Book Give Away – Traitor by Mark Eller

On last week’s “learning experience episode,” we interviewed author Mark Eller. In addition to being a entertaining writer, Mark is a talented podcaster, which you can discover by visiting his site (or search for “Hell Hole Tavern” on iTunes). Mark’s new book, Traitor, is available electronically and will be available in print in a few short days. To celebrate, Mark is giving away a signed copy of the book to a lucky Off the Shelf/Bookstacks fan (we love Mark!).

Summary of Traitor

Last Chance – a small town set on the edge of the far frontier. It is a place of gentle manners and common civility. After all, it should be since more than three quarters of its residents are women.

However times change when a Talent Master runs rampant, savages threaten war, and an illegal militia from an alternate universe plans invasion and empire. A hero is needed. A Savior.

Meet Aaron Turner, the small unassuming man who runs the Last Chance General Store. He is this town’s–this world’s–only hope.

Unfortunately for the town, Aaron also happens to be a soldier and Militia spy whose job is to prepare the ground for the Militia’s invasion. To help him with this task, he has a cellar filled with advanced weaponry and the unique ability to teleport between the two worlds.

However after a year of living within Last Chance, Aaron is no longer sure in which direction his loyalties lie.

How you can Register to Win

  • Drop a notecard with you name into the Traitor give away box at the Bookstacks Pub (slurl), at the Off the Shelf set (slurl), or at the Bookstacks booth on Book Island (slurl).
  • Send an email to with your contact information.

We originally planned to accept entries for 2 weeks, but with our technical difficulties, I’m going to extend the deadline. You have until May 17 to sign up!

The Write Stuff

As long as I’m talking about Mark’s new work, I should mention that he is involved in a new reality show — about WRITERS!!! Can you believe it? The show it titled The Write Stuff, and since Mark knows what the writers on the show are going through, he is a great advocate for the show. He recorded 8 motivational minutes that will be played before each of the 8 competitions.

Final Comments

Mark would like me to mention he is a “stunningly handsome, lizard skinned, short, fat, talon challenged, and a bit smelly.” (Unfortunately, he is not available.)