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TSTOS Competition – 2nd Week’s Winner!

Thank you very much to everyone who took part in the competition and tried to guess the ghost’s name!

So many of you were very close with Sir Joss, but Morton Gray got it right with his full name which was Sir Jocelyn!  Congratulations, Morton, please e-mail me your address and the little ghost will be on his way to you very soon!

For a chance to win a Kindle, pre-loaded with some fab Choc Lit novels, please come back tomorrow and I’ll give you the details on how to enter!

TSTOS Competition – Week 2 – Entry Details

If you’d like to enter the second week’s The Silent Touch of Shadows competition and win one of these sweet little ghost charms, here are the details again:-

All you have to do is guess the ghost’s name, either here or on Twitter or Facebook and as before, I’ll give you five clues – look out for them at lunchtime (weekdays only)!

The ghost in The Silent Touch of Shadows is called Sir Roger, as he’s a medieval knight and warrior.  That was also the name of the real ghost he is based on, so I didn’t have much choice when it came to naming him.  However, there was another name I considered giving him and that’s the one you have to guess.

Clue number 1 – “It’s a very noble sort of name” (and he is a knight, so ‘Sir [name]’ of course)

Clue number 2 – “It was used by the Normans”

Clue number 3 – “It’s the name of a famous actor”

Clue number 4 – “Half of it is the first name of a UK singer”

Clue number 5 – “The actor’s surname is Ackland and the singer’s is Stone”

I’ll announce the winner tomorrow – good luck!

TSTOS Competition – 1st Winner!

So here he is, the prize for the first week of the competition, and Sharon Wilden guessed correctly – a little ghost charm!  Congratulations on winning, he’ll be on his way to you very soon, Sharon!  And thank you to everyone who entered!

Tara Chevrestt, you were the runner-up and as your very first guess was brilliant, you’ll be receiving a signed copy of The Silent Touch of Shadows in the post – congratulations!

Anyone who didn’t win this week, don’t despair though as there is another one of these cute little ghosts to be won next week.  All you have to do is guess his name either here or on Twitter or Facebook and as before, I’ll give you five clues – look out for them at lunchtime (weekdays only)!

The ghost in The Silent Touch of Shadows is called Sir Roger, as he’s a medieval knight and warrior.  That was also the name of the real ghost he is based on, so I didn’t have much choice when it came to naming him.  However, there was another name I considered giving him and that’s the one you have to guess.  Look out for clue number 1 on Twitter and FB today!

(I’ll be posting them here as well so please come back tomorrow for another clue!)

TSTOS Competition – Final Clue Week 1

Here is the final clue for this week to help you guess what the prize is – “anagram CRAG SHH TOM (2 words) now open Pandora’s box”!

Previous clues were (1) it’s something you can wear on your wrist (and it’s vaguely related to the book)”, (2) “it’s made of silver”, (3) “it’s not very big” and (4) “it’s paranormal”.

The answer will be revealed tomorrow, together with the lucky winner of this item, plus details of how to win one more next week!

Have you guessed it yet?  Then please leave your answer below – thank you!

TSTOS Competition – Clue No.4

So the weekend is over and it’s time to give you clue no.4, which is “it’s paranormal”!

The other clues were as follows:-

1 – “it’s something you can wear on your wrist (and it’s vaguely related to the book)

2 – “it’s made of silver”

3 – “it’s not very big”

Please keep the guesses coming – tomorrow I’ll give you the final clue and on Wednesday we reveal the first prize winner and the prize!


TSTOS Competition – Clue No.3

It’s time for Clue No.3 to help you guess the answer to the competition question, which was – “Can you guess what this week’s prize is?” Here it is, together with the previous two:-

1 – It’s something you can wear on your wrist (and it’s vaguely related to the book)

2 – It’s made of silver

3 – It’s not very big!

Happy guessing and have a lovely weekend!

Competition with Lovely Prizes!

For the next three weeks, in the run-up to the paperback publication of my new novel, The Silent Touch of Shadows, you will have a chance to win some fabulous prizes!  We (the Choc Lit team and I) decided to have some fun with weekly competitions rather than a launch party. So I do hope you’ll join in!

On publication day itself, Saturday 7th July, we’ll be giving away the top prize – a Kindle, pre-loaded with some of mine and the other Choc Lit authors’ award-winning novels! – to one lucky person who has entered the contest during the previous weeks and the final day.  To make it fair, we’ll put all the names in a hat and draw one at random.  It could be you!

Now for the first two weeks, we would like you to guess the answer to a question and we’ll be posting one clue a day to help you out.  During this time, there will also be random book giveaways to those folks that RT on Twitter, Share on Facebook and generally spread the word – so there’s a chance to win something every day.  What could be better?

So can you guess what this week’s prize is? Well, that’s the first question, and here’s the first clue – it’s something you can wear on your wrist (and it’s vaguely related to the book of course). We’ll be giving you four more clues – one each day, on Twitter, Facebook and here on my blog.  Once you know the answer, please leave a comment here.  The correct one, plus the week’s winner, will be revealed here in a week’s time, together with next week’s competition.

Please keep checking Twitter (@PiaCCourtenay), Facebook and my blog for clues and best of luck everyone!

(And if you don’t want to wait, The Silent Touch of Shadows is available now on Kindle)

TSTOS on Kindle!

It’s nail-biting time again as The Silent Touch of Shadows has been sent out to reviewers (such as the lovely Squizzey from the Nut Press – shown here with the book and complimentary chocolate) and I await their verdict and comments.  It’s always scary sending your work out into the world and it doesn’t seem to get easier with every book as I had expected – rather the opposite!

The Silent Touch of Shadows has also just been released for Kindle so if anyone is a fan of time slips, here is the blurb:-

What will it take to put the past to rest?

Professional genealogist Melissa Grantham receives an invitation to visit her family’s ancestral home, Ashleigh Manor. From the moment she arrives, life-like dreams and visions haunt her. The spiritual connection to a medieval young woman and her forbidden lover have her questioning her sanity, but Melissa is determined to solve the mystery.

Jake Precy, owner of a nearby cottage, has disturbing dreams too, but it’s not until he meets Melissa that they begin to make sense. He hires her to research his family’s history, unaware their lives are already entwined. Is the mutual attraction real or the result of ghostly interference?

A haunting love story set partly in the present and partly in fifteenth century Kent.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silent-Touch-Shadows-Choc-ebook/dp/B008834GRY/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339147858&sr=1-1

RNA Summer Party

So the RNA’s annual Summer Party has been and gone, and sadly I didn’t win anything this time.  But I didn’t really mind because it was lovely to have been shortlisted and it was still an extraordinary evening of celebration for the whole Choc Lit team since Evonne Wareham won the Joan Hessayon Award for a new writer and Jane Lovering won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award!!  Huge congratulations to them!

Here are some photos, courtesy of talented photographer Marte Lundby Rekaa, of Evonne and Jane with their trophies, plus me and the other Choc-Liteers in party mode.  It was definitely a night to remember!

EvonneJane

London Book Fair 2012

I have just spent three days at the London Book Fair, helping out on the Choc Lit stand and it’s been great fun!  The huge halls at Earl’s Court were absolutely buzzing, the excitement of all the discussions going on around us almost tangible.  Just being surrounded by so many books and book-related things is wonderful, and judging by everyone’s enthusiasm, I wasn’t alone in enjoying it.

Apart from the fact that we were handing out lovely little chocolate hearts wrapped in mauve foil (we sampled quite a few), I got to speak to lots of interesting people.  And just watching everyone go by was fascinating too!

From the many languages I overheard it seemed that just about every country was represented and I had a chance to try out my best Spanish (very rusty!!) and some Swedish of course.  I even had a go at Japanese, but was quite relieved to find the lady in question spoke extremely good English since my vocabulary is fairly limited!

There were some great displays too and the one I liked the best is this arch made out of books – I’m very tempted to try and duplicate this at home!  (But I doubt I’ll succeed …)  All in all, a great three days!