Monday, November 10, 2008


Love in Romancebloglandia


I Love Your Blog AwardThe wonderful writers of the blog First Edition: A Place For Originals were kind enough to present me the I Love Your Blog! Award. A big thank you to historical romance writer Kelly Krysten, YA writer Mary Danielson, and historical suspense writer Stephanie Janulis.

Being a recipient of this award doesn't mean I can rest on my laurels. I have a job to do by following these five rules...

1) Add the logo of the award to my blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to me
3) Name at least seven other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on my blog
5) Leave a message on their blogs

Without much further ado, here are my winners...

1. Risky Regencies — In the short lifespan on blogland, the Riskies are the oldest continuously running group author blog with a very loyal fanbase. The six of them write about their stories, their unusual characters, the history of the Regency, and everything from daily life to the fantastical (such as, Austen Trek).

2. Romance Bandits — The Banditas are the funniest group of writers of young-adult, the sweet, the suspensy, and the hottie. Amongst them, they've held every job imaginable, suffered every rejection letter possible, and have succeeded in laughing and writing every single day.

3. Rebels of Romance — If you ever want to learn how to network and market and promote your books, these two edgy, fashionable gals are it. Passion is their middle name and shyness is not a word in their repertoire. Their blog's a breath of fresh air.

4. History Hoydens —As readers of historicals know, we usually see the tip of the tip of the research iceberg behind the stories, which is as it should be. However here, these experts give us a glimpse into the meticulous collection of detail that goes behind every scene, every nuance of every story.

5. Wax Creative — This blog is a look-see behind the scenes of the most prominent website design company for small businesses, freelancers, and the self-employed. Marrying an extremely creative side with a pragmatic core, the Wax team wins first by their generosity and friendliness and then ensures loyalty with their professionalism.

6. Elizabeth Boyle — If you've ever heard Elizabeth's delighted laughter then you know what I'm saying here. Her books and her personna are both hilarious and lighthearted. Always ready with a quip and a helping hand, Elizabeth is one of Seattle's foremost authors. She knits. She cooks. She does many, many things exceedingly well.

7. Barbara Vey — The Babs always has something fun and interesting to say, whether it's her blog or on Twitter or on one of the other social networks. She is one of the most connected professional of the publishing world. She even had drive-by videos of the events around her while waiting out a hurricane in an airport with hundreds of other people.

8. Vauxhall Vixens — They bonded first at Eloisa James and Julia Quinn's message board as The Bon Bons and then again over Avon's e-book chapter-by-chapter contest. Wonderful writers and fabulous people, they love vixenating about the historical hotties and haughties.


14 comments:

Barbara Vey said...

Thanks for the nomination. You are much too kind. I'll put it in my blog tomorrow since I can't permanently attach the I Love...blog logo to PW's site. But I'll link to you then.

Cara King said...

Gosh, thanks, Keira! :-)

Cara

Elizabeth Boyle said...

Thanks so much, Keira! How very nice of you. And I always love getting to see you because you are always full of news and good fun!

Elena Greene said...

Aw, thanks, Keira!

Amanda McCabe said...

Thanks, Keira!!! I'm sure you are the biggest part of our "loyal fan base" :)

Anna Campbell said...

Hey, Miss Keira! How cool to be in such a magnificent list. Thank you for nominating the Banditas amongst such illustrious company. We always love to see you over there - you're always ready for a witty comment or a wise aside.

Keira Soleore said...

Barbara, you're much too nice. It was fabulous meeting you at SF in the summer and chatting with you daily on Twitter. Go Packers!!

Me the news gal, Elizbo?? WOW! You're Ms. Gossip Central, so this is truly an accolade I treasure.

Riskies, I know ya'll so much. You've had my heart for three years and I'm looking forward for many, many more.

Fo, a kangaroo came hop-hop-hopping across the pond and brought these gorgeous postcard with it. Every member of the family has taken turns to ooh and aah over it and have it for a few hours on their bedside-stands. The only question that stumped me was: "Who is she?" Well...Fo, er, Foanna, er, Anna...

Trish Milburn said...

Keira, thanks for the shout-out to the Banditas. We are quite a diverse group, aren't we?

Tiffany Kenzie said...

Keira, thank you so much!

Megan Frampton said...

You know, I am an idiot: I saw the mention of us on your blog, passed it along to the Risky gals, but did not comment myself.

Duh.

So a belated thank you, Keira.

Emily Cotler said...

Thanks for the kudos, Keira. We do try... And to be included with such wonderful blogs? Thanks doubly.

Liz Maverick said...

Thanks Keira! You rock. Of course, you've picked so many great ones...who are we supposed to pick?!

:) :) Liz

Keira Soleore said...

Tiff, congratulations to you once again on your awesome news!

Liz, you don't know any other cool blogs? What?! The earth's flat?!

Trish, Em and Megan: My pleasure, of course!

Pam Rosenthal said...

Congrats, Keira! And thanks for mentioning the Hoydens in your very cool list of very cool romance sites.