The Debutante Ball – Special Valentine’s Day Giveaway

contest Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we wanted to put together a special romance giveaway for our readers. We have seen a lot of fabulous new authors making their debuts in the past couple of years. Seeing so many good new voices makes one very hopeful about the future of romance and we hope that these new authors will keep writing for many more years. Several authors whose debuts were published in the past two years have offered prizes for our prize basket this Valentine’s Day and we are very excited to offer it to you! One lucky winner will get a prize basket stuffed full of goodies that includes:

-A bookmark and signed copy of Proof of Seduction by Courtney Milan

-A bookmark and signed copy of Scoundrel’s Kiss by Carrie Lofty

-A signed copy of Pieces of Sky by Kaki Warner

- A signed copy of Bound by Temptation by Lavinia Kent

- A bookmark and signed copies of Goddess of the Hunt, Surrender of a Siren and A Lady of Persuasion by Tessa Dare

-For your reading comfort, a pink Snuggie that comes with its own booklight!

-a $50 e-gift card to the fabulous RedEnvelope. For those not familiar with the site, RedEnvelope features unique gifts. I got one from them once and in addition to having nice things, the site sends their gifts in a red box with ivory ribbon and just goes the extra mile to present the entire package in a way that makes it feel very special.


- Last but not least, it would not be Valentine’s Day without a little chocolate indulgence! So the lucky winner will also be getting a little chocolate treat.

So, what do you need to do to enter the contest? Just comment below and tell us what debut novel you’ve read in recent memory that you enjoyed. The contest will be open from February 8, 2010 until 5:00 p.m. EST February 12, 2010, and I’ll announce the winner on Valentine’s Day!

- Lynn Spencer

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179 Responses to The Debutante Ball – Special Valentine’s Day Giveaway

  1. Crystal says:

    Meredith Duran’s Duke of Shadows was one of the best debut novels I’ve read.

  2. Michelle S says:

    I recently reread Julia Quinn’s first novel, Splendid. It is such a lighthearted tale, with humour from chapter one through to the last word. Her characters have a realism, poignancy, and delight that I have seldom seen elsewhere. Truly a master of her craft.

    I recommend all of Julia Quinn’s books to one and all.

  3. KC says:

    I really enjoyed Julie James’ Just the Sexiest Man Alive – funny w/great banter!

  4. Judith Keating says:

    Wow! Lots of goodies in this Valentine giveaway.
    I have to admit that these authors have slipped under my radar, but always willing to expand my reading horizon, would like to read their stories.
    I have been getting updates from Lisa, to promote “Patience”, so be on the lookout for her on April shelves. According to one early review it is better than “Passion”.
    HAPPY VALENTINES to the AAR staff, enjoy this website for reviews and commentaries.

  5. PhyllisC says:

    I don ‘t think I’ve read any recent debut stories. But there are many authors that I’ve read their debut story because I’ve read ALL their stories (Virginia Henley, Bertrice Small, Julia Quinn, Amanda Quick, Victoria Alexander, and many others.

    I’ve seen Goddess of the Hunt and started several times to buy it. I will buying it for sure as soon as possible. I loved the excerpt.

  6. JBHunt says:

    I echo those who’ve mentioned Meredith Duran — a great addition to the historical romance shelf.

    “Written on Your Skin” is my favorite of the three she’s published in rapid succession.

    Her new novel is out in April — already pre-ordered!

    JB Hunt

  7. Eva M says:

    Kimberly Killion’s great debut medieval “Her One Desire”

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  8. June says:

    I’ve read Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare and enjoyed it. I like to win and read her others.

  9. Teresa says:

    I just read Tessa Dares Surrender of a Siren!! It was great! I would love reading any of her others.

  10. Jessica C says:

    I have read Courtney Milan’s Wicked too. I am now reading Sinful Surrender by Beverley Kendall, a great Debut!

  11. Katie says:

    I adored Elizabeth Vaughan’s Warprize! That book had me cheering at the end and I absolutely loved it.

  12. jin says:

    I’m halfway through Meredith Duran’s debut novel and am absolutely loving it.

  13. ariana says:

    My favorite debut novel of the past 2 years is Sherry Thomas’ Private Arrangement in 2008~~ I remember being totally spellbound by it!

  14. Leslie says:

    Last year I read Julie James’ debut novel “Just the Sexiest Man Alive” as well as her second novel, “Practice Makes Perfect”. Both very good books.

  15. Jamie says:

    When I read Tessa Dare’s Goddess of the Hunt I was blown away! It was witty and funny but also sexy. I couldn’t put it down! By far one of my favorite books!

  16. Stephanie J says:

    I really enjoyed Olivia Parker’s debut, At the Bride Hunt Ball. She writes light historicals much like Julia Quinn. Sometimes you just need to laugh!

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