So, there's an awesome new site debuting in October, and as an official sponsor (well, the Christian Review of Books is), I feel the need to let y'all know about it. Cuz it is cool.
Clash of the Titles (www.ClashoftheTitles.com) is a place "Where authors battle and readers judge." Here's the setup. Two published authors submit excerpts from their books in a certain theme (best kiss, smoothest conversion scene, best nature description, etc.). The two selections are published--but the readers don't know who the authors are. Readers vote based solely on which snippet they think best captures the theme.
Mid-week, the results are tallied and the winners are announced, along with the knowledge of who wrote what. The authors and their books are promoted, and readers get a chance to win a signed book--and meet some new authors they now know they'll love!
I adore this idea and have already submitted something--though mum's the word on what or when. ;-)
Readers, writers--you have GOT to check this site out! It's going to be a ton of fun. How often do you get to do a blind taste-test when it comes to books??
Hop on over to get a feel for things, and when it goes live in a month, visit weekly to vote for The Worthiest!