Monday, November 2, 2015
6th Anniversary Celebration - - Welcome!
Six years ago, four women who shared a love of reading romance took a leap of faith. Huddled in a hotel room in Atlanta, during the Georgia Romance Writers Moonlight and Magnolias Conference, they let their imaginations take flight and the result was a blog called The Romance Dish. One month later, on Monday, November 2, 2009, we opened the cyber-doors and welcomed readers and authors into our new home on the web. I'm not sure any of us envisioned a blog that would still be going strong six years later. Though Andrea, Buffie and Gannon are no longer part of the Dish, it wouldn't be what it is today without their hard work and invaluable contributions over the years. And, speaking of contributions, I'd like to give a big thank-you shout out to Anna Campbell and Trish Milburn for offering their talents through monthly posts for our first four and five years, respectively. You're both awesome!
While I'm thanking people, next up on my list is Janga. Her decision to close her own blog was a stroke of good fortune for us. Thank you, Janga for your beautifully written, insightful reviews, your love of lists (we all love Janga's book lists, right?), your tireless efforts on behalf of the romance reading community, and your willingness to share your talents with us here at the Dish.
Another big thank you to the other reviewers who share their thoughts and opinions about the books they read with us here at The Romance Dish. Hellie, J Perry Stone, Lisa Lin, Manda Collins and Nancy Northcott, you are all awesome! I hope I thank you often enough for your contributions!
Graphics by Sharlene created the special 6th Anniversary graphic for me this year. Thank you, Sharlene! I love it!
I have lots of anniversary fun planned for today so check back often. There will be reviews, spotlights, and giveaways. Many, many giveaways. There will be packages of books, signed books, newly released books, a Kindle Fire 7", and a special shirt. A very special shirt!
Let's kick things off with some giveaways.
When did you start visiting The Romance Dish?
Do you have a favorite post from the past six years or however long you've been visiting?
What sub-genre of romance do you most enjoy? Are you a single sub-genre reader (historical, contemporary, etc.) or do you cross boundaries?
Three randomly chosen readers will receive a package of books. (U.S. only)
Five randomly chosen readers will receive a Kindle copy of A Pirate for Christmas, a new regency holiday novella by Anna Campbell. (open to everyone)
Deadline for comments to be entered in giveaway is 11:59 pm (PST) today.
Readers, be sure to check out all the 6th Anniversary posts and giveaways!