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For any published authors who may have missed my blog comments on this, please be aware that the deadline for submission for the Festival Reader Awards is fast approaching - 1st September 2011.…Continue
Here's a note about the Awards integral to the Festival of Romance for anyone who might be interested in participating either as a reader or an author...There will be three Awards open to delegates -…Continue
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The deadline for the Festival Reader Awards is fast approaching: 1st September - So if any of you published authors have novels out, or about to come out, that are eligible for the Awards then please submit soon! There are Awards available for both Best Romantic Read and Best Historical Read. Submissions will be accepted of any novel of romantic fiction first published in print in the UK between 1st October 2010 and 30 September 2011 whose author is attending the Festival (on Friday…Continue
As Moderator of the Festival of Romance Reader Awards, I've been very impressed with the quality and number of novels so far submitted for the 'Best Historical' Award. Please keep them coming in, the more the better! What's slightly surprised me so far is that we've had a relatively modest number of submissions in the 'Best Romantic Read' category - contemporary romance, put broadly - romance that isn't historical. At the moment the field is close to wide open. So if you're the author of a…Continue
There's no right answer to the question, 'What makes for a good romantic read?'; everyone will have their own views. I spoke to Elaine Saunders, professional copywriter and founder of Facebook's Post-Chicklit Book Group, to find out what she thinks.
Elaine, let's begin with the single most important quality that makes a romantic read really good - what is that for you?
I like a romance which…