Thursday, September 22, 2011

Grand Launch Super Giveaway Event!

English Historical Fiction Authors are happy to offer a Giveaway Event for our Grand Launch festivities. We are giving away a Kindle, three Amazon Gift Certificates and several books. Please go to our Giveaways page to see what we have to offer. Then return to this post to let us know what your first, second and third book choices are, if you should be a book winner. (Sorry, there is no comment option on the Giveaway page.) Please be sure to leave us contact information so that you will be able to receive your prize. Return each week for another book giveaway. And come back every day to find out what our authors have to say in our daily posts. England is a fascinating place!


Photo of Dryburgh Abbey Ruins thanks to Walter Baxter.

WINNERS!

The Grand Prize Kindle winner from the Super Launch Weekend is: Robin Haseltine! Congratulations, Robin! Robin says she downloads about six Kindle books per week, but has to read them on her computer. So the Kindle is going to someone who will really use it. She says she plans to read all our books on it.

Second Prize: Heather (Lolarific)
Third Prize: Prue Batten (Mesmered)
Fourth Prize: Lisa Richards

Recipients of the above prizes have been contacted and must claim their prizes by Sat. Oct. 1, 2011, by 10PM PST or the prizes will be awarded to another contestant.

81 comments:

  1. I love historical fictions. this blog is just perfect for my literary preferences. :) ever since i moved to england i have tried as much as possible to travel around and visit all those great and magnificent places i have read and studied about. it is an extraordinary feeling to visit a cathedral that you have only seen in pictures, and you have only read in books, it feels like pieces fall into place, like the puzzle is finally finished.

    1. The Lady's Slipper, by Deborah Swift
    2. Second Chances, by Tess St. John
    3.The Companion of Lady Holmeshire, by Debra Brown

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  2. I think your blog and Launch Giveaway Event is a great idea. I wish you all the best with your future ventures and writing!
    Calum
    e-mail: thesecretwriter(at)boxbe(dot)com
    http://www.thesecretwriterblog.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks for providing a great site and for the opportunity to win some fabulouse prizes.

    1. Darcy and Fitzwilliam, by Karen Wasylowski
    2. Salt Bride, by Lucinda Brant
    3. The Lady's Slipper, by Deborah Swift

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  4. I love historical fiction. It makes me want to read about the actual battles/people that inspired the fictional account.

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  5. I am addicted to historical fiction!!!! It is my absolute favorite genre! I would love the chance to win any of the prizes, with my top three books being the signed paperbacks of The Queen's Pawn, To Be Queen and The Lady's Slipper. Thanks!
    Colleen Turner
    candc320@gmail.com

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  6. As a hist.fict reader and very much obsessed with Middle Ages, Renaissance, Regency and Georgian-based fiction, this is a site that hist.fict writers will love.
    Many thanks for the site and the giveaways.

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  7. Missy's choices are The Queens Pawn, Salt Bride and The Companions of Lady Holmshire. Pineappleprincess.ms@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  8. I love this new blog! Being an avid Jane Austen fan I'm already following quite a few blogs but this is the first focusing on all historical fiction :-)

    Captain Wentworth's Persuasion

    lallyjx@libero.it

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  9. What a wonderful giveaway. I love finding new authors.

    I live in the US. If I win I'd love ebook versions of the following:

    The Companion of Lady Holmeshire
    A Dead Man's Debt
    Midnight Marriage

    Thank you

    ~ Jenna

    JAScribbles at g mail

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  10. I'm international, and I'd love to win the printed version of either one of these books:

    1. The Lady's Slipper, by Deborah Swift
    2. The Queen's Pawn, by Christy English
    3. Salt Bride, by Lucinda Brant

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  11. What a great blog and super giveaway! I love England - I've been three times in three years and can't wait to go back!

    cmdaphne(at)tds(dot)net

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  12. What a fab site - I am an English History buff, and I am excited about the future of this site! Aye, a cuppa tea is necessary when searching this site!

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  13. Great giveaway and blog. I would love any of the following books:

    1. The Lady's Slipper, by Deborah Swift
    2. The Queen's Pawn, by Christy English
    3. Salt Bride, by Lucinda Brant

    thanks,

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  14. What a fabtastic giveaway!
    My book choices (printed only please) are:
    1.Heyerwood: A Novel, by Lauren Gilbert
    2.The Companion of Lady Holmeshire, by Debra Brown
    3.The Lady's Slipper, by Deborah Swift

    Thanks for the chance!
    Marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

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  15. Great site!It'd be smashing if children could get exposed to English literature and history at a young age! I'd like these 3 books if I am selected for the giveaway:
    The Lady's Slipper by Deborah Swift
    George in London by Tim Queensey
    The Companion of Lady Holmeshire, by Debra Brown
    terrywilliamsresearcher@gmail.com

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  16. I was excited to learn about your site on Goodreads! I would love to win the following books:
    1. To Be Queen by Christy English
    2. The Queen's Pawn by Christy English
    3. The Lady's Slipper by Deborah Swift

    slkenn79@gmail.com

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  17. I love your new site and look forward to reading it regularly, as I'm a fan of historicals.

    Here are my choices:

    1. A Very Merry Chase, by Teresa Thomas Bohannon
    2. The Companion of Lady Holmeshire, by Debra Brown
    3. Second Chances by Tess St.

    robinhaseltine@aol.com

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  18. I look forward to your regular blogs 0n all things English.

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  19. Glad to hear about your new blog. Best of luck with it!

    My choices are: (ebook only please, I'm in the US)

    1. NOBLE SATYR, MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE and AUTUMN DUCHESS, by Lucinda Brant
    2. A Dead Man's Debt, by Grace Elliot
    3. The Companion of Lady Holmeshire, by Debra Brown

    By the way, the link to the Giveaways page works in your blog post. But the Giveaways tab in the Menu bar at the top does not.

    Kelly S. Bishop (kellysbishop@gmail.com)

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  20. Love the site - My choice of books are:

    The Lady Sleeper
    The Companion of Lady Holmeshire
    Second Chances
    I already have Heyerwood and Persuasion
    th4tennis@hotmail.com

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  21. Thanks for the opportunity! :)

    books@linusandbubba.com

    1. The Lady's Slipper
    2. Salt Bride
    3. A Dead Man's Debt

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  22. I am truly enjoying this site!
    My choices are:
    Second Chances: Tess St. John
    Salt Bride: Lucinda Brandt
    The Queen's Pawn: Christy English

    robinbadillo720@yahoo.com

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  23. How fun!

    -The Companion of Lady Holmeshire
    -A Very Merry Chase
    -Captain Wentworth's Persuasion

    tarrahmont@yahoo.com

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  24. What an awesome blog and giveaway!! I love historical fiction, and English historical fiction is my all time fave! Thanks for the chance to win some terrific prizes :)
    The Lady's Slipper
    To Be Queen
    The Queen's Pawn

    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  25. Love the blog and look forward to reading more of your posts! Great giveaway as well!

    Lana Williams

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  26. I love historical fiction. Maybe because it ignites my imagination and makes me think of how my ancestors lived.

    Both of Christy English's books are on my to read list.

    1.To Be A Queen
    2. The Queen's Pawn
    3. The Salt Bride


    Jennifer Denning

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  27. I would LOVE to win!

    My choices for books would be:
    1. Debra Brown's book
    2. A very Merry Chase

    my email is:
    feliciarogersauthor@yahoo.com

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  28. As a reader and writer of historical fiction, this is a very exciting site! I have already thoroughly enjoyed Christy English's books, so I would like to be entered for:
    The Companion of Lady Holmshire
    George in London
    The Lady's Slipper
    Thanks, Jo Ann Butler
    joann@rebelpuritan.com

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  29. The opening blurb for the site reads as if it's not for English people! Am I allowed to join?
    Jen

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  30. This is wonderful! Thank you, English Historical Fiction Authors!!!
    1. Salt Bride
    2. Second Chances
    3. The Companion of Lady Holmeshire
    Robin Weiss
    RW620@aol.com

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  31. So glad to find this page. Thanks for the giveaway
    To Be Queen, by Christy English~ a signed copy
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The Queen's Pawn, by Christy English~ a signed copy

    The Lady's Slipper, by Deborah Swift

    chris75_tn@yahoo.com

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  32. THX for an awesome giveaway.

    Second Chances, by Tess St. John
    To Be Queen, by Christy English
    The Queen's Pawn, by Christy English

    berrylicious_cutie(at)hotmail(.)com

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  33. Phillipa Gregory and the Tudors from Showtime got me seriously hooked on historical fiction. I'd always read some historical romance but getting a peek at the inside workings of the British monarchy really fascinated me.

    Book choices-
    To Be Queen, by Christy English
    Salt Bride, by Lucinda Brant
    Darcy and Fitzwilliam, by Karen Wasylowski
    (\___/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  34. Great contest. Thanks!

    danithorne at yahoo dot com

    1. The Lady's Slipper
    2. Salt Bride
    3. A Dead Man's Debt

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  35. Great blog. Can't wait to read more.
    If my name is drawn, I'd pick international versions of -
    1. A Very Merry Chase, by Teresa Thomas Bohannon~ Personalized PDF
    2. George in London, by Tim Queeney~ an ebook
    3.Second Chances, by Tess St. John~ a signed copy
    Thanks so much.
    Suzi Love
    suzi@suzilove.com

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  36. Looking forward to reading more of your books and blog. What a great idea!

    1. To Be Queen
    2. A Very Merry Chase
    3. Captain Wentworth's Persuasion

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  37. Please everyone! Remember to leave contact information. Thanks!

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  38. Oh here is mine! johanna.belanger@gmail.com

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  39. I am so excited to find this blog site. I like so many who already commented LOVE historical English fiction.
    Thank you for the prize giveaway opportunities. I would like: 1)Darcy and Fitzwilliam by Karen W.
    2)The Companion of Lady Holmeshire by Debra B.
    3)A Very Merry Chase by Teresa B.

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  40. Congratulations on the launch of your blog. It looks fantastic and I cannot wait to see it grow.

    My three choices are:
    1. Second Chances, by Tess St. John~ a signed copy
    2. Noble Satyr, Midnight Marriage and Autumn Duchess, by Lucinda Brant~ an ebook bundle
    3. Queen Defiant/Devil's Consort, by Anne O'Brien~ a signed print copy

    Thank you for the giveaways.
    Cambonified (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  41. Congrats on the blog launch! It looks great. I love reading English historical fiction.

    My three choices are:
    1. Second Chances by Tess St. John - a signed copy
    2. Noble Satyr, Midnight Marriage & Autumn Duchess by Lucinda Brant - an ebook bundle
    3. A Dead Man's Debt by Grace Elliot - ebook

    Thanks!

    slandon9903(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I love historical fiction !
    I am international and would like print copies of :
    Salt Bride, by Lucinda Brant
    The Lady's Slipper, by Deborah Swift
    Queen Defiant/Devil's Consort by Anne O'Brien

    thank you SO much for this awesome giveaway !

    starlight023(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  43. Love the photos. Makes me want to take a trip to England.
    Thanks for the opportunity at the giveaway.

    A J Hawke
    ajhawkeauthor at aol dot com

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  44. I love reading and historical fiction is a must.
    1. Second Chances, by Tess St. John
    2. The Companion of Lady Holmeshire, by Debra Brown
    3. A Very Merry Chase, by Teresa Thomas Bohannon
    Good luck to everyone
    megamiet@yahoo.com

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  45. My three choices for books:

    The Companion of Lady Holmeshire by Debra Brown
    Second Chances by Tess St. John
    NOBLE SATYR, MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE and AUTUMN DUCHESS, by Lucinda Brant

    A J Hawke
    ajhawkeauthor at aol dot com

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  46. I'm in the U.S.

    1)A Very Merry Chase
    2) A Dead Man's Debt
    3) Darcy & Fitzwilliam

    e-book please, unless paperback is easier
    rialyons at gmail dot com

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  47. In the US, but grew up in England. Loving this page! My three choices are:
    1 Second chances by Tess St John
    2 Captain Wentorth's Persuasion by Regina Jeffers
    3 A Dead Man's Debt by Grace Elliot

    Would love signed paperbacks--email is

    srpolansky@ yahoo DOT com

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  48. 1. A very merry Chase-by Teresa Thomas Bohannon
    2. The Companion of Lady Holmeshire, by Debra Brown
    3.NOBLE SATYR, MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE and AUTUMN DUCHESS, by Lucinda Brant

    Paperback preferable. PDF as a 2nd choice.
    email is: hchandler3003@yahoo.com
    In the U.S.A

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  49. As the holder of a degree in history, what can I say? I breezed through college to a summa cum laude finish on the strength of all the very fine and accurate historical fiction I had read that grounded me so well that the actual coursework seemed like filler in the cracks of my overall knowledge. Even though I now write fantasy and alternate history, a lot of my stuff is grounded in straight history. So... long may this site and all historical fiction writers rule! Nice job on the site, and best of luck with it and all your books.

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  50. It's nice to have you here, and of course, everyone! Thanks for posting.

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  51. Thank you for the great giveaway:)
    Im glad i finlly got the chance to get over here!!
    elliott2668(at)yahoo(dot)com
    i am a follower//Temprance

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  52. Thank you for such a great giveaway!
    1)A Very Merry Chase
    2) A Dead Man's Debt
    3) Darcy & Fitzwilliam

    vandango33 at gmail dot com

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  53. great blog
    If i would be lucky enough to win I would like
    To Be Queen, by Christy English
    The Queen's Pawn, by Christy English
    Second Chances, by Tess St. John

    meandi09@yahoo.com

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  54. Looks like a fun place to hang out. Just started getting back to reading historical romances, so thanks for the amazing contest.


    cathy m
    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

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  55. What a great post.
    They are all great books...how to choose???

    Well if I have to:
    A Very Merry Chase, by Teresa Thomas Bohannon
    Second Chances, by Tess St. John
    A Dead Man's Debt, by Grace Elliot

    musicalfrog at comcast.net

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  56. Historical Fiction has always been my favorite genre, especially English and Irish historical. If I were to win I would like:

    Queen Defiant/Devil's Consort, by Anne O'Brien~ a signed print copy

    Salt Bride, by Lucinda Brant~ a signed hardcover, available internationally

    The Companion of Lady Holmeshire, by Debra Brown~ a signed paperback

    This is going to be a fun site!! Thanks to owner and authors for having this great giveaway!!
    momkelly2003(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  57. I saw Grace Elliot's post about the contest on The Romance Reviews website and had to zip on over and enter. I love the website and will visit frequently to see what's happening with my favorite authors!

    I hope to win one of the following selections:
    1. "A Dead Man's Debt" by Grace Elliot (ebook)
    2. "Noble Satyr, Midnight Marriage, and Autumn Duchess" by Lucinda Brant
    3. "George in London" by Tim Queeney

    I couldn't resist the last selection as I live in Virginia!

    anncswank@gmail.com

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  58. I love English history, too. Have been to England and love all things English. What a delightful idea for a blog. The pictures are stunning.

    My choices:
    1. The Lady's Slipper, by Deborah Swift
    2. The Queen's Pawn, by Christy English
    3. Salt Bride, by Lucinda Brant

    sjb1441 at comcast dot net

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  59. I'm with everyone else with loving the concept of this blog and the giveaway for it's launch! Thank you for doing this amazing giveaway!

    My Top 3 are:
    1. NOBLE SATYR, MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE and AUTUMN DUCHESS, by Lucinda Brant
    2. A Very Merry Chase, by Teresa Thomas Bohannon
    3.Heyerwood: A Novel, by Lauren Gilbert

    I'm absolutely drooling over all the books listed though!

    dani3222001(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. I sounds like there is a wonderful line up of authors here.

    My top 3 are:
    1. A Dead man's debt e-book
    2.) Captain Wentworth's Persuasion print
    3.) Second Chances- print

    I made my choices of e-book or print by what was being offered :)

    charity@charityparkerson.com

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  61. Linda Collison told me about this site and I'm very excited she is to be blogging here. It also gives me the fabulous opportunity to read blogs from many amazing and talented authors.

    Limiting myself to only three of the books,I list them in random order:

    Salt Bride, by Lucinda Brant
    A Very Merry Chase, by Teresa Thomas Bohannon
    Second Chances, by Tess St. John

    Thanks,

    Melanie Sherman (melaniesherman.blogspot.com)

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  63. Where has this site been all my life? :D I love the pictures and the premise is exciting! I can't wait to see what the future will bring!

    Terrific site and terrific giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    Charli (CharliDenae@AOL.com)

    My book choices should I be picked:
    The Companion of Lady Holmeshire, by Debra Brown
    A Very Merry Chase, by Teresa Thomas Bohannon
    Darcy and Fitzwilliam, by Karen Wasylowski

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  64. Aaaah, I've been to the Belton House and LOVED it! This is a great idea! I would love to be a part of your giveaway!

    Choices:
    The Companion of Lady Holmeshire, Darcy & Fitzwilliam and Salt Bride!

    Thanks
    lisalolsen(at)gmail.com

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  65. I am very glad of being part of this lovely blog. Historical fiction is lovely, and it makes me learn things apart from making me have a great time while reading them.
    Fantastic idea this giveaway!! I am very excited :D

    My book choices:
    The Lady's Slippers.
    Second Chances.
    Darcy and Fitzwilliam.

    Thanks a lot.
    cintaenglish@gmail.com

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  66. I believe I'm going to enjoy your blog very much.
    Thank you having this giveaway.
    My choices are:
    The Companion of Lady Holmeshire
    The Lady's Slipper
    A Very Merry Chase
    I wish you much success on your blog.

    Cindy Price
    drjakesma at sbcglobal dot net

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  67. Good luck with your new blog launch. Isn't it amazing, in the cut-throat corporate world we live in that all these fantastic authors can get together? Work together? Promote their work together? Fantastic!
    www.nancyleebadger.com

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  68. So glad to see this blog here! Congratulations on your launch, and thanks for being so generous with your readers!

    1 - Second Chances // Tess St. John
    2 - Salt Bride // Lucinda Brant
    3 - A Very Merry Chase // Teresa Thomas Bohannon

    I'd love to have print copies, if possible. :)
    julieguan AT gmail DOT com
    Los Angeles

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  69. Congratulations on your launch. Have just stumbled on your blog and what a fab find it is ... another reader here who loves English History woven into fiction! What a generous giveaway.

    Please do not enter me for the Kindle.

    My three choices are (UK):
    The Seal by Richard Denning
    Devil's Consort by Anne O'Brien
    The Lady's Slipper by Deborah Swift

    Thanks

    shaz (dot) goodwin (at) sky (dot) com

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  70. I love England and stories about it! Regencies are my favorite!

    Margay1122ATaolDOTcom

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  71. I love regencies!

    My book choices are:
    A Very Merry Chase, by Teresa Thomas Bohannon
    Second Chances, by Tess St. John
    Captain Wentworth's Persuasion, by Regina Jeffers

    Linda Banche (Blogger is being difficult, so I've left my email address.)
    lindabanche@comcast.net

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  72. Didn't see my post so trying again. Love the site, looking forward to visiting it several times. Again, thank you, hard to choose books but I finally did.

    choices are
    1- Second Chances
    2- A Dead Man's Debt
    3- The Companion of Lady Holmeshire

    Lady Cynthia B, in Houston Tx
    email brynjestad@att.net

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  73. All of these books sound fscinating, and the conterst is terrific.

    I'd love to win:
    A Dead Man's Debt
    Second Chances
    or
    The Lady's Slipper

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  74. I will need paperback books unless I win the kindle then I will be able to accept ebooks. I live in the U.S. and would love any book on the list. I can't really pick a top 3 as they all sound wonderful.

    Thanks,

    Candy Little

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  75. Great idea thanks. Top 3 book choices are:

    The Players
    To Defy A King
    Darcy and Fitzwilliam

    Print copy where possible please.

    the.grants at lineone.net

    Hampton-in-Arden, Solihull, England

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  76. A wonderful sight and very excited to find you! Wishing you every success.

    I would be delighted to win any of the following books:-

    Lady of the English, by Elizabeth Chadwick
    Darcy and Fitzwilliam, by Karen Wasylowski
    Queen Defiant/Devil's Consort by Anne O'Brien

    I already have a kindle so please do not enter me into that competition.

    lougrahamii (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  77. I'm glad to have found this site.
    As for the choosing of books, they all sound fab and I'd be glad to receive any of them. Decisions aren't my strong point, Reading is!

    nikihb@fastmail.fm

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  78. I love historical fiction especially set in Scotland, England and Ireland, since my family emigrated from those areas. I was able to visit Scotland and England a number of years ago and want badly to return for a more in-depth stay.
    I love books and any would be a pleasure to have and read as would be a Kindle..
    My picks are:
    a. The Companion of Lady Holmeshire, by Debra Brown
    b. Second Chances, by Tess St. John
    c. A Very Merry Chase, by Teresa Thomas Bohannon

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  79. Love the picture of Dryburgh Abbey, Scottish Borders are the best place in the world. Can't wait to explore, great place to find interesting historical fiction. Would love to find a book in set in france mid 1400's/

    Lady of English by E Chadwick

    Capitan Wentworth's Persuasion by R Jeffers

    The Campion of Lady Holmeshire E Brown

    Jody Jawisrwa at gmail dot com

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  80. The Giveaway is now closed. Thank you all so much for your interest in the blog, the authors and the books. We hope to have a living blog here, with new posts daily and comments from you all.

    Thanks!

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  81. DeanY, you are a book winner, but left no contact information. Please contact me via the email form by Thursday at midnight PST or another winner will be selected.

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