Help Me Celebrate Love...The Second Time Around

Wednesday, January 16, 2013



The Love…The Second Time Around Celebration dovetails with the theme of my-soon-to-be-released novel, Retribution. Help me celebrate by submitting your most interesting stories of people taking another shot at a relationship.

FUN FACTS!

·         There is no restriction as it pertains to form or genre. Stories can be fact or fiction. Use your imagination, make them attention-grabbing.

·         Somewhere in there, you must tell the reader why the couple broke up and why they feel compelled to get back together. This can be done from any of your characters’ point-of-view.  

·         The word cap is 500.

·         Indicate on your blog post, by the relevant badge, whether you’re in the fact or fiction category.  

·         There will be voting and prizes, so it’ll be a reader’s choice situation, where you get to choose your favourite anecdote/poem/refection/story. The best piece of fact and fiction—as determined by your vote—will receive a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card, so that’s two prizes.

I will be reaching out to a few trusty bloggers so that in the event of ties, we can have a tie break decision. If we cannot decide on a winner in either category, prizes will be divvied up between the best two entries and the loot (meagre as it is) shared.

I hope you’ll join the fun and sign up below to participate. Entries open now, so get cracking on those stories.
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·         Last day to submit your piece of fact or fiction is on February 1. When you posts are ready, link them directly here (Book release day is January 28, but we’ll be holding the blast off on Friday, February 1, 2013.) The polls will open on February 2 and we’ll have a few days to read and vote. 

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·         Winners will be announced on Friday, February 8, 2013.  
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I’d appreciate your help with spreading the word, so do hit one of the share buttons before you go and don't forget to sign up!

                 Thanks!







P.S. - Make sure to come back tomorrow when Mike Offutt will be my guest.



21 comments:

  1. I'll tweet about this and blog about it tomorrow since I will be on your blog as one of the last steps of my book tour! Always glad to help, Joy.

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  2. Since I am gearing up for my own blog tour I don't think I'll have time to put anything together.

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    1. No, worries, Diane. Thanks for dropping in.

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  3. So let me get this straight, would we post this on our blog any time between now and Feb 1st? It sounds like fun. I've never written romance, so this will be a challenge for me. But seeing as I'm challenging you with my own blogfest, I'm going to throw caution to the wind and sign up!

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    1. Hi, Nick,
      Yes you can post any time between now and then. I think I threw caution to the wind when I signed up for three blogfests and yeah, I'm gonna do the A-Z again. Crazy, I know, but fun just the same.

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  4. I'm terrible at writing romance yet there is a huge romantic element in my ms and that's the part I have to work SOOO hard at. But I'm going to give this a shot. I'll also help you tweet this. I can't wait to read what other people come up with. (:

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    1. Thanks, Elise. Hope this efforts helps you do better at that segment of your novel.

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    2. Hey Joy, I was just wondering, do we sign up when we have our entries ready to post? If so, then I may have jumped the gun when I signed up. I'll have something ready before the Feb. 2nd date, maybe even by next week, but not sure when exactly.

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  5. Hey Joy,
    this sounds like a fun contest! I'm too tied up to come up with an entry, but I'll be sure to read them. And I'll give this a tweet. :)

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    1. Thanks, Tina. I know you're probably all about ABNA right now. Wishing you success!

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  6. have lots of fun with your challenge!

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  7. Hey Joy! This sounds like fun!
    I've signed up but not sure if participants are supposed to wait until the post is completed and then sign up??

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    1. Hey, Michelle, it's okay to sign up now. The link for putting up the post is in the highlighted section of the post above. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

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    2. I'm going with fiction... but not the normal flash fic that I write...
      Btw, I'm quite chuffed, I finally got the Kindle thinggiemajiggie sorted out and downloaded A Baker's Dozen. Yay!!

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    3. Cool. Hope you enjoy that. Got my hands on another Kindle myself, so I'm back in business. :)

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  8. I really enjoyed the story! Posted a short review on Goodreads.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed that. Thanks for posting.

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  9. Congratulations! I'm going to try to write something... One week to go!

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