Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Book give away contest!

A Few Random Posts

Favorite Reads 2009
Caroline has a great list of her favorite reads for 2009 and I was inspired to do the same. Here are my top 10 books read in 2009 - not in order.

1. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
2. On Writing by Stephen King
3. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
4. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (I LOVE ENZO!)
5. Eclipse by Stephanie Meyers
6. Julie of the Wolves by Jean George
7. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
8. The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
9. Ice by Sarah Beth Durst
10. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Reading Challenge
I have joined J.Kaye's Book blog reading challenge 2010 to read 100 books this year. Whew. I'll be posting my finished books as I read them. I'm starting this week with the following:

The Maze Runner
Hush Hush

and from my Inde-debut group, books that are coming out in 2010:

The Invisible Sister - Amy Allgeyer Cook
Owen and the Dragon - Carla Mooney
Brigitta of the White Forest - Danika Dinsmore
The Golden Pathway - Donna McDine
The Bug that Plagued the Entire Third Grade - Lori Calabrese
The Flute and the Dagger - Miriam Forster
Mice Don't Taste Like Chicken - Scott Heydt
Connection - Jo Ramsey

To celebrate my awesome year which included:
finally attempting to write a book
finishing the book
getting a publishing contract for the book - DOGSLED DREAMS, 4RV Publishing LLC, 2011
starting a blog
being blessed with 56 blog followers - I'm having a contest! Yeah book give aways. Here's what you win:

Here's how you enter:

Be a follower - 1 entry
Leave a comment - 1 entry
Suggest a title for my new YA dogsledding adventure - 1 entry

When Victoria, a determined 15-year-old, gets lost with her dogteam, she finds an injured snowmobiler with a secret. With their food gone and the temperature dropping, she'll have to trust him as well as her dogs if they hope to survive.

Contest closes January 30, 2010.


My name is PJ. said...

Geez! I read a good deal and the only two books I see in that post that I've read are Angela's Ashes, The Invisible Sister and The Lovely Bones. You make me feel as though I live under a rock!!!

I'm not feeling really clever today, so my title suggestion is simple:
"The Secret"....eluding to his, but also the secret to survival, the secret to working together, the secret acceptance, the secret to, well, life.....

David J. West said...

Sorry have to throw jokes ones out first as I start to get more serious about titles.

Victoria of the Wolves

Snow Dogs, nope thats taken

Wendigo Blues, unless you don't have a wendigo then scrap this one.

Cold Comfort

Baptism by Ice

Snow Blind, is that taken already?

Frozen Will

Ice Dancers and Snow Bounders, I may be regressing here

Bond of Extremes, sorry doesn't sound very YA

Cry of the North Wind

I probably better just quit-please don't take my joking around as anything personal about your work. Let me know when its available.

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

I'm not very good at titles, but I was going to suggest "The Secret" and here I see PJ has already suggested it!!
Oh well...I still get an entry for that, right? :)

Donna M. McDine said...

Hi Terry Lynn:

What a terrific way to start off 2010 with a contest!

Looking forward to staying in touch.

Happy New Year,

Mary Rand Hess said...

Title? Here we go...

Secret Tracks
Frozen Tracks
Snow Drift
Sled Follow
Snow Follow
Journey Snow
The Journey
Wolf Tracks
The Passage

Okay..that's enough, I guess.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Wow! I'm completely thrilled with my creative genius followers. This is so fun.

Rena said...

"Arctic Secret"

Regardless, good luck with your book. It sounds great!

Shelby said...

free books!? yay.. I'm in. I'm following you. title suggestion.. let's see.. ok - how 'bout this:

Iron dream.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Thanks for the link! I'm embarrassed to say I still haven't read ON WRITING. Absolutely loved ANGELA'S ASHES. I read it while sick, and every one of my fevered dreams included Irish hardships!

And JULIE OF THE WOLVES must have felt like home for you.

LeSan said...

You had a bang up year and I am excited to see what this year brings you. I expect it will be pretty special since you seem to have some amazing talents!

OK. Names for your new book? Well, having absolutely no experience in this field I find that I am obviously more than qualified to offer my opinion. Well that's the standard I usually go by anyway.

Frozen Secret/s
The Snowflake Mystery
Frozen Trust
Icy Surrender
An Unlikely Team
Survival Instinct
Trusting Victoria

It might help if we knew the key point or theme of the book. I can't believe you have a logline already though- Wow!

Erica said...

Congrats on your wonderful year!
Will have to think of a title later. Gotta go!

Have a wonderful New Year :o)

Mary said...

Happy New Year Terry! Yay - love contests and love books. Let's see
+1 I'm a follower
+1 for leaving a comment
+1 for title - Umm, I'm not sure I'll deserve that last point, but here's my titles.
Adventures in Dogsledding
Snow Lexicon

Sorry Terry - I tried.

Mary said...

I just thought of another title - which may also be bad -

Crystalline - Def. - of or like crystal; clear; transparent. Ice is considered crystalline water.

Good luck.

Christina Farley said...

What a great contest! And yeah for you for all you've accomplished this year. That's amazing.

Title? I'm terrible at them! but maybe something like The Snow's Secret?

Lori Calabrese said...


I'm honored to make your list of 100 reads in 2010!! You go Girl!

All the best,

J.A. Palermo said...

Thanks for adding to my TBR list! How about "Secret Snow."

Ladytink_534 said...

Great contest!

I'm a follower

Lost in the Cold


Susan R. Mills said...

Hush, Hush is good. I hope you enjoy it. Although, I only read the ARC and I heard the ending is different in the actual published version. You'll have to let me know what you think. Happy New Year!

Jackie said...


okay, am a follower, like your blog
and a title... hmm... dogs in a race-()
perseverance of dogs
oh, used the name of one of my quilts in that one

Larissa said...

Yay for contests!

'Kay - I'm a follower, I'm commenting, and hmmm...titles always mess me up. I like Dogsled Dreams, but...Cold Survival? Ugh. I stink at titles.

Anna said...

Great contest!

I just became a follower. :-)

As for titles, I love single-word ones (though I can never come up with them for my own projects). Maybe something like "Survive" or "Survival."

Stephanie said...

I recommend "On Writing" to so many people. And "The Road" is one of my all-time faves...

Mystery Robin said...

Yay! A contest! I love the idea of dogsled fiction. :) My title suggestions:

Frozen Noir

Frostbitten Secrets

The Dogsled Girl

The Girl With the Sled

Dogs, Snow, and Secrets

Let us know what you choose!

Robin said...

Yay! Love contests! Is it a romance? How about MUSHY? haha.

Mary Witzl said...

I'm following you now!

I'll come back to think about that title. Sadly, David has already beaten me to 'Cold Comfort'...

nanmarino said...

I'm terrible with titles. I like the title "Cold Comfort". You have a lot of good ones here.
Love the sock picture!

Janet, said...

Congratulations on everything you have achieved. I love books, please put my name in the contest. I am already a follower. For a title, how about Snowbound in the Wilderness, Frozen Secrets in the Wilderness, Trusting to Survive. I'm not good at titles, but it looks like you've got a lot of good suggestions.

Lizann Flatt said...

Congrats on all your accomplishments this past year, Terry Lynn!

I'd like to enter your contest too! Here are my title suggestions:
The Sledder's Secret
Depending on the Dogs
Dogged by Danger
The Survival Team

Well, you didn't say they had to be good suggestions :>!

Kelly said...

My title suggestion: Secrets in the Snow

Great contest!

Kiki Hamilton said...

Hi Terry Lynn! Lots of great stuff going on on your blog! Hope I win the books but I like looking at all your pictures! Fun!!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Hi, Terry Lynn.

You have a great blog here. I'm enjoying reading all your news. Congrats on your forthcoming book. 4RV is a great publisher to work with.

Thanks for following my blog. :)


Natalie said...

Oh man, I stink at titles. Maybe Cold Dogs? Lame.

Happy New Year, Terry!

Mindy said...

I've been wanting to read The Lovely Bones ever since I found out that Mark Wahlberg was going to be in the movie adaptation.

Okay usually I use simplistic titles for my own works which oddly works...somehow lol

So here are my suggestions:

-Snowy Secret
-Secret of a Man
-Secretive Whispers
-Lost in Secrets

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Sounds like you had a great year!

I'm now a follower. Hmmm, how about:

Secret Trust
Cold Secret
Cold Alliance

Aths said...

yay! Love these giveaways! Let's see!

I am a follower (1 entry)
Here's the comment (1 entry)
Title (1 entry) .. hmm...
Snow "Bow-Wow"
"Bow-Wow" all the way
"Bow-Wow" sledding

LOL... Lots of Bow-Wows !

Wendy said...

Great contest!

The only thing that came to mind was Secret in the Snow, but I see someone has already suggested that!

I'm a follower!

Thank you so much for the entry!


delilah, the unruly helpmeet said...

I'm following, I'm commenting, and I will throw out "Thrashing Through the Snow". Good luck finding the right title!

Lost Wanderer said...

I am already a follower.

I love book challenges, and I am doing one this year too.

Okay titles....

Sledges and Secrets
The Snowy Adventure

Bianca said...

Awesome contest! Some really great books you're giving away!

+1 Cold, yeah, I not that clever with names
+1 follower
+1 comment

infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

Keturcullen1340 said...

+1 dogsled losings

Tracy said...

How did I miss this??? I hate when you go on vacation and miss all the good posts! Thanks for telling me.

I'm a follower, and I'm commenting, and titles...hmmm...

How about:
Secrets and Sleds
Frozen Rescue
Tundra Trepidation
The Frostbite Alternative

Okay, so titles are clearly not my thing...

Jonathon Arntson said...

Be a follower - 1 entry
Leave a comment - 1 entry
Suggest a title for my new YA dogsledding adventure - 1 entry

Hi Terry, me likey your bloggy.

I am a follower, here's a comment, and below will be a suggestion for a title. So, three entires.

Sled Dogs Can't Say Quit
Sledding to Survival
Weather the Storm

MeganRebekah said...

How did I miss this contest?

I'm terrible at titles (my WIP just gets a single word), but I'll throw out some suggestions, which will hopefully get all the creative juices flowing:

Secrets and Survival

Surviving Secrets

Icy Secrets

hmm, I guess I like the play on secrets :)

Lisa Green said...

I have no idea WHY on earth I am thinking this as I don't really know your book, but I keep thinking about the title TRUST. Does the character have to trust or mistrust the companion? How about the dogs being faithful no matter what? I don't know. Maybe I just want to win books...