Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Labor Day (Make that Week!) Giveaway!!

Forget Labor Day, my friends. Here on this blog, I am celebrating Labor Week!! And what better way to celebrate than to give away the fruits of my labor?

That's right—last week a small, inconspicuous box showed up on my doorstep. Curious, I sliced through the tape, pulled back the cardboard flaps, and discovered...

Advanced Reader Copies of A TASTE FOR SCANDAL!!!



Woohoo! I'm soooo excited to hold this book, the second in the Sealed with a Kiss series, in my hot little hands. There is so much of me in this book, especially since the heroine, Jane Bunting, is a baker.  You'll find this novel filled with the warmth and smells of her bakery, your mouth watering right along with the hero, Richard's.  There are scones, and biscuits (that's cookies for you non-Anglophiles), and breads, and cake—all the things that define Jane's talent and passion.

I have to admit, I gained a few pounds while writing this one.  Not only did I test each and every one of the Regency-appropriate recipes Jane and Richard made together, but it all just sounded so delicious as I wrote and revised, that inevitably I'd run upstairs and filch a sweet or two (or ten).

The release date for this book isn't until December 4th, 2012, but one lucky commenter will win one of the ARCs and be one of the very first to read of Richard and Jane's romance :) Contest is open to US, Canada, and Mexico.

To win:
1) Leave a comment below with your email address (if you don't wish to leave it publicly, leave a comment then email me at erin@erinknightley.com so I know where to find you if you win)
2) Spread the word! No, I'm not going to check up on you, but I'd really appreciate any tweets, Facebook posts, 'liking' the book on Amazon, or even recommendations to your friends about this book :-)

*Winner will be selected on Monday, September 10 at 8PM EST*

Click HERE for an excerpt
A TEMPTING DIVERSION
Things have always fallen into place for Richard Moore, Earl of Raleigh. His good looks, abundance of charm, and the small matter of being heir to a marquisate make him quite the catch. So when a delectable young woman wants nothing to do with him, he can't help but seize the irresistible challenge.

AN UNLIKELY COURTSHIP
Jane Bunting knows all about responsibility—she has managed to support herself and her brother with their bakery—but she knows nothing of excitement or passion. When dashing Lord Raleigh crosses the threshold of her shop, she has no idea of the potential danger to her reputation . . . or to her heart.

AN IMPOSSIBLE MATCH
Neither imagined things would go so far—until the night their worlds collide, irrevocably changing both their lives. But when duty calls for Richard, and with everything Jane has worked for suddenly at stake, will their taste for scandal be their downfall?

31 comments:

  1. Erin, you know you want to give me the copy! So let's just save everyone the trouble. Just kidding. I'm excited about your next book. If I win great, if not I guess I will be marching to my B&N to get it. I hope this one does well. I will talk to you later. :D you still have. You still have email and you can always find me on twitter.

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    1. Yep, I definitely know where to find you, Melody! good luck :-)

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  2. That is a beautiful cover! I'm in. katewarrenthewriter AT gmail DOT com

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  3. Your new cover is absolutely delightful, delicious and very seductive. I loved your other book, and can't wait to read this. :-)

    Thank you for this opportunity.

    dpd333 (at) aol dot com

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    1. I'm thrilled to hear you loved MORE THAN A STRANGER - hooray! Good luck :)

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  4. Beautiful cover. That would be reason enough for me to wnat to buy your book, however I am looking forward to reading it because I enjoyed your debut book so much. I can't wait for Richard and Jane's story.
    oeamis(at)carolina(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. Thanks so much, Ora! I hope you enjoy their story as much as Evie and Benedict's :-)

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  5. Congrats :) (Don't enter me, just wanted to say how much I'm looking forward to reading)

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    1. Why thank you, my friend! And back at you - Sweet Deception is on my nightstand as we speak :-)

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  6. Ho'omaika'i (congratulations) on the ono (delicious) cover! I am now curious about the Regency recipes ... I'm a sucker for baked goods and romance books!

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    1. Hi Kim!! Lovely to hear from you. Thanks so much - I have to agree with the ono cover discription ;-)

      I recommend reading this book with a batch of cookies within reach, lol. Good luck!

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  7. Looks like a great read! So excited for it to come out- I've passed around my signed copy of your first novel to all my friends here is Louisville and they loved it!
    Caitlynworkman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. That's wonderful, Caitlyn - thanks for helping me get in front of more readers! Best of luck in the drawing!

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  8. I have a taste for scandal! I love the cover! Thanks for the awesome post! And I tweeted the giveaway!

    ehaney578 AOL dot com

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    1. Thanks for getting in the spirit, Elizabeth! Finger's crossed for you in the drawing :-)

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  9. Thanks for the gieaway. As others have said, the cover is great.

    penfield716(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  10. As many other commentators have said, it's a gorgeous cover! I love those pretty dresses on book covers... :)

    The story sound terrific too!

    maybe31 at yahoo.com

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    1. Well you know me, always game for food ;)

      Ericamonroewrites@gmail.com

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  11. I WANT ONE! Also I want one of every baked good you researched! :) Can't wait to read it...love the blurbs, love the cover, love everything!

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  12. Oh I hope I win!!! Loved the first one...got a couple of friends who are in the book club to read it. angelshaw54 @yahoo.com Thanx for the giveaway!!!

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  13. Grats Erin! It's such a beautiful cover! And don't enter me. Good luck to all the entrants! This is one of my favorite stories! Readers will love it!

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  14. I am a sucker for any book with "scandal" in the title! Would love to read this.

    dr_mcsully [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  15. I so want a copy of this!!!! :D

    email is angelica43105@gmail.com

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  17. Yay! So excited for you, Erin! You know you wanna give me a copy as well. ;)
    I am a sucker for a gorgeous cover and can't wait to read it. governess4hire at gmail dot com

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  18. Lovely cover, congrats on another lovely "Scandal" titled book!

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  19. Congratulations! I loved More than A Stranger and I can't wait to read this one.

    jcalvert719(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. I love the baking angle and can't wait to read it. But, I want to know if it has dogs, too?!?! :)

    Lori
    lori at sailmakai dot com

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    1. LOL - No pets this one, Lori. As I well know, dog hair and baked goods do NOT go together!

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  21. And the winner is...
    Elizabeth H!!! congrats, Elizabeth!

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