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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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I read a survey recently that listed these as the 10 most popular tropes for romance readers.

I’d love to know your top three.  And, if there are any other “tropes” you’d like to add to the list, I’d love to hear them.

  1. Friends to Lovers
  2. Soul mate/fate
  3. Second chance at love
  4. Secret romance
  5. First love
  6. Strong hero/heroine
  7. Reunited lovers
  8. Love triangle
  9. Sexy billionaire
  10. Sassy heroine

My current release, Summer in Good Hope, is a friends to lovers book.  One of the things I like about Max and Prim is they are so well-suited.  I can easily see them living happily every after.

I don’t know about you but I’ve read some books where I find myself thinking–hmmm I don’t know if these two will be able to go the distance. Other than enjoying constant sex the couple seem to have little in common.  🙂

Oh, BTW, Summer in Good Hope is now available.  And if you subscribe to KU (Kindle Unlimited) it’s FREE…

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Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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It’s an everybody who posted on my blog by 9 pm CT on Saturday wins!

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Okay, so maybe it’s not Christmas….but everyone who posted by 9 PM Central time on Saturday has won a Kindle copy of CHRISTMAS IN GOOD HOPE.

Amy has also won either an audio version or print copy of Summer in Good Hope!!

Everyone–contact me a cindy@cindykirk.com with the email addy you’d like me to gift the Kindle copy to…and Happy Reading!!

Amy,  contact me at that same email addy so I can get your gift in the mail!

I’m feeling good.  Maybe it is more blessed to give than to receive…

 

 

Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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Okay, just to be clear. I’m not Irish.  I’m also not lucky.  Oh, I’m lucky in that I’ve been happily married to my high school sweetheart for a zillion years, we have a lovely daughter and son-in-law and three granddaughters we adore. We have our health, friends, well, you get the picture.

But in terms of winning anything, ah, not so much.  I remember at my former job one or two times in twenty plus years of employment winning–wait for it–a cup of coffee from the vending machine.  That’s pretty much the extent of my winning ways.

At the annual company Christmas party where there were gifts galore, I never won.  I even went to a big conference where they wanted everyone to walk away with some sort of prize.  It got down to me and this other woman (who also hadn’t yet won anything).  They asked whose birthday was closest to New Years…and she won the last table centerpiece.  I kid you not–I went home with nothing.

My husband and I joke that it will be a momentous occasion if we ever match even ONE NUMBER on a Powerball ticket.

That brings me to the point of all this–yes, there is a point.   Do you enter giveaways?  Right now Amazon is doing a 20 book giveaway on my upcoming release, SUMMER IN GOOD HOPE.  It’s super easy to enter, which I think is a plus.  I know that I hate it when I’m considering entering a drawing and they make me jump through a bunch of hoops.  I don’t usually enter drawings because I already know I won’t win. 🙂

I’d like your thoughts on giveaways.  Do you enter?  Are you lucky?  Or, are you like me?

Everyone who comments will be entered into a drawing to win either a copy of Summer in Good Hope, either in audio or in paperback (if you’re in the US) or, if you live outside of the US, you’ll win an e-version for your Kindle! Check back on Sunday to see if you’re a winner. 🙂

If you’re feeling lucky, you might want to click the link below and enter the Goodreads giveaway–because hey, your luck can’t be worse than mine.  Entering is super quick and easy…I promise!

http://bit.ly/1PduENG

 

 

Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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Thanks to everyone who commented and helped make Renee feel so welcome.

Remember, if you’re an Amazon Prime member, Journey’s End is a free selection this month (or available for only $1.99 if you’re not Prime)!

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Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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Thank you, Cindy, for inviting me back to blog with the Jaunty Quills. It’s been a while since I’ve visited. I have a brand new book releasing today, and I have a bit of good news to share.

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JOURNEY’S END is a departure from my usual historical romances. It’s set in New York City at the turn of the nineteenth century during the Gilded Age when America was the land of promise. My heroine, Caroline St. James is a street tough young woman who grew up on the dangerous East End of London. She’s learned to do whatever necessary to survive.

When Caroline’s mother is on her deathbed, she tells her she has a wealthy grandfather in New York City. Richard St. James has refused her mother’s pleas for help through the years. Now that Caroline is alone in the world she decides the old man needs to pay for the abandonment of his family. She journeys to America to ruin the man and to seek justice for her mother.

Or so she tells herself. But when she arrives in New York City, and puts her plan into motion, she quickly discovers what she really wants is revenge. This insight into her character leads her to question who she is, at the core. She must come to grips with her personal motives and strategies for getting what she wants. Is she a woman who believes the end justifies the means? Or can she let go of her anger and live a life free of hate?

As her journey progresses she eventually learns to embrace forgiveness. It’s not an easy journey, and she is tested throughout the story, especially by the hero, an upright man who’s never taken a misstep and sees Caroline as a threat to the people he loves. Will he stand by her when her true motives are revealed?

A fun aside, Caroline enters America via Ellis Island. You’ll want to read the first chapter to experience the inspection process through her eyes.

Did your family come through Ellis Island? If not, do you know how you ancestors first arrived in America?

Leave a comment and you’ll be included in a drawing to win a copy of JOURNEY’S END. Check back on Sunday to see if you’re a winner!  If chosen, you may pick from the print version or audio CDs.

Special Note:  JOURNEY’S END is a Kindle First selection for the entire month of June. If you’re a Kindle Prime member you can download the e-book for free. Yes, FREE! If you aren’t a Prime member you can download the book at a heavily discounted cost.

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