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Friday, January 28, 2011

Vote for NAKED EDGE in AAR's annual reader poll


It’s that time of year again — the time of year when All About Romance hosts it’s annual readers poll, asking readers to sound off on the prior year’s best books.

Participating is easy. Just follow click here to view the ballot, and have fun voting for your favorites. If one of them just happens to be Naked Edge, I would be most grateful. I don’t think they have a “Most Surprise-iest Ending” or “Best Use of Limbs” category, but I know of at least one person who voted for it as the best tear-jerker of 2010.

The poll usually has a couple of phases — one in which books are nominated and then the second round when those with the most votes are put up as finalists for readers to choose from. So stay tuned, and I’ll do my best to keep you up to date.

Thank you!

This weekend I’m up to my eyeballs in Zach. I have until Monday to get the typeset pages proofread and back to New York. Oh, I wish this book were coming out tomorrow! But it isn’t and it won’t — until I get the work done.

I’ll see you all again when I’m done. In the meantime, head over to All About Romance.

And have a great weekend!

8 comments:

KayH. said...

Well my votes are in. I had Naked Edge in 6 categories.
"Up to your eyeballs in Zack" Was that to make us jealous or what ?? Good Luck with the proof reading.

Hi, Kay — Wow, six categories?

I was goofing around and came up with some categories for Naked Edge. Tell me what you think of these:

"Best Use of Rocks in a Supporting Role"

"Mostly Likely To Make You Want To Watch Dances With Wolves"

"Heroine With the Most Plausible Excuse for Being a 26-Year-Old Virgin"

"Story that Made You Feel Skittish Around Coyotes."

Sorry, just amusing myself! They don't have these categories at AAR. ;-)

Can anyone think of others (without giving that ending secret away)?

P.

Diane W. said...

I'll start with this one:

"Best Description of a Man's Butt in Jeans"

That whole "buttery soft denim" thing did me in!!

Ooooh! I like that, Diane. Thank you!

Here are two snippets. Not sure which one you were thinking of, but you can choose:

Male butt snippet #1: Kat was forced to press herself against him to reach his back pocket, her hand sliding over the worn denim of his jeans, only butter-soft fabric between her palm and the disturbingly hard muscles of his butt.

Male butt snippet #2: "They drew down his zipper together. He wasn’t wearing underwear, his erection springing free, his hands guiding hers beneath the skin-warmed denim, over his narrow hips, and over the muscled roundness of his buttocks, as he shucked his jeans and tossed them aside. And then they were both naked, male and female, the perfection of the moment striking Kat deep in her soul."

Diane W. said...

Yes, please! I'll take them both!! ;-)

KayH. said...

Oh yes, I have to agree with Diane's category !
And snippet #1.... Oh yea !!
"Feeling hot hot hot"

Mary G said...

How about "book that made your chest ache & you wanted it to be another 400 pages long because it was so beautiful"?

Love the snippets. Hence the "more pages". LOL

Carrie said...

I was bummed that there was no category for sci-fi/futuristic/steampunk romance. Where do you put those books? The categories that comes closest are PNR (not) or Romantic Suspense. I read a fair amount of sci-fi romance and hated to lump it in with RS, especially since they are my two favorite sub-genres. I chose Naked Edge over my sc-fi rom books for Best RS (because it's wonderful, plus it simply fits the category better), but it left me no place for Linnea Sinclair's excellent Rebels and Lovers. And The Iron Duke? What an incredible book, and no category!

Breaking Point is my "Most Anticipated Book of 2011." That should be a category, too! ;-)

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