Thursday, February 01, 2007

New Blogger, Busy Chat, Tense Basketball Game, and Cool Contest

Why? Why Did They Make Me Get the New Blogger?

I really didn't want to, but alas, they made me. Grrr. At least I didn't lose anything. I'm sure Jodie wouldn't have been too happy if I went crying back to her to ask her if she could make me a new custom-designed template. LOL!

Anyway, thanks so much to everyone who attended our super cool chat in Gemma's chatroom tonight. Wow! I think we had over 50 people at one was HOPPING! I could barely keep up! If you missed out on the fun, don't worry. We'll be chatting again in 2 weeks, on February 15 in the Romance Divas chatroom.

Well, I'm watching the last 55 seconds of the Duke-Virginia game and wow, it's tense! Duke's up by 2 and just lost a shot. Now VA has a chance to tie or take the lead, but about 30 seconds to go.

And now it's tied at 61 points and going to overtime. Yikes!

This game is a big one for us in my family. Many, many of us are Duke grads (me, my mom, my dad, my grandpa) and only one measly one of us is a Virginia grad (my brother). Of course, it's my brother's birthday tonight, so I'm sure he'd be a very happy boy indeed if they were to win.

Anyway, while I'm waiting for OT to start, let me tell you about the contest that Rhonda Stapleton ( and I are running.

We're holding a joint Valentine's Day contest to help promote the DREAMS & DESIRES charity anthology, as well as the release of her new ebook, STRIPPED.

My story in DREAMS & DESIRES is called "Love @ First Site" and it's about online dating. So I'm holding a "Best First Dates" contest. Simply send me a story (in 500 words or less) of your best ever date (need not be online dating) to by February 12, 2007.

Rhonda's story in DREAMS & DESIRES is called "Baring It All for Mr. Right" and it's a story of what just might be the worst first date scenario ever! So she's holding a "Worst First Dates" contest. You get the idea...send her your stories of bad first dates (in 500 words or less) to by February 12, 2007.

We'll choose the winners and post them on our blogs and websites on Valetine's Day.The winner of my contest will receive a "Date Night Prize Pack," including candy, a fun "date night"-type DVD, lotion, and a copy of a book on seduction techniques (can't remember the title, but I bought it a couple of weeks ago for this contest).The winner of Rhonda's contest will receive a "Bad Date Night Consolation Pack," including chocolate, a chick flick DVD, and a candle.Start thinking of your stories.

We can't wait to see what you come up with!

OK, overtime just began, so I gotta run...

Posted by Amanda Brice :: 7:59 PM :: 3 comments

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