On my list of happy things this week:
— Getting my hands on an advance copy of the new Simone St. James, Silence for the Dead. (Don’t worry: it will be up for grabs here on the website next Monday!)
— Discovering that The Ashford Affair had been chosen for this year’s DABWAHA slate in the Novel With Strong Romantic Elements category. The DABWAHA, aka the Dear Author Bitchery Writing Award for Hellagood Authors, is an annual contest sponsored by Smart Bitches Trashy Books and Dear Author, in which readers vote for their favorites out of a slate of eight books per category. This is my very first DABWAHA nomination, so I’m absolutely thrilled!
(Side note: the sponsors choose seven of the eight nominees, leaving the eighth nominee up to popular vote. If anyone feels like voting for The Passion of the Purple Plumeria in the historical romance category– or any of your other favorite 2013 books!– you can find the nomination form here.)
— And, last but not least, realizing that somehow I managed to acquire not one, not two, but three copies of Donna Thorland’s The Rebel Pirate, which means that there’ll be some more swashbuckling from my website to your bookshelf. Possibly a Facebook giveaway this time?
And those are my happy things for today! What are yours?