AAR Aid 2007, benefiting Hands On New Orleans, a highly rated charitable organization dedicated to facilitating volunteerism in the city, has ended. As a result of the generosity of those who donated books (ARCs, "boxed sets", out of print books), and their time and expertise - ie, editors and authors who donated partial manuscript critiques - as well as the generosity of those who bid and won these wonderful items, we raised approximately $4,500 in just ten days. We will have a full accounting shortly, as soon as Paypal and eBay's Mission Fish fees are deducted.

Special Three-Day Erika Tsang Critique Auction Began Tuesday...ends Friday!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the auction for a critique by Avon Senior Editor Erika Tsang was canceled by ebay and, as a result, we are unable to award the critique to anyone who bid.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that you’ve got yet another chance at winning a critique from a Senior Editor at the undisputed leader in romance publishing.

Publisher of mega-successful authors ranging from Julia Quinn to Rachel Gibson, Avon senior editor Erika Tsang will critique the first 30 pages of your manuscript. Ms. Tsang joined Avon Books in 2002 with the intent of expanding the historical romance list. In the five years since, Ms. Tsang’s list has expanded to include paranormals, romantic suspense, contemporary, and multicultural romance. She works with bestselling authors Suzanne Enoch, Laura Lee Guhrke, Lynsay Sands, and Beverly Jenkins, just to name a few. She is currently seeking to acquire all sub genres of romance. Her criteria are that the story has a creative concept and the hero be fashioned after either Harrison Ford or Ewan MacGregor.

This auction will be held for three days only. It ends Friday...don’t miss your last chance!


Rare out-of-print books, advance reading copies, and more!

(in alphabetical order, by last name)

Mary Balogh: Signed Advance Reading Copy of Simply Perfect
Jaid Black: Signed Set of Ellora’s Cave Books
Meg Cabot: Big Boned Signed Advance Reading Copy
Meg Cabot: Princess Mia Signed Advance Reading Copy
Marsha Canham: Rare Signed Set
Liz Carlyle: Signed Set of Four Books
Loretta Chase: Rare, Signed, OOP Hardcover Edition of Lord of Scoundrels
Rachel Gibson: A Complete Set of Signed “Hockey” Books
Linda Howard: Rare, OOP Signed Set of Three Kell-Sabin books
Elizabeth Hoyt: A Signed Set of the Prince Trilogy, Plus a Signed Advance Reading Copy of Her First Contemporary
Lisa Kleypas: Signed Advance Reading Copy of Blue-Eyed Devil Plus a Signed Set of Wallflower Books
Angela Knight: Signed ARC Plus a Signed Set of Her Magaverse Series
Teresa Medeiros: Rare, Signed Hardcover Editions of Two Classic Romances

Mary Jo Putney’s Fallen Angels Series: Rare Set of Signed First Editions
Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton Series: Complete Set of Signed UK Editions
Lisa Marie Rice: Signed Copy of Dangerous Lover Plus an Additional Set of Books
J.D. Robb’s Creation in Death: Signed Advance Reading Copy
Jane Rotrosen Agency and Meg Ruley: 13 Bestsellers
Anne Stuart: Set of Signed Out of Print Books


Authors and Editors offer critiques of the first 30 pages of your manuscript

Mary Balogh, Bestselling author
Linda Howard, Bestselling author
Cindy Hwang, Berkley Executive Editor
Angela James, Samhain Executive Editor
Kathy Sagan, Senior Editor, Pocket Books
Anne Stuart, Bestselling author
Erika Tsang, Senior Editor, Avon
Abby Zidle, Senior Editor, Pocket Books
Jessica Zita, Editorial Assistant, Pocket Books




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