What do you get when Coffee Time Romance & More and The Romance Studio join forces to celebrate their years of promoting the romance genre? An entire month of prizes, partying and fun! Did we mention the prizes?
There are several events taking place! See below for details.
CTR and TRS are each holding a scavenger hunt during the month of May! Each site will hide 6 icons within its pages. No clues! Find all six icons for CTR for a chance to win a Sony eReader (with Harry Potter ebook). Find all six icons for TRS for a chance to win a NOOK with Glowlight.
Find all of the icons and enter their location in the special scavenger hunt form that will be available on the front door page of TRS starting May 1st, 2012. (To enter for the CTR prize see the Coffee Time Romance & More site for details.)
Rules for participation at TRS:
1) It must be legal to participate where you are.
2) You must be at least 18 years old to participate.
3) You understand that there will be one winner, chosen randomly from all complete entries with all six correct icon locations.
4) Non-reviewing staff members from TRS are not eligible to participate.
5) By entering, you agree that TRS is not responsible for items lost in the mail.
6) By entering, you understand that TRS and its affiliates are not responsible for mechanical failure of ereader prizes.
7) By entering, you understand that TRS and its affiliates are not responsible for technical support of ereader prizes.
8) No substitution of any prize, for cash or other products, allowed.
9) Entries for the TRS ereader prize must be received at TRS -- not CTR. Any entries for the TRS ereader prize sent to CTR will not be considered valid.
Publisher Prizes (To go along with the ereaders)
Soul Mate Publishing – 2, $25 gift certificate
J. Taylor Publishing – For each
Darkness & Light by J.A. Belfield
Little White Lies by Aimee Laine
The Glass Man by Jocelyn Adams
Into the Unknown by all three of the above authors
Instinct by J.A. Belfield
Touch of Frost by Jocelyn Adams
Hide & Seek by Aimee Laine
The P.U.R.E. by Claire Gillian
and we'll include Tidal Whispers by Jocelyn Adams, Julie Reece, Clair GIllian and Kelly Said as well (it releases June 4th).
Ellora’s Cave - 5 eBooks of the Winner’s Choice
The Wild Rose Press - $25 gift certificate to each
Books for a Buck – Gift Certificate for $11.97 to each
eXtasy Books - $5.00 gift certificate to each
Eternal Press/Damnation Books- ??? (followed up today)
Untreed Reads - $15.00 gift certificate to each
Torquere Press - $15 gift certificate to each
Liquid Silver – 2 books each
Changeling Press – Free books for a month at ChangelingPress.com (2 books a week for 4 weeks)
Total E-Bound – (followed up today)
Champagne Books – Gift Certificate to each
Carnal Passions – Gift Certificate to each
BURST - Gift Certificate to each
JMS Books - $25 gift certificate to each
Inspired Romance Novels – 3 books, winners choice for each
Red Rose Publishing - $25 gift certificate for each
Loose Id – $10 gift certificate to each
Beachwalk Press – eBooks of Barely Dreaming by Stephanie Beck (Fantasy Romance), Soul Dancer by Aurora Rose Lynn (Science Fiction Romance/Interracial Romance) Fool Me Once by Lacey Wolfe (Erotic Contemporary Romance) to each
Gypsy Shadow Publishing – 50% off for the winners
Black Velvet Seduction – 3 eBooks to each (winner’s choice)
Runner Up Prizes
There will also be runner up prizes! For TRS, winners will be selected at random from entries in the Scavenger Hunt (see above). The winner of the NOOK is not eligible.
TRS Runner Up Prizes
Seven $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards.
CTR Runner Up Prizes
(For details on how CTR runner up prizes will be awarded, see the Coffee Time Romance & More site for details.)
TRS Blog-a-thon – May 21-23
Join TRS at each of their three blogs:
for three days of prizes and fun!
Attending authors (each giving away a prize):
Party with TRS – May 26-31
Okay, our ninth birthday at TRS was at the top of the year (we opened our doors in January 2003). But who needs to be precise to throw a party? Come join us at our party site for some amazing authors and prizes! The fun is on 24 hours a day each day of the event. Come party with us!
Authors attending (each giving away a prize):
Kate Hill/Saloni Quinby
Pauline Baird Jones
Janet Elizabeth Jones
T. C. Archer
Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
Lizzie T. Leaf
Dolores W Maroney aka Roz Lee
Margaret Riley (AKA Shelby Morgen)
Mary Frances Gualandri
Christiane France (Chris Grover)
Melody Snow Monroe
H. D. Thomson
Tyler Robbins / Robin Badillo
Dee Ann Palmer
Kathleen Ann Gallagher
Sara Walter Ellwood
Anniversary Party - Coffee Time Romance & More
Live Chat Party in our chat room starting at 9 PM EST/8 PM Central/6 PM Pacific
CTR Blog Event - Coffee Thoughts, the Blog - May 15th
Where were you eight years ago? Eight years ago, Coffee Time Romance opened its doors-and it's been full speed ahead every since! Come celebrate our birthday on May 12, 2012. We have a houseful of authors, who will be talking about their writing journey and giving away lots of prizes, including a Nook reader!
Romance, Fantasy, and Science Fiction, oh my! Coffee Time Romance is turning eight, and some of our favorite authors are walking down memory lane with us. Along the way, they’ll be giving away books, book, and more books. (Did we mention books?) And one lucky winner will win a Nook. Oh my!
Missy Jane – 17th with prizes all day long
Ami Blackwelder – show up, ask a question, and you will an eBook, She Speaks to angels
Deanna Jewel – giving away a Spak Package,value $25 to one lucky winner for US winners or International winner will receive a $25 gift card of their choice
Gail Pallotta – Books, Books, and more Books Party with Gail and her friends: Anne Patrick, Danielle Thorne, Regina Andrews, Darcy Flynn, Cindy Christiansen
Miss Mae – party all week
Ella Jade – Stop by and you could win copies of Ella’s back list of books
Patricia Bates – Patricia is giving one lucky winner the ENTIRE back library as a grand prize and a few other goodies.
Jerry Race – Fun and prizes (pdf of More than a Stud)
Gail Koger – Win Jewelry and an eBook
Tonya Kinzer - $15 gift cart plus the entire series from the Boss’s Pet
Cate Masters – May 13th – Pot o’Gold. Win one book from her backlist
Christina Phillips – like erotic books? How about fantasy? Christina has both. Stop by and you could win an Amazon gift certificate
Charlie Cochrane – Read it, write it, love it", takes place 12th to 14th May and celebrates GLBTQ romantic fiction with a European twist. There will no doubt be prizes on offer.
Kristy McCaffrey will be posting excerpts and background info from her historical western romances: THE WREN, THE DOVE, and THE SPARROW. Each day she'll give away an e-copy of THE WREN. Just leave a comment each day to be eligible.
J.J. Massa - Sneak Peek Week – She will be holding a drawing for ebooks, depending on the entrants, one paperback, and a tea or coffee gift basket depending on the winner’s preference
Yasmine Galenorn – Five goodies (not books, but little gifts), to five of my favorite answers to the question:
Which one of my characters would you most like to date, why, and where would you go on that date?
Keri Arthur May 19 - Keri Arthur will be available to talk about old books, new books, and future books. PLUS she has an autographed ARC of Darkness Devours, other goodies like a Dark Angels T-shirt and a mug. Readers, bring a friend and they will get their name 2 times in the drawing. Put 'KeriArthur' in the referral box and the moderators will approve you right away.
Elise Whyles – Stop by and you could win a Kindlegraphed copy of Forsaken Heart.
Lucy Felthouse - Secret Smut: Can you Crack the Code? If you can, you could win! Join the scavenger hunt
Jewel Adams – Someone is going to win 2 eBooks from Jewel!
Stacy Juba – Name the Book Contest on May 17 and 18! Help Stacy name her next book!
Gianna Bruno – May 12-19 - The theme will be Savor Different Flavors of Romance. Andrew Richardson, who writes contemporary and historical erotica and Alice Gaines who writes Victorian and contemporary erotica will join Gianna Bruno, who writes all of the above and more. Join the three authors for conversation about how they come up with story ideas, how they do research, and the challenges they face when writing cross-genres. They'll be giving away at least one prize a day (flavors include contemporary, LGBT, paranormal, Victorian and humorous) to participants. Start writing down your questions
Patricia Bates - Authors and Publishing Understanding the Business - Are you a published author wanting to know more about the industry as a business? Join me as I host several guest as they discuss the intricacies of the publishing industry. Topics to be discussed - An author's taxes , Publishing hobby or business?, Creating a Marketing plan on a budget, Promotion - an author's responsibility?, And more
Savannah Chase - All week long fun and prizes. Savannah will be giving away 3 copies of an Ebook (winners choice), jewelry, handcrafted bookmarks, I will post excerpt, games, sneak peaks and much more...
The Sweetest Romance Authors – 15th - May Madness Party
eTreasures – party all week and win
Black Velvet Seductions – Garden and Pet fun with a prize or two!
Beachwalk Press - Looking forward to Summer with prizes
HeartFelt Promos - Join us for the entire month of May as we help celebrate the anniversaries of Coffee Time Romance & More and The Romance Studio! To participate, visit us on the Coffee Time Romance Forum in the Java Junction http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/board/forumdisplay.php?f=1884 and post excerpts from your books. One lucky author is going to win a one month Author's Strapped for Cash Package! All you have to do to win is send Regina an e-mail with all the names of the people that you invited to our event. Now, these people have to either post their own excerpts (authors only) or post a comment if they are fans/readers. Whichever author has the most people to show up and post either excerpts or comments wins! We'll pick the winner the first week of June and post the winner's name on our group in the Java Junction.
We'll also be picking random winners for e-books throughout the month, so be sure and post! If you'd like to donate an e-book for this event, send an e-mail with the book attached to email@example.com with "May Event E-book Donation" in the subject line so we know it's not for our regular monthly e-book giveaway.
Inspired Romance Novels - Round Robin Story where readers participate daily in choosing the direction. Books are up for grabs so join in on the fun!
Other Prizes (Thank you to our participating publishers for their donations!)
Gypsy Shadow Publishing - $25% off any eBooks during the Month of May. This discount is good one time only: 7421W576
Changeling Press – 10% off any purchase from May 1 – June 30 with code: TRS/CoffeeTime12 (one discount per person)
There are a slew of other donations from participating publishers and a sale at the CTR book store. See the Coffee Time Romance & More site for details.