Congrats, 2012 Holiday Hop WINNER!

15 Dec

CONGARATS Conga rats to the WINNER of the Norothian Cycle via the 2012 Holiday Hop:


Who I, of course, can’t figure out how to contact. 🙂

So here’s the deal Kathy – feel free to leave a comment here with an address or profile through which I can contact you, or you can e-mail me directly at and I will get your e-books in whatever way works best for you. Congratulations, and thanks very much to all who entered. Happy Holidays, all the best to you and yours, and as always, thanks much for reading.

– Ed McNally

RESULTS: “What is the total word count of the four books of the Norothian Cycle?”

There are actually slight variations on the word counts of various e-book platforms, as each requires a different amount of front or back matter, specific disclaimers, etc. So I just went with the word counts of the original books files, without title/dedication pages, links to other books in the series, etc. So that made the word counts:

183,076 The Sable City
152,126 Death of a Kingdom
119,738 The Wind from Miilark
109,636 Devil Town
564,576 TOTAL

These were the entries received in numeric order, and Kathy’s guess proved “closest to the pin” by just about 1000 words, having come within 312 of the spot-on answer. 🙂

175,000 Corey F.
183,000 Beckey
185,000 Ericka 250,000 Susana R.
425,386 Brittany C.
454,526 Sharyn BL
483,591 Rikki
500,002 Jennifer M.
513,076 Cheryl B.
523,026 jonquil
525,000 Brandi F.
526,078 Della H.
528,078 Kelly
540,076 Erica M.
551,392 Christine D-R
559,472 Sarah M.
562,419 Lisa N. (-2167)

<<< 564,576 ANSWER >>>

<<< WINNER: 564,888 Kathy (+312) >>>

565,900 Stephanie A. (+1324)
566,370 gaele1
566,374 Gale N.
566,607 bbbaddict
566,608 Sarah M.
569,743 Olga C.
573,423 Richard S.
575,705 Maria D.
582,947 Jessica C.
587,124 S.
589,879 Kai W.
595,753 Kathy D.F.
598,000 Stacey V.
600,000 Jenx B.
600,000 Alonna S.
600,001 Brenna
603,722 Stephani A.
619,670 Linda K.
620,001 Lona S.
623,023 Lee Anne K.
627,000 A.H. Thompson
635,174 John B.
635,635 Shelby F.
635,703 bubblesue
645,237 Crystal C.
645,926 Alice D.
650,000 Micelle B.
655,555 Danielle
658,551 Melissa S.
674,001 Lexie C.
700,000 Kate P.
800,000 R.W. Foster
1,000,000 (dollars) Tara W.

Thanks once again to all who entered, and remember that if the Norothian Cycle does sound like something you might enjoy reading, Book One remains FREE on all platforms.


Posted by on December 15, 2012 in giveaways, M. Edward McNally, The Norothian Cycle


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5 responses to “Congrats, 2012 Holiday Hop WINNER!

  1. Kathy867

    December 15, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    What! Thank you, (blocked e-mail address just in case you didn’t want it posted. – Ed)

  2. Kathy867

    December 15, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Sorry, I didn’t know my information was hidden, I can see it in the prefilled form, I thought you were able to see it also. I can’t wait to read my books. Thank you again and Happy Holidays to all

    • medmcn

      December 15, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      No prob, Kathy, it really could be due to trouble on my end (I’m computer barely-literate) 😉

      E-mailing you now…

      • Kathy867

        December 16, 2012 at 4:44 am

        Thank you for blocking my e-mail

      • medmcn

        December 16, 2012 at 5:23 am

        No prob, and I did send one to you from the medwardmcnally address, so if you didn’t get it or it got spam filtered or anything, just let me know here. 🙂

        EDIT: Oops, just saw you did answer that one, nevermind (my e-mail has been hinckey all day, I think it’s because of rain)


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