And now comes the day you all were looking forward to - when you find out who gets that shiny copy of Water Princess, Fire Prince, and that bottle of Citrus Bliss.
Now I could hold it over your head and torment you guys for a while, but no, I don't feel like doing that today. It's ....
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Congratulations Erika! I'll be emailing you later today.
As for the winner of the commenting contest, that would be Amanda Beguerie with 88 comments. Woooh!! You were busy,
So as your prize, you get to read Lady Dragon, Tela Du as I write it. As in, each time I finish a part, I will email it to you. Whether or not you return me feedback is entirely optional, though I would appreciate it. (Also, would you like the 9,000 words I have written now, or would you rather wait until I have part 1 finished?)
I also had two amazing runnerups - Sarah Taleweaver at 74 and Erika at 73. Each of you will be getting a special top-secret prize within the week.
Thank all of you for taking part in in the blog tour. It was amazing, and I'm glad to hear that you all enjoyed the book, and to hear your excitement and wanting to read it. It meas a lot to me, it really does.
A bit of a heads up though - I'm about to take an internet/writing hiatus. I'll be posting details on the why tomorrow, but basically, I have a chapter of my life that I need to square away, but once I have it taken care of, I should have more writing time.
And, to close out - a snippet!
“May I help?” Amber asked at length.
Both mother and daughter turned to Amber with startled surprise.
“But, your highness!” the mother breathed. “You’re a queen!”
“Should that prevent me from doing honest work?” Amber shook her head. “Where I come from, queens are expected to get their own meals the same as peasants, and to share when they are able. I just ask that you clear the table.”
The mother nodded for the daughter to do as Amber bid, and within moments, the long table was bare – for there had been little on it to begin with.
Amber drew a long bit of dark blue cloth out of her pocket, and unfolded it until it was large enough to cover the table. Winking at the girl, she clapped her hands, and muttered a word under her breath. The silver embroidery swirled around a moment, and then all sorts of exquisite meats, pastries, soups and salads appeared. When Amber felt there was quite enough, she clapped her hands again.
- Lady Dragon, Tela Du.