October 4, 2010
First, let me thank everyone for all the great names! You all outdid yourselves. It was a really tough decision, there were so many wonderful choices, but here goes.
Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order):
. . . Coyote Hole (submitted by Jan)
. . . Deadfall (submitted by Maggie)
. . . Howlers (submitted in one form or another by Ginamarie, S. Moore and Vicki Hurley)
Honorable mention for an astounding number of submissions goes to Maggie, to Jen (and her husband), and to Pam.
And now, trumpets please . . . the WINNER is . . .
BABE’s (as in Paul Bunyan’s blue ox) submitted by Amy (via e-mail.)
Amy will receive a signed copy of SOPHIA once it’s released and will have her talents recognized on the acknowledgments page of the book. Plus, she gets to hear (read) Cyn’s discourse on the unlikelihood of anyone in that bar knowing about Paul Bunyan’s blue ox!
And as a consolation prize, I’ve posted a new Deleted Scene from RAJMUND for everyone to enjoy. This is Emelie’s POV of the first time she met Raj, when she woke up after he rescued her in Albany, NY.
Congratulations to Amy and to all of the Honorable Mentions, too. And thanks to all of you once again for playing!
See you soon.
October 1, 2010
Today is October 1st, so the Name That Bar Contest is officially closed.
Thanks to everyone for all the great names! There are so, so many for me to choose from.
And I really appreciate the enthusiasm, too. You all had fun with it and so I did, too.
I’ll post the winner of the contest … and a new deleted scene from Rajmund this Sunday.
See you then!
September 27, 2010
I looked at the calendar today and realized October 1 is this Friday! I want at least two more weeks in this year and I WANT THEM NOW!!
::sigh:: Nobody’s listening.
The names keep pouring in for my NAME THAT BAR contest. Amazing, creative and clever names. You all are making my job much harder … somehow I have to choose only one. Darn.
Remember, the contest runs only through September 30th, which is (cough) this Thursday, so if you have a suggestion, get it in before then.
Sophia’s been resting … more or less. Revisions have been popping into my head at the oddest times. I like to take a few days off between completing the first draft and starting the revisions, but that time is nearly over. I expect to get back to the manuscript this week to do a first round of revisions before anyone else gets a chance to read it.
Looking ahead (way ahead, although not as far as I would like) I’m still thinking about my NaNoWriMo project. I’m leaning toward my Wolves. I really want to write that new Demon story, but I can’t really take the time right now to map out a whole new universe, because DUNCAN is calling.
Checking over at Fictionwise.com, I can tell you that RAJMUND is still holding onto the Dark Fantasy #1 spot, and RAPHAEL and JABRIL are right behind him at #3 and #4 respectively. That might change later this week, but … damn, it’s been six weeks since RAJMUND was released and my blue-eyed vamp is still number one!
I’ll see you all next week, when in honor of the new month, I’ll be posting another deleted scene from RAJMUND. It’s the only scene I wrote from Emelie’s POV, which is why it got cut. But it’s a pretty significant scene in terms of Raj and Emelie’s future relationship, so I think you all will enjoy it.
See you then!
August 30, 2010
First things first, you’ll notice Vampire Vignette #4 has disappeared. Will it appear ever again? Only the shadow knows . . . and me, of course. I know, too.
In its place, I’ve posted a scene deleted from the final version of RAJMUND — it shows Raphael and Cyn’s arrival at the airport (and Duncan, too) and Rajmund meeting them. I think it’s a great scene. There just wasn’t room for everything!
There are also a whole bunch of new RAJMUND reviews out this week. All of them good, I’m happy to say.
First, we’ve got Blog With Bite . . .
Vampire fans, run, don’t walk — and get this novel.
RAJMUND, the third installment in D.B.Reynolds Vampires In America, series does not disappoint one little bit. It has all the action and romance of the first two books (RAPHAEL and JABRIL). There are tantalizing surprises as the story unfolds. Raj is a totally hot, sexy, dangerous, alpha vampire.
And for my UK readers, there’s a new review at Amazon.UK by Gareth at Falcata Times . . .
. . .deliciously desirable for the reader, [it] will keep you entrenched within the hypnotic world of Dark Urban Fantasy.
All good stuff! And … my first book RAPHAEL is the Book of the Month at KelleyArmstrong.com for September. I’ll be giving away a copy of one of my books as part of the activities. I’ll post a link and directions later this week. I hope to see you over there.
And, in case you’re wondering, SOPHIA is proceeding very nicely. I spent the last two nights writing sex scenes! It’s hard work, but someone’s got to do it!
PS Actually it IS hard work!!