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Giveaway: A Dream of Daring by Gen LaGreca

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on March 28, 2013
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Thanks to Ruth of Winged Victory Press, I am giving away 10 eBook (Kindle) copies of A Dream of Daring.


Book Description:


A novel of mystery, romance, and antebellum history


When a visionary inventor threatens the entrenched powers of the Old South, the result is murder. Protagonist Tom Edmunton, the science-minded son of a Louisiana planter, designs a prototype tractor in 1859. He foresees an age of mechanized farming that will replace the slave system. But his big ideas about uprooting their world rile the town’s planters. As Tom hears the call of the new age, he also feels the pull of two women, one at the top of society’s ladder and the other at the bottom. Rachel, a senator’s daughter, loves him, but will she take his side when the town rebukes him? Solo, a feisty mulatto slave, despises him, along with all men from the race that binds her. Rachel is free, but is her spirit chained? Solo is chained, but is her spirit free?


Tensions between Tom and the planters mount, and his invention is stolen. Then a shocking murder sets into motion inextricably linked events and revelations that will change life as they know it for Tom, Rachel, and Solo. Set at a crossroads of history, with an old epoch tumbling and the modern age gaining ground, this novel explores the power struggles and clashing visions for the future of the people caught in the turmoil. This carefully researched story of the growing conflicts in the period leading up to the Civil War is also a tribute to the Emancipation Proclamation in its 150th anniversary year and to the timeless call of freedom that sounds in every person’s heart.


A Dream of Daring is published by Chicago-based Winged Victory Press, publishing stories of unusual people doing unusual things, stories that serve as an inspiration to us. Publication date: January 2013.


Praise for A Dream of Daring:


“Old ways do not fade into the night quietly. A Dream of Daring is a novel set on the dawn of the industrial revolution. Tom Edmunton builds a proto-tractor, and tries to bring a world of change about Louisiana with his invention. But the whiplash is hard, as a loved one is killed, and his invention is stolen. [As Tom is] faced with a crossroads and the charms of multiple women, A Dream of Daring is an enticing blend of mystery and romance, much recommended reading.”

Midwest Book Review


“Throughout the narrative, LaGreca masterfully creates metaphors to explore her key themes. . . . A Dream of Daring is suspenseful. The crime at the center of the narrative will keep the reader guessing until the final revelation. . . . LaGreca’s exploration of how people respond to, and sometimes reject, change and progress is relevant for all generations.”

ForeWord Reviews


“In 1859, Louisiana posed various challenges to its citizens, no matter their color, in LaGreca’s thought-provoking second novel (after Noble Vision, 2005), a murder mystery set during a tumultuous period in American history. . . . [This tale] should attract readers interested in historical fiction set in the antebellum South.”

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About Gen LaGreca:


Genevieve (Gen) LaGreca is a Chicago novelist who writes stories with imaginative plots, strong romance, and heroic themes.


Prior to writing A Dream of Daring, Gen penned the award-winning breakthrough novel, Noble Vision (2005), which was a finalist in mainstream fiction in the Writer’s Digest International Book Awards and in the ForeWord magazine Book of the Year Awards, two of the most prestigious contests in independent publishing. The novel also won a Midwest Book Award and placed second in the Illinois Women’s Press Association Fiction Contest.


Noble Vision garnered praise from magazine magnate Steve Forbes, the late Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, syndicated columnist Walter Williams, and other notable persons.


Gen holds a master’s degree in philosophy from Columbia University. Aside from fiction, she also writes social commentary. Her articles have appeared in Forbes, The Orange County Register, The Gainesville Sun, The Daily Caller, Real Clear Markets, and other publications.


For more information, see www.wingedvictorypress.com.


This giveaway is open worldwide to anyone who can read Kindle books.  It ends on April 11, 2013.  Please use Rafflecopter to enter.

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Giveaway: Swimming at Night by Lucy Clarke

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on March 27, 2013
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Thanks to Jessica Roth of Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster, Inc., I am giving away one copy of Swimming at Night.


Book Description:


A starred LIBRARY JOURNAL review: “In the same vein as Rosamund Lupton’s Sister, Clarke takes the reader on an exciting and mysterious trail. . . . [She] does a nice job of creating characters who make us care about them and situations that are exciting and believable. A great read for fans of smart contemporary women’s fiction as well as thriller and mystery readers.”


 Katie Greene’s world is shattered by a late-night visit from police officers bearing the news that her headstrong younger sister, Mia, has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff in Bali.  The authorities say that Mia’s death was a suicide. 


Although their relationship had been strained since Mia and her best friend, Finn, abruptly left on an around-the-world trip six months earlier, Katie is unable to accept that her sister would have taken her own life—and desperate to believe that their final words, spoken in anger, were not what drove Mia to the edge of that cliff. 


Set on discovering the truth, Katie leaves behind her orderly life in London and, with only the entries in Mia’s recovered travel journal to guide her, faithfully retraces the last few months of her sister’s life in the hopes that following Mia’s steps and words will help unravel the mystery of her death. 


About Lucy Clarke:


This is an accomplished debut novel and the sisters’ journeys are rendered all the more realistic because Lucy and her husband, a professional windsurfer, spend their winters traveling the coastlines of the world and their summers at their home on the south coast of England.  Lucy has traveled to all of the locales in the book (including California, Hawaii, Australia, and Indonesia) and always keeps a travel journal. http://www.lucy-clarke.com/

This giveaway is open to Canada and the U.S. and ends on April 10, 2013.  Please use Rafflecopter to enter.

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Giveaway Winners Galore

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on March 27, 2013
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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. 

Thanks again to Tim Rowland for making this giveaway possible.

The winner is:
Patti N.








Thanks again to Caroline Eisenmann of Open Road Integrated Media, for making this giveaway possible.

The winner of the eBook is:

Patty W.





Thanks again to Jessica Butler of Berkley/NAL, Penguin Group USA, for making this giveaway possible.

The winner is:
Susan O.






Thanks again to Jessica Butler of Berkley/NAL, Penguin Group USA, for making this giveaway possible.
The winner is:
Tina K.






Thanks again to Kelley & Hall Book Publicity, for making this giveaway Possible.

The winner is:
Rebecca G.







Thanks again to Fiona Brown From Penguin, USA for making this giveaway possible. 

The winner is:
Anita Y.






Thanks again to Jessica Butler of Berkley/NAL, Penguin Group USA, for making this giveaway possible.

The winner is:
Rebecca G.






Thanks again to Margo Krasne for making this giveaway possible.

The winner is:
Becca W.






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