Welcome to the epilogue of the Mayan Calendar, and thanks for taking part in the New Year’s Holiday Hop. I’m M. Edward McNally (but you can call me “Ed” <waves>), and this is the homepage for my Epic Fantasy series, The Norothian Cycle. Welcome, and thanks much for hopping by.
Here is how I am working my giveway, which will be so simple a caveman could do it, assuming the caveman had internet access. Volume One of The Norothian Cycle, The Sable City, is always FREE for all e-book platforms. It weighs in at a bit over 180,000 words (I did say “epic,” right?) and it is the source of my super simple “How many jellybeans in the jar?” style question:
<<< How many characters speak at least one line of dialogue in THE SABLE CITY? >>>
Feel free to leave a guess here as a comment, along with a way you can be reached online (if you are not already posting as a facebook, wordpress, whatever profile). At the conclusion of the blog hop which runs January 11th to 14th, I will select a winner by a careful process of addition and subtraction, to calculate the closest answer to the correct number of characters who speak a line in the book. Guessing higher or lower doesn’t matter, so feel free to take a shot in the dark.
The correct or closest guess, or guesses, (ties are fine) will win THE NOROTHIAN CYCLE. That is, I will get you e-copies of the existing books in the series (Death of a Kingdom – The Wind from Miilark – Devil Town) which sell for $4.99 each, provided in any of the normal ways: Either directly via Kindle “gift,” Smashwords coupon, or just sending the apporpriate files for any kind of e-reader you may have. Whatever works for you. In addition, I will throw in the next book, Volume V: The Channel War, when it becomes available later this quarter.
That’s all there is to it, just leave a number as a guess, and do remember to check out the main page of the Holiday Hop to visit all the participating blogs, and enter for the Grand Prize packages including (drumroll) A KINDLE FIRE!
Thanks again for taking part, have a great New Year, and as I always say: Thanks for reading.
Note, for my purposes, “speaking one line of dialogue” is defined as saying something “in quotation marks.” So a nameless guard who opens a door and bids Tilda to enter doesn’t count. But if he said, “Come on in, y’all,” the same nameless guard would count as a “speaking” character.