Friday, December 07, 2007

Christmas Contests

My lovely web designer Heather from We Write Romance has updated my Contest Page over on my web site so that now all the details of how to enter either the 12 Days of Christmas Contest or the Christmas Stocking Stuffed With Books Contest are up.

Everything you need to know is there - except for the details of the books. And you want to know more about those - don't you?
Yes, thought so.

I've talked about two titles already - scroll down to here to read about those. And today, as I've just had confirmation the final donation to the stocking, I thought I'd talk about that.
Actually, I'm talking about them as yesterday I heard from another great writing friend who ofered her latest title - so there are two more books going into the stockings. Which means that each stocking now has 12 different titles in it. A dozen brand new books with a value of over £45 - that's some prize!

OK - so the first of the newest donations comes from Scary Kate - aka Kate Hardy. Kate actually has two books out this Christmas - in two different lines. (That's why she's scary!) Her other book is a Medical - The Doctor's Very Special Christmas - but the book she's donated to go into the stocking is her brand new Modern Extra - One Night, One Baby.

Kate tells me that this "doesn't have a Christmassy title but oh boy, the Christmas pressie"

Here's the back blurb for this great book -

Pregnant – after one hot night!
Everyone seems to have forgotten her birthday- but meeting handsome brooding stranger Mitch Holland gives Jane good reason to celebrate… The attraction between them is intense, but Mitch puts a strict limit on their time together – he can offer her one night only.
Jane can’t resist the opportunity to spend a night with this magnificent man! After all, she’s not looking for a relationship. But a few weeks later Jane is still struggling to forget gorgeous Mitch – and their unforgettably sexy night together. Then she discovers she’s pregnant…

Books Kate has coming out in the new year: (ie more evidence of why she's scary)

Jan - The Pregnancy Ultimatum (Presents Collection in US, aka In The Gardener's Bed from UK)
Feb - One Night, One Baby (in Aus)
March - Sold to the Highest Bidder (my country house book)
April - The Doctor's Royal Love Child (part of the Brides of Penhally Bay continuity) (and also In Bed With Her Italian Boss - aka Breakfast at Giovanni's - in Present Collection in US)
August - The Spanish Consultant's Love-Child

If I start reading now, I might catch up with her output by Christmas - 2008!

The second book I had donated yesterday is a real coup - this one isn't even published yet! And it's special in another way too. One of my favourite Harlequin Romance writers. Liz Fielding has a book out in January and she's given me two signed, advance copies of this to go in the stocking. And The Sheikh's Unsuitable Bride is Liz's 50th book. Not her 50th M&B - that's coming up in 2008 (and I'll be sharing another contest with her to celebrate that!)

But in the Christmas Stocking you can win an advance copy of this great book. So here's a blurb to whet your appetites:

The single mum's new job: chauffeur to the Sheikh!

Zahir was surprised to find he had a beautiful new driver. This chauffeur did not blend into the background. Oh, no. Diana Metcalf talked. She laughed. She took him on unplanned detours. And he had more fun than he'd had in years.

But back in his desert kingdom a dynastic marriage was being brokered for Zahir. Crazy though it seemed, he wished that this wonderful, vivacious, thoroughly unsuitable woman could be his bride instead...

Liz tells me that my personal copy is on its way to me - I can't wait

And also by Liz Fielding coming up in 2008 Are:

The reprint of The Billionaire Takes a Bride in a By Request anthology - Bride for a Billionaire

that 50th M&B - The Bride's Baby - April 2008 (watch out for the now traditional Valentine's contest that Liz, Anne McAllister and I share - remember last year when the Grooms took over the blogs?)

The Temp and The Tycoon - a special novells publication as part of the M&B centenary celebrations.

And if you need a Liz Fielding fix right now then her lovely A Surprise Christmas Proposal is out in another By Request anthology Brides For Christmas - in the shops right now.

And if you haven't entered the Christmas Stocking contest yet - what are you waiting for> YOu only have until December 18th to be in with a chance of winning this great prize.

Details of how to enter - and a list of all the books - on my website Contest Page.
And don't forget the 12 Days of Christmas Contest too!


Kate Hardy said...

Saunters in and offers round the choccies. (The nice ones from Hotel Chocolat.)

Scary??? Moi?? (Just as well I didn't tell you about the other 3 romances and 2 history books due out next year, vbg)

I have Liz's wonderful Sheik book too, and it's going to be my treat for finishing my proofs :o)

Anne McAllister said...

I can hardly wait for Liz's taxi driver. And Kate has TWO books this year? That happened to me once, but I think it will happen to Kate regularly! I think she's written a book in the time it has taken me to boot up the file to do my revisions!


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