Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on August 5, 2014
Golden Palm Writing Contest
If you’re writing romance and need feedback on your work, enter the Golden Palm Contest sponsored by Florida Romance Writers. Not only do you get score sheets, but we have a hot lineup of editors and agents as final judges in every category.
Editor:Leah Hultenschmidt, Grand Central Publishing
Agent: Beth Campbell, Bookends
Editor: Cat Clyne, Sourcebooks
Editor: Deb Werksman, Sourcebooks
Agent: Jordy Albert, The Booker Albert Literary Agency
Agent: Dawn Dowdle, The Blue Ridge Literary Agency
Young Adult / New Adult Category:
Editor: Lauren Smulski, Harlequin Teen
Editor: Mary Altman, Sourcebooks
Agent: Mandy Hubbard, D4EO Literary Agency
Agent: Laura Zats, Red Sofa Literary
Editor: Peter Senftleben, Kensington Publishing
Agent: Nalini Akolekar, Spencerhill Associates
Editor: Angela James, Carina Press
Entry is $20 for Florida Romance Writer members and $30 for nonmembers. All entries are read by at least one published judge and the lowest score is dropped. Contest ends August 15th. All information to enter is on http://www.frwriters.org/contest/
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Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on April 24, 2014
Here are the recent winners from my April contests.
You still have one more chance to win!!! Enter at FreshFiction.com by April 30 to win a Hanging By A Hair T-shirt & door hanger, plus a signed copy of Shear Murder http://freshfiction.com/contest.php?id=6389
Watch for more contests in May.
April 15-22 Spring Blog Hop sponsored by Florida Chapter of MWA
The grand prize winner of a Kindle Paperwhite is K. Wong
On my blog, “Characters Too Weird to be True,” http://wp.me/pHSwk-1wF, Deannad414 has won her choice of an ebook copy of Shear Murder or Writing the Cozy Mystery.
April 18 Book Launch Party Nancy J. Cohen and Maggie Toussaint at https://www.facebook.com/NewReleaseParty
These are my winners
S. Allen, E-book copy of Died Blonde
L. Hale, $10 gift card
M. Edwards, E-book copy of Writing the Cozy Mystery
D. Sharp, E-book copy of Shear Murder
D. Frazier, Signed copy of Killer Knots
M. Hayes, A signed copy of Killer Knots
A. Connolley, tropical grocery shopping bag
S. York, Hanging By A Hair T-shirt
D. Esperson, Hanging By A Hair T-shirt
Booklover’s Bench April 4-18, http://bit.ly/13qZ4oF
S. Baker won an ebook copy of Writing the Cozy Mystery and another lucky winner won a $25 gift card.
Watch for our new contest May 4-18
What’s your favorite prize? A book–ebook or signed copy? Swag like a tee shirt? Or a gift card to an online store?
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Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on April 18, 2014
HANGING BY A HAIR (Bad Hair Day Mystery #11)
Amazon Hardcover: http://www.amazon.com/Hanging-Hair-Nancy-J-Cohen/dp/1432828142
Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Hanging-Hair-Bad-Day-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B00JJ2XVUQ/
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hanging-by-a-hair-nancy-j-cohen/1116603785
Marla’s joyous move to a new house with her husband, Detective Dalton Vail, is marred by their next-door neighbor who erects an illegal fence between their properties. When Dalton reminds the man of the local permitting laws, tempers flare—and worse, the neighbor is found dead the following day. Dismayed when Dalton is removed from the case due to a conflict of interest, Marla decides it’s up to her to find the killer. Can the intrepid hairstylist untangle the clues and pin down the culprit before he strikes again?
“Marla is short for marvelous. If you like your mysteries ‘cozy,’ you’re going to enjoy every minute you spend with her!”—Award-winning author Joanna Campbell Slan
Top Pick 5 Stars! “The author is always keeping you guessing as to where the story will lead you next. Ms. Cohen has just joined the list of my favorite authors and I look forward to reading the other books she has written. I hope you find Hanging by a Hair as great as I did.”—MerryNoelle, Night Owl Reviews
“A pleasingly lighthearted cozy.” —Publisher’s Weekly
“Clues abound, as do quirky characters, wonderfully described South Florida settings, intriguing insights into the beauty salon business and into the wild world of Florida home-owning communities, and flavorful recipes. All in all, Hanging by a Hair is entertaining, enjoyable, and informative. I look forward to Number 12 in this delightful series.”— Stephanie Saxon Levine, Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Pinterest Board: http://www.pinterest.com/njcohen/hanging-by-a-hair/
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/gv5ldn9uw7I
April 21 – 27, The Big Thrill Roundtable, “Do you enjoy reading books out of seasons?”
April 21, Monday, “Story Magic,” Mayhem and Magic, http://mayhemandmagic2.blogspot.com/
April 22, Tuesday, “Creating Hooks in Cozy Mysteries,” Musings From the Slush Pile, http://blog.juliealindsey.com/
Join the fun now: https://www.facebook.com/NewReleaseParty
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Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on February 14, 2014
Take advantage of these three chances to win a signed ARC of Hanging By A Hair, #11 in the Bad Hair Day Mysteries!
Valentine’s Day Contest
Enter Feb. 10-24 to win a signed ARC for Hanging By A Hair, a door hanger, and a $10 Starbucks gift card: http://nancyjcohen.com/fun-stuff/contest/
Enter Feb. 7-21 to win 4 signed ARCs Hanging By A Hair. http://www.librarything.com/er/giveaway/list
Booklovers Bench, Feb 4-18: Enter our anniversary contest Feb. 4-18 to win a Kindle Paperwhite or 1/8 free books: http://bit.ly/13qZ4oF including a signed ARC for Hanging By A Hair.
And if you haven’t read my latest blog post on “Story Magic” over at The Kill Zone, take a look now: http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2014/02/story-logic.html#.Uv4g7omYYdU
Have a sweet day!
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Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on August 1, 2013
Summer Beach Read Contest
August 1-23, 2013
Enter to win a signed print copy of Moonlight Rhapsody trade edition, one of my earlier futuristic romances, and a $10 Starbucks gift card. Sip your coffee and settle down with a fast-paced romantic scifi adventure. International winner will receive the equivalent ebook.
Two runners-up will win either a gemstone necklace from Effy or a charm bracelet from Diamonds International. U.S. entries only qualify for this prize due to postage restraints.
To Enter, go to http://nancyjcohen.com/fun-stuff/contest/ or enter below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
To become eligible for Bonus Newsletter Subscriber Prizes, sign up for my newsletter on my Website now. Look in the left sidebar. Notify me that you have joined and I’ll send you a copy of my latest issue with contest links.
As a subscriber, you can win the following ebook titles from members of Booklover’s Bench:
Nancy J. Cohen, Perish by Pedicure
Karla Darcy, The Virtuous Ward
Linda Hubalek, Butter in the Well
Terry Odell, Finding Sarah
Joanna Campbell Slan, Death of a Dowager
Maggie Toussaint, Muddy Waters
Carol White, Hidden Choices
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Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on June 10, 2013
Enter the 2013 Golden Palm Contest for Unpublished Romance Writers!
The summer is heating up, and so is the Golden Palm Contest sponsored by Florida Romance Writers. If you’re an unpublished romance writer looking to change that status, you need to get your entry in. We have a hot lineup of final judges and a track record of getting requests.
Plus you’ll get great feedback from our published author first round of judges (including me for the paranormal category).
So, while you’re making those summer plans, be sure to add “Enter the Golden Palm Contest” to your calendar! Categories include: Single Title, Historical, Paranormal, New Adult, Young Adult and Short/Long Category Romance.
Final Round Judges are:
Short/Long Category: Allison Carroll, Harlequin
Single Title: Patience Bloom, Senior Editor, Harlequin
Historical: Leah Hultenschmidt, Senior Editor, Sourcebooks
New Adult: Laurie McLean, Foreward Literary
Young Adult: Pam van Hylckama Vlieg, Foreward Literary
Paranormal: Ann-Leslie Tuttle, Senior Editor, Harlequin
Entry is $20 for Florida Romance Writers members and $30 for nonmembers.
Contest ends August 15th. All information to enter is on http://www.frwriters.org/contest/
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Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on April 26, 2013
Warrior Rogue, #2 in the Drift Lords series, is now available in print and multiple digital formats!
The engine whine surged as the jet lifted. She gripped the counter to steady herself.
He didn’t budge, his cobalt eyes narrowing. “The prophecy says we must be together. It may not be what either of us wants, but there is no denying Fate.”
Oh, but I do want you, buddy. And judging from the bulge in your pants, the feeling is mutual. “What prophecy?”
His mouth quirked up at the edges. “The one that claims you and I have to join forces to fight evil.”
Here he goes with his delusional nonsense again.
She jabbed her finger in the air. “The only reason we’re together is because I offered you a job. We should discuss your duties. They do not include seducing me.”
He lifted an eyebrow. “If that’s true, why did you kiss me back and put your arms around me?”
His knowing smile made her stutter. “T-That was a momentary lapse. It won’t happen again.”
“Won’t it? You felt it, too, the connection between us. I knew it the moment I saw your watch. Your destiny is written there, and it’s linked to mine.”
Follow My Blog Tour and Win Prizes April 30-May 20
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