Ruby Blog-o-versary!!!

Can you believe it… we’re three years old today!

That’s right, The Rubies have been your companions on the yellow brick road to publication for three years! We’ve dodged flying monkeys, faced down the wicked witch, cowered in the face of the Wiz (to find out he wasn’t so scary after all), and finally, been blessed by the good witch, who taught us that inside each and every one of us lurks enough heart, brains and courage to persevere in the tough world of publishing.

And because we at the Sisterhood believe that ALL accomplishments, no matter how small, should be rewarded, we’re in the mood to celebrate three years of successful blogging by rewarding all of our loyal followers who have brought so much to our blog.

But before we get to the most excellent list of prizes you can win this year, I’d like to make a short public service announcement about our third annual MAKE IT GOLDEN CONTEST coming up on MONDAY, September 24th. If you’re planning on entering the 2013 Golden Heart contest, this is the perfect opportunity to test your opening and have a chance at winning your Golden Heart entry fee! Full details here.

Over the course of our three years of blogging, we’ve had 991 posts and over 45,000 comments! Yes, we are in the mood to party!

And now, for the best part of the day — *drumroll please* — today’s birthday PRIZE LIST

  • – An e-copy of HIS WITNESS TO EVIL and SEIZED BY DARKNESS by Autumn Jordon
  • – A Mindhunters “pack”: E-copies of ONLY FEAR AND AVENGING ANGEL by Anne Marie Becker
  • – Signed print copy of LILY IN WONDERLAND by Kelly Fitzpatrick (US Only)
  • – E-copy of DODGING CUPID, THIS SIDE OF DEAD and PDF copy of PLEASANT LAKE PD by Kelly Fitzpatrick
  • – Critique of First Chapter (up to 20 pages) by Liz Talley
  • – Winner’s choice of one of Laurie Kellogg’s books in their preferred format (e-copy or paperback)
  • – $25 Amazon GC donated by June Love
  • – Complete autographed set of Last Chance books by Hope Ramsay
  • – Critique of first 25 pages of Single Title Contemporary by Hope Ramsay
  • – E-copy of A KISS IN THE WIND and SIREN’S SONG by Jennifer Bray-Weber (If winner chooses, they may substitute a Captain Morgan Fleece throw — US only — for the ebooks)
  • – Signed, Hardcover set of Charley Davidson books by Darynda Jones
  • – Autographed duo of TASTE ME and CHASE ME by Tamara Hogan
  • – $20 Barnes and Noble GC donated by Kate Parker
  • – Beautiful Ruby Slipper Ring Holder donated by Gwynlyn Mackenzie







  • – Complete set of the Dragonfly Chronicles (print) by Heather McCollum
  • – Hardcover of THE PURSUIT OF PLEASURE and trade paperback of THE DANGER OF DESIRE by Elizabeth Essex
  • – A $25 Barnes and Noble GC and a copy of COME FLY WITH ME (11/6 release) by Addison Fox
  • – $10 Amazon GC and a copy of THE MAN WHO WOULDN’T MARRY by Tina Beckett
  • – Autographed copy of THE OTHER SOLDIER (Harlequin Superromance) by Kathy Altman (donated by Ruby Sally Eggert)
  • – Hardcover of WELCOME CALLER, THIS IS CHLOE by Shelley Coriell
  • – An ARC of CAUGHT ON CAMERA, Kim Law’s Montlake Romance debut
  • – E-copy of EDGE OF LIGHT by Cynthia Justlin
  • – Boxed Set (e-copy) of HER OWN BEST ENEMY and INTRUSION (Books 1 and 2 in The Remnants Series) by Cynthia Justlin
  • – $20 Amazon GC and an e-copy of THOROUGHBREDS AND TRAILER TRASH by Bev Pettersen
  • – E-copy of UNDER FIRE and UNDER FIRE: THE ADMIRAL by Rita Henuber
  • – Critique of First 25 pages (any genre) by Shea Berkley
  • – Autographed paperback of THE MARKED SON by Shea Berkley
  • – Autographed paperback of CODENAME: DANCER by Amanda Brice (US Only)
  • – E-book boxed set of CODENAME: DANCER and POINTE OF NO RETURN by Amanda Brice
  • – $10 Amazon GC and e-copy of HOLIDAY OP by Lia DeAngelo
  • – E-copy of SUPERLOVIN, SUPERBAD and SPINNING GOLD by Vivi Andrews
  • – $10 Amazon GC and e-copy of URL LOVE by Vanessa Barneveld

We’re going to make it really easy on you this year! Leave us a comment — just say hi, introduce yourself, tell us what you can’t wait to read, what you love about the Rubies…ANYTHING! We love to chat with all of you! — and you’ll be entered into the drawing for these amazing prizes!

175 responses to “Ruby Blog-o-versary!!!”

  1. Krista Hall says:

    I love the selection of ruby slippers! The new design looks fab! Congrats on your 3-year anniversary and thanks for all you do to pay it forward.

  2. Heidi Luchterhand says:

    Happy Blog-o-versary, Rubies!!! Thank you for providing fabulous information as well as priceless inspiration. You’re the best!

  3. Congratulations, Rubies! I’ve been out of the loop for most of the last month (day job + travel), but I’ve missed you and hope to catch up someday. Looking forward to the Make It Golden contest — always fun. Here’s to many more blogoversaries for you all.

  4. Tammy Baumann says:

    Congrats Rubies!!

    Love the new web page, Liz!!

  5. Donya Pedigo says:

    I love the rubies! I also love the new design!
    I can’t wait to read Defiance by C.J. Redwine.
    Thanks for another great year, and all the knowledge that it has held! [I can’t wait to see what comes next~

  6. Kelly Anderson says:

    I entered a Ruby contest last year and it was so much fun! Happy Anniversay ladies!

  7. Brenda Hyde says:

    Happy Blog-o-verysary! I love you gals, but I have a softspot for Vivi and can’t wait for her next story. She always makes me laugh, and sometimes cry:)

    I’m a huge paranormal romance fan, but I have branched out to so many other genres in the last couple years. I’m a home and garden writer– freelance– maybe some day I’ll write a story about a gardener who’s a shifter:) LOL

  8. Na S. says:

    Congratulations! I wish you all another year of great blogging! Time does seem to fly when you’re having fun and learning.

    I like that I can expect interesting posts here all the time from the rubies!!

  9. Ginger Ring says:

    Love the blogs, shoes, and will be entering your contest tomorrow. Thanks for all you do!

  10. Elise Hayes says:

    Man, I missed the party! But it was fun to read through the day’s celebrations and all the notes from readers, new and old.

    Happy (belated) Birthday, Rubies!


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