Reader Poll & Winter Writing Festival

Two updates today:

First, the AAR Annual reader poll is open. Go and vote for your favorite romance reads of 2012. (Note: You must enter at least six books/authors in order for your vote to count)

AAR Annual Reader Poll

Now, I was reading a thread on the forum that lamented that the books that win for non-UK historical are often still set in the UK and always seem to have English characters. So *cough* if you read and enjoyed My Fair Concubine *cough* I can assure you that absolutely no part of it takes place in good ol’ England. Or involves English characters. 🙂


The second update is about the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood’s 3rd annual Winter Writing Festival. I’m joining in this year and working on my new WIP: Bandits and Lovers which is the sequel to The Sword Dancer. I think it’s a great chance to get a jumpstart on your writing goals for 2013.

Join in for chats, weekly update blogs, a fun cheering squad, and a chance to win some prizes from the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood: books, manuscript critiques and other goodies.

Sign up here!

Details: Craving some serious writing productivity this winter? Need to clean up the mess you left in the second half of your NaNo novel? Want to finally, finally fix that pesky plot hole in your WIP?
Through the bleakest part of winter—January 10, 2012 thru the last day of February—the Third Annual Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival will be here to keep your creative fires burning, with writing sprints in our chat room, fun prizes for participants, and as much virtual hot-chocolate as you please. ‘Cause nobody’s Muse can resist a party!
YOU decide on individualized goals for the festival, then work with us for 50 days. It’s open to everyone, 100% free, and totally fun!!
Pass the word! The more the merrier!

All About Romance 15th Annual Reader Poll

All About Romance (AAR) – major review site and reader forum – is currently running their reader poll for noteworthy romances for 2010. Poll closes on February 6th.  I’m trying to think of my nominations right now!

I do feel a little weird voting for my own work, so I won’t do it. Maybe someone else might see fit… *cough* Kick-ass heroine *cough* Ai Li’s a pretty tough cookie. Mei Lin’s not so bad either. I mean, for a couple of gals who have no magical or paranormal powers.

Is it unfair to lobby so shamelessly? Naughty me.

All About Romance 15th Annual Reader Poll

Categories: (I don’t believe you have to nominate for all of them.)

  • Best Romance
  • Favorite Funny Romance
  • Favorite Tear Jerker
  • Most Luscious Love Story
  • Best Erotia/Romantica Romance
  • Most Tortured Hero
  • Best Kick-Ass Heroine
  • Best Romance Hero
  • Best Romance Couple
  • 2010’s Best Debuting Author
  • Guiltiest Pleasure Romance
  • Best Historical Romance set in the UK
  • Best Historical Romance set outside the UK
  • Best Contemporary Romance
  • Best Series/Category Book
  • Best Romantic Suspense
  • Best Paranormal Romance
  • Best Chick Lit/Women’s Fiction
  • Best Romance Short Story