Friday, January 18, 2008

Good News! Ain't a that Good News!

One of the things that is the most fun is when we get to celebrate successes, and boy do we have a lot to celebrate this month!

This is awards season and the Romance line has started out with a bang! So let's get out the tootie horns and celebrate the following:

The Romance Novelists Association Betty Neels Cup for the Romance Prize Shortlist: Four of the six finalists are from the Romance line. Nominees are:

Fiona Harper with two nominations for HER PARENTHOOD ASSIGNMENT and ENGLISH LORD, ORDINARY LADY

Liz Fielding for THE SECRET LIFE OF LADY GABRIELLA

and Lucy Gordon for THE MEDITERRANEAN REBEL'S BRIDE


Then - Cataromance held their Reviewer's Choice Awards and these fabulous Romances were in the lineup:

Jennie Adams - MEMO:MARRY ME

Liz Fielding - THE SECRET LIFE OF LADY GABRIELLA

Donna Alward - MARRIAGE AT CIRCLE M

Ally Blake - MILLIONAIRE TO THE RESCUE

Melissa James - HER OUTBACK KNIGHT

Trish Wylie - BRIDE OF THE EMERALD ISLE

All About Romance also holds their annual reader polls and congrats to the following nominees:

In the best category (series) romance:

Liz Fielding - THE SECRET LIFE OF LADY GABRIELLA

Trish Wylie - BRIDE OF THE EMERALD ISLE

Natasha Oakley - CROWNED: AN ORDINARY GIRL

Best debut author - Donna Alward

And Romantic Times Magazine has picked it's Reviewer's Choice Nominees as well!

Best First Series Romance: Michelle Douglas - HIS CHRISTMAS ANGEL

And for the Harlequin Romance of the Year:
RESCUED: MOTHER-TO-BE - Trish Wylie

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Those in the UK can pick up this month's issue of WRITER'S FORUM and read about the Mills and Boon centenary and what it takes to be published by Mills and Boon featuring Romance's FIONA HARPER and editor JENNY HUTTON.

ALLY BLAKE hit the small screen with a feature on Australian tv- go HERE to see her fabulous interview! She's also featured in an upcoming interview with magazine NEW IDEA.

And what would the month be without reviews of this month's books? In case you needed even more reasons to buy, check these out!

Jackie Braun - MOONLIGHT AND ROSES
"The smooth writing style and detailed research of Jackie Braun keeps her on the top of my “must buy” list. MOONLIGHT AND ROSES is such a pleasure to read and the characters Jaye and Zack are so simpatico. Their repartee and sexual tension added hugely to the entertainment value of their romantic story. MOONLIGHT AND ROSES by Jackie Braun will capture and delight one and all." 4 stars, Cataromance

Melissa James - MOTHER IN A MILLION
"I was captured by the tragic beginning and the slow journey toward healing this beautifully crafted story travels. I cried and I rejoiced with each small step conquered, turning pages to reach the conclusion of this family’s healing process. Author Melissa James has cemented herself as an auto-buy author for me with this story of love and loss. Mother in a Million is a book I would recommend to anyone who loves a good, solid love story." 5 stars, Cataromance

Liz Fielding - THE SHEIKH'S UNSUITABLE BRIDE
“Sublimely entertaining.” Romance Readers at Heart
"...oodles of sizzle...Pure magic from beginning to end." Romantic Times 4.5 stars



Don't forget to drop an e-mail to hrablog@hotmail.com with CONTEST in the subject line, to enter a draw for Melissa James's MOTHER IN A MILLION! You have until Jan 31!

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations to all the award nominees and finalists!

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  2. Congratulations!

    I blogged your contest in this post:

    http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2008/01/wednesday-edition-of-contests-galore_23.html

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