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Huge Publication Anniversary Giveaway! Win one of 20 great romantic prizes

Huge Publication Anniversary Giveaway! Win one of 20 great romantic prizes

Huge Publication Anniversary Giveaway! Win one of 20 great romantic prizes

Today marks a year since the publication of my debut novel, Burning Embers. What a wonderful year it has been! I’ve loved getting to know so many new people, both readers and other, supportive writers, and it’s truly been a time in which dreams have come true for me.

To commemorate Burning Ember’s first birthday, I am giving away a whole heap of romantic goodies worth in total £200 ($300):

10 x Burning Embers in paperback – “romance like Hollywood used to make”

3 x Peter Borthwick’s This Moment CD jazz album

3x £5 ($8) Amazon gift cards

Chocolate Ballotin Assortment Bath Gift Set

Lily Flame Scented Candle Tin – Blush

The Classic Bronte BBC DVD Box Set: Jane Eyre / Tenant Of Wildfell Hall / Wuthering Heights (£8)

Pride & Prejudice DVD (2005 film)

For a chance of winning, simply comment on this page by 24 May, telling me which of the following Burning Embers quotes (1, 2 or 3) is your favourite:

  1. “Coral, my love, you are too pure, too innocent, too alive for me,” he said slowly, almost carefully. “My world is like a drawing in black and white on a gray canvas, without a single note of color to bring it to life. And now, on this pale and melancholic picture, a red flower has fallen, a warm and scented flower.” He sighed. “It’s a wonderful contrast, but too vivid…”
  2. “Gradually the mist had lifted, and the sun burst forth, a ball of fire radiating the sky with unnaturally incandescent hues. Coral was reminded of the strident brushwork and wild colours of the Fauvist paintings that filled her mother’s gallery, which Coral had always loved. The scene was now set for the show to begin: the drama in which the broad, breath-taking landscapes of Africa were the stage and the animals the actors.”
  3. “Rafe had sat back in his chair so his face was in the shadow, but she knew he was watching her through half-closed eyes. When he leaned forward, the fire from the candles flickered, throwing shadows on the planes of his face. She could see his eyes clearly now, and their steady focus was causing her insides to stir. There was romance in the still air; the rhythm of dripping water from the fountain behind him, the velvet sky studded with stars, the balmy perfumes of the night, all combined to accompany the endless song that had begun in her heart again as she watched him, enthralled.”

Here are the rules for the comp:

  1. Comment by 24 May to be in with a chance of entering.
  2. Be sure to include your email address, or I can’t pick you as a winner because I can’t contact you to pass on a prize!
  3. For postage reasons this competition is open to UK and US residents only – please let me know in your comment which country you are from.

Good luck!

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Hannah @ Once Upon A Time

Quote #3 is my favourite. It encapsulates the feeling of love so perfectly just reading it here made me melt a tiny bit.

Lovely giveaway! I’m in the UK. 🙂

Pamela
Pamela
8 years ago

Quote 1 but I like them all. I aspired to be an artist in my younger days. Too bad I had no talent.

Connie Williamson
Connie Williamson
8 years ago

Quote 1 touched my soul.
Excellent prizes!

Alyssa @ Hesperia Loves Books

Quote #3 is my favorite!

Thanks for the great giveaway. Congratulations on the anniversary of your release.

Country: US
hesperialovesbooks(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Rhoda Baxter
8 years ago

Quote number 3 for me! It beautifully combines atmosphere and sensuality. I like it!

Morwenna
8 years ago

I liked 3 the most. It painted a really vivid picture and I could imagine the scene clearly. Lovely. UK here.

Jill
8 years ago

Congratulations on your anniversary.

Karla Darcy
8 years ago

I liked #2. A great visual.

Beth Hoover
8 years ago

Quote #3 is by far my favorite quote. Vividly captures the moment, the love.

Thanks for the invite. I’m in the USA.

Molly
Molly
8 years ago

Great giveaway in honor of a wonderful book! Im from the USA. Quote #2 is my favorite of the three!

Crindalyn
8 years ago

Quote #1 – quite gripping!

Country:US

Email – left in the email field as I do not want it public. Hopefully, it comes through on the admin side.

Jackie Lane
8 years ago

I was taken in the quote #3. It felt very special to me.

Congrats on the publication anniversary and thank you so much for the giveaway.

Silver James
8 years ago

Congratulations and happy anniversary! Tough to choose just one–they’re all lovely–but #3 edges the others out by just a sliver of shadow. 😉

silverjames[at]swbell[dot]net

Jackie Lane
8 years ago

I loved the third quote. It was wonderful and warm.

Congrats on the publication anniversary and thank you so much for the giveaway.

Nancy Gummel
Nancy Gummel
8 years ago

This is an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the invite.

Joye
Joye
8 years ago

All of them were interesting but I liked #1 because it gives me a hint of how he thought of her.

Helen
Helen
8 years ago

the first one it was so beautiful
helldog3 at aol dot com

Lisa Jo
Lisa Jo
8 years ago

I loved Quote #3 also. Who doesn’t love a man looking @ you through half-liided eyes so you cannot really know what he is truly thinking in that moment, until you see what’s in his eyes… Anticipation is everything! HOTNESS!

The giveaway is awesome too. Thanks! email is sent through comments field. 🙂

Miss. Lucinda Fountain
Miss. Lucinda Fountain
8 years ago

I would like to thank you for such a wonderful giveaway, and such a selection of inspired prizes!! (esp. the classics which are truly timeless). The quote which stood-out to me was ~ “2.“Gradually the mist had lifted, and the sun burst forth, a ball of fire radiating the sky with unnaturally incandescent hues. Coral was reminded of the strident brushwork and wild colours of the Fauvist paintings that filled her mother’s gallery, which Coral had always loved. The scene was now set for the show to begin: the drama in which the broad, breath-taking landscapes of Africa were the… Read more »

Charlotte Jones
8 years ago

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
I loved the book and Quote 2 is my favourite of the three, just so poetic and inspiring 🙂

Kelly
Kelly
8 years ago

I loved quote #1. The imagery is so vivid! You are such a great author!!!

nicola ormerod
8 years ago

quote 3 from me and im from the UK 🙂

Gina Harris
Gina Harris
8 years ago

Happy Anniversary. Thanks for the great giveaway. I live in the US

Heather
Heather
8 years ago

Quote#1:)) thanks for the giveaway. I’m in the us 🙂

Lilla
Lilla
8 years ago

Love them all.
I had to choose dreamy quote 3/UK

Meghan Stith
Meghan Stith
8 years ago

Quote #1! Thanks for the giveaway! I’m from the US.
mestith at gmail dot com

Julie S.
Julie S.
8 years ago

I like quote #1 best. I really like the dialogue.

Colleen
Colleen
8 years ago

I love quote #1.

Stephanie Wagner
Stephanie Wagner
8 years ago

Your writing is exquisite. Number 2 took my breath away.

Emi
Emi
8 years ago

Quote #2

Amanda
Amanda
8 years ago

I think I like quote #1 the best. Thanks for this giveaway! I’m located in the US.

Margay
Margay
8 years ago

I love the visual aspect of number 1 – just beautiful.

I am in the US.

Megan
8 years ago

Absolutely number 1! I’m in the US. 🙂

Connie
Connie
8 years ago

Hi! I like quote #3 the best. Thank you for the excellent giveaway! 🙂

Deb K
Deb K
8 years ago

I like quote #1 the best. I am from the US

deb55106 at gmail dot com

Caroline
Caroline
8 years ago

Number 2 for me! Wonderful.

I’m in England.

Karielle Stephanie
8 years ago

The third one is incredibly evocative! All three of the quotes show how brilliant of a writer you are, but for some reason the third one really touches me because it has setting, and is great characterization as well. I’m in the US.

thestephanieloves AT gmail DOT com

Naomi
8 years ago

Quote number one is my favourite, I love the comparison of vivacity with colour. It’s such a lovely quote 🙂

Allyson
Allyson
8 years ago

#1 is so touching and beautiful.

I am in the United States

Bex
Bex
8 years ago

I love them all, but number 1 pips it for me.

Thanks for the awesom giveaway!

I’m in the UK

Susan Arden
8 years ago

Love the vivid imagery of quote #1. The stark contrast and psychological value of red vs. black-n-white. Yum. I’m from the U.S.

monica meza
monica meza
8 years ago

quote #1 is my favorite.

I’m from the US
[email protected]

amanda roach
8 years ago

quote number 3 is my favorite.

Lana
Lana
8 years ago

Quote #2 is my favorite :3
I’m from USA

Claire
Claire
8 years ago

From the US! Thanks, I love quote #1 eclairre(At)YMAIL(dot)com

SHELLEY S
SHELLEY S
8 years ago

I LIKED THE 2ND. FROM THE US. [email protected]

golden storm
golden storm
8 years ago

quote 1 is my favorite
in the us
goldengirl7763 at Hotmail dot com

Julie Thompson
Julie Thompson
8 years ago

I was just proposed to so I am feeling really romantic right now and I can’t wait for my soldier to come back. Thank you for the giveaway

US
[email protected]

Kim Pinch
Kim Pinch
8 years ago

My favorite quote is #3. I’m in the US.

Amanda Rauch
Amanda Rauch
8 years ago

I enjoyed reading #2 the most. Very vibrant descriptive words!

amandajoyrauch at yahoo dot com
from the u.s.