Calling all romance readers:
Rainbow Romance Writers, the LGBT chapter of Romance Writers of America (I’m a member of both), is interested in your opinions. Our research committee would like to ask you some questions about your reading and buying habits. At the end of the survey you’ll get the chance to enter a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift voucher.
If you’re interested, you can take the survey here. Thanks so much for checking it out!
Recently I decided to enter my 2010 book releases in a few RWA (Romance Writers of America) contests, not only because I am proud of my work (who knows if my explicit love stories will have a shot, but it was fun to enter), but also to support the individual chapters of RWA since the contests are often a way for chapters to earn money.
But I wanted to give my support (and money) to those chapters who recognize ebooks, and not ebooks that are printed and bound as print books (some require you to submit bound books even when entering an ebook). When I’m done entering the contests on my list, I’ll post the names of the chapters to thank them for accepting ebook submissions, but for now, I have news…
Included in the ones I’ve entered so far were two cover art contests.
Well, one of the contests has posted its results, and I’m happy to say, the Loose Id cover for BREATHE (cover artist: Valerie Tibbs) is a finalist in the Dunes & Dreams Picture Perfect Cover Contest. CONGRATULATIONS Valerie!!!
This contest looks at both the cover and the blurb together. Not only do I love this cover and the story (obviously), but I wrote the blurb, with a few tweaks by Loose Id, so I’m really happy with this contest final for many reasons.
Thank you again to Valerie and Loose Id for such a beautiful cover.
Information from: Kimberly Gardner, RRW President
The Rainbow Romance Writers, the first and only LGBT chapter of Romance Writers of America, is proud to announce the first annual Rainbow Awards of Excellence (RAES) for published authors.
This contest, sponsored by RRW, will recognize the best in published LGBT romance. The contest is open to all authors published in novel or novella length romantic fiction during the 2009 publishing year as long as the story in question has an LGBT romance as its focus and fits within one of our seven categories.
All entries must be submitted electronically and will be accepted beginning June 1 2010 through August 31, 2010. The entry fee is $15 and is payable through Paypal. Entrants need not be members of either Rainbow Romance Writers or RWA. All heat levels are welcome from sweet to sizzling.
For more information, or to submit an entry, please visit our web site at