Friday, August 10, 2012

Welcome readers and authors from around the world!

Welcome to Romance Reviews Submitted by Authors

We have a busy day planned for you and hope you’ll be with us every step of the way!
 Okay so maybe you can’t sit in front of your computer and click refresh every few minutes, but you know what I mean. We need and want your active participation. In fact, if you leave our authors some comments, you may just walk away with a cool door prize. A grand prize of $250 or a relaxing weekend getaway is up for grabs also.
The more you participate, the more chances to win a prize today. Winners will be announced throughout the day. There will be more information about the cash and trip coming up in a bit. In the meantime, you can help us get this party started by leaving comments for author reviews, articles, and our advertisers. Support them because they’re supporting you. In fact, our first round of advertisers actually paid for the $250 cash/trip giveaway! HOW cool is that?
Our $250 Cash or Trip Giveaway is sponsored by:
So how do you win the grand prize?
It’s easier than you may think!
Leave comments pertaining to the blog and you’ll have a qualified entry. All qualified entries will be entered in a drawing and later today, we’ll discuss how a random winner will be chosen. By the way, if you’re our lucky winner and you choose the cash option, you’ll receive your ‘cash’ via PAYPAL later tonight or you may opt out for snail mail delivery, which is fine too.  
If you’re our lucky winner and you select the trip option, you'll probably want to know how soon you can take your trip. 

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71 comments:

  1. Door Prize Number One!

    First person to comment after this post wins a special e-prize package from Romance Reviews Submitted by Authors. Leave your email or submit your email privately to destinyblaine@yahoo.com. Include in your post where you like to shop online for your favorite eBooks. We'll send along your prize package later this afternoon.

    *Don’t forget to post a first and second choice when listing your favorite third party retail bookstore so we’ll know where to purchase your prize pack!*

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  2. This is awesome. Thanks for having a friday fun day for everyone to take part in... whats everyone up to today? its already humid here in the mid west...

    as for my favorite bookstore I like to shop in.. I love to shop to Amazon.com for my books..In fact, on their website right now :-) My second fav bookstore would be Barnes and Noble and third would be books a million

    my email addy is arsymes76@gmail.com

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  3. I shop for my books at Amazon LOVE IT!!!
    my Email cicic1220@gamil.com

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  4. Good afternoon!!!!!!! I love having a new place to look at reviews and find new authors and new books by authors I already love!

    My email is lbooth1@gmail.com and my favorite online book place is Amazon!

    I'll be back!!!!!

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  6. Hi April, Lil, and Cicic,

    Thanks for posting. It's a rainy day here in East Tennessee but I've had a ray of sunshine in my arms today. My little granddaughter arrived late last night. She kept her parents up all night long so she spent the early morning hours with me. ;)

    Oh my....this is a mighty close tie for the first door prizes. Don't you think? What do you say we award three winners with our first door prizes of the day!!! Your prizes will go out within a few minutes. Come on back and tell everyone what you won, ladies! ;)

    Destiny

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    1. I was so excited to get this responce in I gave you the wrong email.

      cicic1220@gmail.com

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  7. Another door prize will be awarded soon. Keep those comments rolling. Reviews will be posted within the next hour or so. The first 'contest' is closed. More on the way! :)

    Destiny

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  8. Destiny, congrats on your new granddaughter :-)I used to live in West TN..really miss my home state. Living in the mid west, when going out to eat and when I ask for sweet tea, I get a glass of unsweet tea and packets of sweetnlow LOL not how I like my sweet tea. Going to have to get home sometime soon and have southern cooking again

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  9. Door prize #1 winners!

    Please check your email and let us know what you receive from susalvi@aol.com. You should receive TWO emails each.

    Destiny

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    1. Hi I just received one email with a kindle gift book-High Heels & Hexes (Kindle Edition)
      by Michael Matthews Bingamon

      Cannot wait to start reading :-)

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    2. I received one kindle gift of Faith Savage: Book 1 - Glow (Faith Savage, Demon Huntress)

      I cannot wait to start!

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    3. I was so excited to get this responce in I gave you the wrong email.

      cicic1220@gmail.com

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  10. April,

    Thank you so much. She's a little angel. ;)
    Yes, you need to come back to this side of the country. I visit the Nashville & Memphis area often. We could meet for REAL sweet iced tea!

    Destiny

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  11. Good morning, Destiny and readers! I hope all of you are having a fantastic day. I'm thrilled for you on your new granddaughter - I'm about to become a g-ma for the first time any day and am very excited.

    I know today will be filled with fun and excitement - you always throw a spectacular party and I'm glad to be a part of it.

    Sending my blessings ~ K.

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  12. Hello Destiny - I join in congratulations about new baby in your family. Aren't they sweetest thing in the world? Sigh. If only we could keep children from transforming into adults (lol).

    I love the new site! And I'm just about to tweet about it right now!

    Best of luck, the concept is great and innovative! I'm so happy authors are not being paid to review other authors or have no special interest in the review.

    My best and much good luck, Keta
    http://ketaskeep.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Keta,

      Thank you for the baby congratulations. Kaiden is a little angel. :)

      Thank you for tweeting about us. I hope everyone enjoys the new site and hope you'll be back often. ;)

      Destiny

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  13. Destiny, I am happy for you becoming a grandmother, it is one of the greatest joys of my life, soon to be doubled. Congratulations!!!!

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  14. Thanks so very much for all notes of congratulations and a huge congratulations to the grandmothers-in- waiting. ;) There's nothing quite like this experience.

    Destiny

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  15. Door Prize One Winners:

    You should've received an ebook which is a book written by one of our advertising authors and purchased through Amazon and a gift card. Let me know if you don't receive both.

    Love,
    Destiny

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    1. just received the book, so far as well

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    2. I havent recieved anything due to I gave you the wrong email. LOL
      cicic1220@gmail.com

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    3. Hi Cicic,

      Yikes. I'll be in touch later today and try to get this straightened out. It shouldn't be a problem.

      Love,
      Destiny

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    4. Door Prize Winners One--Any Amazon activity yet? Check your spam folders and let me know if you see the gift card yet.

      Love,
      Destiny

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    5. Destiny, no amazon activity yet. I just checked spam folder and inbox again. My email address again is ARSymes76@gmail.com
      Will keep checking back :-) Thank You for staying on top of this. You are so very nice. Im sure it will arrive....

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    6. Destiny, still no amazon activity yet. Did Cici or Lil receive their Amazon GC yet?

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    7. I never did, but that's all right, the book is plenty!

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    8. Good morning,

      Yesterday, I was on live chat with Amazon trying to find out what happened to our gift cards. The representative said the order appeared to have been cancelled. A little confusing since my credit card appeared to have been charged.

      I received an email confirmation and assumed the gift cards were in transit (I’ll send out the confirmation email to the gift card recipients). In any event, we've placed another gift card order.

      Winners, if you don’t receive them today, please let me know and we’ll move forward by selecting another third party retail site for the gift cards.

      I’ve used Amazon’s gift card program for several years now. I’m not sure what happened with this particular order, but hopefully it was just a glitch in the system when the orders were placed. I’m crossing my virtual fingers that this new order is fulfilled without consequence.

      Just wanted you to know I’m trying to forward your gifts to you! Hang in there with me. ;)

      Destiny

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  16. Destiny,
    The site is awesome. And I bet your granddaughter is just the sweetest little thing. Congratulations!

    Keep up the good work!

    JSMarlo(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  17. What is everyone reading that is out now? I am always looking for new authors to read. :-)

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    1. Hi, April - It's menage' month at Just Another Paranormal Monday and I'm researching authors to feature - just finished Coyote Savage by Kris Norris. The more weres the better - lol! It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it .

      Looking for other paranormals - join us on Mondays at Just Another Paranormal Monday - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ParanormalMonday/

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  18. DOOR PRIZE #2!

    How about another e-book? I'm offering a PDF of my new release "The Bacchi." If you already have it, the winner gets a book of their choice from my back list!

    Belinda McBride
    http://www.belindamcbride.com

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    1. I should clarify....reply to this thread and I'll pull a name in about an hour. :) That would be 4:00ET, 1:00PT. After that, I'll be back with another door prize!

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    2. awesome. I havent read The Bacchi yet but would love to read it...my email is arsymes76@gmail.com

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    3. April, you're my winner...the book is on its way! Thank you!

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    4. awesome!! TY VN-Just received it and will start on the book after dinner :-)

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  19. AprilRenee, I'm reading through the Pleasure House series by Kate Pearce. :) Love her wicked, sexy characters!

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  20. I can't win again, But I wanted to tell you, Belinda, The Bacchi is on my must buy list!

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  21. Thanks, Lil! I hope you enjoy it. :)

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  22. Belinda, I will check out the Kate Pearce series
    Thanks for the heads up on her. ;-)

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    1. Its a fun series, very naughty late Regency historicals. :)

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  23. If you'd like a read-only CD with covers and excerpts of all my recent books on it, please go to www.JaneToombs.com and click on my email address there. Once you have that, let me know your name and snailmail addy and I'll send you the CD. Jane

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  24. Hi April,

    The Faith Savage series by K.A. M'Lady
    Vampire Vengeance by Storm Savage

    I don't want to give away review spoilers for Vampire Vengeance, but I'll give a small hint regarding what kind of impact the book made on this reader. "Knock down doors, break out virtual windows if you have to...just do what it takes to purchase this book now. ;) Yes, I loved it. The review will be posted next week.
    We've split up the reviews and will be posting them in the order in which the books were received.

    As for K.A. M'Lady's Faith Savage series. Wow. I just can't say enough. Take a look at my review here: http://romancereviewsbyauthors.blogspot.com/2012/08/book-review-faith-savage-by-ka-mlady.html

    Oh and my reading list for this week?

    Deception's Bride by Jane Toombs and
    The Prosecution Rests, Edited by Linda Fairstein


    Love,
    Destiny

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    1. Want to keep up with Faith? like her on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/FaithSavageDemonHuntress

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  25. Ready for another door prize opportunity? This one will take some effort on your part, but it's well worth it. Winner will be determined by the time stamp. Only one prize will be awarded.

    Do you like to shop at Walmart? We have a $50 gift card headed your way so brace yourself for a small shopping spree. How do you win? Stay tuned. Details coming right up.

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  26. It’s tough spreading the word about a new site, but I know we can count on a little help from our friends so that’s why we’re offering a $50 gift card to one lucky reader.

    How to win and what to do:

    Post the following (or any variation thereof) anywhere you can--Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, Goodreads, Shelfari, etc.--and as quickly as you can:

    "A brand new author-reader review site just opened its doors today! They’re giving away door prizes and cash. They’ve posted some fantastic reviews and a very informative article. AND they’re giving away a trip or $250 cash later tonight. Come on over: http://romancereviewsbyauthors.blogspot.com/2012/08/welcome-readers-and-authors-from-around.html"



    Once you have posted the link above on seven or more sites, come back here and reply to this message with DONE in bold print. Leave your email address and links where you posted.

    First reader to post with links and show where they shared our good news wins the $50 gift card.

    One winner. One $50 gift card.

    Will it be yours?

    What are you waiting for? ;) Tell your friends about us!

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    1. DONE!
      I posted to my facebook page--which you can find me by april.symes@facebook.com or arsymes76@yahoo.com

      then posted under my google plus acct--https://plus.google.com/111965606137284985666/posts?hl=en-US

      then I posted under my twitter acct---https://twitter.com/Lil_IrishFairy

      also posted to the yahoo writement group--http://groups.yahoo.com/group/writeminded_readers/messages

      also posted to shelfari--

      also posted to goodreads.com

      and I also posted to shelley laurenston's yahoo group about this new site
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/shellylaurenston/messages

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  27. Wow. Looks like I already missed some of the fun. Too bad I don't have that many places to post about this. I did share it on my Facebook page.
    http://www.facebook.com/carol.cobun

    Beth
    carolcobun @ yahoo .com

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  31. DONE
    posted it on facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.mathis.779/posts/133607763447566

    meandi09@yahoo.com

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  33. i shop at walmart but not for books . my walmart doesnt have a book section :(

    meandi09@yahoo.com

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  34. Walmart and Amazon basically is the only place I can get my books anymore. Borders closed down, and I heard B&N decided not to come down here. WHich is sad.

    But we get groceries to clothes at Walmart.

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

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  35. shared on twitter too forgot to leave the link

    https://twitter.com/meandicorner/status/234046677793771522


    meandi09@yahoo.com

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  36. Thanks for the site info Raonaid!

    Since I am not the 1st person to reply with shared info, will just stay and have fun.

    Congrats on the site!!

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    1. * Waves at Dina! * Hehe you're welcome hun! I seen it on someone's wall. I want to say it was April but I was not paying attention I was clicking the link

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    2. its always fun to see a new site open up, hopefully will also be a fav!

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    3. guess I'll leave my email addy just in case, lol

      dlsmilad at yahoo dot com

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    4. Hi Dina and Raonaid,

      We're glad you stopped by! :)

      Destiny

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  37. LOVE that you are Just Another Paranormal Halloween Anthology Authors, sounds like gonna be fun all of the time :)

    WE only have B&N store here, I sometime buy form Amazon too

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  38. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Walmart gift card drawing. Thank you for submitting your links and for supporting Romance Reviews Submitted by Authors. We have a winner!!! Based on the contest guidelines, it looks like April @arsymes76@yahoo.com just won a $50 Walmart gift card!!!

    Congratulations, April!!! We appreciate you!

    Destiny :)

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  39. Anyone can play and everyone can win....

    Please find our advertised books online at Bookstrand, ARE, or Amazon and 'like' the products advertised here so the 'like' shows up on Facebook. When you're finished, send an email to destinyblaine@yahoo.com with LIKED YOUR AUTHOR FRIENDS in the subject line. I'll send you TWO free ebooks!

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  40. Don't forget to read Adriana Kraft's informative article on character point of view. Additionally, you don't want to miss the reviews posted for Deception's Bride by Jane Toombs and Faith Savage by K.A. M'Lady.

    Forthcoming reviews include books written by some of the most sought after authors in the business including Belinda McBride, Adriana Kraft, Storm Savage, Michael Matthew Bingamon, Jackie Weger, and the authors of Just Another Paranormal Halloween.

    Authors, if you’ve recently sent an advertising inquiry, please send it again if you haven’t heard from someone. Your email may have been snatched by those greedy email gremlins.

    Helpful industry-related articles and a slew of phenomenal reviews will post next Friday so mark your calendars. We'll be here from 11 AM EST until we can't type another word. ;)

    Today, we wanted to open our doors with you, our cherished readers, in mind. Our focus has been on celebrating good times with good friends. We hope you’ve enjoyed your day and the prizes you’ve won so far. Oh, and by the way, if you haven’t visited Jane’s website yet, I’ll race you over there. She’s giving away a very nice CD. ;) See her post above for details.

    I have a favor to ask, too. If you have a minute, please stop by www.destinyblaine.blogspot.com and leave a comment. Celine Chatillon is visiting and you'll want to find out what she means by Fifty Shades of Great (ness). You’ll love her post.

    Thank you for being with us today. A very important announcement is on the way. You may want to move to the thread above so you’ll be there when we announce our “It’s Your Choice” winner!!!

    Love,
    Destiny Blaine

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  41. visited Destiny and left comment :)

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  42. Destiny, visited your blog and left a comment too :-)

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  43. Thank you for joining us today. Please tell your friends about Romance Reviews Submitted by Authors. We're glad you joined us for our grand opening. :)

    Our grand prize winner has been announced. Once you play the video, you'll discover who won the "It's Your Choice" $250 cash or weekend getaway grand prize. You can find more here:
    www.romancereviewsbyauthors.blogspot.com.

    Congratulations to our lucky grand prize winner!

    Love,
    Destiny

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