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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

ATTENTION: Reader/Writers in the UK

Launch Of The New Romantics - Seven Authors Offer A Year Of Free Love

A very decent proposal from the brand new New Romantics: win a year's worth of romantic fiction.

To the relief of cynics and singletons the world over, Valentine's Day is over for another year. But seven best-selling authors who believe that romance isn't just for February 14 are offering the chance for two readers to win free love of the literary kind for an entire year.

To mark the launch of The New Romantics – a collective of authors devoted to promoting contemporary romantic fiction – the authors will send the winners one love story per month...

This group brings together seven British authors of novels exploring love in all its forms. Jojo Moyes, Kate Harrison, Lucy Diamond, Matt Dunn, Milly Johnson, Sarah Duncan and Veronica Henry write in a wide range of topics and styles, from laugh-out-loud romantic comedy to intense love stories and relationship tales from the male point-of-view.

They've launched the New Romantics to champion the cause of commercial fiction with a heart – the perfect antidote to the credit crunch. They'll be promoting their genre through events, reading group campaigns and online promotions.

The group's first public event will be a debate comparing contemporary romantic fiction, with the love stories of the past, at Richmond-upon-Thames in April. More details will soon be available on the website.

More information on The New Romantics:

Between them, the New Romantics have published thirty novels, in seventeen countries (including Brazil, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia, Portugal, Russia, and Spain). Their books have won or been shortlisted for awards including the Romantic Novelists' Association Novel of the Year, the Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance, and the Good Housekeeping Book Award.


For your own happy-ever-after, describe your most memorable New Romantic moment in 100 words or less, and email it to freelove@thenewromantics.org by April 5 2009. This competition is open to all UK residents.

Terms & Conditions can be found here

Best of luck to everybody who enters.