Being cheap, I don't have caller ID. Being focused on my work, I'm not one of those people who jumps on a call, just having to answer it. I like my down time on weekends away from my EDJ and endless phone calls.
So, I let the phone ring and ring and ring.
I was tempted to unplug it, but after the tenth ring voicemail came on.
So, there I was refocused on my WIP when the phone clicked and a soft Southern voice came over the line, saying the call was for Tina Donahue.
Hmmm, I thought. Not a telemarketer as I'd guessed because I live in Southern California and no one has a Southern accent here. Faintly curious, I started to listen. That's when I heard 'RWA', 'competition', 'HOLT Medallion'.
I'll admit, I froze for a second, not understanding. As the woman continued to leave her voice mail, I finally picked up the phone.
Wow, was I glad I did.
My erotic romance Deep, Dark, Delicious had won an Award of Merit in the HOLT Medallion contest in its category - one of the top five entries!!!
To say I was stunned and thrilled is putting it mildly. The Holt Medallion is an extremely prestigious contest and I'm honored that my work was chosen by its judges.
For those of you who have yet to read Deep, Dark, Delicious here's the blurb:
A wickedly sensual feast…
Eden DeCarlo may have narrowly lost Miami’s best chef competition and the prize money she desperately needs, but she has caught the eye of dangerously virile Rafael Zayas, one of the judges and a wealthy restaurateur. Despite her vow not to let any man derail her life, Eden’s captivated by Rafe’s imposing masculinity, then challenged by the business deal he offers. He’ll invest in her new venture if, for one month, she can satisfy his culinary expectations and the sexual attraction they both feel.
Dominant and unashamed, Rafe knows what he wants when it comes to carnal pleasure and will spare no seduction to have Eden in all the ways he demands—naked, wanting, submissive.
Within thirty days, he will teach her the delights of yielding to passion, relinquishing all control to him and fulfilling her deepest, darkest and most delicious desires.
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