Sunday, September 30, 2012

Not one, but TWO new releases and FOUR giveaways!

I am so excited! Both of my new, short medieval Christmas romances have been officially released, and you know what that means? I'm all revved up to celebrate, which as usual, means some giveaway goodies for you!

The anthology, Timeless Romance: Winter Collection, which includes my short story "Caroles on the Green", and my short single, A Candlelight Courting, are both available this very minute on Smashwords and before the week is out, will be available in Kindle format on Amazon and Nook format on Barnes and Noble. Watch my side margins for links as they appear. The awesome Regency romance author, Donna Hatch, also has a short story in the Timeless Romance anthology, "A Winter's Knight," so Donna and I decided to team up together for our celebration and offer the following giveaways:

An e-copy A Candlelight Courting: A Short Christmas Romance, by Joyce DiPastena - 1 winner: format of the winner's choice on Smashwords

An e-copy of Mistletoe Magic: A Christmas Regency Short Story, by Donna Hatch - 1 winner: format of the winner's choice on Smashwords

An e-copy of Timeless Romance Anthology: Winter Collection, multiple authors (including Joyce DiPastena and Donna Hatch) - 1 winner: format of the winner's choice on Smashwords

And one grand prize winner to receive one each of the above: A Candlelight Courting, Mistletoe Magic, and A Timeless Romance Anthology - 1 winner: formats of the winner's choice on Smashwords.

Yes, that is FOUR WINNERS in all!!!! (So I used four exclamation points. :-) )

Since they're all e-formats, I'll open this up to international entries. Deadline for entries will be midnight EST October 7th. The winners will be announced on Monday, October 8th. Please enter via each Rafflecopter form below! (GOODREADS FOLLOWERS, PLEASE BE SURE TO ENTER VIA RAFFLECOPTER ON MY BLOG)

Here are summaries of each giveaway prize. You'll find the Rafflecopter forms at the end of the summaries, so keep on scrolling down!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to international entries. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Winners will be selected on October 8, 2012. Winners have 48 hours to respond to an email notifying them of their win. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be reawarded. Sponsor name and contact info: Joyce DiPastena, jdipastena@yahoo.com.

A Candlelight Courting: A Short Christmas Romance, by Joyce DiPastena


When Burthred comes courting on Christmas Eve, Meg rejects his advances. She has her heart set on becoming a nun and insists that he call her Christina, the spiritual name she has chosen for herself. She tries to make him swear on her box of holy relics that he will not pursue her, but he carefully words his oath to allow him to stay in her candlelit chamber and try to change her mind.

What Meg does not confess is that her reliquary box holds a secret.

Burthred needs a wife, and no one will satisfy him except Meg. He swore on his father’s deathbed that he would marry her. But Burthred has a secret, too. When they come together before the Yule fire, their shared revelations will either join their hearts together or tear them apart.

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Mistletoe Magic: A Christmas Regency Short Story, by Donna Hatch

At the Christmas Eve masquerade ball, Evelyn plans to lure the charming and handsome Michael underneath the mistletoe and show him just how much she likes him. With a single, earth-shattering kiss, she's certain he'll finally realize she's the only girl for him. Little does she know, her childhood friend, Colin, has the same plans for Evelyn. Neither her crush on another man, nor her near escape from falling through the ice in a frozen pond will stand in Colin's way. They'll both need the magic of a mistletoe kiss, but only one of them will succeed in their plans.


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A Timeless Romance Anthology: Winter Collection, Sarah M. Eden, Heidi Ashworth, Annette Lyon, Joyce DiPastena, Donna Hatch, Heather B. Moore

Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed brand new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: Winter Collection. A collection unlike any other, readers will love this compilation of six sweet historical romance novellas, set in varying eras, yet all with one thing in common: Romance.

The Road to Cavan Town by Sarah M. Eden, set in 1864 Ireland, combines Eden’s sense of humor with her signature sweet romance. Alice Wheatley walks each weekend into town, accompanied by Isaac Dancy. And while Alice finds herself falling in love with the gentleman, unfortunately he has his eyes set on the belle of the town, Miss Sophia Kilchrest. Alice must find a way to turn Isaac’s eyes toward her.

Regency author Heidi Ashworth’s delightful story, It Happened Twelfth Night, set in England 1812, follows Luisa Darlington who discovers the man of her dreams, Percy Brooksby, isn’t in love with her as much as she thought he was. When Percy’s friend, the mysterious foreigner, Mr. Flynn, visits for the twelfth night holiday, he promptly sweeps Luisa off her feet, quite literally. Luisa is left catching her breath in more ways than one.

An Unexpected Proposal by Annette Lyon is a captivating romantic novella, set in remote Wood Camp, the snowy canyon of Logan, Utah, 1880. When Caroline Simpson is forced to thwart the aggressive advances of Mr. Butch Larson, she discovers that her long-time friend, James, has genuine affection for her. But as stubborn as Caroline is, she minimizes the feelings he’s awakened in her, and it takes almost losing James to admit her true feelings for him.

In Joyce Di Pastena’s charming medieval story, Caroles on the Green, we enter England of 1151, in which Lady Isabel has a dilemma. She promises herself that she’ll marry the man who sent a ring hidden in her pastry since the man she truly loves, Sir Lucian de Warrene, has proved to be impossible and exasperating. To forget him, Isabel sets her eyes on other eligible men, only to face another confrontation with Lucian—who isn’t about to back off and leave her to her newest plot.

Donna Hatch’s enchanting novella, A Winter’s Knight, begins when Clarissa Fairchild’s coach just happens to break down in front of the most forbidding estate in the county, that of Wyckburg Castle, a place where young brides have been murdered for generations by their husbands. Clarissa is horrified yet curious all in the same breath. When she meets widower Christopher de Champs, Earl of Wyckburg, she must decide if she should flee or uncover the greatest secret in the county about her handsome rescuer.

In Heather B. Moore’s exciting turn-of-the-century story, A Fortunate Exile, Lila Townsend finds herself the victim of a broken heart—broken by the most notorious bachelor in 1901 New York City. If that isn’t bad enough, her father sends her to Aunt Eugenia’s remote farm where Lila must wait for her father’s anger to subside and the gossip columns to find new fodder. When Lila meets her aunt’s boarder, Peter Weathers, she discovers a man who isn’t afraid to stand up to her formidable family and take a chance on a woman with a sullied reputation.

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GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY!


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8 comments:

brendajean said...

Congrats on your new releases! I can't wait to get my hands on them:) Thanks for the giveaway:)

Renae W. Mackley said...

Christmas romances. What's not to love?

Debbie Davis said...

what a fun give away!

Britney Gulbrandsen said...

Woo hoo! What a fun giveaway! Thanks! And congrats on the new releases :)

kbrebes said...

How Fun is this? Super fun!!! Congrats!!

Lo said...

Ooo, pick me, pick me!!! How fun! And congrats on the new releases!

Rachelle said...

Awesome! I'm so excited to read more of your beautiful words!

Donna K. Weaver said...

These are some awesome selections.