Monday, October 14, 2013

Contest News! And a new Cover!

Amidst the thrill of notifying winners for our First Coast Romance Writers unpublished Beacon contest, I got some great news myself.

Hot Water won the 2013 Show Me Your Cover Contest for Sunshine State Romance Authors in Romantic Suspense. I'm thrilled about the acknowledgement as I always thought I had a darn good cover.

And more good news came in my email today. Hot Water (the book, not the cover) is a finalist in the EPIC competition. Yay!


I had to blow the dust off my blog settings and kick the tires because it's been awhile since I've visited this place. I've been so busy writing and promoting my two summer releases that I haven't had much time to blog. This week marks the last stop on my blog tour for Dime If I Know. I don't know who is happier, me or the book's characters, who can finally stop getting gussied up and trotting out on command.

While I'm here, I want to acknowledge Laideebug Digital who brought my website into the new millenium by making it user friendly. I've made a mess of it a few times already, and Dee has graciously bailed me out, but I was able to post my contest win tonight, on the actual night I got the news. That's worth a lot to me! For readers and fans, the website should look very similar; it's the behind the curtains part that got rewired.

Good things come in threes. I want to show off my new cover for my first ever paranormal mystery, Gone and Done It, which will come out next May. I have a reading snip on my website it you'd like to have a peek. http://maggietoussaint.com/gone-and-done-it/

Every month from the 4 through the 18, Booklover's Bench, where I'm a founding member, holds a giveaway of a $25 gift card and various ebooks. Be sure to check the site frequently to enter. You have a few more days this month to add your name into the pot. http://bookloversbench.com/contest/

That's about it for today. Thanks for swinging by to share in my good news!

Catch you later,

Maggie Toussaint

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Maggie! How exciting! Of course, it is a very HOT cover! Can't wait to get to this book!

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    1. Thanks, Heather. I'm delighted to have this recognition. It speaks well to the cover artist, Kim Mendoza, who I forgot to mention in my scatterbrained hurry to get this posted tonight. I'm very fortunate to have a solid team behind me at The Wild Rose Press.

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  2. Oh, congratulations, Maggie! That is just wonderful. I think all your covers are the bomb, though. Your website looks awesome. I need to get one too. I realize that I can't do my own! LOL I NEED HELP. Congratulations on your upcoming release, too. You've got lots of great news!
    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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    1. Hey Cheryl,

      I'm buzzed by the good news, that's for sure. Seems like some of my "fronts" are stalled a bit right now, so it was particularly meaningful to have a shining moment tonight with this cover contest win.

      I'm still getting the hang of the website changes, but I hope to be a very good student.

      I'm already looking forward to getting the galleys for Gone and Done It. Should have them in a few months, maybe Decemberish. Folks, if you want one for an Advance Read, all you need to do is let me know.

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    1. Thanks, Terry! I'm quite pleased to have the book cover recognized in this way. It's quite an honor.

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  4. I've not seen this cover before Maggie - but now I have, I'm not surprised it won. It's so simple and yet so dramatic and REALLY eye catching. Darn it, I've got to buy the book now!

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    1. Thank you, Kathryn! I'm glad you found the cover eye catching. I hope you enjoy the story just as much!

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  5. Congratulations, Maggie! It is eye-catching, and I'm sure it sells lots of books. I'll get over to your website later in the day.

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    1. Thank you, Celia. I'm having a pretty good run with Hot Water this year. I like being in this kind of "hot water..."

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  6. Congratulations on the Cover win, Maggie! Take a deep breath and keep writing. :)

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    1. Thank you, Lynda. I'm buzzed to have this recognition for one of my romance novels. Happy dancing in Georgia!

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  7. The new cover looks like it could be another winner, Maggie! I love it!!!

    Morgan Mandel
    http://www.morganmandel.com

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    1. Thanks. Morgan. I'm excited to have such great cover artists.

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  8. Wow. One great cover after another.

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    1. I appreciate your comment and your visit, LD. Please come again!

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