It was just going to be a short story. And, it was just going to be "an idea for sometime." Within three months (THREE MONTHS!), the Lord had given me time, ideas, and help to make one question into a novella and published. Wow! I'm seriously overwhelmed here, y'all!
First things first. A few weeks back, I had a little guessing game, for how many words would end up in Belle's story. I didn't know what this number would end up being, and it was such a blast to see over fifty people join in the fun! My personal guesstimation was that Befriending the Beast would end up being 14,000 words. I was one of the closer guessers (no, this wasn't on purpose), but several people guessed even closer to the final word count than I did.
So, what was the final word count? According to Microsoft Word...
The closest guesser was Eliza Noel! She guessed 14,389 words and will get a paperback copy of Befriending the Beast. Runner-up was Alicia Ruggieri, who guessed 14,372 words, and will receive an eBook.
Yep, about double my original word count. :)
But, maybe you've not heard anything about the story yet. So let's move on to Belle...
In case you can't watch the trailer, here's about the book:
Belle has returned unannounced to the castle to restore her relationship with the king, her father. Her hopes are dashed with the devastating message: "The king refuses to see you." Convinced that God has led her home, she is unwilling to return to Lord and Lady Kiralyn.
Time is running out for the decision that will change her life. When tragedy strikes, will she and her father be pulled further apart or knit together? Could she stay at the castle even if she will never see her father again?
And, as I like all things reduced-prized and free, here's two things I don't want you to miss out on!
1) Reduced price!
2) Giveaway! (of course)
U.S. Giveaway: Enter to win one of two paperback copies of "Befriending the Beast"
International Giveaway: Enter to win one of two eBook copies of "Befriending the Beast"