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The Joan Hessayon Award 2010

American author Joan Hessayon was  a long time member of the RNA (Romantic Novelists Association) and a great supporter of the New Writers’ Scheme.

The Joan Hessayon Award is given yearly, to a new writer, whose first published work has been through the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme.

The award is sponsored by Joan Hessayon’s husband, Dr. David Hessayon, in memory of his late wife.

The RNA is a professional writing association and aims to encourage new talent in the writing of romantic novels. These novels can be contemporary or historical, so long as they reflect all aspects of love and life.

The Joan Hessayon Award for 2010, was given to debut novelist Lucy King, for her novel ‘Bought: Damsel In Distress’


Bought: Damsel In Distress, Lucy King, Joan Hessayon Award
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Billionaire’s bid.
Luke Harrison is always in control. But ever since he bid for the chance to save a green-bikinied beauty he’s felt his self-possession slipping away.

Blind date.
Independent Emily does not want rescuing – until Luke, a smouldering knight in shining armour, swoops in on his private jet and starts to change her mind!

Secret baby?
Neither is prepared for the heat between them as Emily unbuttons her steely-eyed billionaire, or for when their no-strings fling leads to pleasure beyond their imagining.

About The Author:
Lucy King hails from London originally, has a degree in languages and has had a varied mix of jobs. Her passion has always been for losing herself in the world of Mills & Boon romance books and when she discovered that she was able to write her own stories, she felt that she had found the perfect job. Her inspiration now comes from her beach life in Southern Spain, where she, her husband and new baby, have made their home.

Check out Lucy’s latest book ‘Propositioned By The Billionaire’

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