Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Vote for the Winner! (Mickey Mouse, or Stardust?)

We have a winner--and another chance to play and win!

Writerly Wednesdays here are dedicated to writers and readersIf you've published anything for Young Adults with a fantastic twist (fantasy in all varieties, paranormal, speculative fiction, horror, sci-fi, dystopian, cheese, etc.), shoot me an email (crystal AT crystal-collier DOT com). I'll be shouting about awesome books, sharing new covers, or participating in book releases every week--and I'd love to share yours. Spots are filling up quick, so schedule a date now. 

So, before the fun, let's announce the winner of Mary Waibel's Quest of the HartMary told us two truths and one lie about herself, and those who guess correctly were entered into a random drawing to win a copy of her book. The options were:

1. While at college, Mary flew a plane over Lake Erie at night.
2. Mary was in a national beauty contest while in high school.
3. Mary obtained a degree in medieval history.

And, the lie is: 

#3. Mary did not obtain a degree in medieval history. 

Tricky Mary. Way to go those of you who guessed right! You are officially human lie detectors. And the winner is: 

....DRUM ROLL...

Congrats Erin!

Today's amazing feature is:



In a race for their world’s future, Adria has one mission: slay her father, a dark wizard, to free her twin sister from his curse. This can only be done with a magic bow buried under her father’s castle and protected by the wizard’s dragon. But her tainted twin, Audra, has other plans: seize the bow’s power and join with her father to control the entire planet. 


Now shall we meet the author?

G.R. Holton is a veteran who became friends with screenwriter and movie director Derek Milton via online gaming, when he learned his true calling in life is to write. Since that time he has had three books optioned for movies (Deep Screams, Dragon's Bow, and Teleported), and has written a screenplay. He spends his days in East Tennessee with his wife and his pet Shih-poo, "Ewok."

If you take a trip to his part of the country, you may stumble across him eating muenster at 3 in the morning. (A cheese after my own heart!)

And now for the fun! *rubbing hands*

G.R. gave me two truths and one lie to test your "lie detector" skills. Can you figure out the lie? Those who do will go into my magic hat for a chance to win a SIGNED copy of the book of your choice off his website. How cool is that? You have until Tuesday, August 6th at 1 p.m. to guess--and be sure to come back for the answer on August 7th!

TRUTH OR LIE

1. G.R. used to deliver balloons as Big Bird and Mickey Mouse.
2. G.R. owns two iguanas name Ziggy and Stardust.
3. Two of G.R.'s children have birthdays one day apart. 

I'm sensing a theme here: all the two-ness is getting to me. *grin*

Okay human lie detectors, which is it? 

43 comments:

  1. I think..... ooh, it's tough....number 1 is the lie. He didn't deliver balloons dressed up. No.

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    1. I know, that would be, like, really embarrassing, right?

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  2. So hard to guess. I have no idea, but will go with #3.

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  3. You'll be sure to hear from me when my book comes out later this year. Until then, Congratulations, Erin! And it's good to meet you, G.R. :)

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  4. Since there's already been a guess of #1 & #3, I'll go with #2.

    Sounds like an interesting book.

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    1. Process of elimination, eh? Someone has to win. ;)

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  5. Glad to meet another east Tennessee writer. (Hey, from Chattanooga.)

    As for the truths and a lie. My guess is...#2.

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    1. Good to meet you also Connie!

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    2. BTW... I am in Etowah.... just up the road a piece.

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  6. I choose #2 - Shih-poo, "Ewok sound like critters with fur. Of course my daughter had a pill bug named Fluffy, so I could be way off.

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  7. Congratulations Erin!
    Hmm, I think #3 is the lie...

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  8. Congratulations Erin!

    Interesting book!

    Nas

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  9. Thanks Crystal and Mary! This is the first book giveaway I've ever won. Very cool! :D

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    1. Thanks for playing, Erin! I hope you enjoy Mary's book. (P.S. Beware--this book winning gig is addicting.)

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  10. I'm horrible at guessing what's fact or fiction. Lol

    I guess I would choose #1.

    Have a great day!

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  11. Congrats to Erin! I've been on a fantasy kick lately and I need more recommendations, so these come at a great time. And as for guessing the lie (which I am horrible at!) I'm going to go with #3.

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    1. A fantasy kick, eh? Does that involve a football? ;) Here's hoping you guessed right and win, Julie!

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  12. Congrats Erin. I say #1 is the lie.

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  13. Hmmm, I say #1 isn't true.

    Congrats to Erin for guessing it right!

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  14. I call hogwash on #1! lol. Congrats to Erin!!

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  15. I'll call Balderdash on #2, just coz everybody else seems to be going with #1 and 3 :)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  16. I'm thinking #1 is the lie... :-D

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  17. What a fun contest, not to mention the fact that I would love to read one of Mr. Holton's books. So...I'm going to guess with number 1. I don't think he delivered baloons.

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  18. Congratulations Erin! Now Crystal, can I bribe you with a disc of camembert? My guess is number 2 is G.R's lie.

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    1. LOL! Bribes are always welcome, especially if they involve cheese! ;)

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  19. I'm guessing the balloon delivery is a lie.

    Hi to G.R.!! Congrats to Erin.

    What a wonderful way to feature books and writers! I'm so jealous of your creativity!!

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    1. Here, let me scrape some off my elbow and hand it over. :P

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    2. Hi there Elizabeth!!! Thanks for playing along!

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  20. I always thought having a twin would be cool. But not one that one that wants to control of the entire planet. :) Sounds like a terrific book.

    I'll go with #2 as the lie.

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    1. Aw, come on. Evil twins are what make galactic battle worth fighting!

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  21. Thanks to everyone for playing and I can't wait to see who the winner is. Thanks to Crystal for pulling this together.

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  22. Interesting plot of the book..

    I'll go with No.1 :)

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  23. Oo, what a fun game! I'll go with #2. :)

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  24. Congratulations to the winner! A dog named Ewok? I like this guy.

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    1. I know, right? I was like, "That's genius!"

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  25. Your good/bad twin theme reminds me of one of my own stories a little bit. :)

    Congrats to Erin for the win!

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Hit me with your cheese!