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Save the Contemporary Daily Winner

Our daily winner for Part 2:

  • Janoda via Twitter
  • Moth via email/blog (she sent many an email recommending the post and contest)

Part two of our Save the Contemporary contest keeps on chugging though and YOU CAN STILL WIN: 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 , or or email us at [email protected] 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!


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

Special huge thanks to Harlequin for the books and the bags and the coupon-y goodness!

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Moth
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 19:45:47

    Yay! :D

  2. Jan Oda
    Aug 06, 2009 @ 04:02:42

    Crossposting this from SmartBitches

    I'm very glad I won, thanks SmartBitches and DearAuthor for the great innitiative.
    I've had a category addiction since I got a big box of 70's Harlequin books from my grandmother. They were very very wrong, with the typical ‘oops I thought you weren't a virgin so I raped you' storylines. Luckily that has changed by now.

    I also changed to the English versions recently, because I got tired from the translated versions where they cut all the references to American culture, and that often hurt the story.

    My personal category recommendation would be ‘Just a Litlle Fling' by Julie Kistler, it's an oldie (because we are terribly behind in Belgium), but it's deliciously funny.

    Thanks again! and good luck to all the others!

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