Monday, November 9, 2009

Winner of Sunflowers and New Giveaway of Vanora Bennett's Blood Royal

The winner of Sheramy Bundrick's amazing new novel Sunflowers is, drumroll please:

Mageela


Thanks to everyone that entered. I'm sorry that it took me so long to post the winner. Last week was my birthday and I spent most of the week partying and doing research.


The next giveaway on the blog will be Vanora Bennett's Blood Royal. Here is a brief description:

The story of a great queen, a woman of enormous courage who made her own rules, and a true survivour. This is the first in a series of early medieval novels by Vanora Bennett, the author of 'Portrait of an Unknown Woman' . Catherine de Valois, daughter of the French king is born in troubled times. Though she is being brought up in a royal court, it is a stormy and unstable environment. Her only firend is the remarkable poet and writer Christine de Pizan. She is married off to Heny V as part of a treaty honouring his victory over France, and is destined to be a trophy wife. Terrified at the idea of being married to a man who is at once, a foreigner, an enemy and a rough soldier, Catherine nevertheless does her duty. Within tow years she is widowed, and mother of the future King of England and France - even though her brother has already claimed the French crown for himself. Caught between warring factions and under threat the powerful lords of the English court and her own brothers-in-law, she has to find her own way, if only for the sake of her baby son.She takes strength from the teachings of her mentor de Pizan, and the possibility that she will be able to return home to France. She is also supported by Owain Tudor, controller of her household-a dangerous support as rumours of their relationship would jeoperdise her right to keep her child. To save her son, and herself, She must turn away from her love and all that is familiar and safe to find another way forward.


About the Author:

Vanora Bennett is a journalist and writer. She lived and worked in Russia for 7 years, writing for Reuters and the LA Times. She has been a foreign correspondent and feature writer and contributed to publications including The Times, the LA Times, the Guardian, the Observer and the Evening Standard. She lives in London with her husband and two sons. She has written two previous novels: Portrait of an Unknown Woman and Queen of Silks. Her latest novel, Blood Royal came out in the UK in May 2009. It will be published in the US sometime in 2010.


Note this giveaway is only available to my American and Canadian readers.
Here are the rules:
1) Just leave a comment with your email address at the end of this post.
2) If you are not a follower of the blog and you become one, you get one extra entry.
3) Twitter about the giveaway and let me know about it, and you get two extra entries.
4) The contest ends November 18th 2009 at 12:00 p.m. and will be announced on November 19th.

22 comments:

crimson_haze said...

Please count me in!
I'm already follower and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/Elysianfield/statuses/5564057538

crimson_haze(at)hotmail(dot)com

Julianne Douglas said...

Please include me in the drawing for the Bennett novel. I just became a follower, too!

Julianne Douglas said...

Oops, forgot my address: juliannedouglas05 {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

sarah said...

I follow the blog! - sarah.kates@gmail.com

sarah said...

Tweeet! aggieblues

Sandalous Woman - a great blog is given away Blood Royal: http://bit.ly/2F7yC8

Farin said...

Ahhh! Left it on the previous post, so I'll leave it again.

missfarin@gmail.com, and I tweeted at notginny

Farin said...

And because I was selfishly absorbed in the giveaway, I forgot the important thing: Happy late birthday!

Misfit said...

I'd love to win this one, thank you.

misfitandmom at earthlink dot net

Rachel said...

I'd love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

Amanda said...

Thank you!

nycbookgirl at gmail dot com

And I'm a follower!

Susan Higginbotham said...

Please put me in the running!

Valorie said...

I would love a chance to win!

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Valorie said...

I am a follower.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

zquilts said...

I was privileged to get a copy of this from Ms. Bennett - and it is one excellent read! I love her work and am looking forward to the next book that she is working on

tetewa said...

I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

Linda said...

I enjoyed Portrait of an Unknown Woman, and I'm sure this novel will be a great one too. Thanks for the giveaway.

I'm already a follower thru Google Reader.

lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

Alyce said...

I would like to be entered!

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Alyce said...

I am following your blog now.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

robin said...

I'd love to read this one!
I tweeted- at LavenderRobin

Paula said...

Sounds like a great read! I am a follower thru bloglines.

pjhess55@hotmail.com

Barb said...

Please enter me in this fantastic giveaway.

I am a current follower.

I tweeted about this giveaway:

http://twitter.com/pine1211/status/5777532450

bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

virginiebarbeau said...

I'd love to be entered, please. Will tweet (@FleurDeMar)

martinack_75 AT hotmail DOT com