As this is WIP (work-in-progress) Wednesday, I thought I would share my semi-final list for the sorcerer’s name. What am I talking about???
In my last newsletter I asked readers to send in names for the sorcerer in a story I’m writing. It’s the first book in the The Ghost and Abby series, which is a spin-off of A Viking for Valentine’s Day, featuring Eric the sexy spirit from Sweden and the widow Abby. Eric is searching for a way to become alive, so that he can spend at least one lifetime with Abby in that form. He finds a sorcerer (who has no name at the moment) who will grant him his wish for a price, but Eric is unwilling to pay that price. This is the subplot btw.
Thanks to everyone who helped me narrow over forty names down to this semi-final list:
Godwin, Kaliber, Declan, Guiden (Swedish for wizard), Severin Segewick the Soothsayer, Grimland the Great, Gavill of Yeoncil, Gavrill the Grey, Eldrax of Eyancor, Wetzel, Daw Thorne of Eyancor, Lionnous
My DH likes Dingus:)
My final two:
Are you in the Declan or Guiden camp?
The Rone awards are run by the e-magazine, InD’tale. It involves three steps:
1 – To make the nomination list you need a high rating in a book review in their magazine
2 – Readers voting for you (This is the step I’m on now.)
3 – If you make the finals list your book is read by a small team of professionals in the industry.
Of course, I would love to make it to stage three, but I am honored to have made it to stage 2 in the Thriller category. If you feel so inclined, please go to the InD’tale site , sign in and vote for me (top right hand corner for both – I’m week 4 in the Rones).
Yes, in order to vote you must be signed up for the site, but some of you already belong. So that’s my news. If you vote for me – Thank You. If you don’t, I hope you are silently cheering.
And while you’re visiting the Rone site, I’d like to suggest you also vote for:
my daughter JC McKenzie (she has two nominations under Paranormal, but wants you to vote for this one, Beast of All),
my friend Jacqui Nelson– Between Home and Heartbreak (Western)
In my last newsletter I asked readers to send in names for the sorcerer in a story I’m writing. It’s the first book in the The Ghost and Abby series, which is a spin-off of A Viking for Valentine’s Day, featuring Eric the sexy spirit from Sweden and the widow Abby. Eric is searching for a way to become alive, so that he can spend at least one lifetime with Abby in that form. He finds a sorcerer (who has no name at the moment) who will grant him his wish for a price, but Eric is unwilling to pay that price.
That’s the subplot. The main plot involves a haunted manor, a draugr (i.e., a vampire-like creature from Norse legends) diamonds, and of course the regulars from the haunted teahouse in Sunset Cove. It’s a fun story to write, and will be a full-length novel. I plan to release it in the fall.
The following list of names were submitted by readers in my newsletter contest. I post them here to see if any of you have any comments.
Let me know what you think. Do any really stand out for you?
||Thelkar of Threll
||Gavrill of Yeoncil
||Maagar the Cunning
||Sture (Norse, for on the opposite side)
||Griffen of Terra Eyre
||Slystone the Sorcerer
||Warnoc of Edand
||Grimland the Great
||Jezahr of Ravenscar
||Gabriel of Gascony
||Stalius of Snoefell
||Garder of Vinland
||… of Eyancor
||Guiden (Swedish for wizard)
||Severin Sedgewick the Soothsayer
||Gavrill the Grey
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The winner of the Review Contest Draw for Confessions of a Pirate Ghost is [drum roll] Angel Crum. I’ve sent her a $25.00 Amazon gift card, which I hope she will have fun spending.
How did I do it? I put numbers in my skeleton cup and drew one. Each number corresponded to the number in my email list. While I had many reviews, only seven people emailed me a link, so they each had a one in seven chance of winning.
A huge, thank you from the bottom of my heart thank you, to all my readers and reviewers. You’ve helped me push my novella higher than any other story I’ve published. I reached a ranking of 4,223 in Amazon books sales, 7 in short reads Sci fi and Fantasy (and two of the spots ahead of me were taken by JK Rowling and another by a Nebula award winner), 43 in short reads, ghosts and 85 in short reads romance. I also made 2nd in short reads, sci-fi and fantasy hot new releases. I’m pretty excited. Please, keep spreading the word.
Now, I’m going to make myself a cup of coffee, pick up a book and have a good read.
Ancient Danger is on page one of the Yellow Rose RWA, Cover the Words Contest.
If you like the cover (designed by Nina French) please vote and help me stay on the first page.
You don’t have to sign in, or sign up for anything. 🙂
Click here for the link.
The contest ends on Sept. 30th. You can vote more than once and for more than one title.
Thanks, my friends.
This ad, designed by Nina French, will be featured in a quarter page space in the September InD`Scribe magazine. I`m thrilled. I love the swirls.
The cover design for Ancient Danger won this opportunity in a public poll, which many of you voted in. Thank you.
Dear friends, here I go again asking for your help. Ancient Danger is in another Creme de la Cover Contest with InD’tale Magazine. This time I have a chance of winning a full page ad in the magazine, so if you feel so inclined, please go to the following link and vote: Cover Contest