Saturday, January 17, 2009


It's been ages since I've entered any of my work into a contest. The last time was Almost Human in last year's Ritas, which was a bit of a stupid thing to do (the RWA has bowed to pressure and accepted that erotic romance is a part of the industry; nonetheless, they won't make it a distinct category in the Rita contest. Therefore an erotic romance has to be entered in whatever other subgenre it fits into--in my case Paranormal--and be judged by a different set of standards, by readers who may not be comfortable with the level of heat in the book).

Anyway, the RWA Passionate Ink chapter, which I've been a member of since it started up, has its own contest, just for erotic romance. Almost Human won the Fantasy/Futuristic category in 2006 (which might have been an influence on my decision to enter it in the Rita). Last year, I didn't feel I had anything strong enough to enter, but this year I'm entering Courtesan. So, wish it luck!


  1. Luck, luck, luck, luck, luck!

  2. Thanks guys!

    I've just realised, the heroine of Almost Human was a courtesan, and she won. So, maybe...

  3. Mucho luck, girl! It should definitely win the Most Gorgeous Cover award... and the story inside ain't too shabby either! ;)

  4. Thankings! And yes, shame it's not judged on its cover, eh?