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There’s a Spookapalooza party going on over at The Romance Studios, and I’m running a contest for party-goers.  I’ve decided to let my website visitors in on the fun, too  Click on the link below, hold out your plastic pumpkin, and say “Trick or treat!”

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest ends Halloween at midnight.  One random winner will be chosen.  Sorry, but gift code only works in the U.S.

Newsletter Contest Winner + Poll Results

Congratulations to Vicki who won the newsletter giveaway contest.  That fancy Halloween ghost projector is on its way to her.

I’ve got to admit, the results from this poll surprised me.  The question was:

How do you usually get your story fix?

Results:

Audio books      0%
eBooks             19%
Print books      44%
I like them all   37%

With all the craze about new formats, these results were unexpected, but I love it.  I like print, too!  It made me realize I haven’t been good about posting links to the print version of my books, so I went right out and updated my website.  I’ll be better about it in the newsletter, too.

Spring Newsletter Contest Winner

Congratulations to Debbie, who won the spring newsletter giveaway contest!

The survey results were interesting, as always.

The question was:  What are your thoughts on authors and social media?

Some interaction is nice.  ~ 65%
It’s not important. I’d prefer authors focus on writing more stories.  ~ 20%
Authors need to spend a lot of time interacting with readers.  ~ 15%

Fall 2017 Newsletter Contest Winner & Survey Results

Susan W. won the Halloween gift bag prize for newsletter subscribers.  Congratulations, Susan!

The results are also in for the survey, and your answer was resounding.  The question was:

Do you like holiday-themed romance stories?

Yes   83%
No     3%
Depends on if they’re any good    14%

So we like them, but they’d better be good!  Thanks for participating.

Contest Winner and Poll Results

Congratulations to Raeline, who won the Dreamer Starlight Clock giveaway from my winter newsletter contest.  Want to have a chance to win next time?  Join my newsletter group.

Thanks for voting on what cover you liked best for my upcoming release, High School Reunion. The majority of you liked Cover B!

Finally, here’s how you responded to the poll question:  What do you think of free reads?

I only download free books.   5%
They’re a nice way to keep up with a series between larger books.  9%
If they’re free, they must not be any good.  0%
They’re a nice way to try out a new author.   86%

@TRRtweet Contest and Poll Results

CourtingInnocence_webI’m participating in the Year End Splash Party over on The Romance Reviews.  Congratulations to Bea and Donna who both won copies of my ebook, Courting Innocence.

I also have the results to my non-scientific poll.

Question:  Where do you usually learn about new-to-you writers?

Answers:
Amazon recommendations or best seller lists    4%
Friends and Family    15%
Goodreads    8%
Other    27%
Reviewer Blogs    27%
The Romance Reviews    19%

Interesting results.  It just begs one more question.  What is other?

Contest Winner + Survey Results

Congratulations to Missy who won the contest for newsletter subscribers.  She won the Halloween kitchen towels and a signed copy of Dream Walker.  Thanks to everyone who entered.

I also have the survey results.  We have some voracious readers out there!

Question:  How many books do you read a month?

Who has time to read?    No votes
1       3%
2 or 3     27%
4 or 5     30%
5 to 10     13%
More than 10     27%

Newsletter Giveaway Winner & Poll Results

Congratulations to Shawn A who won the Hitchcock classic movies DVD.  Shawn, your email inbox is full. Please contact me within a week so I don’t have to select another winner!

Also, I have the results to the latest poll I conducted.  The question was:  What attracts you to a book?  Here’s how the results broke down:

All of the above ~ 61%
Back cover book description ~ 17%Cover ~ 11%
Author ~ 6%
Title ~ 2%

Thanks for your continued participation in these.  I find the results so interesting.  I’ve always been a book description fan myself.  It’s good to know that others flip the book over and go there first, too!

Contest Winner + Survey Results

Lindsey A was the winner of the newsletter giveaway.  Congrats, Lindsey! I hope you enjoy the Dream Weaver stocking.

Also, here’s what everybody is reading right now:

Paranormal Romance   22%
Romantic Suspense   19%
Other   19%Historical Romance   15%
Contemporary Romance   12%
Erotic Romance   6%
Nonfiction   3%
Who’s got time to read?  2%