YES! You read that right πŸ™‚ Book 2 in the Ariya Adams trilogy is coming along and there is a small character that I want to give a name to. I thought to myself, what would be a great way to show my appreciation for you? Name a character after one of YOU!!! Don’t want your actual name used, that’s okay – you can pick a different name then but the choice will be yours!!!

So, how do I choose?! Well, we are going to make it a contest and hopefully it’s a fun one. The point scale is listed out below. Each time you do any of these things, you will earn a certain number of points. I’m making this contest last for 1 FULL WEEK! So there is plenty of time to do any of the 5 items listed below πŸ™‚

  • Comment on a Facebook update on my Author Page (yep, anything I post, write a comment or thought about it – that’s easy! It’s because I love hearing from you!): 1 point for each comment
  • Tweet to @applegak #TeamJames or #TeamRiley. If you haven’t read Protected yet, tweet #ilovevampires or #AriyaAdams: 1 point for each tweet
  • Write an HONEST review of Protected (You do not get bonus points for good reviews. I want honesty so I can improve if there are areas I need to work on πŸ™‚ ). Post on Amazon, GoodReads, or Barnes & Noble: 2 points for each post (Remember, if you don’t use your full name in the reviews online, send me a message via ‘Contact Me’ on my website or on my Facebook Author page so I know it was you)
  • If you haven’t read Protected, head over to Amazon or Barnes & Noble and purchase. Let me know you bought it in a comment on this post, or on my Facebook Page: 2 pointsΒ 
  • Select a person that would be YOUR ideal Dream Cast Member for Protected. This is easy if you’ve already posted about it – just repost on your Facebook page, or mine. You can choose any character from the book to cast. Share your choice on your own Facebook page, my Facebook page, or send me an email by reaching out via the ‘Contact Me’ tab on this website, and I’ll post it for you: 2 points for each person cast

That’s it! What do you think? Are you excited? I know I am! I can’t wait to hear from you all. I will be monitoring the above for 1 week. The contest will end at 6:00 pm Thursday, August 15th. I will announce the winner that Thursday evening.

As a special BONUS I will be sending the Runner-Up to this contest a sneak peek look into Book 2. I’ll make it juicy too πŸ™‚ 1st prize may mean a character named after them, but 2nd prize gets an early preview to Book 2.

Let me know if you have questions! Ready….Set….GO! Good Luck πŸ™‚