Fan Art Contest Extended!

Hi, Everybody! It’s been a crazy couple of months!

After some consideration, I’m decided to extend the end date of the fan art contest to March 12. Things just didn’t work out to be ready by March 4. The good news is, all of you have an extra week to finish up your fan art projects.

Haven’t heard of the fan art contest yet?Ā This blog post explains all the rules and how to enter: http://triciamingerink.com/2016/02/04/contests/

And, in case the blog post wasn’t enough to convince you to participate, I’ve finally decided on prizes. There will be two winners: one winner via fan voting and one of my choice. Both of these winners will receive an ebook version of Defy when it releases. If things are going especially well, they might even get an early copy.

Don’t worry if you aren’t much of an artist. Any form of art works. Drawing, painting, photography, fiction, quilting, knitting. If you can argue its connection with The Blades of Acktar series, it’s in. šŸ™‚

I can’t wait to see all your fan art!


This month, I’m going to participate in the #WIPjoy hashtag on Twitter and Facebook. This hashtag was started by fellow Christian fiction author Bethany Jennings and encourages authors to share about their current work in progress. I’m going to be sharing bits about Defy. If you’re looking for tidbits to get you excited for Defy‘s release, watch for my posts each day in March!

#WIPjohy


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Adela's Curse Cover Reveal

Today, I’m helping out Claire Banschbach reveal her cover to her upcoming release Adela’s Curse. Claire has been a great friend since I published Dare, and it’s great to see her releasing another book. If you head over to her blog today, you’ll find a list of all the other bloggers participating in the cover reveal and a link for a free prequel short story for Adela’s Curse.

Adelas Curse KINDLEAbout the Book

A witch and her master capture a young faery and command her to kill their enemy. Adela has no choice but to obey. If she does not, they will force the location of her peopleā€™s mountain home from her and kill her. To make matters even worse, the person she is to kill is only a man struggling to save his dying land and mend a broken heart.

Count Stefan is a man simply trying to forget the woman he loves and save a land crippled by drought. When a mysterious woman arrives at his castle claiming to be a seamstress, he knows she is more than she seems.

Adela enlists the help of Damian, another faery, to try and delay the inevitable. He insists she has a choice. But with the witch controlling her every move, does she?

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About Claire

Claire Banschbach was born and raised in Midland, TX, the fourth of eight children. She was homeschooled through high school and is now a proud member of the Texas A&M University class of 2014. She is currently working on her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. She continues to write in her spare time (and often when she doesnā€™t have spare time). She hopes her strong foundation in God will help to guide her writing.

She can be contacted through Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and her blog.

Reminder

This is your LAST DAY to enter the Name That Character Contest (details found here). You guys have come up with so many great names, I’m not sure how I’m going to choose!

Thank you to those who have already entered the Fanart/fiction/photo/video contest. You still have a little over two weeks to enter. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

 


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Contests!

In chatting with the GoodreadsĀ fangirls, I have decided to hold a couple of contests to keep all of you occupied while you wait for Defy to release. The good news is, Defy is falling together very well with a whole lot less tears and hair-tearing and forehead-thumping-on-desk than Deny. I don’t have an official release date, but I’m hoping I’ll have one by the end of March.

In the mean time, the contests! šŸ™‚


Name That Character Contest

When I wrote Defy, I purposefully didn’t name two of the characters. Instead, I’ve decided to let you guys name them!

How it works:

  1. Fill out the form below with both a first name and a last name for each of the two characters and tell me why you think that particular name is the perfect name for that character.
  2. You may enter only 1 set of names.
  3. This contest runs from today through Feb. 18. On Feb. 19, I’ll announceĀ 4 winners (one for each of the 2 first names and 2 last names, unless someone manages to pick the perfect first and last name pair) and 4-8 honorable mentions.
  4. The winners will receive a free ebook copy of Defy when it releases and will be mentioned in the acknowledgement section of the book. The honorable mentions will have their names also included in the acknowledgements section of the book.

The types of names I’m looking for:

In Acktar, most of the names have a Scottish, British, or Irish origin. I tried to go in families for name origins. For example, RennaĀ and Brandi’s mother and uncle (who were brother and sister) have Spanish origin names with AnnitaĀ and Leon. The royal family has Irish/Scottish origin names (Deirdre, Aengus, Rorin, Keevan, Duncan) Many of the nobles have English nobility sounding names (Like Lord Henry Alistair), while many of the people without rank have Scottish origin names (Leith, Lachlan, Hamish). Some names, I just plain made up because they sounded cool. And, of course, there are a lot of Biblical names.

Please do not submit any names that start with the letters R or L. I already have WAY too many names that start with those letters already, especially R.

Name #1 – General GENERALS NAME

He is a general in the Resistance army. He was a part of the old AcktarianĀ army before Respen took the throne. He has been in hiding in Eagle Heights for nearly five years now. He is tall, gray-haired, and weathered.

Note: Due to the nature of his position, his last name will be mentioned more often in the book than his first name.

Name #2 – HE WHO MUST BE NAMED

Yes, all you Harry Potter fans, that reference was on purpose. šŸ˜‰

He is a fourteen-year-old boy in the Resistance army. He is lanky and thin with light brown hair. He has been living in Eagle Heights for several years after him and his family fled Acktar.

Note: his first name will be used more often in the book than his last name.

 

Got a few names in mind? Please fill out the below form:


Fan Art/Photo/Fiction/Video Contest

I’ve also decided to hold a fan art contest. These look like a lot of fun, and I’ve never done this before, so we’ll see how it goes.

The fan art can have anything to do with The Blades of Acktar series. Take a creative photo with the books or dress up as the characters and take photos or write a fan fiction piece or make a book trailer. Get creative. Have fun. This contest is for all you fans to have fun. šŸ™‚

How it works:

  1. You’ll be able to submit your entries between now and March 4. That gives you a whole month to come up with something crazy/cool/creative.
  2. When you enter, you’ll be entered into a drawing for 1 or more Amazon gift cards (depending on how many entries I receive). In other words, you have a chance to win something just by entering.
  3. Once I have all the entries, I’ll divide them into categories (most likely photo, fiction, video, and artwork. But these categories may change based on number of entries and the nature of the entries). Each category will be featured for one week on my blog, where fans will be able to vote on their favorites in each category.
  4. You can enter up to 5 different entries. They may be in the same category, though if they are too similar, I may ask you to pick one for the voting.

How to enter:

Email your fan photo/video/fiction/artwork to triciamingerinkĀ (at) gmailĀ (dot) com. If the file is too big to email, please shoot me an email and we will figure out how to proceed, or send me the link to it on Youtube if it is a video.

By sending me your fan art in its various media forms, you are giving me permission to share it on my various social media sites.

So have fun! I’m looking forward to seeing what you all come up with!


 

 


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