Friday, October 9, 2009

CJ Lyons Query Contest

In honor of her upcoming release URGENT CARE,  Author CJ Lyons is hosting a contest where one lucky person will WIN a critique of your query package by Barbara Poelle of the Irene Goodman Agency!

PRIZE: one lucky commenter will win a critique of your query letter, two page synopsis, and first three chapters from Barbara Poelle of the Irene Goodman Agency.

HOW TO ENTER: leave a comment on this post, including your name, email address, and a short blurb of your project. If you want to say something nice about CJ's books, that’s fine as well, but the winner will be determined by a random drawing.

RULES: Odds of winning depend on the number of entries. Entries must be posted prior to midnight EST on November 8. The winner will be announced on November 9 and contacted via email by CJ and Barbara Poelle.

Good Luck!

CJ Lyrons
Irene Goodman Agency


Laurie said...

wow, what an exciting offer! My name's Laura Hunsaker
my email is
an my projct is a time-travel romance:
Mackenzie Stewart’s in Scotland for a much-needed vacation. During the castle tour, Mackenzie becomes completely enamored with a painting of one of the previous lairds. Two gentlemen come up behind her and, begging her pardon, they kidnap her, dragging her through time!

The men are sorcerers attempting to end a feud that has plagued their lands for years. Their patron has begun to dabble in the black arts, and between his irrational thirst for power, and his dark secret, the sorcerers are frightened. They believe Mackenzie can break the Stewart curse. They convince her to play along with their crazy scheme: marriage to the evil John Campbell.

Before Mackenzie can protest, her carriage is halted and the door thrown open. For a split-second she is arrested by the same beautiful piercing blue eyes that belonged to an oil painting!

Mackenzie then finds herself the victim of a second kidnapping!

Her new captor, however, does nothing but tempt her body and her temper. Believing her to in fact be the betrothed of his enemy the Campbell, Connor originally sets out to capture his enemy’s betrothed. He never thought he would be so attracted to her that he’d want to keep her.

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Carol you are a dear, thanks for sharing.
All the very best,

Carol Burge said...

You're very welcome, Simone. Best of luck with your entry. :)

Carol Burge said...

Laurie - I tried to email you at the address you left on you comment above, but it bounced.

I do hope you get this message in time. This is VERY IMPORTANT! You need to go to author CJ Lyons blog at and post your comment/entry there, not here. I am in no way involved with this contest. CJ Lyons is presenting the contest, not me. I just posted the info here on my blog for those who are interested.

You have until November 8th to enter, so good luck!