Today we open up four more Special Title Lists for new submissions. And now that summer’s here, we thought it would be fun to focus on what for many, are guilty pleasure reads. So starting today, we’re looking for submissions to the following four lists: (1) Pirates, Vikings & Sheiks; (2) Royalty in Romance; (3) Fairy Tale Romances; and (4) Perfect First Wives.
We look forward to seeing your submissions for these lists starting today, Wednesday, July 2, and going for the next two weeks ending Tuesday, July 15 at midnight. As a reminder, any additions to the list have to be: (1) the best of the best, (2) stand the test of time, and (3) actually fit the list for which they were submitted.
Pirates, Vikings & Sheiks: Instead of being separated into sections by genre, this list has three sections related to the title of the list: (1) Pirates and Privateers; (2) Sheiks and Sultans; and (3) Vikings.
Royalty in Romance: In the romances in this category, either the heroine, hero, or key secondary characters are royalty. When nominating titles for this list we would appreciate your listing the name of the member of royalty in the reason for your nomination and indicate whether this is a real person or a fictional one.
Fairy Tale Romances: The romances in this list resemble the plots of well-known fairy tales enough for the original tale to be recognizable. The sections in this list refer to the original fairy tales such as Beauty & the Beast, Cinderella, and The Princess & the Pea. We would very much appreciate if you could name the fairy tale in question in your nomination.
Perfect First Wives: This list contains romances with heroes or heroines who had “perfect” first relationships. However, those relationships may have been in actuality wonderful (as represented by the romances in the section Truly Wonderful First Spouses) or merely perceived as wonderful by the new love interest (as in the romances in the section Deceptively “Perfect” First Spouses). Again, please indicate to which part of the list the titles belong, as it is very often the case that the truth about such a first spouse is only revealed in the last pages of a book!
We’re once again using an external site – surveymonkey — for you to enter your submissions. The ballot is divided by the titles you submit. You will enter in separate spaces for each book the title, author, the list you are submitting it for (Fairy Tale Romances, Royalty in Romance, etc.) the section of the list, and reason for submitting the book. The ballot has space for you to recommend up to 20 new titles for the lists. Have more than 20 recommendations? Just fill out a second ballot. Please note that you do not have to recommend 20 titles. If you have only one recommendation, complete the information for it, and then scroll down to the bottom of the ballot and click on the “DONE” button. Once you have clicked on DONE you will be directed to a standard surveymonkey page. Be assured that if you end up on this page, your submission has reached us.
We hope you have a lot of great books that fit into these categories and look forward to seeing your submissions. You will find the criteria and submission ballot here.
Cindy, Rike, and LinnieGayl