Aug 4 2009
This time, we’re featuring two books – yes, two. Some of the great contemporary stories are found in category romance, so we’ve picked two books that we both really loved.
- Hot Under Pressure by Kathleen O’Reilly (review by SB Sarah)
- The Magnate’s Make Believe Mistress by Bronwyn Jameson (review by Jane)
Our contest takes its inspiration from Kathleen O’Reilly, who was explaining to Sarah what made category romance so great:
…a category novel will exactly fit the time it takes for me to run a hot tub of water until the water turns too cold to stand, which is the exact amount of peace I have until my family figures out where I’m hiding.
To encourage total indulgence, relaxation, and contemporary romance reading, Jane and Sarah have put together a multi-part contest with daily prizes this week only, plus a grand prize at the end.
HOW TO ENTER
First: at 9pm EST, 8pm CST, today (4 August) Jane and Sarah will select 10 winners from the comments to this entry on each of their sites. Those lucky winners will receive a copy of both Hot Under Pressure by Kathleen O’Reilly and The Magnate’s Make Believe Mistress by Bronwyn Jameson.
Second: every day this week at 9pm EST, two winners a day will be chosen from those who Twitter about the Save the Contemporary campaign (#stc) and from those who blog about or email the contest entry. To email, simply forward the details to a friend using the "Email This Page" link at Save the Contemporary.com , or or email us at email@example.com with a link to your blog entry. The more times you forward the details of this giveaway, the greater chance you have of winning. For the Tweet campaign, use the "Share This" button and twitter the contest link, along with whatever you want to say about contemporary category romances — but don’t forget the #stc tag!
To sum up, leave a comment to win a copy of the books. Make the contest viral by either going to “savethecontemporary.com” to use the Email This Page / Share This or twittering the contest using #stc. Virality = more prizes!
WHAT THE ABOUT THE PRIZES
We’ll pick one winner a day at 9pm EST/8pm CST from those who blog/email, and one from that day’s #stc tweets. Each daily winner will receive:
- a Harlequin vintage cover art bag with a copy of each book
- a bath bomb from LUSH for use while reading the books
Finally, on Friday at 9pm EST, we’ll pick our grand prize winner from all who entered, and the grand prize winner will receive a Harlequin cover art bag, a copy of each book, and the LUSH True Romance gift set, which includes massage bar, bath bombs and other treats.
Jane and Sarah are all about the True Romance, after all.
PLUS, for the duration of the Save the Contemporary campaign this week only, Harlequin’s digital team is offering an additional 15% off the eBooks at eHarlequin, for a total of 25% off the digital list price. The coupon code is BLOGSPECIAL, and you can use it at checkout for purchases storewide at eHarlequin.com.
Special huge thanks to Harlequin for the books and the bags and the coupon-y goodness!
Head over to SaveTheContemporary.com for the details, and help us spread the word about great romance by helping us save the contemporary.