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Added by Kate Allan on February 4, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments
The inaugural Romance Reader Awards were presented at a gala ball on 22 October attended by authors and publishing executives in the romantic surroundings of Hunton Park in Hertfordshire.
The Romance Reader Awards winners were presented with trophies from sponsors Total-E-Bound and Choc Lit. The winners were:
We're delighted to be welcoming Xcite Books to the Festival of Romance who will be launching an Xciting competition to win a publishing contract! The Festival of Romance interviewed Antonia Adams who is an editor at Xcite Books.…
Added by Kate Allan on October 19, 2011 at 9:48 — No Comments
The Festival of Romance is delighted to interview Laura Hulley, Editor at Total-E-Bound Publishing, an independent publisher of top quality erotic romance books for the adventurous reader. Laura will be at the Festival all weekend to chat to readers and writers…Continue
We're delighted to be welcoming Mills and Boon to the Festival of Romance on Saturday 22nd October. In the meantime Mills and Boon would like to let you know about their New Voices Competition:
Added by Kate Allan on October 6, 2011 at 8:39 — No Comments
Or I could have titled this blog: Historical author writes in the present
I have been a very bad author in the last couple of years and my excuse is 23 months old and currently chasing the dog around the sitting room giving me a few minutes to sneak onto the computer. By bad author I mean I've not really written a lot. It's better now as I'm getting on with my work-in-progress at an ok rate. But in the 15 months after I had my baby all I…Continue
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Shortlists for Brand New Romantic Fiction Awards Announced
26 September 2011. The Festival of Romance is delighted to announce the shortlists…Continue
In August the Festival of Romance polled 58 UK romantic novelists about the attributes they thought made the perfect man. Over the last month, UK women were invited to take the same poll and here are the results.
The poll asked whether a long list of different attributes were "essential", "desirable" or "not important". Romantic…Continue
Added by Kate Allan on September 25, 2011 at 9:57 — No Comments
August 2nd 2011. A hot, humid day in Hertfordshire. I arrived at Hunton Park delighted to leave the close confines of the car for an assignation with romantic hero (aka event organiser) Jeremy Guy. We crunched across the gravel and into the newer portion of the building. The waft of cool air conditioning hit.
Won't need that in October, I thought, but, looking out onto the terraced gardens I still hoped the weather would be nice enough.
We sat down on a comfortable…Continue
The flyers for the Festival of Romance look lovely! They are on card and have a little map on the back as well as a list of the authors taking part. The front has the Festival of Romance logo and highlights of what is happening over the two days:
* Celebrity author interviews…Continue
Added by Kate Allan on July 17, 2011 at 11:47 — No Comments
"For the skirl of that bulletin unpicks the world like a knot," wrote depressive English poet Philip Larkin in his 1950 poem If, My Darling. One of my favourite literary quotes because of the sound of the language - skirl, bulletin, unpicks - and the metaphor.
But what was this bulletin? That his loved one, should she jump like Alice [in Wonderland] into his mind, would not find a cosy fireside seat and drink but that things were rather more unwholesome. "A…Continue
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