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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Conceit & Concealment by Abigail Reynolds - My Review

Book cover: Conceit & Concealment by Abigail Reynolds
Recently author Abigail Reynolds visited my blog with a guest post and giveaway of 'Conceit & Concealment', her latest 'Pride & Prejudice' variation. I was provided with copy to read and review, so read on to see what I think of the book and whether I'd recommend adding it to your 'To Be Read' list.

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Friday, 23 June 2017

The Exile: Kitty Bennet and the Belle Époque by Don Jacobson – Character Interview and Giveaway

Blog Tour: The Exile - Kitty Bennet and the Belle Epoque by Don Jacobson
Today I’m welcoming Don Jacobson to the blog with my stop on the blog tour for ‘The Exile: Kitty Bennet and the Belle Époque’ with a character interview and giveaway. 

This is the second book in the ‘Bennet Wardrobe’ series; ‘The Keeper: Mary Bennet’s Extraordinary Journey’ is Volume 1. I had heard of this series but I didn’t really know what the concept of it was. Let’s start off by explaining a few things!

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Joana Starnes Audio and Ebook Winners

Recently Joana Starnes joined us with a post about her recent move into audio books. 'The Falmouth Connection' and 'Mr Bennet's Dutiful Daughter' are available to buy now and 'The Unthinkable Triangle' is coming soon.

Joana was very kindly giving away audio codes to five commenters on the post, and a choice of her ebooks to two commenters. The winners were chosen using the random number generator on Google and are as follows...

Joana Starnes books
Audio book winners are:

Sophia Rose

Lynn Bischoff

Darcybennett

Brenda Webb Bigbee

BeckyC

Ebook winners are:

Priscilla Teh

Glynis

Congratulations to all of you! I will be in touch as soon as I can.

Thank you so much to everybody who commented on the post, and big thanks to Joana Starnes for the generous giveaway!

Monday, 19 June 2017

Mendacity & Mourning by J L Ashton - Blog Tour - Vignette and Giveaway

Mendacity & Mourning by J L Ashton - Blog Tour
Today the blog tour for J L Ashton's 'Pride & Prejudice' variation, 'Mendacity and Mourning' begins with a stop here at Babblings of a Bookworm. Ms Ashton has visited the blog before with her previous book 'A Searing Acquaintance' and I am very pleased to welcome her back. I have part one of a vignette to share with you, which will be concluded this Friday over at 'More Agreeably Engaged', and there's also a chance to win an ebook of 'Mendacity & Mourning'. Let me share the blurb with you first:

Friday, 16 June 2017

Conceit & Concealment by Abigail Reynolds - Giveaway Winner

Book Cover: Conceit and Concealment by Abigail Reynolds
Recently I was joined by one of my favourite authors, Abigail Reynolds with a guest post on angst and 'the black moment' of a story, when hope is at its lowest. Abigail was also giving away an ebook of her latest book, 'Conceit and Concealment' to two lucky commenters on the guest post. The winners, chosen at random using Google random number generator, are....

Anji

and

oloore!

Congratulations to both of you! I will be in touch. I hope that you both really enjoy this trip to an alternate version of Great Britain :)

Thank you so much to everybody who enjoyed Abigail’s post, and of course, huge thanks to Abigail for visiting Babblings of a Bookworm and kindly offering a giveaway.

If you weren’t lucky this time then you can buy the book at Amazon US / Amazon UK and elsewhere.

US readers, you can enter a giveaway on Goodreads for a paperback of the book!

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Monday, 12 June 2017

Joana Starnes Audio Books - Guest Post and Giveaway

Audio book cover: Mr Bennet's Dutiful Daughter by Joana Starnes
Today I'm welcoming the lovely Joana Starnes back to the blog. Joana has recently had some of her books made available in audio format - 'The Falmouth Connection' and 'Mr Bennet's Dutiful Daughter' are both now available. As I have relatively recently started to listen to audiobooks, this is very good timing! Joana has come here with a guest post and excerpt of 'The Unthinkable Triangle', which is her next book that will be made available to listen to. Joana is also giving away five audio books of the titles currently available, and if you're not ready to move to audio yet, there is something for you too; two commenters will win their choice of Joana Starnes ebook! Read on for more details.

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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Lory Lilian - A Man With Faults - Winners

Book cover: A Man With Faults by Lory Lilian
Recently I had the pleasure of being joined by the lovely Lory Lilian, who has recently released a 'Pride & Prejudice'-inspired book, 'A Man With Faults'. Lory brought a guest post about love scenes (waggles eyebrows) which you can read here. Lory was very kindly giving away a choice of one of her e-books to two lucky commenters. I have chosen them using a random number generator, and the winners are....

BrendaNZ

and 

Mary

Congratulations, ladies, I will be in touch to find out which of Lory's books you would like to choose.

Lory Lilian books


Thank you to everybody who commented on Lory's post, and of course, huge thanks to Lory for the giveaway. If you weren't lucky enough to win this time then why not cheer yourself up by buying a Lory Lilian book! They are available on Amazon UK, Amazon US and elsewhere :)

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Monday, 5 June 2017

Conceit & Concealment by Abigail Reynolds - Guest Post and Giveaway

Book Cover: Conceit & Concealment by Abigail Reynolds
As you may know, Abigail Reynolds has a new book out. I love Abigail's stories; she wrote the first Austenesque story I read that completely blew me away ('Mr Darcy's Obsession', if you're curious!), so I am very happy to be able to welcome here today. She has brought a guest post, and an international giveaway. Read on for more details!

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Winner - Modern Persuasion by Sara Marks

Book cover: Modern Persuasion by Sara Marks
Recently I was joined by debut author Sara Marks for an author interview and excerpt from her book, 'Modern Persuasion'. Sara was offering to give away an ebook of 'Modern Persuasion' to a commenter on the guest post. The winner, chosen at random, is:

dstoutholcomb

Congratulations! Denise, I will be in touch. Thank you so much to everybody who read the post, and commented, and big thanks to Sara for visiting the blog and offering a giveaway. If you are in the US, you might still be able to enter the other giveaway for some knick-knacks and a signed paperback of the book, at the time of posting it has some time left to run. Details are on the guest post.

If you didn't get lucky this time, why not treat yourself to a copy? You can buy the book here:

• Amazon US • Amazon UK • Goodreads •

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Friday, 2 June 2017

Planned Reading for June 2017

Hello my friends! I hope you are well. June is here! I don't know what happened to May but my calendar never lies :) I have two of my favourite authors due to visit in June which I'm very excited about, so I'll tell you about them first of all.


Book cover: Conceit and Concealment by Abigail Reynolds
I have Abigail Reynolds visiting with her new book, Conceit & Concealment where the man for whom disguise of every sort is an abhorrence is ... a spy! This is, by all accounts, an angsty read.

Audio Book Cover: The Falmouth Connection by Joana Starnes, narrated by Stevie Zimmerman
Joana Starnes will be joining us too. She has just moved into the world of audio books. I was lucky enough to win a copy of the audio book of 'The Falmouth Connection', which is the one currently available, but more are expected to go live soon.

There are another couple of blog tours which I'm hoping will stop by this month too, but more news of those anon :)

I had a good month in terms of getting lovely books. I was lucky enough to win a copy of 'The Longbourn Letters' by Rose Servitova. We know from P&P that Mr Bennet corresponds with Mr Collins, and actually enjoys it. In this book, we get a take on what these letters could have been like.

My in-laws went to visit Haworth, which, if you're not familiar, is the home of the Bronte family. They very kindly got me a souvenir, 'Tales of Angria' by Charlotte Bronte, which I understand is a very early work of hers.

The last book I got is by Lucy Worsley, who you might well have heard of, as she's done a number of TV programmes. 'Jane Austen at Home' looks at the houses Austen would have been familiar with, and how they may have influenced her works. I picked this one up at a book talk by Ms Worsley that I went to earlier this week, and even waited around to get it signed.

Book covers: Mr Darcy's Bad Day and For Pemberley by Christie Capps
My good month continued with another win. Have you heard of Christie Capps? I'd seen rave reviews from some of my reading chums and wondered about her work. Well, it turns out it's a pseudonym, of another JAFF writer, and I was lucky enough to win two of her ebooks from the reveal post at 'From Pemberley to Milton'.

As for what I plan to read, well, as you probably know, we're fast approaching the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, and I'd like to try and read something about her, rather than about her characters.

What do you have planned to read this month? Let me know in the comments!