Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The First Day of Bookmas

Welcome to day one of our Bookmas Giveaway contest. For those who missed the rules, hop back over to the November 30 post and give a quick read.

Now on to our contest . . .

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me . . .

Nothing says love like a romance novel, and there’s no doubt I am often shocked that I spent the first 20+ years of my life devoid of the pleasure of romance (novels, that is). Thankfully, while desperately searching for a job after college, I discovered book publishing. It was perfect. It was my dream job even though I’d never dreamed it. In my very first job interview with a romance editor, I was handed a book and told to read it and fax (yes, fax) in a reader’s report by the end of the week. For those of you who have never interviewed in book publishing, a reader’s report is the requirement of every editorial assistant job interview. It helps give the editor insight into whether or not you’ll be qualified to read the types of submissions this editor buys.

One of the books I was asked to write my report on was a romance (weirdly enough, I have no recollection of what the other book was). It was also the very first romance I ever read, and the book that made me fall in love with romance.

What was the book and who is the author?

The winner will receive three romance novels.

Clues can be found here:

Lorna Barrett

Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor
Sally MacKenzie
Paige Shelton
Amy Patricia Meade
Ellery Adams
Angie Fox
Gina Robinson
Erin Kellison
Bill Crider
Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Bella Andre
Elizabeth Amber
Krista Davis
Heather Webber
Avery Aames
Kim Lenox
Joyce and Jim Lavene
C. C. Hunter
Cricket McCrae
Anita Howard
Wendy Lyn Watson
Erika Chase
Elizabeth Joy Arnold



Jessica

13 comments:

Joyce Tremel said...

Darn! This is hard!

Lauren said...

Well I can already tell I'm not going to be able to guess this. :( But if for nothing else, it's great to find these websites. I didn't know Elizabeth Joy Arnold had a blog, for example! Now I'll just spend the day visiting and reading blog posts just for the fun of it.

Ciara said...

Agh this is driving me crazy, I definitely have it but I don't want to claim the prize because I'm not really a romance reader and I want to enter another day!

Bonnie Schelts said...

Californication

Emily said...

Wild Oats by Pamela Morsi?

Stacey Hensley said...

Wild Oats by Pamela Morsi

Melanie said...
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MarissaV said...

Ahh! I just knew I'd be the first to get this and two others beat me to it. My guess was Wild Oats by Pamela Morsi. That was a tough one! This is fun!

Melanie said...

Cupid by Rob Thomas

BookEnds, LLC said...

Wow! That was fast. We have a winner! Congrats to Emily. Yes, the answer was Wild Oats by Pamela Morsi. We'll officially announce your win on tomorrow's blog. in the meantime though, to claim your prize, please email blog@bookends-inc.com with your mailing information so we can get your books out.

Curious. have any of you read the book?

--jhf

Anonymous said...

I knew I should've gotten up earlier. I knew the answer last night... a few of your hint givers gave their clues early. If you want the contest to last longer, you might need to coordinate the hint times with the question.

Oh well, I'm not so much a romance guy anyway. I'm waiting for the mystery books.

MarissaV said...

No, haven't read it. Just found the clues and worked some magic with google :)

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