A VERY SPECIAL CONTEST FOR ROMANCE READERS!
Here’s your chance to suggest a plot to
a romance writer—and win some fabulous prizes!
In 2008, Stephanie Laurens, Mary Balogh, me, and Candice
Hern put together an anthology of novellas based on the same plot premise.
It Happened One Night
was a NY Times bestseller. Now, the four of us are ready to do it again ... but this time we want YOU to choose the plot!
Do you love
Cinderella stories or madcap romps? Reunion stories and second chances? Emotional tear-jerkers or a hint of mystery? Do you like
older heroines or damsels in distress? Wounded heroes or reformed rakes? Explorers? Soldiers? On-the-shelf spinsters?
fancy, you now have a chance to suggest your plot for consideration for a Regency novella, to be voted on by readers. Stephanie
Laurens, Mary Balogh, me, and Candice Hern will each write a novella based on the winning plot, all to be published by
HarperCollins/Avon in 2011 in the anthology
It Happened One Season. Click on the
button above to access the contest site, where an entry form asks for three plot elements to describe your favorite Regency
romance plot. (As an example, the three plot elements used for
It Happened One Night
were 1) the hero and heroine knew each other in some way but haven't met for ten years, 2) they are both stranded overnight at a
country inn, and 3) the story must take place within a 24-hour period.) The only caveat for the new anthology is that the story
you propose must be able to take place during a Regency social season.
[Helpful hint: You might consider that one of your three plot
elements be related to character and another to conflict.]
Here is the
1 - 14: contest entries accepted
15 - 24: authors judge entries and select four finalists
25: finalists announced and each of the four story ideas are posted for voting
25 - March 13: general voting on the four finalist plots
14: Winner announced
Click here for official contest rules.
The prizes for
this unprecedented contest are terrific!. The grand prize winner will be acknowledged on the dedication page of the anthology
It Happened One Season
and will receive a $1,000 American Express gift card and a copy of the anthology signed by all four authors. The four
semi-finalists will each receive a $100 American Express gift card and a set of personalized autographed books from the four
this extraordinary opportunity to be a part of creating a romance novella. Click
here or on the button above to enter this
very special contest.
You must be
18 or over to enter, and be a resident of the United States.