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I joined the group blog Operation Awesome, home of the Mystery Agent Contest, in February and the experience has been fantastic! If I didn't already know how awesome they are, a bunch of the members have stepped up to offer critiques and books and proven their awesomeness!
A winning bid on this package gets you:
- Query and first 5 pages from Angelica R. Jackson (me!)
- First 5 pages from Becky Mahoney
- First 5 pages from Angela Townsend
- 10 pages from Kell Andrews
- 20 pages from Abby Annis
- 20 pages from Katrina Lantz
- 30 pages from Toni Kerr
- E-book of Venture Untamed by R. R. Russell(donated by the author)
- Freedom Pen by Dionna L. Mann (donated by Kell Andrews)
- Signed copy of When Blue Met Egg by Lindsay M. Ward (donated by Kellie DuBay Gillis)
- Signed copy of I Haiku You by Betsy E. Snyder (donated by Kellie DuBay Gillis)
- E-books of To Trust a Thief and A Bandit's Stolen Heart** by Michelle McLean (donated by the author, along with bookmarks for To Trust a Thief)
- Signed copy of The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu (donated by the author; release date is April 30 so your book will be mailed in early May)
**A Bandit's Stolen Heart releases March 18, so we weren't able to link. But here's a blurb:
Under the persona of the bandit Blood Blade, Cilla Richardson robs from the corrupt and gives to the poor. An accidental kidnapping during a routine robbery leaves her with a handsome captive named Leo Forrester. But Cilla and her sisters can use an ally in their fight against the town’s corrupt sheriff, and Leo is their best bet.
Leo reluctantly agrees to help by marrying Cilla’s older sister –just so they can keep their land. But the more time he spends with Cilla, the more determined Leo is to steal her stubborn bandit’s heart. However, Cilla is just as determined to keep her heart to herself. Then innocent people are murdered, and the sheriff blames Blood Blade. With their allies now their enemies, Leo and Cilla must convince the town of her innocence before she ends up on the wrong end of a hangman’s noose.
Whew! What a fantastic cornucopia of critiques and books! You might even want to bid on this one with another writer friend, assuming you can divvy up the prizes without hard feelings.
This item will close on March 15, 2013, at 11:00 PM EST. Any bids placed after that time stamp will not be honored. Once the auction closes and payment from the highest bidder is confirmed, the books will be mailed to the address you provide, plus instructions on getting your pages to us. This item is open to U.S. addresses only (well, technically the crits and ebooks can be international, but anything physically mailed is U.S. only).