Congratulations to the winners at the St. Martin Press New Adult Pitch and First Paragraph Contest. They have announced three grand winners, who will receive a free book called, TEMPTED by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast and a free reading (the best part of the prize) by a select few of the editors over at the rock steady St. Martin’s Press.
But guess what ten other lucky recipients get a partial reading by the very same editors. Not bad for a contest that had only about three hundred entries (that’s almost a 4% success rate). Good luck to everyone especially the three grand winners, who are (According to the St. Martin’s blog) Elissa Hoole, M. P. Morehead and Kristan Hoffman. You can go directly to the blog and check out the results yourself.
But what impressed me most were some of the titles that the editors selected. Here are just a few that caught my eye. ZOMBIE PROOF FENCE, A MAD WICKED FOLLY, PARTY LIKE IT’S 1899, VINNIE’S DINER, THE DHARMA BUM BUSINESS and TWENTY-SOMEWHERE. Good luck to all entrants, who made it pass the first stage and I have a sneakin’
feelin’ we’ll be seeing some of these titles at the bookstore in the near future.
And oh yeah, here’s a copy of the bestseller novel, Tempted. On closer examination it does not appear to be a vampire story, perhaps fiction noire might be a better term. But anywhere that’s the state of affairs on this day after Black Friday and two days after Thanksgiving. So long for now, yours truly Everett Autumn.