Welcome, Hoppers, to the sablecity stop of the Summer Splash Blog Hop. This blog is the home page for the epic, Musket & Magic Fantasy series known as The Norothian Cycle (by M. Edward McNally, that would be me). The Sable City is the first book following the feisty Island Guilder, Tilda Lanai, and thus the name of this blog. This is where maps, histories, a glossary, and additional info on the world of the series gets posted, as the books are plenty long enough even without them. Additionally, it is where I run the Tag Line Tuesday series of author interviews, file the occassional miscellaneous blog post, and take part in hops, like this one.
The way the Hop works, is each participating writer offers a prize/giveaway on their individual blog. Meanwhile, all participating hoppers can enter to win the grand prizes, which include TWO Kindle Fires, Amazon Gift Cards, signed paperbacks…the list goes on! All you have to do to register for the grand prize drawing is Tweet the #summerhop hashtag, more info can be found on the main Hop page, here.
My part of the giveaway is simple: I am offering E-BOOK VERSIONS OF THE ENTIRE NOROTHIAN CYCLE. That is, the winner here will be gifted the first four volumes of the series released thus far, pictured to the right. The winner will also receive a complimentary copy of each additional volume upon its release date, via Kindle Gift, Smashwords Coupon, whatever works to get my books to your e-reader.
So, how am I picking my winner? As simply as possible, via my version of the ol’ “How many jellybeans in the jar?” question. To wit:
The final version the newly released book Devil Town, Volume IV of the Norothian Cycle has a word count of 109,472. The question is, what was the word count of the first draft?
Simply make a guess below as a comment, and please be sure to let me know how I can contact you if you win (if you are commenting via your own blog account I can find you that way, otherwise please do leave an e-mail, twitter handle, fb page, etc.). Like the whole tour, this contest expires August 1st, on which day I will do some math to see who has picked closest to the correct number.
Be sure to use the #summerhop hashtag to enter the grand prize drawing, and do stop by as many participating tour stops as you’d like, all are offering their own unique prizes.
Thanks for hopping, and happy reading, all.