Monday, March 4, 2013

Second Glances Giveaway #1

If anyone out there recalls the way I conducted giveaways following the release of my first novel, First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice, this should sound kind of familiar. I then asked readers to guess what alternative fate might befall Jane Austen's characters in my hands. The task is a bit more tricky this time, for if you haven't read First Impressions, it is hard to know the starting point in Second Glances: A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice Continues, but I'm going to try to work around that complication. Let me introduce you to my hero, Sir James Stratton:
Position and wealth are largely considered blessings, but as both were attained through the sacrifice of a beloved father, Sir James rather regarded them as burdens. Since inheriting he avoided society, impatient with those who valued him for wealth and position alone. It was his vast preference to remain cloistered at Teggington, interesting himself in his estate and stables, seeking diversion in travel, and only mixing with English society as needed. Nevertheless, his friends would see him married, and such seclusion was not to be tolerated. Maybe, perhaps, if there were a charming daughter of the neighboring house, or another young lady in the area to whom he might attach himself, a season in London would not be of the utmost necessity, but no such ready damsels existed. Thus came the assaults, every person dear to him united in their cause.

Sir James is destined to be the romantic interest of a Miss Bennet. Can you guess which one? Some may already know the correct answer, and that's fine. You can answer however you like, maybe even suggesting other single ladies from Pride and Prejudice than a daughter of Longbourn. Any answer, along with an email address, will get you a chance to win either a copy of Second Glances OR one of my handmade Selected Verses by Jane Austen (read more about these little volumes here). This giveaway will be for the one with the teacups cover. The correct answer gives you two chances to win. If you want BOTH books, you'll need to also spread the word of my giveaway on some social media outlet. Any will do, just be sure to let me know about it. This giveaway is open internationally. The winner will be announced next Monday, March 11th. Good luck!

23 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new book, Alexa. I love the cover design Second Glances. I'm impressed that your Selected Verses are nicely done too.

    I would like to win both books and here's my answer to your question. Kitty Bennet is destined to be the wife of Sir James. I shared your giveaway on my blog and Facebook page. Thanks for making this international.

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    1. Thank you! I really appreciate the positive feedback. Publishing a new book brings out my worst insecurities.Thanks for spreading the word, and good luck!

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    2. Ooops, I forgot to include my email address. It's evangelineace2020(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. I think it might be Mary Bennet

    Sharing on twitter LOSTfan2011

    Patkf2007 [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  3. Thanks for sharing and entering. Best of luck to you!

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  4. MY guess is Georgiana Darcy! Thanks for this giveaway opportunity. Your Selected Verses are very nice, indeed!

    I shared on facebook!
    jbtaylor12(at)gmail(dot)com

    Good luck with your new book. It sounds very good!

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    1. the web address for my share on fb

      http://www.facebook.com/janet.b.taylor.73

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    2. Thanks! I hope the book meets your expectations. Best of luck!

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  5. I think Kitty Bennet. I would love to win your book! cpnclprashe at yahoo

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  6. Hi! Thanks for entering, and good luck!

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  7. Congratulations on new book and thank you for the giveaway:)
    I have not had the pleasure of reading First Impressions yet, so it will be my pure guess, but I think it might be Kitty Bennet.
    oloore at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you! Nothing wrong with a good guess. Good luck!

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  8. Oops! Accidentally deleted the following ... sorry!

    Arjanne said:

    Hi! Congrats on your second book!
    I think Kitty is the one for our hero.

    arjanne.boneschanscher (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks! I love how you called him "our hero". I guess I'll have to get used to sharing Sir James. Good luck!

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  9. Hi,

    First Impressions is one of my favourite Jane Austen alterna-verses that I've read.

    I'm going to go really left field and guess Charlotte Lucas.

    My email address is shelleylcass(at)gmail.com

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    1. That is so sweet of you! Thank you for telling me. I hope Second Glances lives up your expectations. Best of luck!

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  10. I think Kitty Bennet will be interested and perhaps even flirtatious, but I have always wanted Charlotte Lucas to find a marriage partner for love.

    Of course, I have an excellent record of being wrong in my guesses. XD

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  11. Oops.... forgot to leave this: junewilliams7 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Thanks for the email and good luck with the giveaway!

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  12. I'm voting for Mary. I love the underdogs. Congrats on your new release.

    Both your prizes sound awesome so I shared on Google+ as Sophia Rose. Link- https://plus.google.com/105618598786510426315/posts

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    sophiarose1816 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, and thank you! Good luck!

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  13. Can't wait for this one! I've been waiting forever! ... I'm going to have to go with Kitty, though I'd love for it to be Mary.
    bonniewcarlson@gmail.com

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  14. It's so exciting to hear someone express that sentiment about my book, when I have so often felt that way about those if others. I am honored to have inspired your impatience, and I only hope that it meets your expectations. Good luck!

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