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    Finally Published!

    It's been a long while since I've reared my head here, but I used to dream of being able to post this, sooo...

    I have a novel out!

    The Prey of Gods, by Nicky Drayden

    A quick blurb:

    “Nicky Drayden’s debut novel “The Prey of Gods” (Harper Voyager) is delightfully unlike most science fiction out there. Drayden mixes folklore, urban fantasy and science fiction in her futuristic South Africa to dazzling effect.”

    -Washington Post

    And this cover!



    I spent many (many) hours here honing my craft, so if there's anyone here who still remembers me, thanks a million!

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    That is one hell of a cover! Welcome back, and congratulations!!
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    That is exciting. Big Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie Maxwell View Post
    That is one hell of a cover! Welcome back, and congratulations!!
    Seconded! This looks (and sounds) awesome!

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    Congrats!
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    Congratulations! Some day I hope to get there too. Your amazon page looks great as well. Here's to success. And as a newbie, this means I need to go and check your posts to see how you got to where you got and learn from that
    First time writer. Go ahead, rain on my parade!

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    Onomatopotamus NicoleMD's Avatar
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    Thanks, y'all! Totally lucked out on that cover.
    WIP it. WIP it good.

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    Everything looks so wonderful!!! Congrats!!! And good luck with it!!!

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    Congratulations. Love the cover.
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    Congrats, NicoleMD! It's good to hear a success story, especially from someone who spent many hours honing their craft here. Hoping to say the same one day.

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    That cover is definitely going to catch someone's attention. If I picked the book up, the pic would cause me to peek inside at the writing.

    Congratulations on your book being published! That is so wonderful. Best of luck to you!
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    I've totally seen this amazing-looking cover out there on the book-blogosphere and I was really excited to read it! Had no idea it was by an AWer, that definitely rockets it up the to-read list.
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    Wow, now THAT is a cover! Congratulations on getting published
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    Terrific news. Congrats and best of luck with it.

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    The cover is stunning. Congratulations on your book! How thrilled are you with the Washington Post?!
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    Wow, that's sick, yay!!

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    Congratulations.

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    Super excited! And there was a bit in the Life&Arts section of the Wall Street Journal too! I'm beside myself!

    Quote Originally Posted by debergerac View Post
    The cover is stunning. Congratulations on your book! How thrilled are you with the Washington Post?!
    And thanks again everyone! It's been an amazing journey.
    WIP it. WIP it good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleMD View Post
    Super excited! And there was a bit in the Life&Arts section of the Wall Street Journal too! I'm beside myself!
    Oh wow! I hope the you next to you is doing this

    Congrats!!
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    Congrats!!!!!!

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    Congratulations! Woohoo!

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    Well, hurray for you! The cover is lovely, and I hope it does well.



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    Wow Nicky. Heartiest congratulations. That's a big achievement. Wish you success!

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