Friday, December 10, 2010

Anything Goes Friday

The Minxes have collected a few interesting links and bits of news to share with you today.

First up is news (courtesy of Julie Cohen) that Chick Lit Reviews is running a contest in which Little Black Dress Books is giving away 25 books. This contest is for UK residents only and closes at midnight tonight, so don't delay.

I'm a big fan of LBD's books. If you haven't discovered them yet, then you're missing out. These aren't just your run-of-the-mill chick lit; they're fun, full of sass and humour, sometimes with a touch of the paranormal, sometimes deep and thought-provoking. I recommend Julie Cohen, Nell Dixon, Lucy Broadbent and Valerie Frankel.

We heard at the RNA conference earlier this year that LBD were taking a hiatus, as they'd been knocked by the closure of their biggest distributer, but I sincerely hope this contest is the sign of a come-back, since their demise would be a huge loss to readers (and writers). If any of our blog readers has more news on this, we'd love to hear it!

Next up is the call for submissions for the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. This will be the fourth time they're running this contest, and you can find out more here.

Random House is running a Christmas contest for avid readers. Every day through December they're giving away prizes of books and eReaders. What a great Christmas gift to readers!

Last, but most certainly not least, the Minxes would like to shout out a massive "Congratulations!" to our Sassy friend, Jackie Ashenden, who has won the High Five Contest run by the Romance Writers of Australia. Well done also to runner-up Rachael Johns. We're so pleased for you ladies!

And now, just because I can, I'm going to reveal my current addiction. And yes, this is even bigger than my addiction to chocolate. Can you guess what it is? If you still don't get it, check out Lacey's blog, which is where it all started.


Maya Blake said...

Congrats again to you, Jackie! And the very best of luck to anyone entering any of the competitions! Have a lovely weekend, all :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Jackie and Rachael!! Way to go ladies!!


Sally Clements said...

Congrats Jackie and Rachael! and Lacey, I think you'll have to do a monday minx soon to tell us all about these yummy men!

Maya Blake said...

Oh yeesh! Forgot to add Rachel in congrats. Rachel, it wasn't intentional. Mega congrats on finalling!!

Lacey Devlin said...

Is it bad that I zoomed in on the picture first? Does it mean I should join a help group or shave my head for a cult? It's Romy's fault ;).

Congrats to Jackie and Rachael!! The pair of you are disgustingly talented and I'm looking forward to the day I can elbow someone else out of the way to get my hands on your first book.

Suzanne Ross Jones said...

YAY, well done Jackie and Rachael.


Kelly Hunter said...

Congratulations Jackie and Rachael. Competition wins are such a boost!

And Romy, I do believe I share your current addiction. Especially if you're shipping Damon and Elena. Le shivery satisfied sigh. Sorry Stefan but just... no.

Nas said...

Congratulations to Jackie and Rachel. You ladies are so talented, so well deserved!

And I share your addiction, Romy! I have Damon Salvatore in action over in my blog on the free read page!