Monday, June 8, 2009

Can You Help a Brother Out???


Let me introduce you to my new best friend, Bran, King of the Night Sidhe (pronounced Sith as in the Scottish way, not Shee as in the Irish) Sophie does love to reprimand! I especially like it when she gets out that little leather strap...However, I digress....

Bran is a lovely fellow and a royal pain in the arse. He's been giving Sophie fits for weeks now and I have sat back in my chair with my news sheet and port and have a had hearty chuckle watching the two of them go at it. Bran actually made Sophie conceed defeat and he got his own way during a pivotel love scene! Which is more than I can say for moi!

Brans a good bloke. So it is because we are kindred spirits that I come to you, our fellow LIT followers and self confessed hussies, to issue a call to arms for my brother Bran. It seems his series needs a name, and despite a few gallant entries on the part of Sophie and her editor, the marketing department is, using the modern day vernacular, 'not feeling it'.

I have informed Bran that if there is anyone on the face of this earth who knows books, (and men!) it is LIT's followers. So, listen ladies, to what our brother needs. Then hear what I managed to wrangle out of the tight fisted ba...err...his Kingship.
Without further ado, here's what Bran needs....

A series title for what is now now known as The Annwyn Chronicles. They would like to try to keep in the word Annwyn if possible. It can't be too long, should convey the fact that the series is paranormal/fantasy and should be dark, sexy if at all possible.

Now, here's the blurb for the first book, along with the cover. Warning....bring the bounty picker uppers! I'm just saying, because Sophie is standing over me, drooling like a rabid dog over this damn Cover!



Hidden from mortals for all eternity, Annwyn, the Otherworld, is home to shapeshifters, wraiths and dragons. But in a nightclub called Velvet Haven, desire brings humans and immortals together…

Built atop the mystic passageway to Annwyn, the gothic nightclub Velvet Haven has seen its share of lost souls—both mortal and immortal. It is here that Bran, the shapeshifter king of the Sidhe, searches for his brother, who is ensnared by a centuries-old curse. When a vision foretells his own death, he knows his time to find Carden is running out.

For help he must turn to Mairi, a mortal woman with an unusual aura. Bran has never liked humans, other than using their sexual pleasure to restore his magic energy. But with Mairi everything is different. Her lush curves and teasing caresses enflame him like no Sidhe has ever done. He has no idea that the woman he’s falling for holds the key to his destruction – or his salvation.


This contest runs all week,and will close on Friday,May 12th at noon EST. All entries will be submitted to Sophie's editor who will forward them to the marketing department at NAL.
So what's in it for you??? (greedy vixens! I love it!)

If your suggestion is chosen, Sophie will announce the news of your genius thither and yon.

She will dedicate the first book, Velvet Haven exclusively to you!

She will send you your very own signed copy of Velvet Haven before the release date and make certain the 'yummy' (her words not mine) cover is prepared for full out stroking.

She will throw herself at your feet and thank you a million times over because she is currently now verging on the sidelines of madness with having to think of coming up with yet another title!

So that it is, mon chers! Come up with a series name and win some swag. (Couldn't resist. I've been hanging out with the Smart Bitches too long!)

Adieu.
Hugs and Kisses,
Lord Craven-Moore.

29 comments:

ranearia said...

hmm~
just my two pennies worth:

Annwyn Silk
silk silhouette
Annwyn hunger
Annwyn kindle

Charlotte Featherstone said...

Ranearia...I'm liking them, good start!!!

Barbara said...

Awesome prize!! Ugh, you're killing me Craven-Moore! I stink with names!!

Sorry, I have been pondering this for the last fifteen minutes. It's diffcult to retain Annwyn in the name because Annywn is a place. The Annwyn Chronicles made sense because it tells of a documentation of that place and time...*thinking*

I'll be back...maybe, lol.

Okay, if for nothing else, I'll be back to see you Craven-Moore *wink*

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Randi said...

Very cool prize!! I didn't realize how hard it is to come up with names for series.

What about "The Annwyn Archives"?

Amanda McIntyre said...

okay I can't really win, but I LOVE the title game;)
Doesnt seem like Chronicles is all that long though,just sayin...

I look at that cover and think Annwyn Lust
Annwyn Rising
Annwyn Moon
Rise of Annwyn
Annwyn Realm
Dynasty of Annwyn
Annwyn's Dynasty

good luck everyone! I know we have fertile , lusty minds here at LIT!!

my .o2
going back to one of those pivotal love scenes in M & M.

Amanda M

sarabelle said...

This is so cool. I love these contest.

The Treasure of Annwyn

Annwyn's Treasury

Scrolls of Annwyn

Annwyn's Immortal Scrolls

Pam P said...

How about Lost Souls of Annwyn.

sarabelle said...

still trying.

The Carnal Affairs of Annwyn

VampFanGirl said...

I brought the paper towels!! lol!

Okay, this is a toughy cause I really like The Annwyn Chronicles as a name but here's some food for thought:

The Annwyn Treasures
The Annwyn Odyssey
Treasures of Annywn
The Mists of Annwyn
Lore and Legends in Annwyn
The Legends of Annwyn
The Annwyn Sagas
The Annwyn Scrolls

Yikes, they aren't that great. But maybe they'll help to ignite someone elses creative juices.

:D VFG

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Cecile said...

My Lord Craven-Moore... I would bend over backwards to help you out in any manner needed **evil grin**
And what some wonderful prizes to boot!

Annwyn Cravings
Annwyn Desires of the Heart
Annwyn Desires of the Soul
Annwyn Desires of the Mind (sorry, was following my thoughts)
Annwyn Guardians

... I will be back, if not with more titles... then just to see My Lord Craven-Moore...

Allison('s)Reads said...

I too already love The Annywn Chronicles as is, but here goes:

Annwyn Rising
The Dark Destinies of Annwyn
The Awakenings of Annywn

sorry, hope these aren't too terrible... have a feeling they sound like other titles already out there (and there's a bad word for doing that!) Will try to think of some more...

Allison('s)Reads said...

oops, sorry Amanda! just read your ideas and didn't mean to duplicate! How about this one instead:

Fated Hearts of Annwyn

Charlotte Featherstone said...

OMG!!!! These are SO great! I'm really loving them!!

Keep 'em coming. We've got all week. Let's knock the socks off of the marketing dept.!

Awesome! I'm sooooo excited!

Anonymous said...

Cecile, you darling. You just how to get to me! I adore a woman who is accomodating, and bending over backward, forward, on the knees..well, a gentleman cannot to be too choosy when a lady is helping him out!

Lord CM

Anonymous said...

Barbara, do return, I'm feeling rather naughty, spring fever and all that!

I feel a little sin coming on, and who knows what that may entail!

Do bring that feisty VFG with you. We could have fun. Hussy are my favorite kind of female!

CM

sarabelle said...

I am back with more. MUAHHHH

Carnal Delights of Annwyn

Annwyn's Debauchery

Okay off to work hopefully will think of more.

Cecile said...

Oh My Lord Craven-Moore...
I would love to show you just how accomodating I can be... **very wicked smile slowly creepy onto her face** I mean, we are here to help each other out, after all. And I would not be lady if I did not offer my help in whatever manner is necessary.

Annwyn The Mystical
**will have to return... all I have is the picture of Lord Craven in my mind right now...**

Karin* said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that cover!!!


Karin Tabke

booklover1335 said...

ok, here is my very meager input. Since you made a point of clarfying that they are of Scottish origin and not Irish I am going to suggest:

The Tales of Annwyn
The Secrets of Annwyn
The Lore of Annwyn

Since most Scottish stories are referred to as tales sometimes that is one of the first things that popped into my head. But like another commentor said keeping Annwyn, a place, in the name makes it more difficult, as you already know :)

If I think of anymore I will come back

booklover1335 said...

here are a few more,

Dark Desires of Annywn
Dark Cravings of Annwyn
Dominion of Annwyn

Charlotte Featherstone said...

Booklover, great titles!!!!

Karin. where are your suggestions????? :)

Ene said...

The Annals of Annwyn
The Annwyn Diaries
Dark Legends of Annwyn
The Secret Annwyn Saga
Annwyn Unseen

Genella deGrey said...

The Dark Moons of Annwyn
Mystic Seasons of Annwyn
The Feasts of Annwyn
Annwyn Eternal
Dark Passage to Annwyn
Seven Journeys to Annwyn
(or however many in the series.)

:)
G.

Vanessa Kelly said...

Hi Charlotte!

How about "Lords of Annwyn"?

Or did someone else already come up with that?

flchen1 said...

Hmm...

The Annwyn Legacy
Depths of Annwyn
Annwyn's Immortals
Soul(s) of Annwyn
Annwyn Spirits
Annwyn('s) Kindred
Dark Hearts of Annwyn
Seasons of Annwyn
Annwyn Passions
Eternal Annwyn
Annwyn Eternity
Annwyn Visions

Great cover, Sophie!

Must go find that thinking cap! ;)

Charlotte Featherstone said...

Wow these are ALL sooooo good! I'm glad I'm not picking!!! The publisher and the marketing dept. is doing that>

Good luck to everyone!!!!

flchen1 said...

Annwyn Magic
Annwyn Brotherhood
Annwyn Salvation
Breath of Annwyn
Forever Annwyn
Annwyn Alliances
League of Annwyn

And as Amanda said, I'm not sure how much shorter than Annwyn Chronicles one can make this ;)