Obviously the cold snap has slowed my thought processes.
Last year, when I was celebrating being shortlisted for the RNA Romance Prize with Breakfast at Giovanni's, I ran a competition offering a copy of the book. So I'm going to do the same thing this year.
My heroine, Lissy, has a dog. Although Saffy's a yellow Labrador rather than an English Springer Spaniel, she was inspired by something I often see Byron doing (he has a habit of raiding the children's bedrooms and stealing something in particular - which I've mentioned in previous posts when I nicknamed him Kleptodog).
If you want to be in with a chance to win a copy of Sold to the Highest Bidder, simply answer a question: when Jack meets Alicia, what is the dog carrying?
(Give you another clue: this also inspired my heroine's name. Because Alicia sounds very like Aloysius, yes?)
(And if you're really stuck, click on the link and read the excerpt!)
Post your answer in the comments. I'll leave this open until the weekend, to give everyone in various time zones a decent chance, and my daughter will pick the winner's name out of a hat on Sunday evening, UK time.