Sunday, May 06, 2007

Contest Win!

I found out Thursday I'd placed second in the Polar Passions Contest sponsored by the Alaskan RWA Chapter. Of course, I knew I'd entered, but since the winners were supposed to be contacted by April 30th I figured I hadn't placed. Then I popped over to their website and saw my name on the list! I had to read it twice, to make sure I wasn't imaging things!

Here's the blurb:

Love consultant Afra Dytte transplants herself in Manhattan determined to shush the gossipmongers back in Swansea, GA. But her rosy do-or-die outlook fishtails when she smacks headlong into E. Ross, her stiff competition for the prestigious Golden Arrow award.

Eric Ross, a washed-up NFL player turned matchmaker, is out to prove he can roll with life’s dirty little punches, personally and professionally. But he naively stakes his business against Afra’s in a showdown of love-life expertise and flounders.

Analytical to the buzzer, Eric can’t figure whether Afra’s really charmed by the Gods or if he’s throwing the game due to outside interference—namely his perfect match breathing down his neck to snag the whole kit-n-caboodle plus his heart.

Note: The cover shown above is a mock-up I put together, not artwork from an actual book jacket.


Lynda K. Scott said...

Congrats! That's terrific! And the book sounds excellent!

Skylar Masey said...

I think out of all my books, LOVEMAKER is the most marketable. And would be very easy to promo.

The funny part is that Afra was originally conjured up as a Halloween costume idea. :0) I had a ball dishing out relationship advice and Hershey's kisses that year! Though I think one of my bf's friends thought I was a beauty queen because of the flashing heart tiara.

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Congrats, Skylar! The mockup cover is adorable!

Skylar Masey said...

I had an agent who loved it so much (when I put it on my pitch cards at the PYHIAB conference), she animatedly asked, "Can I keep this?" I said, "Yes." I was overcome that she thought it was that fabulous. Then I remembered it was my failsafe encase I forgot my blurb.

Oh, well, atleast I was able to wing it. The agent ended up passing on LOVEMAKER. :0) More's the pity since our personalities totally gelled. I was so hoping she'd be the one to take a chance on me.