Thursday, October 16, 2008

Prizes, Prizes, Prizes!

The Leatherwood Press edition of my medieval romance, Loyalty’s Web, is at the printer and will be available in Deseret Bookstores in November. If you just can't wait, or don't live near a Deseret Book, it can be pre-ordered now on To celebrate, I am offering three—count them, THREE—$10 e-gift certificates to Deseret Book for three lucky winners to use to order copies of Loyalty’s Web! That’s like getting a $16.95 book for only $6.95. (Actually, that’s exactly what the winners will be getting!)

To read the rules for entering, go to the News & Contest page of my website . Deadline for entries: November 5, 2008.

I’m also hosting a drawing for an exciting new Regency Romance author. Debut romance author Donna Hatch is offering a free copy of her new e-book, The Stranger She Married, to some lucky winner who visits my website and follows the directions I’ve posted there.

To borrow the description from Donna’s website:

“Do you long to dance with Mr. Darcy or flirt with Mr. Ferrar? Do you fantasize of regency bad boys like rakes, highwaymen, and pirates? Do you swoon at the sight of a man on horseback or engaging in a duel?

“Welcome to the magical and mysterious Regency world where men were civilized and cultured, educated in dance, art and literature, and yet engaged in manly pursuits like hunting, fencing and the steeplechase. Imagine yourself in the glittering world of dukes and duchesses, libertines and lovers. Wear beautiful gowns, waltz with a viscount, outwit a killer, and fall in love.

The Stranger She Married is a sweet, yet sensual regency romance with adventure, intrigue, a love triangle, and a terrible secret. When her parents and only brother die within weeks of each other, Alicia and her younger sister are left in the hands of an uncle who has brought them all to financial and social ruin. Desperate to save her family from debtor's prison, Alicia vows to marry the first wealthy man to propose. She meets the dashing Lord Amesbury, and her heart whispers that this is the man she is destined to love, but his tainted past may forever stand in their way. Her choices in potential husbands narrow to either a scarred cripple with the heart of a poet, or a handsome rake with a deadly secret. Cole Amesbury is tormented by his own ghosts, and believes he is beyond redemption, yet he cannot deny his attraction for the girl whose genuine goodness touches the heart he'd thought long dead. He fears the scars in his soul cut so deeply that he may never be able to offer Alicia a love that is true. When yet another bizarre mishap threatens her life, Alicia suspects the seemingly unrelated accidents that have plagued her loved ones are actually a killer's attempt to exterminate every member of her family. Despite the threat looming over her, learning to love the stranger she married may pose the greatest danger to her heart.”

Entry deadline is also November 5, 2008, so be sure to visit the News & Contest page on my website to learn how you can enter my drawing to win a copy of this book!

I’ll be announcing a lot of winners on November 6th!


I was recently interviewed about Loyalty’s Web and my interest in medieval history by Sarah Albrecht on her Family for WREAL blog. Click HERE to read the interview.

I also updated my medieval research with joyce blog with a post on “Norman Conquest Day”. I hope you’ll visit my post there, too. If you forgot to celebrate on Tuesday, feel free to buy a cake (or at least, a cupcake!) and celebrate a day or two late!