Thursday, 17 July 2008

Competition

Ooooooooh.
Ooooooooh!
Something very exciting has just happened. A box of books has just been delivered... my author copies of Over You!!! And oh, they look really gorgeous. Really. I'm not just saying that because they've got my (fake) name on the front cover. The back is this lovely dreamy green colour and mmmm, the spine looks gorgeous, with my (fake) name really clear. I can't stop looking at them, THEY ARE SO LOVELY!

Now. As I am over-excited and generous, I'm going to do a giveaway, right here right now. Is it too soon to start giving copies away? Sod it, I'm in a good mood.
So what you have to do is come up with the best anagram of LUCY DIAMOND OVER YOU. That's not too hard, is it? I can spot loads of juicy words already - LOVE, EVIL...um... DEAD... VILE.... Hmmm. Was this a bad idea?
Anyway, you can either leave your entries in the comments box, or if you feel shy, email them to me at lucy at lucydiamond dot co dot uk. You've got until next Friday (25th July) to come up with one! To make things fair I will type out all the entries then get my Other Half to pick his favourite one so there will be no bias. And I think I'm meant to say the usual terms and conditions apply too. I will post the winner a signed copy of the book!

Go on, get creative. May the best anagrammist win!

51 comments:

Leatherdykeuk said...

You, my uncordial dove

:)

Lucy Diamond said...

Love it!! You are winning so far!

Jane Henry said...

Maid Cry, Love Undo you

gosh my brain hurts now!

Congrats on book 2, I'm not far behind you!

wontletlifedefineme said...

Oh no! I'm so bad at annagrams.. :(

Lucy Diamond said...

Ooh Jane, that's almost a synopsis of the book itself - very apt!

Marjolein, come on mrs, you've got a whole week to do one...

Debi said...

Spent 5 mins on this and then began cursing. Damn - so easily distracted ...

Must. Stop. Now.

But book looks gorgeous BTW.

Sarah Salway said...

Ay, no dire mouldy vice!

Caroline said...

Oh gosh!
I am so rubbish.

Must try harder.
I will be back.

xxx

Jane Henry said...

I did remember you mentioning your heroine cried rather a lot...

I like your other two entries!

rivergirlie said...

a cuddly omnivore, you

unlaced your ivory mood

xx

Caroline said...

You romanced loud Ivy.

A condom lured you, Ivy.

A mind, over you, cloudy.

x

Lucy Diamond said...

Oh Debi, come on, I know you can think up a good one. Must. Keep. Trying! (thanks for your nice words on the book, mwah! Have a showbiz luvvie kiss0

Sarah - ay, like it! You can't beat a bit of mouldy vice...

rivergirlie - what me, a cuddly omnivore? ;) And two for the price of one! I knew you'd be good at this lark...

Carolilne - oh you just made laugh at the condom one. Only you! I like the 'loud romancing' one too. This Ivy is a bit of a minx, I think!
I'm going to have to think up my own ones now...

Jessica said...

I, you, unclad. Mood - very...

jess

Dumdad said...

1. Unloved dairy moo? Yuc!

2. Corny? I loved you, Maud!

3. Money: Cor, I luv you, dad!

Dumdad said...

O man, you curvy dildoe!

Captain Black said...

I'm going to go with...
"I luv you: condom ready!"

wontletlifedefineme said...

I'm actually going away on holiday next week...

When will your book be officially published (as in, when can I buy it?)?

L-Plate Author said...

Noooo....I'm supposed to be editing. Must look away and think about it later x

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

You Did A Corny Volume.

Hmmm. Don't think that's going to win me a prize, somehow! (My money's on Captain Black, so far, despite his questionable spelling)

I have spent FAR too long on this. I was going to offer 'Maid Cry, Undo, Love You' as a possible synopsis, but I see Jane beat me to it. (And I keep coming up with rude ones. Is there anyone called Andy in your book, or in your life? If so, I might have to email you!)

I may be back...

Lucy Diamond said...

Oh wow, so many entries rolling in! Brilliant.

jess - I love it, a story in an anagram, very clever!

Dumdad, FOUR entries, go to the top of the class for effort! Love that Money one - is that based on experience?!

Captain Black - fantastic, I just burst out laughing when I saw that!

Oh, Marjolein, what a nice question. The book is officially published on 1st August but will probably sneak into the shops a few days before that. Not long to go! (Have a nice holiday - camping, are you?!)

L-Plate - make sure you come back with a corker, please, mrs!

Zinnia - ha ha! Very unflattering! But it's not me who picks the winner...who knows what my other half will go for?

Any more for any more?

wontletlifedefineme said...

Yep, we're going camping for 5 weeks (taking two tents along, one little one for trekking, and a larger one for places where we want to go camping for more than a few days). I'm waiting for this nasty throat ache to heal before we leave though, but ideally we'd like to leave on Tuesday/Wednesday.

Paige said...

How about:

1. Void! Your Lunacy Mode!
2. I craved mouldy on you.
3. I made curvy duo loony.

Erm... I'll keep thinking!

Single Mother on the Verge said...

I'm going to have a think on the anagram. It'll take me a week.

Well done you!!!

Clink clink clink, I shall drink wine in your honour tonight.
But if i don't win it, I'm gonna buy it, find you at a festival and ask you to sign it.

Mx

Milla said...

"yum, our Ivy canoodled" or "um, you drool deviancy" ... (i had a little help, she admits too too honest)

KAREN said...

"I Devour Moody Lunacy"

I mean it in a nice way!

Calistro said...

Oooh love it. Great comp! :o)

Here's my attempt:

A Cloudy Mind

Not that you have of course! Will come back when I can think of some more.

Calistro said...

In answer to the rude personal trainer:

Am I cuddly? No!

Dumdad said...

Entry No. 5:

Your love may undo Cid

Lucy Diamond said...

You lot are soooo good at this. I am loving reading these anagrams every time I check my emails!

Marjolein - have a great holiday! I will do some finger-crossing for sunshine x

Paige - three good 'uns - is there a lunacy theme going on there, I wonder?!

SMoV, enjoy your clinking and drinking - and now get thinking! (next career = poet). Hope we do meet at a festival one day...

Milla - excellent work! Haven't had a 'drool' before or any 'deviancy' - marvellous!

Karen - ooh, sounds very brooding... a bit Heathcliff-esque, perhaps?!

Calistro - two stonkers but aha... I see an error. It's got to be an anagram of LUCY DIAMOND OVER YOU - so I'm afraid I can't let those two past my exam-marker eyes... Sorry!

Dumdad said...

Entry No. 6

Love-in: Do you cry Maud?


I realise that the clear winner is Captain Black's excellent "I luv you: condom ready!" But I'm going for the sympathy vote with multiple entries in the hope that you'll feel, "ah, poor thing, he's got nothing else to do with his life but think up anagrams. Best give him a consolation prize."

Money will do.

Calistro said...

Doh!!! That'll teach me not to read the rules properly. Will try again!

Dumdad said...

Entry No. 7:

You in love? Ruddy coma!

Lucy Diamond said...

Dumdad!!! You definitely deserve an A for effort. Keep 'em coming - you've gotta be in it to win it, as they say...

Calistro - sorry to be so strict m'dear, especially as you had some good entries there (I feel like the mean teacher now, who everyone hated at school!)

Angie said...

All those extra vowels caught me up, but I finally came up with this:

Your void? No Dame Lucy.

Brownnosing? Me? Nah... ;)

B said...

Run, you lacy doom vid!

You mend diva-curl, yo.

This is hard! And also addictive and fun :)

TOM FOOLERY said...

Y Dr ‘M”, I CAN LOVE YOU! DO U?

(Text talk) :-0 TFX

PatP said...

Hi, Lucy
I think I met your other self once
at an Animal Ark celebration?
(I nearly put AA but thought it might give the wrong impression).

Congrats on the Lucy Diamond books.

Here are my anagramatical entries:

Um, randy Doc, I love you
Randy? Could I move you?

Lucy Diamond said...

Angie - oh my! A damehood, for me? I feel very flattered... the brown-nosing is working! (shame it's not me who picks the winner...)

B - am intrigued about the diva-curl! Is it like a kiss-curl, I wonder? Or some gymnastic feat?!

Tom Foolery - ahh, very 21st century. Like it!

PatP - ooh, how intriguing! I have never been to an Animal Ark celebration so not me, sadly. Maybe some other Working Partners thing? Great anagrams, by the way!

Calistro said...

Okay...I returneth...

Here's my attempt:

Acrimony, you love dud

Calistro said...
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Calistro said...

And a silly one (inspired by going into a toilet after it had been used by someone who will remain nameless):

Yuc! I levy our man do-do!

Clare Sudbery said...

Moody ovary in cold EU.

You, my candid OU lover.

Lucy Diamond said...

Calistro - oh very good, very good (what is about men and their *ahem* 'do-do's??)

Clare!! Bonus points for two good 'uns on not-very-much-sleep. You rock!

Clare Sudbery said...

Had to go to sleep immediately after posting that comment...

loopyloo100 said...

You: Our loved dynamic

Loopyloo100 at BCF :-)

Tina said...

What a clever idea!

Okay - does spelling count?

Cool Diva! cry no more!

Lacy and racy!

very normal and lovely!

Lucy Diamond said...

Clare - I should think so too!

Loopyloo - love it!

Tina - ohhh those are all so good but you are meant to use all the letters...sorreee... I feel such a strict schoolmarm!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Undo Your Comedy Vial

Unveil Your Moody Cad

that's me all anagrammed out

limericks are harder :-(

Tina said...

Very diva my love.

Deamon and evil.

Over you my man.

Clued out.

Sarah Ball said...

Ooh, can I have a go...?

'DO MY NOVEL', I CRY!

A good mantra to repeat while procrasting on the web or trying to solve anagrams!

SB :)

Lucy Diamond said...

Thank you all so much! The competition is now closed...with PatP my worthy winner. Hoorah for Pat!