The Sarran Plague by AC Katt is a Finalist
AC Katt is proud to announce that The Sarran Plague is a Finalist in three categories of the 2009 New Mexico Book Awards. The 3 categories are Gay/Lesbian (GLBT) Book — sponsored by NM Book Co-op, Novel - romance — sponsored by the Land of Enchantment Romance Authors, and the Science Fiction & Fantasy — sponsored by PageOne Books. AC Katt is honored to have made it this far and will definitely keep you posted as the votes are tallied.
A little about the 2009 New Mexico Book Awards.
This is the third year that these awards have taken place and some of the prestigious sponsors are Underwritten by Albuquerque The Magazine, Borders, Sunbelt Shows/Fiery Foods, Printer's Press, LPD Press & Rio Grande Books, New Mexico Book Co-op, and New Mexico Humanities Council, the New Mexico Book Awards are sponsored by Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System and the Friends of the Albuquerque Public Library, Albuquerque The Magazine, Borders, Cygnet Press, Land of Enchantment Romance Authors, New Mexico Book Association, New Mexico Coalition for Literacy, New Mexico Humanities Council, New Mexico Poetry Tangent, New Mexico State Library, PageOne Books, Pen New Mexico, Portales Public Library, Printer's Press, ReadingNewMexico.com, ReadWest, Rio Rancho Public Library, Santa Fe Public Library, SouthWest Writers, Sunbelt Shows/Fiery Foods, WalMart at Zuni, and WordHarvest Writers Workshop.
You can find the website at http://nmbookcoop.com and the winners will be announced a banquet on Friday, November 20, 2009, at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Albuquerque.
A note from the Book Awards Co-op
We had almost 300 entries in thirty-three categories. The competition in each category was extremely stiff. We had about 75 judges who volunteered to review all the books. Every book was judged by at least 3 people; some books in big categories had as many as nine judges. The judges reviewed all the books. And from that 115 Finalists were selected.
You can find out more about AC Katt at http://ackatt.com
Excerpt from The Sarran Plague
"Thirsty," she whispered. Then a strong, gentle hand lifted Anya's head. She nuzzled closer, breathing deeply of fresh linen, vanilla and man, definitely man.
"Drink, Pa Mici, drink," a deep basso voice rumbled.
Anya's eye caught a snapshot of dark blue eyes, tousled midnight black hair. A thin white scar traced along the outline of a square jaw. Her vision was fuzzy around the edges. The hair on his muscled arm tickled across her back. His palm cupped the nape of her neck supporting her head. The thumb stroked downward. She trembled, leaning into the light caress.
The thick fingers of his other hand curved around a filigreed silver tumbler with maroon and gold swirls.
"Please, thirsty," Anya mumbled as her lips pursed round the proffered straw.
"Careful, Pa Mici, lips that shape beg a kiss," the deep voice rumbled.
The juice flowed through her mouth and down her throat easing the dryness. Voices in her mind, one was here, the basso, the other a baritone was close by. The vibrations sang sweet music to her sex. Anya's skin flushed rose. She reached up and traced a finger along the thin scar.
"Your skin is exquisite, Pa Mici. Do you feel us yet? "His soft mobile lips swept light kisses across her cheek and nibbled at the corner of her mouth.
"Name…" she insisted sticking out her lower lip, her mouth in moue.
"Jonal, rest now," the voice soothed.
"Tis such a good dream," Anya whispered as she grabbed his arm. "Please, don't make me wake up."
You can buy your copy of The Sarran Plague at http://www.eternalpress.ca/thesarranplague.html