Monday, May 20, 2013

Giveaway - A Spear of Summer Grass - Deanna Raybourn

Calling all historical fiction fans! Have I got a wonderful giveaway for you today!

A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn is newly released.....and....I have two copies to giveaway thanks to the generosity of Harlequin Books!

From the publisher:

"New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julie Grey series enters a new era with A Spear of Summer Grass.

The daughter of a scandalous mother, Delilah Drummond is already notorious, even amongst Paris society. But her latest scandal is big enough to make even her oft-married mother blanch. Delilah is exiled to Kenya and her favorite stepfather’s savannah manor house, until gossip subsides.

Amidst the wonders—and dangers—of Africa, Delilah awakes to a land out of all proportion: extremes of heat, darkness, beauty and joy that cut to her very heart. Only when this sacred place is profaned by bloodshed does Delilah discover what is truly worth fighting for—and what she can no longer live without.

If you blend glamour from The Great Gatsby and romance from “Out of Africa,” you are beginning to grasp the stunning new novel that is A Spear of Summer Grass."

 A sixth-generation native Texan, New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn grew up in San Antonio, where she met her college sweetheart.  She married him on her graduation day and went on to teach high school English and history.  During summer vacation at the age of twenty-three, she wrote her first novel.  After three years as a teacher, Deanna left education to have a baby and pursue writing full-time. Fourteen years and many, many rejections after her first novel, she signed two three-book deals with MIRA Books.

Deanna’s novel Silent in the Grave won the 2008 RITA® Award for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements and the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best First Mystery. The Lady Julia Grey series has been nominated for several other awards, including an Agatha, three Daphne du Mauriers, a Last Laugh, four additional RITAs, and two Dilys Winns. Dark Road to Darjeeling was also a finalist for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Historical Mystery as well as a Romantic Reviews’ finalist for Best Book of 2010."     You can find Deanna on her website or on Twitter.

Sound like a book you'd like to own? Simply leave a comment to be entered. Open to US and Canada. The winner will be randomly chosen on June 15/13.

 

22 comments:

Unknown said...

It sounds great! I'd love it win it!

Misti said...

Looks good

Anonymous said...

Wow - this book sounds terrific. I just finished "The Ashford Affair" which partially took place in Africa - the African scenes were the best part of the book - so I'm really looking forward to reading this. Hopefully, I'm one of the lucky winners!
Anne
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Mary Jo Burke said...

Beautiful cover!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I love the era and the setting. Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda said...

I have read and loved the author's Lady Julia books. This novel sounds wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway.
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rhonda said...

Book sounds wonderful.lomazowr@gmail.com

petite said...

Thanks for this fascinating giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

traveler said...

A great novel which interests me very much. Thanks for this chance. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

JJT said...

Sounds great. Thank you for the giveaway.

Sue Farrell said...

This book has a lot to live up to when you compare it to The Great Gatsby and Out of Africa. I'd like to read it.
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Kim said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I've read all of Deanna's other books & enjoyed them.
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lag123 said...

I love historical fiction and tabs one intrigues me.

lag110 at mchsi dot com

Carl Scott said...

Sounds great, it's been a long time since I've read a book set in Africa. I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

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holdenj said...

I only know this author through the Lady Julia books, this looks like a wonderful story. Thanks for the chance to win.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Beatnik Mary said...

Wahoo! Sounds great! I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you arrange the giveaways on your blog. I also use Blogger for my book blogs and I sometimes despair at how limiting it seems compared to some WordPress blogs I've seen (but I have no interest in switching platforms--WAY too much hassle). So whenever I see great blog ideas on Blogger blogs I get excited!

Gina D said...

The cover of this book caught my attention. I'd love to win a copy.

GinaD

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Martha Lawson said...

I'd love to win this one! I love to read books set in Africa. Thanks for the chance.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Anita Yancey said...

Sounds really good. I love the book cover, and the story setting. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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Maureen said...

I have enjoyed Deanna Raybourn's stories in the past and this one looks like a different type of story that I would like to read.
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Yvonne said...

So far, this is my favorite bookcover for 2013! Whoever wins this won't be disappointed. I was lucky enough to get to read ASOSG as a digital ARC and it was EPIC! It reminded me of the movie Australia....as I was reading it I kept picturing Hugh Jackman as Ryder....btw Hugh Jackman doesn't match the physical description of Ryder anywhere except in my imagination. I would love to have a real book to reread and add to my bookshelf.
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