Sunday, September 19, 2010

I Won!

In terms of writing, I had a pretty great weekend. I submitted my first erotic romance novella, and on Friday I got word that Romantic Times gave Relentless a 4 star rating with a glowing review, so that was pretty great. But as of about twenty minutes ago, something even better happened.

I just found out that Cover of Darkness won first place in the romantic suspense category of the Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Awards contest! I get an engraved trophy and everything. And, as if that wasn't reason enough for me to think about drinking a celebratory mojito (because I rarely touch alcohol), No Turning Back won second place. You know what? I'm totally okay with coming in second to myself :)

I had my suspicions when I wrote the books that COD was the best of the series. I love NTB too, but it's really graphic and I wasn't too sure how readers would feel about that. I'm so happy people are loving my books! Luke's is due out in a couple months, so I've got high hopes for that one too because it's the most emotionally wrenching of the five. Guess we'll have to wait and see what the consensus is.

I haven't gotten a trophy since my last years of competitive softball in my mid-twenties, but you can bet I'm putting this one right on the mantle in my bedroom so I can see it every day. It's going to come in very handy for those days when I doubt my ability as a writer. Fingers crossed that people will love Absolution as much as I do! Now let's hope this will help generate a few more sales for this series :)


Jane said...

Congrats on the award and on the rave review, Kaylea.

Karlene Blakemore-Mowle said...

CONGRATULATIONS !!!! yayyyyyy you!!!! I'm so excited for you, what a well deserved win and such a fantastic story as well! I'm so proud of you!

Kaylea Cross said...

Thanks Jane :)

Hi Karly! Thanks, and can't wait for OSS. Have you started the countdown yet? Let's do an article or interview again for my blog and Writers Gone Wild. Let me know what works.

Katie Reus said...

Woo-hoo!! Congrats girl! That's amazing news and totally deserved! Love that story :)