Saturday, 7 June 2014

Mayhem at March House Books by S. P. Moss

Without further ado, I’d like to announce the results of what I’ve called Mayhem at March House Books, the competition to find another title for a Billy and Grandpop adventure.

I had plenty of ideas to choose from – I feel as if I’ve been around the world in terrific titles! A big thank you to everyone who entered.

Before I get to the winner, I’d like to give a “mention in dispatches” to the two top runners-up (in alphabetical order):

Betrayed in the Baltics
Rumblings in Russia

Well done to Darlene and Lindsay for those.

And now for the winner – drum roll –

Scrimmage in Singapore

I love the word “scrimmage” which has associations with “scrum” and “skirmish”. And Singapore? I’ve never been, but my dad spent some time there many moons ago with the RAF.

So, Claudine, jolly good show! You win a copy of Trouble in Teutonia. Please send an email to bother@burmeon.com and let me know your address.

Many of the other ideas have been tucked away for future inspiration so thank you all. It’s been a lot of fun having a guest spot and I’ve started looking at some of your varied and intriguing blogs and websites.

And, most of all, a big thank you to Barbara for having me!


Toodle pip for now.


Thanks so much Susan and to everyone who entered and very many congratulations to Claudine. 


28 comments:

  1. Congrats to Claudine! I knew as soon as I saw the title that my dear friend was the winner. :) What a fun way to win a book.

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    1. Thanks Stephanie. I was delighted when I read that Claudine was the winner, but they were all great titles.

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  2. What in the world...I see I missed your previous POST ! My friend, I missed you and I am so sorry! Many congratulation to the winner, but Isure missed out!

    Sending you a tight hug! Anita

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    1. I’m so sorry you missed out Anita, never mind I will have to think of another contest or perhaps another author will come along with an idea.
      Hugs back to you. Barbara

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  3. Scrimmage in Singapore is a great title. Congratulations Claudine! Thanks for the mention. Glad you liked mine too.

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    1. and congratulations to you too Darlene, you obviously came very close to winning. Enjoy the weekend. Barbara

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  4. Oh wow! I never thought my suggestion would win when I read what the others had. I particularly enjoyed Darlene's and Stephanie's. Thank you so much, Susan and Barbara! I shall get in touch very soon.

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    1. Congratulations Claudine, I thought it was a great title and was very happy when Susan picked it. Have a happy Sunday. x

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  5. Congrats to the winners.... and I loved the post title..... Lol :D I am kindled in Karnataka (the state in which Bangalore city is.) Thanks Barbara for this nice little 'adventure' :)

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    1. Hi Kokila, that title deserves a win all of its own! Thanks so much for calling in. Barbara.

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    2. That made me laugh, Kokila - I expect I'll be popping back here when I need some inspiration!

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  6. Look forward to hearing from you, Claudine.

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  7. And a big hug has been caught here! Oh Barbara, have a delightful Sunday! Anita

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  8. I’m doing a little necessary cleaning today Anita but finding lovely comments from dear friends always make me smile! xx

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  9. Congratulations Claudine! Love the title!

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  10. That was exciting. 'fraid I didn't win! That's tough, Barbara, having to do some cleaning, I ought to do some too but have had a few problems over past week. Not yet on blog, but it will be or at least I'll tell you about it. I just loved the illustrations on those mysteries, and might try to get hold of one of the books.

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    1. I know it’s a hard life – but someone has to do it! Sorry to hear you’ve had some problems, hope everything is OK now?
      They look great don’t they? I’m going to treat myself to a copy of each in the next week or so. I’ve got so many books on the go at the moment I really don’t need any more, but I can’t resist.

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    2. Thanks for your kind comments, Campfire, and hope your problems have fizzled away into the sunshine. If you or any other readers would like a look at my publisher's website, it's to be found on http://www.circaidygregory.co.uk - and, strangely enough given your title ideas, one of my fellow authors has written a story set in Estonia during the 2nd WW - for grown-ups rather than children - it's called Forest Brothers.

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  11. Such a lovely giveaway :)

    Congratulations to the deserving winners x

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    1. Hello Yvonne, I think so too!
      Thanks for calling in.

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  12. Well done and happy reading to Claudine.

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    1. Thanks Tracey I think Claudine was pretty happy to win.

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  13. I commented but it didn't show up. congrats to the winner.

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    1. Sorry about that Donna. I’ve checked the comments received/posted page on the blog and can’t find any others from you, so I’m not sure what happened. Maybe Blogger was having a funny day – it happens quite often!

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  14. Hi Barbara,

    Once again, I'm late to get to festivities. I shall blame it on my um, hectic celebrity lifestyle:)

    Excellent stuff, Claudine. I love alliteration and hearty congrats to her.

    Right then, I'm going now.....

    Gary

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    1. Hi Gary, late, early or somewhere in the middle is just perfect as far as I'm concerned! It's always a pleasure to have your company. Barbara

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  15. Sweet Barbara! I too have spent some wonderful time out in the sun and warm air! Thank you for coming to my post after your romp in the sunshine! Isn't this the most pleasant of early summers? Now to go and read in the warm night air....enjoy and thank you for your lovely friendship! Enjoy the weekend, Anita

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    1. Hello Anita, it's another wonderful warm sunny day today. I can feel my bones drying out after all the rain ;0) I hope the sun is shining brightly for you.
      I’ve downloaded a copy of Scarlet Pink Magazine and am looking forward to reading it. I did take a peek at the illustrations and found your name, but I want to wait until I have the time to savour it. Have a wonderful Sunday. xx

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