Monday, December 3, 2012

Name a Character in the next Transplanted Tales Book!

I am a HUGE Kate SeRine fan!  I absolutely adored her Transplanted Tales Series.  The first book in the series is called Red.  She covers all her bases- how the tales got to our world, why we are not aware of them and most importantly is there truly a happily ever after.  So when she decided to offer this contest I knew I just had to let you know!  Now I will say I am particle to Aloysius for this tale- even though Gideon is my all-time favorite boy name.  What do you think? What name do you want for Rumpelstiltskin?

"Rumpelstiltskin I am called..."
One of my favorite fairytales is the story of Rumpelstiltskin, and so my Transplanted Tales series wouldn't be complete without ol' R.S. making an appearance! The problem is, I haven't been able to come up with a first name for him—which, considering the climax of his fairytale involves the queen trying to discover his name, seems rather appropriate, eh?

Now, here's where you come in. Using the Rafflecopter widget below, help me discover the perfect first name for Rumpelstiltskin. The name can be as fanciful or as prosaic as you'd like. And, to help you avoid "wasting" a suggestion, I'll give you a list of male characters already appearing in ALONG CAME A SPIDER. Some of them are familiar, but others are new characters you haven't yet met. See if you can guess to which Tale they belong... ;)

Nicky                 Seth              Nate                  Al(addin)
Aloysius            Gideon           Orvall                Merv
Irwin                  Jack               Pete                  Vlad
Alex                   Ian                 J.G.                  Eddie
Tim                    Ethan

From the entries, three names will be randomly selected. From those three, I will select the winner. The winning name will appear in my upcoming novel, ALONG CAME A SPIDER, the third book in my Transplanted Tales series, which is scheduled for release in August 2013.

In addition, the person who suggested the winning name will receive a prize package that includes the following:
1) A special mention in the acknowledgements of ALONG CAME A SPIDER
2) an e-book copy of RED, THE BETTER TO SEE YOU, and ALONG CAME A SPIDER as the books are released (or a prize of comparable value if the winner already owns/has pre-ordered a copy of the first two books)
3) a Transplanted Tales-themed goody basket

The runners-up will receive a copy of the Transplanted Tales book of his/her choice and some Transplanted Tales swag! And, who knows? Maybe I'll add some additional prizes along the way...
I'm really looking forward to involving my readers in the actual writing of my novel and can't wait to see what names you can come up with!



  1. As a lover of fairy tale re-telllings. The Transplanted Tales series sounds like a series I would want on my TBR list.

    1. You should really check it out. It is a great series.

  2. My favorite fairy tale character is Little Red Riding Hood. What is yours?