Reading for the RNA Awards Post the Second

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So, award of the Teacake to all the lovely people who have signed up and nominated their friend/sister/mum/granny to sign up. No blokes – why’s that? Male authors are represented among the contenders – No, I’m not saying.

But you are not too late. I need THREE Readers per entry and hidden in the comments I have 19 responders. Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is for you.

Roses in the Botanical Gardens Sheffield

Roses in the Botanical Gardens Sheffield

Others have sent me names privately.  Thank you all fulsomely.

And my point?

Not all of those people wanted to carry on after they thought about it. That’s okay. Thank you, too, for thinking about it. One or two of you are noted for next year. Awsome.

……………………and my actual point?

Shortfall. There’s still a need for YOU to read some wonderful up-to-the-minute ROMANCE

Leave your name in the comments, please. Anne

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Readers Wanted RNA Annual Awards

100_5755As the deadline for entries of the annual awards of the Romantic Novelists’ Association thunders towards us, it becomes necessary to find new names for our readers’ panel.

If you would like to be considered for the reading panel, take a look at the form below.

Working towards the shortlist might mean fewer books and a shorter timescale. Readers might also be asked to read for the main awards in paperback.

APPLICATION TO BE A READER FOR THE RoNA Rose Award and E-books in the main Awards

IF SELECTED, I UNDERTAKE TO READ UP TO FIVE NOVELS AND RETURN THE SCORE SHEETS FOR THESE WITHIN SIX WEEKS. I AM NOT A MEMBER OF THE RNA. I am/am not a member of the Choc Lit reading panel. I have/don’t have an e-reader suitable for PDFs (Delete as appropriate)

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ARE THERE ANY TYPES OF ROMANTIC NOVEL YOU PREFER NOT TO READ (such as Medical/Historical etc)?

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HOW MANY BOOKS DO YOU USUALLY READ IN A YEAR: ……………(approximately)

 

WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE READERS OF ALL AGES ON OUR PANEL. PLEASE GIVE US AN INDICATION OF YOUR AGE BY CIRCLING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING :

20-30                30-40                40-50                50-70                70+

I HAVE NO OBJECTION TO MY NAME AND ADDRESS BEING KEPT ON A COMPUTER FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF MAILING RNA COMMUNICATIONS TO ME (UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE DATA PROTECTION ACT 1984)

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Interested? Leave your name in the comments, please, and I’ll get back to you.

 

New Release – The Scandalous Proposal of Lord Bennett by Raven McAllan

Another Regency author and a sparkling release. Raven McAllan

Shelli Rosewarne

Hi all,

I’m thrilled to have the lovely Raven McAllan visiting today with her new release, The Scandalous Proposal of Lord Bennett (well, I’m intrigued already!). If you love a bit of Regency (and really, who doesn’t?) you’ll love Raven’s sizzling stories. *sits back and puts her feet up*

Hi everyone. It’s great to be here and talking about my latest book, The Scandalous Proposal of Lord Bennett.
It’s my debut novel with Carina, out on 22nd of September on Amazon and Kobo. I’m more than a little excited. As every publishing house works in different ways, it’s been a steep, and thrilling learning curve. I’m enjoying every second of it.
I fell into writing Regency romance almost by accident. I’ve always been fascinated by that era, by the undercurrents and the secrets that filled the ton and the way people behaved, and decided I’d like to see if I…

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Murder, She Thought

Well, now, it’s probably better to murder people on paper than in real life. Do wonder about the switching of genre Allis touches on. I’m writing something at present in Scots vernacular. I hear it in my head as I did so readily when I wrote my first play, Horizons. There’s an exciting energy about it. Although I do get that feeling when my regency dialogue is going well, too, I know.
What do you think, visitors? Do you like your favourite writers to try out other genres? Do you prefer your favourite writers to stay with what you first encountered and loved?

Allis Gordon

I’ve been thinking a lot about murder recently. Not on my own account; it’s never struck me as a particularly practical solution to difficulties, apart from the fact that it’s so hard to get blood out of fabric. You can soak it in cold water forever but there’s still a lingering shadow that has to be treated with biological washing powder. No, I’ve spent the summer reading a lot of cosy (or cozy) crime. I try to avoid reading Regencies when I’m writing my own, as it just depresses me to see how much better other authors manage it.

I like cosy crime for the atmosphere and world it creates. I usually don’t care about the victim, and I can never spot the clues which lead to the perpetrator, so the whole mystery thing is just a side show. Instead, I enjoy an insight into small-town libraries (Elizabeth Lynn Casey)…

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