Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson and Before the Season Ends by Linore Rose Burkard ends February 11th




I am excited to announce the launch of a new historical blog we’re starting. Christian Fiction Historical Society is a blog of 31 talented writers coming to share tidbits of their expertise and to share parts of their life you. What’s so fun about this blog is we have writers from ancient biblical times, through the medieval time period, Regency, Victorian, Wild West, all the way to WWII. Take a look at all those tabs! Now that's some time periods. I’d venture to say if you have a favorite historical time period, there is a good chance we have it covered.

The authors come with so much knowledge and all that will be brought to our new blog. But even better is that these authors are here to show the unwritterly side of them. (I think I just invented a new word!) You’ll be hearing about hobbies, friends, family, pets, but no matter what we write about you’ll always gleen a bit of historical information because we plan to weave some interesting historical facts in every post we write.

Now on to some more fun stuff. February is our get to meet the author  month. But March is our huge giveaway month. We’ll be giving away something every day! And I don’t mean book marks. Hop over to the blog to take a peek at what all we are offering. I’ve listed most of our giveaways on the side bar but we will be adding a few more soon. You can glance down the list of contributors to find all the lovely ladies who will be posting monthly in our new endeavor. And to top off our month of giveaways anyone who comments during the month will be entered to win. Comment on all 30 and you’ll get 30 entries for the kindle!

              2 Free Books and 5 ways to enter!
If you hop over and leave a comment on Kathleenand Debbie Lynne’s post (February 7th post) and then let me know here, I’ll give you an extra entry. If you follow that same blog,Christian Fiction Historical Society I’ll give you 2 extra entries. Leave a comment here and get an entry. And don’t forget to let me know you are following this blog so I can give you 1 more entry. Do all 4 for a total of 5 entries. I'm running this contest here all week.

Two Hearts. One Hope. Rose has been appointed as a healer's apprentice at Hagenheim Castle, a rare opportunity for a woodcutter's daughter like her. While she often feels uneasy at the sight of blood, Rose is determined to prove herself capable. Failure will mean returning home to marry the aging bachelor her mother has chosen for her---a bloated, disgusting merchant who makes Rose feel ill. When Lord Hamlin, the future duke, is injured, it is Rose who must tend to him. As she works to heal his wound, she begins to understand emotions she's never felt before and wonders if he feels the same. But falling in love is forbidden, as Lord Hamlin is betrothed to a mysterious young woman in hiding. As Rose's life spins toward confusion, she must take the first steps on a journey to discover her own destiny.

           Before the Season Ends
The Regency in England! This period boasted Jane Austen and Lord Byron. High society, the gentry, the working classes--they all knew their place. From coaches and curricles to Almack's, from lorgnettes and quizzing glasses to Drury Lane and Pall Mall, it's all here, from chambermaids to the Prince Regent himself! Add Miss Ariana Forsythe to the intoxicating mix of fun and inspiration, and what do you have? The first Christian Regency on the market today! Welcome to this delightful world, and prepare to fall in love with Ariana and her cohorts. From her home in the village of Chesterton to the very ballroom of Carlton House, you will follow her journey of faith--and adventure-- to its heartwarming conclusion.

Be sure to leave your email address. Please check your junk mail on and the day after the drawing. I've had to redraw because of no responses. Subject box will have: winner of (book title). I'll email the winner and they'll have seven days to respond. If I don't hear back I'll draw another name. USA shipping only. Thanks so much and please stop back again! Drawing will be held Monday,February 11th  8:00 A.M. EST. Offer void where prohibited. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants.


55 comments:

  1. Thank you for this giveaway -

    I left comments for both Kathleen and Debbie - nice posts from both of them. (griperang)

    I am a follower of the Christian Fiction Historical Blog - I love this new blog (griperang and email)

    I am a follower of this blog as well (griperang and email) - thank you for the book reviews

    Keep up the good work - I enjoy it.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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  2. Hey Angela! Thanks for being a follower of both blogs! And thank you for stopping by. You have 5 entries! Good luck.

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  3. I am a follower of the Christian Fiction Historical Blog, and I left comments for you both over there! I look forward to what that new blog has to come.

    I am also a follower of this blog=)

    I haven't read either of the books you are giving away here. I've read Melanie DIckerson before, not sure about the other author.

    Patty
    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. Thanks for following both the blogs, Patty! Both Melanie and Linore are great friends and crit partners of mine. Mel's books are done with so much eye on detail and such fun fairytale rewrites. Just love them. Including her new release THE FAIREST BEAUTY. Linore's novels are Regency and she is fabulous with her detail to the period. You'd think she'd lived in the time period as well as she knows it. Either book you're sure to love. And Linore has 2 sequels to this book! You have 5 entries. Thanks for coming by!

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  5. Thanks so much for giving away my book, Debbie Lynne! :-) And what is the addy to the new Christian Historical Writers blog? That sounds very interesting!!!

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  6. Yikes! Thanks Melanie! I added the link to the top of the page. But here it is again. http://christianfictionhistoricalsociety.blogspot.com/2013/02/meet-crit-partners-and-best-friends.html?showComment=1360248528202#c8652421640755824788

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  7. I followed Christian Fiction Historical Society via GFC, left a comment on that post, and I follow this blog via email. Thanks for the giveaway! I would LOVE to win - especially The Healer's Apprentice! :)

    frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. Hey Melanie. Thanks for all the follows and for posting! You get 5 entries. Good luck!

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  9. I followed Christian Fiction Historical society on Facebook and left a comment there. I also just signed up to follow this site on email. I'm excited to learn more and I LOVE reading!! Thanks!!!

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  10. Sounds like fun! I will leave comments on both websites and follow the blogs. bcrug(at)myfairpoint(dot)net

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  11. Well I can't find the Kathleen to leave a message on, so don't give me credit for that one lol

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    1. I finally found another post from Christian Historical that had the "right" Kathleen!! So I commented!!!

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    2. LOL! Connie, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to send you on a wild goose chase! Thanks for looking so hard. You get 5 entries.

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  12. That site looks really cool!
    I left a comment on that post, followed that blog, I'm leaving a comment here and, I follow this blog as well!
    GFC: Abbi Hart
    email: gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. GREat Abbi! Thanks so much for following both the blogs. It's great to meet some new people. Looking forward to seeing you around. You get 5 entries!

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  13. I'm now following this blog and Christian Fiction Historical Society. Please enter me in your drawing! danandlyndaedwards(at)msn(dot)com. I would love to read both of these novels!

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    1. Hey Lydna! You are entered 5 times! These are both great books I know you'll enjoy them. Good luck!

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  14. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I have read one of Melanie Dickerson's books and loved it! So, here are my entries!
    I followed this blog and the Christian Fiction Historical Society through GFC~Books Are Sanity! I also left a comment on Debbie and Kathleen's post! I am excited to find these new blogs, thank you so much!
    booksaresanity(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Melanie is an awesome author! I know you'll enjoy this one too if you win. It's a great story. Thanks for following my blogs. You get 5 entries.

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  15. Great giveaway, I've been wanting to read both of these books! I commented on Debbie and Kathleen's post, I am a follower of Christian Fiction Historical Society and I am following this blog, too. So, sign me up for the contest, please! God bless.
    debsbunch5[at]jesusanswers[dot]com

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  16. Hey Debbie! Great to have you here. I'm so glad to see you are going to be following us on Christian Fiction Historical Society!Did you notice your captain is there? LOL. I was so excited when Marylu wanted to be a part of the group. She brings so much to the blog. Thanks for coming by and you have 5 entries.

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    1. Yes, I saw that MarLu is a part of it, she is great! CFHS is going to be a huge hit, I just know it! God bless!

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    2. Thanks Debbie! I sure hope you are right!

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  17. Hello! These two authors are new to me. I have not read either one of them.
    I follow here via email.
    I follow CFHS via email as well.
    I commented on your post over on CFHS too.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Yay Amy. Thanks for the follows! You have 5 entries!

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  18. WooHoo, Amy! Way to go! thanks so much. You get 5 entries. And you must try Melanie's and Linore's books! You'll love them.

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  19. I have already left a comment on Kathleen's blog. I love historical fiction [or non-fiction] I guess I am a history nut! I haven't read either of these books but would love to win one. What an opportunity. I love the cover on the Healer's apprentice and the other is quite appealing. Please enter my name. Blessings! Darlene
    spangldlady[at]gmail[dot]com

    I have followed this blog for a while and signed to follow Christian Fiction Historical Society. How great to have places where you can trust the bloggers/books!

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    1. Thanks for coming by and for following both blogs! Christia fiction Historical Society is a blog that Kathy and myself and 29 other authors will be blogging on. I hope you enjoy it! good luck!

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  20. I am following this blog now, and the Christian Fiction Historical Society, and commenting here, but couldn't figure out how to get the the two author's sites you mention.

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  21. Hey Cherie, it is the Chritian Fiction Historical Society blog that you need to comment on to get the extra post. here is the link. My crit partner Kathy and me (Debbie Lynne) are on there today. Just say hello to us over at CFHS blog and get the last entry. You have 4 right now.

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    1. OOPS forgot the link! copy and paste this. http://christianfictionhistoricalsociety.blogspot.com/2013/02/meet-crit-partners-and-best-friends.html?showComment=1360269940399#c7287849469064492377

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  22. I am now following this blog. I've always wanted to read The Healer's Apprentice but never had the chance to get it. I love history, epspecially if it is Christian!

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  23. Hey Violet! I love history too! Thanks for following my blog. I hope you win, it's a great book. You get 2 entries. If you go over to http://christianfictionhistoricalsociety.blogspot.com/2013/02/meet-crit-partners-and-best-friends.html?showComment=1360269940399#c7287849469064492377 and leave a comment and follow that historical blog you get 3 more entries!

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  24. Melanie I love your books and would love to win.
    joyofchrist777@gmail.com

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  25. Hey Jackie! I'm so glad that you love Mel's books. Good luck on winning. YOu have 1 entry.

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  26. I follow this blog. I also left a comment on Christian Fiction Historical Society. Please enter me here as I love your books.
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com

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  27. Thanks for coming by and for following my blog. You have 3 entries. If you followed Christian Fiction Historical Blog let me know and I'll give you two more entries.

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  28. Thank you for hosting this giveaway, love the book cover by the way.

    I commented on the Christian Fiction Historical Society blog (Wendy Newcomb)

    I followed the blog by GFC (wfnren)and email

    I follow your blog by GFC (wfnren), Networked Blogs (Wendy Newcomb) and email

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com


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    1. Hey Wendy! It's good to see you. thanks for the follows. YOu have 5 entries! Good Luck

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  29. I really enjoyed the Healer's Apprentice. Would love to win a copy to share :) mamalusco at ortelco dot net

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    1. Thanks for coming by. Good luck. you have 1 entry.

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  30. thanks for the chance to read these wonderful novels

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Your Welcome, Karen. Goodluck. YOu have 1 entry

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  31. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I commented on the Christian Fiction Historical Society Blog

    I follow by networked blogs also.

    Katie J.
    johnsonk133@yahoo.com

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  32. I love Melanie's fairytale retellings! I haven't read any of Linore's work but I do enjoy a good Regency book :)

    #1. I Follow via Email and GFC.
    #2. I Commented on Kathleen and Debbie Lynn's post.
    #3. I Follow The Christian Fiction Historical Society via email and GFC.
    #4. And as you can see I Commented here.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Jasmine A.
    montanamade(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh Jasmine if you like a good Regency then you'll like Linore's. She really knows the time period. Personally I like hers much more than JA.You have 5 entries.

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  33. Signed up for both blogs & left comments for both Kathleen & Debbie - thanks for the opportunity to become acquainted with, & win new books!

    bonnieroof60@yahoo.com

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  34. Hey Bonnie, thanks for coming by and for following the blogs. Good luck! Looking forward to getting to know you.
    You have 5 entries

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  35. Debbie Lynne--love your new Christian Fiction Historical Society blog. I left a comment there. I am a follower of both blogs both by email and GFC. Thank you for an opportunity to win these books!
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. Thank you Kay! So glad you followed me on both blog. Good luck!

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  37. This weeks winners are Chaplain Debbie and Books Are Sanity! Thanks everyone for coming by.

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  38. Thank you, Debbie! I really wanted Linore's book!

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