A few links! Because it’s been awhile and my inbox is full of awesome.
First, in case you were under a large rock or on vacation like I was, the RITAs and Golden Hearts were announced – and Twitter pretty much exploded about it, too.
What do you think? Have you read any of them? I’m pondering reading at least one from every category and challenging myself to get them all done (and reviewed) by the date of the RITA ceremony. Anyone want to take the RITA challenge with me?
Over on the Carina Press blog, Angela James has big news: author Shannon Stacey’s “Yours” trilogy will be published in mass market print by Harlequin HQN in early 2012. I’ve read Yours By Design and I loved it. LOVED it. And Exclusively Yours was one of my Sizzling Book Club picks in 2010, so you know I liked that one a whole lot, too.
Operation Auction is going on now, and the items up for bid are awesome. All proceeds benefit Fatin and her family as they recover from the terrible loss of her husband.
There’s books, ARCs, signed collections, baskets, jewelry, meals at different conferences, critiques, design services, character naming – dude. The complete donated collection is amazing.
There’s one item in particular I want to call some attention to: Tessa Dare has donated a customized book video “shot on location in the Darelings’ bedroom.Tessa will provide all props, materials, and (admittedly amateur) production.”
Dare’s Stud Club trilogy video was a fiesta of adorable cuteness with VERY nice sweater vests. I hope whoever wins Dare’s video auction gets a sexy sweater vest in the video.
To support the auction and the continued use of Ken in a sweater vest, I will host the winning video as produced and created by Dare here at the hot pink palace of Bitchery – which makes me think, perhaps that sweater vest could be pink? Nothing says romance hero like a pink sweater vest, right? Right.
Samhain Publishing has announced a RetroRomance™ line of out-of-print romances from the 70’s onward. Oh, that sweet, sexy backlist of potentially profitable books.
And finally, in a raging case of What Not to Do, via Twitter at the hands of Evil Wylie, comes this cautionary tale of author Jacqueline Howett responding to a negative review at Big Al’s Books and Pals in an epic, jaw-drop fashion. There is totally a drinking game or six in those comments. Wowser.
ETA: I totally timestamped this entry wrong- so if it moved on you, my apologies.