Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Fifth Day of Bookmas

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

And of course, before we start today’s contest, we need to announce yesterday’s winner. Yesterday’s question was: Which two companies did Lauren intern for?

And the answer is Simon & Schuster and BookEnds.

Congratulations to Alison. Please email your contact information to and we’ll get your prize out immediately.

Now on to our contest . . .

When I first started working at Harlequin, I was the editorial assistant for Harlequin Historical and Steeple Hill Love Inspired. One of my primary duties (and one of my favorite parts of the job) was going through the slush pile, which was always plentiful because it had submissions directed to me and all the submissions directed to Tracy Farrell, my boss. I love reading submissions. I love going through them, hunting for gems, and discovering new voices. While at Harlequin, I acquired a number of new authors for various lines and imprints, but the first manuscripts I found for each of my home lines will always have a special place in my memory.

This is a two-part question: What was the first book I found for Harlequin Historical? And what was the first book I found for Love Inspired?

Clues can be found here, using the Twitter hashtag #bookmas or by seeing what these authors have to say:

Krista Davis
Heather Blake
Paige Shelton
Sharla Lovelace
Janet Bolin
Snarky Mommy
Monica Marlowe
Amy Eller Lewis
Ellery Adams
Erin Kellison
Peg Cochran
Elizabeth Buzzelli
Laura Alden
Sally MacKenzie
Stacey Kennedy
Charlotte Featherstone
Jennifer Delamere
Avery Aames
Molly Cannon
Erika Chase
Bill Crider
C. C. Hunter
Sofie Kelly
Annie Knox

Kim Lenox
Hannah Reed
Gina Robinson
Andrea Laurence

Jessica Alvarez


AAGreene said...

My guess is:

1) Shades of Grey by Clea Simon


2) Hope Street by Judith Arnold

BW said...

Shades of Gray by Wendy Douglas
A Certain Hope by Lenora Worth

BW said...

I meant A Certain Hope and a Perfect Love by Lenora Worht

BW said...

Lenora Worth

Kaitlyne said...

The second is Finding Hope by Brenda Coulter. The first is Shades of Gray by Wendy Douglas.

Kaitlyne said...

I also have to say it took forever for me to figure out Peter P. wasn't Peter Parker. :P

Daryl Wood Gerber a.k.a. Avery Aames said...

Kaitlyne, cool. I'm glad Peter P was a bit confusing. I love to write clues that don't give it away "right away."


Kaitlyne said...

It was a great clue. I think I went through every single website today before I got the Wendy Douglas one. I thought the clues this time were delightfully difficult.

Krista said...

We try, Kaitlyne. My biggest challenge has been writing clues that can't be answered through a quick Google check. It's not easy!

~ Krista

AAGreene said...

Oops! Not even close :) Guess I should read ALL of the clues!