Monday, October 7, 2013

LDS Authors Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the 2nd Annual LDS Authors Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and American Night Writers Association. This hop features books written by LDS authors (i.e., members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). That does not mean all or even any of these books have LDS themes, only that the authors who wrote them are members of the LDS Church.

I am an author who also happens to be LDS, and for my giveaway I'm offering a copy my sweet medieval romance, Illuminations of the Heart. Illuminations of the Heart is temporarily unavailable in e-format (I hope to rectify that soon), so this is a giveaway for the hard copy version. (Hence, my apologies to international entries - this giveaway is open only to USA entrants.)

Here's the back cover copy of Illuminations of the Heart:

"Clothilde." He spoke the name on a breath like a prayer. Then he lowered his head and kissed her.

Her heart is lost in that first embrace, her world is shaken to its foundations. There is just one problem; her name is not Clothilde. It is Siriol de Calendri. Trained in the art of illumination in the far-off city of Venice, Siri is directed by her late brother's will to the county of Poitou in France, where she enters the guardianship of her brother's friend Sir Triston de Brielle. Once in Poitou, Siri hopes to find employment in an illuminator's shop - until Triston unexpectedly snatches her heart away with a kiss.

Triston is a man of quiet honor and courage, but the guild he carries for the death of his late wife, Clothilde, has left him numb and hesitant to love again. Worse yet, Siri bears an uncanny resemblance to his lost love. Or does she? Her merry laughter and twinkling eyes are very different from his late wife's shy smiles and quiet ways. Yet when he gazes into Siri's face, all he sees is Clothilde.

Then Triston's past returns to threaten them both. Will his tragic life with Clothilde be repeated with Siri? Trapped between the rivalry of the king's sons on the one hand and a neighbor out for vengeance on the other, Triston realizes it would be safer to send Siri away. But how can he bear to lose her again?

Siri is determined not to be cast off and not to live in another woman's shadow. She has illuminated many a priceless book with pen and paint. But can her own vibrant spirit illuminate the darkness in Triston's soul and make his heart beat for her alone?

This giveaway runs from Tuesday, Oct 8 - Tuesday, Oct 15. The winner will be announced here on JDP NEWS on Wednesday, Oct 16. USA entries only, please.

Please enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSSARY. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Winners will be selected on Oct 16, 2013 and have 48 hours to respond to an email notifying them of their win. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Questions? Contact me at

Now check out some more great giveaways in the hops below!


Rachel Williamson DeVaughn said...

The Kiss, by Francesco Hayez

Gayle said...

I think my favorite is "God Speed"!

Tiffany said...

I like Tristan and Isolde, by Edmund Blair Leighton

Thanks for the giveaway!! :D

Britney Gulbrandsen said...

My favorite is "Lancelot Slays the Caitiff Knight Sir Tarquin". I love the bold red!

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

BookLady said...

My favorite picture is God Speed by Edmund Blair Leighton. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kristi Quist said...

Tristan and Isolde, by Edmund Blair Leighton has always been a favorite. In high school, I bought a reproduction off ebay and it hangs in my bedroom. But I also love Stitching the Standard, by Edmund Blair Leighton because my grandmother taught me how to sew.

CleverWannabe said...

The Kiss, by Francesco Hayez

Big fan!

CleverWannabe said...

The Kiss, by Francesco Hayez

Big fan!

bn100 said...

Stitching the Standard

mel said...

Love your books! So many great pictures, so hard to choose. If I have to pick one, I'd say it's The Kiss by Francesco Hayez. Thanks for the chance to win!

Dena BooksforKids said...

I like "God Speed". Beautiful!

rhonda1111 said...

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Meghan said...

The Kiss by Hayez! So beautiful and romantic!

Megan Parsons said...

Stitching the Standard, by Edmund Blair Leighton

jessie2247 said...

I think my favorite has to be Dangerous Favor