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{sniff sniff} Altar is out

Dave’s book did not make the top three for the final leg of the Marcher Lord Press competition.*  {sad, sad, sad}



for voting and cheering him on

and getting the word out

about it.

The funny thing is that a lot of the “hits” he got on the message boards were criticisms of things the publisher had made him do to make the book more “sellable” when in fact, his original work was probably more powerful, at least according to the dozen or so of us who’d read it.  He’ll probably change some things back now and look for another route.

Spoiler alert.

I don’t want to spoil it for you, but it is an action-packed story with loveable characters, engaging dialogue and some major demon-butt-kicking that culminates in a very tender and personal-to-Dave theme of familial affection.  Someday, soon, we hope, you will get to read it: Dave’s first novel, Altar (formerly known as Between the Altar and the Darkness, which the publisher also suggested he change).

*Dave’s and another book tied for the next place, just about 10 votes shy of making the top 3…

Black Friday ~ ALTAR SATURDAY!

Black Friday ~ ALTAR SATURDAY!  Next-round voting for Dave’s book starts tomorrow!

Dave’s book, Altar, as you’ll recall, made it through to the 2nd round of voting.  There are 18 semi-finalists and voting will be this weekend ~  



Three things~

  1. Pre-register to vote if you didn’t vote last time.
  2. Download the entries and prepare to vote (but OF COURSE vote for Dave!)
  3. Vote this weekend!

You can follow all of these steps and directions at www.daverhoades.com (on the home page)

I will post on Saturday, too, as a reminder if it is as weird this time as last time.  Please VOTE!

The Big ALTAR Argument

If you enjoy a good debate (or even a stupid one), there is quite the little Altar tizz going on at the Anamoly message boards.  If you are of a mind to, get on and create some buzz FOR Altar!  And?  Invite your friends and family to vote, too!  (FIRST-sign in your account, THEN- follow this link: http://wherethemapends.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=mlpselect )

The winner of this contest will be published in the spring by Marcher Lord Press.

ALTAR by Dave is on to the next level!

Dave’s Book Made it Through to the Next Round!


Thank-you for voting  for Dave’s book.  There were 40 entries which have now been narrowed to the top 18.  
The next voting round is in early December (2 weeks away).  I will have details like the date and the HOW-TO here on the blog.  Marcher Lord Press will be posting the first 30 pages of each novel.  That vote will narrow it to 3 entries for the final vote in January.
THANK-YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO VOTED.  Remember-each registered voter only gets one chance each round, but multiple people in households are ok, so you know, nudge your spouse!  Thanks again, everybody!

BTW~His book was 4th highest voter-getter out of 40.  We have to get him in to the TOP THREE!