Woke up to some fantastic news I needed: The Big One, my Prepper Romance with Decadent Publishing, is a finalist for a Passionate Plume for Best Novella with the RWA Passionate Ink chapter! Wahoo!
This marks the second contest where the book has finaled. It’s also up for a Bookie Award through Authors After Dark readers, and it was Dawn’s Staff Pick at ARe!
Keep your fingers crossed! There are lots of familiar names on the list. Major congratulations go out to my fellow nominees, especially my OCC/RWA chapter mate Ophelia Bell for After You, and writing friend Dena Garson for the Future/Fantasy/Sci-Fi nom for Mystic's Touch.
Here’s a look at The Big One:
The last thing marketing assistant Kayla Morgan expects to do on a Friday morning is give a tour of her emergency shelter to a flighty rock star. When her boss orders her to play nice, she acquiesces.
Sebastian Cox, lead singer of The U.K. Underground, finds the American bird with the bunker in her backyard more than wacky, but the band’s looking for a location to shoot their latest video.
When an earthquake strikes, the unlikely couple gets trapped and finds a few ways to keep themselves busy. Once reality sets in, will their differences leave them on shaky ground?
Here are the full contest finalists!
(Listed alphabetically by title within category)
After You Ophelia Bell
Bold Move Isabelle Drake
The Big One Louisa Bacio
The Break-in Aidee Ladnier
Winterball Holley Trent
Friends with Benefits Anne Lang
If It Drives L.A. Witt/ Aleksandr Voinov
Slow Satisfaction Cecilia Tan
Starstruck L.A. Witt
Three Nights with a Rockstar Shari Slade/Amber Lin
Charlotte and the Pirate Patricia Green
Eddie, My Love Patricia Green
Morningstar Robyn Bachar
Mystic's Touch Dena Garson
Unexpected J.J. Lore
Dark Duke Sabrina York
Defiant Sabrina York
Disobedience by Design Regina Kammer
Punishing Miss Primrose Em Brown
The Blacksmith's Bride Patricia Green
Ariel's Super Power of Love:
The Erotic Wonders of a Super Heroic Woman Liz Adams
Familiar Places Cameron Quintain
Hero Rising Anna Alexander
Passion of Sleepy Hollow Lexi Post
Sated: A Dark Romance Charity Parkerson
*** Winners will be announced at the Passionate Ink party to be held during RWA National Conference in New York. Join us at the Passionate Ink Speakeasy Friday, July 24, 2015 for an evening of sass, sin, fun and food!