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Hi, friends.

Great news! On Saturday, my novel, Stealing Poppy's, won 2nd place in the contemporary romance short category of the 2022 Emily contest with the League of Romance Writers!

Stealing Poppy's Accomplishments:
  1. Stealing Poppy's won 1st and 2nd place in three writing contests! Woo Hoo. That's massive. This is my third book and first recognition.
  2. Submitted to ninety-four, yes, you read that correct, 94, agents, editors and/or publishers. It's exhausting, depressing, and exciting, all at the same time.
  3. Listen to that....can you hear the birds chirping? I'm still hopeful that an agent will find my story in their slush pile, love it, and call me with the best news...but not holding my breath.

The Price of Revenge:
  1. My new work in progress (WIP) is almost complete. Yay, NaNoWriMo writing buddies. It is a romantic suspense with political and family drama.
  2. My editor will get her eyes on it on April.
  3. I will submit to at least five contests with this one.
  4. Then I will start the submission process for this book—revising my agent list, adding more editors, and trying different approaches to my query process.

Tell me about your current WIP.  Where are you in the process?

Also, please see the book deals below from some of my writer friends and let me know if you have something you would like to promote. Thanks for listening, y'all.

Mandi

**P.S. Please share my newsletter. I have a free short story on my website for anyone who signs up for my newsletter. Thanks.

CLAIRE CAIN

Almost Perfect: A Sweet Small Town Opposites Attract Romance (Back to Silver Ridge Book 1) Kindle Edition
 

All I want are the simple things in life. A wife, a family of my own, and a peaceful existence. And I can picture the kind of woman to share it all with. She’d be sweet. We’d click. It would be uncomplicated, and it would feel easy and right from the start.

Callaway Rice, AKA bad girl popstar Miss Mayhem, is not that woman. She’s too beautiful for her own good, her life’s a mess, and she’s an outsider in this town that I love so much.

But now she’s staying in the cottage on my property. She’s showing up at my place for breakfast every day. And for some reason, I’m gravitating to her like she’s the one I’ve been looking for all along.

Almost Perfect is the first book in the Back to Silver Ridge Series and is a closed door small town romance.

JENNY RABE

Chalk it up to Love: A Valentine's Day Sweet Romance Kindle Edition

He loves me . . . or he loves me not?

Nothing’s coming up roses for Daisy, who’s been abandoned by everyone she’s ever loved. But when an old house becomes available, Daisy has a chance to own the flower shop of her dreams.

Every rose has its thorns, though, and Daisy’s just discovered a big one: To qualify for the house, the renovation must be completed by a couple. That leaves Daisy in the lurch . . . until Forrest steps in.

Forrest has his own dreams for the house. It’s spacious enough to accommodate his dad’s wheelchair, and fixing it up will give him an excuse to spend time with Daisy.

Sparks fly as they soon learn they’re renovating more than rooms and walls. When Forrest’s parents decide to move to the big city he is left without an excuse to stay in town. And Daisy must face the question: he loves me or he loves me not?

CHELSEA HALE

Falling for you: Sweet Romance Collection Volume 1

This collection includes three sweet romances, with a guaranteed happily ever after for each one. Enjoy this fun, flirty, sweet collection. Read all of the clean contemporary romances by bestselling author, Chelsea Hale!

Her British Billionaire Best Friend: London is the perfect place to fall in love … Unless you’re with the man you’ve kept in the Friend Zone for your entire life!


The Undercover Resort Billionaire: A jilted bride with a secret past. A billionaire forced to work undercover. The Hideaway is the perfect place for hiding secrets. Or so they thought. Sparks fly, but will they be able to keep their secrets and their hearts?

Falling for the Heartbreaker: Her love advice trends, but that fact only makes his breakup more painful.

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