First, an update on RAJMUND, who’s still sitting in the #1 Dark Fantasy spot at Fictionwise.com with JABRIL #3 and RAPHAEL #4. That might change later this week, but for now it’s holding.
UPDATE: RAPHAEL has triumphed over JABRIL once again, resuming his position at #3, while JABRIL is #4. 😀
And there’s a new 5-Star review on Amazon, too, which I’m particularly happy about, because the last one before that . . . well, let’s just say there WERE definitely things the reader liked. Don’t get me wrong, I want honest reviews, but I’m honest enough to admit I like the good reviews better!! LOL
And now for the new contest, which I’m calling Name That BAR!
SOPHIA (Book 4) takes place North of Seattle, Washington, very close to the Canadian border. The setting of the story is mostly forest, but there’s a bar along a paved highway that figures prominently in the story. I haven’t been able to come up with a name for this bar. I’ve just been calling it NAME (all caps – so I can Find/Replace it later.)
The book is nearly finished. I’m writing the last chapter and I still don’t have a name. So, I decided to let my readers come up with one for me. I’ve provided a description of the bar below. The winner gets recognition in the Acknowledgements of SOPHIA, plus an autographed copy of the book. And my undying gratitude, because I’ve got nuthin!
I will select the name. This will be a purely subjective choice with me as the only judge. Once I’ve chosen the name, it is mine, and the winner releases any and all proprietary interests in said name. By entering the contest, you agree to the above conditions.
You can enter as many names as you want, the more the better!
So, if you’re interested, here are the particulars of the bar …
As I mentioned, it’s located along a two-lane paved highway, which is sort of a back route between Seattle and the state of Idaho. It’s not well traveled, for the most part, although it does get big trucks from the lumber industry. The bar itself is surrounded on three sides by forest, the fourth side faces the highway. The interior is dark and smells of sweat and beer, no music but a juke box.
The patrons of this bar are very rough and largely male, many employed in logging. Most women know to avoid the place. Fights are common and they frequently end up with someone bleeding and/or being driven to the nearest hospital/clinic which is a good three hour drive.
So that’s it. The contest will run through the end of September. After that, I’ll study the names and pick the winner by October 15.
Come up with something good, okay?! 🙂
I’m going back to SOPHIA now. One more big scene and then it’s wrapping up the story time … and Duncan, mustn’t forget Duncan.