Want to win an e-reader? Ever thought of writing a romance novel?

Romance novel competition

Now’s your chance to get started! To celebrate our new Mills & Boon collections, Wellington City Libraries is running a great new competition.

We’re looking for the best paragraph for a Mills and Boon romance which describes the first time the guy meets the girl (or the girl meets the guy).

The prize will be a basket of goodies including an e-reader  – the lucky winner will be able to download romances from our eLibrary, and pursue that wonderful pleasure of reading a steamy romance without anyone else knowing!

There are a few conditions for entering the competition:

  1. Paragraphs should be no more than 120 words
  2. Contestants must be over the age of 18 years
  3. Contestants must be current members of Wellington City Libraries
  4. Only one entry from each library card holder will be accepted
  5. Contestants accept that their entries may be posted online by Wellington City Libraries
  6. Wellington City Libraries and their families are not permitted to enter
  7. Prize-winners give their permission to Wellington City Libraries to display photos and/or publish names of winners
  8. The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

So get out that laptop, or sharpen your pencil, and get writing!

When you’ve polished off your romance novel paragraph, just complete this entry form.  Alternatively, you can drop your entry off at any library branch, or post it to Wellington City Libraries,  P.O Box 1992, Wellington 614o (attention: Libraries Admin Team).

We’re accepting entries until 5pm on 27 June 2011.

mills and boon competition

At last – Mills and Boon romances are here!

Syndetics book coverWinter is coming, so what can you do to cheer yourself up on a dreary, dark evening, or on a weekend with a roaring southerly outside? Why not take yourself out of your everyday life and banish those winter blues and treat yourself to a delicious, steamy romance to read!
Inside the pages of a Mills and Boon romance, you can meet princes, sheiks, Italian counts and Greek millionaires – not to mention architects, surgeons and doctors (and some of them are the heroines!). You can visit exotic locations in Europe, the Middle East and Australia and you can travel back in time to Regency England and encounter aristocratic rakes and feisty heroines.

Come on down to a Mills and Boon library nearest to you – Mills and Boon romances are waiting for you to borrow them from the Central, Tawa, Karori, Newtown, Miramar libraries. If you don’t normally visit these particular libraries, you can reserve your Mills and Boon romances and arrange to pick them up at your own library.

But if you’ve gone digital, you don’t even have to go to the library – romance has gone digital too! Download a guilty pleasure or five on to your PC, Mac, smartphone or e-reader by visiting www.wcl.govt.nz/elibrary and click on the OverDrive link to get started.