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Giveaway: SHADOW ON THE CROWN by Patricia Bracewell

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on December 31, 2013
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Thanks to Meredith Burks of Viking and Penguin Books, I am giving away one copy of Shadow On the Crown.

Book Description: 

In the year 1002 A.D., 15-year-old Emma, the daughter of a powerful Norman Duke, crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older Æthelred, King of England. The marriage is part of an alliance forged to keep the Danish king, Swein Forkbeard, from raiding the defenseless English shore villages. But Emma finds herself at once Queen of England and trapped in a loveless marriage.
Alone in England, Emma—clever and adventurous—is a virtual prisoner, friendless and widely distrusted by her new court. Prime amongst her enemies is Lady Elgiva, the ravishing daughter of Ælfhelm, ealdorman of Northumbria and chief among his king’s supporters. Elgiva, prophesied to one day be queen, will stop at nothing to see her rival dethroned. At the same time, Emma finds herself harboring a dangerous secret: a growing affection for a man who is not her husband.
About Patricia Bracewell:

Photo credit Christine Krieg

PATRICIA BRACEWELL grew up in California where she taught literature and composition before embarking upon her writing career. She has always been fascinated by English history and holds an MA in English literature.  Her historical research has taken her to Britain , France and Denmark . She has two grown sons and lives with her husband in Oakland , California.
This giveaway is open to the U.S. only and ends on January 14, 2014.  Please use Rafflecopter to enter.

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Giveaway: WHILE WE WERE WATCHING DOWNTON ABBEY by Wendy Wax

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on December 24, 2013
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Thanks to Kayleigh Clark of Berkley/NAL, Penguin Group (USA), I am giving away one copy of While We Were Watching Downton Abbey.

Book Description:

When the concierge of The Alexander, a historic Atlanta apartment building, invites his fellow residents to join him for weekly screenings ofDownton Abbey, four very different people find themselves connecting with the addictive drama, and—even more unexpectedly—with each other…

Samantha Davis married young and for the wrong reason: the security of old Atlanta money—for herself and for her orphaned brother and sister. She never expected her marriage to be complicated by love and compromised by a shattering family betrayal.

Claire Walker is now an empty nester and struggling author who left her home in the suburbs for the old world charm of The Alexander, and for a new and productive life. But she soon wonders if clinging to old dreams can be more destructive than having no dreams at all.

And then there’s Brooke MacKenzie, a woman in constant battle with her faithless ex-husband. She’s just starting to realize that it’s time to take a deep breath and come to terms with the fact that her life is not the fairy tale she thought it would be.

For Samantha, Claire, Brooke—and Edward, who arranges the weekly gatherings—it will be a season of surprises as they forge a bond that will sustain them through some of life’s hardest moments—all of it reflected in the unfolding drama, comedy, and convergent lives of Downton Abbey. 


This is Wax’s most successful book to date, it has gone back to press for seven trade paperback printings, was recently published in the U.K. by Orion, has just been nominated for eBook of the Year by the UK e-retailer Sainsbury, and is now published for the first time in a mass market paperback edition (Jove/12-31-13/$7.99).


About Wendy Wax:

Award-winning author Wendy Wax’s work, including While We Were Watching Downton AbbeyOcean Beach and Ten Beach Road, has been highly praised. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says she “writes with breezy wit and keen insight into family relations.” Her novels have been featured in national publications such as USA TodayLadies’ Home Journal and Woman’s World, and on the prominent book sites On A Clear Day You Can Read Forever, Luxury Reading, Night Owl Reviews, Fresh Fiction and many others. In 2011 she was honored by the City of St. Pete Beach, Florida, where she was born and raised, when the City Commission declared May 12 “Wendy Wax Day.”

Her nine novels and one novella also include Ten Beach RoadOcean BeachMagnolia Wednesdays, and The Accidental Bestseller. Her work has been sold to publishers in fifteen countries and her novel, Hostile Makeover, was excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine.

Wendy is currently at work on her next book, The House on Mermaid Point, on sale in July, 2014. It reintroduces the characters from Ten Beach Road (St. Pete Beach) and Ocean Beach (South Beach), and sets them loose in the Florida Keys. Her first e-original, Christmas at the Beach, a holiday novella that also reunites those protagonists has just been published. 

When not writing, she spends her time visiting with readers and signing books at While We Were Watching Downton Abbey parties, continuing to avoid spoilers about Season 4, which has already aired in the U.K, speaking to writer’s groups and book clubs, enjoying time with her family, and devouring books. She has lived in Atlanta for sixteen years.

This giveaway is open to the U.S. only and ends on January 7, 2014.  Please use Rafflecopter to enter.

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Giveaway Winners Galore

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on December 23, 2013
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Thanks so much to all the authors, publishers, and publicists for all of the awesome giveaways! They are so much fun to host and I know my readers appreciate them!!
Thanks to everyone who entered the following giveaways! Winners, please reply to the email I sent you today within 48 hours to claim your books. After 2 days you will be disqualified and a new winner will be picked. Rafflecopter picks all winners using Random.org. 


The Theory of Opposites by Allison Winn Scotch

The winners are: Tiffany, Linda K., and Carl

The winner is: BK

There Are No Sad Dogs in Heaven by Sonya Fitzpatrick

The winner is: Sharon B.

The winners are: Carl and Sheila

The winner is: Patricia

THE ARIADNE OBJECTIVE by Wes Davis

The winner is: Lisette

Daughter of Sherwood by Laura Strickland

The winner is:  Ikkinala

The winner is: Patricia

Congratulations everyone!


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