Presents author Annie West and I are “partenering" with an International Contest this month. From the moment I read Annie’s debut book, I was hooked. Throughout the years since her first release, we have maintained a very special friendship
I love discussing favourite stories with other readers and writers. It's a wonderful way to find new books to explore, and to think again about what makes our favourites so special.
So, for my new contest I'd love to hear about some of your reading favourites. Just send me an email with the word "contest" in the title and tell me:
1. Two books you'd like to have with you if you could spend a few days at leisure reading, and why you'd include them; and
The winner will receive some great Harlequin Presents/Modern/Sexy reading:
• a copy of THE DESERT SHEIKH'S DEFIANT QUEEN, which includes stories by me and fellow Presents author Jane Porter,
• a signed copy of CARETTI'S FORCED BRIDE by Jennie Lucas, yet another Presents author, and
• something sweet to nibble on while enjoying your new books.
And as a special treat, Marilyn of Marilyn's Romance Reviews, who is another lover of Presents stories, has contacted me about some special Presents titles she is giving away. She's offering an extra prize especially for residents of the USA and Canada. Anyone who identifies themselves in their entry for my current contest as being from Canada or the USA will automatically be added to a second draw, courtesy of Marilyn. The winner of that 2nd draw will win copies of the following booksTHE INFAMOUS ITALIAN'S SECRET BABY by Carole Mortimer
ONE-NIGHT MISTRESS... CONVENIENT WIFE by Anne McAllister and
VIRGIN ON HER WEDDING NIGHT by Lynne Graham
Three of my favourite authors! The only condition is that Marilyn asks entrants to visit her website (no need to leave a comment unless you wish).Marilyn’s Romance Reviews Contest - USA and Canadian ONLY
This contest runs until 9th April 2011 Australian Eastern time. Only one entry per person please. If you're happy to include your postal address with your entry that will save time in sending out prizes, but it's not obligatory. The winner will be contacted via email and their first name and location posted on this site. Note that by entering you give Annie permission to send you occasional newsletters about new releases.
The books I’ve purchased and want to share with category romance lovers and of the line.
Italian millionaire Gabriel Danti was renowned for his prowess in the bedroom—and Bella Scott was unable to resist the temptation of the night he was offering….
Five years on, Bella is living alone, carving out a life for herself and her little boy. She never thought she'd see Gabriel again!
One Night Mistress – Convenient Wife – Anne McAllister
As a teenager, Natalie was utterly humiliated when rich, debonair Christo Savas rejected her clumsy advances…. Now, suddenly, she finds herself at the brilliant businessman's beck and call! And she's sure he sees through her aloof manner to her frantically beating heart….
So the little firecracker has grown up! Christo will take what she offered all those years ago—one night to satisfy his desire…. But one night is never enough!
VIRGIN ON HER WEDDING NIGHT – Lynne Graham
Already haunted by a youth of illegitimacy and poverty, Valente Lorenzatto never forgave Caroline Hales's abandonment of him at the altar.
But now he's made millions and claimed his aristocratic Venetian birthright—and he's poised to get his revenge. He'll ruin Caroline's family by buying out their company and throwing them out of their mansion…unless she agrees to give him the wedding night she denied him five years ago…
My contest is for US and Canadian residents only. Please don’t forget to leave you email address and I hope you’ll follow this blog. If not, maybe Romance Author Buzz? Contest ends April 9th. Don't forget to leave your email address.
Annie has chosen the US winner and that is Colleen Conklin