The winner of the ARC of Goddess of the Hunt is . . . Lorelei Brown! Yay! Lorelei, e-mail me your address and it will go out in the mail tomorrow.
And while we’re at it, I want to register two squees. First, for Maggie Robinson. You may remember that she sold her first two sensual erotic historical romance to Berkley Heat a month or two ago–to be marketed under Margaret Rowe. Now, she’s sold four books and two novellas to Kensington Brava. Congratulations, Maggie! You are going to be a superstar!
Second, I want to take a moment to squee for Vicky Dreiling. A year and a half ago, Vicky and I both had historical romances that finaled in North Texas’s Great Expectations contest. Vicky took first place; I took last. But before they’d announced the judging results, we had exchanged a few e-mails, discovered that we met at RWA Nationals the year before. We both had our ups and downs in the months that followed–and sometime in May last year I sent her this in an e-mail:
I just have this feeling about you, too–even though I’ve never read anything you wrote except those 100 words I saw on Bookend’s website. I just *know* you’re going to sell, and when you do, I’m going to be first in line to buy that book.
And guess what? Vicky Dreiling just sold a trilogy to Grand Central!
So go congratulate these ladies. And hopefully, in a year, I will be giving away ARCs to their books.