Thursday, January 17, 2013

Book Giveaways!

   Happy New Year! 
Book Giveaways from Writer Friends 

     I thought it would be fun to introduce to you to some of my friends' work and to give you a chance to win a book or two.  Just sign up for an author's newsletter by the end of January for a chance to win his/her book.  No limit.  I'll also pick 5 subscribers from my list (old or new) to win a signed hardcover copy of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky.  So forward this message to your friends and they can sign up for my newsletter here.
Enter to win M.J. Rose's The Book of Lost Fragrances by signing up for her newsletter here. "Rose's deliciously sensual novel of paranormal suspense smoothly melds a perfume-scented quest to protect an ancient artifact with an ages-spanning romance.  Rose imbues her characters with rich internal lives in a complex plot that races to a satisfying finish." -Publishers Weekly, starred review
Enter to win Catherine McKenzie's Forgotten by signing up for her newsletter here. "Forgotten is the story of one young woman's life, broken down, reconstructed, and forever altered. It is an endearing story of discovery and transformation." - Booklist
Enter to win Ann Mah's Kitchen Chinese by signing up for her newsletter here. "A refreshing and fun narrative, helped along by a fantastic heroine whose insights into modern China and the expatriate experience will intrigue readers." -Publishers Weekly
Enter to win Sandra Gulland's Mistress of the Sun by signing up for her newsletter here. A compelling-and, in the words of one reviewer, "dangerously seductive"-novel based on the true life of a horse-crazy tomboy, Louise de la Vallière, the most unlikely and yet most beloved mistress of Louis XIV, gloriously known as the Sun King.

Enter to win Juliette Fay's The Shortest Way Home by signing up for her newsletter here. "Fay is one of the best authors of women's fiction ... A moving, introspective look at what it means to be family, and to be truly home." -Library Journal, starred review
Enter to win C.W. Gortner's The Queen's Vow by signing up for his newsletter here. "Highly recommended [and] richly detailed . . . brings Isabella of Castile to compelling life." - Historical Novel Reviews
Enter to win Cathy Marie Buchanan's The Painted Girls by signing up for her newsletter here. A gripping novel set in belle époque Paris and inspired by the real-life model for Degas's Little Dancer Aged 14 and by the era's most famous criminal trials.
    I hope you all will check out these titles even if you don't win the giveaway, but I'm crossing my fingers you will!

Warmest wishes,