Friday, December 7, 2012


Want to win a signed print copy of Falls the Shadow and some original character art? Join the contest, no need to have read the books (see reference art below)! To raise some interest in my epic fantasy adventure series, The Chronicles of Midgard, I am hosting an art contest! If you win, you'll get a signed print copy of the first book, Falls the Shadow, along with some art and website features!

Details:

Rules: Draw one or more of the characters from my book, Falls the Shadow.  All art mediums are allowed, including photo-manipulations, but must resemble the characters. No extreme gore, violence, or sexual content please. You can leave your signature or website address on your work, just keep it along an edge so that it doesn't interfere with your art. Limit two entries per person.

To enter: Send all entries to msasina@zoominternet.net by May 1, 2013 (members of deviantART can send me a link via comment or note to the finished entry).

All entries will be judged on a basis of creativity and likeliness. Skill is not necessarily required. Please be sure to send your e-mail address so you can be notified upon winning. DeviantART users are asked to please share the contest in one of your journal entries before the contest deadline date of May 1, 2013. You will be able to find me at shiovra.deviantart.com

All art must be new and original!
Judges: authors Melissa Sasina, T.L. Shreffler, and M.A. Bronson from runawaypen.com

ALL ART WILL BE FEATURED IN THE CHRONICLES OF MIDGARD COMPENDIUM (EXPECTED RELEASE IN 2015)
 
First Place:

  • 1 signed print copy of Falls the Shadow
  • 1 ebook copy of Sora's Quest by T. L. Shreffler
  • 1 ARC ebook copy of Pirate Girl by M.A. Bronson
  • 1 18 x 24 colored pencil drawing of Maeja
  • 1 photomanipulation by travelthenight
  • 1 feature on my website, my facebook author page, and runawaypen.com
  • (deviantART winner will receive 1 journal feature from me and travelthenight)

Second Place:

  • 1 ebook copy of Falls the Shadow
  • 1 ebook copy of The Watcher by M.A. Bronson
  • 1 8.5 x 11 colored pencil drawing
  • 1 photomanipulation by travelthenight
  • 1 feature on my website, my facebook author page, and runawaypen.com
  • (deviantART winner will receive 1 journal feature from me, travelthenight)

Third Place:

  • 1 ebook copy of Falls the Shadow
  • 1 ebook copy of Under a Bridge by M.A. Bronson
  • 1 feature on my website, my facebook author page, and runawaypen.com
  • (deviantART winner will receive 1 journal feature from me, travel the night)

Honorable Mention:

  • 25% off Falls the Shadow on Smashwords
  • 1 ebook copy of Ashes, Ashes by M.A. Bronson
  • (deviantART Journal features from me and travelthenight)
And here are a basic idea of the characters:


Ril'Hounithra (a.k.a. Ril)
Status: pirate
Hair: platinum white with violet dyed tips
Eyes: pale blue
Skin: deep blue tinged gray
Clothing: Ril has a preference for high class clothing: crisp white shirts, simple black jacket with teal trim, light beige pants and leather boots and belt. Wears speak stone earrings: dark blue, light blue, crimson, green, and yellow.
Personality: as a pirate, Ril tends to keep treasure at the front of his thoughts followed by his airship, the Sacred Hart (which is featured on the cover of Falls the Shadow)

 





Maeja Ragnarr
Status: Valkyrie
Hair: fiery red
Eyes: blue-green like the sea
Skin: fair
Clothing: varies depending on country she's in, but Maeja enjoys wearing dresses with vivid colors.
Personality: Maeja is a strong woman with a bit of a stubborn streak and a troubled past. She wants nothing more than to keep the Empire from winning.




Mjrn
Status: pirate's accomplice
Hair: red-brown of autumn leaves
Eyes: sunset amber
Skin: subtle ashen blue
Clothing: tends to wear pales colors of greens and yellows, very light fabrics--many sheer--all cuts accentuating her curvy body. Wears speak stone earrings: dark blue, light blue, crimson, green, and yellow.
Personality: Mjrn hardly speaks and when she does she can be very blunt. She is the half-sister of Linkyn and Connor, and of a race known as Rhine Maidens.







Linkyn Cuchulainn (a.k.a. Link)
Status: Wolf of Odin
Hair: light brown with a lock of copper on right side
Eyes: piercing blue
Skin: very lightly tanned
Clothing: tends to wear earth colors: greens, browns, and even some light blues. Will occasionally wear black.
Personality: Linkyn likes to joke around, but can be extremely serious when it comes to the safety of his friends. Picks fights with his twin brother Connor. Half-brother of Mjrn. 
Special: Linkyn bears several tattoos, all on the right side of his body: triskle on his neck, tribal wolf on shoulder, Yggdrasil on arm, and the runes for Geri on his hand from thumb to index finger.





Connor Cuchulainn (a.k.a. Conn)
Status: Wolf of Odin
Hair: dark brown
Eyes: piercing blue
Skin: very lightly tanned
Clothing: Connor prefers dark colors with lots of black, grey, and dark blue. 
Personality: While he likes to joke around, Connor is the more serious of the two brothers, though he will not hesitate to pick a fight with his twin brother Linkyn. Half-brother of Mjrn.
Special: Connor bears several tattoos, all on the left side of his body: triskle on his neck, tribal wolf on shoulder, Yggdrasil on arm, and the runes for Freki on his hand from thumb to index finger.





Amena Evenwood
Status: Lady of High Wood
Hair: golden-blonde hair
Eyes: sapphire blue
Skin: fair
Clothing: Amena tends to wear dresses that have the patterns and appearance of butterfly wings while maintaining a regal air at the same time. Often does barefooted, even though she's basically the queen of High Wood.
Personality: gentle and kind


Severus Valine
Status: Grand Duke of Ragnarr (different in book two)
Hair: brown, often worn pulled back in some manner
Eyes: stormy grey
Skin: normal Caucasian colors
Clothing: As the son of the Emperor of Shilyka, Severus wears very expensive, but simple clothing. He tends to wear the royal blue and on formal occasions will wear his family crest: three crossing swords intertwined with a serpent.
Personality: Severus is a calculating man and a military genius. He will do whatever he deems necessary for the sake of his younger brother. He is seen as the enemy by many, especially Maeja, Connor, and Linkyn.
Ilivarra Vicyrr
Status: Queen of Azrith
Hair: very pale blonde
Eyes: pale ice blue
Skin: deep blue tinged grey
Clothing: Ilivarra wears clothing that shows off her body, legs and bust. She has a tendency to wear deep crimsons and dark purples with either gold or silver trim.
Personality: Arrogant, cruel, and sadistic with a deadly swift mind. She has many people in the Shilykan Empire wrapped around her finger.

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