Monday, August 15, 2011

LERA Announces Rebecca Contest Finalists


To the finalists of the 2011 Rebecca Contest!

Contemporary Romance
Final Judge: Natalie Fischer, Bradford Literary Agency

Katherine Lowry Logan - The Last Macklenna

Kate Meader - Better than Pasta

Michele Zaytoun writing as Micha Summers - Bid On Me

Young Adult
Final Judge: Laurie McLean, Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents

Char Chaffin - Promises to Keep

Cecily Cornelius-White - Snatchers

Sarah Shade - Oasis

Stephanie Winkelhake - The Matter of Souls

Paranormal/Science-Fiction Romance/Urban Fantasy
Final Judge: Becca Stumpf, Fine Print Literary Management

Donna S. Frelick - Trouble In Mind

Laurie A. Green writing as Calla Knight - Project Pyramid

Helen H. Pilz - A Rip in Time

Historical Romance
Deb Nemeth, Acquiring Editor, Carina Press

Valerie Bowman - Secrets of a Wedding Night

Clarissa Southwick - The Patriarch

Bronwyn Stuart - Behind the Courtesan

Erotic Romance
Angela James, Executive Editor, Carina Press

Karla Doyle – Game Plan

Belle Sloane - Cara’s Choice

Sheley Wimmer - The Devil’s Pride

Good luck in the final round!

Starting today, I have an interview up at Deep In The Heart Of Romance, a fantastic authors' site. I've read a lot of author interviews over the years, because I want to know more about the persons behind the prose. I’m intrigued with how other writers see things, do things.

Take a few minutes and go check it out.

Have a wonderful rest of the summer and Read On!



Sunday, May 22, 2011

Upcoming Release from Lydia Parks in a Fire Fighters Anthology

Lydia Parks announces the upcoming release of SMOLDERING LUST -- one of a three-book anthology about fire fighters titled FEEL THE HEAT -- from Kensington Aphrodisia.

FEEL THE HEAT will be released on May 31st, and is available on pre-order from Amazon.  [Click here to read more.]

Local girl Hannah Hayward has made a name for herself in the mayor's office. But when her town's new fire chief turns out to be bad boy Lee Evans, back after fourteen years and looking even sexier than she remembers, she's got more to worry about than his budget requests. He's too good to believe...and too hot to deny.

Other stories in the FEEL THE HEAT anthology include Lorie O'Clare's FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE and P.J. Mellor's HEAT WAVE.  (Paperback, 304 pages.)

Monday, May 16, 2011

2011 Rebecca Contest Light on Entries

The Land of Enchantment Romance Authors (LERA -- NM RWA Chapter) announces the 2011 Rebecca Contest is light on entries. Here's an excellent chance to final in a RWA chapter sponsored contest. The deadline is still two weeks away, so don't delay.
  • May 31st deadline
  • Entry fee is $25 for non-LERA members (By check, MO, or Paypal button on LERA site)
  • Up to opening 5,000 words
  • Gift Certificates for top three finalists in each category ($50, $30, $20)
  • Published or unpublished authors welcome to enter, but entry may not be contracted for publishing prior to contest deadline
Categories and Final Judges:

Contemporary Romance -- Natalie Fischer of Laura Bradford Agency  
Historical Romance -- Deb Nemeth, Acquiring Editor, Carina Press
Paranormal / SFR / UF -- Becca Stumpf, Prospect Literary Agency
Young Adult (YA) -- Angela James, Executive Editor, Carina Press*
Erotic Romance -- Laurie McLean, Larsen Pomada Literary Agency

For more information, click the following links:

2011 Rebecca Contest Announcement on LERA web site


Monday, May 2, 2011

Good news

This past Saturday I was notified that my novel THE WISH LIST is a finalist in the Reader's Crown Contest, the contest associated with RomCon.

First Sale for Author Barrett!

This announcement from Affinity eBooks celebrates an upcoming release written by New Mexico romance writer and LERA member, Barrett.

Affinity eBooks

News Roundup

We are proud and excited to announce that the author Barrett along with her brand new novel, Damaged in Service, has joined Affinity.  The novel will be available in the summer of 2011.

Next month, we will provide the synopsis and  more information about this up and coming new author’s book.

Here's the link to the Affinity eBook site:

Congratulations, Barrett!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

LERA Announces RITA and Golden Heart Finalists

Land of Enchantment Romance Authors, the local New Mexico chapter of Romance Writers of America®  announces four RITA® and Golden Heart® finalists for 2011!

Laurel McKee is a RITA® finalist for her Historical Romance, Countess of Scandal.

Robin Lynn Perini is a Golden Heart® double finalist in Contemporary Series Romance--Suspense/Adventure with two manuscripts, Stolen Lullaby and In Her Sights.

Bria Quinlan is a Golden Heart® finalist in Young Adult Romance with her manuscript Secret Life.

Laurie A. Green is a Golden Heart® double finalist in Paranormal Romance with her manuscripts, P2PC and The Outer Planets.

The 2011 RITA honors romance fiction published in 2010. More than 1,100 novels and novellas were judged in 12 categories. The 2011 Golden Heart® Award honors unpublished romance manuscripts in 2010.

Winners of the awards will be announced July 1, 2011 at the RITA® and Golden Heart® Awards Ceremony to be held at RWA’s 31st Annual National Conference in New York, New York.

Congratulations to all the finalists!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Darynda Jones Debuts!

Congratulations on Debut Day, Darynda!

Don't miss the interview with New Mexico author Darynda Jones on the debut of FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT.  Visit any (or better yet, all three!) of these blogs to read the interview and comment for a chance to win a signed hardcover copy and congratulate Darynda on the stellar launch of the Charley Davidson series.

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