Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...Giveaway Time

And the winners are...Maria Grazia and Laura Hartness. I'll be emailing you as well. Congratulations, ladies. Hope you enjoy the stories!

I have a few review copies of Intimations of Austen, my collection of Austen-inspired short stories, left from the last shipment and and I thought I would offer two up this week in a giveaway. You can consider it an early Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwansaa present, or you can pass it along to a Janeite on your list.

This is especially designed for those of you who are getting a little bored (dare I say it) with Pride and Prejudice and want to venture into Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. Somehow I never wrote a short story around Sense and Sensibility or Emma--in the case of the latter, it might be because Queen Emma always insists on having full-length novels rather than short stories if she is to serve as inspiration. DISCLAIMER: I don't mean to imply that P&P doesn't get its due in Intimations...four of the nine stories are P&P-inspired, but that's less than 50%, for crying out loud!

If you would like to be entered in a drawing for one of two copies that I will draw for on Sunday, November 22:
1) Leave me a comment on this posting for one entry
2) Become a follower for two entries
3) Tweet about this giveaway for three entries
***Be sure to provide me with your email address so that I can let you know if/when you've won.

Not quite sure if this is your cup of tea?

Here are some reviews from fellow bloggers:
Laurel Ann from Austenprose
Heather at Gofita's Pages
Lisa at Lit and Life
From Alexa at First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride & Prejudice
Mags on Austenblog


  1. Hi I would love to win this book-thanks for the contest-I follow your blog in google reader

    rereadinglives (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. I'd love to win this collection of short stories for two main reasons: I like Jane Austen novels and I like! You are one of my favourite bloggers, Jane! So I'm sure I'll love reading your Austen based fiction.
    I'm already a follower, I'm going to tweet about your giveaway and this is my e-mail address:

  3. Hi, I read the reviews on austenprose and austenblog. I would love to be entered for this giveaway.


  4. oh it's very much my cup of tea! Have tweeted. Just can't see your follow button!

  5. oh it's very much my cup of tea! [2]
    I'm already following you and have just tweeted ^^

    My e-mail address:
    mariana-m_fonseca (at) hotmail (dot) com

  6. I'd definitely be interested. My email is in my profile.

  7. This looks really interesting. Would love to get a chance to read it.

    Email addy: celestemm (at) hotmail (dot) com

  8. Thanks for offering this one up for giveaway-- I don't see alot of contests for this one.

    Don't see your "Follow" button, but I do follow you in Google Reader.

    I also tweeted about the contest, my Twitter name is @LHartness


    Laura Hartness
    CalicoCritic at gmail dot com

  9. Took a peek over at Amazon and enjoyed it immensely. If I don't win a copy than I'll definitely buy one for myself. I'm also going to become a follower of your blog.

    Email: lollieladybug at gmail dot com

    Thanks! :)

  10. Thanks for the comments, tweets, and follows. BTW, I finally added a Follow Me button near the top on the left...some things just take awhile :)

  11. I'm looking forward to reading your stories! Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway. I'll also post a review on my site and let you know when I do.

    Thanks again

    Laura Hartness