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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Moment You've All Been Waiting For: Book Trailer Contest!


I should wait. I should wait. I should wait.

But you know me. I have very little patience, so what little patience I have must get shoved into the turn-around time for querying. Which leaves me unable to wait on anything else, even if my life may get busy at any moment. But let's face it -- it won't. So here we go!

Tonight I am starting the first (I will most likely do more than one) contest for a book trailer! For those of you who haven't seen the Stream Pirate or Keeping Sedalia book trailers, really, they're more fan-vids than book trailers. Either way, who doesn't want one made for their book? So. Much. Fun!

All righty mates, ready for it? In order to enter the contest, leave a comment to this post with a character from one of your novels (not necessarily the novel you want the BT made for). But that's not all, of course -- you must also list what that character's name would be if he/she was a pirate. You can either make the name relevant to the character (ie: my character Beth Ramsey from Blind would be Deadly Dreamin' Beth) or use a pirate name generator (ie: Beth Ramsey would be Bernice the Fruit). The deadline for the contest is Friday at 5 (see edit below), at which point I will enlist the help of the winner-determiner that has helped so many before me (a random number generator) and declare the winner of the BT contest! Yay!

**Warning for those who are shy about sharing info about their novel or who only have an unfinished novel: I will send the winner a list of questions pertaining to their novel to gauge what I can/should include in the BT. It will include a question about the "finale" (nothing too in-depth, so don't worry ;) ), because a lot of the BT is foreshadowing. So if you're shy about sharing or don't have a finale yet, you should probably hold off for now.**

Let the contest begin!

EDIT: I am extending the contest deadline to next Monday, February 16, at 5.

16 comments:

Kiersten said...

Arr, my characters be Josiah the Jackal, and Darah the Desert Queen.

K. M. Walton said...

Ahoy there maties, their names be Theodora the Foreign Buccaneer and Sebbie the Bootleggin' Browbeater.

Natalie said...

Hmm, I think I shall enter Coral the Chaosbringer, since you'll be meeting her very soon anyway:)

sraasch said...

There be some right vicious pirates 'round these parts!

Jill Wheeler said...

Ha ha, Disembowlin' Shawna Strong!

Tara Maya said...

Ar! (My feeble attempt at pirate growl.) I recognized your book from the pages of Secret Agent! It was one of the ones I liked. *g*

Ok, pirate names. Easy! Yadezkra the Bold!

sraasch said...

Tara -- Hi! Thanks for being a fan :) And the name Yadezkra is fabulously tongue-twisting.

Jill -- I snorted when I read that. hahaha

Aerin said...

Despite the fact I made it to the highest Captain on Piratesv.Ninjas on Facebook, I hadn't a clue what pirate name to give Kendra - her pirate generated name is Lucy the Pink!

sraasch said...

Facebook has a Pirate/Ninja application? Sweet!

slhastings said...

Old name: Elara Alexander

We'll now call ye:
Pirate Beatrice the Fashionably Late

and my pirate name? Um, Cap'n Marie Jailbait???

hmmmm.

sraasch said...

Was "Jailbait" from the name generator? I'd hate to hear that you gave yourself that name. lol

slhastings said...

Yep. That was from the generator. LOL

slhastings said...

Ha! I just did S.L. Hastings – had to share.

Pirate Nadine the Rum-Swiller

I'm Loving it!

sraasch said...

The name generator is far too addicting, isn't it?

But wait -- you're jailbait and a rum-swiller? Mothers, hide your sons!

Renee Collins said...

OMG! I can't believe I almost missed this one! Whew!

I'm adding Golden Hands Jane into the mix. Arr!

sraasch said...

Yay, Renee! I was worried you wouldn't make it!