Circle of Shadows Sweepstakes Official Rules

Circle of Shadows Preorder Gift and Sweepstakes


IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules before entering the Circle of Shadows sweepstakes for a chance to win a shopping spree in the form of one (1) Visa gift card worth One Thousand U.S. Dollars ($1,000) (the “Sweepstakes”), presented by Evelyn Skye (“Sponsor”). By entering the Sweepstakes, you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, (a) these Official Rules and (b) Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. These Official Rules shall govern in the event of any inconsistency with other Sweepstakes-related materials. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase will not improve an individual’s chances of winning.

ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open to residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED. Employees of Sponsor its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.

ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM (EST) on November 22, 2018, and ends at 11:59 PM (EST) on January 26, 2019.

HOW TO ENTER: If you have preordered a copy of Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye, enter your name, mailing address, and upload a photo of your proof of purchase at and submit your entry. Bonus entries are available via the unique referral link (“Referral Link”) you receive after submitting your initial entry. One bonus entry will be awarded for each person who enters using yourReferral Link. You can also enter without preordering by sending a postcard with your name, mailing address, email address, a note that this is for the Circle of Shadows Sweepstakes and Giveaway, and a brief statement about someone in your life who might like to read Circle of Shadows and why that person would like the story, to Evelyn Skye, PO Box 7426, Menlo Park, CA 94026. Postcards must be postmarked by January 26, 2019. Mail-in entries are also eligible for bonus entries by filling out the form at and uploading a photo of your postcard instead of a proof of purchase, in order to generate theReferral Link. One bonus entry will be awarded for each person who enters using yourReferral Link.

In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address used for entry. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by entrants; lost or late entries or transmissions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions of any computer hardware, software, or any combinations thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants’ systems. Incomplete or illegible entries will be voided. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in the event of any act, occurrence, or reason that it believes would corrupt the integrity, administration, or fairness of the Sweepstakes.

PRIVACY POLICY: All information submitted in connection with entry to this Sweepstakes shall be for Sponsor’s use related to the Sweepstakes only.


All eligible entries received will receive a set of four (4) Circle of Shadows character collector’s cards, while supplies last.

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a Visa gift card for One Thousand U.S. Dollars ($1,000).

If three or more people enter the Sweepstakes using your Referral Link, your name will be included in the Acknowledgements section of the second book in the Circle of Shadows series, when such book is published.

The person whose Referral Link generates the most entries will have a character named after him or her in the second book in the Circle of Shadows series, when such book is published.

No transfer or cash or other substitution of all or part of a prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute the prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value. Any and all taxes on the prize will be the responsibility of the winners. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any delays, damage in the delivery of the prize, and/or loss of any prize in connection with delivery of the prize via mail.  In the event that there is an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes.

WINNER SELECTION:  One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing within one (1) week of the end of the Sweepstakes from all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. The odds of winning depend on how many eligible entries have been received. Winners will be notified via email and must respond to email notification within ten (10) days of receipt. Winners may also be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release. Noncompliance with these conditions may result in forfeiture of the Prize, and Sponsor reserves the right to select alternate winners (in random drawing from other eligible entries received before the deadline) in such circumstance. If winner notification of the Prize is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor may, at its discretion, select an alternate winner.

DISCLAIMERS:  By competing in this Sweepstakes and/or accepting the prize, entrants agree that Sponsor, and its respective parent companies, assigns, subsidiaries and affiliates, and advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and all of their respective employees, officers and directors will have no liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by entrants for any liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to person and property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prizes, or participation in this Sweepstakes. By accepting a prize, each Winner consents to the use of his/her name for publicity and promotional purposes on behalf of Sponsor with no additional compensation or further permission (except where prohibited by law).

Any dispute arising from this Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of California, without reference to its conflict of law principles, and by entering the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in San Mateo County and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.

WINNERS LIST:  For name of the Grand Prize Winner, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by February 2, 2019, to Evelyn Skye, PO Box 7426, Menlo Park, CA 94026.

SPONSOR:  Evelyn Skye, PO Box 7426, Menlo Park, CA 94026.


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