Hidden Gems meme

Friday, August 21

There are so many good books that are released every month that it is inevitable that some will not receive as much attention, praise, or buzz for a variety of reasons. And recently there have been several authors with great books that are left by the wayside, and forgotten amidst the plethora of choices.

I hate to miss a great book, and I am a firm believer in supporting an author that I love, but what I love even more is finding a hidden romance gem. One that feels like I've unearthed a great discovery, my own Indiana Jones adventure involving words of love, one that I can't wait to tell someone, practically anyone that I run into, how great I think this book is. Do you feel passionate to share the love of a great romance? If you do, then I invite you to participate in the Hidden Gems of Romance meme. The very first Hidden Gems will be next week on Friday August 28, hope to see you there!

Hidden Gems meme is hosted by Seductive Musings on the last Friday of every month (barring any special events). Anyone passionate about romance novels can participate. Just do the following:

  • Share a hidden gem that you've read and feel has been overlooked, or deserves to be brought to the attention of romance readers (please don't include books currently on blog tours).
  • The book can be a new release, a current release, or an older novel. As long as it is in print, it is available for purchase, and is classified as a romance then it qualifies (historical romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance...).
  • Reveal your hidden gem on the last Friday of the month on your blog using the Hidden Gem icon and following the participation rules. Tell us why you feel so passionately about this novel, then link your gem back to the current Seductive Musings Hidden Gem post. You can include excerpt links, teasers, back cover blurbs, book trailers, interviews, giveaways...whatever you like.
  • The following Monday I will compile a list of the Hidden Gems posted and I'll have a poll where you can vote for your favorite hidden gems. At the end of the year I will compile the top hidden gem for each month and you can vote for the top 5 Hidden Gems of the year. Once the brightest gems are revealed I will invite the authors to guest at Seductive Musings to talk about their books, and upcoming releases.


Leontine August 21, 2009 at 6:38 AM  

What a great idea Booklover and I'll be sure to give my two cents upon finding a "hidden gem"!!

Cecile Smutty Hussy August 22, 2009 at 12:24 AM  

I agree with Leontine!!! What a wonderful idea... **off to find some hidden gems in my closet, lol**
Will return!! LOL!

Anonymous,  August 27, 2009 at 8:03 AM  

I so love Jane Austin and I am excited about Hidden Gems as well. What a great idea.

Alaine August 28, 2009 at 8:54 AM  

This is such a great meme. I've put up all the info on my blog, although I can't participate this month. I'll do it next month though when I've got time to find my book!

Mitzi H. August 28, 2009 at 2:20 PM  

2 older books I've read recently and loved were Across The Moonlit Sea and The Iron Rose by Marsha Canham.

Set in the 1600's, pirate theme, wonderful action and hot romance. Great Stories. I hope Marsha will come out of retirement and write a follow up story!!!

mitzihinkey at sbcglobal dot net

Thank you for the contest!!

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