Thursday, January 03, 2008

Contests and Polls

"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us." ~Hal Borland

Here's the news about my January book-blog giveaway! Everyone who comments on my blog during the month of January will be entered into a random drawing to win an autographed copy of Cast in Stone, by Kerry A. Jones. Readers, this is a tremendously written paranormal romance. It's been nominated as a Best Romance of 2007 over at LASR, and you can read a review of it here. And it's signed by the author! So go ahead and comment away...


Well, as if having both my novels One Night in Boston and Lost in Paradise nominated for the LASR Best Long Ebook Romance of 2007 wasn't enough, I just found out they were also both nominated for the Preditors and Editors Best Romance of 2007 as well! Truly an honor...and if you're inclined, I'd love it if you would take the time to vote! (P.S. - Marianne's nominated in the short romance category, so vote for her too!)

In other news, I got John Grisham's newest novel, Playing for Pizza, for Christmas. I finished it in a few days (it's an easy read) ~ it was entertaining, nothing terribly brilliant or original, but sweet. It features Rick Dockery, a washed-up, third string NFL quarterback whose only option left is to play for the Parma Panthers of Parma, Italy. He gets paid (a paltry amount), but the Italians who make up the rest of his team play for pizza and beer. It's a pretty predictable story, about how Rick discovers a country and culture he never knew existed, and it has some good sports scenes, so I think male readers will like it too. Actually, one of my students who's a big football player asked to borrow it today, and anytime a teenage boy picks up a book to read, it's a good thing!

What do I give it? Let's say 3 1/2 stars.

I think my next book will be The Red Tent - it's on my list for the Winter Reading Challenge, and I want to get started!


Marianne Arkins said...

What a great start to your year! And, yeah, you already know I'm dying to read "Cast In Stone", so I'll be haunting you all month.



Diane Craver said...

I'll be sure to vote for you and Marianne! Congrats to you!

windycindy said...

I see more congratulations are in order for you and Marianne! I am very excited for you. I will go and vote for the two of you! Best wishes! Cindi

BethRe said...

That is very generous of you

Stacia said...

Big congrats to you! Way to start out 2008!!!

Ceri said...

It was a tough decision to pick which of your books to vote for over at Preditors and Editors. :)
Congrats and good luck with all the entries!

Toyhabilitation said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

Thank you!

Vicki (

bison61 said...

congratulations! please enter me in contest - I'd love to win and read Cast in Stone

Karrie said...

Congrats on the nomination! Also, the Red Tent is great, your going to love it. I just gave it to my aunt to read