The awesome folks at Masquerade Crew hold a monthly contest called Cover Wars. I always have fun looking at the various covers submitted for different genre, as well as if one of my favorites wins. For the month of September both the Blue Violet cover and the Svatura Box Set cover are both in the running! Help me out by hoping on to vote. … Read More Cover Wars!
I got some great entries for the Crimson Dahlia Name a Character Contest. Thank you to everyone who entered! As a reminder, I asked my readers for name ideas for a girl who is very small, pale, with dark brown hair. Old enough to be someone’s “love interest” down the road. Right now she’s out cold and has been in this stasis for months. … Read More Name a Character Contest – Vote
I’m at it again. My readers come up with such awesome names and titles I just gotta know what you think. Help me to name the stasis girl from Hyacinth. Spoiler Alert – she might just wake up in Crimson Dahlia and have a bigger part to play. THE CONTEST: Submit your name ideas. I’ll pick the top 5 and put it to a … Read More Crimson Dahlia – Name a Character Contest
I am thrilled to announce that Blue Violet – my debut novel and the first book of the Svatura series – won Bronze in the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror eBook category at the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) for 2013!!!!! I am beyond thrilled and honored to have placed! Click here to see more details: http://www.independentpublisher.com Almost 2,500 independent authors and publishers participated, submitting over 5,300 entries … Read More Blue Violet Wins Bronze at the IPPYs!!!
At the beginning of April I started the “Name the Next Book in the Svatura Series Contest“. The books in the Svatura series all have a flower for the title. As part of the contest I included some very specific guidelines to select the flower for the title/cover: 1. The name of the flower would work as a cool book title 2. The flower … Read More Svatura Book #3 – Title Contest Winner
I have yet to name the third book of the Svatura series. Over the last two weeks as part of my contest to help name the book, readers have been submitting title ideas to me via comments here, on Facebook, on Twitter, and email. Thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas and submissions!!! Out of the 20 flowers people sent me, I have picked the … Read More Svatura Book #3 – Vote on the Title
I have yet to name the third book of the Svatura series. Please help me find and select the flower/title for Book #3! Here’s the plan… submit your flower ideas through the 15th of April. I will select my top 4 favorites and then put those up for a reader vote through the 30th. The person who’s flower gets picked wins! More detailed guidelines … Read More Contest: Title for Svatura Book #3
Comment on this post or go vote on my Facebook page to name the character in the following quote from Blue Violet. Get it right and get entered in a drawing to win a signed paperback copy of Blue Violet. Don’t know? Vote anyway and automatically get entered in the ‘Win a Kindle Contest’! Votes must be in by 11:59pm PST today (Feb 3). The winner … Read More Name That Blue Violet Character Contest #1
The winner of the Hyacinth Name a Character Contest is in. Drum roll please… Finalist #1 – Kelli’s submission of Dez O’Moore won 63% of the votes! Name: Desmond Alexander O’Moore Nicknames: Nicknames include Dez and Alex Description: Hes about 6’2ʺ golden tan hair that waves it long enough to slick back but not past his ears and one piece that always falls into … Read More And The Winner Is…
Update 10/22 Voting closed. For details on the winner click here. **** Time to vote on the winner!!! A huge thank you to all the people who submitted ideas for the Hyacinth Name a Character Contest (more details here for a review of the contest). I had a ton of fun reading through these and picturing each name and description with the character I have in … Read More Vote On Your Favorite Finalist (Hyacinth Name a Character Contest)