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Oh, the Giveaways!!!

December 20, 2009

I have to say, one of the best things about having THE SEASON sites are all the giveaways. I LOVE winning stuff. Hey, I think that’s pretty normal, right? Then it’s not surprising that I love making winners out of people. Since I LOVE books, both reading and writing them, this is the perfect venue for me. That said, the Christmas Basket Giveaway has launched. The entries are pouring in. I have to say that out of all the giveaways I’ve held, this is the one I wish I could enter. I mean seriously, 38 books and chocolate!  That’s like pure heaven to a reader. If you haven’t entered yet, click here to go to the entry page. All it takes is a simple email.

Oh, I should have mentioned this first, the January/February issue of the Season is now available online. It was touch and go if I’d be able to launch it in time. I had a proposal that took absolute precedence. But I did, and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. If you haven’t had a chance to browse the issue, here’s the link.  You’ll notice I added a Calendar of Events page, which is as much to help me as to inform visitors what’s going on where and when. I also gave the Free Reads a page of its own. I think a book cover will attract more readers into sampling the stories. I guess I’ll see whether I’m right or not.

Another note, I will be announcing the winners of the Pitch Contest December 24th.

Lastly, but not least, I’m giving away 10 advanced autographed copies of my debut, SINFUL SURRENDER. You might have noticed it on the site and the blog a time or two (grins broadly). Apart from that giveaway, I’m holding another one as a heartfelt THANK YOU to all the people who have already ordered the book. Those pre-orders can make a big difference on how well a book does. So for all you readers who are so willing to take a chance on my book, I wanted to do something special for you. In this contest 2 (two) winners will win a $25 Visa Card, and since you’re already getting a copy of my book, you will also win a December or January release of your choice. You can find entry details for both contests here.

Before I go, I thought it would be fun to post the query that sold SINFUL SURRENDER. As a writer, that sort of stuff always interested me when other writers sold. I, personally think, it tells a slightly different story than the back blurb, but then again, I’m completely biased, so what do I know. In any case, it caught Hilary Sares eye and that’s what counted because she requested the full literally twenty minutes after I emailed the query to her. Then on September 4, 2008 she called me and told she wanted to buy the book. THANK YOU HILARY and thank you Barb for always helping me polish up my queries. 🙂

sinfulsurrender_blogSINFUL SURRENDER QUERY

Lord James Rutherford fights the inexorable demise of his bachelorhood with every sane bone in his body. But the single-minded pursuit of the delectable Missy Armstrong entering her fourth London Season proves his undoing. Just as he’s decided to risk the wrath of her brother—his friend—and right the wrong of their indiscretion, James discovers the consequences of a forgotten night of drunken passion has left yet another lady of ton compromised.

For Millicent ‘Missy’ Armstrong, being ruined by the man of her dreams is nothing to wring her hands and bury her face in her hands about.  But when an offer of marriage isn’t immediately forthcoming, and whispers of James’s betrothal to another—and pending fatherhood—reaches her ears, there isn’t an acre of land on the Continent far enough on which to escape. Then, in an abrupt reversal, James is back on her doorstep with the offer she’d yearned to receive…two weeks and one woman too late.

In the face of her unwavering refusal, James launches a war to win back her passion, her trust, and her love. A war as ruthless as it is seductive. With the wounds of her heartbreak still fresh and raw, can he convince her that far from the second choice, she has always been the only choice for him?

And that is James and Missy’s story in a nutshell. 🙂

21 Comments

  1. Beverley it sounds fantastic and I for one can’t wait to read this book I am just about to put my order in here in Australia and it is on my list.

    The gift basket sounds awesome I have read a few of the books in it and have a lot more of them on my TBR pile now if only I could find time to read them LOL

    Have Fun
    Helen

  2. i cant wait to put my order in Australia for Sinful Surrender and put it on my bookshelf, =] Just staring at the gift basket make me all giddy LOL. Wouldn’t it be an unforgettable Christmas present =]. is the entry only for US and Canadian entrants only?

  3. Helen,

    Thanks for the support. I’m always tickled that someone beside my CP or family wants to read anything I write. But I LOVED Sinful Surrender. It’s my first book (first completed manuscript, the first historical I ever attempted to write and my first sale) so it will always be near and dear to my heart. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂 And yeah, that Gift Basket is WAY AWESOME. hehehe I want it.

    Elizabeth,

    Sadly, the expense of shipping that is just too much and I can only offer the gift basket to US and Canadian residents. But I will always have other giveaways on the site that will be open to everyone. And thanks for supporting my book. I wonder when it’s released in Australia. You can always enter to win one here. 😉

    Bev

  4. Your book sounds fantastic Beverly! I have it on my to-read list over at goodreads. ^^

  5. Love the query! And I ABSOLUTELY can’t wait to read your book. 🙂

  6. The books sounds great! It’s on my TBR as well. Congrats!

  7. I look forward to the release of your debut. Best wishes for a successful launch!

  8. Beverly, there needs to be more people like you. I LOVE giveaways! I can’t wait until your book comes out. I want it sooooo bad! And reading that blurb, it’s no wonder Hillary loved it.

    ~Phyllis~

  9. Hi Beverley! Congratulations on the upcoming release of “Sinful Surrender”. I can’t tell you enough how much I look forward to reading it. I’m already looking for it in stores, even though it won’t be out tell the first part of January. A girl can only hope.

  10. Congrats on your upcoming release “Sinful Surrender” it sounds like an awesome book! I love the cover! I can’t wait to read it.

  11. *ears perk up* ARC of your release? Ahem…

  12. Congrats on your upcoming debut release, Beverley.

  13. Beverly, Sinful Surrender sounds wonderful. I have had it on my wish list since I first saw it on The Season website, before I knew you wrote it. I am praying that it definitely comes out on the Kindle as that is the way I am trying to get my books now. My husband hates having so many lying around the house so he bought it for me for Mothers Day. However I am never above entering the giveaways and buying a book in print if it is not available for the Kindle. I haven’t preordered it, but it will definitely be purchased as soon as it releases!!!

    Of course I have dropped my name in the hat for the Christmas Basket! That one would make my day!

  14. Your “seasoned bloggers” are eagerly awaiting the chance to indulge in SINFUL SURRENDER : )

  15. This is a great place to be. I love finding new books

  16. You guys are GREAT!! Thank you. I hope you all enjoy it. 🙂

  17. I’m intrigued 🙂 Looking forward to read your book Bev!

  18. COngrats on your upcoming release! I am very excited to read your story! Merry Christmas Everyone!

  19. Congratulations on the upcoming release, Beverly! Love the book blurb! 🙂 Poor beleaguered hero 😉