Today I’m excited to announce the Direct Action giveaway. I’ve got some great prizes lined up for the winners. Special thanks to SOFREP, Hyperstealth, Blackside Concepts, and Flashbang magazine for their contributions! Everyone who has purchased Direct Action (or past Deckard novels) is eligible. That probably includes everyone who reads this blog so please get your name in the hat before the deadline hits. Thanks everyone for reading and good luck!
SOFREP membership: A one year subscription to SOFREP’s Team Room. This gives you full access to all our articles, videos, documentaries, e-books, and discounts at our online store. This is an incredible value for those interested in the world of Special Operations and Intelligence. (PS: I’m the managing editor of the website and write articles there frequently as well).
OR gloves and hat:
HSGI hat: The winner gets a HSGI ballcap in Multi-Cam.
Flashbang magazine: The Grand Prize winner will also walk away with the first three issues of Flashbang magazine. This is a super high quality premium magazine which features photography of the world’s elite Law Enforcement and Special Operations units.
NASCAR ride: The Grand Prize winner will also get a ride in a NASCAR with a professional driver! The Special Forces Ride is avaliable with the caveat that the winner is responsible for getting himself to Phoenix, Arizona and pays for his own travel and lodging.
Hyperstealth Deceptex uniform: Hyperstealth will custom build the grand prize winner a Deceptex uniform in the winner’s choice of pattern and size. This is a very unique prize of a $300 value. With hundreds of available patterns and color schemes, you can choose the one that is specifically suited from whichever area of the world you live or operate in.
Grayman Dinka: The grand prize winner will receive this is a awesome blade made by Grayman Knives. You can check out my review here.
Blackside Concepts Murals and Poster:
“The Paratrooper” was written by a veteran of 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and describes a paratrooper getting ready to exit an airplane via static line parachute. You can read the full text that is on the print here These prints are a museum grade 20″ by 30″ giclee art print. They are printed on the best equipment available in the world today with no exaggeration. They are using museum quality Ultra chrome HDR archival pigment inks. These are the highest quality inks available. They are both printed on acid free archival tight weave canvas that is made in the USA with a subtle texture just enough for a true artist look but not so much as to suffer loss of detail. They are coated with the highest resolution coating for more accurate detail and color. The finish is medium gloss making them more durable against scratching. Once the ink is on the canvas they look more matte than anything with the combination of having more of the look and feel of paint and providing more depth with proper lighting. They use a water resistant canvas to provide you the ultimate durability. The prints will be shipped without a frame, but will include a certificate of authenticity. They will both be hand numbered to give the print a personal touch, and ‘The Paratrooper’ will be signed by the author as well.
“The Ranger” Open Edition was written by a veteran of 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and describes a Ranger getting ready for combat. You can read the full text that is on the print here: http://hitthewoodline.com/militaria/2013/6/6/the-ranger This print is a museum grade 20″ by 30″ art print. It will be printed using the best equipment available in the world today with no exaggeration. This print features museum quality archival pigment inks. These are the highest quality inks available. “The Ranger” will be printed on museum grade cotton art paper. It’s coated with the highest resolution coating for more accurate detail and color. This print will be the centerpiece of any room, a true piece of art that displays the characteristics of the modern Ranger. The print will be shipped without a frame, but will include a certificate of authenticity. This print is an open edition, and the prints will not be individually numbered and are usually not signed, but the author of the Ranger will be signing this one for the release of ‘Direct Action’. These prints will be an instant heirloom, a must have for anyone who has served. With our attention to detail and hiring a truly elite printing company, these prints will be in your family for generations to come!
NOTE: ‘The Ranger’ is the open edition, and done on cotton paper instead of canvas. It is not numbered since it is an open edition, but I did sign it – one of the only open editions that I have signed
“Brothers” is a photograph of a special operations strike force on a ridge line in Afghanistan that was recreated as an oil painting. Towards the bottom, you can find the words “For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother”. This print is meant to depict the deep brotherhood that occurs between those who endure the trials of combat together. Artwork by Kala Jensen, based on the original photograph by Sergeant Jeff Collet
Samruk callsign patch and hat: The Grand Prize winner will also get a Samruk callsign patch made by Combat ID and a Samruk ballcap made by Viper Headwear. (I will need your size for the ballcap since they are fitted).
All three Deckard novels signed by the author: I will sign all three of my novels for you and include that not just for the Grand Prize but also two runners up as well.
Give Away Rules:
The giveaway opens on March 3rd, 2014 and concludes at the end of the month on March 31st, 2014.
To enter, winners must purchase a copy of Direct Action by Jack Murphy and then e-mail the confirmation number to JackMurphyRGR@Gmail.com by March 31st. At the conclusion of the contest, the grand prize winner and two runner ups will be selected at random by the author. All three winners will then be contacted via email with coordinating instructions so that they can claim their prizes. Confirmation numbers from past purchases of Deckard novels (Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, and Direct Action) can also be entered for increased chances of winning.
The confirmation number for your order of any of the three books eligible for entry can be located via your Amazon.com account. Click the “Your Account” tab on the front page of Amazon.com and then click on “orders.” In this menu you will be able to view all of your orders, including digital orders, along with the confirmation numbers for your orders. See the screen cap below to see where the confirmation number is located:
One (1) grand prize winner will receive everything above. Note that if a prize takes place at a specific location (NASCAR ride) then the winner will be responsible for his own travel and lodging expenses. Two (2) runner up winners will also be selected and they will receive a copy of each of the Deckard novels signed by the author.