Saturday, June 30, 2012

Presenting Angie Dobson - Book Reviewer

Welcome back to the July 1st edition of the Best Summer Reading Blog Tour! This week, my guest is Angie Dobson who is a book reviewer. She has a great website that you need to check out for some exciting summer reading. Once you finish reading Angie’s interview, leave a comment at the end of this blog and answer this question. How many catagories are incluced in the Golden Rose Award contest? When you leave a comment at the end of this blog with your answer, you qualify to be in the running for this weeks book giveaway and also qualify for the $50 Amazon gift certificate to be given away at the end of the blog tour on July 29th. 


I love summer! It is a time for vacation and fun in the sun!!  For me it also brings my birthday – can we say time to buy the list of books that piles up between Christmas and the first days of summer?  This is when I get my second round of books that get tossed on my Amazon wish list each year – it is a never ending list of NEEDS and wants. Up until last summer it also meant the release of a new Janet Evanovich book from the Stephanie Plum Series, something I truly miss since I always knew what my mom would pick for my birthday gift!  Now I have to wait impatiently… 
For me the best part of summer is the beginning of the Golden Rose’s on Love Romances and More as well!  I run the contest every spring or summer and we strive to find the best of the best that were released the previous year.   This year we will begin taking entries come July 1st and hope to announce our winners in September.
For our 11th annual Golden Rose Award we will again be running a contest to find out who is the best of the best in writing. We will again this year have five categories with a maximum of 10 entries in each category.  What makes our contest different is that your entire book is read by a panel of judges rather than a popularity contest based on who garners the most number of votes.

~Contemporary Romance
~Paranormal/Sci Fi
~Romantic Suspense/Mystery

One staff reviewer will judge each book, with 4 additional judges per category. We have a comprehensive, yet easy to complete score sheet for each category. At the end, all votes will be tallied for a "best of" in each of our five categories.

Do you like to read and have time to read 4-5 books by between August 1st and September 1st? Would you like to help judge the LR&M Golden Roses? We welcome all readers, authors and editors to help find out who the best of the best will be!

CAVEAT: Some entries may be M/M, F/F or menage trois. All judges must be 18+ and agree to be impartial to friends, family and other authors.

Want to be a judge? Email with your preferred genre, followed by your second choice. You will be invited to join a private yahoo group where information will be shared. Books will be emailed privately when our reading period begins (approximately June 1st, or when a category becomes filled).

Want to enter a book? Email to receive a entry form! We will send you an entry form with further details!

*This contest is only open to books published for the first time in 2011
*You must have full rights of the book to send for contests/reviews
*You will need to provide LR&M with 5 copies of the book or the rights to duplicated an e-copy
*All entry forms and $5 entree fees are due by July 28, 2012.
*All books must be received by August 1, 2012
* Winners will have a page on the Love Romances and More blog for the coming year showcasing their winning book, cover and bio.
*All winners will also receive a button that can be posted on their website announcing they have won!

Thanks, Angie!

Now, answer the question about the number of catagories asked in the first paragraph by leaving a comment below and be in the running for a prize. Then, check out my blog this week at to check out what I'm reading these days.


Sharon Poppen said...

Hi Angie, Thanks for your participation in this tour. I enjoyed your perspective and hope you get some queries regarding your contest. Sharon

Gina said...

Hi Angie, it's really good to hear about what you're into this summer. I was wondering if you could recall if there was a book you had to review that turned out to be a lot better than you expected?

Sharon, it's always nice to visit your blog.

Have a good week!