Match the Author’s Voice – with Giveaway!

We have winners! Willa won the $10 gift card. Elena and Crystal won an ebook. Congrats! If you want to see the matches to the snippets, scroll down and you’ll find them. πŸ™‚

I’m a big fan of “The Voice.” For those of you who don’t live in the US, it’s a talent show for singers. To choose their teams, four judges sit in high-backed chairs that face away from the stage while the singers perform. This allows the judges to choose singers for their voices. Not for their appearance, their figures, their age, their clothes. The only thing that matters is their voice.

An author’s voice is important, too. But just like a great song can trump an awful voice (name any Bob Dylan song), so can a great story trump a mediocre and stiff voice (name any Dan Brown book). Telling a damn good story is the number one important part of being a writer. But I love books that combine a great story and a great voice. All of my fellow Magical Musings bloggers have both. I thought it would be fun to give an example from a book by each author, including one of mine. You can see the snippets below, and below that, the authors’ names. The person who matches the most authors to the correct snippets will win a $10 gift card either Amazon or B&N. If there’s more than one winner, I’ll use to pick the gift card winner. The others will have their choice of one of my ebooks. The winners will be announced here on Wednesday morning, along with the correct match-ups, including book titles.

Have fun and good luck!

1. This wasn’t her room or her bed, and it sure as hell wasn’t her body. Tears welled and trickled slowly from eyes not her own. Then the pain started.

2. I could feel the vibrations of his stress in the claw-like grip he had on the steering wheel, the pale cast to his knuckles, the way he punched the buttons to change stations when one radio signal grew too weak, the ropy tautness of his neck and the steely intensity riveting his eyes to the pavement.

3. Average shelf life for demons is not much longer than it is for humans. Not because we’re susceptible to disease and old age, but because we live with the seven deadly sins.

4. It was a damn sorry night to die, but then, Zane Wynter didn’t plan on dying. Killing, yeah, that was a possibility, but not dying.

5. Actually, so far, the afternoon had passed by in a perfectly normal fashion, with the glaring exception that no one had tried to murder meβ€”yet.

6. She stepped inside. Saw him sitting at his desk, writing. Felt the hum of tension that seemed to grow stronger every time they met.

7. He could practically see the cynicism in her eyes. The knowledge that men usually did have an idea, and it often involved nudity.

8. The first thing this business taught a person was that the idea of true love was a ridiculous myth that housewives clung to in order to give meaning to their mundane lives.

9. New Year’s might have been a few days away, but Lyric Whetstone had already decided on her resolution: find a man.

10. Rianna felt her blood catch fire, her heart slam in her chest. The sensuous images transfixed her, the room fading from her consciousness.

11. Everything about the woman was a contradiction, as mysterious and uncomfortable as the intense desire throbbing through him. For a crazy second, he wondered what she tasted like.

a. Liz Kreger
b. Misty Evans
c. Lori Brighton
d. Jennifer Estep
e. Edie Ramer
f. Virna DePaul
g. Robin Bielman
h. Michelle Diener
i. Dale Mayer
j. Cynthia Eden
k. Marilyn Brant

Authors who match the snippets:

1) Dale Mayer
2) Marilyn Brant
3) Misty Evans
4) Cynthia Eden
5) Jennifer Estep
6) Michelle Diener
7) Edie Ramer
8) Lori Brighton
9) Robin Bielman
10) Liz Kreger
11) Virna DePaul

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29 Responses to Match the Author’s Voice – with Giveaway!

  1. Willa says:

    Oooh fun! πŸ˜€

    1. Dale Mayer
    2. Marilyn Brant
    3. Misty Evans
    4. Cynthia Eden
    5. Jennifer Estep
    6. Edie Ramer
    7. Michelle Diener
    8. Lori Brighton
    9. Robin Bielman
    10. Liz Kreger
    11. Virna DePaul

    Please don’t enter me for the Gift Card as I won’t be able to redeem it being in the U.K

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Willa, thanks for playing! Darn, I didn’t know that about the gift cards for the UK. πŸ™

      • Willa says:


        Yes, even though companies have outlets all over the world they run them totally differently. So I cannot redeem a U.S gift card in the U.K branch as it is not an accepted currency ( 😯 ) and if I try to spend a U.S gift card in the U.S store it recognises that I am in the U.K and won’t allow it – redirecting me to the U.K store 😯

  2. What a fun idea! Very cool post, Edie.
    Jennifer Estep`s last blog was …When Darkness Falls calendar by Tony Mauro …

  3. I love it! Fortunately I recognized mine; I was worried I wouldn’t be able to! lol
    Lori Brighton`s last blog was …Interview and Giveaway!

  4. Hi Edie! This is such a fun post – thank you! I loved reading all the snippets, and I think I’ve got them all figured out. πŸ™‚
    Robin Bielman`s last blog was …Holy Cow, It’s December

  5. Virna DePaul says:

    This is so fun, Edie! I’m pretty sure I know mine. πŸ˜› LOL
    Virna DePaul`s last blog was …Introducing My New Site

  6. Amy R. says:

    This looks fun! I’ll have to tackle it when I have a little time after work! Immediately a couple stood out to me, but the others I need to look at more closely. πŸ™‚
    Amy R.`s last blog was …Excerpt & Giveaway: Where the Heart Is by Darcy Burke

  7. elena k says:

    this was so much fun! I am not sure about two but I hope the voice guided me correctly!thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚
    1. i
    2. k
    3. b
    4. j
    5. d
    6. e
    7. h
    8. c
    9. g
    10. a
    11. f

  8. Crystal Bloos says:

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway, here’s my best guess

    1. Dale Mayer 2. Marilyn Brant 3. Misty Evans 4. Cynthia Eden 5. Jennifer Estep 6. Edie Ramer 7. Michelle Diener 8. Lori Brighton 9. Robin Bielman 10. Liz Kreger 11. Virna DePaul (of course!)

  9. marilynbrant says:

    This was so much fun to read!! I recognized mine right away (whew!) and there were several others I knew because I’d read the novels they were drawn from…loved that ;). There are a couple I *think* I know, but I’m not positive, so I’m looking forward to you revealing the correct matches this week!
    Off to share on Twitter…xo
    marilynbrant`s last blog was …Giving Thanks

  10. Misty Evans says:

    Very cool idea, Edie. I love all those excerpts. Some I know, some I don’t. Guess I need to catch up on my TBR pile…there are many MM authors in it. πŸ™‚

    Good luck to those entering!

  11. Willa says:

    Squeeeeeeeee! Thank you! Am thrilled! πŸ˜›

  12. :mrgreen: yay! thanks so much, can’t wait to get my bookworm on

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