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To celebrate my first book contract ever, I'm having a giveaway contest!
Every Friday for four weeks starting November 5th, 2010, I'm going to give away a Harlequin vintage prize pack to anyone who comments on my blog or RTs this Tweet:
RT @VickiEssex sold her first book to Harlequin Books! RT to win exclusive prizes! Visit www.vickiessex.com for details.
***UPDATE Oct. 21: Anyone who RTs a Tweet that has the #vickiessexcontest tag will be entered into the giveaway. DM or email me if you'd like to be excluded from the draw. Only one entry per person!
Winners will be randomly drawn on Friday, November 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. EST. The sooner you Tweet or comment, the likelier your chances of winning! (Winners will have their names withdrawn from the pool.)
Week one (Nov. 5): Exclusive Harlequin 60th Anniversary You Never Know With Women vintage T-shirt (size Medium); You Never Know With Women by James Hadley Chase, Virgin with Butterflies by Tom Powers, and I'll Bury My Dead by James Hadley Chase.
Week two (Nov. 12): Exclusive Harlequin 60th Anniversary Cowboy and Damsel vintage T-Shirt (size Large); Kiss Your Elbow by Alan Handley, Virgin with Butterflies by Tom Powers, and I'll Bury My Dead by James Hadley Chase.
Week three (Nov. 19): Exclusive Harlequin 60th Anniversary You Never Know With Women vintage T-shirt (size X-Large); You Never Know With Women by James Hadley Chase, Virgin with Butterflies by Tom Powers, Kiss Your Elbow by Alan Handley.
Week four (Nov.26): Vintage-style lined notebook featuring cover from Doctor Scott by Peggy Dern; set of 3 Harlequin notable matchbook memo pads; I'll Bury My Dead by James Hadley Chase, Pardon My Body by Dale Bogard.
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The partial will now move on to the Gold Ticket round to be judged by literary agent Kristin Nelson. Winners of that round will win a three-chapter critique by New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong!
The judge for the finals: Superromance editor Wanda Ottewell, who actually has a full of this MS sitting on her desk already (I resubmitted back in March after revisions via senior editor Victoria Curran).
Will this help or hurt my chances at being published? Only time and Wanda will tell....
The RWA's Golden Heart scores came in. Looks like I placed in the upper portion of the second quarter. Not bad--better than last year's scores, anyhow--but I had high hopes for Fighting for Her Love. Then again, it's still with Superromance right now (on its second edit lap) so who knows?
Oh, well, there's always next year. It was good to know I even made the finals.
Here's what the category judge, Harlequin Superromance's Wanda Ottewell, had to say:
How would you rate this entry on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest? 7
What was strong about this entry? Really captures the heroine’s unique voice with the narrative. Her personality comes through well so the reader feels connected.
What could be improved? A more unique, less typical meet between the hero and heroine would be good. While the collision between hero and heroine sparks physical awareness, as a device it gets used a lot.
I knew this about the setup when I set out to write the book, of course. But it is my first book, and after three years of rejigging, it actually rates as not half-bad, so on the scale of things, WIN!