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Electra Editorial Launch & Giveaway

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Hey! VampBard here! 🙂 Jen has been nice enough to let me introduce to you the fabulous team of wordsmiths that have come together to create Electra Editorial Services!  We come from a bit of an eclectic background, but we all have a love for words that unites us in our common goal: to bring affordable, quality editing services to authors. Learn more ABOUT US on our website. Keep reading to learn more about our staff and enter to win some Amazon Gift Cards in celebration of our debut.

About our Staff:

Electra Editorial specializes in the romance genre. Why would a group of editors focus on romance?!?!? Well, here’s our response to the question, What do YOU love most about the romance genre?

Mia Francis: There’s so much that I love about romance. Hunky alphas; strong, spirited heroines; almost impossible odds that the couple has to fight against to bring them to their Happily-Ever-After—all of it is a great setup for a story. My favorite thing about the genre, though, is meeting new characters. I feel the happiest when I’m reading a novel and it feels like a totally new experience because the characters are completely unique and have strong personalities. I love it when I’m reading a story and I can say to myself, “Man, it’s nice to meet these characters. I love them. I’d like to stay with them for a while.”

Paige Prince: What do I love about romance? Wow, that’s such a broad question. And my answer is probably equally so. I love the possibilities in romance. There are so many sub-genres that I could pick up one novel and read about a post-apocalyptic world where vampires are the good guys, or grab another set in Regency-era London following a thief on his quest for revenge only to stumble into love with the daughter of his nemesis.

I love the journey that the author takes you on in each book. I love watching two characters overcome what seems to be insurmountable obstacles to be together. I’m a sucker for a happily-ever-after ending in a world where real life HEAs aren’t all that common. Escaping into a good book takes me to my happy place.

Elise Hepner: My favorite thing about romance novels is their ability to soothe and comfort me on my worst day. They continue to show me that through the power of intense emotions and sometimes scrambled communication, anything is possible. Plus, sometimes it’s just nice to see two snarky people who are completely unsuited for each other find love one hilarious hijinks after another—can you tell what sub-genre of romance I’m partial to yet?

Deelylah Mullin: Mia and Elise took my answers! Really though? When I’m reading romance, I feel that I’m able to totally escape reality for just a little while. It gives my brain the break it needs from running at break-neck pace through all the ‘things’ that are every-day life. I like exploring new authors because they’re an unknown for me. I get to learn their voice, perspective, and characters. One of my favorite things about romance genres, however, is the fact that I’ve not explored every facet, author, or category. It’s still a wild adventure for me every time I load up a new story to my e-reader. I would be the adrenaline junkie of romance readers.

Giveaway:

Thanks for taking the time to get to know us! Be sure to check out our website, hit us up on Twitter, and enter to win an Amazon gift card!  There’s six cards up for grabs: 1- $20, 2-$10, and 3-$5.  You can start your entry off by answering the following question in the comments below:

What do you love most about reading romance?

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If you have problems with the Rafflecopter form, please email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com.

The fine print:

Electra Editorial Service is generously donating a six (6) Amazon Gift Cards of varying values to six (6) lucky commenters. To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter form AND leave a comment at the end of this post answering the question: What do you love most about reading romance? The giveaway ends at midnight on March 15, 2014. Winner(s) chosen at random from all eligible entries. This contest is open internationally, where not prohibited by law. Open to participants, 18 years or older, who are legally allowed to participate in such a contest as allowed by their local laws. All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. By participating in the contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of the contest sponsor. Prize will be delivered by Electra Editorial Service. That’s What I’m Talking About and its owner are not responsible for items lost in the mail. By entering this giveaway, participants agree to abide by these terms.

  • Deelylah Mullin

    Thanks again for being part of our introduction to the fabulous community of romance readers and authors! We’ve also added a Rafflecopter giveaway for a developmental edit by yours truly! Hop on over to the Electra website and the post is to the right on the computer view, and via mobile scroll to the bottom of our main page!

  • Wanda Craighead

    That there is truly hope for a happily ever after. To much of life is spent in turmoil so romance is a nice escape.

  • Angie Dubisher

    I only love reading romance if it has a good story line…actually that goes for any book. It needs to hook me and keep me hooked:)

  • Jess1

    I love the chemistry between characters, being able to live many different experiences through romances, and having a HEA to take me away to a wonderful and hopeful place.

  • Deanna

    How awesome! I’m not a writer, but this is such a great service to offer to those independent writers out there. 😀
    My favorite thing about romance is the feeling I get every time I watch two characters fall in love. We are all saps and it’s fun to see how the characters come to know each other, how they interact and then in the end find their HEA…it just brings a warm feeling to my soul. 😀

  • UnaReads

    I love romance because no matter how impossible the odds, you know somehow, there is hope, that there will be an HEA. I love knowing that even through all the suffering and sacrifice, there is a reward at the end.

  • Theresa

    No matter how much conflict the characters have, they always work it out and have a happily ever after!

  • bn100

    the HEA

  • Pasqualina Tekaucic

    i found it interesting on how some are make you feel your there

  • Natasha D

    The happy endings!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Barbara E.

    What I love about reading romance is that no matter what the characters go through, how many obstacles are in their way, everything will come out right in the end and they will get their happily ever after.

  • Deelylah Mullin

    I love how almost everyone commenting here talked about the ‘Happily Ever After’! I think that’s really important to have in a series. Sometimes I get really antsy waiting for the HEA to arrive in a series that takes several books to get the main characters to the fireworks, sunshine and rainbows 🙂

    Thanks to all who took the time to leave a response and enter the drawing.

  • MaureenE

    I love the feeling of optimism that comes from watching people deal with tough times but finding happiness in the end.

  • Colleen

    I love the larger than life fantasy that romance novels bring. I also enjoy comparing some of the scenarios to things that have happened in my own love life. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Stephanie Fredrick

    I like that it allows you to read about happily ever afters and to live the fantasies of crazy romances. It takes you out of reality and makes you smile and swoon.
    This a wonderful service and I hope everything goes well and successful. Congrats ladies on the endeavor.

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