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    HEARD THE NEWS?

    "1ST PLACE/HISTORICAL" AWARD

    GATEWAY TO THE BEST

    MISSOURI ROMANCE WRITERS


    Announcing:  

    The Viscount and the Valet,

    Book Three in the Whitleigh series,

    won the "1st Place/Historical" award in the 2017 MORWA "Gateway to the Best" contest.


    A few of the judges' comments:

    • I'm running out of superlatives...all was as it should be and more.
    • Captured me from the very beginning all the way through to the end.
    • The GMC, POV, action and suspense were all spot on. VERY rare to find someone who hits all of them well--even in published authors. 
    • I was hooked from 1st page and was disappointed there wasn't more to read.
    • The opening action creates a good amount of tension. 
    • You built really three-dimensional characters. I love these characters already! I want to read on!
    • The characters' personalities and motivations come across really well. 
    • I like these characters already and how the author tells their stories, in particular.
    • After the first page, I would've kept reading because your writing is very good.
    • Great hero and heroine! I can't wait to see how they reach their happily ever after!

    MORE GOOD NEWS!

    "NECRWA FINALIST"

    "2ND PLACE/HISTORICAL"

    NEW ENGLAND READER'S CHOICE AWARD

    NEW ENGLAND ROMANCE WRITERS


    May 1 update: 

    The Viscount and the Valet

    moved from "Finalist" to a

    "2nd Place/Historical" award

    in the NERCA contest. 


    And CONGRATS to my friend, Sarah Andre, who took "2nd Place" in Romantic Suspense 

    with her latest, Capturing the Queen! 


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    So honored and thrilled to receive

    the news that Viscount is a NERCA Finalist!


    Dear Abigail Dane:

    Congratulations! The New England Chapter 

    of Romance Writers of America is pleased

    to inform you that your book,

    The Viscount and the Valet,

     has been selected as one of four finalists

    in the Historical Romance  category

    by the reader/judges in the

    New England Readers’ Choice Award  contest!


    Please feel free to use [our contest medallion] either on your  website or social media posts announcing your contest final.

    We will be announcing the contest winners at our annual “Let Your Imagination Take Flight” conference, April 27-28, in Burlington, MA. We’d love it if you could join us!

    Once again, congratulations on being

    chosen as a finalist!

    All the best,

    Jackie Horne
    NECRWA President and

    NERCA Contest 2018 Coordinator


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    Special note from Abigail:  

    THANKS to all the NERCA judges and coordinators for making this honor possible! 

    EVEN MORE GOOD NEWS!

    Holt Medallion Award badge

    "BEST BOOK BY A VIRGINIA AUTHOR"

    HOLT FINALIST

    VIRGINIA ROMANCE WRITERS


    More thrilling news:

    The Viscount and the Valet

    has received Finalist recognition

    in VRW's HOLT contest.


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    Dear Abigail,

    It‘s our pleasure to let you know that your novel, The Viscount and the Valet, has been selected by our reader judges as a finalist in the HOLT Medallion Contest in the

    Best Book by a Virginia Author 

    category. Congratulations!
     

    On June 9, Virginia Romance Writers will host an awards luncheon to announce the

    HOLT Medallion Winners and 

    Award of Merit Finalists. 

     

    All HOLT finalists will be posted on the VRW website once everyone has been notified: http://virginiaromancewriters.com/holt-medallion/
     

    Again, congratulations.

    Hope to see you in June! 

    Sincerely,

     Callie Burdette, Alida Berman &

    Tamra Lassiter
    2018 HOLT Medallion Contest Coordinators

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    Special note from Abigail:

    My gratitude to the committee and judges, and best wishes to all of the Finalists

    (five in each category).

      

    WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

    THE VISCOUNT AND THE VALET


    I’m only in the first few pages of the book but already intrigued. Loving the history woven into it, which for me is a catalyst for researching it on my iPhone. I like her writing style so far--choice of words, descriptions and imagery.  -- Cherill, NV


    Just finished [re-reading] the book...even more fun to re-read. The [first] two were fine too, but this one is so clever.  Love the elements of suspense and danger as well as romance.  It is remarkable and most clever. Don't want to put the book down.  I love it all!!  --Kathleen, TX

      

    I really enjoyed this one, even more than the other two.  You're just getting better and better with each one! --Judy, PA


    I'm reading your third novel and it IS your best yet. It's like you are by my side reading aloud. Very strong voice. --Sarah, FL


     I loved...The Viscount and the Valet. It sparkles with imagination, wit, and romance—and it thoroughly entertains!

    --Bonnie, FL


     Your books are a good mix of action and emotional development, and for sure, I like a background of 1600s.... more interesting to me as there are all kinds of references that I am learning about the culture at that time.  I hope I am on your signed book list. Need to keep up my collection. --Jan, NM   

     

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    Have you read VISCOUNT yet?

    Want to share your thoughts? 


    Click below or email me directly:

    AbigailDaneRomance@gmail.com 


    ABIGAIL SIGHTINGS...

    2018 EVENTS


    Sat., February 10, 2018--10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

    Author Event

    Washington Romance Writers

    Barnes & Noble

    Fredericksburg, VA

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    Sat., March 3, 2018--10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

    Author Fest 2018

    Waynesboro Public Library

    Waynesboro, VA

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    Sat., April 28, 2018--1:00-3:00 p.m.

    Writing and Editing

    are Two Different Things

    Interactive Editing Playshop

    (Blue Ridge Writers Member Series)

    VFH Conference Room, Ednam Dr,

    Ivy, VA

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    Thurs., May 17, 2018--6:30-8:00 p.m.

    Author Expo

    Augusta County Public Library

    Fishersville, VA

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    Tues., June 12, 2018--7:00 p.m.

    Vendor Fair

    Zane Grey's West Society Convention

    Cowboy Village Resort

    Jackson, WY



    2017 EVENTS


    Sat., October 14, 2017--11:30 a.m.

    Delta Pi Delta Sorority--Keynote

    "Confessions of a Romance Writer"

    The Prince Condominiums

    Marco Island, FL

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    A few of many possible programs: 

    •  Confessions of a Romance Writer:  Seven Things I Didn't Know Before I  Became One
    •  DIY Book Trailers and Videos:  Easy, Fun  and Free!
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    •  Jumpstart Your Intuition
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    •  ...and many others. 

    Or let me create something special, 

    just for your group!


    For more program details,

    download Program Flyer at the News link

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    Questions about ordering

    or need another payment option?


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