Monday, July 06, 2009

The RITA® Finalist giveaway continues!

Welcome back to our second week of fabulous RITA®-nominated book tote giveaways! (Say that three times fast.) If you want to stay in the know on all the goings-on at IMHO, by the way, be sure to sign up for my newsletter at the top of the page.

Now, just as a reminder, for the month of July, IMHO is changing things up a bit. As many of you who are lovers of romance novels know, the Romance Writers of America® hosts their annual conference in July, and the culmination is the Golden Heart/RITA® awards ceremony on the final night of the conference. The RITAs® are the romance industry’s version of the Oscars and represent the best of published romantic fiction (the Golden Heart represents the best of unpublished romantic fiction). This year’s conference takes place in Washington, D.C. from July 14 – 18.

Almost fifty RITA®-nominated authors have generously donated autographed copies of their books (in some cases, two!) for readers of IMHO, and responded to this question: "What does being nominated for the RITA® this year mean to you?"

As a result, I will be giving away a total of ten tote bags stuffed with autographed RITA®-nominated books to readers of this blog. And, in addition, I’ll even throw in a complimentary copy of one of my own critically acclaimed historical romances with each tote, either The Legacy (my debut novel) or The Promise!

So be sure to get yours by leaving your comments and by giving a shout out to all the amazing, incredible, munificent, and of course, astonishingly attractive authors who so generously donated their books!

To be eligible to win a featured tote, all you have to do is leave a comment each week on any of the posts (the more posts you comment on, the more chance you have of winning). Comment period ends July 18th. You can comment on any and all posts, but you can only win once. I’ll pull the contest winners’ names from all eligible comments (once you’ve won a tote, you are no longer eligible to win prizes for July). I'll announce the tote bag winners every Sunday during the contest period. The winners will have a deadline by which to respond or I’ll have to award the tote to someone else. More details on how to win are up on my contest page. It will be an exciting month, and you never know who might stop in to say hello, so be sure to check in daily to see what's up at IMHO in July.

Let's get back to the fun!

(Note: This contest is neither endorsed, affiliated with, nor sponsored by Romance Writers of America®)


Dina said...

great way to meet new authors and a fun contest.

CheekyGirl said...

This is a fantastic contest! Great idea and thanks for the opportunity to win!

Pat Lynch said...

What a wonderful contest! The authors all deserve their nominations.

Leanne said...

I'm excited! Good luck!!