However, I am here asking permission to invade your blogs. You don't mind that, do you?
Okay, basically, remember the party I announced a few weeks ago? The Bookania/Blogoversary one? Well, basically I've come to the realization that I can't make it as big as I'd like AND release Lady Dragon, Tela Du on time, so I'm going to have to shave it down. I'm cutting out all of the contests, and basically reducing it to just character interviews, and just one post of my own on this blog. Haven't decided what this posts are going to be (they will include a snippets post and a "favorite Bookania pins" post, though)
And I am still planning the LDTD cover reveal on the 4th (I just need to finish editing these pictures my sister took for me so I can send them to my cousin) and the short story release (I know you guys voted Poison Kiss, but I think it may end up being Gift Exchange, under the sheer virtue that GE already has a gorgeous cover, and I don't even know yet what cover I want for Poison Kiss.)
There will be two giveaways, though, with two separate ways to enter:
Have a character over to your blog for interview, and I'll enter you to win a complete physical collection of my books: The Bookania Quests, The Ankulen, WPFP, and the two collections. Seven books. Sounds awesome, yes?
The other prize will be a complete ebook collection of my books, which WILL INCLUDE the new short story, whichever it will be, an ARC of Lady Dragon, Tela Du, and up to three of my unfinished WIP's of YOUR choice. Entries for this one will include comments on my blog posts during the party, comments on any back posts with the Bookania label, comments on any of the character interviews, and any review you've written of any of my books.
(Already written reviews DO count. Reviews for the Bookania short stories are double points, and reviews for the three main books are triple points. Standard rules of "extra points for each location you post your review" and "email me with a links of ALL of your reviews so I can count them" apply.)
Kay? Kay. Now I understand not everyone has read the Bookania Quests, so I'm going make a list of all of the characters I'm willing to interview, marking those that are already claimed (and I'll come back and mark more as they are claimed). Below the list will be a form for you to fill out, and I do ask that that two people who have already claimed characters to go ahead and fill it out so I can organize the information.
Each character will only be interviewed by one person, therefore I've added the rule that if you've already interviewed a character in a blog interview in either Take or Kingdom's blog tours, you can't interview them again now. Let someone else have a go at asking them questions.
And, yes this is the character list from the back of Kingdom with a few other characters added. I don't believe in redoing work I've already done.
For those of you who have read the books and want to interview a character not on the list below, feel free to ask. However, at least two of your requests have to be from this list.
Deadline for sign-up will be July 17th
Cast of Characters
Adelaide: Princess of Winthrop, betrothed to Prince Vernon. Gifted with the love of reading and a magic book satchel.
Alexander: King of Locksley. Robin and Robert's father.
Amy: A gemdropper, betrothed to Dick. From “Toads and Diamonds.”
Claimed - Agatha: Another gemdropper. From “Toads and Diamonds.”
Arthur: Prince of Briton. His uncle doesn’t want to give him his rightful throne. Arthur of Arthurian Legend
Boy: The son of a Miller who spared Push au Kim's life in his youth, becomes Count Prio when Push comes to repay the debt. Third son from "Puss in Boots"
Casperl: A prince who was formerly a woodcutter, husband of Doranna. From “Casperl and the Princess.”
Charlotte: Queen of Locksley. Robin and Robert's mother. Sister in "The Brave Princess."
Conia: Princess of Refrence, wife of Lord Benjamin. Gifted with the ability to remember where she read anything she ever read.
Dick: Prince of Refrence, betrothed to Amy. Gifted with the ability to define any word. Prince from “Toads and Diamonds.”
Doranna: Princess of Skewwood, wife of Casperl. Gifted with ability to sing like a bird, mathematical knowledge, and a ready laugh. Princess of “Casperl and the Princess.”
Enna: Princess of Refrence, gifted with the ability to remember anything she ever read.
Claimed - Eric: Prince of Winthrop, husband of Robin. Is second only to his wife with the sword, and has much questing experience.
Gavin: Arthur’s servant. Has spent most of his life in Arthur’s service. Gawain of Arthurian Legend.
Grandfather: The mysterious old man who has been Arthur’s only friend for most of his life. Merlin of Arthurian Legend.
Joan: Princess of Fronce. Gifted with fashion genius.
Kew: Mordreth’s son. Kay of Arthurian Legend
Leo: Arthur’s French servant. Little is known of his past. Lancelot of Arthurian Legend.
Kimberly: Princess of Tune. Is gifted with knowledge of plants
Claimed - Madeleine: Princess of Locksley, betrothed to Prince Samson. Gifted with sensitivity to magic, a magic paint box, and is the best artist in the world. There is debate on this subject, but she may possibly be Morgana of Arthurian Legend.
Maid Marian: Wife to Robin Hood. Lady of Fitzwater. Of Robin Hood Legend
Maryanne: Eldest daughter of Robin and Eric. You'll probably get to interview her at eighteen, which would mean you could get some spoilers out of her.
Mordreth: Arthur’s uncle and regent. Despite having to actual claim to the throne, refuses to give up the regency. A combination of Sir Ector and Mordred of Arthurian Legend.
Pearis: Princess of Fronce. Generally annoying. Is considered a leader in fashion.
Push au Kim: A wandering bounty hunter of sorts from the land of Chin. Puss in Boots.
Robert: Prince of Locksley, husband of Rosamond. Gifted with skill with the organic and is the best tailor in the world. The Prince of “Sleeping Beauty.”
Robin: Princess of Locksley, wife of Prince Eric. Gifted with skill with the inorganic and is the best swordsman in the world. Lady of the Lake of Arthurian Legend.
Robin Hood: Leader of the Merry Men of Sherwood Forest. Robin Hood of Legend
Rosamond: Princess of Upontime, wife of Prince Robert. Has multiple gifts. The Sleeping Beauty.
Samson: Prince of Tune, betrothed to Madeleine. Gifted with soprano singing.
Serendipity: Princess of Alion. Gifted with the wisdom of the gray-haired, and, somehow, also the hair.
Shira: Princess of Tune, formerly betrothed to the lost Maximilian. Gifted with strength. Guinevere of Arthurian Legend.
Solomon: Prince of Alion. Gifted with the mirth of youth.
Theo: Prince of Refrence. Gifted with a love of synonyms.
Vernon: Prince of Tune, betrothed to Adelaide. Gifted with mechanical genius.
William Hood: Eldest son of Robin Hood and Maid Marian.
Also, check out the pictures I added to my Fan Art post last night. I have the best beta readers.
And, I didn't realize it, but I posted my 800th post last week. WHOOO!!