Monday, March 14, 2011

"A Tailor-Made Bride" by Karen Witemeyer

February was Romance Month at Clash of the Titles




Clash of The Titles

For February, Clash of the Titles featured two gooey, deliciously sigh-worthy clashes.

Amanda Flower hosted Most Romantic Moments Clash One: Karen Witemeyer's A Tailor-Made Bride vs. Joanne Troppello's Mr. Shipley's Governess.

"There’s a reason why Romance is the best-selling and most powerful fiction genre," Flower, author of the India Hayes mystery, Maid of Murder. "It makes a story relatable to the reader. Even if the story stars non-human characters, like some fantasy, sci-fi, or speculative fiction, the romantic relationship gives the story a human side with which the reader can sympathize."

A Tailor-Made Bride drew the most votes, and we thank Joanne with an "I Took The COTT Challenge" button, and our appreciation.



Websites:

"Mr. Shipley's Governess" by Joanne Troppello

February was Romance Month at Clash of the Titles



Clash of The Titles

For February, Clash of the Titles featured two gooey, deliciously sigh-worthy clashes.

Amanda Flower hosted Most Romantic Moments Clash One: Karen Witemeyer's A Tailor-Made Bride vs. Joanne Troppello's Mr. Shipley's Governess.

"There’s a reason why Romance is the best-selling and most powerful fiction genre," Flower, author of the India Hayes mystery, Maid of Murder. "It makes a story relatable to the reader. Even if the story stars non-human characters, like some fantasy, sci-fi, or speculative fiction, the romantic relationship gives the story a human side with which the reader can sympathize."

A Tailor-Made Bride drew the most votes, and we thank Joanne with an "I Took The COTT Challenge" button, and our appreciation.



Joanne Troppello: http://www.joannetroppello.weebly.com/


Mr. Shipley's Governess: Kindle - http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Shipleys-Governess-ebook/dp/B004EYUH9M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=books&qid=1299433815&sr=1-1

"The Road to Deer Run" by Elaine Marie Cooper

February was Romance Month at Clash of the Titles

Clash of The Titles


For February, Clash of the Titles featured two gooey, deliciously sigh-worthy clashes.

Michelle Massaro hosted Clash Two, another tough contest between Elaine Marie Copper's The Road to Deer Run and Lorna Seilstad's Making Waves. The COTT team was delighted with two new "firsts" for Clash of the Titles. Lorna's book was nominated by one of our team reviewers over at Title Trakk. "I was blown away and very honored that a reader would take the time to submit a scene from Making Waves, and I'm pleased as punch that it was this scene. It's always hard to know if the same scenes I see as romantic are the same ones that move readers," Lorna said.

The other "first" for COTT was that a self-published author won the Clash. "Recently, we've come to the decision to open up all of our Clashes to self-published authors," Michelle Massaro, assistant editor for COTT said. "There will still be guidelines to adhere to, disclaimers to sign, but we feel this will best serve you guys—our readers, authors, and friends. We will still have unpublished Clashes according to our usual schedule, but now they will be reserved for our truly unpublished friends."

And the Clash fairly zinged with the most site comments from our readers. "Readers flooded in to participate in this clash and the battle was fierce. The race was very tight--we were dead even up until the last couple of hours," Massaro said. The Road to Deer Run won the "I Conquered COTT button."



Websites:
Elaine Cooper: http://www.deerrunbooks.com/


The Road to Deer Run: http://www.amazon.com/Road-Deer-Elaine-Marie-Cooper/dp/1450219195/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1299433776&sr=1-1

"Making Waves" by Lorna Seilstad

February was Romance Month at Clash of the Titles

Clash of The Titles


For February, Clash of the Titles featured two gooey, deliciously sigh-worthy clashes.

Michelle Massaro hosted Clash Two, another tough contest between Elaine Marie Copper's The Road to Deer Run and Lorna Seilstad's Making Waves. The COTT team was delighted with two new "firsts" for Clash of the Titles. Lorna's book was nominated by one of our team reviewers over at Title Trakk. "I was blown away and very honored that a reader would take the time to submit a scene from Making Waves, and I'm pleased as punch that it was this scene. It's always hard to know if the same scenes I see as romantic are the same ones that move readers," Lorna said.

The other "first" for COTT was that a self-published author won the Clash. "Recently, we've come to the decision to open up all of our Clashes to self-published authors," Michelle Massaro, assistant editor for COTT said. "There will still be guidelines to adhere to, disclaimers to sign, but we feel this will best serve you guys—our readers, authors, and friends. We will still have unpublished Clashes according to our usual schedule, but now they will be reserved for our truly unpublished friends."

And the Clash fairly zinged with the most site comments from our readers. "Readers flooded in to participate in this clash and the battle was fierce. The race was very tight--we were dead even up until the last couple of hours," Massaro said. The Road to Deer Run won the "I Conquered COTT button."





Web sites:
Lorna Seilstad: http://www.lornaseilstad.com/

Making Waves: http://www.amazon.com/Making-Waves-Novel-Manawa-Summers/dp/0800734459/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1299433897&sr=1-1