For those not familiar with Dear Author, we are running a reader contest in conjunction with the RITAs (reader defined as any person who reads romances regardless of occupation ;) ). The RITAs are the highest industry award that a romance writer can receive. The RITA winners are announced every summer in July at a convention awards banquet. This year, we created a contest. Any reader can fill out a ballot and submit their guesses for who will be announced the RITA winner in July. The reader's ballot closest to being right will win a basket full of RITA winning books. We’ve had some spectacularly generous publishers who have donated books, like Harlequin and Dorchester.
The ballot is very easy. It consists of 12 drop down boxes that provide the names of the author, book and publishing house. You need only provide your email address to be entered. The whole process shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes. We hope that if you haven't already filled out a ballot, you will do so.
We’ll give away a set of the above books to give away to a random balloter. You’ll want this because apparently Marjorie Liu is one kick ass writer but I didn’t realize it until last night. I just finished my first Liu, Soul Song . It was all shades of awesomeness and now I HAVE to read the previous 5.