A special thank you to Allison Brennan for hosting our blog on Tuesday. Congratulations to jdh2690! You win a signed copy of either DEAD HEAT (The Lucy Kincaid series) or NOTORIOUS (The first in the Max Revere series.)
Thank you to all of the commenters on Tuesday, we appreciate you stopping by and chatting about books and TV shows, what works and what is contrived.
Please click the Contact Us button above and let us know where to send your goodies. (Email address for the PDF and snail mail for the notebook.)
Thanks to everyone who stopped over on Tuesday to welcome Rolynn and leave a comment! We really appreciate your time and interest.
Please join us next Tuesday, May 6th, when Rachel Grant hosts Diana Miller.
And on Wednesday, May 7th, our very own Krista Hall gives us a sneak peak at her DEBUT COVER REVEAL!
Broken Places was the 2013 Golden Heart® Winner in Romantic Suspense.
Make sure to come over and celebrate with us!
And on Thursday, May 8th, Krista Hall welcomes
Shelley Coriell and her new release THE BROKEN.
Every year around this time, thousands of romance writers are sitting by their phones waiting for “the call.” Not the one from an editor or agent, but from one of the members of the board of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) telling them their manuscript or book finaled in either the Golden Heart® (unpublished) or the RITA® (published) Awards.
These prestigious contests are sort of like the Oscars of romance, complete with a ceremony emceed by an author-celebrity, lots of fancy gowns, and a golden statue for the RITA winners. The only thing missing is the E! reporter.
I can tell you from experience that there is no day so nervewracking as finalist announcement day. (Okay, except the actual awards ceremony.) I’ve been through it twice (2010 and 2011) so far. You think you will distract yourself with writing, but find that you’re constantly checking the RWA web page, Facebook, and Twitter to see if your category is done. And every time the phone rings your heart skips a beat.
Several of us at Kiss and Thrill suffered through the suspense again today, and I’m happy to announce that Sarah Andre and Sharon Wray are both Golden Heart finalists in the Romantic Suspense category!!
We’re so proud and excited and can’t wait to cheer them on this summer in San Antonio!
And now on to today’s winner…
You’ve won the digital copy of Avery Flynn’s newest release: High-Heeled Wonder.
Please click on the Contact Us key and let us know where to send it.
Thank you ALL for stopping by and adding to our eyesore-fashion list!
Congratulations also to the 2014 RITA Romantic Suspense nominees:
Toni Anderson: THE KILLING GAME
Carolyn Crane: OFF THE EDGE
(Frequent K&T guest!) Julie Ann Walker: THRILL RIDE
Erica Spindler: JUSTICE FOR SARA
On Tuesday, April 1st, Sarah is posting the first sentence of each of their books! Please stop by and read the lines, see their covers and check out their bios. She’s invited each of the nominees to visit, so please come and congratulate them!
The lucky winner of a copy of Mary Behre’s debut paranormal romantic suspense novel, SPIRITED, is…Patti Straight!
Patti, please contact us here with your snail mail address (if you prefer a print copy) and email address to claim your prize.
Next up: Our own Carey Baldwin! Carey is one of the very first authors HarperCollins chose to help launch their new IMPULSE WITNESS line. And next Tuesday we are celebrating her first thriller with this line, CONFESSION. It’s an awesome story that you won’t want to miss. Join us on Tuesday to help us celebrate!
For fans of Allison Brennan and Karen Rose comes Carey Baldwin, a daring new name in suspense, with the story of a serial killer out for blood—and the only woman who can stop his reign of terror.
They say the Santa Fe Saint comes to save your soul—by taking your life.
Newly minted psychiatrist Faith Clancy gets the shock of her life when her first patient confesses to the grisly Saint murders. By law Faith’s compelled to notify the authorities, but is her patient really the Saint? Or will she contribute to more death by turning the wrong man over to the police?
Faith is going to need all her wits and the help of a powerful adversary, Luke Jericho, if she’s to unravel the truth. But she doesn’t realize she’s about to become an unwitting pawn in a serial killer’s diabolical game. For once he’s finished with Faith, she’ll become his next victim.
Thank you all for stopping by and “meeting” author Rachel Kall this week. A random name was drawn from the commenters on her post. Rachel is going to gift that person a free ebook copy of PRESIDENTIAL PURSUIT!
Congratulations ST Bende! You are the lucky winner! Please click on the Contact Us button and let us know your email address and your preference (Nook or Kindle copy).
Join us on Tuesday, December 31st for a very special interview. Rachel Grant welcomes author Elizabeth Heiter on her debut release day!
CONGRATULATIONS TO JENNA BLUE WHO WINS A DIGITAL COPY OF:
Jenna, please click on the Contact Us tab above within the next 10 days and let us know where we can send it. I just know you’ll love the story!
CONGRATULATIONS TO JULIE OEST
Julie, you won a print copy of BODY OF EVIDENCE and an ebook by either: Melissa F Miller, M A Comley, Cheryl Bradshaw, Toni Dwiggins, or Phoenix Sullivan! Please Contact us with your mailing address and choice of ebook.
Next Tuesday Kiss and Thrill will be hosted by Diana Belchase. We look forward to seeing you then!
Winner of WHY DUKES SAY I DO by Manda Collins
Please click on the ‘Contact Us’ tab and let us know if you prefer digital or paperback and where to send it.
LINE UP OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS:
Tomorrow is Part 2 of Diana’s interview with Allison Leotta
Tuesday 8/13 we welcome Entangled author, MISTY EVANS