On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

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RITA Award Winning Author -- that's like the Oscar, folks! Futuristic/Fantasy Romance and Fantasy with Romantic Subplots.

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

PEARLS!!!!

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Wordcount is done and Mom and I are going to a local restaurant close to her place for lunch instead of downtown because it's so cold. I wanted to give her a treat of oyster stew, but we've decided to save that for a warmer day. I'll leave in about 45 minutes. I usually have mousaka but I didn't like it the last time, the top wasn't as thick and tasty as it had been, so I'll give it one more chance. Mom likes the burritos. :)

Anyway, I've been focused on doing this blog pretty quick of a day, but I finally have a bit of time to announce that I HAVE BEEN HONORED BY PARANORMAL ROMANCE READERS AGAIN with two PEARL nominations -- and note the logo will change this year, so I'm hoping I get a new one or both to put here and on my website.

FEARSOME competition, and I'm honored to be in such company.

FUTURISTIC
SILVER MASTER by Jayne Castle | Jove
THE DOWN HOME ZOMBIE BLUES by Linnea Sinclair | Bantam (Dell)
HEART DANCE by Robin D. Owens | Berkley
INSUFFICIENT MATING MATERIAL by Rowena Cherry | Dorchester Love spell
HOW TO LOSE AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL IN 10 DAYS by Susan Grant | HQN


SCIENCE FICTION or FANTASY
ALL TOGETHER DEAD by Charlaine Harris | Ace Books
A LICK OF FROST by Laurell K. Hamilton | Ballantine Books
GAMES OF COMMAND by Linnea Sinclair | Spectra
BLOOD BOUND by Patricia Briggs | Ace Books
PROTECTOR OF THE FLIGHT by Robin D. Owens | Luna

Other finalists...oh, that's a spot on my screen, not a misplaced apostrophe...

ANTHOLOGY
CAT O' NINE TALES by Deborah MacGillivray | Highland Press
MY BIG FAT SUPERNATURAL HONEYMOON by Jim Butcher, P. N. Elrod,
Marjorie M. Liu, | St. Martin's Press
LOVE UNDER THE MISTLETOE by Leanne Burroughs, Deborah Macgillivray,
Amy Blizzard, | Highland Press
WILD THING by Maggie Shayne, Marjorie M. Liu,, Alyssa Day, | Berkley
Sensation
NO REST FOR THE WITCHES by Mary Janice Davidson, Lori Handeland,
Cheyenne McCray, | St. Martin's Paperbacks
ON THE PROWL ANTHOLOGY by Patricia Briggs, Karen Chance, Eileen
Wilks, | Berkley

FANTASY / MAGICAL
ATLANTIS RISING by Alyssa Day | Berkley Pub Group
TOUCHED BY DARKNESS by Catherine Spangler | Berkley
WICKED MAGIC by Cheyenne McCray | St. Martin's Press
DEVIL MAY CRY by Sherrilyn Kenyon | St. Martin's Press
OVER HEXED by Vicki Lewis Thompson | Onyx

NOVELLA / SHORT STORY:
A VERY SPECIAL MAN by Deborah Macgillivray | Highland Press
THE MAN HAS A SWEET TOOTH by Diane Davis White | Highland Press
THE DUCHESS AND THE DIRTWATER FAIRY by Jacquie Rogers | Highland Press
LIGHT OF HOPE--- ROMANCE UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR by Jill and Julia |
Highland Press
FOREVER LOVE--LOVE UNDER THE MISTLETOE by Leanne Burroughs | Highland Press
ALPHA AND OMEGA by Patricia Briggs | Berkley

SHAPESHIFTER
LORD OF THE DEEP by Dawn Thompson | Kensington Aphrodisia
BLOOD LINES by Eileen Wilks | Ace Books
CARESSED BY ICE by Nalini Singh | Berkley
VISIONS OF HEAT by Nalini Singh | Berkley
DARK LIES by Vivi Anna | Silhouette Nocturne

TIME TRAVEL
DARK SEDUCTION by Brenda Joyce | HQN
DARK RIVAL by Brenda Joyce | HQN
PARALLEL DESIRE by Deidre Knight | Signet
WHEN I FALL IN LOVE by Lynn Kurland | Jove
DOWN AND DIRTY by Sandra Hill | Berkley

VAMPIRE
DARK POSSESSION by Christine Feehan | Berkley
BLOOD MOON by Dawn Thompson | Dorchester Publishing
THE BROTHERHOOD by Dawn Thompson | Dorchester Publishing
LOVER REVEALED by J. R. Ward | Onyx
LOVER UNBOUND by J. R. Ward | Signet

NEW AUTHOR of 2007:
C. L. Wilson
Jeaniene Frost
Vicki Pettersson
Kimberly Adkins
Rachel Vincent
Tabitha Shay

BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE of 2007
THE BROTHERHOOD by Dawn Thompson | Dorchester Publishing
RIDING THE THUNDER by Deborah Macgillivray | Dorchester Publishing
WHITE LIES by Jayne Ann Krentz | Putnam
FOR A FEW DEMONS MORE by Kim Harrison | Eos
THE DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND by Lilith Saintcrow | Hachette Book Group USA
(Orbit Books)
DEVIL MAY CRY by Sherrilyn Kenyon | St. Martin's Press


Thanks to all my readers and love to all. May you enjoy the warmth of the day.
Robin

4 Comments:

Blogger Alyssa Day said...

Congratulations!! Well-deserved!!
hugs,
Alyssa

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!

I have read all but one of the authors in the Fantasy/Sci Fi catagory and I, personally, would put you in the top two. Good Luck. Bon chance. Well deserved.

Tine

3:49 PM  
Blogger Linnea Sinclair said...

Robinnnn! Why didn't we write THE DOWN HOME HEART DANCE? And PROTECTOR OF THE COMMAND? Then we wouldn't be competing against each other. I HATE that. :grumble grump grump::

Actually, we needed to write HOW TO LOSE THE DOWN HOME HEART DANCE...

Hugs and keeping fingers and paws crossed for all of us, ~Linnea

9:26 PM  
Blogger Robin D Owens said...

Thanks Alyssa and Tine, and Linnea! I'd love to win at least one PEARL (ok, I love to win all contests I enter). I've been very lucky in the past and hope that holds.

smooches,
Robin

10:09 AM  

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