Holy crap! Wild at Heart made it past the quarter-finals and is now one of five books chosen as a BookLife Contest semi-finalist in the Romance/Erotica category. Even if I make it no further, I am blown away!!
BookLife is the part of Publishers Weekly dedicated to independently published books. The BookLife Prize is an annual writing competition in two Contests (Fiction and Nonfiction) sponsored by BookLife and Publishers Weekly. The Prize seeks to support independent authors and discover great written works in nine categories across the two Sections.
The categories in the Fiction Contest are: Romance/Erotica; Mystery/Thriller; Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror; General Fiction; and Middle-Grade & YA Fiction. The Prize is judged by PW reviewers, editors, acclaimed authors, and publishing veterans, and awards are given to finalists in each Contest’s categories, with a grand cash prize of $5,000 going to the most outstanding finalist in each Contest.
The author is a gifted writer whose prose flows easily and makes for an engaging and lively read. This is a unique work with distinctive characters and an unusual premise and setting. Romance readers will delight in this original and engaging work.
Wild at Heart will captivate readers with its strong and likable characters and engaging storyline.
Plot/Idea: There are moments of coincidence that serve to move the plot along, but this is easily forgiven given the strength of the storyline and the likeability of the characters. The premise is solid, and the setting is refreshingly different.
Prose: The author is a gifted writer whose prose flows easily and makes for an engaging and lively read. The dual first-person narrative is very effective, and the tone is familiar and relaxed.
Originality: This is a unique work with distinctive characters and an unusual premise and setting. Romance readers will delight in this original and engaging work.
Character Development/Execution: The author does an exemplary job with characterization. The dual first-person narrative is an effective device for allowing the reader to truly understand these highly likable characters, and it works perfectly in the author’s capable hands.
Blurb: Wild at Heart will captivate readers with its strong and likable characters and engaging storyline.