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Save the Contemporary

Dear Author

Save the Contemporary Closes But Coupon Still Good

Get 2 FREE romance books!Thanks to Harlequin, we have extended coupon shopping opportunity!

Now until 31 August 2009 use Coupon Code BLOGSPECIAL for an additional 15% off. It’s not just for Save the Contemporary – it’s all month long.

Thanks Harlequin! It’s shopping time!


Hot Under Pressure CoverTime to announce the Save the Contemporary winners!

Our blog/email winner, who will receive a LUSH Bath bomb, a Harlequin bag, and a set of both books, is Mari, who emailed about the books – thanks Mari!

And our Twitter winner is: Joanne Levy!

Book CoverAnd our Grand Prize Winner is…

*drumroll please*

Winning a Harlequin vintage art tote bag, both of the Save the Contemporary books, and the big honking awesome box of True Romance from LUSH: Jen Amber Autumn. Yay! (Jen! Email sarahATsmartbitchestrashybooksDOTcom with your mailing address!)

And for the next hour or two, you can still shop for ebooks at, 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 The coupon will expire in a few hours so shop wisely! And, like, now!

Thank you to Harlequin for sponsoring such great prizes and offering a coupon for everyone to win a discount on their favorite books. And thank you to… well, you, for spreading the word about contemporary romance. If you have any ideas for upcoming romances that are contemporary and also incredibly awesome, please let us know. Happy reading!

Dear Author

Last Call: Save the Contemporary

Hot Under Pressure CoverOnly a few more hours until our Save the Contemporary campaign ends for this month.

First up, with this promotion, thanks to Harlequin EVERYONE wins a hoppin’ big discount!

Book CoverFor the duration of the Save the Contemporary campaign this week only, Harlequin’s digital team is offering an additional 15% off the eBooks at, 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

For more prizes, you can enter to win our daily giveaway, and the grand prize, too.

Visit and tweet or email the link to someone, and you’re entered to win. Or, you can email us at {encode=”[email protected]” title=”[email protected]”} with a link to your blog entry about Save the Contemporary. The more times you forward the details of this giveaway, the greater chance you have of winning. If you Tweet, please use hashtag #stc so we can find yours.

Tonight at 9pm EST we’ll announce our two daily winners, one from the #stc stream and one from the email/blog entries.

Daily winners take home a vintage art totebag from Harlequin, copies of BOTH Save the Contemporary books, and a Lush Bath Bomb for use while reading the books.

But wait, there’s more! Also at 9pm, we’ll announce our Grand Prize winner, who takes home the bag, the books, and a the LUSH True Romance gift set, which includes massage bar, bath bombs and other treats.

Thank to Harlequin for hooking us up like whoa and boy howdy, and to Lush for having bath products that are lust-worthy. Going shopping for the bath prizes is just going to be miserable, really. Not at all.