Posts Tagged ‘Carrie Lofty’

Midweek EBook Giveaway!

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

As readers on this blog probably already know, I’m always on the lookout for an unusual (or at least under-utilitized) historical setting. And I would love to see some 20th century historicals! I’ve enjoyed Carrie Lofty’s books ever since I reviewed her debut novel, and her latest book, His Very Own Girl, promises to be a wonderful read.

Set during WWII, this book tells the story of of Lulu Davies, a British civilian pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary, who has already lost her parents and her fiance to the war. She throws herself into her flying, but there is an American medic who is going to turn her world upside down. That would be Joe Weber, a medic assigned to the 82nd Airborne and stationed in England. The two have an intense romance in the days leading up to D-Day. If you haven’t read Carrie Lofty before, I personally think she tells a good story, and you can find an excerpt from His Very Own Girl here. Though I will warn you, that once you start reading, you just may end up buying!

Or, as you may have guessed from the blog title this morning, Pocket Books has generously provided a copy of His Very Own Girl for us to give away. Details are at the bottom of this post!

Are you more of a paranormal fan? Then you may want to pay attention to this one. In addition to Carrie Lofty’s latest historical, Pocket Books has also provided us with a giveaway copy of Lifestyles of the Rich and Undead, a recent release in Katie MacAlister’s Dark Ones series.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Undead is a short story featuring an interview with vampire Grayson Soucek, and is meant to serve as a prologue to MacAlister’s novella in the October 2012 anthology The Undead in my Bed. If you’re curious, you can enter the contest below, or you can find the story for purchase on Simon & Schuster’s website.

ENTRY DETAILS

Looking to win an eBook? The entry rules are simple – just comment below and let us know whether you want to be entered to win the Carrie Lofty novel, the Katie MacAlister short story, or both. The contest is open from now until Monday, October 8, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. EST And I’m sorry, but my sources at the publisher tell me their codes are good in the United States only. Good luck to all who enter!

– Lynn Spencer

The Debutante Ball – Special Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Monday, February 8th, 2010

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:

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Acceptable Anachronism

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Though I read many different types of romance, historicals remain at the top of my list. At various times, I find myself turning over in my mind a certain question, though. Why is it that I can easily forgive certain anachronisms in a book but cannot move past others? To some extent, a writer with a very good voice draws me into a story so absolutely that I will blow right past such things as title usage errors or flaws in the history. For example, there is a rather glaring historical gaffe found in On the Way to the Wedding that had some readers up in arms soon after the book’s release. However, I found the story so engaging that the anachronistic plot device found near the ending didn’t bother me at all – even though I knew good and well as I read it that it was not historically accurate.

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