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Susana’s Meme Contest: and the winners are—

Grand Prize: Mary Anne Landers

Grand Prize: Mary Anne Landers

Runner-up: Catherine Maguire

Runner-up: Catherine Maguire

Thank you to to all who entered the contest. It was a fun day seeing how many folks just love reading historical romance. At one time, #FallBackInTime was trending on Twitter!

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Charlene Whitehouse

Charlene Whitehouse is the winner of the prize for the random entry. Charlene, your prize will be on its way tout de suite as soon as you tell me whether you’d prefer the mug or the portfolio.

Choice of a Susana Ellis mug or a Susana Ellis portfolio (notepad)

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Mary Anne Landers’ memes were all equally clever and it was difficult to choose between them. In the end I chose this one, because its meaning aligns most closely with my own primary reason for reading historical fiction. Modern life is too modern. Mundane. Where’s the romance when couples jump into bed with each other on the first date? I think it’s better when both partners have to get to know each first… and the gentleman has to make an effort to win the lady.

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Mary Anne Landers

However, I decided to award another prize to Catherine Maguire for creating a meme most like my own. And who doesn’t love a deliciously comfy chaise lounge for indulging one’s reading experience?

Catherine Maguire

Catherine Maguire

Until next May, when the next Historical Romance Network promo happens, may we all take the time to read lots and lots and lots of fabulous historical romance tales!

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Mary Anne Landers

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Mary Anne Landers

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Mary Anne Landers

Charlene Maguire

Catherine Maguire

Catherine Maguire

Catherine Maguire

Catherine Maguire

Catherine Maguire

Molly Laird

Molly Laird

Charlene Whitehouse

Charlene Whitehouse

Why I Read/Write Historical Romance, #FallBackinTime (Contest)

#FallBackInTime

One day a year, we—most of us anyway—get a chance to go backward in time. Well, sort of. It’s not really time travel, not by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s the closest we’re going to get to it, in all likelihood. And last year, a group of historical romance authors decided to use the “Fall Back” idea to promote reading historical romance.

The basic idea is for historical romance fans to take a selfie while reading a histrom book and promote it all over social media using the #FallBackInTime hashtag on “Fall Back” day—which is November 1st this year for us United Statesians. (I know a lot of countries did this last week, but you can do it this week too.)

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No, this is not me. I shamelessly stole it from the Historical Romance Network Facebook page.

Then there was the “Why I Read Historical Romance” and/or “Why I Write Historical Romance” promotion last May. Histrom fans posted memes of their reasons for reading/writing historical romance, preferably using beautiful photographs.

Sooo, I decided to incorporate both ideas for this year’s promotion. I created some memes that include the #FallBackInTime hashtag as well as the “Why I Read/Write Historical Romance. Can’t hurt, right? That way I can kill two birds with one stone… and use the same ones for next May’s promotion.

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Have I ever mentioned I’m a rebel? [Evil laugh]

And I love contests, so here’s my proposal:

  1. Create a meme and/or a selfie using the hashtag #FallBackInTime.
  2. Post your meme(s) to my Facebook page (or email to me at susanaellisauthor@gmail.com if you don’t do Facebook).
  3. Post your meme(s) all over social media on November 1st. You can also post any of mine you wish. The more the better!
  4. I’ll award a prize to one random meme-poster and another to the one I like best.
  5. Prizes will be announced on Monday.
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Prize for the best meme (Susana’s choice)

Some memes I created:

Why I Read Historical Romance

Why I Write Historical Romance

So… good luck, everyone! Have fun, but don’t spam (too much), and take an hour off to read a good historical romance.

Oh, and don’t forget the Bluestocking Belles’ Launch Party, from 4:00-9:00 p.m. EST. Lots of prizes to be had there as well!

Choice of a Susana Ellis mug or a Susana Ellis portfolio (notepad)

Prize for the random meme-poster: Choice of a Susana Ellis mug or a Susana Ellis portfolio (notepad)