Down to the Ws & A First Glance

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

We're down to the Ws

Wakana (f)    Harmony, origin - Japanese
Whetu (f)      Star, origin - Maori
Wikolia (f)     Pronunciation - wee-koh-LEE-yah, Woman of victory, origin – Hawaiian/Latin

Wahyu (m)   Revelation, origin - Indonesian
Waqar (m)    Majesty, dignity, origin -  Arabic
Wasim (m)    Handsome, origin -  Arabic

What d'you like for W?


Yesterday saw the release of the First Glance boxed set, which is a collection of 13 series starters. Be sure to pick up your copy for $0.99. Here's the blurb.


Love your romance with variety? Love the joy of knowing you’re finding a brand new series with more fab books to follow? 

FIRST GLANCE gives you 13, very different, exciting series for you to fall in love with! There’s something for every taste in these 13 romances from USA Today and Amazon Bestselling authors. From light paranormal, to Motorcycle Club romantic suspense, to New Adult, reunited first loves and sports and even a taste of forbidden love. First Glance has it all: sexy heroes and smart heroines in love stories to make you cheer, sigh, and beg for more. 

And here's my offering ...

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  1. Congrats on getting to be a part of first glance Joy. Walter, William and Winter are W names I like.

    1. Winter is a beautiful name, oddly. I've always loved Summer and Autumn, but I've seen a couple Winters pop up here and there.

  2. The translations of the names are beautiful. Congrats on being part of the anthology!

  3. Some of those W names would be hard to pronounce I think!

    Congrats on being part of that project with First Glance!


  4. From that list I like Wasim and Wikolia.
    One boy W name I used for a character is Wynn. I love that name and its variants. And a girl name I used is Wisteria (pretty name for a crazy character, I thought it worked well). :)

    I really do love this theme of yours, Joy! Watch out, I might steal it next year. I LOVE searching up names.

  5. First glance sounds great. Congrats. I love the name Willa.

  6. Congrats on your boxed set! I'm trying to think a name I like that starts with W. William is old, but it sounds nice. I just wish it didn't always get shortened to Bill.

  7. Congratulations, Joy. So thrilled for you.


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