Praise and thanks be to the man named Dave from AT&T who has restored me to the land of cable and internet! :D
So we have LOADS to celebrate today--hence the name of the post. First and foremost, I want to give a super huge shout out to Bethany C, one of my faithful followers, and one of the winners of my 'First Line Contest', because last week she scored herself an agent! WOO-WHO! She is now represented by Rachael Dugas of Talcott Notch Literary Services, and I know we are all super psyched for her! Congratulations Bethany! YAY!
Next, we have my being back on line which has already been mentioned, but I am so happy that it deserves another. I have tons of TV to catch up on (is it sad that it's all Food Network?), and so many blog posts to read that there is no way I will get to them all, but that's okay. I'll do my best.
Next up is a new blog that you all should check out. My agent Carly Watters of PS Literary has started her own blog that is full of all sorts of useful stuff like what agents are looking for--and the stuff they don't really care about, how to know if you manuscript is ready for submission, publishing trends, and so on. She is at agentcarlywatters.wordpress.com. Definitely check it out!
Last but not least the giveaway! I gave you the subject and stipulations in the last post, and I will also post them on the 'Contests and Fun Stuff' page, but now lets talk about the prize. The books included int he giveaway are as follows:
The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons - Women's Fiction
Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney - YA Fantasy
Shameless by Karen Robards - Historical Romance
Winter Garden by Kristen Hannah - Women's Fiction
Isolde by Rosalind Miles - Historical Romance
No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon - Paranormal Romance
Heartache Falls by Emily March - Contemporary Romance
The Werewolf Upstrairs by Ashlyn Chase - Paranormal Romance
I Dream of Genies by Judi Fennell - Romantic Fantasy
Virgin by Cheryl Brooks - Erotic Science Fiction
The Heir by Grace Burrowes - Historical Romance
The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook - Steam-Punk Romance
The First Love Cookie Club by Lori Wilde - Contemporary Romance
So, submit your entry in the comment section below, and include which of the books you would like if you were to bee chosen as a winner. You may select up to five. If you are a winner, I will contact you for a mailing address, so you don't need to include that. Good luck and have fun!
PS - I will still do my final RWA post, I promise I haven't forgotten. I will have that up for you by tomorrow! :)