Prepping for the BIG DAY!

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Can I get a Hip, Hip, Hooray!?!?!? TEMPTATION OF THE DUKE is mere hours from its release! I’m very excited about this book, and I hope you are too! It’s the 5th book in a series I never planned to write another book for. But here it comes, all written and shiny and ready to meet the world. I know we’re not supposed to think of our books as our “babies” but I can’t help it. I still get attached.

If you haven’t joined my mailing list DO IT NOW! I’m giving away a gift basket tomorrow, but only to subscribers. So head to my website www.jerricasplace.com, and sign up now!

Oh, and I’ve finally created a printable booklist! Yay! Just click and print 🙂 Printable Book List

Happy Monday!!

What’s new??

It seems like I wait impatiently the whole year for this season to arrive and when it does I am never prepared! Life has a way of sneaking up on us like that, doesn’t it? Well, in all the commotion that this time of year brings, I feel I’ve neglected to bring you all my exciting news! So, here we go…

1. The Robber Bride is now an audiobook! And I can’t tell you how much I LOVE my narrator! She really embodied the spirit and intrigue of this story and of Victoria. As many of you may know, Victoria is my most favoritest (yes, I know it’s not a word!) character that I’ve ever written, so it was really, really important to me that the narrator capture everything I love about her and about this book. The lovely Stevie Zimmerman did not disappoint!

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Get it at Amazon, Audible or iTunes

2. My Wetherby Brides short stories got a makeover! I am absolutely IN LOVE with this cover…I think it represents the stories inside to a tee. What do you think? Plus, the stunning Sherril Turner is hard at work bringing these stories to life in audiobook! Look for it by Christmas 🙂

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3. Speaking of makeovers…The Matchbaker got a makeover too! Have you seen it? Thank you to my dear friend and cover designer, Lily Smith of Covers by Lily! And BONUS…the audiobook should be out just in time for Christmas!! And it features one of my oldest and dearest friends, Bianca Bryan, as the narrator. She’s a phenomenal actress and voiceover artist, and I’m so, so lucky to have her reading this book for me. Just WAIT till you hear it! 🙂

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4. I still have some Wetherby Brides totes to give away! Sign up for my newsletter and you’ll automatically be entered to win one! Just visit my website – the sign-up form is right there on the first page 🙂

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5. I know I’ve talked about it before, but it bears repeating…The Gentlemen’s Pact anthologies are on sale NOW, and they are a big hit! They’ve hit the Regency Top 100 chart at Amazon and they haven’t even been out two whole weeks yet! And the 4/5-star reviews are rolling in. Don’t miss out on this lovely collection of sweet Regency Christmas novellas!

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Also available at iTunes & Barnes&Noble

6. And last, but certainly not least…I have finally created a printable book list! All of my books are listed here, along with their series names, and what formats you can find all of them in! Printable Book List

Well, I think that about covers it for now! I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season, gearing up for a Turkey Day filled with love and lots of good food! I’ll be back next week to share my must-haves for Thanksgiving dinner! 🙂

Win a FREE audiobook!

In celebration of the release of The Bedeviled Bride in audiobook, I’m giving away 2 free audiobook copies of The Wary Widow!!

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In order to be eligible to win, you have to tell me what you’re reading right now!

I’ll go first…

I just started reading Jennifer Haymore’s HIS FOR CHRISTMAS. I’m loving it so far. It entertained me in the wee hours of this morning  when I couldn’t get back to sleep! It’s been a long time since I’ve read a good, ol’ fashioned Regency, and it feels great to be back at it. Of course, I have to get myself “in the mood” so I can start my next project…the next Wetherby Brides novel! I know a lot of fans will be excited by this news, so I promise I’m going to do my best not to disappoint 🙂

Okay, now it’s your turn! What are you reading??

National Book Lovers Day GIVEAWAY!

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It’s National Book Lovers Day today, and I want to do something to celebrate all you awesome book lovers out there!

So I’ll make it simple…

1) Go LIKE my Facebook Page (if you don’t already)

2) Sign up for my Newsletter (if you’ve haven’t already)

3) Tell me what book you’re currently reading in a comment

4) Tell me which book of mine you’d like to have a FREE e-copy of and in what format — don’t forget to leave your email address too!

HAPPY READING!

The Matchbaker: Sweepstakes!

ImageWe’re getting closer, people!! The Matchbaker will hit virtual shelves in just 3 weeks and 1 day! I can hardly wait!

But in the meantime, I have something exciting for YOU, dear readers!

I’m running a sweepstakes, and if you enter, you could win a $100 Gift Card to Amazon.com. That’s right! I said $100!

All you have to do is LIKE my Facebook page and then sign up for my newsletter. My amazing hubby has made it super easy for you to enter. Just click this LINK and you can do everything in one fell swoop.

There are two cool things to remember:

1) You can enter ONCE A DAY!!

and

2) If you REFER A FRIEND, you get more entries in the giveaway!

And the bonus is that through my newsletter, you’ll get exclusive sneak peaks at recipes and extra content! So follow the LINK and enter today!!

THE WARY WIDOW…in Audio! PLUS GIVEAWAY!

I’m excited to announce that the 3rd book in my Wetherby Brides series, THE WARY WIDOW, is now available at Audible.com in audiobook format, as well as Amazon.com!
(Coming soon to iTunes!)

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In honor of the release of THE WARY WIDOW,  I’m giving away a free audiobook download of BOTH A Gentleman Never Tells and More Than a Governess to one lucky commenter! You just have to fill in these 10 Fun Facts (pulled from BookWormSimi‘s list of interview questions). Copy/Paste the questions, fill in your answers and make sure to leave your email address:

Favorite Color:

Favorite Book:

Favorite Author:

Favorite Movie:

Favorite Actor:

Favorite Actress:

Favorite Song:

Favorite Singer:

Favorite Snacks:

Favorite TV Show:

 

THANKS FOR PLAYING!

 

Links to the first two audiobooks…

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Trivia Day & Giveaway!

Come on over to Lady Scribes today and test your knowledge of our novels!! Any answer will get you an entry in the Amazon Gift Card Giveaway, but the right answer(s) will get you even more entries!! There will be 4 rounds, so keep checking back throughout the day to keep playing! 🙂

Participating Authors:

Catherine Gayle

Erin Knightley

Deb Marlowe

Hanna Martine

Andris Bear

Marquita Valentine

Jerrica Knight-Catania

Samantha Grace

Ava Stone

Jane Charles

Suzie Grant

Christi Caldwell

Olivia Kelley

Julie Johnstone

Regency Quiz and Giveaway!

ImageOkay, everybody! It’s quiz time again! Test your  knowledge of Regency propriety with this awesome quiz my superstar assistant came up with. Answer all the questions — right or wrong — and you’ll be entered to win one of my amazing Wetherby Brides Tote Bags PLUS a signed copy of The Robber Bride!

 

 

Please be sure to leave your email address in case you win!

 

All the questions below have to do with propriety during the Regency era. Why? Because my most recent heroines in the Daring Debutantes series are anything BUT proper. They go against everything they’ve been taught in order to seek out a better life for themselves and for others….

1)     During the Regency Era, what was the most important thing in determining a lady’s social status?
a)     Her family’s background/worth
b)     What part of town she was from
c)     Her reputation
d)     Her education history

2)     What was the proper way believed for women to sit or stand during the Regency Era?
a)     Leaning
b)     Slouching
c)     Straight; Upright with Poise and Dignity
d)     With your skirt or pants showing your bloomers

3)     In what conditions could a young, unwed lady walk alone?
a)     In a dark garden during a ball
b)     In the early morning for a walk in the park
c)     Walk to church
d)     Both B & C
e)     None of the Above

4)     What were acceptable dining manners at the dinner table during the Regency Era?
a)    Reaching across the table for dishes out of reach
b)    Allow a manservant to fetch a dish
c)    Eating very quickly
d)    Asking a neighbor to pass a dish

5)     During the Regency Era, what was considered to be proper conversation topics?
a)  Town Gossip
b)  Complimenting of one’s attire
c)  Bodily Function or Sexual related subjects
d)  The weather or new hairstyles

6)     As we know, all touching between members of the opposite sex were to be kept to a minimum EXCEPT when a woman:
a)     Was at formal event
b)     Shook the hand of the gentleman she desired
c)     Was with her Father
d)     None of these

7)      At a public ball, who was the one who introduced the gentlemen and ladies?
a)     Master of Ceremonies
b)     Leader of Courts
c)     Jester of Ceremonial Duty
d)     King of Courtship

8)     How many dances was a lady allowed to dance uninterrupted with one man without any speculation of improper conduct?
a)     As many as she wanted
b)     Whatever her parents thought was best
c)     No more than 2 pairs of dances
d)     4 dances

Remember: Leave your answers in the comments along with your email address! Thanks for playing!

 

WINNER!! 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

I’m happy to announce that the winner of the $25 gift card is… (drum roll, please)

 

BETH CLAUDILL

 

Congratulations, Beth! I’ll be contacting you via email!

 

And thank you to all my guest bloggers and everyone who stopped by in the

last couple weeks to share your holiday traditions with us!

 

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Solstice, Happy Kwanza, and

Happy New Year!!

 

**This drawing was chosen by writing all the names on little pieces of paper and having my husband blindly pull one out of his baseball cap**

Twelve Days of Christmas: Lilia Birney

For the Price of a Cup of Coffee
by Lilia Birney

Every year at Christmas time, I hear the same thing from non-profits and charitable organizations.  “For the price of a cup of coffee, you can make a difference.”  But I never really believed it.  I never wanted to give so little.  I figured that if I were going to increase my giving to charity, I needed to give in a BIG way.  I thought that if I really were going to give a small donation, it would be somehow insulting to the recipient.

But this year is the first year that my daughter is really old enough to be aware of Christmas and it’s our first year of really struggling against the materialism that comes hand in hand with the season.  I wanted to set an example for her, one that she might be able to really get and to follow.  So, we decided to have “pizza parties for charity” every Friday night for the month of December.

It works like this: usually every Friday night, as a rule, we order two large pizzas and usually a few extras from our local pizza delivery.  Then, we rent (or even purchase) a movie on Amazon to watch.  The total usually tops out around $40 for the night.  So, instead of ordering pizza from takeout, we choose a take and bake pizza from the grocery store (for around $5) and watch one of the movies we already have.  Then, we would donate the remaining $35 to charity.

To choose the charity, each of us wrote the name of a charity on an index card.  We folded them up and put them in a bowl.  My daughter draws the name of that charity out on Friday morning, and all day we talk about how we are “eating for” that charity.  Our first party was last Friday, and my daughter chose a tiger sanctuary.  She is obsessed with tigers. So, all day we talked about how we were “eating for tigers.”

Then, that night, we looked at the tiger sanctuary’s website and “adopted” a Bengal tiger with our donation.  In a few weeks, we’ll get an adoption certificate in the mail.  It’s the most tangible way I can think of to show my daughter how to give more—to get something a little less big to give to others.  And in a few weeks, she’ll get a certificate in the mail and a bunch of cool stuff all about tigers—more tangible proof of how her donation helped.

We tried it the first night and it’s amazing how excited we all were and how much fun we had.   And we can’t wait until this Friday to do it all over again for a different charity.  It may not make a huge difference to the charity of choice, but it has made a huge difference to our family.  It’s like we’re seeing Christmas through new lenses!

Leave a comment for Lilia and be entered to win a $25 gift card to the book seller of your choice!

Summons DukeLady Penelope’s Christmas Charade:
When Lady Penelope Annand’s trusted servant goes missing just before Christmas, she is determined to get to the bottom of the matter.  Even if that means hiring a thief-taker to track down her maid’s whereabouts.  But when the darkly smoldering Pierce Howe takes charge of the situation, Penelope finds herself growing more attracted to him by the second–even if she’s infuriated by his high-handed manner.  Penelope gave up on Christmas wishes years ago when her first husband broke her heart, but could Pierce give her a second chance at love?Pierce Howe has made a name for himself as one of London’s most reliable thief-takers, leaving behind his family’s sordid past to create a life of his own.  But when Viscountess Annand, known in society as The Ice Goddess, demands that he track down her wayward maid, he receives a Christmas gift he never expected–Penelope’s trust.  His carefully-constructed defenses begin crumbling as they embark on a Christmas charade to find Penelope’s maid.  As the Ice Goddess shows that she does indeed have a melting point, the thief-taker must decide if he can risk it all and tell her the truth about his past.
Available NOW at these major retailers…
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 Lilia Birney on Twitter: @liliabirne