Finally, I am ready to reveal the results of the With Hearts Aflame authors survey. It was a lot of fun and I thank everyone who participated.
Favorite Cover: Master My Love 37%
Lovely Little Liar 21%
Hottest Hero: Master Eric from Master My Love 45%
Vin from Lovely Little Liar 30%
Best Heroine: Valerie from Master My Love 31%
Sinclair from Sweet Sinclair 27%
Most Likely to Push the Envelope: Maren Smith with a whopping 63%.
How can we compete with the exhilarating, titillating, scintillating and oft times scandalous Masters of the Castle. Although I did try with a ride on the carousel and Dinah did with her first BDSM scene, but we must bow to the master. Or should I say Mistress Maren? <giggle>
Yo Mama--Most Nurturing and Motherly of the Group: Another close one.
Maren Smith: 32%
Dinah McLeod 29%
Although all of these lovely ladies are very nurturing, I found that Patty was our cheerleader, time keeper and task master when it came to deadlines for blog posts and submitting blurbs and excerpts. I think she may have evening scolded a few of us procrastinators, sweetly and kindly of course.
Cover Diva: Maddie Taylor 48%
Yes, it was me and I did send it back 4 times for revision. But, it was worth the effort because of the positive feedback. I had a picture in mind for Master Eric and Valerie and I just wouldn't settle for less. I think the finished product is sexy and Eric's hand wrap around Val's pearls makes me all tingly inside every time I look at it ~sigh~
Most Punctual: Patty Devlin 24%
This was another toss up and until late this evening there was a three way tie. Unfortunately, readers, your streak ends here. It was actually Robin Smith who beat us all into submission, with the deadline, of course. Patty was a close second. It's possible she could have been first, but a last minute revision caused a delay but was well worth the extra effort. So voters, you were close, but no cigar.
Biggest Insomniac: Dinah McLeod with 51% of the vote was the hands down winner.
Have you slept since the release date Dinah? I doubt it, I think I saw she had another new release today. The woman is a dynamo!
Most Likely To Exceed: Maren Smith 63%
We can't fool you. Indeed, Maren exceeded our target word count for the novellas with >43,000 words in Sweet Sinclair. Well above the 28K limit we had set. Of course, Patty, Dinah and Maddie also were non-compliant. So you lucky readers got bonus chapters. Yippee!
Coffee Whore... The DISHONOR goes to Patty Devlin 41%
I do have to give honorable mention to Maren and Robin who admittedly pulled some all-nighters at the end and I heard them talking about more pots (note plural) of coffee. Thanks for being a good sport Patty, we had a lot of fun with her on this category, at least I did.
There you have it. That was a blast and I thank all of you who participated.
Now for what you have really been waiting for.
Drum roll please...
The $10 Amazon gift card winner is