Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Introducing Clash of the Titles

Clash of the Titles is honored to be a new, regular feature of The Book Loft. We’re proud of all our contestants and pleased The Book Loft has chosen to highlight them. Thank you!

Before the party begins, we’d like to introduce ourselves. Clash of the Titles (COTT) is a fab new literary site where authors submit short excerpts of their novels and readers vote on their favorite.

Here’s a quick look back at Clash of the Title's first two months of life.

  • On October 18th, COTT launched it's first Clash featuring Susanne Lakin's Someone To Blame and Shannon Vannater's White Doves, with Susanne's excerpt taking the crown for Best Hook, Contemporary. And our first two drawing winners were Katie Johnson and Beth Farley.
Reader Quote of the Week: "Both are well written excerpts! I'd love to read both books. I can see that I'm going to be hitting Amazon a LOT because of COTT"
  • Queen of Hearts by K Dawn Byrd, and The Stones by Eleanor K. Gustafson sparred in round 2 of Best Weather Description during week 4. One for the memory books, COTT had it's first TIE with both books declared victorious! Our drawing winners were Mary T Williams and Joanne Sher.
  • November 15th ushered in a special double-feature week of Blurb Battles. Janalyn Voigt and JoAnn Durgin went head-to-head, with JoAnne's Awakening crowned the conqueror. Margaret Brownley and Jody Hedlund also climbed into the ring with Margaret's A Suitor For Jenny declared victorious. Readers Edwina Cowgill, Deb Haggerty, Jill Fortner, and Dan Smith all won free books!
  • Thanksgiving week gave us the chance to highlight a couple of honorable mentions. Erin Rainwater's The Arrow that Flieth by Day went up against Deb Kinnard's Seasons in the Mist and won. Ashley Mott was also a winner- she won the drawing for a copy of Deb's book.
  • December turned our thoughts toward the holidays and we went looking for the Most Touching Christmas/Winter Scene. Rachael Phillips' Ride Me into Christmas, and Shawna K. Williams' Orphaned Hearts gave us the warm fuzzies. Orphaned Hearts won the match, and Clare Revell and Linda won the drawing this week.

In all, we featured 20 authors and gave away 19 free books! Wow!

We’ll be taking a brief respite over Christmas, but we’ll be back in 2011. So put us on your crisp, new calendar for Monday, January 3rd when we’ll feature two Conversion Scenes that will touch your heart.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of our exciting Clashes! Then each Wednesday following, you can get to know our talented contestants just a little better. Right here at The Book Loft!

1 comment:

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