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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Latest poll results / Extreme Exposure giveaway



Barring a last-minute rush in the next four hours, the "Fairy God Mother Menage a Trois" poll results are as follows.

In First Place as the most desire duo are Iain and Morgan MacKinnon with nine votes.

Tied in Second Place are three duos: Julian & Iain, Julian & Marc and Marc & Morgan, each receiving four votes.

In Third Place, with three votes, are Morgan & Nicholas.

The duos of Nicholas & Iain, Nicholas & Marc and Nicholas & Julian each received a single vote.

Julian & Morgan was the only duo not to receive a single vote.

Reece and Mr. Jiggle Stick got a single write-in vote, though perhaps more of you would have chosen this if you'd known you could.

Although I didn't cast a vote, I would have voted for Julian & Marc if — and only if — I'd had to choose just one. When it comes to Fairy God Mother fantasies, however, why not mix and match to suit your mood?

I'll leave the poll up for a couple of days so you can peek at the results.

The other poll that's still up finished last weekend, and it dealt with which book you'd like me to write next. I allowed you all to pick more than one, thinking that the multiple votes would offer a clear indicator of where your interests lie.

Not surprisingly, Connor's book — the next story in the MacKinnon's Rangers trilogy — placed first, ahead of Naked Edge, the next book in the I-Team series. An 18th-century Scottish or English historical came in third, followed by another Kengleigh/Blakewell historical. A paranormal story about King Arthur came in fifth, with an English medieval historical coming in last.

Fortunately, no one voted for "None of the Above." Whew! I guess I don't have to retire.

Of course, as of this past week, the order is set. Naked Edge is half done. It will be followed by a paranormal — yes, a paranormal — about King Arthur set in our time. And then we shall see whether another I-Team story or Connor's story comes next.

I wish I could write them all simultaneously, but I don't have enough RAM in my cranium for that.

So a funny thing happened on Friday... I was autographing Extreme Exposure for an excited reader when I accidentally started to write my sister's name instead of the reader's name. D'oh!

As a result, I am giving away a single copy of Extreme Exposure with a "Dear M..." scribbled out in it. I will autograph it and send it to one happy winner who can say, "Yeah, her books are okay, even if she's a ditz." To enter, just post and say that's why you're posting. I welcome lurkers to decloak, particularly if they haven't read any I-Team books.

Coming soon... New polls, a chat with Lord William Wentworth, and a sexy excerpt from Naked Edge!

27 comments:

Tena said...

I dont know how to choose I loved all the men you wrote about I loved how each of them took the woman they loved and made her their everything I love how they all wraped their love around each other and fought to not fall in love but did and became the most wonderful lover for each other, and then out of that love came their children(the ones that did have children) I love how you work your stories they are wondeful

Debbie H said...

You are so funny! If your a ditz, then I must be the queen of ditzdom.

I love all of your books! The porch sisters are eagerly awaiting the paranormal! Ann has already claimed Arthur. LOL

Barbara said...

LMAO! A write in vote for Mr. Jiggle Stick? You don't say.

Don't enter me for the contest seeing as I've already read the book! And read it. And loved it!

Jane said...

Hi Pamela,
I voted for Marc and Morgan. I would love to win an autographed copy of "Extreme Exposure."

Amanda said...

OMG I am so excited about the whole King Arthur book!!! I LOVE that period and anything to do with it, ever since I read the mists of avalon a few years ago!

And of course I love anything you write that I can get my hands on!

Ronlyn said...

LMAO! Wow, that sounds like something I would do. *G*

Debbie_D said...

"Yeah, her books are okay, even if she's a ditz." (well I don't really think that but you said we had to say it)

ok, I voted for a paranormal, so I'm Excited!! (Debbie H, how dare Ann claim Arthur, must have missed that e-mail) Pam, if there's a shapechanging dragon somewhere in there, I want him hehehe

Wendy said...

"Yeah, her books are okay, even if she's a ditz."

Ok, so I haven't read this, but it sure sounds good!

Judy said...

I can't believe I am going to say this: Yeah, her books are okay, even if she's a ditz. Each time I read one of your books the hero becomes my new favorite. I just made a quick trip out to San Diego and read Sweet Release while I was there and on the plane. I enjoyed it so much and I had a hard time believing it was your first book.

Blanche said...

Hi Pamela!

I'm brand new to you, Barbara says you are the best and so I'm excited about reading your books!! :)

Elizabeth said...

"Yeah, her books are okay, even if she's a ditz."

I love your books. I can't wait for Naked Edge and Connor's story. Hell, I can't wait for the next Naked Edge excerpt. I'd love to win an autographed copy of Extreme Exposure! :)

Cathy said...

"Yeah, her books are okay, even if she's a ditz." And no, I haven't read any I Team books yet.

D'oh! Someone snuck in just under the deadline and picked Julian & Morgan, so there's a single vote for them, too. :-)

Hi, Tena — I'm glad you loved all of the heroes. I do, too, truthfully. I grow so attached to them that it's hard for me to start the next book, whatever that may be. Thanks for your sweet words.

Hi, Debbie, — I am SUCH a ditz! But I will kneel before your throne, if you insist. LOL! I'm glad you're excited about Arthur. So am I. Talk about a wounded warrior... And Ann has already claimed him, huh? LOL! Tell the Porch Sisters hi for me.

Hi, Barbara — Yes, Reece and Mr. Jiggle Stick got one write-in vote. Hmmm. Isn't that interesting? LOL! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story!

Hi, Jane — You're in the contest. Thanks! Marc and Morgan, huh? I sure wouldn't throw them out of my bed, but then I'm biased. :-)

Hi, Amanda — I'm so glad to know there's another Mists of Avalon fan out there. I loved, loved, loved that book. My book won't be like it, because it will be set in our time. But the magical elements of the Arthurian legend will be alive and well.

Hi, Ronlyn — Yeah, my sister doesn't know it. The person's name was "Nikki," and my sister's nickname is "Mikki." So I just goofed up. One of these days I'm going to splurge and buy a brain.

Hi, Debbie D — I didn't mean you HAD to say it, but I can see why you thought that. What I meant is that if you win it you can look at the goof-up and think that to yourself. LOL! But it IS true, and as a journalist, I am dedicated to exposing the truth. There's no shapeshifting dragon in the story per se, though that doesn't mean someone won't decide that's what they want to become.

Hi, Wendy — You're in the contest. Thanks! And good luck!

Hi, Judy — I'm so glad you enjoyed Sweet Release! Yep, that was my first attempt at romance. It took seven years of writing just paragraphs at a time with two little boys and a full-time job. I haven't been able to read it since it came out. And you can't know how happy I am to hear that each hero sequentially becomes your favorite. That's how it is for me. Truly, I always think, "I won't be able to write a hero who's better than [fill in the blank]." I said it after Alec, after Nicholas, after Iain, after Reece, after Julian (a bunch!), after Marc... Kind of a theme at my house. LOL!

Hi, Blanche — I'm so happy to see you here! Thanks for popping in! You're in the contest. Good luck!

Hi, Elizabeth — Well, I'll just have to write faster, huh? And I'll get that excerpt up soon! Good luck in the contest!

Hi, Cathy — You're entered! And good luck!

Marie said...

"Yeah, her books are okay, even if she's a ditz."

I haven't read any I-Team books yet, but I would love to!

I love write in votes.
"Yeah, her books are okay, even if she's a ditz."
If it gets us great books, then ditz is not such a bad thing. Would love to get an autographed copy!

"Yeah, her books are okay, even if she's a ditz." Count me in.

Linda A. said...

Yeah, her books are ok, even if she is a ditz. Count me in too.

BethRe said...

Pleae enter me I have not read any of your work as of yet

Hi, Marie — You're in! Thanks for popping by! And good luck!

Hi, Nuncatedije — I recognize you from Barbara's blog. Welcome! You're in the contest. Good luck!

Hi, I Heart Book Gossip — Consider yourself counted. ;-) And good luck!

Hi, Linda A — You've just read historicals, right? You're in! Good luck!

Hi, BethRe — I recognize you from Barbara's blog, too. Welcome to my little corner of Blogger. Good luck in the contest!

flchen1 said...

LOL, Pamela! Please enter me, even though I'm likely even ditzier ;) I'd still love to read your books, plus I can't write worth beans!

Pam P said...

Hi Pamela, your books are more than okay, and I get along well with ditzes, lol.

Amy S. said...

Please enter me in the contest!

CrystalGB said...

"Yeah, her books are okay, even if she's a ditz." You have a good sense of humor. I have not read any of the I team books. They sound great. :)

Alicia said...

Hi. I really really want an autographed copy of Extreme Exposure because it's my favorite of the I-Team series. :)

Alicia said...

Hi. I would love to win an autographed copy of Extreme Exposure because it's my favorite of the I-Team series. :)

shirley said...

Hi Pamela I havent got to read all of your books but from what i have read Id have to say i cant choose either they are soooooo wonderful and they make my heat beat fast I love it thanks

shirley said...

Hi Pamela I havent got to read all of your books but from what i have read Id have to say i cant choose either they are soooooo wonderful and they make my heat beat fast I love it thanks

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