The Festival of Romance 2011, a conference for readers and writers of romantic fiction run by Romantic Fiction Online took place in Bedford, England.
One of the sponsors - the award winning, Xcite Books -announced a competition challenging writers to discover their erotic side and write an erotic romance. The prize for the winner would be publication of an erotic romance novel. I sent off my sample chapter.
I didn't win.
Another of Romantic Fiction Online's members from the US did, however - I'm sure many of you know about it already.
I was surprised therefore to receive an email from Xcite which told me that although I didn't win, I had made the final cut and they liked my work a lot. They invited me to submit the entire. Happily, in the interim, I had enjoyed writing the chapter so much, that I continued and created a 72K full-length novel. I sent it in and waited. They loved it and wanted to publish it.
Edits happened very quickly and an exciting front cover was designed (which I just love) and before I knew it, my debut novel was up for sale. It can be viewed or downloaded here:
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