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Will tweet for ARCs

Last week I won a contest on Twitter, and this week I am the happy recipient of two advanced reading copies (ARCs) from Signet Eclipse/NAL publishers. All I had to do was tweet a response to the question “Why do you read romance?”, and follow the publisher on Twitter, of course. 😉

My response was “Regardless of subgenre, it’s all about the HEA for me. A few steamy scenes along the way never hurt either.”

Anyway, my tweet was chosen, along with three other lucky winners to receive the ARCs. Not sure how deep the pool was, but I never turn down free books, especially if I can read them before anyone else! My only disappointment was that I didn’t receive the ARC of JoAnn Ross‘s new romantic suspense, The Homecoming. <sigh>

In case you’re not familiar with the term ARC, it’s an early copy of the book that’s given to reviewers, bookstores, and magazines several months before the book is published for mass distribution. Final copy edits may still be made before publication. (FYI: I’ve updated my jargon post to incorporate ARC.)

These are the books I got, in case you were dying to know what an ARC looks like. I only hope one day to have a few of these with my name on them!




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    Bought one in a used, hole-in-the-wall-books-piled-to-the-ceiling been-there-forever book store in NYC for $6.00. It was clearly marked an ARC and was not for sale. I guess the shop owner couldn’t read the rather large fine print. Those kinds of book stores are harder and harder to find.

    I know of another one in Houston, TX. It’s in a part of town where the last bus is through about 4:00 p.m. Which is later than anyone from ” outa town” should be there. But, all those books. And, I bet they bought some of them.

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      Curtis: I think these sometimes end up on eBay and stuff, too. They’re not for sale from the publisher, but sometimes those who receive them to do reviews and such will turn around and sell them.

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        Now there is a positive approach. Most folks say, ” I NEVER win anything.” Way to go! 🙂

        I was up way early this morning writing. Now, having a sinking spell. I don’t like sleeping. I’m always afraid I might miss something.

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          LOL. We’ll stick to that story. Actually, I just couldn’t complain of NEVER winning anything because it would be a lie. Now, have I ever won anything of substantial value? No.

          As far as sleep goes, I have the opposite problem. I like it too much!

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