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Sunday, April 18th, 2010
MARKED Release Contest Day 2!

(FYI: I’m going to be reposting the contest rules every day, so if you just want to skim to the bottom to see the new daily questions…go for it.)

In the meantime, I have to say, WOW! I was gone all day today for the Portland Rose City Romance Writers Reader’s Luncheon (which was a BLAST, btw…pictures to come) and I came home to find you all have been busy today! I love it! Keep spreading the word about MARKED.

For those of you new to the contest, here are the official deets:

Okay, this is how the contest is going to work: Each day from now until April 26th, I’ll be posting at least two questions for you to answer. Post your answer to THE DAY’S QUESTIONS in the comment section of that day’s post. You have to answer BOTH QUESTIONS to be entered. And the really cool part? I’ll be choosing AT LEAST two winners per day as well.

Winners will get to choose their prize from the list below:

Juliana Stone His Darkest Hunger
Donna Grant Dangerous Highlander
Anita Clenney – $15 Borders Gift Certificate
Barbara Monajem Sunrise in the Garden of Love & Evil
Annette McCleave Bound By Darkness
Joan Swan – Custom 1.0L SIGG water bottle (Click HERE to see this very awesome water bottle valued at over $28!)
Nina Pierce – Promo pack of goodies – book bag, t-shirt & other assorted goodies
Angie Fox A Tale of Two Demon Slayers
Vivi Andrews The Sexorcist
Jessa Slade Seduced by Shadows
Helen Scott Taylor The Phoenix Charm
Lucy Monroe Moon Craving
Heather Davis Never Cry Werewolf
Loucinda McGary The Wild Irish Sea
Kari Thomas Hold onto the Night
Larissa Ione – Choice of Demonica Book or Demonica Tote
Alix Rickloff Dangerous as Sin
Vivi Anna The Vampire’s Quest
Melina Morel Smolder/Prey (One book combo left) – First book combo won by Colleen (Day 1 winner)
Sandy Nicks Circle of Eternity
Isabel Roman Murder and Magick
Susan Kelley The Greater Good
Louisa Kelley Lydia & the Draca
Jess Granger Beyond the Rain
Erin Kellison Arc of Shadow BoundWon by Amy (Day 1 winner)
Denise Agnew Dark Fire
Catherine Anne Collins A Witch’s Lament

Once a prize is chosen, it gets crossed off the list, so pay close attention to what gets claimed so you have your 2nd, 3rd, etc. choices mapped out.

That’s it. Super easy. I ask, you answer, YOU WIN!

(Winners will be chosen at random, must be 18 yrs old to participate, yadda yadda yadda. Winners will be contacted by email, when a prize is chosen, it’s crossed off the list and the winner’s name is listed next to their prize.)

Also, don’t forget part two of my awesome contest. I have THREE $25 gift cards to the bookstore of your choice to give away. To enter this portion of the contest, simply email me at elisabeth@elisabethnaughton.com to tell me where you posted about either this contest or the release of MARKED. Simply put “MARKED Release Contest” in the subject line of your email. (If you post the above MARKED widget or book cover somewhere you get entered twice!). You can enter as many times as you like. The more times/places you talk up MARKED, the more chances you have to win.

Got it?

Let’s keep going…

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Okay…DAY TWO QUESTIONS:

1) In Greek mythology, who were the Titans?

2) Donna Grant writes historical dark fantasy romance for St. Martins Press. Her 2nd book in the Dark Sword Series, FORBIDDEN HIGHLANDER, releases May 25, 2010. Go to Donna’s website, check out her Dark Sword Series, then come back here and tell me something you learned about these awesome books.

38 comments to “MARKED Release Contest Day 2!”

  1. Danny
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 1:39 am · Link

    Good morning,

    1.) The Titans were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age.

    2.) I can hardly wait to read to Phelan Stewarts books, because I love to see that the wounded and tortured heroes get a happy end.



  2. Host
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 2:18 am · Link

    Hi!

    1. In Greek mythology, the Titans (both males and females) were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age.

    2. I really like the covers for those 3 books, but the one for Dangerous Highlander is great.



  3. INCiDeNT
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 4:19 am · Link

    1. In Greek mythology, the Titans were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age.

    2. I spied the recently unveiled cover for Wicked Highlander, Quinn’s book and loved, loved the synopsis for it to.



  4. Mina Gerhart
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 6:13 am · Link

    Hi Elizabeth 🙂
    1. The Titans were deities, the children of the Goddess Gaia and the God Uranus. There were 57 Titans and Titanesses ,The most important of the Titan gods were the twelve Uranides (Cronus, Oceanus, Iapetus, Hyperion, Crius, Coeus, Rhea, Tethys, Theia, Phoebe, Themis and Mnemosyne) and the four Iapetionides (Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus and Menoetius). The Titans were an elder generation of gods who ruled the cosmos before the Olympians gods came to power. They were responsible for the original ordering of time and the establishment of fixed heavenly cycles. Eventually the were defeated by Zeus & punished accordingly, ending the Golden Age.

    2. I saw the shiny new cover for Forbidden Highlander coming out 5/25 /10. Read the blurbs & LOVE ALL the covers & blurbs.
    MORE books for my TBR list!



  5. Mariska
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 6:56 am · Link

    My Answers :

    1. the Titans were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age

    2. I learned that each warriors have a different ability ;
    – Lucan MacLeod, Abilities: Control over darkness and shadows
    – Fallon MacLeod, Abilities: Teleportation



  6. Karin Tillotson
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 7:00 am · Link

    Okay…DAY TWO QUESTIONS:
    1) In Greek mythology, who were the Titans? They were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age.
    2) Donna Grant writes historical dark fantasy romance for St. Martins Press. Her 2nd book in the Dark Sword Series, FORBIDDEN HIGHLANDER, releases May 25, 2010. Go to Donna’s website, check out her Dark Sword Series, then come back here and tell me something you learned about these awesome books. They are all inhabited by Apodatoo, the God of Revenge. I also like her Warrior Info that she has for each book.



  7. elaing8
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 8:17 am · Link

    1. In Greek mythology, the Titans were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age.

    2. I went and checked Donna’s site and I learned I need to read these books 🙂 They sound great.
    Love the covers especially the new one for Wicked Highlander.



  8. Cybercliper
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 8:42 am · Link

    1. Gods, the 12 children of Gaia and Uranus
    2. Each warrior highlander holds a warrior god within him

    I loved Dangerous Highlander – can hardly wait for Fallon’s book!!!



  9. limecello
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 8:46 am · Link

    1. In Greek mythology, the Titans were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age. They were the gods pre-Olympians. (And most of the Olympian’s parents…)
    2. I “learned” that I love the cover to the third book most 😀 And that t here are quote “evil Druids” in the books. Who can resist that? Along with teleportation as a power?!!? Count me in. :mrgreen:



  10. azteclady
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 10:55 am · Link

    a) The Titans were the elder gods who ruled before the Olympian gods came to age and defied them in the “Battle of the Titans” (I have always found it interesting that even though Zeus was the son of Cronos–son of Gaia and Uranus and ruler of the Titans–, Zeus himself is considered the first Olympic god)

    b) My head is spinning a bit! I learned that there seems to be a rather complex world building behind the books–have you read the list of characters? I’m intrigued by the premise set in the Beginning page (read: I have all sorts of questions)



  11. Ina
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 11:00 am · Link

    Hi Elisabeth!
    oh I got fantastic news today – I preordered Marked and it’s already available by The Bookdepository.com and on the way to me 😀 *wohooo*

    1. wikipedia says: In Greek mythology, the Titans (Greek: Τιτάν – Ti-tan; plural: Τιτᾶνες – Ti-tânes) were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age. 😉

    2. I’ve learned that my dark sword warrior is Lucan MacLeod – don’t know him yet, but will def check this out *gg* Donna says about him: Brother to Quinn and Fallon. He is the strongest of the brothers, the one who learned to control his god and the frightening powers given to him. He shoulders responsibility with ease, sacrificing all for his brothers. He never stops to wonder what will happen if he has to choose between his brothers and the love he’s longed to embrace. – oh wow, that sounds like the perfect man 😀



  12. Joder
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 11:26 am · Link

    Thank heavens for Wikipedia! Here’s what it says….In Greek mythology, the Titans (Greek: Τιτάν – Ti-tan; plural: Τιτᾶνες – Ti-tânes) were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age. In the first generation of twelve Titans the males were Oceanus, Hyperion, Coeus, Cronus, Crius and Iapetus and the females were Mnemosyne, Tethys, Theia, Phoebe, Rhea and Themis. The second generation of Titans consisted of Hyperion’s children Eos, Helios, and Selene; Coeus’s daughters Leto and Asteria; Iapetus’s sons Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius; and Crius’s sons Astraeus, Pallas, and Perses. Their role as Elder Gods was overthrown by a race of younger gods, the Olympians, in the Titanomachy (“Battle with the Titans”) which effected a mythological paradigm shift that the Greeks may have borrowed from the Ancient Near East.

    And on Donna Grant’s website, what I found most interesting was that each warrior has the power of the same god in them that gives each of them immortality and special abilities (like teleportation, control over darkness and shadows, and control over animals).

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com



  13. Robin K
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 11:53 am · Link

    1. The Titans of the first generation are the aunts, uncles, and parents of the Olympian gods and goddesses. Thus, the Titans of Greek mythology are the twelve children of Gaia and Uranus.

    2. After visiting Donna’s website I learned that she has 6 books scheduled for the Dark Sward Series. I also took the Warrior quiz and found the warrior for me is Galen Shaw. YUM 🙂



  14. Barbara Elness
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 12:14 pm · Link

    1. The Titans were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age.
    2. At Donna Grant’s site I found that Forbidden Highlander is Fallon’s book and there will be at least 6 books in the series.



  15. Cathy M
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 12:31 pm · Link

    1. the Titans were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age

    2. Donna has 6 books scheduled for this series, with ideas for 12



  16. Elisabeth Naughton
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 12:56 pm · Link

    Yay, Ina! I hope you enjoy MARKED!!! :mrgreen:



  17. Jane
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 1:01 pm · Link

    1. The Titans were a powerful race of deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the Golden Age.
    2. The books in the series are all stand-alone, but reading them in order will give you a better flavor of the series.



  18. Chelsea B.
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 1:28 pm · Link

    1) In Greek mythology, who were the Titans?– The Titans were a powerful race of deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the Golden Age.

    2) Donna Grant writes historical dark fantasy romance for St. Martins Press. Her 2nd book in the Dark Sword Series, FORBIDDEN HIGHLANDER, releases May 25, 2010. Go to Donna’s website, check out her Dark Sword Series, then come back here and tell me something you learned about these awesome books.– I learned that men with long hair wearing kilts equal one HOT cover :mrgreen: Alright. And that on her website, she has the preclude to how the Warriors came into being, which is pretty dang cool!



  19. Larena Wirum
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 4:06 pm · Link

    Titans were powerful race of deities descendants fo Gaia & Uranus.

    The males were: Oceanus, Hyperion, Coeus, Cronus, Crius, Iapetus
    Females were: Mnemosyne, Tethys, Theia, Phoebe, Rhea, Themis

    what I leared from Donna Grant’s Dark Swords they are have a special ability. 🙂



  20. Vicky Burkholder
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 4:17 pm · Link

    The Titans were a group of powerful deities, descended from Gaia and Uranus.

    I learned that I can’t wait to read all of Donna Grant’s books and that Fallon McLeod is to die for. 🙂



  21. Jeanette Juan
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 4:39 pm · Link

    1. the Titans were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age

    2. Saw the hot covers and I have to say I’m loving the stories and the mne in kilts! Hot!



  22. Sharon K
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 5:27 pm · Link

    1.)Gaia and Uranus’s children.

    2.)Lucan lips look luscious. Fallon looks very embraceable. The MacLeod domain is dangerous to mortals. But there are always exceptions to any rule.



  23. Melissa
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 5:55 pm · Link

    Hi, Elisabeth!! I LOVE this contest!!
    1. In Greek mythology, the Titans were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age.

    2. Hmmm…I’m loving me some Warriors, and Fallon is MY man so far, lol ~~ I’m dying for his book!! But something new about the warriors ~~ did you know Donna made fun blinkies of many of her Warriors? I love them!! http://www.donnagrant.com/dsfun



  24. Netti
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 6:24 pm · Link

    1. The Titans were a race of gods who were the parents and precursors of the Olympians.

    2. I’ve learned that Lucan was Born: Oct 1278 & Fallon was Born: Mar 1276… oh & I also learned that Quinn (My sooper seekrit husband) was Born: June 1280… Same month that I was born… not the same year… obvioulsy I go for the *older* men… *snicker*



  25. Christie
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 6:28 pm · Link

    1. The Titans were the children of Gaea and Uranus.

    2. After checking out Donna Grant’s website I discovered that I need to add her series to my TBR shelf and that the cover for Wicked Highlander is fabulous. I also took her quiz which said Logan is the warrior for me 🙂



  26. Karin
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 6:33 pm · Link

    1. The Titans of Greek mythology were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age. The Titans were eventually defeated by Zeus and punished, ending the Golden Age.

    2. I learned that Lucan MacLeod is hiding a vengeful god imprisoned in his soul.



  27. Froggy
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 6:34 pm · Link

    They were a powerful race of deities whom where the descendants of Gaia and Uranus.

    I learned that the new forbidden highlander widget is available to add to our blogs! WOOT…and that Nettie is awful greedy taking all the highlanders for herself…and not sharing!! 😛 Also Lucan MacLeod is a legend among warriors….LOL!



  28. Spav
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 6:49 pm · Link

    1) The Titans were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age. In the first generation of twelve Titans the males were Oceanus, Hyperion, Coeus, Cronus, Crius and Iapetus and the females were Mnemosyne, Tethys, Theia, Phoebe, Rhea and Themis.

    2) I learn that they’ll be at least 6 books in the series.



  29. Fedora
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 7:36 pm · Link

    The Titans in Greek mythology were the Elder Gods, a race of powerful deities descended from Gaia and Uranus that ruled during the Golden Age.

    As for Donna’s Highlander series, each of the six books planned so far focuses on a different warrior. She actually has ideas for 12 books so far–there is also an overarching story arc. May we get to read all 12!



  30. Donna S
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 8:29 pm · Link

    1. The Titans of the first generation are the aunts, uncles, and parents of the Olympian gods and goddesses. Thus, the Titans of Greek mythology are the twelve children of Gaia and Uranus:

    2. There are tentatively 6 books scheduled with releases though 2012.



  31. delitealex
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 8:52 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners so far.

    1. In Greek mythology, any of the children of Uranus and Gaea and their descendants. There were 12 original Titans.

    2. I learned that the first 3 books are about the Mccleod brothers.



  32. stacey smith
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 9:04 pm · Link

    1.The Titans Were a Race of Powerful Deiteis,Descendants of Gaia and Uranus that Ruled during the Golden Age.
    2.There is a group of brothers confined in there castle because a god of revenge is in side them.thay have been there for a very long time.
    sasluvbooks(at)yahoo.com



  33. Raelena
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 9:36 pm · Link

    the Titans were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age
    I learned there will be 6 books in the series 🙂



  34. Julie
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 9:44 pm · Link

    1) The Titans were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age.

    2) I found out that Donna Grant has 6 books planned out for her series. 😀

    Thank you!



  35. Calila
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 11:26 pm · Link

    1.In Greek mythology, the Titans were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age. Their role as Elder Gods was overthrown by a race of younger gods, the Olympians, in the Titanomachy(Battle with the Titans).

    2. I learned that there will be at least 5 more books in the series! This is great news!



  36. Sue A.
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    · April 18th, 2010 at 11:57 pm · Link

    1. In Greek mythology, the Titans were descendants of Gaia and Uranus, a race of powerful deities that ruled during the legendary Golden Age.

    2. I learned that there’s new quiz in town! You can find out which of the Warriors from Donna’s Dark Sword series is for you on the Dark Sword webpage!



  37. Pam P
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    · April 19th, 2010 at 12:41 am · Link

    1. Titans were elder gods who ruled Earth before being overthrown by the Olympians, associated with various planets. Cronus was their ruler, de-throned by his son Zeus. Most Titans battled Zeus with Cronus, and were then banished to Tartarus

    2. Besides stories about the warriors, there will be a continuing story arc, and Donna has ideas for 12 books.



  38. Veronica
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    · April 24th, 2010 at 10:24 am · Link

    1. The Titans were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age

    2. I learned that each warriors have a different ability ;
    – Lucan MacLeod, Abilities: Control over darkness and shadows
    – Fallon MacLeod, Abilities: Teleportation
    And I learned I have book crushes on Donna’s books. lol!