Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Emerald City RWA Giveaway

You know, for a romance fan, there aren't many places that are better to live in than Seattle.

For one, it's gorgeous.  You may have heard that it rains all the time--and yes, it can be dreary in the winter, BUT it's also lush and green all year.  I have camellias in my yard that bloom every January.  January!  And on a clear day, the view of the Cascades or the Olympics or Mt. Rainier or the Sound or one of the many lakes is a great mood lifter.

Honestly, I don't mind the overcast weather.  Because what goes better with a great book than a cozy sofa, a hot beverage, and the sound of rain on your windows?  I'm not alone, because Seattle still ranks as the #1 American city for booksellers per capita.

But for the true book geek, the fact that the Pacific Northwest is home to an amazing number of great authors has to be the best thing about being a reader in Seattle.  And for a romance reader in particular, the Emerald City RWA bookfair is the candy store to my inner kid.

It's really an embarrassment of riches.  Earlier this year, I went to a Bookperk "tea" and met Julia Quinn and Eloisa James.  I've been to signings by Candy Tan, Jacquelyn Carey, Kim Harrison, and Patricia Briggs.  I bumped into Jayne Ann Krentz and Stella Cameron in the Barnes and Noble, for crying out loud!

So what does a person do when they have it really, really good?  Share the wealth!

I thought about a couple of different ways to do this, but in the end, I'm a fan of the KISS Principle: Keep It Simple, Stupid. 

So Here's The Deal:

Check the author roster in the post below, then leave me a comment telling me which of these talented authors you would like to have a signed book from. If you win, I'll get it for you, and send it to you.  Simple!

I'm feeling generous, so it's open world-wide.  You get one extra entry/chance if you share this post on FaceBook, Tweet, or "like" Alpha Heroes' FaceBook page.  Contest closes at midnight Pacific time Thursday, Oct. 27, and I'll run the pick sometime Friday morning.

Oh! and breaking news:  Julia Quinn is not on the official list for the bookfair, but she confirmed in her Facebook feed that she'll be there.  So she's an option too!


Kathryn said...

Oh - oh - oh!
Meljean Brook please.

And yes, you're very lucky to be in Seattle. I recently read that you all have the best funded library system in the country, too.
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Starr K said...

Sherrilyn kenyon please!!!

TJ said...

Never been to Seattle, but it brings to mind the movie, Sleepless in Seattle. :)

Hoola Tallulah said...

What an awesome giveaway, totally unique! Honestly, I have not read any of the authors listed, but I love a good read and if I were fortunate enough to win, would be delighted for you to choose one for me (I love a bit of romance and not so much thrillers or crime stuffs).
Thanks for your generosity, and man I have to visit Seattle, it looks and sounds amazing.

donnas said...

Great giveaway. So many great authors. Hope you have fun!!

Elisabeth Naughton please

I liked the FB page

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Kaetrin said...

I'd love a signed copy of Everything I Know About Love I Learned From Romance Novels by Sarah Wendell!

I holidayed in Seattle briefly in 1994 and I liked it very much - beautiful scenery and interesting places and people. The highlight for me was the underground tour. Very cool!

Have fun at the book fair. ...off to like your page on Facebook now.

Candis Terry said...

It was great to meet you! See you next year!


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