It’s time for the contest winner announcement! How exciting it is to announce the winner. You voted and man has it been crazy for me to watch as the votes came in. The contest winner seemed clear after the first day of voting was open. But, as the days went by things changed quickly and often. I watched it go from a great majority for one book to a tie, and finally to the ultimate winner.
Just like last time, I will be announcing the top 3 votes starting with the book that landed in 3rd place. If you want to see who the contest winner is, head to the bottom of this post.
Okay, on to the contest winner announcement!
In Third Place
As I said, this month’s votes were crazy to watch. Ultimately, third place ended up being a tie. WOAH! I wasn’t expecting that to happen at all. But I like it, because it shows that both were really interesting books for you. The books that tied were If I Fell In Love and One Moonlit Night (Pearl Lake, The Moonlit Trilogy Book 1). Here is a little more info about them:
- If I Fell in Love
- Sarah Reed
- June 21, 2020
- 487 pages
Lauren Bodow is a small-town girl with a big city voice who has had a streak of bad luck when it comes to relationships. Things take a turn for the confusing when not one but two guys vie for her attention, and she isn’t sure if her luck is changing, or if the streak is continuing. On one hand, she has Paul, her best friend and roommate, who has such faith in Lauren and her talent that he signs her up for a social media streamed singing competition. On the other hand, there’s Ray, a Grammy-winning country music pop star and a judge in the show, who unexpectedly captivates her with his vulnerable side. As the two men battle for Lauren’s attention, their secrets begin to come to light. Secrets which could ultimately either bind them together, or destroy them all…
- One Moonlit Night
- Pearl Lake, The Moonlit Trilogy Book 1
- Tina Marie
- December 13, 2019
- 180 pages
He found the perfect haven at Pearl Lake. She found the same in his arms. British actor Ben Quinn, Hollywood’s leading man, needs to get out of tinsel town and fast. Leaving the glamour, glitz, and paparazzi behind, on impulse he buys a house in the tiny village of Pearl Lake. He’s happy to stay invisible to everyone except to his next-door neighbor. After fleeing an obsessed fan, author Abbi Petersen was loving her secluded life. A lake in her backyard and no one around. It’s the perfect spot to write her days away until a sexy younger neighbor moves in next door. She tries to play the casual onlooker but makes a fool of herself more times than she can count. Just when their hearts connect, an unforeseen person threatens their newfound love. Has the paparazzi found Ben? Or is it someone that Abbi will have to face from the past?
In Second Place
AH! So close but no cigar. Maybe next time this book will win! The book in second place is called My Noble Fight (The Royals Book 3). If you are interested, you should check out this series. After all, it almost one the contest. Here is a little more info about the book.
- My Noble Fight
- The Royals Book 3
- C. R.
- October 6, 2020
- mobi or epub
My life is not perfect, in fact, it is in a huge state of disrepair. I have no one to blame but myself for that. Well, I should blame the man who dragged me into this muddy life. He certainly helped dirty it up. It’s time for me to start over again and leave that life behind. Get as far away from him as I can. Take my daughter and escape before he ruins us both. She deserves so much better than the life we’re trapped in. But while I wait for the right time to present itself, I find myself distracted by one very fine Prince. My screwed-up life has no place for this man, who has decided to get his nose dirty. He doesn’t even understand how dire my situation is, or the danger he is inserting himself into. And while I might like to see where it all could go if things were different, there is no way I’d risk dragging him down with me. My life has no room for a Prince. We are from two different worlds and I’d only taint him and his family. The problem I’m having, however, is the length he’s willing to go to prove me wrong. No matter how hard I try to warn him off, he refuses to listen to reason. The only way I see out is to do the unthinkable. This is my fight and I’m not about to let him sidetrack me. It’s time to do what I have to do. I can only pray he forgives me one day. **My Noble Fight is a novel that mentions the acts of physical and sexual assault, which I understand may be triggers for some. This romance novel is a work of fiction. It is about the healing of a woman determined to have a better life for herself and her daughter. I do not go into great detail, but I do discuss those matters, so you as a reader can understand the heroine’s strength. My goal is for my readers to celebrate her as a survivor, warrior, and as a champion for her daughter. Reader Discretion is advised.
The Winner Is…
It is so exciting to be able to say who won. Yes, that means I am finally making the contest winner announcement! The author deserves it by far as they raked in quite a few votes. Here is what the chart looked like at the end of the voting period.
As you can see from the chart above, the winner for the romantic novel contest of September 2020 is Willful Heart (Love By The Golden Gate Book 2). Congratulations to JC Fairbanks who is the author of Willful Heart. I can’t wait to read your book! Here is a little bit of info about her book:
- Willful Heart
- Love By The Golden Gate Book 2
- JC Fairbanks
- Google doc
- 310 pages
Only one man can hold her wild heart. But will it turn out to be true love or only lies? Diana is looking for a good time, and if love comes along that could be nice, too. When it comes in the form of the dark and mysterious bad boy she’s had a crush on since junior high, her heart might be in more trouble than she bargained for. She knows he lights a fire in her like no other man ever has. But could there be something in his past that will tear them apart forever?
What Happens Now?
Alright, so the contest winner announcement has been made. Now what?
Well, I will be sending an email to JC Fairbanks asking for a copy of the book. Then, I will be sending that copy to the first 50 people that voted for his book (keep an eye out in your email inbox!). I ask that all those who voted for her book please fulfill there promise and leave a review where you said you would. Be that on Amazon, GoodReads, your blog, or anywhere else. I can not require that you do so, but, in order for these contests to continue, I ask that you do.
To those who voted but did not vote for the winning book, I will be emailing you as well with the link to the winning book. Please support the author by buying the book! Get Willful Heart Now!
Better luck next month to all the authors and voters. Submissions are open now for October’s contest. This month’s genre is historical fiction so all you history buff authors, take a chance, and submit your book!
Let’s Talk About It!
This is the second month I have done this contest and I am loving it so far. I hope you are too. The votes were exhilarating and I hope it stays that way for months to come. The contest winner announcement for September 2020 is Willful Heart (Love By The Golden Gate Book 2). Keep an eye out for your email to see if you won the book for free. And, please, don’t forget to leave a review if you do get the book. I can’t tell you how much it means to the authors whenever a reader leaves a review. Lastly, October’s book submissions are open, so if you are an author, you should take a look at my sidebar so you can submit your book. Who knows, you could be next month’s winner!
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