Friday, January 19, 2007

Might As Well Run My Mouth

Well, I was told to keep this a secret for another week, but apparently lists have gone out and names are flying around the blogsphere and every writer's loop known to man, so here goes with my fabulous news:

RUMBLE ON THE BAYOU has been nominated for a RT Reviewer's Choice Award in the contemporary romance category!!!!!!

To say I am excited is a gross understatement. More like catatonic.

Of course, I haven't seen the competition and since it will most likely be women I've read and worshipped for years, I don't think I stand a chance of winning, but boy what an honor to be nominated!

Thanks everyone for all your support and for coming along for the ride. Loves ya all and have a great weekend!

15 comments:

Jeanette J said...

congrats on the nomination and good luck!

Kimber An said...

WOO-HOOOO!!! People are figuring out what I knew all along. Is this what it means when someone says, "It was an honor just to be nominated?" Well, this is your debut novel we're talking about, so this has got to be a very BIG deal! Sure, the competition will be stiff, but I'll be rooting for you. ;)

Jana DeLeon said...

Thanks jeanette! I'll take all the luck I can get!

Thanks kimber - and definitely this is one of those "honor to be nominated moments." hey, but one can always hope.....thanks so much for all your support!

Kimber An said...

Kind of reminds me of something that just happened to me. I was left stunned. I had to email a friend and ask, "Is this a big deal? Should I be freaking out right now?"

Tori Lennox said...

That is so awesome!!! Congratulations!!!!!!

Wendy Roberts said...

Jana, this is so well deserved! Rumble is definitely a book worthy of many awards and I hope they all come your way!

Kelly Parra said...

Well, I hadn't heard it on any list! Woo-hoo, Jana!! Congrats, you awesome author, you!!! ;D

Tammy Kearly said...

This is SO GREAT!!! Congrats!

Jana DeLeon said...

Thanks guys!!! I am really stoked and appreciate all the support I've gotten from my friends!

Sassy Sistah said...

Whoah Nellie! Wow, that's fantastic news, Jana! And very well deserved! Good luck - it IS an honor to be nominated - but I'm hoping for a win for YOU! Damn, wish I could vote!

~Still Your Biggest Fan!~

Jana DeLeon said...

Thanks sassy!

I have to say, I finally got a peek at the list of nominees and I'm not holding my breath. I'm not going to say who (since technically, I wasn't supposed to say about me), but basically it's me and a list of seasoned NYT bestsellers. :)

Liz Lipperman said...

You rock!I wish I could vote too.

Jana DeLeon said...

lol, liz! I wish you could vote too!!!! Thanks for the congrats and I'll see you Saturday!

Cari Manderscheid said...

That is just such an awesome award, Jana, especially for your debut book! I'm SOOOOOOOO proud of you. It just shows the readers know what's really good!:) And to be in the company of NYT authors --what a major accomplishment!

I'll be keeping everything crossed for you!

Jana DeLeon said...

Thanks, Cari! You should take a bow yourself - as a cp, you helped make it happen. That's the funny thing about books - they never happen in a vaccuum. :)

 
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