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and most especially, the very sweet still-unpublished-but-not-for-long Sharon Wray for Juliet’s Rogue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
So 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:
: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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Alex D says:
Happy Sunday to All!!!!
On March 27, 2011 at 11:43 am
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
On March 27, 2011 at 12:40 pm
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
On March 27, 2011 at 1:31 pm
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
On March 27, 2011 at 1:34 pm
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!!
On March 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm
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.
On March 27, 2011 at 10:21 pm
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.
On March 27, 2011 at 1:36 pm
Dammit! I don’t get EW anymore. Somebody should tear this out & send it to me. You know you want to. :devil
On March 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm