Thursday, 14 October 2010

Unfinished Bloodsucking with the Dark Lord!!

Just heard of a howlingly funny competition for all you aspiring authors out there. Diesel Ebooks are running a contest to celebrate Halloween and the launch of Harlequin's Jane Austen/paranormal mash-up anthology Bespelling Jane Austen. Basically what you have to do is re-write the blurb to one of five Harlequin October releases as if it were a zombie, vampire or shape-shifter novel... And one of the chosen books is my own Unfinished Business with the Duke!!

Prizes include a Kobo or Nook ebook reader and 50 dollars of Diesel vounchers and the chance to have your blurb read by professional actors during a live podcast at Diesel's Mash-Up Meet-Up in NYC on Oct 28th....

And I want a mash-up of Unfinished Business to win, folks. So as I can't enter myself (rats!!), I'm handing the baton over to all the talented authors who read this blog. Go forth and turn Issy and Gio into creatures of the night! Brawhahahaha!!

Details of how to enter are here....

And here's the original blurb to get those creative juices (and freshly harvested blood) flowing:

Long ago Issy Helligan lost her virginity to gorgeous aristocratic rebel Giovanni Hamilton. Then he left without a backward glance and Issy was heartbroken.…

Now, years later, she's doing just fine. Well, perhaps performing singagrams is not her first-choice career, but needs must. But now who should be there to bear witness to her humiliation? Gio Hamilton, now a duke and more gorgeous than ever. He steps into the fray, rescues her, ravishes her senseless and offers to solve all her money worries. There'll be no "forever" with this guy, so is he too good to be true…or 
simply too delicious to refuse?

5 comments:

Rachael Johns said...

Ooh will go take a look - but how HILARIOUS!!!

Heidi said...

I know Rach, it's really made me smile... Suddenly 'ravishes her senseless' takes on a whole new meaning!!

Lacey Devlin said...

It does sound hilarious doesn't it?

Good luck to all members of Team Heidi for Monday's announcement!

Angela B said...

Yay, I'm a semi-finalist!
somebody poke me with a stake :)
Now my only unfinished business is to go read the book as it's on my TBR pile.

Thanks Heidi.

Heidi said...

Ha ha!! Just read your mash-up Angela and it made me chortle ghoulsihly!! Noticed Diane is a semi-finalist too and a guy called Jason who's very craftily turned my sweet, lovely Issy Helligan into a flesh-eating zombie mistress of the undead. Fantastic!! I love it! Keep up the good work folks.