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27 Comments 24 May 2011

Welcome to the Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop!

A Rush of Green is one of 300+ blogs participating in the Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop! Each blog is offering a book-related giveaway and we have all joined together so you can easily hop from one giveaway to another and win plenty of book goodies.

THE PRIZE: A Rush of Green will be giving away copies of sci-fi thriller, The Human Race, to three lucky winners.

The Human Race by O.C. Heaton

Ever had a secret so big that your very knowledge of it consumed you? Uma Jakobsdóttir has one. A huge one. And if it falls into the wrong hands, it could obliterate mankind.

Unfortunately, two men have discovered it.

Ethan Rae, Britain’s richest man, is counting on Uma’s secret to finally seal his position as the greatest deal maker of all time.

Across the Atlantic, Samuel Reynolds III, playboy CEO of Reynolds Air, is battling to keep alive the airline his Granddad built. Once the largest company in America, it’s now facing bankruptcy as the fallout from 911 cripples the airline industry. He desperately needs Uma’s secret to ensure its survival.

From the leafy suburbs of London to the frozen wasteland of Iceland, in the shadow of Ground Zero and the barren dryness of the Mojave Desert, both men will stop at nothing to get what they want.

There can only be one winner and the fate of the human race hangs in the balance as they battle it out.

The race is on…

To enter the competition, go to the comments section on this post and answer the following question:

One of my recent blog posts looks at the environmental impact of The Royal Wedding. Do you believe that the Royal Wedding was worth the carbon cost?

There is no right or wrong answer, and I will pick the winners using an online number generator.

BONUS ENTRY: If you follow A Rush of Green on Facebook, we will enter you into the competition twice, doubling your chances to win! Follow A Rush of Green on Facebook.

CLOSING DATE: The Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop! runs from Wednesday May 25th 2011 until 12pm GMT Tuesday May 31st 2011.

Good luck!

UPDATE: Announcing the winners!

I have now chosen the three winners of the Splash into Summer Giveaway Hop using online number generator Random.org.

The lucky winners are:

Judith Leeswammes

Hira Hasnain

Sarah Bibi Setar

Thank you to everyone that entered and please watch out for more giveaways launching on my Twitter profile and Facebook page very soon!

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27 Comments so far

  1. Neville Thompson says:

    I subscribe via Google.

    To answer, I think in the broader scheme of things the wedding was probably not worth the carbon cost.

    However we have all been suffering hardships from the world financial blow out and seeing the number of people who turned out to celebrate the occasion, I feel that for the UK the cost was worthwhile to take peoples mind off their problems for a short while.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Neville T

  2. sharon griffin says:

    yesn and no, it was a waste of money and resources on the one hand as the current financial and environmental situation is quite difficult but i do think it was good for our nation to lift our spirits and have some fun for a change 🙂

  3. Jessica says:

    Worth is subjective – for the UK’s tourist board perhaps but for the Maldives most likely not. Personally I loved the pomp, the pretty dresses and the whole shubang so to me it was worth it

  4. I’m probably one of the only people who didn’t watch the royal wedding, so in my eyes it wasn’t worth it :-s
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  5. Dovile says:

    I think it was worth because it must have brought to the UK a lot of tourists and money. And it definitely was worth if the marriage lasts.

  6. Any book that is (partially) located in Iceland is interesting to me. I don’t know, just love the country.

    I think the royal wedding was overdone (I didn’t watch it, so I can’t really judge) but then, that’s what royal weddings are for, right?

    Good luck with your book!
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    • OC Heaton says:

      Hi Judith – me too. I love Iceland. Whilst writing The Human Race I made two trips out there and was blown away by the sights, the people, everything.

  7. I didn’t watch the Royal Wedding either, and the Huge ‘ToDo’ over it, was INSANE! I think it was a complete waste of the carbon cost among other things.

  8. Janelle Ashton says:

    For the couple yes, for tourism & to lift spirits & help the economy yes. Otherwise, no.

    Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway.

  9. Judy Cox says:

    Probably not worth it, but I did enjoy watching it. I was a big fan of Princess Di!!

    I liked A Rush of Green on Facebook-judy c.


  10. Hi,

    Thank you SO much for the giveaway opportunity – hope you have a SPLENDID Summer this year! 😀

    I think that the Royal Wedding may have served as a frivolous distraction people all over the world, and that such a distraction may have been needed given the harsh times. And perhaps it did bring the UK some money in terms of tourism, merchandise marketed towards the wedding, etc as well. However, if we are going to look at it environmentally, then it was most certainly an extravagance we could not afford. Any extravagance, at this point, cannot be afforded given all the energy waste we’ve been causing all this time. So no, environmentally, it was NOT justified!

    Also, I couldn’t agree more about the relevancy of the Royal Family. Not just to the English, but to people every where in the world, it should be apparent that they wield no real power, and are really a novelty. But years of conditioning, along with the fantasy of it all, and the automatic reverence attached to the words “Queen”, “Prince” and “Princess” are enough to create quite a stir amongst people, it seems.

    Good luck in all your endeavors.

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  11. Rad Hall says:

    Didn’t watch it either. I imagine, as a once in a generation feel-good, fairytale moment, it was worth it.

  12. Joanne Alexander says:

    I’d really like to say yes, as so many people enjoyed their day along with them. But, I did feel a tiny sense of unease because of the financial state this country is in at the moment. It was a kind of “them and us” scenario.
    It seemed the whole world was watching, not to mention those who had travelled from other countries, just to catch a glimpse. In the grand scheme of things, I’d have to say no…it wasn’t worth the carbon costs.

  13. Rachel says:

    Honestly, I don’t think the royal wedding was worth the whole cost – carbon or monetary or otherwise.

    Talk about a big to-do for no good reason. Even Wills and Kate looked over it. But maybe I am just a cynic 😉

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  14. Nikita says:

    Yes I believe, it was ridiculous

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  15. Linda Kish says:

    Probably not, but I enjoyed watching it all the same.

  16. Gisele Alvarado says:

    They spend tones of money but did the enviroment won something or was help? I don’t think so!
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  17. Dinda says:

    I think it was worth because it must have brought a lot of tourists. Beside it was not happen everyday. But, It was not worth because it was a waste of money and resources.

  18. Aik says:

    Yes, because the wedding boosted the tourism industry. One of the main channels in our country even sent a hostess to make a live broadcast of the wedding.

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  21. Sarah Bibi Setar says:

    I honestly don’t think the royal wedding was worth the cost to the environment. Then again, maybe that’s because I’m not British and barely kept up with the news about the wedding. I guess I just don’t think that one man’s celebration (however royal) should squander such vast resources when there are millions starving in the world.

  22. Sarah Bibi Setar says:

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  23. Velvet says:

    No not worth the cost


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Reviews of The Human Race

Unputdownable. Yes, I know it's not a word, but it definitely applies here, anyway. That's the word I'm going with, to describe The Human Race by O.C. Heaton. - Hira N. Hasnain

An outstanding first novel from O.C. Heaton that catapults him into the Best Seller league… - Justine Bond

"This is an exciting, fast-paced read. The Human Race is a book that is very easy to forget to put down. Bring on part two!" - L. H. Bowers

"If you are looking for a well-plotted and well-written thriller to while away the hours of a long flight, this offering might suit you very well." - David Bryson, Amazon Top 50 Reviewer

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