Imagine my excitement when I learned that not only did my book land in first place in the Novella category of a contest, but I tied for first place with one of my favorite authors.
Cowboy Jackpot: Christmas tied for first place in the Gulf Coast Chapter Romance Writers of America Silken Sands Self-Published Star Contest. I love this contest because it promotes the indie authors who create quality published works.
I also love the Silken Sands Writers Conference that takes place on the beach in Florida every other spring. I’ve been twice, and I’m looking forward to attending again next year.
Okay, sorry, I got lost there for a minute, dreaming about Pensacola Beach.
Yesterday when I received a congratulatory e-mail from the contest coordinator, I truly didn’t expect to click on the link to find my name as a 1st place winner. I was ridiculously thrilled, but even more so when I saw that the book that tied with mine for 1st place was written by the amazing Opal Carew. Wow!
She’s been a must-read of mine for years, and I adore her writing style and her imaginative story plots. I’m honored to be sharing the win with Ms. Carew.
The prizes for the contest are a Starfish Award, and my cover in an ad in the Romance Writers Report magazine. Now for the big question – can I put the words “Award Winning Author” in front of my name without blushing too much?
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists in the contest. I look forward to reading your stories.
Book Blurb: A lucky first kiss in front of a Las Vegas slot machine pays off big for bull rider Boone Hancock and New York college student Gigi Colberg-Staub. As they celebrate their win, an intense attraction develops, and they spend a hot, sensual night in each other’s arms. When Boone inadvertently reveals his true objective, Gigi walks out of his life. Boone quickly recognizes his mistake and acknowledges his deep feelings for her. He’s willing to take a chance on love, but is it too late to win her back?
Read the first chapter HERE
“Rode Hard and Put Up Satisfied”
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