All you Musketeer fans, time to root for my book to advance to Round One of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Blood, Love & Steel is a contender. The closing date for submitting a manuscript was yesterday. My book is among those competing in the Romance genre. I'll let you know around Valentine's Day if my "pitch" caught the judges' imaginations. If so, it'll be time for champagne. And Round Two. By the way, no fretting if the novel is passed over. The competition is open to 10,000. Slightly better than lottery odds.