happy Sunday

Happy Sunday, everyone!

As you may (or may not) know, Romance Writers of America announce the finalists for its RITA & Golden Heart contests this week, which are sort of like the Academy Awards of the romance writing world, if you’re into that sort of thing. :party

And I just have to give a shout-out to a handful of friends who were lucky enough to get “The Call”:

Delores Fossen for The Baby’s Guardian

Jill Shalvis for Simply Irresistible & “Friendly Fire

Erica Spindler for Blood Vines

Virginia Kantra for Immortal Sea & “Shifting Sea

Lori Handeland for Marked by the Moon

Maureen Child  for “The Wrong Brother

and most especially, the very sweet still-unpublished-but-not-for-long Sharon Wray for Juliet’s Rogue

Congratulations, ladies!!!  The nominations are, without a doubt, very well deserved, & you know I’ll be rooting for you in June! :yougogirl

Pulling a full one-eighty, I have to say that I did not get a RITA call…to be honest, I can’t even remember if I entered this year; you can see how seriously I take these things :happyjoy …which means there is absolutely zero pressure on me to attend Nationals :dancing & that I finally get to launch my very Dungeon-esque idea for a “No RITA for ME-ta” Party tomorrow (Monday, March 28th).  Open to Golden Heart non-finalists, as well, of course. :winkwink

PhotobucketSo mark your calendars, my Darlings, & spread the word, because this is going to be a blast.  And as though you need anymore temptation to whet your appetites, let me just say that there will be music, an open bar, & half- (or maybe even all-) naked Dungeon Hotties at our beck & call.  Definitely not something you want to miss.  You’ll cry, if you do. :blinkie


Now to announce this week’s Free Book Friday giveaway, Up Words for Down Days by Allen Klein:

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:dancing Hollie!!! :dancing

Congratulations, Hollie!  :congrats Please contact me with your full name & mailing information, & I’ll get your book out to you as soon as I can!


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  1. Alex D says:

    Congrats Hollie!!!!

    Happy Sunday to All!!!!

  2. Hollie says:

    WooHOOO…Thanks!! I have sent off my info.

    and Happy Sunday to everyone!! :blowkiss

    And I will be here to celebrate No Rita tomorrow…cause there will be none for me ta either!! hahahahahhaha :beerlaugh

    and ummmm Laura….the guy from yesterday is looking for you…something about a date to the state fair???? Good luck with that!! :Bigthumbs

    • Laura J. says:

      Hollie–yeah. I turned him down gently. He has a really fragile ego. Don’t want him to get too upset and never be able to pose again. I did give him your number though. Told you had a thing for guys who can brandish a “sword”. :beerlaugh

  3. Laura J. says:

    Congrats Hollie!! (on your book win too!!)

    I can say that I have only read one of the Rita nominated books (okay maybe there were two on the full list, but only one on your list above and I blame you Heidi for introducing her books to me. :tpspspspt ).

    I’m always up for a party for any reason!! Is it okay if I bring a date? I promise to keep him bound and gagged or locked in a cage, or on a leash. :winkwink

    • Hollie says:

      Im sure Mr. Sword will love to bound and gagged by you LJ! He wasnt interested in my technique so he’s back to being yours!!

      • Laura J says:

        I sent him packing. He is now on his way to Dee. He said he likes football. Didn’t have the heart to tell him at Dee’s house football=soccer.

  4. Laura J. says:

    Ooohh….forgot to mention that Heidi’s boyfriend and my boyfriend both had a very nice article (small, but still very nice) about them in this week’s Entertainment Weekly. It’s in the one with the sparkling vampire on the front cover.

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