Choose My Inspiration Winner Revealed!

I can’t believe that it’s time to reveal the winner of the Choose My Inspiration contest. It seems like just yesterday my husband and I were poring through the studs in our stable, painstakingly searching for the best stallions to trot before the public. It was a long, drawn out process of staring at half-naked, gorgeous men, but that was the sacrifice I was willing to endure for all of you.

I’m such a selfless individual, aren’t I? 😉

But alas, my sacrifice has finally borne fruit. After a long five-week battle, a victor has emerged.

Here is My Inspiration

Stud #16

Stud #16

And what an inspiration he is! Just look at that body! And the fur, well, that just melts my butter! I’m definitely inspired to write loads of fun for this stud. (Yes, pun intended)

But I wasn’t the only one who was inspired by Stud #16. He won 35% of the final round votes, so obviously many of you liked him too. If you’re interested in seeing those final tallies, click here.

As the winner, Stud #16 will be the inspiration for one of my main characters for the first book of my upcoming Key West Series. That novella is set to release in 2014.

But wait there’s more! This stud needs a name, and one lucky commenter won the right to name Stud #16.

What’s Stud #16’s Name?

Well, thanks to Jacquie Sawyer, Stud #16 shall now be known as Alan Bruce!

Alan will be having lots of fun in Key West, and I hope you will follow Alan into the pages of the first book of the Key West Series.

Thanks again to everyone for participating. Who knows? We might just be doing this again!

 

Contest: Choose My Inspiration FINAL ROUND

It’s hard for me to believe, but here we are in the FINAL ROUND of the “Choose My Inspiration” contest. Just a few short weeks ago, I started parading the studs in my stable for your votes, and now four weeks later, we have the final four hunks, one of whom will be the inspiration for the first novel of my new series.

I’ve told you over the last month that the new series will consist of three novellas set in a destination location just like my upcoming Provincetown Series. Today, I finally announce the locale for the new series. It will be set in Key West, Florida. If you’ve ever been you know exactly how much fun life on the Keys can be. If you’ve never had a chance to visit, perhaps my new series will inspire a future vacation.

But enough talk about this new series, let’s talk about

The Voting for the Final Round

Just like in previous weeks, you will only be able to vote for ONE of the four remaining studs. The stud with the most votes at the end of the voting period will be the photo I use to inspire me to write one of the main characters for my upcoming Key West Series.

Voting will occur between June 5-June 17. The voting will be open for almost two weeks to allow as many votes as possible, but also because I will be on vacation and away from my blog for a good week.

When I return from vacation, I will tally up the votes and see which stud has won.

The Winner

Not only will the winning stud be my inspiration, but one lucky commenter will be able to name that character for the Key West Series.

All you have to do is leave a comment on the “Choose My Inspiration” Final Round post on my blog. One lucky commenter will be chosen, and that commenter will have the right to name the character and see that name used in the book.

How much fun is that?

Please keep in mind though, only comments left on my actual blog will be eligible to win. Comments on Facebook pages and other social media sites will not count.

Let’s Ring in the Final Round

Here are the four studs who have earned the most votes over the past four rounds. Which one will win?

Will it be the tattooed stud from round 1? Will the adorable twink from round 2 obliterate the competition with his cute bubble butt? Perhaps the sexy, smoldering cowboy from round 3 will ride off into the sunset in my new book or will the scruffy stud from round four devastate the competition with his hairy manliness?

You will decide.

Don’t forget to click on the pic to see bigger…images. 😉 Additionally, please remember that in order for your vote to count, you must click on the radio button corresponding to your hunk below the images and then click on the vote button. Only votes cast in this manner will count toward choosing my inspiration. 🙂

Which of these 5 guys would you want to be a main character in my upcoming series? (FINAL Round)

  • Stud #16 (35%, 26 Votes)
  • Stud #7 (28%, 21 Votes)
  • Stud #14 (20%, 15 Votes)
  • Stud #5 (18%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 74

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Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered for a chance of naming the character!

CONTEST: Choose My Inspiration Round 4

Well, we are almost at the finish line. Round 3 had just ended, and it was a cowboy massacre. But in the end, one stud came out ahead, and the winner for Round 3 is:

Round 3 Winner--Stud #14

Round 3 Winner–Stud #14

Stud #14 joins our winners from round 1, Stud #5, and round 2, Stud #7, in the final round, which starts next week! I can barely contain my, um, inspiration!

Now, it’s time to ring in Round 4!

As always, click here for the rules and the process in case you’ve forgotten.

So far, you’ve learned that the new series I’m writing on will be a set of three novellas set in a destination location. Just where is that? Well, I can tell you this: it’s set somewhere in the south. Maybe I’ll let you know where exactly next week. 😉

For now, let’s get to our final five men vying for your votes to be my inspiration. During week one, you had to choose from hot, tattooed guys. For week 2, you had a case full of Twinkies to sample, and last week, I strutted my cowboys out for you to giddy-up-and-go with. This week, the theme is scruff. So here they are in all their hairy glory. Don’t forget to click on the pic to see bigger…images. 😉 Additionally, please remember that in order for your vote to count, you must click on the radio button corresponding to your hunk below the images and then click on the vote button. Only votes cast in this manner will count toward choosing my inspiration. 🙂

Which of these 5 guys would you want to be a main character in my upcoming series? (Round 4)

  • Stud #16 (28%, 21 Votes)
  • Stud #17 (25%, 19 Votes)
  • Stud #19 (23%, 17 Votes)
  • Stud #18 (21%, 16 Votes)
  • Stud #20 (3%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 75

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CONTEST: Choose My Inspiration Round 3

Round 2 of the “Choose My Inspiration” Contest was just awesome. Once you guys put one of these studs in the lead, he stays there. Here is the winner from Round 2:

Stud #7

Round 2 Winner: Stud #7

Stud # 7 advances to the FINAL ROUND in a few weeks along with our Round 1 winner–Stud #5.

Round 1 Winner: Stud #5

Round 1 Winner: Stud #5

Now, it’s time for Round 3!

In case you’re just joining the contest, click here for the rules and the winner selection process that will take place during the FINAL ROUND.

Last week, I discussed that the new series I’m working on, the one which you readers will be choosing my inspiration, will be a set of three novellas. Today, I want to let you know that like the Provincetown Series I’m currently working on, this new series will also be a destination series. But where will that be? Well, you’ll just have to keep coming back to find out! I’m such a tease, aren’t I? 😉

But enough of that. I know you’re chomping at the bit to see the latest studs in my stable, right? Well, here are the five new hotties who want you to vote for them. The theme for this week is COWBOYS! Who’s ready to ride?

Don’t forget to click on the pic to see bigger…images. 😉 Additionally, please remember that in order for your vote to count, you must click on the radio button corresponding to your hunk below the images and then click on the vote button. Only votes cast in this manner will count toward choosing my inspiration. 🙂

Which of these 5 guys would you want to be a main character in my upcoming series? (Round 3)

  • Stud #14 (38%, 39 Votes)
  • Stud #12 (24%, 25 Votes)
  • Stud #11 (13%, 13 Votes)
  • Stud #13 (13%, 13 Votes)
  • Stud #15 (13%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 103

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CONTEST: Choose My Inspiration Round 2

Round One of the “Choose My Inspiration” contest started with a blast. Though the competition was tough, here is the winner from Round 1!

Round 1 Winner: Stud #5

Round 1 Winner: Stud #5

Stud # 5 captured the hearts and, um, inspirations of the majority of the voters. Although Stud #2 got close, our Stud #5 never once lost the lead.  He will now proceed to the final round in a few weeks.

Now, it is time for Round 2.

For those of you unfamiliar with the rules for this contest, click here. You’ll learn all you need to know about the process and how a winner will be chosen.

Also, as most of you know from last week, readers are choosing the inspiration for one of the main characters of an upcoming series currently being developed. While I’m still not ready to divulge too much information about the new series, I will tell you this. This new set of three books will be novellas.

Okay, enough of my rambling. Let’s get to the brand new set of five studs vying for your votes this week. Don’t forget to click on the pic to see bigger…images. 😉 Additionally, please remember that in order for your vote to count, you must click on the radio button corresponding to your hunk below the images and then click on the vote button. Only votes cast in this manner will count toward choosing my inspiration. 🙂

Which of these 5 guys would you want to be a main character in my upcoming series? (Round 2)

  • Stud #7 (32%, 25 Votes)
  • Stud #8 (23%, 18 Votes)
  • Stud #10 (21%, 16 Votes)
  • Stud #9 (17%, 13 Votes)
  • Stud #6 (8%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 78

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CONTEST: Choose My Inspiration Round 1

Okay, so here’s what I’m thinking. My Provincetown Series for Dreamspinner is plotted and planned out. Well, for the most part. The first book When Love Takes Over comes out August/September, and a novella spinoff of the P-town series Chasing the Sun comes out October/November of this year. The last two books of the series will be out at the beginning of 2014. So like I said the P-town series is pretty much locked and loaded.

But it’s time to plan my new series, which I won’t go into too much detail about. Just yet. However, while I was looking for inspiration for my new MCs, I had an idea.

Why not let the readers be a part of the process? That’s when I came up with the idea for this contest.

The Process

Every week during the month of May, I will do a post where I share pictures of five hot guys who have, um, sparked inspiration for me. All of you will be given the chance to vote for your favorite picture. The voting will stay open for one week.

I will tally up the votes and announce the winner of the previous poll when I open up the following week’s poll, which will contain, you guessed it, five more sinsperational pictures.

During the first week of June, I will then do a post with the four lucky winners from the previous weeks. That’s when the bloodbath shall begin. Readers will vote for the guy they think should be my muse for my next book, and the picture with the most votes will win!

How much fun will that be?

But that’s not all. With every contest, there must be a winner! That winner will be determined during the FINAL ROUND.

The Winner

During the final round, while the final four hotties are battling it out for your votes, all you need to do to enter is leave a comment on the FINAL ROUND post. From those commenters, a winner will be chosen, and that winner will get to name one of the main characters of the new series.

Not only do you lovely readers get to help choose my inspiration, but one of you will get the chance to name a character and see that name used in a book.

So, without further ado, let round one begin! (Click on the thumbnails to see each man in all his glory) 🙂

Which of these 5 guys would you want to be a main character in my upcoming series?

  • Stud #5 (31%, 22 Votes)
  • Stud #2 (28%, 20 Votes)
  • Stud #4 (15%, 11 Votes)
  • Stud #3 (14%, 10 Votes)
  • Stud #1 (11%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 71

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