The First Line Contest Results!!!

October 9, 2006 | Karin's Blog | 16 comments

drum roll please…
And the winner of the First Line Contest is…
Tracey’s, NIGHT’S COLD KISS!!! Yay!!! Throwing confetti!

Here are the placings:

1. Night’s Cold Kiss, Tracey
2. Yesterday’s Child, Theresa
3. Dark Justice , Poppy
4. Lie No More, Sharon
5. Smoke and Mirrors, Raine
6. Dreaming of Nick, LaDonna

Lauren and Megan (McKeever also acquiring) were very impressed with the entries. I’ve emailed them asking if they are interested in seeing more of any of the entries. I’ll let you know when I hear. Congrats again, Tracey, and to all of you. These entries were all great.





  1. Edie Ramer

    Congratulations, Tracey!!! Congratulations to all of you. Now I’m going to go back to the Contests entries and see which one it was, lol.

  2. Poppy

    Congrats, Tracey! Good luck with Megan!

  3. Tracey


    I can’t believe it ““ I would like to thank….

    Mock acceptance speech aside – This is absolutely fabulous and I am still picking myself off the floor.
    Of course the first person I want to thank is Karin for such a fantastic contest. Thank you for taking time out and giving us a chance. And ““ to all the other contestants ““ so many talented entries. I am honestly gob smacked that I got through the competition let alone came first place. And I want to acknowledge my husband David ““ who gives me the space and support for me to write.

    It has been an exciting and nail biting time ““ truly fantastic. Now I am going to do some more running around shouting OMG OMG OMG

  4. Tracey

    OOOHHHHH I forgot to thank the Judges for their time. So thanks to the Judges who judged the rounds and very big thanks to Lauren and Megan for taking to judge the final round.

  5. Elisabeth

    Congrats Tracey and all the finalists! What wonderful news!

  6. Karin

    Congrats again, Tracey.

  7. LaDonna

    Congrats, Tracey! Wonderful news, girlfriend! May you make a sale, and get offered a 3-book contract, and… well you get the picture. This could lead to all of this and more!

  8. Tracey

    Thanks every-one for the congrats – I am back to thinking straight and brain funtioning again.

    I would like to say big congrats to all the other finalists – Theresa, Poppy, Sharon, Raine and LaDonna – The inaugural Karin’s girls. You all did very well girls.

  9. raine

    Congratulations, Tracey! 🙂
    And thanks for the contest, Karin. It was a blast!

  10. Heather W

    There were six finalists? I thought there were to be only five. It’s been a while so I might be confused. (Happens a lot. 🙂


  11. Karin

    Yep there was supposed to be five, but then there were six. My spam filter (of a new addy, which still eats legit mail) ate one of the finalists’ submissions. It looked as if she hadn’t gotten her 10 pages to me in time, so I took the next entrant and gave her the opportunity. I was contacted by the original finalist that she had indeed sent her pages. I went searching and there it was. I explained to Lauren what had happened and asked if she would look at six. Graciously she said, “Of course!”

  12. Heather W

    Oh, those spam filters. I have such trouble with mine too!

    I feel bad I forgot to say… Congrats Tracey!


  13. Cece

    Congratulations everyone!!!!! 🙂

    Hey can Tracey repost her line so we know which one it was?

  14. Tracey

    Cece – My lines were

    The alley stretched ahead, dark and ominous…yet Antoinette moved forward, one deliberate step after another. Perspiration beading on her upper lip, she ran a hand across her face to wipe it away before the saltiness slipped unwelcome to the corners of her mouth.

    Damn this heat.

    Sweat trickled down her back, robbing her of more precious moisture and she tugged the damp t-shirt away from her sticky skin. “Found it yet?” Nici’s voice buzzed through the comms headset attached to her ear.

    “No,” she whispered.

    “Intel just in has him entering a nightclub on the other side of town about twenty minutes ago,” Nici said.

    After following his trail across three states, she’d hate to lose it now.

    “We’re running out of time,” she said looking up at the dark starless sky, or at least the strip of it she could see between the impoverished Liberty City buildings.

  15. Jake

    Congratulations to everyone! And to Tracey – it must be exciting being asked for the full ms.

    Karin Tabke – Super Agent to the Stars!

  16. Cece

    Awesome! Tracey my old brain thanks you 😉

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