Friday, August 14, 2009

Ye Old Wicked on the Web Scavenger Hunt – brought ye by Rob d’Author Walker

Today on ACME AUTHORS LINK, I’m doing something new, FRESH, unusual, UNIQUE…okay bizarre in offering up the first ever Rob d’Author Challenge – a Virtual Scavenger Hunt.

First one to get back to me with ten of thirteen answers (thirteen questions posed) wins a FREE autographed copy of DEAD ON – a Kat Holley, Marcus Rydell PI Mystery from award-winning Five Star Books – a $25.95 value that features lovely and gripping cover art and a pretty good story as well, my lords and ladies.

The answers need to come in as a complete comment at Acme, not direct to me or at my website or elsewhere but at ACME. Second, leave your email address with the comment at Acme, so I can later get a mailing address where to send the book. Third, not restricted to continental USA.

Within this scroll are the starting points for what ye seek:

1. Find What 11-book series features Dr. Jessica Coran?
2. Locate the number of genres that Rob has written in (Horror being only one)?
3. Discover and list 3 of eight writers who share rotation with me at Acme.
4. Determine Name of Rob’s wife’s mystery novel (title)
5. Reveal title and full name of Rob’s main character in City for Ransom.
6. Uncover the mystery of the SETTING in Rob’s novel Dead On.
7. Disclose the name of the dog in Rob’s novel Dead On.
8. Seek Out Rob’s middle name. Robert W. Walker and one of his four pen names.
9. Follow the trail to Rob’s ebooks – name his single nonfiction work, a how-to at the Kindle Store.
10. Unmask the name of Rob’s collaborator on his kindle title Cuba Blue.
11. Check Out Rob and Miranda’s His & Her blog tour and bring back one Question posed anywhere.
12. Disclose In whose backyard was the photo of Pongo and Rob taken (photo used extensively on books and blogs of Rob and Dalmatian)
13. Reveal the favorite drink of one Dr. Jessica Coran, ME FBI, Rob’s most memorable character.

Hear ye, hear ye…. For ye who take this formidable challenge to unearth the truth, to find that which is beneath the rock or entombed in mausoleums of this virtual world, using steeds and unicorns to traverse blogs, websites, Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, url’s and dark forests, I commend the thy bravery and expect chivalry in the games from one and all. Good luck ye knights, knaves, and damsels one and all; take all due care, but let it be known—anyone with good body armor can win! Only but need answer ten of thirteen.



Rob d’Author Walker

rob

www.RobertWalkerbooks.com
http://acmeauthorslink.blogspot.com
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"Dead On takes the reader's capacity for the imagination of horror to stomach turning depths, and then gives it more twists than a Georgia backroad that paves an Indian trail." - Nash Black

18 comments:

Morgan Mandel said...

Let the hunt begin!
Good luck everyone!

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

Helen K said...

1. Instinct series
2. 9 includes forensic/serial killer, archeological mystery, general fiction novels, how-to non fiction, horror, paranormal, young adult, historical mysteries, noir
3. Debra St. John, June Sprout, Morgan Mandel
4. The Well Meaning Killer
5. Inspector Alastair Ransom
7. Pongo
8. Kingsbury
9. Dead On Writing
10. Lyn Polkable
11. Is it hard work and time consuming?

Helen Kiker hdkiker@comcast.net

Rob d'Author said...

Me Lady Helen, who has won various and sundry contests in the past, who excels at contests in this arena, you have failed to bring back to this royal court #7, and for this we lament. It must be the featured pet within the pages of Dead On and not the featured pet within the photo -- not the same name or breed. We offer our heartfet symoathies to a lady who rivals all who have come before us.

rob

Bonnie Goard said...

1. "Instinct Series" by Robert W. Walker.
2. 9
3. Debra St. John, June Sproat, Terri Stone
4. "The Well Meaning Killer"
5. Alastair Ransom
6. Atlanta, GA
7. Paco
8. W. - Evan Kingsbury
9. "Dead On Writing"
10. Lyn Polkabla
11. With Miranda and I, in so many ways, we are too much alike, and in the disorganized department--yeah, we both write reams of notes to ourselves but do we ever look at our notes?
12. Rob & Miranda Walker's
13.Bottled water

bonnje@embarqmail.com

hrhdad said...

1 Instinct Series by Rob Walker
2 horror, myster, hystorical fiction, how to, young adult
3 Morgan Mandel, Debras St. John, June Sproat
4 The well meaning killer
5 Inspector Alastair Ransom
6 Blue Ridge Lake
7 Paco
8 wayne, Evan Kingsbury
9 Dead on writing
10 Lyn Polkable

Terry Odell said...

Ah, so Helen's done almost all the work, and all anyone else has to do is copy her answers, fix #7, and that's it for the day.

I'd do it, but that seems too much like cheating.

Helen K said...

Second try since you said no limits

1. Instinct series
2. 9 includes forensic/serial killer, archeological mystery, general fiction novels, how-to non fiction, horror, paranormal, young adult, historical mysteries, noir
3.Debra St. John, June Sprout, Morgan Mandel
4. The Well Meaning Killer
5. Inspector Alastair Ransome
8. Kingsbury
9. Dead On Writing
10. Lyn Polkable
11. Is it hard work & time consuming?
12. Buck's Gunshop & Oyster Bar

Helen Kiker hdkiker@comcast.net

Helen K said...

Third try

1. Instinct series
2. 9 includes forensic/serial killer, archeological mystery, general fiction novels, how-to non fiction, horror, paranomal, young adult, historical myteries, noir
3. Debra St. John, June Sprout, Morgan Mandel
4. The Well Meaning Kiss
5. Inspector Alastair Ransome
7. Paco
8. Kingsbury
9. Dead On Writing
10. Lyn Polkable
11. Is it hard work and time consuming?

Helen Kiker hdkiker@comcast.net

BarbaraMcI said...

1. “_________ Instinct”

2. 9

3. Debra St. John, June Sproat, Terri Stone

4. The Well Meaning Killer

5. Inspector Alastair Ransom

6. Atlanta

7. Paco

8. Wayne; Geoffrey Caine

9. Dead On Writing (A Book for The Successfully Disorganized, Down & Dirty, Functionally Challenged Fiction Writer in You . . .)

10. Lyn Polkabla

11. “Would you suggest only doing a tour for a new release?”

Bonnie G said...

1. "Instinct Series" by Robert W. Walker.
2. 9
3. Debra St. John, June Sproat, Terri Stone
4. "The Well Meaning Killer"
5. Alastair Ransom
6. Atlanta, GA & Blue Ridge Lake
7. Paco
8. W. - Evan Kingsbury
9. "Dead On Writing"
10. Lyn Polkabla
11. With Miranda and I, in so many ways, we are too much alike, and in the disorganized department--yeah, we both write reams of notes to ourselves but do we ever look at our notes?
12.Buck's Gunshop & Oyster Bar
13.Bottled water

bonnje@embarqmail.com

Bonnie G. said...

1. "Instinct Series" by Robert W. Walker.
2. 9
3. Debra St. John, June Sproat, Terri Stone
4. "The Well Meaning Killer"
5. Alastair Ransom
6. Atlanta, GA & Blue Ridge Lake
7. Paco
8. Wayne - Evan Kingsbury
9. "Dead On Writing"
10. Lyn Polkabla
11. With Miranda and I, in so many ways, we are too much alike, and in the disorganized department--yeah, we both write reams of notes to ourselves but do we ever look at our notes?
12.Buck's Gunshop & Oyster Bar
13.Bottled water

bonnje@embarqmail.com

Rob said...

Helen - I failed to point out that you have Lyn's name spelled wrong, as did some others. Abd you only get one bite at the apple. Sorry!

Rob said...

HRHDKD -- sorry you have Lyn's name spelled wrong.

Rob said...

I do believe we have a winner in Bonnie on her first go round, as while she missed one, she included more than ten answers, all correct, save she forgot to give Alastair Ransom his title. However, with the additional above ten questions she answered on her first go-round, she was correct. But I have NO idea why bottled water got into the mix, but again at least ten of the thirteen were answered correctly and I hope I have made no enemies here! But Bonnie, you are the ONE! Yeah Rah!
I'll contact you for snail mail and send a copy of Dead On out to you ASAP.
Congratulations....and the rest of you, please read some of the charming and wonderful posts on Acme by my fellow Road Runners here. Oh and a special salute to Terry for playing fair, as I suspect all ye have done, arrr...wait, that's pirate talk not King Arthu talk...

Rob d'Author.

Rob said...

Aha...the bottled water mystery solved. I think while working on Deja Blue...I got Jessica drinking Deja Blue bottled water toward the end of the series to COMBAT her need for a Whiskey Sour...which was her favorited drink. I should have made it clear, alcholic drink, and she was for a time flirting with alcholism....seeing as she saw so much in the way of bad stuff and being so close to the Abyss for so long, finally finding love with Richard Sharp whom she met in London while on a case there in Blind Instinct...and so forth...
AND hey, thank you all who participated. Next time, I gotta get trickier. I didn't want it to be impossible but man, you guys are GOOD.

rob

Anonymous said...

Barbara - as you left no email address where to be contacted, this was a failure to follow directions...and while you were correct on the questions, this disqualified you. Sorry. As to my saying no limits, I meant no one was limited to playing as in our friends on DL across the pond. Sorry for the confusion, Helen. I hope you all had fun playing and as you know, I will likely conduct another contest in the future!

rob

Morgan Mandel said...

You guys are good!

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com
http://www.morganmandel.com

Rob said...

Thanks again everyone for participaing. I had fun, too.

rob