It seems that Blogdania is rife with book tours and giveaways these days. As a friend of mine recently said, people are getting “blogged down” by it all. (Isn’t she funny? You know who you are.) It really is a brave new world since my last blog book tour two years ago. Plus, I haven’t been blog-reading eight hours a day like I did last time, either. What this means to you is that your chances of winning the hand painted Regency-era-themed cups above are way better than they would be if people weren’t so blogged down. Or if I was working harder at getting my name, my blog and my book out there. (You’re welcome.) Meanwhile, I think it’s plain to see that these cups are the bees knees for any Jane Austen/Regency era/Pride and Prejudice/Colin Firth fans out there.
These were done by Heather of Audrey Eclectic, the same talented artist who painted Miss Ginny Delacourt’s portrait in my sidebar. Click on it to be taken to her site so you can order cups of your own (or a painting or all sorts of delicious things), just in case you don’t win these I’m offering here. See how the one with the handsome man says “My heart belongs to Mr. Darcy”? See how the one with the lovely lady says “Lost in the pages . . .” whilst she reads a book? Wouldn’t a mug of hot chocolate or herbal tea taste so much better in a cup like this? Especially whilst reading “Emma”? (Or, dare I suggest, Miss D one or two?)
If you want to be entered in this giveaway (of course you do!) do one of the following (or any combination there-of) and get an entry for each one. Easy peasy.
Comment on this post
Blog about it
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You will need to either email me or comment here that you did these things. Also, say that you want to be entered in the giveaway so that I don’t have to send you naggy emails asking if you were just taking pity on me with your lovely comment or if, indeed, you really want this item. (I would hate to think that anyone who wanted to be entered might not be b/c I am an airhead.) Also, you can still comment even if you don’t want to be entered. It’s not against the law or anything (the former sentence might have something to do with a paucity of comments lately--or not. I don’t go in for actual pity parties, just implied ones. : )
If you want more entries, you can do a Goodreads or Amazon review of either book (kind of unfair to ask you to do a review on a book you haven’t read, I'm thinking) or enter either or both on your Goodreads list to be read or anything else that might unwittingly expose one more person to the glare of the promotion machine. (Did you know that an author’s book advance is meant to pay for promotion? Yep, it’s the author’s job--part of his/her pay!—to talk about their book ad nauseum to anyone who is kind enough to listen.)
Speaking of which, Kim at Temporary? Insanity is the next stop on the book tour. I have to say, I really, really, really like her enthusiasm. Kim is an enthusiastic, kind and thoughtful person who writes blog posts that are beautiful in their well-worded imagery and incredibly real in their crystalline exposure of all things Kim. I think it goes without saying that I wouldn’t have asked any of these bloggists to be on my tour if I didn’t think you should be reading them, too (that’s for those of you who don’t already) and that’s certainly true for Kim. I love that I have met this beautiful girl, esp. since she lives in Canada and I am a zillion miles away in California. (Also, she’s giving away a copy of Miss Delacourt Has Her Day to those who comment on her post—how cool is that?)
Meanwhile, see my sidebar for the previous stops on this tour (awesome, each and every single one! I love how they each have something unique to offer in their reviews--blog tours rock!) as well as the giveaways that are going on all month—a Miss D inspired painting by the uber talented Jana Parkin, a Goodreads contest and an LDSpublisher contest, both giving away one free copy of Miss Delacourt Has Her Day).
Lastly, being published is fun so, go forth and write!
My current WIP
An early Victorian historical romance featuring Secret Service Agent Harry Haversham (son of Lord and Lady Avery) and Miranda Crenshaw (only daughter of Miss Delacourt and Sir Anthony). Current word count as of May 13th 2013: 65,091. It's in for final editing and coming to your reading device soon!
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