The entries have been tossed into the hat, the name has been drawn and the winner is
Vicki, you have until midnight PST on February 28th to respond to my e-mail and provide the requested info, so I can send out your prize. If you didn’t get my e-mail, check your SPAM folder. If that still doesn’t work, let me know.
Many of you got Duncan’s last name right. It’s MILFORD, by the way. Duncan reveals it for the first time when he goes to the police lockup with Cyn to interview Todd (page 186 of the print version.)
I want to thank everyone who entered. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy to know how many of you loved the books enough to remember (or to search for) Duncan’s last name. So, my sincere thanks to all of you.
In more exciting news … There’s more? Yes, there is … I received the final cover for SOPHIA! Yay! Just one tiny tweak and it’s done, so I should have it this week. It’s so purdy!! Sophia is beautiful and Colin is handsome and tough looking. Perfect.
In other news, I had a near death experience last night. Well, okay, near death may be exaggerating a little bit, but when my car was sliding across four lanes of California freeway, with no traction and rain pouring all around, it surely did feel near deathish. I saw all those headlights bearing down on me and thought for sure I was dead. But all props to California drivers. They make fun of us, but not a single car hit me or anyone else despite the sudden appearance of a spinning car in front of them — although one guy in the carpool lane (aka HOV or commuter lane) came close at the very end. But close doesn’t count. No one hit me. And there were no pile-ups in my wake, either.
I want to assure you, however, that the manuscript for SOPHIA is all done, so even if I’d bitten the big one, you’d get the latest installment of Cyn, Raphael and the gang. Of course, there’d be no DUNCAN, which would be a shame. Not to mention the whole me being dead and all. This is me whistling in the dark, new lease on life and all that. I shall devote myself to writing diligently henceforth. 🙂
Let’s see … new contest winner, SOPHIA cover’s almost here, I’m definitely still here … That’s about it for this week, I guess.
Oh, right, one last thing, Adrian Phoenix’s Etched in Bone, the latest in her Maker’s Song series comes out this week (February 22.) This is a great series, Urban Fantasy at its very best. It’s an intricate and compelling story and I recommend it highly.
See you next week. I expect to have the cover for SOPHIA for you, and, by the way, it’s going to be dry and sunny in L. A. all week long!! Yay!