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Update 10/31 – congratulations to commenter Julie, picked by random.org to win the signed Elizabeth Hoyt book. Julie, I’ve emailed to get your mailing address. Thanks to everyone who entered. I’ll try not to let so much time go by before my next giveaway :)



First, have you all heard of the Historical Romance Retreat? It’s the brainchild of authors Renee Bernard and Delilah Marvelle: an all-historical-romance reader event in the posh (and historical!) Davenport Hotel in Spokane Washington next September.

In a magical historical hotel setting, this weekend retreat is a book lover’s dream come true. Join some of the world’s most celebrated authors of historical romance coming together for an intimate gathering that gives every guest a chance to mingle and play. Dress in your favorite era, enjoy historical foods, games and music while surrounded by the glamour of a hotel that was once only enjoyed by the elite.

A truly impressive lineup of authors will be there, from rising stars like Piper Huguley and Christi Caldwell to iconic names like Linda Lael Miller and Mary Balogh.

I’ll be there too, and in between starry-eyed stalking of Mary Balogh (who gave me my first cover quote and who is also a hero of mine) and attempts to get up my nerve to ask Eileen Dreyer what it was like to be on Jeopardy!, I’ll be hoping to meet lots of readers. So if that sounds like your kind of conference, check out the registration page. Discounted early-bird rates are currently in effect!

And while we’re speaking of conferences, last weekend I attended my local RWA chapter’s Emerald City Writers’ Conference. It was full of good workshops and chances to catch up in real life with online friends (in case you wondered, *Rose Lerner is just as giddy about Hamilton in conversation as she is on Twitter), and I also came home with a few books, most notably *Elizabeth Hoyt’s down-on-her-luck-actress-meets-mysterious-mute-gardener tale Darling Beast.


Hoyt was at the conference as a keynote speaker, and I got her to sign the book! Check out her awesomely elegant signature:


The sharp-eyed among you will have noticed the word “giveaway” in this post’s title, and indeed I’m giving away this beautifully autographed copy of Darling Beast. Leave a comment on this post (no pithiness required; “I want to win” is fine) by 11:59:59 pm Friday, October 30, and I’ll pick a winner with the help of random.org.

This giveaway is open to US addresses only. You don’t need to put your email address in your actual comment, but do put it in the email field when posting your comment. That way I can get in touch with you if you’re the winner, but you won’t be throwing your email address out there for the whole world to see.

*also will be present at the Historical Romance Retreat

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