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September 10, 2012
Contact: John Montandon
Rockford Brownstone Publishing
P.O. Box 1221
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-9998
Phone: 310.376.6502
E-mail: jmontandon@rockfordbrownstone.com
Web: www.byhisownblood.com
Christin Banda wins the By His Own Blood Kindle Fire Sweepstakes

LOS ANGELES, CA / August 21, 2012 - On July 4, 2012, Rockford Brownstone Publishing pronounced Christin Banda of Corpus Christi, Texas, the winner of the By His Own Blood Kindle Fire Sweepstakes. Since the publication of author John Montandon's book in February, thousands of readers have visited the web site, www.byhisownblood.com, and completed the online entry form hoping for the chance to win a Kindle Fire along with a gift certificate for the book.

Author Montandon commented on the prize at the drawing and announcement, "Amazon.com's terrific eReader was the perfect prize for my book's sweepstakes promotion." The Kindle Fire is the world's best selling e-reader and can provide access to over 19 million movies, TV shows, games, music, and apps, which includes Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and a massive book selection of over 800,00 titles priced at $9.99 or less - with more than 145,000 available for free. With ultra-fast web browsing and free cloud storage for all Amazon content, it's no wonder the sweepstakes program received so many entries.

In his book, Montandon discloses the incredible true account of his father's horrific death and the author's search for answers and healing. In the story, the writer's father, Doc Montandon, was given a blood transfusion tainted with the HIV virus during surgery and was refused treatment after having developed AIDS. To make matters worse, the ordeal was covered up and medical assistance to care for his father was almost impossible to obtain as it was the beginning of the AIDS pandemic. Doc, a retired Texas cotton farmer who was known for his strong character and religious beliefs, suffered terribly and died never knowing why or how he was infected.

By His Own Blood, which is based on a true story, was recently recognized as the winner of the 2012 International Book Award for best Non-Fiction Narrative. The book has also received additional literary recognition and was awarded an Honorable Mention at the New York Book Festival and an Honorable Mention at this year's Los Angeles Book Festival at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. And By His Own Blood has also received noteworthy praise from the Kirkus Review as well as from other authors, editors, critics, academia, and communications professionals.

Rockford Brownstone Publishing is located in Hermosa Beach, California, and is dedicated to developing and promoting self-published books, eBooks and audiobooks. To contact Rockford Brownstone Publishing, call 310.376.6502, send email to jmontandon@rockfordbrownstone.com, or visit the web site at www.byhisownblood.com. By His Own Blood is available at www.byhisownblood.com/offer in printed and Kindle formats.

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