Sunday, November 06, 2005

American Title II Countdown

This beautiful fountain is located in the region in Spain where my historical romance, THE WAR BRIDE takes place.

As much fun as I've had blogging about Survivor or movies or whatever, it's time to get down to business. In just 8 days the first American Title II voting round will begin. Yikes! Where has time gone? That was supposed to happen WAY in the future. And yet, a large part of me is anxious to get going, to have the whole thing over with as well. I love/hate surprises!

Here's the lowdown on the first round of voting (and the only one I'm guaranteed to be in!)

January issue of ROMANTIC TIME BOOKCLUB MAGAZINE: First line & bio
Posted online/voting: Nov. 14-27
We'll know who's cut (2): Nov. 28

The first round will feature all 11 finalist's first line, their very short bio (and I mean very short. Do you know how hard it is to condense your life into 100 words or less???) as well as feature a picture of each of us:))

As I've been trying to get the word out about this contest, I've been asked by so people what the first line of my book is that I apparently say it even in my sleep (at least that's what Mike Geraci says) so I figured I'd post it here, too.

The War Bride is a sensual romantic adventure set in the post Napoleonic era featuring a British spy and a Spanish war bride who must join forces to find her husband's killer. I had a lot of fun/angst writing this book and one day soon, hopefully you'll be able to read lots more of it!

by Maria Geraci

Miles Mountkeefe had seen men die before, but that was on the battlefield where it was expected-this was not.

You can all ooh and ah now. LOL!

Stay tuned for a longer excerpt as we get closer to the first voting period. Luckily, I'll be off to Atlanta next weekend for some fun and serious plotting with my good friend Mel so I'll be able to take my mind off this for awhile!


Mel Francis said...

ooooh! ahhhh! I can't wait!

Okay, so I've actually already read this entire novel and I love it! It's super sexy, has a dark edge, and a real plot! What more can you want?

Kristen said...

Very nice, Maria!

Have fun. Wishing you the best in the contest.

Kate Pearce said...

It's a great first line, Maria!
I can't wait to see all you lovely ladies in RT!

erin said...

Okay Maria, so you let Mel read the entire book, and I can't even get a freakin' chapter out of you?! J/K Think your first line is great, and I can't wait to see more... ¡Buena suerte!


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