You may recall that the North West Libraries and the Romantic Novelists Association have been running the Pure Passion event, where readers have been able to vote for the best romantic read published in the past ten years. Last week we had our Finale when the winner was announced - Christina Jones, writer of fantastic romantic comedies, topped the poll with her book Love Potions. The joint runners up were Elizabeth Chadwick's The Scarlet Lion (a historical, hooray!!!) and Linda Gillard's Emotional Geology. Well done to all of them, and there are pictures from the event on my website at www.melindahammond.com if anyone wants to take a peak. It just shows that sometimes writers do get away from their desks and party!