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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?"


 Whoohooo!!!

 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!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

21 comments:

  1. I actually enjoy the Austen fan stories... loved Austenland!

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    1. I thought the movie was good... but the book was better!!

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  2. Love all things JA! I never get tired of reading/watching every new thing that comes out. BTW: LOVE those earrings!!! :)

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    1. Aren't they fun?? She even names custom designs!

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  3. I am more of an Austen purist, though I do like the fan stories set in Austen times, not so keen on the modern ones

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    1. See, I'm the opposite! If it's Regency period then I expect REAL Austen stories!

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    1. That soap is so pretty I don't know if I could ruin it with water!

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  5. Love love love all your give away items. I am more an Austen purist but I will allow some liberties as long as they are true to the characters.

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    1. I'm loving the giveaways, too! And agreed on keeping the characters true. I read a sequel the other day that had Elizabeth marrying Wickham and it was odd ...

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  6. I'm open to changes and new things!!

    Congrats and thank for the wonderful giveaway opportunities!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I am, too.... after I'm dragged kicking and screaming toward them. :D No, seriously, I love a switch-up!
      Thank you and you're welcome!

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  7. So excited to read your new book and give aways are always fun! That soap looks fabulous!

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    1. Doesn't it, Laura? I love the color and I bet it smells wonderful.

      Stay tuned as we get closer to October. There should be paper copy giveaways!

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  8. Can't wait to read your new book! I'm practically chomping at the literary bit!

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    1. Haha! I'm just glad to see it finally out into the world. All my "girls" will be together!

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  9. I can't wait to read your new book. I make soap and the lovely soap you are giving away gave me a new idea to work on today. Thanks for the opportunities to win. I will be following your blog regularly from now on, thanks to my BFF Megan who made me aware!!!

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    1. How wonderful! I tried making soap with glycerin. I bought 25 lbs from Amazon (don't laugh- I didn't know how much that was!). I made oatmeal/honey rounds for Christmas... and I was done. :) I have to give some to all my friends because there was no way I could use all of it. It was a lot of work!

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  10. I am mostly a purist but I can enjoy departures for their own merits.

    You have gotten quite a lovely little collection for the giveaways! 3 people are going to be very lucky!

    Blessings!
    Jasmine

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  11. Hi Jasmine! Isn't it neat? I do love etsy. Some many wonderful hand-made items. I feel like we get to have the best of the global community of artists and creative... especially wonderful for people like myself who live in the rural areas of the nation. :)

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