Thomas Locke

Yahoo! It’s Book Giveaway Number Two!

It has been one week since Trial Run released. We’re celebrating the launch of my new “Fault Lines” techno-thriller series throughout August, with book giveaways and a sweepstakes.


Comment for a chance to win a copy of TRIAL RUNTomorrow, Wednesday, August 12, I’m giving away 5 copies of Trial Run on my Facebook page. Entering is easy; visit my page at from 5 a.m.-8 p.m. EDT.

You’ll see a “Comment to Win” graphic with this prompt:

FILL IN THE BLANK for a chance to win a copy of TRIAL RUN: If I could have an out-of-body experience, I would _______.

Leave a comment and you’re entered. That’s it! Be sure to stop by my Facebook page at 9 p.m. EDT on Wednesday to see if your name is on the winners’ list.

Here’s a social update I’d love for you to share starting at 5 a.m. EDT August 12:

Comment at by 8PM EDT for a chance to win #trialrun by @tlockebooks


Have you entered the Trial Run Sweepstakes yet? The grand prize is an iPad mini! Two first prize winners will each receive a $50 gift card to their favorite tech store and a portable battery charger.

The sweepstakes is hosted on my Facebook page; to enter, click

Enter To Win - Trial Run Facebook PostYou can enter once per email address through August 28. You get bonus entries when your friends and followers on social media enter, and you get additional bonus entries when you like the Facebook pages of our partners.

If you are not a Facebook user and want to enter, visit the Official Rules page and follow the instructions under the heading, “Alternate Entry Method for Non-Facebook Users.”


Over 60 people have reviewed Trial Run on Amazon, and dozens more reviews have been posted to Goodreads, B&N, personal blogs, etc. A huge thank-you to the reviewers who serve on “Team Trial Run” – you play such an integral role in spreading the word about this story.

Here are excerpts from four “Team Trial Run” reviews. Please click the publication titles to view each person’s full review:

Tracie Heskett, on Goodreads:

Trial Run provides a different kind of escape for those who read for pleasure. It takes readers into the world of what if? in a new way and leaves the door open for human potential and creativity to take the next step.”

Phillip Cole, on his blog:

“The concept of having an out-of-body experience is familiar to most people, but what if it could be done at will? What would this enable people to do? Two separate teams, one a pioneer in the field, the other using technology stolen from the first team, are pursuing two different outcomes to these experiences. One is looking the knowledge to be gained, the second is looking for a new weapon.”

Sue Stevens, on

“Everything is so cinematographic…. you can see it all unfolding in your brain as race along with the characters, on both sides of the story. The ‘villains’ are just barely separated from the ‘good guys.’”

Judith Barnes, on Amazon:

“Is it science fiction, thriller, or mystery? Trial Run is all three, seasoned with a hint of romance.”

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