As romance writers and readers it's only appropriate that we devote two weekends to Valentines Day.
Question for the weekend: are you a plot driven writer or a character driven writer? Readers, is the most enjoyable part of the book the characters or the plot?
Of course we have Godiva bars to give away this weekend! Milk, or Dark?
We Have Winners
Giveaway rules can be found here. Please drop us a line to claim your giveaway at firstname.lastname@example.org. All prizes not claimed in 8 weeks go back into the prize vault. We wish we could contact all our winners individually, but we'd rather write books! And P.S. -if we forget to send our your prize DO let us know after 8 weeks per our rules.
Did you claim your giveaway from LAST WEEK?
Monday Mary Connealy asked the fateful question, "Why can I find time to check my email while Superman is ramming Zod's head into the Statue of Liberty?" Winner of a signed copy of The Homestead Brides Collection is Janet Ferguson. Winner of a T-Shirt that says: NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A WOMAN WITH WRITING SKILLS is Cindy Huff.
Tuesday we welcomed 2013 & 2014 Genesis winner Laurie Tomlinson to Seekerville. Not only does Laurie write and write well, but she's a VA. That's Virtual Assistant. Laurie shared, "Can a Virtual Assistant Help Your Writing Career?" Chill'N is the winner of their choice of a Staples or Office Depot gift card.
Wednesday we welcomed editor and reviewer Leslie McKee to Seekerville. You may know Leslie from RT Bookreviews Magazine. She shared some inside scoop about how she made the leap from reader to reviewer and more with her post, "Reviews and Reviewers: A Love/Hate Relationship." Tanara McCauley is the winner of an Amazon gift card in honor of her visit.
On Thursday Colorado Seeker, Audra Harders was our hostess with her post, "Does Length Really Matter? Winner of an Amazon gift card is Naomi Rawlings and we are working on a Get the House Ready for Baby Month--honest.
Next Week in Seekerville
Love Our Readers Lunch
ROSE COTTAGE- Kennesaw, GA
February 14, 2015 at 10:00AM to 1:00PM
TICKETS ARE LIMITED!!
Click here to purchase tickets. Thank you to FoxTale Book Shoppe for being our bookseller for this event!
FREE DOWNLOAD IN TIME FOR VALENTINE’S DAY!! Julie Lessman’s award-winning Irish love story, A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW, will be available for free Kindle download FEBRUARY 10-14, so please spread the word! A Light in the Window is the winner of the 2013 International Digital Award, 2013 Reader’s Crown Award, and the 2013 Book Buyers Best Award and currently has 178 five-star reviews on Amazon and a 4.7 rating, so check out the video starring Julie’s daughter for a sneak peek here: ALITW Video.
THE RESULTS ARE IN!!! Super congrats to the winning authors in Family Fiction Magazine's TOP TEN NOVELS OF 2014, including our own Julie Lessman with her novel Surprised by Love. Check out the list here: Family Fiction’s Top Ten Novels of 2014
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