Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Back to the Books Giveaway Hop


I'll announce the winner of the Awesome August Blog Hop tomorrow. But while you're waiting to see if your name is going to appear on JDP NEWS, you can start hopping all over again to win more prizes! Over 300 prizes, actually! Today begins the Back to the Books Giveaway Hop, sponsored by I Am A Reader, Not a Writer and Buried in Books.

This time around I'm giving away a copy of the YA novel, Flame-Coloured Tafetta, by Rosemary Sutcliff. This is the book that sent me on the hunt for more titles by Sutcliff and led to what is currently still my favorite book that I've read this year: The Eagle of the Ninth. Don't you love it when you stumble across wonderful new authors you never knew existed? Here's the blurb from the book jacket (this is a hardcover book):


When twelve-year-old Damaris discovers a young man who has been shot in the woods near her house, she doesn't stop to worry that he may be a smuggler or spy wanted by King George's Custom House men. Instead she turns to those she can trust--her best friend, Peter, and Genty Small the Wise Woman--for help in saving his life. And after Tom Wildgoose recovers enough to be able to talk about himself, but chooses to be evasive when answering Damaris's questions, she doesn't really mind. What is important to Damaris is that he will be leaving soon, taking away all the adventure and mystery he had suddenly brought into her life.


But then Tom is captured by Mr. Farrington, who threatens to turn him over to the authorities. In a true act of loyalty, Damaris jeopardizes her own safety to rescue the mysterious young man and set him free once again.

If this sounds like a book you'd like to win, then leave me a comment telling me the name of a favorite new author you've read in the last 12 months. INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN.

For additional entries, you may do any or all of the following:

+1 Become a follower of JDP NEWS (Google Friend Connect), then leave me a comment letting me know.
+1 Subscribe to JDP NEWS via the Feedburner subscription box in the left hand sidebar. You must confirm your subscription. Then leave a comment letting me know.
+1 Become a NetworkedBlogs follower in the left hand sidebar, then leave a comment letting me know.
+1 "Like" my Facebook author page, then leave a comment letting me know.

AND INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WITH EACH OR ALL OF THE ABOVE. (Thank you!)

Deadline for entries is September 7, midnight PST. USA entries only, please.

(If for any reason you are unable to leave a comment on my blog, send it to jdipastena@yahoo.com with "JDP NEWS: Back to Books Giveaway Hop" in the subject line, and I'll count it.)

All entered? Great! Then hop along to the links below to find more great prizes!

69 comments:

Cheri Schmidt said...

Wow, do I get to be first? The book sounds delightful, Joyce. Someone new for me would be Georgette Heyer. moncheriDOTschmidtATgmailDOTcom

Cheri Schmidt said...

And I already follow JPD News. ;) moncheriDOTschmidtATgmailDOTcom

Cheri Schmidt said...

And I liked your Facebook page. Why hadn't I done that before? Sorry...moncheriDOTschmidtATgmailDOTcom

Heidi L. Murphy said...

I followed you and liked you. The recent book I liked? Well there are several. I liked Entwined, I liked Orson Scott Card's The Lost Gate. I've liked all three of your medieval books. There are too many to count!

Christine A. said...

Sounds very interesting. I have enjoyed reading Linda Howard.

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Christine A. said...

I am a GFC follower.

Christine A. said...

I am an email subscriber.

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Julie said...

I would love to win a copy of this book!! An author I have discovered this year who I absolutely LOVE is Lacey Weatherford!
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Julie said...

I'm a GFC follower
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Julie said...

I am an email subscriber
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Julie said...

I am already a facebook fan:)
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Gayle said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I've read lots of new (to me) authors this past year -- one that I liked is Melanie Jacobsen.
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Gayle said...

I'm also a follower of your blog.
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Judy said...

I won a book a few months ago called Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter. I had never read anything by her, but this was very good.


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Judy said...

GFC follower-judy

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Judy said...

Email subscriber

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Judy said...

Liked your Facebook page- Judy C.

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Krystal said...

I recently discovered Cheri Schmidt, love her books! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

Krystal said...

GFC Krystal Larson

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email subscribed edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

Krystal said...

liked fb page as Lindsay Ann

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networked blogs Lindsay Ann/Krystal Larson

Pixel Berry Pie Designs said...

Melissa Wiley is a new author I have found. She wrote some series based off Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" books. But these books are about Laura's grandmother who lived in Scotland.
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Pixel Berry Pie Designs said...

Following your blog on GFC.
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Following on Networked Blogs (Pixel Berry)

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I like you on FB.
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Tamara said...

R.M. Ballantyne is a new author my family has discovered. His books are from over a hundred years ago, and we are really enjoying his works.
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Tamara said...

Already a GFC follower
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Tamara said...

New at following you on Netblogs
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Tamara said...

New at liking your page on FB
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David said...

I'd love to win that book! Sutcliff is one of the few authors whose books I would buy instantly on her name alone, so long as I have the cash, but I haven't gotten to Flame-Colored Taffeta yet. If I win, send me a message at dameonstarwind@yahoo.com. +)

Let's see, my favorite of the authors I have discovered in the past 12 months...well, I'd have to say G.K. Chesterton for that. His essays and short stories are brilliant in the way they show you reality in a completely different, and slightly wild, light. He was one of the greatest practitioners of British wit around the turn of the 20th century, yet his writing is so fresh and lively even now. I just started reading him late last year, and I can tell you, it's addicting. I can't wait to move on to his longer books.

brendajean said...

Sounds like a cute little book!

I am a gfc follower brendajean.

I am an email subscriber. bchild5

I already like you on FB:)

I loved Heather Dixon's Entwined and Amy Plum's Die for Me recently.

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Ricki said...

I just discovered YA author Karen Healey.
GFC - rickimc
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Janelle said...

Joyce, the book sounds great! New to me is Kristin Hannah.
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Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fabulicious giveaway!

Janelle said...

Longtime follower in GFC here!
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Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fabulicious giveaway!

mamabunny13 said...

A new autor for me is Veronica Roth.
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mamabunny13 said...

I follow via gfc - mamabunny13
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mamabunny13 said...

I like you on fb-mamabunny shelor
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email subscriber
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I follow on networked blogs-mamabunny shelor
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Linda Kish said...

I enjoyed reading Marybeth Whalen.

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Lisa said...

My favorite new author is Samuel Park. His book was awesome!

Thanks!

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Tarissa said...

Oh, WOW! I can't believe I found this giveaway. I've been wanting to read a Rosemary Sutcliff book for several months and haven't had a chance to get my hands on one of her books.... it would be stunning to win one for free!

To get on with my entry...
My newest favorite author is Miss Read. She wrote the most delightful series, even though I've only read 1 book. It's about a simple schoolteacher living in Scotland...it's just the perfect story!

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Tarissa said...

I'm a brand new follower of your blog... I think I'm going to really enjoy your posts!!
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Tarissa said...

Also I now "like" your fan page!
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Tarissa said...

And I follow on Networked Blogs too. So, I think I'm fully set up for your blog now!
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Jam'sBookCorner said...

My favorite author in the last 12 months is Rosemary Sutcliff.
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Lenasledgeblog.com said...

I am my favorite new author

Thanks for the giveaway. I am participating in the blog hop as well. Looking forward to staying connected.

GFC Follower: lenasledgeblog.com

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sweetstaker said...

I am a GFC follower- sweetstaker

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sweetstaker said...

I just discovered Lisa Jackson.

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Cindy said...

Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.
New author for me is Elizabeth Letts
I'm a GFC follower - Cindy Macbeth
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ruthhill74 said...

I discovered Julie Ford this year--and Sandra Stiles. Both great new authors!
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ruthhill74 said...

gfc follower (Ruth)
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ruthhill74 said...

like you on facebook
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Mia J. said...

I like the author Robin Meloy Goldsby.

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Mia J. said...

I follow on GFC.

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Joyce DiPastena said...

Entry for Lu: Comment and Facebook follower

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Laura H. said...

Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! My favorite "new" author is Elizabeth Hoyt.

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Laura H. said...

I already follow via GFC (MamaHendo3).

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Laura H. said...

Already e-mail subscriber.

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Laura H. said...

Already NB follower (Laura Henderson).

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Laura H. said...

Already FB fan (Laura Henderson).

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poisnivyred said...

sweet giveaway!

I'm gfc follower kel
liked your fb page kelsey dobbins
and follower on Networked Blogs

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purplelilskye said...

Robert Elmer is a new author I'm enjoying. His books aren't "new" though, because they've been out for say, 10 years at least. But they're new to me!! And that's what counts.

Great giveaway! I'd love to win a Rosemary Sutcliff book. I would read it with my family.
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Laurie said...

I just read Not my daughter by Barbara Delinsky-very good read

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Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Kerstin Gier is a new author I've discovered that I really enjoy.

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Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards

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Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I like your authors page on FB-Lisa Ann Richards

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- Melissa - said...

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder is my favorite book!
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