But I’m not through giving stuff away! Usually, I like to celebrate the “milestones” along the way to the publication of a new novel…signing the contract, seeing the cover art for the first time…and now, learning that my new medieval romance, Illuminations of the Heart, is available for pre-order at DeseretBook.com! Since I kind of slipped up on the individual celebrations this time, I’ve decided to celebrate all three milestones rolled into one.
How am I going to do this? By celebrating a book with more books! I was wandering through Barnes & Noble the other day and found a tote bag with a wonderful quote by Abraham Lincoln: “My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.” So I’ve decided to give away this tote bag filled with some of my favorite books to one lucky winner.
The books I’ve chosen are:
The Once and Future King, by T.H. White: a retelling of the King Arthur story (and basis for the musical, Camelot)
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The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas: I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve read this one!
Crocodile on the Sandbank, by Elizabeth Peters: the first volume in the Amelia Peabody Mystery series set in Victorian Egypt. If you think this one is funny, the sequels only get better!
Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte: one of the few “classics” that literally kept me up reading till all hours of the night
A Man For All Seasons, by Robert Bolt: a play about Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII, subsequently turned into one of my all-time favorite movies
Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes: yes, a YA book, but one I read over and over again through high school and a favorite of mine to this day
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The Convenient Marriage, by Georgette Heyer: a delightful Regency romance by the worthy successor of Jane Austen (and yes, another all-time favorite book of mine)
And last but not least…a copy of my first medieval romance, Loyalty’s Web, because although my new romance, Illuminations of the Heart can certainly stand on its own, it’ll be all that more meaningful if you’ve read Loyalty’s Web first.
And don’t forget the tote bag!
How can you win this cornucopia of reading prizes? Simply send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and, in keeping with Abraham Lincoln’s quote, tell me which of the books on this list you’ve never read. Please type “Book Cornucopia Drawing” in the subject line, and be sure to include your mailing address. If I have to try to track you down afterwards because I don’t know where to send your prize, it may end up going to someone else. (Sorry, I’ve had a few bad experiences with that lately.)
Deadline for entries is July 31st, midnight PST, with the winner announced on August 1st .
I'm looking forward to your entries! And thanks for helping me celebrate!