Thursday, June 25, 2015

CONTEST!!!!

Dear Readers, I challenge you! I challenge you to come up with the title of my new YA fantasy series! The victor will win a $250 gift certificate to Powell’s books (online shipping and ordering available worldwide), a signed, first edition copy of EARTH WALKER, the first book in the new series, and an exclusive Q and A with me! CONTEST BEGINS IMMEDIATELY, IS OPEN TO WORLDWIDE ENTRIES, AND WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT, PST, WEDNESDAY, JULY 1ST! To enter, simply comment with your proposed series title

. You may post as many different titles as you'd like. Here’s a brief description of the series. Good luck! I can’t wait to read what you come up! XXXOOO PC The books are set in a time of rebirth. The modern world as we know it has completely self-destructed and those left behind have changed…evolved…bonding with the few plants and animals that have also survived. These people live simple lives in the forest and on the plains using the sun and the moon as their sources of power. They draw down the energy of day and night, and are fed, body and spirit, by the two opposites, and by the Earth herself. At the heart of the first book is a young female protagonist, born illegitimately of two enemy tribes. She has been hidden away her whole life until heartbreaking circumstances force her to find the courage to accept herself and her destiny. If this new realm of survivors are going to reclaim their humanity they must seek inventive solutions to rebuild themselves and their world while encountering adversity, love, and loss set against a stark background of breathtaking beauty that holds both life and death.

25 comments:

Eve said...

This is so amazing that you are giving fans a chance to help you name your series. I can't wait to check it out. My suggestions: Earth Evolved or Evolved Earth; Humanity Reborn; or The Sun, Moon, & Earth (series/saga/trilogy). I'll post again if my imagination comes up with more.

sarah morris said...

I agree with Eve I love all of you're books and I'm excited to read this one.
Some names for this series could be..,
*Rising Hope
*Human Nature
*Forces of Nature
*The Hidden
and my favorite... Bound by Gaia (series/saga/trilogy)

Will comment again if i think of something better :)

sarah morris said...

I agree with Eve I love all of you're books and I'm excited to read this one.
Some names for this series could be..,
*Rising Hope
*Human Nature
*Forces of Nature
*the hidden
and my favorite... Bound by Gaia (series/saga/trilogy)

Will comment again if i think of something better :)

Heather T said...

Here's a few ideas :)

Timeless Rebirth
Timelost Saga
Reawakening of the Forgotten

Lissa said...

What fun! Thank you for the opportunity (and as always, thank you for writing such wonderful books.)
Elemental Destinies
Elements of Destiny
World Walking
Hmmm, maybe I will think of more later.

Bri Books said...

Ah this is so amazing for fans of your writing to be given the chance to actually NAME your book series. Im horrible at names and so forth but a few that have come through my head are; Earths Day, Turning Earth, Nights Day, Days Night, Planet Revolution, Spirit Planet, The Dark side of Earth, Two-faced Earth, Earth Reborn.
-Briana

Bri Books said...

Ah this is so amazing for fans of your writing to be given the chance to actually NAME your book series. Im horrible at names and so forth but a few that have come through my head are; Earths Day, Turning Earth, Nights Day,Days Night, Planet Revolution, Chasing the Sun/Moon/Earth (either), Earth Betrayal, Days End. If i think of more i shall comment
Thankyou

Jules said...

I love the depth you go to; I love books that make me think! I'm thrilled to participate here, thank you!
My ideas so far are:
1) Homo ecfectus - I like this because many of your readers will immediately think of the apocalyptic disaster, but the educated (or your readers who are particularly curious) will discover the meaning behind the Latin: "amounted to, born, brought about, built, caused, complete, created, effect, execution, finished, formed, made, made up, produced, realization, recouped, result, worked out, yielded" (shortened list from wordHIPPO.com)
2) Lu'um uh k’√≠in (Earth, Moon, Sun in Mayan) or
3) Tumben Lu'um (New Earth)
4) The Tri-Plenary
5) Biosphere Ge
6) Inalienable Destiny
Well, best post this...could spend a very long time coming up with ideas! lol

Jules said...

Couple more ideas!
Aural-morphed
Feral Sprouts

Bri Books said...

More IDEAS, Lights of the Sky, Gaia/Gaea's(?) Children, Children of Gaea, Work of time, Terranova, Earths Children, Earths Changings, Children of Apollo/Helios and Selene (or other gods of the moon/sun/earth)
There are a few more :P
-briana

Jackie Gardner said...

Well unfortunately it deleted all my last stuff which is super depressing cause i loved it all but i suppose we shall try again
*Nature unbound
Earth restricted
Humanity striving
Nature's core
Triquetra of the Earth
Earth Rebirth
Harmony or destruction
Nature morphed (or morphing)
Earth Reawakened
Animal Instincts
Earthen instincts
Heart of Nature (or Earth)
Harmony of Nature
Time Untold
Nature's Blessing
Element Earth
Reclaiming Humanity
Heart of Nature
Reclaiming Earth
Earth
Earth 2.0
The True Earth
Here is a few for now i'm totally overflowing with ideas and I love the idea of possibly getting to name a series so even if not chosen I will put any I think would work for it. Best of luck to everyone.

Clarissa Ewart said...

1) Regrowth
2) Solitude
3) Connected

Hope this helps (:

Selina Rebhandl said...

What an amazing idea!!! I can't put into words how much your writing means to me or what it makes me feel because these lives I've lived with all of them (the books and the characters) are sometimes to big for me to put into words. So reading this I felt like I had to give it a shot, so here goes:

-Moonbearers and Sunscrapers (or the other way around)
-Harvesters of Light / Harvesters of Father Sun and Mother Moon
-Selene (Artemis) and Phoebus (Apollon) intertwined -- short explanation: there are so many names to the greek and roman Goddess of Moon and God of Sun, the golden twins of mount olypmus Artemis and Apollon and these are rather unknown names for the two of them, I often think they are old and sometimes forgotten but still important like the immortal spirit of the earth
-Earth kissed awake -- open to two different interpretations as earth was kissed awake or earth did/will kiss someone awake
-Caught between dusk and dawn / destined from dusk to dawn / awakened by dusk and dawn
-Enlightened or ablaze
-Replenished by Earth / Sun/ Moon

Ms. Sarah Sullivan said...

Thx so much for this fun opportunity to live vicariously through a favorite author!
- Rebirth
- Love Evolved
- Hidden Destiny

Christina Turner said...

Hi,

First off I think this is an amazing idea and am loving the new book already!
I'm not great at naming things but here we go...

1) Earth Bound
2) Earth Born
3) Earth's Daughter
4) Caught In A Fold (Took this idea from an amazing song of the same name by a band called Mostly Autumn who are really good at spiritual sounding names and I thought this suited perfectly)

And no matter what name you chose I will read the series and I know I will love it! Making space on the book shelf as we speak!

Ellen said...

Hi,

I love the idea! Here are my suggestions:

Earth Evolving
Earth Ascending
Earth Everlasting
Destiny Ascending
Destiny Evolved/Evolving
Destiny Everlasting

Avalon JewelsbyJules said...

New Beginnings
Elemental Rebirth
Interconnected
Priestess Awakening
The Awakening
Elemental Awakening
The Awakening of Self ... though that sounds a bit self-help-ish
Vision of Enlightenment
The Birthplace
At one with the world
I am Elemental
Dryad Girl
Forest Priestess
The New Frontier of Spirituality
Spiritual Awakenings
Earthbound Spirit
Earthbound Priestess
Revamp

Thanks for the opportunity! Jules

Sarah L said...

Hi,

I think this is a fantastic idea, giving your fans a chance to name your new series. I'm no good with naming books my self, but I do like;
'Evolved'and
'Changing'.

xoxoxo



deniShaw said...

Excellent idea!

My suggestion is Genesis Rising or maybe Genesis Reborn?

Thanks Gia

Bridget NS said...

My series title suggestion is:
"Photosynthesis".
It is the means in which all life is ultimately sustained, as every living creature eats plants or eats animals who ate plants. Some of the first life forms in the history of evolution were likely life forms who survived using photosynthesis, so it fits in with the sort of re-evolution theme, not to mention getting energy from the sun and moon, and being closely associated with plants and the forest. =]

Sarah L said...

I was trying to step away from the word 'earth' as it's in the title of the first book, so here are few more of my ideas,
New Life,
New Beginnings,
Re-born,
Life Re-born,
Life Evolved,
Life Re-written.

xoxoxo

Bri Books said...

Last Ideas
Earth Builder, Beautiful Death, Beautiful Life, Humanity Rebuild, Evolution of Life, Lifes Evolution, Atom Binding, Earths Promise, Eternity on Earth, Earths Beauty, Earths Chastity, Humanity Evolved, Natures Way, Natures Beauty, Natural Order, Natures Evolution, Balance of Nature, Natures Balance, Way of the earth, Earths Trials, Earths Test, Earths Fire, Evolution of Us, People of Earth, Two Faced/Faces, blood Moon, Shadow Transit, Dawn of the Earth, Lunar Eclipse, Solar Eclipse, Gentle Earth, Makeup of Earth, Earths Plates, Earths Rush, After Sun, Double Effect, Correction of Earth, Earths Ego.
Thats the last of my ideas
-briana

Bri Books said...

Last Ideas
Earth Builder, Beautiful Death, Beautiful Life, Humanity Rebuild, Evolution of Life, Lifes Evolution, Atom Binding, Earths Promise, Eternity on Earth, Earths Beauty, Earths Chastity, Humanity Evolved, Natures Way, Natures Beauty, Natural Order, Natures Evolution, Balance of Nature, Natures Balance, Way of the earth, Earths Trials, Earths Test, Earths Fire, Evolution of Us, People of Earth, Two Faced/Faces, blood Moon, Shadow Transit, Dawn of the Earth, Lunar Eclipse, Solar Eclipse, Gentle Earth, Makeup of Earth, Earths Plates, Earths Rush, After Sun, Double Effect, Correction of Earth, Earths Ego.
Thats the last of my ideas
-briana

MaggieMonet said...

Life Death Rebirth: The Series of Humanity
The Survived: A Series of Humanity
The New Renasance: Find What Was Lost

Jackie Gardner said...

Earth Quest
Nature Unfolds
Back to the beginning
Pandora's new box
Earthen Promise
New Life
Nature awakened
Earth Soul
Spirt of Earth
Spirit Unbound
Spirit of Humanity
Spirit Guide
Spirit Animal
Earth's Core
Reclaiming Ourselves
Broken Beginnings
Human Depths
Crest Evolving
Humanity Reborn
Humanity reinvented
To the Power of One
Heart awakened
Earth alive
Earth, air, fire, and water
Finding Spirit
Finding Humanity
Here's a few more last minute ideas