Saturday, January 18, 2014

The First Ridiculously Easy Contest of 2014

Guess what? It's time for another Ridiculously Easy Contest(tm)!  Yeah, yeah, I know, the title of the post kind of gave it away. Anyway...

Want to win a free book? Of course you do. Who doesn't? In fact, I'm going to let you win two books because that's how I roll. And since I like things simple, we're going to keep this uber-simple. Answer a question, win a book. That's it.

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment with an answer to the poll question. Please leave a name/nickname and an e-mail address as well.

HOW TO WIN: One winner will be selected at random. One will be selected based on the most creative, entertaining, original, or otherwise standout answer to the question.

WINNERS WILL BE DRAWN: February 1, 2014

THE PRIZE: Electronic copies of two (2) titles off my backlist. Your choice! This includes the soon-to-be-rereleased boxed set of the Cover Me trilogy.


If there are at least 15 legitimate, non-anonymous* responses to the question, I will also draw a name for a signed paperback copy of your choice from my print backlist. (And if it's a Witt/Voinov book, I'll take it to the UK with me in February, have Aleks sign it, and mail it to you when I get back)  This portion of the contest is also open to international entries.

(*note on anonymous posts: I don't mind anonymous settings, but there needs to be a name/email address in the text of the comment at least!)


How many roads must a man walk down-- wait, sorry.

Okay, the real question:

If Zeus came back and decreed that for all eternity,
you could only read romances where one of the main characters
worked in a specific profession, what would that profession be?

See? Told you it was easy.

Winners will be selected and posted on February 1st, 2014, and have 72 hours to contact me to claim their prize.

Good luck!


  1. I'm going to cheat and say actor, because then he (or she!) could play other roles.

  2. That was actually quite a difficult question to answer! Hmm, let's see ... I love a good action book where one, or both, of the main characters are assassins. ^_^

    ttkove AT gmail DOT com

  3. LEO

    And if I ever wanted something else, I'd go tell Hera. 'Cause, seriously, fuck Zeus. ;)

  4. Uhhhh...this is difficult. I'll go with police officers, I guess.

    Tattooedtragedy @

  5. Oh, military, for sure! I love my men with guns.

    We're still talking about the military, right?

  6. Tricky. A job requiring physical effort to keep those bodies in good shape, and requiring intelligence because bright men are more interesting. Dry stone walling? - too esoteric, and possibly limited to the British Isles. I'll go for - renovator of old buildings.

  7. Librarian. That partner would have access to all the worlds, and all the stories, and all the ideas all of everything all of the time.

    Of course I am that librarian, which makes my husband a very lucky man :)

  8. Police officers. The great thing is then you get to read about mysteries.

    KimAndPete (at) me (dot) com

  9. An archaeologist on an elite team working for a secret air force project that travels to other planets through a big, glowing lifesaver. Too specific?

    Phoenix olorien56 at gmail dot com

  10. Hmm.. That's a really hard one... Tattoo artist. I'll go with tattoo artist. :-)

  11. Can I just say the medical profession and leave it there? Cause then I get hot doctors and hot nurses and hot EMT's. And as a bonus they hang out with hot firefighters and hot cops... I know this because that's how it was in the EMS Heat series... so if I say that then I could get all of my favorites in one foul swoop..

    And maybe if I was lucky there could be an injured cowboy or two and some injured spies.. then I would be the happiest girl in all of the kingdom.

    1. I just realized I forgot the email address... I was so busy thinking about hot men...

      marit41702 @ Hotmail. com

  12. I'm all about hot men in uniforms--cops!

  13. I would have to say military. Those are always my favorites to read. :)

  14. I have to go with the private eye!

  15. Though I thought about musicians and firemen for a second, I'd go with hockey players. The game, done right, is all about love and not hate. (Watch any two teammates being interviewed, and they will slash themselves onscreen within minutes, guaranteed.) There are so many unexamined scenarios involved in the hockey universe: injured player/trainer and so forth. There's a player type for every taste (rookie=twink! enforcer=bear!), too. I admit I've read very few satisfying hockey stories so far, but maybe Zeus can fix that, too...


  16. ...before you can call him a Love that song :)

    I'm going to have to go with law enforcement (cops, CIA, FBI, DEA, MP...) Thanks for the giveway.

  17. I don't know! The first thing that comes to mind is office worker - or a PA (personal assistant) to the CEO of a corporation. With the CEO as the love interest or course!

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  18. I would say law enforcement, because it can cover various types of agencies and different genres like contemporary, historical, paranormal, SF etc.
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  19. Oh, that actually is easy. One MCs just needs to work in a profession where he/she can meet all other professions. So I was baffled that nobody else before had posted this....of course the oldest profession of the world: prostitute.
    Now...I wonder if I'm the one with the mind in the gutter...


  20. I'll go with military - gives a few options :)

  21. If I have to read about just one MC for eternity, I'd want someone interesting with depth. The mind is more important than the body in the long run. That being said, I'd go for professor/teacher.

  22. OK, going to go with Navy SEALS b/c they 'travel' the world doing good; they have honour and committment to whatever they're sent to do; they have bodies to die for (or so I assume from reading so many books - I've never met a SEAL IRL :) ); and when they fall in love, they do it with everything they have - even the Dominant tendancies which I love!


  23. I'm gonna say a construction worker/carpenter... Because you've got to love a man who knows how to work with his hands. If he had a secret sideline as an author, even better... Because nothing is sexier than brains/imagination to complete that package!...

    Oh, hey, is that cheating giving him two? Lol...

  24. Ooh, that's a really tough one! I really, really love romances about teachers/uni professors, so I guess it would have to be that. But then it would break my heart so hard to never be allowed to read Cut & Run again, so part of me wants to say FBI agents (I'm still allowed Nick and Kelly by association, right?)

    But yeah, overall it would have to be the teaching profession.

    And come to think of it, I could still get my Ty/Zane/Nick/Kelly fix, because I might only be able to READ one kind of book, but no-one said anything about limiting my audiobook listening...

    ~Rietta (heclarke[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

  25. really???? Military man with BDSM tendencies and medical knowledge. hehe

    Bobbie B