I’ve Been Nominated! (or How One Hapless Author Resorts to Shameless Self-Promotion For Votes)

10 May

They say it’s an honor to just be nominated. How true, how true. You can imagine my shock (and several high-pitched squeals) when I found out my novel, “Redemption in Blood: A Novel of The Penitent” had been nominated by InD’tale Magazine for a 2012 RONE Award. *insert silly grin*


This is the second round of voting: the public round. Which means I now I have to convince you to pop over there and vote for me. The shameless begging begins now. Please. Here’s the link: http://indtale.com/rone-awards/2012/week-4-paranormal

In order to influence you to take those few minutes to go over, login (it’s required, but nothing hinky), and click the button next to my book, I’ll throw the amazing cover in your face for good measure. Kudos to Miranda Stork for making Vesper look hot as hell on the brand new cover.

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Second, if you haven’t read it (please do!), here’s the blurb telling you what it’s all about.

Murder is serious business among vampires. If you kill, so do they. They are the Penitent – a military order among vampire society charged with one task only. Execute the condemned.

Vesper Hyde is a model Penitent. Solitary. Skilled. Deadly. Only once has she ever lost a target, even though it almost cost her life. Now the one that got away is back with a vengeance, and this time he’s determined to finish the job. She needs to overcome the whispers of doubt and let her instinct and training take over to redeem her failure. But on this second time around, she doesn’t expect a sidekick. A very sexy, stubborn, human sidekick.

Homicide Detective Decker Price has seen it all, including the murder of his wife at the hands of a twisted serial killer. When another murder pitches him headfirst into a world of vampires, witches, and sorcery, he is given a chance to mend shattered parts of his soul. But Vesper’s world is as dark and alluring as the Penitent herself and he will come face to face with echoes of his past in order to help her keep a vicious enemy at bay.

If they are to succeed, they will need to push aside both their failings and work together to ensure the balance of their worlds remains unchanged. Redemption comes at a cost – is their love worth the price?

Sounds like an award winner, right?

Third, “Redemption” has 37 reviews on Amazon with a 4.8 out of 5 star rating. This pleases me. You can go here and read some.

And last (but certainly not least), InD’tale Magazine reviewed “Redemption” in their April issue, giving it 4 stars and 5 steam kettles for sexiness. You can read the review here.

Finally, it would make me so happy to advance to the next round where industry professionals will be voting on a winner, which will be awarded at the Romance Novel Convention in August in Las Vegas.

In case you missed it at the beginning of the post, here’s the link to go vote for me: http://indtale.com/rone-awards/2012/week-4-paranormal

Voting lasts for one week. Please help me make it to the next round! If you vote, thank you. If you have read “Redemption”, thank you. If you’ve left a review, thank you. If you do nothing but read this post and wish me all the best, thank you. Any encouragement is fuel for the writer’s soul. Your support means so much.


2 Responses to “I’ve Been Nominated! (or How One Hapless Author Resorts to Shameless Self-Promotion For Votes)”

  1. The Urban Book Thief May 10, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    Good luck! Love the cover too – very sexy!


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