THE GREAT ADVENT CALENDAR BOOK EVENT
Hi, I'm Sadie Redford, Diana's boss. Diana can't be here today so I've posted this picture one of the kids drew of her driving the minibus.
She actually likes driving the minibus. Enjoys the kids on the school run, even if they are a bit of handful. Loves taking families to the airport and waving them off on their holidays.
That is probably a good thing...
In the meantime, I can tell you that Liz has drawn a winner for Day 6 of the Advent Calendar Competition and Sue, in Canada, has won the copy of INSTANT FIRE. It's the edition with the hot purple cover and it'll be on it way just as soon as the cellotape turns up.
So, what now? I open this door here? Oh, right!
A POINT OF PRIDE. So what's that all about? On the back is says that Casey O'Connor and Gil Blake had a thing going a while back, but he was just chalking up the boss's daughter, as what? A bet? And now he's back and in charge. That sounds like trouble.
When I was sixteen I tried throwing myself at one my dad's drivers -- well, I was pretty miserable at the time and as a way of getting at your dad, it can't be beat. Can you believe it, the wretched man said no? He was hot, too. That was a low point...
Anyway, enough of that. Here's the deal. To win this copy of A POINT OF PRIDE, send an email to liz @lizfielding.com, with Day Eight in the subject line, your name and address in the body of mail and the title of Liz's retro edition reprint (with the cover style exactly like A Point of Pride) being published as part of Mills & Boon 100th Anniversary in 2008. It's on her blog.
Oh, and for those of you who don't just read, but have writing ambitions of your own, Liz has also asked me to post a notice about another great competition, being run by Harlequin Presents. Here it is!
A brand new writing competition from the world’s best-selling romance series is about to hit the blogosphere!
It’s an exciting time for Harlequin Presents: from January 2008, there will be 12 of our intensely passionate romances available every month. And with this increase of titles comes a great opportunity for aspiring authors – we will be looking to buy more books for publication!
The old saying goes that first impressions are lasting impressions – and when it comes to reading a Harlequin Presents, that certainly holds true. If the first chapter doesn’t immediately grip the reader with its pace, passion and intensity, then she won’t continue to turn the pages.
So Presents is inviting unpublished writers to show us how they can grab the attention of our readership with first chapters that really sizzle. The INSTANT SEDUCTION competition offers prizes that are chances of a lifetime for the lucky winner and runners-up:
*First prize – win yourself an editor for a year!
*Two runners-up will be given editorial critiques of their first chapter entries and also a personal telephone consultation about their writing!
Visit the Iheartpresents.com blogsite for full details of the competition – and the chance to prepare for publication with an exclusive series of writing tutorials prepared by the editorial team at Harlequin Presents, including advice on First Chapters, How to Write a Synopsis, Loving the Alpha Male and Generating Emotional Conflict.
Entries for the competition will be accepted as on-line submissions only from 1st January until 14th February 2008.
Entries should comprise of the first chapter and a synopsis of a previously unpublished/unsubmitted novel aimed at Harlequin Presents.
Address for entries: firstname.lastname@example.org