Offical Rules and Conditions


Sweepstakes may only be entered in or from the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for entry.  This Sweepstakes is governed exclusively by the laws of the United States.  You are not authorized to participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. 

1. How to Enter. To enter The Lost History of Dreams Midwinter’s Night Read Sweepstakes, log onto and follow the directions to enter between noon EST February 4, 2020 and 11:59PM EST on February 20, 2020. All entrants must have a valid email address.

Limit one entry per person/email address with the exception of social media shares on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which will add one additional entry per share. No automated entry devices and/or programs permitted. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of the Sponsor and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Delivery of prizes requires a street address (no P.O. Boxes). Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. 

2. Start/End Dates. Sweepstakes begins at noon EST February 4, 2020 and 11:59PM EST on February 20, 2020.

3. Eligibility. Participation open only to legal residents of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old  as of date of entry. Sweepstakes may only be entered in or from the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for entry. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

4. Random Drawing/Odds. Winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received on or about February 21, 2020. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for the drawing. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.

5. Prize. Six (6) paperback copies of The Lost History of Dreams by Kris Waldherr and one (1) $75 Trader Joe’s gift card. Total approximate retail value of prize combined: $177. No substitutions or cash redemptions.  In the case of unavailability of any prize, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All unspecified expenses are the responsibility of winner. 

6. Notification. Winner will be notified by email and afforded 24 hours to claim prize before another Winner is chosen from remaining entries. Sponsor is not responsible if Winner’s email address bounces or if Sponsor’s prize notification email is rejected as spam. If prize notification email is returned as undeliverable, if winner rejects his/her prize or in the event of noncompliance with these Sweepstakes rules and requirements, an alternate winner will be selected from all remaining eligible entries. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given. 

7. Conditions. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner(s). Participation in Sweepstakes and acceptance of prize constitutes winner’s permission for Sponsor to use his/her name regarding the Sweepstakes or Sponsor for promotional purposes without notice or additional compensation. By participating, entrants and winner agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, or participation in Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery.  Sponsor is not responsible if the prize cannot be awarded due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism.

8. Use of Data.  Sponsor will be collecting email addresses from entrants online in accordance with its privacy policy at By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their email addresses and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy. 

9. Winner’s Name. Winner will be announced on Sponsor’s website and social media accounts after prize is claimed.

10. Sponsor. Kris Waldherr Art and Words, care of Aevitas Creative Management.  

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About The Lost History of Dreams: A post-mortem photographer unearths the dark secrets of a famed poet's marriage in this "sensual, twisting gothic tale…in the tradition of A.S. Byatt's Possession, Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale, and Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights" (BookPage). Blurring the line between the past and the present, truth and fiction, and ultimately, life and death, The Lost History of Dreams is "a surrealist, haunting tale of suspense where every prediction turns out to be merely a step toward a bigger reveal" (Booklist). Learn more and read first three chapters.

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