I rarely enter them. I think mostly because I don't think of it.However, this year, someone (I forget who) encouraged me to enter Stained Glass in Elisa Rolle's Rainbow Awards., and so I did. I didn't really expect much to happen. Not because I don't think I'm a good writer, or that I don't think my efforts are worthy. Only because I read in the genre, and I know the caliber of the books mine was up against. There have been some really, really good books written this year. So imagine my surprise and delight to find out Stained Glass received an honorable mention in the Bobby Michaels' award for gay erotic romance.
First of all, there is very little I can say about "Stained Glass" that doesn't begin with "a" and doesn't end in "mazing". Seriously. I don't often call a book brilliant anymore but this one is. 100%. –Cira
I don't know were she got that quote, but I can't even describe how honoured I am that my little story was so well thought of by enough people to be remembered over all the books those judges read. Thanks you!
And while we are on the subject, if anyone is interested, Predators and Editors have opened their annual poll for this year's Reader's Poll. If you want to vote or nominate any of the fantastic books that have been released this year, here's the link. http://critters.org/predpoll