Monday, April 28, 2014

Winner of LOST IN AUSTEN and a new give away!

Ok, are you all tired of this yet? NO? Neither am I!!

I admit it. I'm a cave-dweller, happily pecking away at my keyboard. When I'm forced to interact with the world I am just like Mr. Bennet. ("Where did you all COME FROM?")
But this whole giveaway thing is just perfect! I get to be sort of social, spread Austen joy, and a little bonus is the fact I can see my desk again. My pile of Austen goodies is getting smaller but there is still MUCH MORE to give away before Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits comes out in paper in July!
Speaking of which... Guess what I saw!!!

Yes, it's the cover up on Amazon!! The paper copy is the only option available right now (and for pre-order) but I'm watching for the ebook to pop up. SOOOO exciting! Here's the blurb if anyone hasn't heard about it yet.
         "A lively Southern retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, featuring Lucy Crawford, who is thrown back into the path of her first love while on a quest to save her beloved family home.

Lucy Crawford is part of a wealthy, well-respected Southern family with a long local history. But since Lucy’s mother passed away, the family home, a gorgeous antebellum mansion, has fallen into disrepair and the depth of her father’s debts is only starting to be understood. Selling the family home may be the only option—until her Aunt Olympia floats the idea of using Crawford house to hold the local free medical clinic, which has just lost its space. As if turning the plantation home into a clinic isn’t bad enough, Lucy is shocked and dismayed to see that the doctor who will be manning the clinic is none other than Jeremiah Chevy—her first love.

Lucy and Jeremiah were high school sweethearts, but Jeremiah was from the wrong side of the tracks. His family was redneck and proud, and Lucy was persuaded to dump him. He eventually left town on a scholarship, and now, ten years later, he’s returned as part of the rural physician program. And suddenly, their paths cross once again. While Lucy’s family still sees Jeremiah as trash, she sees something else in him—as do several of the other eligible ladies in town. Will he be able to forgive the past? Can she be persuaded to give love a chance this time around?"


 So, to celebrate the sighting of Persuasion, Captain Wentworth and Cracklin' Cornbread, I've got some great giveaways this week!

 But first.... Our winner! AMANDA J, Rafflecopter loves you and wants you to have LOST IN AUSTEN on DVD!

OK, now for this week's prizes!

First of all, these darling earrings by Designs by Annette. I have a few pairs of these (she also does custom orders) and they are just adorable! Plus, they're great conversation starters. You can find out more about the earrings here.

Next, this is one of the funnest prizes I've ever given away. A Persuasion fridge magnet set by FridgeLit! Oh my word... I could play with these all day!

And lastly, a gift for the romantic in all of us. Pride and Prejudice lavender soap by Pen And Candle. I'm very tempted to get the Sense and Sensibility apple lavender lemon zest soap but I'm afraid I would try to eat my own arm. I would smell DELICIOUS.

Ok, my dear friends! Enter early and often- and good luck! One winner per item, so THREE people will get a bit of Austen love this week!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We have a winner for the Austen Art... and a DVD giveaway!

Hello, everybody! I have to first apologize for missing all your comments. For some reason, yahoo decided to send everything to my spam folder. (How? WHY??) So, I've just realized that there was a bit of conversation happening over here... and I was in la-la-land.
  Reading them straight through, I came to two conclusions.

One- Etsy is awesome.

 And two- we're all suckers for Austen goodies.

Which brings me to our winner...

Marissa, Rafflecopter loves you and wants you to have a Kristy Zink original drawing! Whoohoo! I really think I need my own version of this. With all my heroines, in the colors they wear in the Austen Takes the South books. *swoon*

What I really want is this Austen era gown, but since I can't have that... I'll stick to the art. 

Now, for our next giveaway, I thought I'd put up one of my favorite Austen movies... but it's not one of the originals... it's LOST IN AUSTEN
Here's the blurb, if you haven't seen it before: 

Amanda Price is sick of the modern world. She yearns for the romance and elegance found in the books by her favorite author, Jane Austen. But she's about to get a rude awakening as one fateful evening, she is propelled into the scheming 19th century world of Pride and Prejudice while that book's Elizabeth Bennet is hurled into hers. As the book's familiar plot unfolds, Amanda triggers new romantic twists and turns within the Bennet family circle as she clumsily tries to help the sisters nab husbands and even captivates the tantalizing Mr. Darcy herself. But what about Elizabeth...and what will become of one of the world's greatest love stories?

It's got some really funny scenes, a few plot twists, and of course.... ROMANCE.
Still not convinced you need to see the movie? 
There! Elliot Cowan doing his best impression of Colin Firth's lake scene (which of course, did not exist in Austen's Pride and Prejudice, but let's not quibble).
So, enter early and enter often! I'll make sure to pop in and out to check for comments. :) 

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Winner and a new Jane Austen giveaway!

Hello everybody!! The date for the paper release of Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits is getting closer.
                            I. Am. So. Excited.

For a little perspective, I'm usually sort of like this. But I'm not a cat.

Or, maybe like this. But I'm not Clint Eastwood. Or an old guy.

 Maybe kind of like this... definitely closer. I'm not as funny as Colbert and I can't tell a joke with a straight face to save my life but I just don't get POSITIVELY GIDDY about very much.
 But this is me, now. It's sooooo close. I've loved the reissue of the ebooks and am thrilled with the way they're being received, but at heart, I'll always be a book-in-my-hand kind of girl. And having this series in paper ON MY SHELF is making me want wave my hands in the air and give away lots of prizes!

  Which brings me to our winner!
TEISH, rafflecopter loves YOU and wants you to have The Jane Austen Cookbook! I've already sent you an e-mail, so just let me know your mailing address and I'll send it on!

Now, for the next prize, we're going back to art. This is a new artist I've met recently through facebook and the etsy community. I AM IN LOVE with her drawings. They're so whimsical. She's created a drawing just for us... ready????
Kristy Zink has the most adorable take ont he Austen heroines and I love how their personality really shines through. So, for the next give away, I'm offering this 8X10 Austen heroine art print. You can check it out in a few more close up shots here on her etsy page.

Ok, everyone! As always, enter early and enter often, and I'll announce the winners next week. Good luck! 

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