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Welcome to the Summer Giveaway Hop!

77 Comments 31 July 2011

Welcome to the Summer Giveaway Hop!

A Rush of Green is one of 300+ blogs participating in the 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 argues that flying will always be a dirty word. Do you agree or disagree?

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

BONUS ENTRY: If you follow O.C. Heaton on Twitter, we will enter you into the competition twice, doubling your chances to win! Follow O.C. Heaton on Twitter.

CLOSING DATE: The Summer Giveaway Hop! runs from Monday August 1st 2011 until 12pm GMT Sunday August 7th 2011.

Good luck!

UPDATE: Announcing the winners!

I have now chosen the three winners of the Midsummer’s Eve Giveaway Hop using online number generator Random.org.

The lucky winners are:


Lynn Savage

Lisa Richards

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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77 Comments so far

  1. sam sellick says:


  2. Caroline Elmhirst says:

    Am following on twitter too @CazzaE & I disagree! It broadens the horizons!

  3. iain maciver says:


  4. Sue McCarthy says:


  5. Dinky says:

    Thanks for this great giveaway! I disagree.
    I´m O.C.Heaton twitter follower – @dinky___

  6. Dovile says:

    I agree. Right now flying is really risky, and I don’t see hot it could be improved.

  7. Patricia Whittaker says:


  8. Carol Thompson says:

    I disagree.

    For all its problems we still need air transport.

  9. helena haddock says:


  10. janice taylor says:


  11. Larry Barker says:


  12. Jen Schofield says:


  13. Ruby M says:


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  14. Nikita says:


    bookworm.nikita at gmail dot com

  15. Darlene says:

    I disagree with your question.

    Please enter me in the draw!

    My email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    +1 following on Twitter (@DarleneBookNook)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Andrea says:


  17. jessica edwards says:


  18. Laura Pritchard says:

    No, not once scientists & engineers come up with some more sustainable ways to make flying both cheap & eco-friendly.

  19. Lindy hamilton says:

    I disagree

  20. Anne says:

    I agree, if we want to pay bus fares, we’re going to get bus quality.
    Twiitter follower acm05


  21. lynn savage says:

    Flying will become more of a dirty word if the green lobby get their way, but to me it’s not a dirty word but a necessity in the global economy.

  22. Judy Cox says:

    I think we need the option of flying, it may not be liked right now, but maybe someone can come up with a solution.

    Follow O.C. Heaton on twitter @ladymagnonlia99


  23. Laura H. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! I’m not a REAL big fan of flying but if it will get me there quicker I’m all for it. I now follow on Twitter @MamaHendo3.


  24. david cavender says:


  25. vicky haddock says:


  26. Ben says:

    I agree.

  27. DENISE CROSS says:

    I disagree

  28. Kevin Mayers says:

    Of course it will (in other words I AGREE)
    Already been following on twitter @eppytaff

  29. Linda Kish says:

    I disagree

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  30. SweetShenanigans says:

    I agree- it’s a huge hassel and there’s really no way around it unfortunately, until someone comes up with a miraculous invention (I’m still working on that)

  31. SweetShenanigans says:

    twitter following you @Alliegal101

  32. Janelle Ashton says:


  33. Naomi K says:

    I disagree, I’m sorry everyone but I personally feel more good comes out of flying than bad.

  34. Kulsuma says:

    I disagree with you. Flying is essential. However, I wish there were a cleaner solution.

  35. jane steels says:

    I Disagree. following on twitter

  36. melanie stirling says:

    I disagree

  37. Larissa Brunken says:


  38. Larissa Brunken says:

    Follow on twitter


  39. Rutger Gerring says:

    Agree, flying only takes you away from people who love you.

  40. Antane says:

    I disagree

  41. chirag says:


  42. Donna Bailey says:


  43. SUSAN HALL says:

    Disagree – Travel is knowledge and knowledge is good

  44. Emily Hutchinson says:

    No, I think we’ll work out a cleaner greener way to fly eventually.

  45. Christina says:

    Youy cannot turn back the clock. We can now fly and so we want to fly and get to other parts of our universe quickly.

  46. Gwyneth says:

    I disagree! Flying opens up a whole new world!

  47. peter says:

    definitely disagree

  48. Fracncesca Harrod says:

    I haven’t flown since 9/11 but I think I disagree – we will always NEED to travel and air is the best way to get from A to B. Perhaps its the not-needy flights that ruin it for all the rest tho…

    @highrising51 – follwing!

  49. Maya Russell says:

    I disagree. There will eventually be a way to get over using dirty fuels.
    Am following on twitter as @maisietoo.

  50. Michelle Errington says:

    I agree 🙂


  51. Kaitlyn O. says:

    I disagree.

    missysweepsalot at gmail dot com

  52. Kaitlyn O. says:

    I follow on Twitter @missysweepsalot.

    missysweepsalot at gmail dot com

  53. Kenny says:

    Disagree – ish !

  54. One of my recent blog posts argues that flying will always be a dirty word. Do you agree or disagree?

  55. Follow O.C. Heaton on Twitter@alterlisa
    Lisa Richards recently posted..Trailer for "RETRIBUTION" & Giveaway

  56. Tamseeka says:


  57. Carol Gardner says:

    I disagree

  58. Adva says:

    Depends: if you’re talking about the airline industry specifically, I have to agree. However, flying, as a general term, will never be a dirty word in my book (and yes, the general term does include the airline industry, it is one of the cons that are massively outweighed by the pros).

    Am a twitter follower (AdvaKramer)
    advakramer (at) gmail (dot) com

    Oh, and thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  59. Eleanor Jones says:


  60. Emma Clarke says:

    Flying is only a dirty word if you’re flying with Ryanair. Otherwise it broadens the horizons.
    I follow on Twitter @emma1111111

  61. d mullooly says:


  62. J.Gallant says:


  63. Ceri Kay says:

    I agree! My email address is cerievans1 at gmail dot com.

  64. Greg says:

    I agree

  65. Lara J says:

    I disagree
    Thanks for the Giveaway
    larajarrette at gmail dot com

  66. Lara J says:

    Follow on twitter @retroredesign
    larajarrette at gmail dot com

  67. xlacrimax says:


  68. KEN J says:

    i disagree, its getting greener and safer

  69. Hazel Christopher says:

    Disagree 🙂

  70. Hazel Christopher says:

    following @hlac1

  71. diane says:


  72. Shannon Johnson says:


  73. AEKZ2 says:

    I disagree

  74. hannamay says:

    hannamay recently posted..Trouble Conceiving

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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

For further reviews of The Human Race by O.C. Heaton click here.

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