Coming up with the title of a historical romance can be a difficult task. The right title needs to
a) give a sense of the time period,
b) hint at the plot, and
c) evoke a sense of romance.
Oh, and d)—not have been used umpteen times before.
For this month’s contest, the books for giveaway all play with the same title idea: to confess. Someone will win these three romances:
*Vanessa Kelly’s Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom
*Miranda Neville’s Confessions from an Arranged Marriage (signed by the author)
*Julie Anne Long’s A Notorious Countess Confesses (signed by the author).
To learn more about each of these books, click on the links! I think you’ll agree that they all fulfill title expectations a) through d), and I also think they’re all wonderful historical romances.
This contest is open internationally. To enter, simply fill in the form fields below and answer this question: What is your favorite book title? Doesn’t have to be a romance title or belong to your favorite. Just a cool title. There are no wrong answers. I’m interested in what you guys like!
This giveaway closes September 30, 2014. By entering, you agree to the fine print below the entry form.
THE FINE PRINT
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Winner(s) are drawn at random from all complete and valid entries with a correct answer to the contest question. The winner will be contacted by e-mail within a week of the close of the contest. One entry is allowed per person; duplicate entries will be voided. Chances of winning depend on the number of entries. The contest is open to all entrants (USA and international) at least 18 years of age, unless geographic restrictions are specified above. By entering, you grant permission for your first name and state/country to be posted on the website if you win.
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August 2014: Congratulations to Norma from Maryland, who won “Scandal” historical romances by Elizabeth Essex, Caroline Linden, and me, plus a Romance Writers of America tote and swag!
July 2014: Congratulations to Kristin from New Hampshire, who won historical romances and swag from the Romance Writers of America conference!
June 2014: Congratulations to Audra from Kansas, who won Shana Galen’s Lord and Lady Spy trilogy–including a signed ARC of the final book!
May 2014: Congratulations to Debra from Massachusetts, who won a countess-themed prize package with romances from Vanessa Kelly, Julie Anne Long, and Courtney Milan!
Week 1–Congratulations to Tami from Arizona, who won a rainbow of historical romances!
Week 2–Congratulations to Peggy, who won four Pygmalion historical romances!
Week 3–Congratulations to Amy from Delaware, who won an audiobook and ARC from my Matchmaker series!
Week 4–Congratulations to Jill from Wisconsin, who won all of my historical romances!
Week 5–Congratulations to Tricha from Pennsylvania, who won a bundle of historical romances with virgin heroes!
March 2014: Congratulations to Denise from Maryland, who won spring-themed historical romances by Amanda Forester and Lisa Kleypas!
February 2014: Congratulations to Debra from New Hampshire, who won WHEN YOU GIVE A DUKE A DIAMOND and IF YOU GIVE A RAKE A RUBY by Shana Galen!
January 2014: Congratulations to Michelle from Texas, who won a $15 gift certificate to her favorite bookseller, plus copies of SEASON FOR TEMPTATION and SEASON FOR SURRENDER for a romance-loving friend!
December 2013: Congratulations to Joan from Maine, who won copies of SEASON FOR TEMPTATION and SEASON FOR SURRENDER for herself and for a romance-loving friend!
November 2013: Congratulations to Michelle from Illinois, who won signed copies of Vanessa Kelly’s MY FAVORITE COUNTESS and HIS MISTLETOE BRIDE!
Early autumn 2013: Congratulations to Sherlene from Nebraska, who won three “autumn” historical romances!
September 2013: Congratulations to Sandra from South Dakota, who won the Cyrano-themed prize package!
August 2013: Congratulations to Fedora from California, who won historical romances by Katharine Ashe, Shana Galen, Erin Knightley, Kieran Kramer, and Miranda Neville!
July 2013: Congratulations to Paulette from Michigan, who won signed copies of Kaki Warner’s Runaway Brides trilogy and an ARC of Kaki’s next romance, BEHIND HIS BLUE EYES!
June 2013: Congratulations to Ada from Manitoba, who won the first three Pennyroyal Green romances by Julie Anne Long!
May 2013: Congratulations to Allyson from Arkansas, who won the first three Spindle Cove romances by Tessa Dare!
April 2013: Congratulations to Kerry from Tennessee, who won Julianne MacLean’s BE MY PRINCE and PRINCESS IN LOVE!
March 2013: Congratulations to Aline from Indonesia, who won Heather Snow’s SWEET ENEMY and SWEET DECEPTION!
February 2013: Congratulations to Kim from New York, who won signed copies of Shana Galen’s LORD AND LADY SPY and WHEN YOU GIVE A DUKE A DIAMOND!
January 2013: Congratulations to Elizabeth from California, who won a $15 gift certificate to her favorite bookseller, plus a signed copy of SEASON FOR TEMPTATION and a signed SEASON FOR SURRENDER coverflat for a romance-loving friend!
December 2012: Congratulations to Theresa from South Carolina, who won a signed copy of SEASON FOR TEMPTATION and a signed SEASON FOR SURRENDER coverflat–plus the same prize for a romance-loving friend!
November 2012: Congratulations to Marcelle from Tennessee, who won a signed copy of SEASON FOR TEMPTATION, plus her choice of a book by a 12 Days of Christmas/Romancing the Holidays author!
October 2012: Congratulations to Joy from Arizona, who won a signed copy of my debut, SEASON FOR TEMPTATION, plus a box of chocolate truffles!
September 2012: Congratulations to Belinda from Tennessee, who won Kieran Kramer’s Impossible Bachelors quartet, plus a swag package from Kieran!
August 2012: Congratulations to Katrina from Alabama, who won a signed advance copy of Vanessa Kelly’s HIS MISTLETOE BRIDE!
July 2012: Congratulations to Diane from Florida, who won HOW TO DANCE WITH A DUKE and HOW TO ROMANCE A RAKE by Manda Collins–plus a signed RAKE coverflat!
June 2012: Congratulations to Lysette from California, who won a signed copy of Cecilia Grant’s A LADY AWAKENED!
May 2012: Congratulations to Kaleena from South Dakota, who won a signed copy of Sally MacKenzie’s BEDDING LORD NED!
April 2012: Congratulations to Gayle from California, who won Vanessa Kelly’s MY FAVORITE COUNTESS and V.K. Sykes’s FASTBALL!
March 2012: Congratulations to Mary from Florida, who won Elise Rome’s e-novella, “The Sinning Hour,” and Elise’s Ashley March release, ROMANCING THE COUNTESS!
February 2012: Congratulations to Tracey from Maryland, who won Joan Swan’s debut, FEVER!
January 2012: Congratulations to Doris from Florida, who won a $15 gift certificate to her favorite bookseller!
December 2011: Congratulations to Dee from Texas, who won a $15 gift certificate to her favorite bookseller!
November 2011: Congratulations to Orphée from Quebec, who won the book of LITERARY GREATS PAPER DOLLS!
October 2011: Congratulations to Sheree from California, who won Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan’s BEYOND HEAVING BOSOMS and Sarah’s EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT LOVE, I LEARNED FROM ROMANCE NOVELS!
September 2011: Congratulations to Cathie from New York, who won Maggie Robinson’s MISTRESS BY MARRIAGE!
August 2011: Congratulations to Samra from New Jersey, who won a signed copy of Tessa Dare’s A NIGHT TO SURRENDER!