24 Responses to “Golden Heart Critique Giveaway”

  1. Nancy Naigle October 26, 2009 at 1:21 PM #

    Genre: Single Title
    Riley Randals pulled her black Corvette into her driveway, then stopped singing mid-chorus and pushed her sunglasses to the top of her head.

  2. Nancy Naigle October 26, 2009 at 1:23 PM #

    Genre: YA
    Ronnie silenced the chirping phone on his hip without bothering to check to see who it was.

  3. Sandy Williams October 26, 2009 at 3:31 PM #

    Genre: Paranormal romance

    My skin tingles a moment before a slash of white light flashes at the front of the lecture hall.

  4. Erica O'Rourke October 26, 2009 at 5:31 PM #

    Genre: YA

    I woke up to the smell of Lysol and the end of the world.

  5. Ember October 26, 2009 at 6:42 PM #

    Genre : Young Adult

    Being afraid all the time sucks.

    (That was incredibly nice of someone to pay for a crit for someone else. Whoever the anon benefactor is – many, many thanks for your generosity. )

  6. Ally Cowee October 27, 2009 at 12:28 AM #

    When I walk into the bungalow forty-five minutes late, Mom’s not singing or dancing or trying on new costumes.


  7. Denny S. Bryce October 27, 2009 at 8:32 AM #

    Genre: Urban Fantasy w/Strong Romantic Elements

    Casey Jackson hated sex dreams. The tossing and turning, writhing and moaning, the all-knowing black hands touching every inch of her body made her crazy.

  8. suzanne lazear October 27, 2009 at 8:37 AM #

    genre: steampunk YA

    Whatever happened, she could not allow them to catch her and not a single drop of her blood could spill upon the ground.

    (thank you for doing this and thank you to the generous donor)

  9. suzanne lazear October 27, 2009 at 8:42 AM #

    genre: steampunk paranormal

    My skirts rustled and I shifted my weight as I continued to keep watch on the silent street below with not even a gargoyle to talk to.

  10. Kathy Fawcett October 27, 2009 at 10:34 AM #

    Genre: Paranormal Romance (Futuristic)

    “Dawson,” the dispatcher’s voice crackled through the car radio, “the fire jumped the line.”

  11. Jennifer Faye October 27, 2009 at 2:42 PM #

    Genre: Series Cont

    Catching a whiff of smoke, Amanda Morgan’s nose wrinkled.

  12. Brandi Hall October 27, 2009 at 7:21 PM #

    Genre: upper YA urban fantasy

    A turbulent storm raged as the rain whipped through the air with a vengeance, but the ominous feeling in the pit of my stomach warned of something more frightening than just the weather.

    * Thank you (both) so much for doing this :o)

  13. Laurel Wanrow October 27, 2009 at 8:02 PM #

    Genre: YA
    Fern plucked the thermometer from her mother’s lips and sagged back on her heels beside the couch.

    Thank you so much for this offer!

  14. Laurel Wanrow October 27, 2009 at 8:06 PM #

    Genre: Paranormal ( Futuristic Fantasy)
    “Quin, my boy, that was a mistake.”

    Again, thank, you.

  15. Martha W October 27, 2009 at 9:33 PM #

    Genre: Paranormal Romance

    Here our line in its finest hour; Will meet darkness in all his power.

  16. Martha W October 27, 2009 at 9:34 PM #

    My fingers were too fast on the submit button – I also meant to say thank you to whomever donated the fee, for the opportunity and the gesture. Even if I don’t win this particular contest, I think I will ‘pay it forward’ anyway. What a great way to make someone’s day.

  17. Ami Weaver October 28, 2009 at 11:19 AM #

    Genre: Series Contemporary

    The stick was pink.

    Thank you (both of you) for this opportunity!

  18. Cate Hart October 29, 2009 at 9:13 AM #

    Genre : YA Paranormal

    All around the small, dingy office I stepped into, stacks of loose papers, file folders, and pamphlets threatened to topple to the floor.

    Thanks for the opportunity Angela and anonymous donator. And Good Luck to all the entrants, both here and in the GH.

  19. Cynthia Justlin October 29, 2009 at 1:53 PM #

    Genre: Dark thriller with romantic elements

    I stopped caring 368 scratch marks ago, but something compels me to keep track of the days.

    Thanks so much–to both you and the generous donor!

  20. Kathy Sullivan October 29, 2009 at 2:49 PM #

    Genre: Romantic Suspense

    I should have locked the door.

    (What a kind and thoughtful gesture on the anon. donor’s part and your willingness to share your expertise.)

  21. Rosalind Stone October 29, 2009 at 9:15 PM #

    Genre: YA (with hint of magical realism)

    My eyes weld shut and I drop down beside her huddled body.

    Angela and Donor – thank you both for this opportunity.
    Also, good luck to all entering GH!

  22. Jennieke C October 30, 2009 at 2:35 AM #

    Genre: Historical YA

    Had Victoria Aston known when she awoke that in a few short hours she would be crouching behind the prickliest bramble bush in Hampshire, mud-splattered and tear-stained, she might have decided to sleep through breakfast.

    (Thanks so much to both of you for this opportunity!)

  23. Tereasa Bellew October 30, 2009 at 6:02 AM #

    genre- romantic suspense

    The squeaky wheels rolling along the cement floor told Carl it was almost noon.

    *Thanks so much!

  24. Rosalind Stone October 30, 2009 at 6:16 PM #

    If I can somehow finagle it, I’d like to enter two manuscipts for GH. The following is from my other GH project:

    Genre: YA (Contemporary Fantasy)

    Change, like moving water, was a good thing – she had heard that all her life.

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