Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween Choose Your Own Adventure® Prizes

Maven Lacey KayeWe did it! We put together a story that will blow your mind. Or maybe turn it into zombie mush. Either way, it's something to share with your friends, right?

I truly loved the end -- I was standing beside Tessa Dare for the ovation! The whole thing came together, if not perfectly, absolutely hilariously.

(No idea what's going on? Read the story).

The prizes aside, let's give a round of applause to each and every one of you who voted. And then, because that was plenty long enough to forget about prizes, let's give an extra woo-hoo for our random prize winners!

The following books will be distributed in a first-response, first-choice fashion. Email the Manuscript Mavens [mavens (at) manuscriptmavens.com] with your snail mail address to claim your prize (we will ship it to you).

The books are:

Karen Ranney: An Unlikely Governess
Judith Ivory: Angel In a Red Dress
Edith Layton: For the Love of a Pirate
Alexandra Benedict: Too Great a Temptation
Linda Needham: The Pleasure of Her Kiss
Samantha James: The Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell
Stephanie Bond: Body Movers: 2 Bodies for the Price of 1
Daniella Brodsky: Diary of a Working Girl
Lynsay Sands: Bite Me If You Can
Lisa Kleypas: Sugar Daddy

The winners are:
Patricia W
Anne-Marie
Camilla
B.E. Sanderson
Camilla
Christine Koehler
Jennifer Linworth
Marnee Jo
Ruth
Steph
Vicki M Taylor

And the Grand Prize winner is....drum roll, please!

Vicki Lane!


Vicki has won her choice of autographed Mavens Rock! give-away:

Names I Call My Sister Anthology
Body Movers: 2 for the price of 1 by Stephanie Bond
Stray by Rachel Vincent
Cross My Heart by Carly Phillips

Now it's time to vote for the story's title. The winner of the title vote will receive a box of Hawaiian macadamia nut chocolates and a special book from Maven Darcy. The title contestants are:

A Ghoul is Aghast
A Midwinter Night's Dream
A Nightshade in Winter
All my Zombies
As the Brain Turns
Brains Wanted
Brains: As You Like It
Brains: They're not Just for Breakfast Anymore
Deadly Nightshade
Desperate Zombies
Dying for Desire
Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun
Guess What's For Dinner?
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
He Broke Her Heart, So She Ate His Brain
King Zombie
Little Script of Horrors
Love By Death
Maneater
Much Ado about Zombies
Nightshade Must Die
Novella of the Living Dead
One Brain to Give
Taming of the Zombies
The Accidental Cure
The Cold and the not-so-Beautiful
The Corpses of Our Lives
The Cotswold Curse: Being the True Story of the Late Mysterious Happenings in Rural Oxfordshire, Together With the Perilous Adventures of Miss Mary Goodweather and her Pesky Virginhood
The Good, the Bad, and the Zombies
The Last of the Zombies
The Tale of Two Zombies
The Undead and the Brainless
Too Stupid to Live
Two Gentlemen of Cotswold
Undead and Unpopular
While You Were Dying
While You Were Eating
Zombie for Zombie


Go forth and vote!

14 comments:

Christine Koehler said...

I stand by my original vote - it's long, convoluted, and priceless, much like the story!

The Cotswold Curse: Being the True Story of the Late Mysterious Happenings in Rural Oxfordshire, Together With the Perilous Adventures of Miss Mary Goodweather and her Pesky Virginhood

Bill Clark said...

Yay for Vicki!! (Couldn't happen to a nicer person!)

I'll go with Christine's selection. ;-)

B.E. Sanderson said...

While the long, convoluted title is fun, I'm really liking A Ghost is Aghast.

lacey kaye said...

While I really love the long title, I think Ann put it in the perfect place -- the story. I vote for Novella of the Living Dead.

MsHellion said...

I love the "The Cotswold Curse" one. It's hysterical.

Great job, ladies...this has been hysterical and very memorable! Pat yourselves on the back for a job well done!

Erica Ridley said...

I love Bill's title too... but I have to go with While You Were Eating. That cracked me up.

Darcy Burke said...

This was sooo much fun! Dare I say, we'll do it again? Count on it!

I lurve, lurve Bill's extra-long title, but I lurve the way Ann worked it into the final installment. So, I'm voting for Much Ado About Zombies!

Thank you everyone - guest authors and voters - for making this so great!

Jennifer Linforth said...

Way too fun.

Novella of the Living Dead!

Jennifer

Mary said...

So many great titles! My vote is for "Much Ado About Zombies".

Vicki said...

I love Bill's title as well but I like where Ann placed it. :)

I'm going with While You Were Eating.

This has been a blast and I can't wait till you do the next one.

Steph H. said...

I really love all of these titles, but I think this one really fits the story--

The Cotswold Curse: Being the True Story of the Late Mysterious Happenings in Rural Oxfordshire, Together With the Perilous Adventures of Miss Mary Goodweather and her Pesky Virginhood

Bill Clark said...

I have to agree with Lacey and Darcy and Vicki that the way Ann worked the extra-long title into the story was priceless - and flattered me almost to death!

It seems to me that Ann's ingenious usage works even better if we keep the extra-long title for the whole thing. The sudden flash of recognition, and all that.

Sort of like a Chaucerian frame tale, where suddenly the tale and the teller intermingle.

Just saying, is all...

Marnee Jo said...

I do like Novella of the Living Dead.

this really was good clean Halloween fun. :) You guys did a great job!

Camilla Bartley said...

Rural Oxfordshire, Together With the Perilous Adventures of Miss Mary Goodweather and her Pesky Virginhood sounds about right to me. LoL

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