Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Get Your Name in a Book Contest

Get Your Name in a Book Contest


I'm taking my dragons to The Ural Mountains in Russia. I’ve been doing research on this beautiful location and I’m building up my world within a world.



I still need a name worthy of a Hero Dragon, and I’m calling on you, yes you, to help me find the perfect name.

He’s going to be tall- 6’5”, light brown hair/wings, dark brown eyes, and including the mark of the Nagas Dragon covering his back; he’ll wear tattoos over most of his body.



I'll be running this as a contest for the month of May, reposting once a week on my facebook pages. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dragon-Hunters-Series/305084356174322 or http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002016946413
Give me a name, and if at all possible, the meaning behind the name. If I use your pick, Book 6 in my Dragon Hunters Series Branded Dragon will be dedicated to you.

8 comments:

  1. Great idea, Jeanne! Involve your readers before they can ever have a chance to read the book! Interactive marketing at its best. Is this hero Russian?

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    1. Yes, He's about to be called into service by the Mawlan Collective to help out with their Voltura issues. I know I should wait until book 5 is finished, but I want the reader to at least get to meet him before he stars in his own book.

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  2. Alik (Pronounced Alec) and it means "Defender" I thought it fit!

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    1. That's a good one, I've got it on my list.

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  3. Georg, because St. George killed evil dragons, not good ones.

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    1. Oooooo! I like. Another for my list. Thanks

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  4. Alexander - protector of people - a popular Russian name which would be OK for English language speakers. Can use as Alex if you need; Russian's short version is Sasha.

    Vasiliy - sv. Vasya - meaning in old Greece - King

    Victor - lat. Winner

    Vitaliy - full of life

    Vladimir - different versions of translation. World or Piece in one version. Something like Famour Ruler in other version.

    Gavriil - Gabriel - soldier of God

    Evgeniy - belongs to a royal family

    Efim - predicting good

    Igor - Warrior + God of fertility (Scandinavian roots)

    Kirill - master, God

    Mark - God Mars

    Nikolay - victory of people

    Pyetr - Stone

    Svyatoslav - saint + fame

    Stanislav - become + fame

    Timur - from iron (mongolian roots)

    These are best Russian names for English readers; most other they would find very hard to pronounce

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    1. WOW, so many names! Thank you for the list. The Kirill might just work for the bad guy in this book. He would think of himself as a god. LOL.

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