Name That Planet Contest deadline extended!

The deadline for entries has been extended to December 31, 2019 due to the delayed publication of the third book, which is looking more like October 2019. 😒 I’d like to give readers a chance to read The Blades and then consider their entries. I am fascinated by language and words so I am intrigued with how others might create names – especially in science fiction and fantasy so please include your reasons for your entry. If you just want a chance at a free book and your name listed, I’m okay with that!

Name That Planet Contest – This contest to decide on the name of the home world of the Stones that will appear in the fourth book, The Seventh Stone, (currently in the outlining phase). Please send your choice(s)  along with the following information:

  1. The name with proposed pronunciation.
  2. The word’s origin –
    • Is it completely made up?
    • Does it come from another language (include the meaning in that language)?
    • Is it a derivative of a word (misspelled, some letters exchanged or rearranged).
  3. Why do you think it fits in The Stone’s Blade series universe?

The winner’s name and the name of the planet will be announced in January 2020. You can enter more than one name with your entry and you can enter multiple times. Deadline for entries is December 31, 2019. This will give contestants time to get a copy of the third book and learn a bit more about the role of this third planet. Contest winner’s name and their reasoning for it will be included in the acknowledgement in the fourth book and they will receive a complimentary copy of The Seventh Stone when it is published and samples of “Melli’s” tea – seven individual tea bags, one for each of the Stones.

I hope those who enter have read at least the first two books of the series, The Blood and The Balance. Leave a reply here or email me with questions and/or your entry(ies) at Please put “Name That Planet Contest” in the subject line.

HAVE FUN! I hope to hear from you soon.

Author: TimberDark Writer

Simply, Allynn is passionate about writing and dancing. She loves reading, dancing, and hunting. When not writing Allynn assists her husband in teaching square dancing 3-4 times a week, and together they co-coach an historical dance exhibition team. She also hunts with her extended family and friends to fill the freezer. The first two books of her four book science fiction/fantasy series have garnered multiple awards. "The Blood,"published in 2014, placed third in both the Science Fiction and Fantasy categories of the 2014 Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) EVVY Awards and received a four star review by Foreword Clarion Review in May 2016. The second book, "The Balance", published in September 2016, placed second in Science Fiction in the 2017 CIPA EVVY Awards. Book three of the series, "The Blades" was published in November 2019. The fourth book of this quartet is in the drafting stage. Her TimberDark Writer blog explores the writing process. You are invited to share in the journey. Contact her at or on Facebook:

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