Monday, February 7, 2011

Get Ready For: 1st Annual 'March Madness' Blog Party !!!

Some people might think of March as the month for basketball tournaments and St. Patrick’s Day, but starting this year March will be known for a celebration of historical romance readers and writers. From Tuesday, March 1st through Thursday, March 31st, come interact with some of your favorite authors, meet new ones, and enter to win 40+ prizes as Ashley March hosts the 1st Annual March Madness Blog Party at

A fantastic line-up of historical romance authors will be guest blogging with giveaways every single day, and a special daily feature will highlight romance community sites, reviewers, and bloggers who support historical romance.
In addition to the recent releases, upcoming books, and ARCs given away by historical romance authors each day, historical romance readers will also have a chance at winning:
    1. A bundle of 5 historical romances every Sunday.
    2. 8 Victorian lady postcards
    3. 8  “Do you know the way to Pemberley?” postcards
    4. 8 “Well behaved women rarely make history” medieval postcards
    5. A “Romance Reader & Proud of It” tote bag
    6. Two secret prizes (to be announced during the month)
    7. A Grand Prize package of historical romance books and a Victorian-styled lovebirds necklace
Aspiring historical romance writers also have a couple of things to be excited about:
  1. Kris Kennedy’s agent, Barbara Poelle of the Irene Goodman Literary Agency, has generously agreed to give away a partial critique to the writer she believes has the best 3-sentence written pitch. One of Kris Kennedy’s books will also be given away, as an example of the type of work Barbara loves.
  2. Ashley March will provide a full critique of another aspiring historical writer’s completed novel.
Rules of Eligibility

Daily Author Giveaways

To enter to win one of the books given away daily by our guest authors, simply reply with a relevant comment. A winner will be chosen randomly from all participants. Authors will decide whether the giveaway will be open to US and international residents; this information will be posted at the bottom of each blog.

 Historical Romance Reader Prizes
  1. Each Sunday, all the daily participants’ names from the last week will be gathered and one random winner will be drawn to receive a bundle of 5 historical romance books. To increase your chances of winning, make you sure you post a relevant comment on each blog. This includes guest author blogs and Featured Romance Site of the Day blogs. (Note: More than one comment on a post will not increase your chances of winning.) These prizes will be open to US and international residents.
  2. The 3 packages of historical-themed postcards will be given away randomly throughout the month. To enter to win, you must post a relevant comment on the blog announcing each random giveaway. These prizes will be open to US and international residents.
  3. The 2 secret prizes will be announced randomly during the month, with the rules contained in the individual blog posts. These prizes will be open to US and international residents.
  4. The winner of the “Romance Reader & Proud of It” tote bag will be the first person to correctly answer a set of trivia questions about historical romance books and authors. Hints will be provided in the form of an online scavenger hunt. The trivia contest will be presented on a random day during the month. This prize will be open to US and international residents.
  5. On April 1st, all the daily participants’ names from the entire month of March will be gathered and one random winner will be drawn to receive the Grand Prize. To increase your chances of winning, make sure you post a relevant comment on guest author blogs and Featured Romance Site of the Day blogs. (Note: Posts for other giveaways such as the postcards, tote bag, and aspiring writer prizes will not be counted.) This prize will be open to US and international residents.
Aspiring Historical Romance Writer Prizes

The rules for the partial critique & giveaway and full critique will be posted with the individual blogs announcing the contests. Make sure you visit daily to find out when each contest opens!

Our thanks to all of you who read, write, and support historical romance. We look forward to seeing you soon at the 1st Annual March Madness Blog Party!
DateGuest AuthorFeatured SiteOther Prizes
Tuesday 3/1Elizabeth HoytThe Season for Romance
Wednesday 3/2Courtney MilanBeck’s Book Picks
Thursday 3/3Lori BrightonCoffee Time Romance
Friday 3/4Vicky DreilingThe Romance Reviews
Saturday 3/5Delilah MarvelleRomance Bandits
Sunday 3/6Mary WineBook Fare DelightsBook Bundle
Monday 3/7Robyn DeHartRomance Novel News
Tuesday 3/8Katy MadisonSmexy Books
Wednesday 3/9Laura Lee GuhrkeNot Another Romance Blog
Thursday 3/10Margaret RoweSeductive Musings
Friday 3/11Anne MalloryFiction Vixen
Saturday 3/12Julie Anne LongCheeky Reads
Sunday 3/13Sara LindseyRomance Writer’s RevengeBook Bundle
Monday 3/14Melissa MayhueUnusual Historicals
Tuesday 3/15Julianne MacLeanThe Book Pushers
Wednesday 3/16Leigh MichaelsEdwardian Promenade
Thursday 3/17Kris KennedyNovel Thoughts & Booktalk
Friday 3/18Emma WildesLove Romance Passion
Saturday 3/19Katharine AsheBook Binge
Sunday 3/20Kate NobleDeserted Island KeepersBook Bundle
Monday 3/21Eileen DreyerRomantic Crush Junkies
Tuesday 3/22Elizabeth EssexDear Author
Wednesday 3/23Lecia CornwallNight Owl Romance
Thursday 3/24Maya RodaleThe Book Lovers
Friday 3/25Madeline HunterThe Romance Dish
Saturday 3/26Kieran KramerBook Lurve
Sunday 3/27Erica RidleyHistory HoydensBook Bundle
Monday 3/28Shana GalenJaunty Quills
Tuesday 3/29Monica BurnsBook Thingo
Wednesday 3/30Stefanie SloaneGet Lost in a Story
Thursday 3/31Sarah MacLeanBuried by Books
Friday 4/1Grand Prize



  1. What a wonderful even. I'm a March baby, so this is a great way to celebrate!! Can't wait!!

    qladyhawke at gmail dot com

  2. @Linda, it will be EPIC! Such a cool idea. IDK how Ashley will retain her sanity with all the coolness she has planned. I will be there every day!!!! If you go to ashley's blog and copy the url, you can add it to your google reader and get the feeds that way too.

    @Diana, wait until you hear about the other project Ashley has in the works! Not only is she a fab writer, but she knows how to PARTY! lol

  3. Great giveaways from great authors! Are you going to have links to the posts?

  4. @Jeanne, I'll put the button on my side bar so you can just clikc that and it will take you straight to Ashley's blog./ Or, you can add her url to your google reader or whatever you use to follow blogs, and the posts will automatically appear in your feeds. I am sure Ashley will post about them on her Fanpage on facebook, too. So you'll find all the links you need when March rolls around.

    you should stop by now anyway, just because March keeps her blog sizzling with new and interesting posts.



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