Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Vote to Win: Help Name a Character in the EMBRACE sequel


HOLD TIGHT, the sequel to EMBRACE, introduces new supernatural beings and I asked teens to help me name one of them.


Here’s what I told them about the character: 
Male in his late teens, stormy white eyes and 
pale blond hair. His glamour gives him the 
appearance of having honey brown hair & pale 
blue eyes. Think pretty boy appearance.





The response was huge. There were so many great names entered that I had a hard time narrowing them down to three, so I took out my trusty hat, tossed in over twenty names, and had my son pull three out.

                            And the finalists are:

Zion, entered by Dave Martinez
Kashmeir, entered by Alexis Peplow
Dellis, entered by C.J. Cantilena


Here's where I need your help. Vote for the name you like best. The student who entered the name that receives the most votes and one lucky voter will each win an autographed copy of EMBRACE plus swag or a $15 gift card to Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or Starbucks. (Due to the cost of shipping, contest open to US residents only. International residents are still welcome to cast a vote.)

Here’s how it works. There are three Rafflecopter forms below. Find the form for the name you like best, click “Vote for …”  It's that easy. Plus, there are four additional ways to vote and be entered to win. Come back daily to vote for your favorite name and increase your chances of winning.


Good luck!  


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Look for the form with the name you want to vote for.


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If you have any problems with the form, please leave a comment and I'll take a look.

Thanks for participating and good luck!!

28 comments:

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    1. Thanks :) I'm excited to see which name will win.

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  2. This is awesome, Cherie. Fun names!

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    1. And they are names I wouldn't have thought of myself.

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  3. Well, since Rob Lowe wasn't option, I voted for Zion. It was so close between that and Kashmeir for me. VERY fun idea for a contest!

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    1. Ha! Thanks for stopping by and voting!!

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  4. I think it so brilliant that you asked your target audience what the name should be! Plus, I love that your blog readers get to vote. Can't wait to see what name wins.

    ~Jess

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  5. There's just something about Dellis that compels me... What an awesome contest, and I'm thrilled about the great response you got for the names (AND to learn the title of the sequel)!

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    1. I didn't realize I forgot tell you the name of the sequel. :) It totally makes sense for this book.

      It was a lot of fun to read through all the names submitted. I do love the three finalists.

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  6. Very cool! Great contest...Zion it is for me ;) That's hawt!

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  7. Cool contest. Naming your character makes us part of the creative process. I'll be cheering for Zion when you read him to us... ;o)

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  8. This is such a great idea. It's hard to choose. I like both Zion and Kashmeir (mostly because i like the nickname Kash).

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    1. I was thinking Kashmeir could be shortened to the nickname Kash. :)

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  9. So excited there is going to be a sequel to Embrace :)

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  10. Including your readers in selecting a character's name is a most ingenious idea. Yes,shipping costs are so high, you'd think we were shipping stuff to the moon. As it's a US contest, I'll just watch. I do like the name Kashmeir. Feather

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    1. Feather, you can still cast your vote. Votes are counted from around the world. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  11. Cherie great ideal! I love the name Dellis :) Can't wait to see which name is in Hold Tight, hoping it's Dellis lol!

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    1. I can't wait either! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  12. It is a fun contest. Thanks for inviting me.

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  13. I'm going Zion all the way! Love it.

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