Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Enter the 2009 Chase the Dream Contest

Leah Michaels and Rochelle Chase are getting ready to host their 3rd annual Chase the Dream Contest . They’ve got a great lineup of agents/editors and prizes so hurry and get your 1,000 word unpublished romance novel entry ready. If you follow my blog, you'll remember that I entered Dangerous Desires in last years contest (I sold nearly three months later). I didn't win, but I did receive a very helpful Mini-Critique from both Leah Michaels and Rochelle Chase. This is an awesome contest, and believe me, you don't want to miss it.
Leah Michaels gave a great critique of Dangerous Desires. Here's one thing she said:
"And this is a delightful piece of writing – it’s well-constructed, and it gives us a wonderful portrait of a character."
They'll be accepting entries from soon, so hurry! To learn more about the contest and for contest rules and guidelines, visit Rochelle's blog or the Contest page. Good luck, everyone! Chase the Dream Contest Rochelle Chase's Blog Leah Michaels Website If you're interested, go here (October 23rd Post) to see my blog post about the contest & Mini-Critique I won. *The contest pages says to check back on December 8th for updated information.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Books, Books and More Books

Last Sunday I won a drawing at the Unusual Historicals Blog for a copy of Tracy Garretts Western Historical Romance, TOUCHED BY LOVE! Woo-Hoo! It's been a while since I won anything. I'm so excited. Tracy emailed me and said I should receive my copy this week. I can't wait to get it. It sounds like a totally awesome read, it really does. :) One more book to add to my TBR pile.
Not that I'm don't want to add another book to my TBR pile. It's just that, in addition to winning TBL, in the last month I've bought five Historical/Western Romances, one non-romance (fiction) and two research books. I wish I could read them all at the same time, they all sound so darn good, but that's just not possible. Three books at once is my limit. Any more and I'd never get anything else accomplished. :)
Anyway, I thought I'd share my newest additions. Umm, I mean, last month's newest additions.
  • The Gunslinger's Untamed Bride by Stacey Kayne
  • The Loner by Geralyn Dawson
  • A Wanted Man by Linda Lael Miller
  • The Rustler by Linda Lael Miller
  • Scandalous Deception by Rosemary Rogers
  • Victorian London by Liza Picard
  • How the West Was Worn by Chris Enss
  • The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes
Right now I'm alternating between VICTORIAN LONDON (which, by the way is an AWESOME research book. I highly recommend it) and A WANTED MAN by Linda Lael Miller and I sort of thumbed through HOW THE WEST WAS WORN and THE OLD GRINGO. I'm just so impatient when it comes to new books, aren't you?
I have lot's more books in my TBR pile(s), which includes eBooks, too, but I just haven't been able to get to them all. Because my fav's are Research books and Historical Westerns, of course, those are on the top of my list, and I read those first.
So how's your TBR pile? Are you set for the Winter?
Happy reading!