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Book Giveaway Galore! Three Winners each get a pack of books!

Today is the Giveaway Day at Armchair BEA & I was going to originally participate in the posts but my heart wasn’t in it this year, sad to say.

I am in a bit of a funk lately … job, kids, husband, everything is getting on my nerves… BLAH. Rainy soggy humid blah icky weather.

So, what’s a girl to do?

GIVE AWAY BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!
Please help get  me some happy thoughts and show your love for reading and join me in celebrating books.. which is what we book bloggers LOVE right?

So here we have three different ‘stacks’ of books that I am giving away. Click links for more information on the titles.

Book Giveaway #1 – Christian Historical Fiction

Book Giveaway #2 – Royal | Arthurian Historical Fiction

Book Giveaway #3 – General Literature Mix

All of these books are read/gently used, and some are ARCs as well. Follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form. Email subscribers get an extra 10 giveaway entries, as a big thank you to those who subscribe!! Apologies to non-USA readers, but my budget can only handle mailing to USA residents. Thanks for entering and sharing my giveaway!
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Partial to the Past Blog Hop Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY HOP!

What a great idea that Holly had for hosting a Historical Fiction focused blog hop!! I have seen many many blog hops, but not one focused on my favorite genre!
Can’t wait to clear off some shelves!
YAY!

I want one easy squeezy box to ship out.. Who wants to take these off my hands?
One Lucky Historical Fiction lover will receive all of the following:

Kate Emerson’s At The King’s Pleasure
Catherine Delors’ For the King
Cassandra Clark’s A Parliament of Spies
Sandra Worth’s Pale Rose of England
Michelle Moran’s Madame Tussaud
Linda Urbach’s Madame Bovary’s Daughter
Rosemary Rogers’ The Wildest Heart
John J. Miller’s The First Assassin
CW Gortner’s Confessions of Catherine de Medici
Sherry Jones’ Four Sister All Queens

TEN Books!

These are all Used Galleys or advance readers copies available to bloggers. I realize that many of you may have your own copy of at least one of these, but perhaps you have a friend to pass them along to. It is much easier for me to put them all in one box, and frankly I just kept going till the box was full. Their condition is used and are good reading copies.

These are all Historical Fiction, one historical romance, a few historical mysteries… a great mix in my opinion!
So.. if you would like to win this box of ten books, comment here with your email address and tell me which ones caught your eye enough to make you want to enter the contest. It would also be very nice of you if you could tweet or facebook this giveaway, and of course I would LOVE it if you would follow!!!
Giveaway ends 8/30/2012. Open to US followers of Burton Book Review.

Don’t forget to follow:

OR Follow via Facebook.

The following linky is the list of bloggers who initially signed up to participate:

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{GIVEAWAY!} Review: The Last Storyteller by Frank Delaney

The Last Storyteller by Frank Delaney

Random House, February 7, 2012
400 pages, Hardcover
978-1400067855
Review copy provided by the publisher, thank you!
Burton Book Review Rating:Fabulous prose
In the trilogy’s conclusion (following THE MATCHMAKER OF KENMARE and VENETIA KELLY’S TRAVELING SHOW), the path to true happiness does not run smoothly for Ben: lost love Venetia is now married to a brutal but popular man, and Ben finds himself entangled with an IRA gun-runner against the backdrop of their campaign along the Irish Border.
The 1950s was a period in which Ireland was impoverished—financially, emotionally, and intellectually—and national survival was no sure thing. It was an era of Irish history that laid the groundwork for the nation’s current outlook—and as Ben fights to recapture his halcyon days with Venetia, he must finally reconcile his violent, flawed past with his hopes for the future.


Brimming with fascinating historical intrigue and legendary love, The Last Storyteller is an unforgettable novel as richly textured and inspiring as Ireland itself.

There is something about the prose of Frank Delaney that makes me feel like a dunce. It flows so effortlessly, but spews intelligence with a simple phrase. Dripping with wisdom. And I hate how some authors get lauded with the overused phrases of ‘lyrical prose’ or something like that.. but here it is warranted again. Frank Delaney writes with passion, and his gift with words is unlike any other I have known. Granted, there are times I am wondering what the third layer is to some of his words, as it takes me awhile to catch up, but this series about Ben MacCarthy and the storytelling of Ireland has me sold on Frank Delaney (in case you hadn’t noticed).

Where I would say:
“The sun came out. They kissed.”

Frank would say:
A lemon-colored light from the watery sun ran like a child across the bogland. Somewhere in that calm after the storm, Jimmy Bermingham leaned across and kissed Elma Sloane, and she made no move away.”

(Frank and I are indeed on an imaginary first name basis because I said so, and I managed to snag an autographed copy. I feel extra special, even though I am sure there were fifty being speed autographed, but no matter.. because you will feel extra special too if you win one in the giveaway!)

Ben MacCarthy is the traveling Irishman scouring the countryside for stories and storytellers, and his lost wife. There are several books featuring Ben, one was Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show, which I hadn’t read yet, and the last was The Matchmaker of Kenmare which I read and thus fell in love with Ireland and Frank (review).. and which is why I jumped at the chance to read this next installment, The Last Storyteller. There are a myriad of things going on here with stories in a myth of a story, but the magic of it all is the first person narrative of Ben MacCarthy. And since there is a bit of a plot line to the three books that ties them all together, I don’t want to spoil much for you because I know you are going to go out and get all of the books as soon as you are done reading this review. (You can read more about all of his books on Frank’s site.) Although I had jumped right into the series with The Matchmaker of Kenmare, I would definitely recommend reading one of the previous books before starting with this newest book The Last Storyteller. The way this narrative is put together is really Ben coining a memoir of sorts to his children and as he describes the things that are occurring around him, the reader is slowly peeling off layers of the character of Ben, and there would be a lot more appreciation of Ben if you could see what he went through during the previous novels.

Ben grows throughout the novels, and this installment is the fruition of all the stories combined and how he translates the lessons learned from his treasures of folklore. After twenty-five years of being haunted by his wife’s disappearance, with the cause and reaction being a slowly unfurling theme throughout all of these novels, the reader is finally gifted with a stunning masterpiece of a conclusion.

One of Frank’s storytellers teaches us that a story’s form must have the three A’s: Appetite, Authority, and Address. Give the listeners appetite for the story. Storyteller must have authority over the story in all ways. And address the listener as the listener becomes the slave to the story. (Mildly put.) Frank Delaney has captured that with his story of Ben MacCarthy, but in a much more eloquent way.

Powerful, emotive, and full of Irish grit, The Last Storyteller weaves the lives of the Irish unlike any tale, as the narrator pulls us in and out of story after story as we get a sense of the land of the Irish that isn’t just whimsical leprechauns and glittery rainbows. Poverty, politics, violence, love and desperation are just some of the components, with the reality of human indignities at the forefront. I’ve enjoyed this so much I have already bought Delaney’s earlier work, simply titled Ireland.

Are you ready for some fabulous folklore? If you think you would enjoy some old fashioned stories of Ireland, you can enter the giveaway for an autographed copy of The Last Storyteller. Enter here by leaving a comment with your email address, or find the specific giveaway post on Facebook under the page for Burton Book Review and ‘like’ it there. Open to the USA only, and I’ll close the giveaway when I remember to =)

Good luck!

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GIVEAWAY!! Hey! We’re Not Going to the BEA!!

And here is your chance to win the fabulous prize pack for the Nine Books we mentioned yesterday!
The BEA GIVEAWAY and Scavenger Hunt begins RIGHT NOW!

To see the details of the giveaway, please see yesterday’s post.. which lists the eight advance copies of awesome historical fiction books PLUS the fact you will get to pick ANY book from The Book Depository..PLUS win a special gift from Tartx!

The blogs that are sponsoring this BEA Giveaway are:
Burton Book Review
Enchanted By Josephine
Historical-Fiction.com

Visit & enter at each of these blogs to increase your chances of winning. You can enter once here, or once there, or three times for all blogs.. but there will only be ONE Winner of the Nine Books.

 To enter here at Burton Book Review, go on a little scavenger hunt!

You must find and comment on two of the three blog posts that describe me meeting an author.

Comment on two out of those three posts that you are entering the BEA Giveaway, and also leave your email address.

That’s all you’ve got to do!!

**Hints: Roses.. Elizabeth…**

Be aware there are actual posts about the specific event of meeting the author. There are 3 of the posts, one for each year. 2009, 2010, and 2011. Comment on 2 of these. Try the google search feature.

If you want to increase your chances.. go visit the other participating blogs! Good luck!
Giveaway ends Thursday night, open to the USA!

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Hey! We’re Not Going to the BEA!!

Book Bloggers everywhere will be hearing about the BEA Event that is held in NYC this week. Just like last year, and next year, and the year after, I will not be going to the BEA. Odds are, you aren’t either. Instead of crying in our beer, we are CELEBRATING!!!!

WOO HOO!
Why is this so awesome you ask? Because if you are not going to the BEA, you have a chance to win some fantastic awesome fabulous prizes courtesy of The Burton Book Review, Enchanted By Josephine, and Historical-Fiction.com!!! We three bloggers have come up with a super-duper fantabulous giveaway that you will be so happy that you stayed in your home with your own comfy bed with your happy family… because this is not one book, not two books, not three books, not four books, not five books, not six books, nope, not even just seven books, and not eight books either.. but we three are offering you some pretty fantastic books.. how about NINE BOOKS!!!! And nope, these titles are really nothing to sneeze at. These are ones that I have READ AND LOVED!!! It’s just like you got to go to the BEA to snag some ARC’s, but you don’t have to stand in line.. and you don’t have to pay to get to NYC to get them, and you are going to love these books!!

For instance, at The Burton Book Review, I am offering up for grabs four ARC’s on Awesome Queens!!

 Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen by Anna Whitelock
To Be Queen by Christy English
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
The Captive Queen by Alison Weir
Click on the titles to read my reviews of these treasures. I have gently read two of these Advance Reader Copies, and the other two are extra copies that I read the original release copy instead of the ARC, so those will be new.

And Arleigh at Historical-Fiction.com is giving away these 4 ARC’s:
King’s Fool by Margaret Campbell Barnes
The Princess of Nowhere by Prince Lorenzo Borghese
The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner
Elizabeth, Captive Princess by Margaret Irwin
Click on the titles to read Arleigh’s reviews of these ARC’s.
And last but not least, Lucy at Enchanted By Josephine is giving away a book of the winner’s choice from The Book Depository (up to $15 value!).

This super-duper giveaway of all of the above is going out to one very lucky winner in the USA. Just one!! To enter… you’ll have to go on a mini scavenger hunt. You can enter at one blog, or all the blogs to increase your chances…

Stay tuned, because this event starts TOMORROW and you have to enter by Thursday night in order to get your chance at the super-duper grand prize! =)

See you tomorrow!

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>The Witch Queen’s Secret: Anna Elliott Freebie!

>Last year, I read my very first Arthurian-style read when I reviewed Anna Elliott’s Twilight of Avalon. It was one of my favorite reads last year because of the intelligent writing that entertained me with an entirely new story for me which was that of Isolde and Trystan. You can read my review and get more background here.

In honor of Anna’s release date of September 14 for book two in her Avalon series, Dark Moon of Avalon, (which I am looking forward to reading soon!) she is offering a couple of freebie short stories as a gift to readers!

The first, titled The Witch Queen’s Secret, is available now; you can download it for free in various e-reader and printer compatible forms on Anna’s website here. Or (because of Amazon policy) it’s available for 99 cents on the Kindle store here.

The Witch Queen’s Secret
Between Books I and II in the Twilight of Avalon Trilogy

Dera owes Britain’s former High Queen Isolde her life. But as an army harlot, the life she leads is one of degradation and often desperate danger, with small hope for the future either for Dera or for her small son.

Through a Britain torn by war with Saxon invaders, Dera makes her way to Dinas Emrys, last stronghold of Britain’s army, to beg Queen Isolde’s help once more. Isolde offers Dera a new life, both for herself and for her child. But when Dera and Isolde uncover a treasonous plot, Dera must leave her little boy and undertake a dangerous mission, the outcome of which comes to her as a stunning, but wonderful, surprise.

And as she risks her life, Dera also draws nearer to Queen Isolde’s most closely-guarded secret: one that Britain’s courageous witch-queen may be hiding even from herself.

Anna also explains that this “middle” story is self-contained; you don’t have to have read any of the Trystan and Isolde books to understand The Witch Queen’s Secret.

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>Giveaway & Interview with Julianne Lee, author of new release HER MOTHER’S DAUGHTER: A NOVEL OF QUEEN MARY TUDOR

> The Burton Review is honored to have had the opportunity to ask author Julianne Lee a few questions regarding her newest novel, “HER MOTHER’S DAUGHTER: A NOVEL OF QUEEN MARY TUDOR”. Keep reading for details on the giveaway sponsored by her publishers at Berkely!

In your previous novel, “A Question of Guilt: A Novel of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Death of Henry Darnley“, Mary Stuart was the focus of the plot as a ‘vilified’ queen. Your newest book, “Her Mother’s Daughter: A Novel of Mary Tudor” also addresses the ‘vilified’ queen topic. What was it about these two Queens that inspired you to write their stories?

Well, there are several reasons for choosing these subjects. Initially, it was a fascination with Scottish history that drew me to Mary Stuart. But when I studied her story, I saw that she’d been at the mercy of the men around her, who just didn’t know how to be led by a woman. Her situation was impossible, and the question of whether or not she was a good queen was unanswerable, because she’d not really been allowed to be queen at all. She was seen only as a prize, and secondary to the prize of the crown which everyone assumed would go to the man who married her.

Then when I read about Queen Mary Tudor, I realized I was actually identifying with her a little. Divorced parents, life expectations trashed, sense of safety destroyed…as I read, I had glimpses of the terrified woman she must have been. I felt compelled to write about her, and it was one of the most difficult books I’ve ever written.

Upon setting out to write these novels, was your ultimate goal to convince your readers that these Queens were indeed vilified for no reason?

Not really. As a former journalist, I prefer to just tell the story and let the reader draw her own conclusions. With Mary Stuart, I truly didn’t see the ending until I wrote it. And even then I don’t think the character of Janet decided anything hard and fast. With Mary Tudor, it was more complex. She may have been misunderstood by history, but at the end of the day we’re left with the fact that she did order the burnings of nearly 300 people. My only wish was to examine the psychology and circumstances that led to her decisions, without coloring her as evil or psychotic.

For your historical research, did you have the opportunity to visit Europe ? (If so, please tell us your favorite landmark!)

Oh, yes! I’ve written many books set in historical Scotland , and have visited the U.K. three times since ’99, and Germany once. I finished the last 6,000 words of my first novel at the Glenfinnan House Hotel, with a view of the Prince Charles monument, and Ben Nevis off down the glen. In ’03 I spent a week on Skye, taking an immersion course in Scots Gaelic. In ’05 I drove with a friend up to Lewis, then back down to Wales . On Lewis we visited some standing stones, and spotted an ancient tower just off the road just before sunset, and were able to stop and visit it in the quiet of the day. We could hear sheep bleating in the distance, and the peace was overwhelming. It was difficult to leave.

I’m a huge believer in hands-on research. When I couldn’t quite picture how to use a drop-spindle, I found someone who knew how to do it and could teach me. When I needed to describe a Scottish festival, I went to one. When I had characters cooking with fire, I hung a pot hook in my own fireplace and learned to use it. I’ve taken fencing classes, karate, and a couple of years ago I took up quilting by hand.

While writing “Her Mother’s Daughter”, did the progression of any of your characters surprise you? Or did you try and stick to the tried-and-true of each character?

I’m not sure what “tried and true” means with characters. They do tend to think for themselves sometimes. With Queen Mary, it was a process of discovery more like peeling away layers than the sort of observation one does with fictional characters. Fictional characters sometimes just walk around on their own with no help from me. Mary was an onion, which I kept peeling down and down. I did rather like Simon Renard, who turned out a little more dashing than I’d pictured him at first. He’s an historical figure, and when I found a portrait of him I went, “Hm…pretty.”

Did you enjoy a particular supporting character more than the rest?

Nicolo Delarosa, the lute player, was adorable, I think. He’s completely fictional, and as he developed I just liked him more and more. And I felt sorry for him. He’s one of those sturdy, dependable guys who suffer quietly.

Mary’s half-sister Elizabeth plays a very small role in your story. Was this because you felt that they did not spend a lot of time together in general, or was it for the purposes of the plot line in general?

I may have ignored Elizabeth more than she deserved, and it was because there is so much written about her that I felt I didn’t need to contribute to the enormous mass of it. The same is true about Anne Boleyn, who also doesn’t figure largely in this story. I preferred to explore figures that were a little less known.

What are your assumptions regarding the relationship of Mary and each of her siblings?


When someone is your brother or sister, there’s not much you can do about it. Even when your family is not close and loving, or when a member of your family behaves badly, they are still your family. During the sixteenth century, family was even more important to an individual than it is now, particularly for women. I think that Mary must have struggled with feelings for her brother and sister ranging from deep love to deep anger. I think she cared for her brother, but perhaps not so much for her sister. Of course, that is just opinion. Nobody can know for certain how Mary felt about Edward and Elizabeth at any given time.

What are your own thoughts on Mary’s frequent illnesses and false pregnancies?

It seems to me that she had terrible psychosomatic problems. Possibly an ulcer. As much stress as she was under her entire life, it’s no wonder her health was dodgy.

You also write historical fantasy novels; which genre do you prefer to write, and why?

I like to tell stories. To me, it’s all good. One of the things I like best about writing historical fiction is that I get to show people that it’s not all just dry names and dates.

Do you have any other historical fiction novels in progress?

My next project is about Jane Grey.

Besides the Tudor or Elizabethan eras, is there another time period that interests you more than others?

None more than others. I’ve done books set during the Jacobite Rebellions of the early eighteenth century, and the Wars of Independence in the early fourteenth century. I’ve done Glen Coe as well. One book that was published in Germany but not in the U.S. is set during the American Civil War. Though it was never published in North America, “Kindred Spirits” is now available on my website as a P.D.F. download. (http://www.julianneardianlee.com/kindredspiritsdownload.html)

For those wishing to read more on Mary Tudor, what books can you recommend to your readers that you used for your research?

Books about Mary Tudor herself tend to be a little spotty. There is some good information in Garrett Mattingly’s book “Catherine of Aragon.” Another book, “Bloody Mary’s Martyrs” by Jasper Ridley is recklessly anti-Mary, but it has some excellent descriptions of the burnings and the victims. “Mary Tudor” by David Loades has some little-known nuggets, and of course Carolly Erickson’s “Bloody Mary” gives a disctinctive perspective.

Thank you so much for your time!!!!

Thank you for your interest.

Julianne Lee
http://www.julianneardianlee.com/
Her Mother’s Daughter: A Novel of Queen Mary Tudor
Berkley, Dec 1. 2009

And now a question for my readers!!

Who wants to win a copy of Julianne Lee’s latest book, “Her Mother’s Daughter: A Novel of Queen Mary Tudor” ?

Read my review here, comment on my review, come back to this post telling me you did so.

Also leave me an email address in case you win so I can contact you. I’ll have TWO winners, USA only please.

Giveaway entries welcome until 12/11/2009.

GOOD LUCK!

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>GIVEAWAY & GUEST AUTHOR: KATHRYNE KENNEDY, HISTORICAL ROMANCE

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My Unfair Lady by Kathryne Kennedy
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages; Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (December 1, 2009)

Read my Review of My Unfair Lady. See below for giveaway details of this new title by Kathryne Kennedy.
Please welcome KATHRYNE KENNEDY, HISTORICAL ROMANCE AUTHOR:

Thank you so much for having me as your guest, Marie. As a lover of historicals, your blog is a treasure for me.

I want to discuss why I write historicals as opposed to another genre, and the answer is, of course, because I love history and all the pomp and beauty and sometimes downright wickedness of history. Medieval, Tudor, Victorian or Georgian, there’s something both elegant and mysterious about every era that draws me in.

Although my books are primarily romances and therefore much of the research I do doesn’t wind up in my books, I still have to really have a sense and a feel for the era. When I start researching I’m often drawn to new topics, and have to force myself to stick with the subject that I need an answer to, or I’d never finish my next book. And some of the information I find may be historically accurate, but if my readers aren’t familiar with the concept, or that particular development in technology, I don’t use it, although I do try to be as accurate as possible. There’s also a certain style when writing historicals that I adhere to. Whenever I run across a word that seems too modern, I check it as often as possible.

I admire historians because there’s so much conflicting information, even from one reference book to another. I often have to choose which fact seems more likely. In many instances it’s a matter of not enough information surviving for a historian to make a judgment on, and they’re forced to come up with the best theory. And it seems like the more research I do, the more I realize I don’t know.

There’s a particular research book I used for my upcoming Victorian romance, My Unfair Lady, that I think the readers of this blog might enjoy. Filled with gorgeous photos, it presents factual information in a lively and entertaining manner. It’s titled, To Marry an English Lord, by Gail MacColl and Carol McD. Wallace.

Although I’m currently writing a new fantasy series set in Georgian England, My Unfair Lady, takes place in the Victorian era. Inspired by Shaw’s Pygmalion, I wrote it in the same era, even though it’s an entirely different sort of story. The system of nobility makes for an even wider gulf between my hero and heroine. I set the story late in the Victorian era, when Mrs. Astor ruled New York society, and climbing the social ranks for the newly rich was near impossible. Not to be outdone, brave mama’s sent their daughters to London to marry a title, and England welcomed the new wealth they brought with them with open arms….except for the English ladies who found their marriage prospects rapidly reducing, and others like my hero, who abhorred the idea of purchasing titles.

In historicals you can have the uncertainty of an arranged marriage. Gentlemen were, for the most part, bound by morals and codes of conduct, a perfect recipe for dashing heroes. Ladies were raised to a certain standard of behavior, and women who rebelled or stepped out of this concept of what a woman should be make for an unusual heroine. Historicals provide the best setting for a Cinderella story (one of my favorite themes) where a poor woman can rise to the ranks of the rich. Or where, as in My Unfair Lady, a brash American woman can rise to the status of a lady.

And where else do you have such a plethora of nobility who make pleasure an art form? The balls, the fetes, the dinner parties. The elaborate clothing of silk and satin and gowns that transformed you into a princess. Tea and silver and crumpets and doilies. The horse races and garden parties and seaside resorts. Mansions glittering with gilt, marble floors, paintings of master artists, and sweeping staircases. There’s so such romance and elegance to the historical era that makes for great fantasy.

And when you’re writing what you love, and researching what fascinates you, it doesn’t feel like work.

So, why do you love reading historicals? I’ll be checking in all day for your comments, and look forward to your answers.

Wishing you all my very best,
Kathryne

My Unfair Lady by Kathryne Kennedy—in stores December 2009!
He created the perfect woman…
The impoverished Duke of Monchester despises the rich Americans who flock to London, seeking to buy their way into the ranks of the British peerage. So when railroad heiress Summer Wine Lee offers him a king’s ransom if he’ll teach her to become a proper lady, he’s prepared to rebuff her. But when he meets the petite beauty with the knife in her boot, it’s not her fortune he finds impossible to resist…

For the arms of another man
Frontier-bred Summer Wine Lee has no interest in winning over London society—it’s the New York bluebloods and her future mother-in-law she’s determined to impress. She knows the cost of smoothing her rough-and-tumble frontier edges will be high. But she never imagined it might cost her heart…

About the Author
Kathryne Kennedy is the author of the Relics of Merlin series, acclaimed for her world-building and best known for her historical paranormal romances. She has also written a fantasy romance and this Victorian historical romance. She has also published nearly a dozen short stories in the SFF/Romance genre, receiving Honorable Mention twice in the “Writers of the Future” contest. She has traveled a great deal and has lived in Guam, Okinawa, and several states in the U.S. She is a business owner and currently lives in Arizona with her husband and two sons. For more information, please visit http://www.kathrynekennedy.com/

Giveaway Details: Open to USA & Canada (no PO Boxes) Ends Friday PM, November 27, 2009

1. Follow this blog publicly via google friend connect.
2. Comment with your E-mail Address.
3. 1 extra entry each for a Twitter, Blog Post or Sidebar Graphic Link, or Facebook Share, please provide links.
4. For an extra bonus +2 entries, read and comment on my review post at this link, come back here & comment that you did so.

Thanks for entering, and I wish you luck!

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>Giveaway Winners & Friday Fill-In~ An awesome author!

>Friday Fill-In Fun Join in the Friday Fill-In Fun~ They provide the basics and we fill-in the blanks with whatever we want! So that means I get to use famous dead people or fave characters..

Can you guess who this person is (it’s not me)?

1. It was a dark and stormy night, perfect for writing my mystery.

2.When asked about myself, I will say, you will find me in my work, so I offered to take the books myself.

3. Rushing out, but I’d have to say I wish I was liked more for my serious work rather than my swashbuckling nonsense stories .

4. I loved researching for my historical and regency romances…I think I heard a howl!

5. Shhhh… don’t tell.. but my third book was published with the pseudonym Stella Martin.

6. My first story was published when I was nineteen, give me something good to eat!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to being with my son Richard, tomorrow my plans include writing a detective novel and Sunday, I want to satisfy the tax authorities!
Who Am I?
See my other Fill-In Riddles here
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DECODING THE LOST SYMBOL GIVEAWAY WINNERS:

Arleigh
Diedre
CelticLady

Congrats! Email me your Snailmail addresses ASAP =)
Just one more giveaway going till next week, for The Queen’s Mistake!

And have a wonderful Halloween weekend.. boo!
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>winner! winner!

>I had a lot of entries for The Other Mr. Darcy, sadly only one winner.
The Winner of The Other Mr Darcy by Monica Fairview is

Allie!

Via List Randomizer

There were 60 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
allie
christine
linna
sarahemmerson
laura
laura

If Allie has won this somewhere else, I’ll contact the next one on the list!
Congratulations to Allie, and I’ll be sending out an Email.

This is a great book, purchase it at Amazon if you didn’t win:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=theburrev-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&m=amazon&f=ifr&md=10FE9736YVPPT7A0FBG2&asins=140222513X

Thank you to everyone for entering my Contest, there are two more contests going on right now:
Decoding the Lost Symbol by Simon Cox ends 10/29 (2 days left!)
The Queen’s Mistake by Diane Haeger ends ends 11/6

Good Luck!
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