Wednesday, April 01, 2009

NEW CONTEST: Coffee, Chocolate & Romance!

Well, we’re starting off April’s contest with a bang! Or at least, a munch and a sip.

I’ve decided to call this month’s gift basket the “COFFEE, CHOCOLATE & ROMANCE” gift basket (read on and you’ll see why). This month's authors will be discussing "The story/scene/book you (the reader) almost didn’t read,” because every writer has a story that sometimes proves difficult to write or has a bumpy road to publication. Guests will be visiting my blog every Wednesday beginning April 8 and continuing throughout the month of April. They will place their autographed books in the basket for one lucky person to win.

This time the basket will include a $25 gift certificate for your choice of a box of See’s Candy chocolates and a one-pound bag of coffee beans for a wonderful “coffee and chocolate” buzz while reading your favorite romance novels. I'll also put a signed copy of my critically acclaimed historical romance, THE LEGACY (see reviews here) in the basket as well.

So if you didn't win the "I LOVE ME SOME HISTORICALS" gift basket from my March contest, be sure to visit often and comment for a chance to be the one lucky winner of my "COFFEE, CHOCOLATE & ROMANCE " gift basket.

This is another great lineup! Feel free to pass this announcement on to reader groups, booksellers, librarians, and anyone else who loves free autographed books.

Here's the lineup of April's guests:

April 8 Unusual Historicals blog founder Carrie Lofty, the Kensington Zebra Debut author of What a Scoundrel Wants , an intriguing tale of Will Scarlett and his lady love.

April 15 Madeline Hunter, best-selling (New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today), multi-published, and RITA-award winning author of historical romance (The Sins of Lord Easterbrook).

April 22 Anna Louise Lucia, Romantic Times BOOKReview top pick (4.5 stars) and Medallion Press author of romantic suspense set in exotic locales (Run Among Thorns).

April 29 Emily Bryan, multi-published author of light-hearted historical romance (Pleasuring the Pirate).

And the great news continues. I've aready confirmed these guests at IMHO in the months to come: Deanna Raybourn, Tera Lynn Childs, Monica McCarty, and Gemma Halliday! So keep coming back, and be sure to sign up for my newsletter at the top of the page to be notified of IMHO events.

How to win: Visit my blog during the contest period and leave a comment for at least two different authors during the length of the contest, which ends April 30th. The more authors you leave comments for, the more you increase your chances of winning.

On May 2, 2009, I will announce the winning entry drawn at random from all eligible participants. The winner will have until May 6th to claim his or her prize. If the prize is not claimed by the deadline date, another winner will be drawn at random from all eligible participants. (Sorry, because of the prohibitive cost of shipping overseas, I must limit this offer to the USA and Canada only. If you are located outside these areas and have a mailing address within the USA or Canada where you can receive winning materials, I’ll be happy to mail it to that address.) That's it!

Good luck!
The Legacy (available now) When secrets destroy, can love live on?
The Promise (May 2009) In a dangerous world, sometimes the greatest risk is love....


Anna Louise Lucia said...

Looking forward to being here, TJ, and chatting with your readers!

Unknown said...

Sounds like a great line-up for April, thanks TJ!

housemouse88 said...

The line-up for April sounds wonderful. Have a great day.

Margay Leah Justice said...

This looks like a great line up. Can't wait to see what the ladies have to say!


tetewa said...

Looking forward to the April lineup!

Pam P said...

Great lineup, looking forward to the fun.

Carol L. said...

Can't wait to hear what this line up has to say each visit. A great list as well as a great prize. Looking forward to it.