RITA Nominees Giveaway

Wednesday, July 7

I have something a little bit extra special for you today :)

Some of you may or may not know that the Romance Writer's Association (RWA) annual conference is at the end of this month.  At this conference they will be awarding the RITA award to authors that represent the best in romance fiction published in 2009 (it's kind of like the Oscars of the Romance world).  To celebrate Forever Romance is having a very special giveaway to honor all of their authors that they have published that have been nominated with a "RITA NOMINEES GIVEAWAY"....and Seductive Musings was chosen as one of the select few blogs to share in their celebrations!  Isn't that exciting!

Want to know what you could win?  Three lucky Seductive Musings readers will win ALL six of the Forever Romance RITA nominees:
That's an amazing prize!  I have had the pleasure of reading almost all of these books and I have to agree that they are all worthy of receiving the award that they have been nominated for. But who do you think will win  a  RITA?  Take a guess and you might just win the giveaway.

This giveaway is going to be slightly different from ones I've had in the past.  To enter to win this collection of books you will need to complete the RITA Nominees giveaway form and select which book you think will win in each category.  Once the RWA awards ceremonies are over (July 31) I will go through and tabulate to find out which entries had the most correct selections.  The three entries that have the highest number of correct RITA winners will win the Forever Romance RITA Nominees Giveaway.  In the event there is a tie the winners will be selected by whoever has the most extra entries and/or they will be chosen randomly from among the highest scoring entries.  If you'd like to learn more about the books nominated before making your selections you can find them here.  Have fun!

p.s. and if you have favorites that you hope will win feel free to comment...or are there books that you feel should have been nominated and weren't?   It won't gain you any extra entries, but I would love to hear your thoughts.  I can think of a few.

Ways to earn entries:
  • MandatoryComplete the RITA Nominees Giveaway form  (good for 1 entry)
  • Mandatory: You MUST be a Google Friend Connect (GFC) follower in order to be eligible to win (unfortunately an email subscriber, or subscription in Google reader, and a follower are not the same thing so make sure you are signed up as a follower if you'd like to win this book)
  • If you have a blog,  or even if you don't, you can earn extra entries by telling your friends. If they successfully enter to win and mention that you sent them you can each earn extra entries.  You can blog about it with a link to this post,  post it on Facebook, Twitter, email...or even word of mouth (good for 5 entries for the referrer and the commenter for each friend) .  Please note that to earn the points they must mention your GFC name so that I can match you.
  • Purchase any item from the Seductive Musings Amazon store by using this link, or the Amazon widget contained within this post and email a copy of your purchase receipt to me no later than the deadline to enter (email available in sidebar). Sorry purchases made prior to this date do not apply, and link contained in this post must be used. No faxes or snail mail copies are allowed. No purchases are necessary to win. (good for 25 entries, or 50 entries if a purchase is made from the featured author's available titles)
Rules and disclaimers: 
  • This contest is open to US & Canadian addresses only.  No PO Boxes
  • You must be at least 18 years or older, or of legal age in your country
  • The contest will end on July 30 at 11:59 pm EST and winner will be posted after they have been selected
  • The three highest scoring entries will win.  In the event there is a tie the winner(s) will be selected using valid extra entries and/or Random.org from among the highest scoring entries
  • The winner(s) will have THREE days from the date they are posted to provide a mailing address. If you do not contact me within three days a replacement winner will be selected. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • The book(s) will be mailed directly from the publisher or author and no substitutions are allowed
  • Seductive Musings is not responsible for prizes that are not honored, distributed in a timely manner, lost, stolen, or damaged during transit 
  • All giveaways are subject to change/cancellation without prior written notice 
Good Luck!

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Armenia July 7, 2010 at 2:24 AM  

I was happy to see Elizabeth Hoyt, Liz Carlyle, and Tessa Dare as nominees. It was hard to make choices on some of the categories like Inspirational romance since I haven't read any of them.

Thanks for the chance to win some great books. I filled out the form.

GFC follower


armiefox at yahoo dot com

Sissa July 7, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

Nice giveaway. I'm happy to see Elizabeth's book there. ^^

I am a follower

Reading July 7, 2010 at 10:13 AM  

Please count me in. Thanks for the chance.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Scorpio M. July 7, 2010 at 10:57 AM  

I hope Victoria Dahl wins, 'Talk Me Down' was a fun read. Can't go wrong with Rachel Gibson either, everything I've read by her has been very good. Sweet, sexy, sensitive and her men speak like real men - which I like. 'True Love & Other Disasters' was no different.

I am surprised Eloisa James', 'A Duke Of Her Own' wasn't nominated. Villiers is such a popular character and ADOHO was the best of her Dutchess series.

Kathleen O July 7, 2010 at 2:19 PM  

Hard to pick in the last category, as most of those books I had read and I loved them all. Victoria Dahl I think was the only one I had not read... But she is on my list of authors to read..

Deb K July 7, 2010 at 4:07 PM  

I follow on Google{Deb K}

And ~I completed the form to vote!


Carol L. July 7, 2010 at 5:21 PM  

I'm a GFC follower.
Voted and wish all the nominees the best of luck. Deidre Knight's Butterfly Tattoo was an exceptional read, one of my best reads to date.
Thanks for the chance.
Carol L.

Artemis July 7, 2010 at 10:06 PM  

Kudos on being selected for this fine giveaway! Most excellent!

I've completed the form and have been a follower for quite a while now!


aromagik July 8, 2010 at 9:46 AM  

I completed the form and I'm already a GFC follower (as well as following your blog on FeedDemon).

I also posted this giveaway on my fledgling blog here:


(It's not very busy yet so I don't expect it to get any extra points :)


Cathy M July 8, 2010 at 1:36 PM  


I am a GFC follower

My favorite books on the list are Promises in Death by JD Robb, and Mortal Sins by Eileen Wilks.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

throuthehaze July 8, 2010 at 6:51 PM  

Voted! That was fun :)
I am a follower
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

librarypat,  July 8, 2010 at 10:59 PM  

Completed the RITA form.

I am a GFC Follower.

My favorite book on the list - KNIGHT OF PLEASURE by Margaret Mallory.

librarypat AT comcast DOT net

Anonymous,  July 9, 2010 at 1:29 AM  

Completed the RITA form.

I am a GFC Follower (pams00).

I've read several of the books - all of which were very good! Lot of want to reads as well!

glad to see ebook author make it on as well - Angel Vindicated by Viola Estrella is in my opinion a must read for those who like urban fantasy & paranormal romance.

Pam S

M. July 9, 2010 at 11:31 PM  

I've only read one of these authors (Julia Harper - I thought the cover for 'Pete' was very cute and fit the story) so this would be a great way to get to know some more authors who look like they've been chosen for distinction by their peers.

Going to go become a follower, now!

M. July 9, 2010 at 11:31 PM  

oops ...forgot my email. my bad.
mayamissani AT yahoo DOT ca

CherylS22 July 28, 2010 at 5:34 PM  

GFC follower
I filled out the form for this amazing giveaway - don't know how good my guesses were, but I tried.

rbooth43 July 29, 2010 at 4:25 AM  

I have read books by Julie Harper and Karen Rose. Great giveaway!
GFC follower(rbooth43)


booklover0226 July 29, 2010 at 9:02 AM  

Wow, so many great books have been nominated. Many will be added to my wishlist.

Thanks for the generous giveaway.

I'm a GFC.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Linda Henderson July 30, 2010 at 2:43 AM  

I'm certainly glad I don't have to pick the winners. They are all great.

seriousreader at live dot com

Unknown July 30, 2010 at 12:54 PM  

Completed the form! Woohoo

Tasha July 30, 2010 at 7:48 PM  

I filled out the form, I was already a GFC follower, and I posted a tweet...

Tore923 July 31, 2010 at 12:27 PM  

Thanks for the giveaway. All great books. I filled out the form. Tore923@aol.com

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