comment on Twitter. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must include “@BCSmagazine” in your tweet. (This is so we can find it.)

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 tweet your tweet between 2PM Eastern Standard Time and 6PM Eastern Standard Time on Tues. Aug. 25. Any tweets posted before or after that will not be eligible.

You must tweet your tweet from a a valid Twitter account (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

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

All entries will be entered in a random drawing to win the book.

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The signed copy of Twelve Kings in Sharakhai will be mailed to the winner.

BCS is not responsible for tweets that get lost or don’t show up under @BCSmagazine, 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 or anyone else. 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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