Monday Give Away Winner
Jessye! (Of Comment #2.)
Congrats, Jessye! If you email me at email@example.com and let me know where to send them, I’ll put your books in the mail to you.
Stay tuned for a new give away coming up on Monday!
Monday Give Away: Auf Deutsch!
In honor of Oktoberfest, it’s a German book give away!
One person will win:
For a chance to win, just post below! The winner will be announced on Thursday.
p.s. For those non-German speakers out there, we’ll be back to English language give aways as usual next week.
p.p.s. Is there another language (other than German or English) you’d like to see up for grabs here on a Monday give away? Just let me know!
Weekly Reading Round-Up
This was a week of very old research books and brand new fiction books for me: that wonderful, decaying, tobacco-y smell from crumbling books on Belle Epoque Paris and the luxurious feel of thick paper and smooth covers on new trade paperbacks.
I won’t go into the research side of things, but on the fiction end, I read:
— Tana French’s latest Dublin Murder Squad mystery novel, The Secret Place, set in an all girls’ boarding school where a murder occurred the year before. The entire action of the story takes place over the course of one day (in the detective’s viewpoint), layered with the past year in the viewpoint of the four girls being questioned. French’s novels are always beautifully crafted and this one is no exception.
— A YA Regency paranormal called Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix. Think Mairelon the Magician, an alternate Regency where the ton dabbles with magic, admirals are weather mages, and a young lady on the brink of her debut must disguise herself as a dandy in order to recover an ensorcelled family emerald. So many thanks to Rosalind Casey of the Twig Book Shop in San Antonio for passing this one along to me! (And for all the other book recs that you’ll probably see popping up here on Fridays for weeks to come.)
What have you been reading this week?
Monday Give Away Winners
The winners of this Monday’s give away are…
— Abby, of Comment #31
Congrats, ladies! If you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I’ll put your books in the mail to you.
Stay tuned for a special October (or should I say, Oktober?) themed give away coming up on Monday!
Does anyone recognize those covers from somewhere else?
Teaser Tuesday: Upcoming Books
Now that the nip of fall is finally in the air and the double book releases of the summer behind me, it seemed like a good time to look forward to the year (and the books) ahead.
Here’s the publication schedule for 2016!
My next solo stand alone novel is scheduled for summer 2017. I’ll be talking more about that book here soon.
But for now, back to my writing cave!
Monday Give Away: Alsworthys and Unicorns and India, Oh My!
Every time I think I’ve rounded up all available author copies, another batch appears, this time a pile of the paperback edition of Pink III, The Deception of the Emerald Ring.
There are various subgroupings within the Pink series. The series can be broken up in all sorts of ways, whether it’s tracing the rise and fall of the Black Tulip (The Masque of the Black Tulip, The Deception of the Emerald Ring, and The Seduction of the Crimson Rose), the Paris duo (The Orchid Affair and The Garden Intrigue), Fitzhugh Family Fun (The Mischief of the Mistletoe and The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla), or what I privately term the Reidiad, the three books involving members of the Reid family: The Betrayal of the Blood Lily, The Passion of the Purple Plumeria, and The Lure of the Moonflower.
For me, another one of those subgroups is the quartet formed by Emerald Ring, Crimson Rose, Night Jasmine, and Blood Lily. They’re set up in strophe and antistrophe: Letty and Mary, Charlotte and Penelope. In each set, the first one an antagonistic pair of sisters, the second one mismatched friends, each has to break away from the role imposed upon her by the other in order to find her true place in the world.
So, with that very long-winded introduction, I have three sets of the Troubled Friendship Quartet up for grabs!
For a chance to win the books above, here’s your question:
— Who do you feel for the most: practical Letty, ambitious Mary, lost-in-a-book Charlotte, or rebellious Penelope?
Winners will be chosen at random on Thursday.
Forgotten Room ARCs
The Forgotten Room is starting to look like a book!
UK Edition Pink Carnation Winners!
The winners of the UK editions of Books I through V of the Pink Carnation series are….
— Lauren D. of Comment #70
Congrats, Lauren and Lynne! If you email me at email@example.com and let me know where to send them, I’ll pop your books in the mail to you.
Thanks so much to everyone who participated! I’ll have another give away coming your way here on the website next Monday.