Days left until DEMON BOUND is out: 5
Days left until the national election: 5
If you are looking for the daily vote, you’re in the right spot.
If you are looking for where you’re supposed to vote for the grand prize or post your link to the Decision ’08 widget, click here. You’ll have to scroll down to vote or post your link in the comments. If you haven’t yet read the contest rules, now is a good time to do it.
Maybe it’s a little wrong to be calling two of these books ‘old school’ — they aren’t from the same era as the old school bodice rippers — but they are the books that readers often refer to when they hearken back to what romance ‘used to be.’ They often hold the top places in “Best of…” lists, and phrases like ‘transcend the genre’ are used with regularity when discussing them … yet there must be newer readers who haven’t yet had a chance to try either of these classic romances by Kinsale and Chase.
But this year, we’ve seen praises lavished on two newcomers (praise that is, IMO, well-deserved.) Comparisons to those old school greats are made, but also phrases like, ‘breathing new life into the historical romance genre.’ And I’m sure there are just as many readers who haven’t tried either Thomas or Bourne.
Here’s your chance. If you’ve read and loved the old school romances, you get an opportunity to try (and compare) the newbies. If you’ve read the newbies and are wondering how they compare to the classics, you can vote to win those books. If you’ve read them all, you can vote for your favorites and push them onto a reader who hasn’t tried them … or on someone who is still calling romances “bodice rippers.” And if you haven’t read any of them, you can just vote for the ones you want to read the most. Your choices are:
Vote for your favorite. The winner will receive the most popular choice, along with a copy of any title from my backlist (books 1-6 of the Guardian series — this does not include Demon Bound.)
My backlist suggestion: DEMON ANGEL, because you’ve got an old school clinch on the cover (confession: I love clinches) a good portion of the book takes place in historical times, it’s as long as some of those old-school books. And my book managed to do something that NONE of these awesome novels did: it got three stars from Romantic Times. Yeah, you just TRY to get three stars, Kinsale! I betcha can’t!
So, are you ready to vote? Great! But first, a word from our sponsor:
Note: Voting does not enter you to win.
Everyone can vote, but only by leaving a comment in this post are you eligible to win whichever option receives the most votes by the end of the day.
Feel free to simply state “voted” or “present” or even a smiley to enter — or, you might choose to argue your case. Comments from dissenters, moderates, and fangirls are all welcome, but personal attacks will get you disqualified.
Don’t forget to vote in the Grand Prize poll by November 3rd — everyone can vote in that poll, even if you don’t post the widget anywhere.
For complete rules and instructions in how to receive an additional entry into the Grand Prize drawing, please visit DEMON BOUND headquarters.