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Updated: Winners of Valentine Month Contest - #ShadesofLove



To celebrate the Festival of Love this year I am hosting a fun flash fiction contest along with eight of my author friends. I invite all aspiring romance authors to participate. Here are the details.


Shades of Love Flash Fiction: Nine authors. Nine Prizes to be won!!

All you have to do is write a story based on any of the listed books’ titles and characters. To know more about the books, check out the Amazon links listed below.


1. You can write the story on your Facebook timeline or your own blog and post the link as comment on the Shades of Love facebook event page.  Do mention the book that you have selected as the inspiration for your story.



2. You can send in one entry or multiple entries based on any of the titles.



3. Your story needs to be inspired by the storyline/characters of the book(s) you pick. You can do a spin-off based on the characters. Use your imagination and wow us with a wonderful new scene.

4. You can use the banner for your posts on your blogs and/or Facebook timelines.

5. Maximum word-count: 500 words.

6. Open for India contestants only.

Contest Starts: 14th Feb 2018

Contest Ends: 28th Feb 2018

Prizes to be won: Amazon vouchers worth Rs 2250/- to be won.

There will be 9 winners and each author will pick one winner. Rs 250 voucher
for each winner.

And don’t forget to check the Facebook event page for updates from the authors about their books & characters, inspiration quotes and more…


Happy Writing! And look forward to reading your entries!!


Amazon Links to Books:



Adite Banerjie's Destiny Girl

Reet Singh's The Cure was Love

Preethi Venugopala's A Royal Affair

 Devika Fernando's Tantalising Temptations

Sudesna Ghosh's My Singapore Fling









Esha Pandey's I Will Meet You There

Ruchi Singh's Jugnu

  Saiswaroopa Iyer's Avishi

 Paromita Goswami's The Santa's Gift 









Thanks to all who participated. It was fun to read your take on the characters/storylines that we authors created. And now.... HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!!! 












 

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