Seekerville presents our Bridal Edition, because who doesn't love a wedding?
So talk to us. Your favorite wedding movie? (Mamma Mia?) (Father of the Bride?) Who's your favorite bride? (Toula, My Big Fat Greek Wedding?) (Anne, The Bachelor?) Or tell us what's your favorite part of the wedding hoopla? (the proposal?) (the ceremony?) (the reception?)
Today we're giving away something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue!
Something old: Tina Radcliffe's January release, The Rancher's Reunion
Something new: Missy Tippens' April release, A Family for Faith.
Something borrowed: A Seekerville Unpubbed Island Necklace
Something blue: Debby Giusti's May release, The Officer's Secret.
Winners announced in the Weekend Edition.
BTW, my favorite part of wedding is bridesmaids. If you agree, you'll want to create your own bridesmaid photo opp here
We Have Winners!
Please contact Seekerville through our new web email if you are a winner and if needed, provide your snail mail address. Please note our giveaway rules in the right lower column of Seekerville.
Tuesday Ruth Logan Herne shared When Life Messes with Fiction: Dealing with Reality Timelines. The winners of promise copies of Small-Town Hearts are DaisyTea and Michelle
Love Inspired author Glynna Kaye brought us What's Holding You Back? Part 4: Story Logjam. Winner of Kelly L. Stone's Time to Write is CatMom.
Thomas Nelson author Cara Lynn James was your hostess with The Importance of Setting. The winner of an ARC of Love by the Book, her July 2011 release and the third of her Ladies of Summerhill series is Sally Bradley.
Friday was our May Contest Update. The prize vault was open and the winner of Mary Connealy's Deep Trouble is Nancy Kimball.
Our Saturday First Five Pages critique winner is Kirsten Arnold.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Barbour author Mary Connealy is your trouble maker today. AND, she's giving away a copy of her latest release, Deep Trouble.
Tuesday: Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe will be live on the shores of Unpubbed Island to share today with her post, Are You Right Where You're Supposed to Be? Stop by for encouragement and a giveaway!
Wednesday: Multnomah author Meg Moseley (When Sparrows Fall) is our special guest blogger today.
Thursday: We are delighted to have Harlequin Romance author Donna Alward in Seekerville today, talking about Service. She's also giving away a copy of Honeymoon with the Rancher, her May release.
Friday: Love Inspired author and Seeker Audra Harders is your hostess today!
Brenda Novak's Annual Auction for the Cure of Diabetes 2011 begins TODAY. Seekerville is giving away a Kindle loaded with Seeker Books and & Autographed Books! Come on out to the auction. A great cause and some great prizes!
Congratulations to Debby Giusti who is a finalist in the Traditional Category of the NRCA with her Love Inspired Suspense, Killer Headline. Winners are announced in NYC, at the RWA Conference.
And don't miss Debby's ad for The Officer's Secret on page 34 of the May RWR!
Don't miss Julie Lessman's Cold Call interview at Writing for Christ: The Audience of One!
And CONGRATULATIONS to Julie Lessman who won two Number One Favorite Family Fiction Readers Choice Awards: for Romance Fiction Author and for Series of the Year.
Please visit the eHarlequin community the week before Mother's Day for lots of fun activities. Missy will be sponsoring an event Thursday, May 5. Come tell what makes your mom/mother figure special! The link will be active on May 5th.
Spin on over to Vince Mooney's interview with Captain Trent Michaels, hero of Ruthy's "Reunited Hearts". A true sage and philosopher in his own right, grab a cup of coffee and see what Vince wants to know about... and Trent's answers might surprise you!
On Saturday, May 7th, from 9-11 A.M., Ruthy will be at the Black-Eyed Susan Acoustic Cafe for a delightful "meet and greet" breakfast hosted by Karen and Don Ash, owners and proprietors of the cafe and The Angelica Sweet Shop. Angelica, NY (population 900) served as the inspiration for Ruthy's "Jamison, NY" the sweet, Brigadoon-like town that provides part of the setting for her Allegany County series. Tickets for breakfast are available for $9.95 from the cafe: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 585-466-3399
This is it! The Big Release Week! Don't miss multiple chances to get into Deep Trouble with Mary Connealy.
Stop by Casey Herringshaw's blog on May 2nd, and Joy Avery Melville's blog on May 3rd for a chance to win Deep Trouble.
If that isn't enough Deep Trouble, Mary will be on Cheryl St. John's blog, From the Heart, on May 6th, and on Barbara White Daille's blog on May 6th.
Are you sensing a pattern here? Stop by Carmen Boley's blog, A Sequence of Continuous Delights, also May 6th for yet another opportunity to win Deep Trouble.
- Do know what an old fashioned wedding night shivaree/chivaree is? Check it out here.
- Want to jump to the top of the slush pile? Check out this item on the Brenda Novak Auction site: Evaluation of Partial by Tina James, Sr Editor of Love Inspired w/Follow-Up Phone Consultation. The winner of this auction will receive an evaluation of their partial unpublished manuscript aimed at Love Inspired Suspense OR Love Inspired Historical.
- One Unpublished Maggie entry has been placed on the Brenda Novak Auction site. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to enter the Maggie writing competition and support Diabetes research. Check it out here.
- A special thank you goes out to DREAM from eHarlequin who wrangled two sets of Love Inspired Historical for giveaways during her visit in Seekerville to share the Love Inspired Historical Pitch with Senior Editor Tina James with us. Remember, May 5th is the deadline.
- Do Editors Edit? by Caroline Tolley(Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood)
- We Love Barbara Vey, of Beyond Her Blog. Do Check Out Her Upcoming Schedule so you can possibly meet her in person!
- Two New ACFW Programs (Afictionado)
- How not to write a query letter? Check out Query Shark.
Have a great week!