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This week’s contest, last week’s winner, and two fans
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

I got two fan letters yesterday that made me smile, but also made me reconsider my plans, because they are pretty representative of the kind of fan mail I’ve been getting lately about my Dark Realm series.

Hi There !!
First off I love your style of writting- ABSOLUTELY amazing! I have finshed the fourth book “Darkness Captured”. I have a quick question, pls tell me there will be a book on Marduk! He is Breathtaking.
Thank You and HAPPY WRITTING !!!
JG

I wrote her back to say that since Avon won’t be publishing the series any more, would she be willing to buy a sequel as an eBook? Then this came a few minutes later.

Hi Ms. Devlin,
I have read your first 3 books of the Dark Realm Series…and am currently reading the 4th, Darkness Captured (I’m on chapter 4). My friend JG just emailed you asking if there will be more books….and you replied below…..I just want to tell you I would definitely purchase your books as ebooks….heck, if you write it down on napkins or toilet paper I would buy that!!!!!! Your books are FANTASTIC….I love your style of writing….please, please continue this series!!!!!!
Sincerely,
MC

MC didn’t believe that she was really talking to me, so I told her I’d post her letter here to prove it. Hi there, MC! :mrgreen:

Argh! I’m looking at my plan for the year, and it looks like I could tackle it this fall. It won’t be as long as the other four DR books, but it will be longer than my usual 25k eBook, because DR fans really loved the deeper world building and I can’t do that in short format. I’ll probably cuss every bit of the way because I find it hard to self-motivate to write a story that long. I’ve needed the fear of an editor’s deadline to keep my ass in the chair. So thanks, JG and MC, for the awesome emails! Grrr…

In the meantime… I have to choose a winner for the Voodoo Doll contest (the pic’s on last Tuesday’s blog). Who gets that ugly little mug? Laura Bowles is this week’s lucky winner! Laura, send me an email with your snail mail addy and I’ll get your doll into the mail.

This week’s prize is another of the pretty journals I purchased from one of my favorite curio shops. This one has a picture of a very pretty mermaid on the cover. Be sure to post a comment to enter the drawing. And you can post here or on Facebook over the coming week to increase your chances of winning!

21 comments to “This week’s contest, last week’s winner, and two fans”

  1. Stacy Wilson
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      · May 17th, 2011 at 7:53 am · Link

    Delilah, that journal is beautiful! I have never seen anything like these even at the local metaphysical shop.

    You can do the ebook for that series, I know you can! Higher word count is possible. Be like the little engine that could. :p

    Stacy



  2. CrystalGB
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      · May 17th, 2011 at 9:17 am · Link

    What a beautiful journal. Love mermaids. :)



  3. tammy ramey
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      · May 17th, 2011 at 9:19 am · Link

    love the new prize,it is beautiful. i am already standing in line for the books so just as soon as you get them done i’ll be there with JG and MC to buy them. i have to agree with MC that it wouldn’t matter where or on what you wrote i’ld be there to buy.



  4. Diane Sadler
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      · May 17th, 2011 at 9:22 am · Link

    You must have felt on top of the world when you received the fan letters. So nice to feel appreciated!



  5. Delilah
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      · May 17th, 2011 at 9:39 am · Link

    Stacy! Thanks for the encouragement, hon!

    Crystal! Glad the prize meets with your approval. :mrgreen:

    Tammy! Love the love!

    Diane! It does, doesn’t it? Makes the mean-girl bloggers’ occasional comments fade into distant memories…



  6. Nese
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      · May 17th, 2011 at 9:51 am · Link

    Delilah,
    I had the pleasure of meeting you at the NOLA conference. I mentioned at that time that I couldn’t wait for Marduk’s story! Of course we fans will continue to purchase the dark series in ANY possible form! Love you girl!



  7. Delilah
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      · May 17th, 2011 at 9:54 am · Link

    Nese! I need a face to put with the name. I’m terrible at keeping the two together!!! And thanks for the love! I’m feeling guilty that I’ve put off writing that story so long.



  8. Becky W
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      · May 17th, 2011 at 10:47 am · Link

    The journal is beautiful.
    I believe you can do the eBook for that series.



  9. Michelle McMichael
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      · May 17th, 2011 at 11:34 am · Link

    I would buy your ebooks :)

    The picture is absolutely stunning! It makes me want to read a mermaid book now…



  10. Red headed hellion
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      · May 17th, 2011 at 11:53 am · Link

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! I want the journal!



  11. Christina Freas
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      · May 17th, 2011 at 12:24 pm · Link

    Not a big Mermaid fan, but the artist that created that picture is awesome. I’m getting interested, and thinking, are there any mermaid stories out there? Besides The little mermaid, that is…where do you find such fantasic stuff?



  12. Ilona
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      · May 17th, 2011 at 12:51 pm · Link

    That is absolutely gorgeous, love it :D



  13. Ashley A
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      · May 17th, 2011 at 4:01 pm · Link

    Delilah, what a gorgeous journal!! You totally spoil us!! I love journals, I need a new one every couple of months or so lol…now if I could just channel that into the second draft of my book I’ve been working on for about 10 years now…
    You can do anything you set your mind to! Your books all rock, and any “mean girl” bloggers are just jealous cuz they can’t write as well as you can!!



  14. savonna
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      · May 17th, 2011 at 4:24 pm · Link

    I love how you interact with your fans and take our requests to heart! The journal is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!



  15. Jen B.
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      · May 17th, 2011 at 7:14 pm · Link

    That is so funny that she didn’t think she was corresponding with you for real. I have been really impressed with how accessible you are. Keep up the good work. We will all be there to support you.



  16. Melissa Porter
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      · May 17th, 2011 at 7:15 pm · Link

    I love the journal. Nice pic.
    I love your books and I agree with your fan mail. I would buy then to. I am getting more and more into ebooks due to the pile up of books around the house. Trying to cut it down a little. :-P



  17. June M.
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      · May 18th, 2011 at 1:03 am · Link

    That is a beautiful journal. Thank you so much for the contest.
    Any author that I love, I would definately buy their books if they went to self-publishing to keep from loosing a series.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com



  18. Vivi
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      · May 18th, 2011 at 1:14 am · Link

    wow.. beautiful mermaid :)
    i’d love to buy your ebooks since i’m running out of room and wall to put my paper copies..



  19. Sasha White
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      · May 18th, 2011 at 4:34 pm · Link

    LOVE it when I get reader letters. They really are what keeps you going at lot of time. Well, for me anyway.

    Just had to pop into say I’m also thrilled to hear you’ll do more DR. I truly think that is where your natural voice lies, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them.



  20. Delilah Devlin
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      · May 18th, 2011 at 5:19 pm · Link

    Sasha! It is the best, right? And yeah, I agree about the dark paranormals. I feel most at home writing them. Thanks, hon!



  21. Christina Freas
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      · May 27th, 2011 at 11:48 am · Link

    love that journal! yummy!