WE HAVE WINNERS!
GRAND PRIZE goes to Jen G., whose favorite British thing is Dr. Who!
Jen, you win a $20 gift card to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice); one Diamond Jubilee commemorative mug; one largeish Cadbury Fruit and Nut bar; one signed paperback ARC of About Last Night by Ruthie Knox.
SECOND PRIZE goes to bn100, whose favorite British thing is Buckingham Palace!
Bn100, you win one Diamond Jubilee commemorative tea towel; one largeish Cadbury Fruit and Nut bar; one signed paperback ARC of About Last Night by Ruthie Knox.
THIRD PRIZE goes to Spav, whose favorite British thing is the Harry Potter series!
Spav, you win one signed paperback ARC of About Last Night by Ruthie Knox.
Thanks for playing, everyone! I’ll contact the winners by e-mail.
So, Internet. Confession time. I am a geek.
Wait, what? You’re not surprised? What if I tell you that one of my most prized possessions is a mug from Queen Victoria’s 1897 Diamond Jubilee?
It’s true! I keep it on the highest of high shelves in the living room, just waiting for the day when Kidlet will locate it and destroy it. (I give him three months, four days. Feel free to make your own bets.)
So, yes. I am that kind of geek. The Anglophile Victorianist kind. The kind who’s read The Novels of Gaskell and also The Novels of Trollope and quite a few of The Novels of Dickens, including Bleak House — in serial parts, no less – for which I deserve a special prize.
I also own two pieces of Queen Victoria artwork, one of them satirical, but I will spare you, because I am supposed to have a point today. And that point is… DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION HOP!
Now, the whole purpose of a blog hop is to get stuff, and I’m going to tell you about the great stuff you can get in a sec. First, I will bore you with the knowledge that this blog hop is in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, which celebrates the fact that she’s coming up on 60 years on the throne. (And I hope we can all agree that’s a good thing, because I, for one, have no desire to see Charles with a crown balanced over those enormous ears of his.)
Ahem. So. This Diamond Jubilee Celebration Hop also commemorates the release of my next novel, About Last Night, on June 11, because About Last Night has a scorching hot English banker hero named Neville.
I did that.
And I will promise you here and now, Nev. Is. Hot. He will change your mind about men named Neville forever. He will drive every sad little stereotype about English twerps from the recesses of your brain for good and all. Nev is going to rock your world, is what I’m saying.
But since we must wait another little while for the arrival of Nev on the stage of romance to destroy our collective loins in an atomic conflagration, let’s talk about the free stuff you can win if you fill out a few forms. Yay, blog hop!
First, you should know that Romance at Random is giving away some awesome books.
· To 1 winner, 1 copy of Born To Darkness by Suzanne Brockmann
· To 1 winner, 1 copy of The Proposal by Mary Balogh
· To 1 winner, 1 copy of Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian
· To 3 winners, 1 copy of Witchful Thinking by HP Mallory
· To 10 winners, 1 copy of a preview copy from NetGalley of About Last Night by Ruthie Knox
· To 10 winners, 1 copy of a preview copy from NetGalley of Deep Autumn Heat by Elisabeth Barrett
When I add all that up on my fingers, I come up with 26 winners. That’s lots! All you have to do to be entered for those prizes is fill out this Rafflecopter widget thingy.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
But wait, there’s more! Lots of other sites are participating, and many of them have prizes! Here’s a list of all the participating sites:
I’m giving away prizes of my own. Anglophile prizes! Diamond Jubilee-themed Anglophile prizes! Check them out:
Excited yet? You should be!
Here are the details…
GRAND PRIZE — $20 gift card to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice); one Diamond Jubilee commemorative mug; one largeish Cadbury Fruit and Nut bar; one signed paperback ARC of About Last Night by Ruthie Knox
SECOND PRIZE — One Diamond Jubilee commemorative tea towel; one largeish Cadbury Fruit and Nut bar; one signed paperback ARC of About Last Night by Ruthie Knox
THIRD PRIZE — One signed paperback ARC of About Last Night by Ruthie Knox
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment answering this question:
What is your favorite British person, place, or thing?
I’ll go first: mine is Wispamint bars, which were the best chocolate-mint bars in the history of chocolate-mint bars.
But since they don’t actually exist anymore, I’ll submit that second place is a close tie between the phrase “dirty weekend” and Colin Firth.
I’ll settle for a dirty weekend with Colin Firth.