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Monday, October 10th, 2011
Title Contest!

I’m still title-less for Horngate 4. But here’s a kind of overview of it if you have a suggestion. Here’s the thing, I want it somewhat in keeping with the first three books: Bitter Night, Crimson Wind, Shadow City. And if I use your title, I will send you a cover flat of Shadow City and I’ll put your name in the Acknowledgments of unnamed book 4.

here’s the blurb:

Shadowblade warrior Max’s niece is missing and it looks like she’s been kidnapped by a witch-hating cult. What should be an easy rescue turns into a deadly battle when Max finds out that the cult’s leader is far more dangerous than he first seems. He claims to be the Hand of God and his power is very convincing. A fanatic, he vows to burn all witches at the stake, starting with Horngate.

Even as the cult stirs up hatred against the covenstead, winter descends, bringing hunger and desperation. Townspeople are twisted up in a knot of ancient fear of witches, the fight for survival and a promise of God’s help. Can one crippled covenstead survive a human army led by an insane Preacher with superpowers?

Without aid from former allies, Horngate teeters on the edge of annhilation. Max’s only chance to save Horngate is to die. But she’s never been good at dying . . .

Lessee. The contest for this ends when I get a title I like? Or by Friday October 14th at noon. How’s that? And there may be runners up (more cover flats!)

Reply here to enter and enter as many times as you like!

34 comments to “Title Contest!”

  1. Misty Massey
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     · October 10th, 2011 at 4:10 pm · Link

    I’m not much for titling, but how about “Burning Hand”?

    Yeah, I’ll go think some more. http://www.dianapfrancis.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_rolleyes.gif



  2. L.S. Taylor
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     · October 10th, 2011 at 4:12 pm · Link

    Hm, this is what comes to mind:
    – Holy Dark
    – Hungry Dark
    – Burning Dark

    With #2 standing out for me, personally.

    Hope this helps!



  3. Anne
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     · October 10th, 2011 at 5:53 pm · Link

    My contributions to the title search are:

    Ungodly Acts
    Divinity’s Evil
    Divine Evil
    Divine Spell
    Winter Spell

    but I’ll keep thinking on it.



  4. Suz O’Connell
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     · October 10th, 2011 at 6:08 pm · Link

    I keep coming back to “Black Winter” or “Dark Winter”. I’m just excited for the book, whatever you choose to call it. 🙂



  5. CHKeyes
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     · October 10th, 2011 at 8:24 pm · Link

    Winter Vengeance 😀

    contest over…lol



  6. CHKeyes
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     · October 10th, 2011 at 8:48 pm · Link

    Winter’s Bite



  7. Crimson Vermillion
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     · October 10th, 2011 at 11:16 pm · Link

    Holy Fire
    Faith & Fire



  8. James
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     · October 10th, 2011 at 11:55 pm · Link

    One question I have is is the cultist actually doing what the god actually wants as if not you could have something along the lines of “False witness”.

    Anyway I find the word prophet attractive so something like “Winter Prophet”



  9. Dustin Koon
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     · October 11th, 2011 at 11:42 am · Link

    Winter Ashes
    Frozen Ashes
    Smoldering Ashes
    Burning Crusade
    Burning Zealot
    Frozen Hope
    Smoldering Hope
    Zealotous Ashes



  10. Dustin Koon
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     · October 11th, 2011 at 11:43 am · Link

    Divine Evil



  11. Dustin Koon
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     · October 11th, 2011 at 11:44 am · Link

    Winters Ashes
    Frozen Ashes
    Smoldering Winter



  12. Anita Wiler
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     · October 11th, 2011 at 1:05 pm · Link

    Profane Price
    Unholy Trial
    Godly Toll
    Blessed Wound
    Sacred Burn
    Godly Ire



  13. Tiffany Caplan
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     · October 11th, 2011 at 3:02 pm · Link

    Burning Frost



  14. Tiffany Caplan
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     · October 11th, 2011 at 3:07 pm · Link

    Midnight Cry



  15. Tiffany Caplan
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     · October 11th, 2011 at 3:10 pm · Link

    Angel Tears

    Winter Lie

    Winter Wrath



  16. Tiffany Caplan
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     · October 11th, 2011 at 3:11 pm · Link

    Bleeding Winter



  17. Kathy
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     · October 11th, 2011 at 3:23 pm · Link

    Shadow Hand



  18. Kathy
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     · October 11th, 2011 at 3:23 pm · Link

    Shadow Legacy



  19. Jeannette Hayes
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     · October 11th, 2011 at 3:44 pm · Link

    Frost Fire
    Frost Pyre
    Cold of a Witch’s Kiss
    Midwinter Blaze
    Midwinter Pyre – googled and only came up as part of an invocation.



  20. Leann
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     · October 11th, 2011 at 8:28 pm · Link

    Burning Hand

    GOD’S Cult



  21. Epenesa Tia
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     · October 11th, 2011 at 10:56 pm · Link

    I really luv 😛 reading these books n cn’t wait for the next book to come out. So a name for the forth book could should be based on plot of the story;

    So many possible titile comes to my mind 💡
    Midnight Winter
    Dark Winter
    Sacrifices’
    Fates Sacrifices
    winter Promise
    Hallowed Winter
    Sacred Fate
    Cold Promise
    Cold Fate
    Dark Promise 🙂
    Winter Eclipse
    Ancient Eclipse 😕
    Hallowed Fate
    Fates Decree
    Winters’ Fate
    Fates Fortold
    Fatality
    Fate Revealed
    Eternal Winter
    Winter Destiny
    Fated Winter
    Gods Envy
    Winter Warriors 🙄
    Winter Shadow
    Winters Embrase
    Fates Embrase
    Winter Tears
    Deaths Embrase

    This is about all the titile I cn think of at the moment. (I’ll c if I could cme up wif more)



  22. Epenesa Tia
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     · October 11th, 2011 at 11:31 pm · Link

    By the way do we still stand to win if you chose to create the title for the 4 book from 1 of the lists that we give? 😐

    Bond by Fate
    A Shadows Blade
    A Shadows fate
    Winter Fear
    Winter Hunt
    Hunting in Winter
    Race againts Destiny



  23. Epenesa Tia
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     · October 11th, 2011 at 11:57 pm · Link

    Fates Price, Winter Witch, Winter gamble.



  24. S. Wilcox
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     · October 12th, 2011 at 9:33 am · Link

    Wicked Faith



  25. Suzie O'Connell
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     · October 12th, 2011 at 11:58 am · Link

    Winter Blade
    Winter Blood
    Winter Curse
    Unholy Winter
    Divine Blood



  26. Marghie
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     · October 13th, 2011 at 2:57 am · Link

    demon chill
    mortal chill
    wicked afterlife
    divine darkness



  27. Joe Bishop
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     · October 13th, 2011 at 9:24 am · Link

    Sacrifice Lost
    Lost Shadow
    Kindred Spirits
    Eternal Darkness

    Can’t wait Diana! Keep it up!



  28. Gal
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     · October 13th, 2011 at 5:51 pm · Link

    Holy Hell

    That’s all I got.



  29. Anne
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     · October 13th, 2011 at 8:02 pm · Link

    Brimstone Winter
    Cold Brimstone
    Cold Ember
    Cold Inferno
    Winter Tinder
    Winter Char
    Winter Blaze
    Winter’s Wills
    Winter Witch Trials
    Wicked Wills
    Solstice Crusade
    Solstice Heat
    Foul Persuasion
    Pyre Persuasion



  30. Tasia
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     · October 14th, 2011 at 4:30 am · Link

    Rising Dawn

    Death’s Door

    God’s Hand

    Cursed Sacrifice

    Forsaken Immortal



  31. Nepenthe
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     · October 14th, 2011 at 6:02 am · Link

    Winter’s Chill

    Frost Bite

    Seasons End

    🙂



  32. amanda F
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     · October 14th, 2011 at 6:24 am · Link

    Heathen’s frost.



  33. Epenesa
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     · October 15th, 2011 at 2:20 am · Link

    Winters End



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