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And The Winners Are…

I am pleased to announce the winners of my Make Melodee’s Banner contest.

But first, I want to thank the panel of judges: Gracie C. McKeever, Morgan Ashbury, Jamie Heppner, and Lt. Col. Brian Buck for their work. I understand that there were more than a few rounds of voting before they settled on the winners!

Secondly, thanks to all who entered. There were some wonderful banners submitted, and I appreciate all of the work everyone put in.

And now, the winners are:

First Place ($50 in StrandBucks) goes to Donna Collier.

Second Place ($25 in StrandBucks) goes to Brenda Woody.

Third Place ($20 in StrandBucks) goes to Jocelyn Modo.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

It will be a few days before the new banners begin to appear on the site. I’m told that there are details the web team has to address. What do I know about that?

Keep Loving!


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Update: Make Melodee’s Banner Contest


It seems I have been remiss, so let me correct that.

The Make Melodee’s Banner contest closed for entries on January 30, 2012 with more than 200 entries received. The finalists are now being reviewed by the judges.

As a reminder, the judges are:

Gracie C. McKeever – Erotica Romance author

Morgan Ashbury – Erotica Romance author

Jamie Heppner – Author

Lt. Col. Brian Buck – USAF

I understand that the judges are having problems picking a winner…all of the entries are great!

The winners will be announced on February 13, 2012.

Thanks to all who entered, and thanks again to the panel of judges!

Keep Loving!



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Judges for Make Melodee’s Banner Contest

I am pleased to announce the panel of judges for my Make Melodee’s Banner contest.

Gracie C. McKeever – Erotica romance author. Gracie has more than two dozen novels and short stories to her credit in a wide range of subgenres, and they are all must reads for anyone looking to spice up their reading list. You can learn more about Gracie and her books at her website at http://www.graciecmckeever.com/ and at her page at BookStrand located at http://www.bookstrand.com/gracie-c-mckeever.

Morgan Ashbury – Erotica romance author. Morgan has more than twenty books available in a number of subgenres, and continues to turn out top-shelf work story after story. If you like it hot, you’ll love Morgan! Find out more about Morgan and her books at her homepage http://www.morganashbury.com/ and her page at BookStrand http://www.bookstrand.com/morgan-ashbury.

Lieutenant Colonel Brian Buck, USAF – Brian is the only non-author on the panel, but he is uniquely qualified to judge the contest. Brian is a veteran of the Iraqi war, has worked with the Joint Command for MIA/POW, and is currently commanding an ROTC program at Louisiana State University. And he has been a fan of my books and a close friend for many years.

Jamie Heppner – Jamie is an author of many genres of fiction who is currently waiting for his big break. Like all authors, he is in a learning process…I’m just not sure that he knows what he’s getting himself into just yet. You can read more about Jamie and his works at his blog http://jamieheppner.blogspot.com/ and FaceBook page http://www.facebook.com/JamieHeppner.

A big thank you to all of the judges!


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Grand Opening & a Contest!

OK, here we go…

I guess this is the official opening of my new, redesigned website.

Yes, I still dislike the banners above, so the very first order of business is to have a contest for visitors to design a banner for my site.

Yeah, I’m giving away some coin in the form of StrandBucks.

What the hell is a StrandBuck, you ask? Well, read on…

A StrandBuck is a credit to buy things at BookStrand…books, to be specific. You use StrandBucks just like real bucks. One StrandBuck is worth $1.00 on your purchase. And you can buy any book you like on the BookStrand site. Easy as pie.

For all the details, see the Contests – Current page over there on the left-hand side of this page.

Oh, one thing…the contest does not start until January 9, 2012. Don’t go sending in your entries too soon!

Keep Loving!



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