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Steve Newlin is one of True Blood’s biggest mysteries. When we first met him, he was a vampire-hating leader of Fellowship of the Sun, then he was turned into the thing he hated most. From there, he fell in love with crazy killer Russell Edgington, watched Eric Northman stake his lover in front of him, and eventually was captured by his ex-wife, Sarah Newlin, when she returned to co-run Vamp Camp this season. And that’s just the Cliff’s Notes version.

If you want more details about the ins and outs of Steve’s life and his extensive knowledge of vampires, you’re in luck: HBO teamed up with Chronicle Books for True Blood: Steve Newlin’s Field Guide to Vampires, which hits shelves this fall. Even luckier? Steve’s portrayer, Michael McMillian, co-wrote the book with associate producer Gianna Sobol, and a sneak peek of the detailed manual was revealed at 2013 San Diego Comic-Con.

We know what you’re thinking — I wasn’t at Comic-Con, so how do I get one? Well, Wetpaint Entertainment has four copies of the sneak peek booklet to give away, and they happen to be autographed by Michael himself. Plus, this mini-booklet was “hijacked and vandalized by Eric and Pam,” leaving some fun gems for fans. (“FYI, hell is ‘hot’ for a reason,” Pam wrote on her bio page.)

Here’s how to enter for your chance to win!

1. Make sure you like us on Facebook.

2. Share the post about this competition we made on Facebook by clicking the share button on this post.

3. The giveaway will close on Friday, August 9, so you have two weeks to get all of your fellow Truebie pals to enter, too! Book club, anyone?

Click to the next page to see the official rules and regulations. Note: You must be located in the United States to enter.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR RECEIVE A PRIZE IN OR INCREASE CHANCE OF RECEIVING A PRIZE IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

Void where prohibited, taxed, or otherwise restricted by law. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. This Sweepstakes begins at 4:00:00 p.m., Eastern Time  (“ET”), on Friday, July 26, 2013, and ends on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 9:00:00 a.m., Eastern Time (“ET”).

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

This Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, U.S. Military personnel (and their families) with APO/FPO addresses, Alaska and Hawaii, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry (void in Puerto Rico and in any other U.S. territories and possessions). Participation in this Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's full and unconditional acceptance of each provision in these Rules.

HOW DO I ENTER?

Share the relevant Facebook post on Facebook. A maximum of one (1) Sweepstakes entry for each individual. An entrant who exceeds this entry limitation will have each of the multiple entries submitted invalidated for prize drawing/consideration hereunder, and such conduct may result in the disqualification of the entrant from any and all participation in this Sweepstakes (as determined by Sponsor in the exercise of its sole discretion). All Internet access and usage charges are the sole responsibility of the entrant. If for any reason the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause(s) which corrupts or affects the administration, fairness, integrity, safety or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Wetpaint reserves the right, exercisable at any time in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes. All eligible online entries received by Sponsor before the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes becomes inoperable will be included in the random drawing described in the first paragraph under the “Prize Drawing” section below. Wetpaint is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by Wetpaint on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including (without limitation) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer-related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the person who submits any online entry hereunder, an eligible electronic Sweepstakes entry will be considered made by the authorized account owner of the email address submitted at the time of entry. Entries generated by robots or scripts or other automated devices are considered to be a direct violation of the Rules and the policies of this Sweepstakes and will result in the immediate and automatic disqualification from this Sweepstakes of any and all associated entries.

FOUR PRIZES SCHEDULED TO BE AWARDED

The prizes scheduled to be awarded in this Sweepstakes (pursuant to the random drawing procedure described in the immediately succeeding paragraph) are:

Prize (4):

True Blood: Steve Newlin’s Field Guide to Vampires Comic-Con preview booklet, autographed by star Michael McMillian.

The Prizes (or any other prize awarded hereunder) cannot be assigned, transferred, exchanged or redeemed for cash; provided, however, that Wetpaint specifically reserves the right (exercisable at any time and for any reason, in Wetpaint's sole discretion) to substitute a different item(s) in place of the Prizes, such substitute item(s) to be of substantially equivalent or greater value than the approximate retail value of the Prizes.

DRAWING FOR PRIZES

During the Promotional Period, eligible Sweepstakes entries received online at the Website will create the Sweepstakes entry pool. On approximately August 9, 2013, or on some other date (as determined by Wetpaint) following the conclusion of the Promotional Period, four (4) potential recipients of the Prizes will be selected by means of a random drawing conducted by Wetpaint (or its designee) from among all eligible entries contained in the Sweepstakes entry pool. All decisions of Wetpaint regarding the Prize drawing and any and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final, binding and non-appealable. The odds of any Sweepstakes participant receiving a Prize (or any other prize awarded hereunder) will be determined by the total number of eligible Sweepstakes entries received. Such odds are equal regardless of the method of entry into the Sweepstakes.

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