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Summer Splash Blog Hop WINNER!

CongratulationsCongrats to MARY ENDERSBE for winning this stop of the 2013 Summer Splash Blog Hop!

Mary’s answer to the question: “The rough draft of Part One of the Sixth Volume of the Norothian Cycle numbered 51,211 words. What is the word count of the edited version?” was 49,324 was only 348 words off the actual answer of 48,976. That might seem like I cut a bit over 2000 words off the first draft, though actually I think I probably cut about twelve-thousand, then added another ten. Writing! 😉

Thanks much to all who entered, and to all who downloaded The Sable City while it is free, I hope it is enjoyed. I will go ahead and redact e-mail addresses from the entries so they are not floating around the interwebs forever. Thanks for hopping by everybody, and congratulations, Mary. I’ll be in contact soon, and get your books to you. 🙂

Ed McNally

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Posted by on July 30, 2013 in giveaways, The Norothian Cycle, Writing

 

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Summer Splash Blog Hop, July 26-29

splashlogoHello, and welcome to the Sable City tour stop on the 2013 Summer Splash Blog Hop. I’m Eddie McNally, and I will be your… um, Bellhop, I guess?

The Sable City is the first book of an epic, muskets & magic fantasy series called The Norothian Cycle, starring a feisty Island Guilder named Tilda Lanai. For the duration of the Hop, the first book is available for (wait for it) FREE on the major e-reading devices, including Kindle (US and UK), Nook, the iStore, Kobo, and via Smashwords. Do feel FREE to help yourself, and get started on Tilda’s tale.

Now for the contest. As I remain a simple, simple man, I am offering e-copies of volumes II through V of the Norothian Cycle to one lucky hopper who will be selcted via the simple expedient of asking the equivalent of “How many jellybeans are in the jar?”jellybeans1 Not literally of course, but rather like this:

“The rough draft of Part One of the Sixth Volume of the Norothian Cycle numbered 51,211 words. What is the word count of the edited version?”

For your chance to win the next four volumes of the Norothian Cycle, which retail regularly for $4.99 each, just leave a guess as to the word count as a comment. Please also mention a way you can be contacted, if you don’t happen to be commenting with a profile I can send a reply. At the conclusion of the Hop, the closest guess to the correct number wins the prize – it’s as simple as that!

Thanks for hopping by and playing, remember to register for the GRAND PRIZES on the main Hop page, and do feel FREE (saying that one more time) to check out The Sable City. On the house this weekend.

Good luck and good reading,
– M. Edward McNally
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H&V and ENT.

Two quick things,

First, congrats to Karin Cox for winning my stop of the Heroes & Villains Blog Hop – her guesstimation of that the first draft of The Channel War ran 162,349 words was closest to the mark, as the real figure of 142,880 (yes, sometimes my subsequent drafts get a bit longer than the first). thanks to all who entered. 🙂

JackSableSecond, thanks to Ereader News Today for featuring The Sable City among today’s FREE titles. 🙂

Back to work on Volume Six, hope everybody has a good day. And as always, thanks for reading.

 

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Heroes and Villains Blog Hop, May 3rd-6th

5-3 hv bannerHello, and welcome to the sablecity blog – the home page for The Norothian Cycle epic fantasy series, and the 20th stop on this weekend’s Heroes & Villains Blog Hop.

My article on the topic of Villains, and specfically John the Red, ran a couple days ago to save space here for the giveaway/contest – which is remarkably simple as befits my level of technological incompetence.

First off, Book I of the Norothian Cycle – The Sable City – is presently FREE from all major e-book retailers, including of course Amazon US & UK – other linkes may be found here. Feel free to download a copy if interested, and get to know the aforementioned John, a feisty Island Guilder by the name of Tilda Lanai, a man-eating Lamia, a broken-hearted samurai…the whole mandatory “cast of thousands” to round out any good Epic Fantasy of the Musket & Magic persuasion. 😉

The next four volumes of the Cycle are Death of a Kingdom, The Wind from Miilark, Devil Town, and The Channel War, and for the H&V Blog Hop, I will be giving away an e- copy of each to the person who can come closest to answering the following “How many jellybeans are in this jar?” style question:

The final word count of The Channel War is 146,789. What was the word count of the first draft?

That’s it, feel free to leave a guesstimated word count as a comment on this post, and please do leave an address (twitter, e-mail, facebook, wordpress, whatever) where I can contact whoever comes closest to the pin after the weekend, and arrange to get you copies of the full Norothian Cycle in your preferred format. The winner will also be posted here Monday, and I will list all guesses in order for the sake of verification. That’s it, easy-peasy. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by, and please do have fun continuing the Heroes & Villains Blog Hop, checking out what everyone has to offer, and hopefully finding some new authors you may enjoy. And as always, thanks for reading.

– Ed McNally

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Participating authors in the Heroes & Villains Blog Hop, May 3-6 2013.

 

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Congrats, New Year Blog Hop Winners!

new-years-blog-hop-2Thanks to all who entered the 2013 New Year Hop here at the Sable City blog, and took a shot at the question:

<<< How many characters speak at least one line of dialogue in THE SABLE CITY? >>>

And big congratulations to both islandkayaker & Rachel, who both guessed 63 and were thus within one of the right answer, 64. I’ll be e-mailing you both today to arrange just how you would like to receive your prize books of The Norothian Cycle. Thanks to everybody who entered and took part in the overall New Year Hop, and good look with the Grand Prize drawings. 🙂

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Welcome to the 2013 New Year Hop!

new-years-blog-hop-2Welcome 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:

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Free Apocalypse! (that sounded weird)

APOCALYPSE_ad_jpgHappy Friday, and just a couple things I’d like to mention today – first off, the newest short story collection from the Eclective is available for FREE today from Amazon (and Amazon UK ). This one is seven stories by seven authors all dealing with The Apocalypse, so we figured we should get it out free this weekend…just in case.
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Second, over on Ed’s Casual Friday at Indies Unlimited, today’s column details some of the signs that you might, in fact, be a writer of Epic Fantasy.

Thanks for stopping by, have a good weekend, and be sure to check out the post immediately below this one to join the Holiday Hop for a chance to win prizes ranging from all the books of the Norothian Cycle, to a Kindle Fire. 🙂

 

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