Vampires red eyed

Contest time. I need help picking out a name for a wicked-new villain in my sequel to Violet Midnight.

Yep. I’ve started another project (we lovingly call those WIPs – Work In Progress in case you didn’t know.) It’s a sequel to Violet Midnight (CLICK HERE for teaser).

I was prepping Violet Midnight for a partial submission to an agent last week, and while I was doing that, ideas for a sequel started cramming my already packed-with-stories head. ☺

But hey, I’m not driving this car ((my analogy for God’s in control)) so I went with it. Started on Sunday the 5th of July at one of my favorite places to write, The Coffee Cabin and about four hours later, I had nearly 5,000 words.

Sure, right now the story is rough and there are grammatical errors in almost every sentence, but that’s okay for now. For me, that’s how first drafts go. Just get the story down (like an outline) then flesh it out and do the technical stuff needed to make it complete.

Well, by the following Sunday (12th of July) the story was hovering around 55,000 words. You may be asking, “How the heck did you write that much without a name for your villain?”

I’ve done that plenty of times. Whenever the name I’m missing should appear in the story, there’s a blank line _____, which will prompt me to fill that in. I do that when something doesn’t pop in my head while I’m writing.

So, here’s where YOU come in:

I need a crazy-wicked-cool name for this nasty Demon. It’s early in my character sketching, but so far this is what I have: He’s a he…LOL…, wicked huge-somewhere around 6”5 with muscles busting shirt seams. Carmel-colored skin. He leads a pack of demons/vampires bent on avenging something Jake and Emma did in book one (can’t say what…just know this demon is WAY ticked off). Oh, and he’s only 25 years old—so that means his birthday was around 1984, or so.

I love names that are unique and have some sort of meaning behind them. So hey, leave your suggestions in the comments (either on FaceBook or here). If I choose yours, I’ll contact you with a list of three books to choose from as a prize. So, be sure to leave your contact email address if you leave a name idea.

**Have fun. I’ll do a follow-up post in a week or two and let you know how it turned out**

15 thoughts on “VILLAINS

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  2. Okay – we thought of a few bad guy names over dinner. Good luck at salvaging anything useful!

    Dasha – Shane Collins
    Bob – Mitch Gaylord & Eric VanSickle
    Michele – Devon Blade & Rand Suitor

    Can’t wait to read the book!

  3. Draith like Wraith with a D. Wraiths are always kinda evil so… 🙂

    I pulled out my handy-dandy notebook and got some more.
    Progan (or Paragon) Voidwalker
    Valcor Rampyre
    Kilor Firesheath
    Mrogan Lafor
    Grimscar Shadowstride

    Again, the last names are interchangeable. 🙂

    Here’s a fun site you can check out. I’ve never found a name that I actually used (the above names are original) but it’s pretty hilarious what it comes up with. (especially with the titles)

  4. Hey, I love this:

    Sancton NIne

    Icon Nikx

    Anton Von Stark

    Damian Savage

    Antex Cortez

    Hauntsun Thorne

    Okay, I’ll quit . . .could go all day! I know you’ll get a good one!
    Go VM!

  5. Kat–I like the Cutlass….that’s cool.
    Charlie–Ohhh, Clive. That is a creepy name.
    Chris–Wow, you have some good ones. I like Draith. Is there meaning behind that one? Or just something you thought up on your own?


  6. Hmm. When I name villains they usually end up with over three syllable names. lol

    Here’s a few suggestions…

    Draith Murdok

    Toryak Vunden

    Zelcor Turntod

    Lord Voldemort (LOL)

    Okay, I was kidding on that last one. But any variation on the other three is pretty coolio. 🙂


  7. For some reason the name Simon Cutlass just popped into my head.

    Unfortunately, that’s the only thing I’ve got for you right now. I’ll give it more thought and return later.

    Good luck.

  8. Rick—Hey, not a bad idea.!

    Here are some that have posted on facebook:

    1. Shale Slickensides
    2. Dune Batholith
    3. Gabbro Fumarole
    4. Brash or Damien
    5. Marcus Van Wilder
    6. Chester Dangler
    7. Something with Daray (means dark…) in it
    8. Seth Gamboge.

    Wow, you guys are coming up with some great ones!!!

  9. Cruel teaser! Sounds like a fun read. I can’t even propose to have a good name, but you could do something satirical or paradoxical like…Charis which means “grace” for instance. Maybe he’s a cunning muscled up bad guy who in his Psychotic world finds death as a somewhat ambiguous “favor” to the victim.

    Enough of my distortions. Found ya today!

  10. It’s a little too early for me to come up with a name, so I might have to come back in a little while. But I just wanted to say sheesh, you are prolific! I wish the words came as easy for me as they do for you!

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