Please help me out by voting: http://indtale.com/2014-rone-awards-week-one
I'm calling Dearest Irish "The Little Book That Could."
I want to tell you a little about BigAl’s Books and Pals, where my book, Dearest Irish (Texas Devlins, Rose’s Story) is nominated for a 2014 Reader’s Choice Award in the Romance category. It’s a tight race!
BigAl's Books and Pals was recently selected as the Best Review Site by Indies Unlimited. That’s quite an accolade, but it’s well deserved. Al is one of the most respected online reviewers around. The fact that Al and his Pals are dedicated to supporting indie authors puts their reviews in big demand. My hope is to have Al as my guest here in the near future.
Quoting the message I received about Dearest Irish being nominated:
“In the twelve months ending February 28th, 2014, BigAl and the Pals will have received over 1,400 books to consider for review and published 368 book reviews. From those, we chose the books we felt stood out from the pack as exceptional examples of Indie (self-published and small press) writing and divided them into thirteen categories. ”
You can understand why I’m so thrilled to see my book among the chosen few. This being my second year in a row to receive an award nomination from Books and Pals simply astounds me. Even though last year’s entry, Dashing Irish, didn’t win in its category, I’m proud just to have been a nominee. Should I be lucky enough to win this year, I will dance on air. Your vote can help me achieve that goal.
If you decide to vote, click the following link:
http://booksandpals.blogspot.com/2014/02/readers-choice.html Once there, scroll down to the contest and click on the “Your vote in the Romance category” box. This takes you to the voting page for that category. Dearest Irish is the first book listed. Many thanks!
Voting is open for the Readers Choice Awards on Books and Pals. Please help me out by voting for Dearest Irish in the Romance category. I'm up against tough competitors, so every vote counts.
Big Al is offering some nice giveaway prizes, including a $50 Amazon gift card.
It would really help if you'd tweet and share for me. Thank you!
This link will take you to the voting page:
Big news! Dearest Irish (Texas Devlins, book 3) has been nominated for a 2014 Readers' Choice Award on Books and Pals in the Romance category. Books and Pals is an influential online review site dedicated to indie authors like me. Had to share the news with y'all! Voting opens on March 2nd. I'll post a reminder that day. Sure hope you'll vote for me and spread the word to your friends!
If you would like to learn more about Big Al and his Pals, visit these sites:
Dearest Irish (Texas Devlins, Rose’s Story)
http://tinyurl.com/l64ctss (Barnes & Noble))
How do you like my new badge from the PRG? Isn’t it pretty? No, I didn’t win the contest. Sigh. But I did place third, not bad. Now I have a matched set of these little beauties. Well, not quite. The one I received in 2011 was for 2nd Place, although it wasn’t labeled as such. It was labeled “Winner”. The Guild has evidently changed their badges since then to reflect how the entrant placed in the contest. More fair I must concede. Anyway, I’m quite happy with both.
2014 Winter Rose Contest
Romance authors, published and unpublished, you are invited to enter this highly respected contest sponsored by the Yellow Rose chapter of Romance Writers of America. The entry deadline is January 26th. That’s coming up fast! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have your work read and evaluated by experienced authors, many of them published. For detailed entry information visit: http://yellowroserwa.com/winter-rose-contest-unpublished-authors/
If you are published, click Winter Rose Contest for Published Authors on the sidebar.