Sometimes I pick a name simply because I like it. At other times, I choose a certain name because of the meaning behind it. Let’s take a look at some of the names from the Realm Walker series.
Juliana Norris – Honestly I don’t remember where her first name came from but Norris was the name of a judge in the courthouse where I worked and I thought it went well together.
Thomas Kendrick – Thomas is my maiden name. And Kendrick means ‘Bold Ruler’. Think that’s fitting for our master vampire?
Michael Bishop – Michael’s name is actually discussed in his origin story The Making of Michael Bishop. That being said, he’s the bastard child of a priest so it makes sense he would be named after an angel.
Catalina Espinosa – Catalina is the bitchy Spanish vampire with a yearning for our Thomas. I specifically picked her last name because it means ‘Thorny’.
Sara, Rachel, James, Charles Morgan, Ben – All of these literally came from me running through the names of people I knew and seeing what worked together. Beats thumbing through the baby name book all the time, I guess.
Raoul DeSoto – DeSoto means a plains area with woods or something like that. I picked it because of where I pictured him coming from. Raoul means wolf Counsel or red wolf which seemed appropriate for our villain.
Anne Marie – means gracious and beloved.
And as a bonus Snow Cone is the name of my son’s stuffed yeti he got from Disney World whose round shape was also the inspiration for my own fluff ball.
Hey all! Just wanting to come by and announce that Prophecy’s Child will be released July 30! Unfortunately due to some changes in Amazon practices, I will not be able to make it available for pre-order, but rest assured it is coming!!!!
Here it is. The cover for Book 2 in the Whispered Tales Series. Alice is a warrior. Hatter is a general. Rabbit and Cheshire are undercover operatives. Painted roses and playing card soldiers will even make an appearance. Can’t wait for you all to join me in Wonderland. Coming later this Year!
And the contest is over! Winners have been emailed.
Grand Prize Winner: Suzzanne A. from the UK
Runners Up: Noeline Q from Australia and
Jessica G from the US
We went all over the globe here. How cool is that?!?
If you didn’t win, don’t fret. More contests will be coming, I promise. Thank you everyone for entering.
To celebrate an influx of Facebook likes, twitter followers and newsletter subscribers, I am having an epic giveaway. There are 3 prizes up for grabs. Contest is open internationally!
Two Runner-up Prizes: Receive a free ebook copy of my next three releases. ARCs will be provided based upon request and availability.
Grand Prize: A signed copy of every print book currently available from my catalog including Realm Walker and Death’s Daughter which are currently out of print. In addition, winner will receive signed print copies of my next three releases as they come out. If ARCs are requested they will be provided in an electronic version, with the print version to follow.
***Next three releases as currently scheduled are Prophecy’s Child: Realm Walker #4, Her Kind of Madness: Whispered Tales #2 (This is an Alice in Wonderland story), and a currently untitled collection of short stories. Subject to change.
This is a giant thank you to each and every one of you. You have been a source of enormous support throughout my career. I love each and every one of you.
**please note all entries will be verified before prizes are given.
Here’s a couple of quotes I’ve kept in mind while writing this series.
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Once upon a time…
There was a girl, a boy and a dance. The girl shifted into a golden wolf and ran under the full moon. The boy was a prince with an obligation to his kingdom. And the dance was a moonlight ball for the prince to find his princess.
Josef and Ella have been in love since they were children, but it was doomed from the start. He is the last of the Gauthier line and the law of the goddess herself states a Gauthier must sit on the throne. Her blessing has assured it for hundreds of years. As shifting females can’t carry an infant to term, Ella is not a suitable match for her prince. They both try, and fail, to move on.
It is with a broken heart Prince Josef attends the ball. But there, under the light of the full moon, he dances a moonlit waltz and falls in love all over again. Perhaps there is hope after all.
A Cinderella Retelling
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