About the ABNA Contest:
Amazon's upping the ante this year with their contest because they are not only a book distributor, but quickly becoming a publisher, as well. And knowing Amazon, they do NOT want to be a small publisher. They want to be BIG.
Two Reviewers judged each contest submission based on the "pitch" and the 3000 to 5000 word excerpt. (I'm sure a lot of great novels didn't make it through to the Quarterfinals. Judging can be a little random.)
Amazon then published ALL the Quarterfinalist pitches and excerpts.
Here is mine. It's FREE. It includes the pitch, the excerpt, and the reviews. You might want to read it to see an example of the type of story that made the cut from 10,000 contest entries down to 500. Or you might want to sample a funny, sexy mystery.
And hey, if you enjoy it? Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys is already indie published and available as an e-book for only $2.99 with a spiffy brand new cover, designed by the talented Michael James Canales. (We're working on updating the paper book covers as well.)
Thank you and enjoy!