First of all, I am a few days late! I was going to prepare a fantastic video, but alas, I seem to have media compatibility issues, so this post will have to do.
That said, wow, I am absolutely staggered by the awesome responses I received! I wish I’d thought of a lot of these when I was coming up with the title.
Nobody guessed the final title, BUT….
Special kudos to staceykim and wedontfollowrules for guessing my first choice of title, the one I was planning to use while writing book two… INFERNO. I would have loved that one, but unfortunately, it was already being used by Dan Brown and Sherrilyn Kenyon on titles a mere year before my book is due to come out, so… ::Angry fist shake!::
More shout-outs: Elizabeth.Goozeit guessed EMBLEM, my father’s suggestion for the title of book two. Lisa guessed ALICELEE, a title absolutely awesome for completely unrelated reasons. There were also some fantastic titles I couldn’t use because they weren’t easily illustrated, like CYANIDE and UPRISING, and titles I didn’t even think of but wish I had, like DEATHSTORM (that would be a fantastic call-sign).
Several people guessed ALLIES. There already is an ALLIES! It’s a short, Wyatt Enslow-centric e-novella I did for HarperImpulse.
And I will give you one hint: the CATALYST the title refers to will not be on the cover, but it is more an animal than a vegetable or mineral…
Last but not least, the randomly drawn winners of personalized, signed copies of INSIGNIA and VORTEX are
Congratulations! I will email you guys today for your addresses and what you’d like written on the book.
THANK YOU ALL FOR ENTERING!