Monday, September 28, 2009

Short & Sweet Book Title Contest!

It's time to roll out another contest in honor of fall's approach and in celebration of the blog tallying  50,000 visitors!

Since just about all my bloggy friends {Insert Hank Williams, Jr.'s All My Rowdy Friends tune here} are neck deep in the business of working on their WIPs and/or just keeping up with life in general, I'll make it easy:
  1. Pick from among the 10 photos I've taken recently  
  2. Create a corresponding book title
  3. Leave your entry (Photo number, title and genre) in a comment
  4. One per customer, please
  5. Contest runs through Sunday, October 4th, midnight Central time
  6. Winner gets choice of Writer's Delight or Cajun Goodies package
Good luck! And pass the word around, wontcha?











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Scott said...


Title: Solitude
Genre: Fantasy

The house sat silent through the centuries, not a light seen, not a shadow in the window, and yet the lawn was always manicured, the bushes neatly trimmed, and the paint always the glistening white of the first snowfall in winter.

Rebecca Nazar said...


Title: Blossom Supernova
Genre: Sci-fi

Debbie said...

Title: What do you mean, Motherhood isn't an extreme sport?
Genre: Sadly, nonfiction

Janna Qualman said...


Carousel My Heart
women's fiction

Janna Qualman said...

Oh! And I've been meaning to tell you, I really like your new profile picture. Awesome, awesome glimpse of you, Angie.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Scott, Rebecca, Debbie, Janna...I can see already this is going to be a HARD contest to judge! Yikes, but congrats on great entries!!! :D

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks Janna on the profile pic. (I tried to get one that wasn't so in your face of my face. LOL)

Robyn Campbell said...

Angie, I'LL-BE-BACK! Great contest. I have to home-school and then I SHALL RETURN! :) Oh and I'll post it on my blog too.

Michelle H. said...


Neon High

Hilary said...


On Being Green.

Ecology guide

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

You Might Miss It
literary fiction

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks, Robyn! (And don't forget to come back and enter.) :)

Michelle, Hilary & Wendy....y'all are KILLIN' me! I may have to hire an outside judge to help. These are great!

Barb said...


The House At Jasmine Cove

Mystery / Romance

Barb said...

Also, hope you are happy and well, Angie. Work keeps getting in the way of keeping up with blogs!

Angie Ledbetter said...

From Carol at the Writer's Porch --

Hey Cuz.......I'm think google may have banned me from commenting! HA! It seems yours is another that won't post my comment! So can you post it?

# 1

" Tropical Misfortune "

When Stacy Landis wins a cruise to a tropical island she has no idea the loss she will suffer with this win.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hey Barb, and thanks for entering. I totally understand about life cutting into blogging time!

Lynnette Labelle said...

Beautiful pics. I'm brain dead this morning. We'll see if I can come up with something later.

Lynnette Labelle

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It:
A Healthy Guide To Cajun Marriage
Non-fiction/ Self-help


Angie Ledbetter said...

Lynnette, thanks, and ya got plenty o' time, so just come back later. :)

Mandy - LOL! These are GRRRREATTT!

Analisa said...

Live or Die
mystery and suspense

Janet dragged her eyes from the sunset. She looked around the woods hoping to find something to cut herself loose from the tree. The duck tape was so tightly bound on her risk she winced with each movement. She ignored the pain remembering her kidnapper's promise to return at dark.

Red Bird said...


Title: the color of north
Genre: poetry


Small Footprints said...


Title: Murder in the Bayou
Genre: Mystery

It was a beautiful Sunday and she anxiously agreed to his invitation to take a boat ride. She felt happy for the first time in months ... until they came upon the floating corpse.

Diane said...

#2 "Sniper's View on the Bayou"
Thanks for the fun morning! :O)

Lori said...

#1 In the Flaming Eye of the Dragon, literary fiction

Jenn Johansson said...

#8 - Turbulent Spin - Horror set in a carnival...

Wow, I'm dark today. lol

LeeEdgarTyler said...


Prague Carousel


Anonymous said...

#3 The Caged King
Genre - fantasy

Jill Kemerer said...

#10: The House Without Eyes
Genre: Thriller

Have a great week!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Not even going to enter - we all know I suck at titles ... bleah........but that photo of the old ac and rusty window with the flowers is one of my fave contradictory images :)

Deb Shucka said...


Escaping into Life


Ambiance in the Attic said...

# 1


Science Fiction

Melissa Marsh said...

Title: Coming Home
Genre: Women's Fiction

Cheffie-Mom said...


Fishing Adventures, Louisiana Style!


Sharla said...
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mverno said...


Sharla said...

She Lived There
Women's Fiction

K, now go give me a diner name idea over at my place! *smiles*

Karen said...


Surf Beyond the Shadows
Adult Suspense

Elizabeth Bradley said...

#1 (Can't rant and rave about this shot enough!)


Contemporary Women's Fiction--
A Georgia O-Keefe obsessed woman leaves her abusive husband in the middle of the night to travel from Alaska to New Mexico, where she blossoms under the Southwestern sun.

idahomom said...

House at Jasmine Cove

Strange Fiction said...

Love the photos, great contest. Hmmm....

Anonymous said...

the circus has come to town; now what?
Sharon Hindman

ky2here said...



Deirdre Murphy said...

#1 Garden CSI

How-to: How to identify garden killers, from bugs to fungi, and what to do about them.

Anonymous said...

#2 A good day continues.

Outdoors and adventure

colbymarshall said...

#6- humor- Thinking Outside the Bowl: A Day in the Life of a Fish.

Amber said...

Shadow of Innocence

Thank you for the fun giveaway :)

007blond said...

Finding Beauty In Unexpected Places.


B.J. Anderson said...


Blending In:
& Other Essentials for Staying Alive in High School

Young Adult

Fun contest, Angie!! :D

Claire said...


Title: Bygone
Genre: supernatural romance

Carousels always remind me of a "bygone era" so I envision this as sort of a romantic ghost story ;)

thefatesarevicious at yahoo dot com

Dorraine said...


The Emotional House

A house in southern Louisiana has taken on the energy of all past owners and events. Both joys and sorrows.
These walls can talk!

Mainstream Fiction

Suzanne said...

Number 8!

"Ten Years of Flying Tigers"

Literary Fiction


Lady Glamis said...

Oh, I'm so bad at all of this! I'll have to think this one over and see if I can come up with something good.

Kimmi said...


Title: Blooms in the Concrete Cracks of Life
Genre: Inspirational Non Fic

Char said...

#7 The Gecko Who Ate Christmas


mogrill said...

Thanks for the chance.

Sunnyvale said...

#8 "Life is a Circus" how to book

Erin Cook said...

A Silhouette of Love

A paranormal mystery/love story

Sugar Creek Beads said...

Murder behind the Green Shutter Inn

Who was the pretty young woman found strangled and beaten behind the Inn? She was unknown to the locals but the bartender thinks he remembers her talking to one of the boys from the refinery a couple nights earlier.

JKS said...

Where Anoles Fear to Tread

Global Warming, Toxic Waste, and other Environmental Concerns in South Central Louisiana

Tere Kirkland said...


Mary J. Freed's Summer of Stupidity

Women's Fiction

I will never listen to my sister again! Face your fear of heights by para-sailing, she says over our third mojito at the moldering old Tiki Bar on the beach. So far on this vacation I've stepped on a jellyfish, got a mean sunburn on my nose, and now I'm dangling seventy feet in the air, about to be the first person to die from a conniption fit. I swear I'll never listen to my sister again!

Ryan said...

Waiting for Sunrise

Horror/Paranormal Romance/Suspense (Take your pick. lol)

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...


Hidden in Plain Sight

Thriller/Murder Mystery

Great Idea!


barbara said...

Splash of Crimson


barbara said...

Splash of Crimson


Laura Martone said...

What terrific images! They make me miss the South something awful.

Hmm... I'm not typically very good with titles, but I'll give it a go:

young adult, of course (after all, Nemo's probably a teenager by now)

The Big Nordic Barbarian Bastard said...

Title: And Then the Doom Came...
Genre: Vacation memoirs/Comedy

chromiumman said...

title - turn, turn, turn
subtitle - my summer as a carnie
genre - autobiography?

Amy said...

#8 Shapeshifter

Christina said...

Christina - - Photo #1, Title: Spiritual Furnace;
genre: Fantasy.

Anonymous said...

Title-The Voices Within These Walls
Genre- Memoir


kat said...


Title: The Hideaway Cottage
Genre : Romance/Thriller

Great contest!

Anonymous said...

Looking at your photo number 3 made me feel like I was part of the picture-
Diane Baum

Anonymous said...

WOuld Love To Read Them

sherri419 said...

Blossom (young adult)
Memoir-non fiction

Tale of a young girl's transition from child to woman in the war-torn Middle East.

sherri419 at gmail dot com

Charity/ccboobooy said...


Title: Escape the Madness
Genre: Sci-fi


charisscharity [at] yahoo [dot] com

sue14625 said...

#1-Red Haze Of Life- Escape Reality
Genre-Science Fiction

pms3237 said...

Southern Elegance
a romantic novel

Angie Ledbetter said...

WOOOOOOOO-WEEEEEEEE, Y'all! Ol' Gumbo Writer's gonna be up all night tonight trying to pick a winner from all these great entries!


susan1215 said...


My Summer Escape
A Biography

demmi said...

no3. Is any one home con5459(at)gmail(dot)

Tammy said...

#1 Red-Gold Brilliance
-Coming of Age story

startrek said...

The House At Jasmine Cove.
george ferris

Jayfr said...


Where Dawn Meets Dusk

Genre: Teen Fiction

Like Twilight, only with teen heartthrobs that turn into fireflies at night. Sort of The Fly meets Groundhogs Day meets Twighlight.

Jayfr said...


Where Dawn Meets Dusk

Genre: Teen Fiction

Like Twilight, only with teen heartthrobs that turn into fireflies at night. Sort of The Fly meets Groundhogs Day meets Twighlight.

Sandra Leigh said...

#1 - Touching Gauguin

Genre: Romance

Bored and listless, a young woman books a last-minute holiday in Tahiti. Little does she know that her life is about to take a turn for the torrid!

taylor said...

photo #3
Conditional Pink Love


Anonymous said...



riceburns (at) hotmail (dot) com

Robyn Campbell said...



Genre: Gotta be romance!

Jackie Blue said...

# 8


Chick Lit

Thanks for the fun contest
jbs3005 (at) aol (dot) com

skytoucher said...

Title: Still Waters Run Deep
Genre: Mystery
Pic #2

kngmckellar said...


The Cold Mansion

Genre: Mystery

Laura said...

Easy being green
Drama/ literature

theflyingacc said...

#1)The King Smiles On You, What Have You Done...

purango said...

Veronica Garrett #10 The Taylors of Baton Rogue: One Family's Journals 1850-1920 historical fiction.

Gianna said...


Title: Hopelessly Afloat:
Genre: Romance



Title: Ghetto fabulous!
Genre: Reality/Bio/Dairy

No place like home........
addictions in America!

Angie Ledbetter said...



Linda said...

All are great.
I'll say 6,

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