Monday, September 27, 2010

Create a Corpse winner debuts in Lancelot's Lady

Today is LAUNCH DAY for my contemporary romantic suspense Lancelot's Lady and I'm celebrating by throwing a huge all-day party at various blogs, including this one, and lots of prizes (Kobo ereader giveaway!) will be awarded as I love a good contest--especially my own "Create a Corpse Contest".

Just over a year ago, I held my second "Create a Corpse Contest". People sent in names of someone they wanted me to kill off in a new novel. Some of the names were fictitious, some were real. There was a mix of suggestions from ex-husbands to boyfriends to parents and even children. I have no idea of the story behind the winning name, Winston Chambers. Perhaps I'll contact the winner of that contest, Wally Rabbani, and ask him. :-)

Winston Chambers makes his debut in Lancelot's Lady, and I have to tell you, I really enjoyed creating his character. In many ways, I think he created himself. When I see his name I can now picture him, overweight, balding, sweating and plotting. This evil man has terrible things planned for the lovely Rhianna, if only he can get his slimy hands on her.

Winston puts the suspense in Lancelot's Lady. Perhaps in a future post during my Cherish the Romance Virtual Book Tour, I'll give you an excerpt featuring Winston Chambers, private investigator, blackmailer and sadist. Follow me on my tour!

Lancelot's Lady is available at Amazon's Kindle Store and on Smashwords. It'll soon be available at other ebook retailers. Pick up a copy and get to know Winston Chambers more thoroughly.

Be sure to check out my other stops today in my Cherish the Romance Virtual Launch Party for many chances to win great prizes.

Prizes & Giveaways: For a chance to win some great prizes, make sure you leave a comment here with your email address. Leave a comment here, with email address, to be entered into the prize draws. You're guaranteed to receive at least 1 free ebook just for doing so. Plus you'll be entered to win a Kobo ereader. Winners will be announced after October 10th.You're guaranteed to receive 1 free ebook just for doing so. Some prizes will be drawn, while others (Divine Intervention ebook) will be given to EVERY commenter today. Let me know what you think about my Create a Corpse Contest, Winston Chambers or anything else. :-)

Special prizes: Purchase Lancelot's Lady today from KoboBooks, Amazon's Kindle Store, or Smashwords and email me with your receipt as proof of purchase and you'll be entered into another draw for signed paperback copies of Divine Intervention. Two copies will be awarded.

Cherish D'Angelo
(aka Cheryl Kaye Tardif)


Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

This sounds like a great read!


Cheryl Tardif said...

Thank you, Marilyn. I think it is. :-)


Anonymous said...

Hahaha. What a fun idea. "Who would you like me to kill off?" I think you had a good one in Winston. An image of him almost instantly came to mind when reading his name. I think these kinds of contests are a great idea to not only involve your readership more but to challenge yourself as an author as well.

Cheryl Tardif said...

The Create a Corpse Contest was a killer! (Pun intended) Winston really grew from that suggestion of a name into a character I really hate. More on him in future blog tour posts. :-)

I'm always happy to find ways to involve my readers. It makes writing so much more fun!


Cheryl Tardif said...

Thank you all for your support during my launch party today. I'll check back in over the next week and a half.

My launch now continues until October 10th with my Cherish the Romance Virtual Book Tour. I invite you all to keep following and commenting (with email address) to receive free ebooks and be entered in all my draws.

For my tour schedule, please go HERE.

Cherish the romance! :-)

~Cherish D'Angelo

Sarah Coulsey said...

This is stop #4 for me!! This is fun!!!

I would love to read your book and review it on my blog!! Good luck with the tour!! I will be following you around!!

All my best,


sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

Cheryl Tardif said...

Hello again, Sarah. I hope you'll pick up a copy of Lancelot's Lady (at Amazon, Smashwords, KoboBooks). If you review it, please let me know. I'd love to read the review and tweet about it. :-)

You are now entered in my draws.


*yadkny* said...

The Create a Corpse contest is a great idea! Winston Chambers does sound like a good corpse name.

Anonymous said...

Ccreat a Corpse Contest sound like fun congrats on it - and congrats to Wally too. Winston Chambers is a catchy name.

Your character sounds like he will be a fun villian to read about.

Pam S
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