Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop July 2 – 9


Welcome to the

Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop

July 2 to July 9, 2015

Sponsored by Bookhounds and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer


–Three (3) winners will receive an audiobook OR ebook copy of one of my books (winners choice)

Audiobook choices: All Hallow’s Eve, The Gypsy Blessing, The Keys for Love (click on the title to hear a sample.)

eBook choices: All Hallow’s Eve, Dreams & Expectation, Foundation of Love (The Gypsy Blessing 2), The Gypsy Blessing, The Keys For Love, Promises. (click on the title to read a sample.)


United States only:

Two (2) winners will receive a hardcover copy of:

The New York Public Library, Illustrated, Collector’s Edition


Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Bronte


Enjoy the hop!

Visit Bookhounds and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for a full list of hoppers.

Please note:

Winners will be notified by email and announced here on July 10, 2015.

If a winner does not reply by Midnight Eastern Time, January 13, 2015, another winner will be selected.


Simply comment below!

Please indicate whether you would like to enter the US or International giveaway and leave your email address.

(US residents may enter both giveaways.)


Other sites participating in this giveaway

Pride & Prejudice 200th Anniversary Party Blog Hop!


Happy Birthday Pride and Prejudice!

I’m having a giveaway, too!

My love affair with Pride and Prejudice began in 1996, believe it or not, with seeing an ad for the movie “Emma” with Gweneth Paltrow. Later that day, I was at the video store where I saw the miniseries with Kate Beckinsale and grabbed it.  I was hooked, and the next day found myself at the bookstore purchasing a compilation of all of Jane Austen’s books.  Once I finished Emma, I moved on to read Pride and Prejudice, which immediately became my favorite, and I’ll admit that I became obsessed.

That poor paperback was soon worn out to the point that I had to throw it away and get a copy of each novel instead, and of course read them again. For some strange reason I must have always skipped Northanger Abbey whenever I read the compilation and was thrilled to bits to have found a “new” book by Austen. I started searching the stores and internet for any versions of movies based on Jane Austen’s books, and fell in love with them all, time and time again – especially P&P! (I have to say that I threw away the 1940 version after seeing the ending, only to receive it again for Christmas later that year – fate must want me to have a complete collection.)

For a few years, this was enough, and then I became just a little distracted by the birth of my triplets (understatement!) Once I began to find a little time to myself, I re-read all of Jane’s novels and joined the The Republic of Pemberley, where I discovered the world of Jane Austen Fan Fiction, and went searching for more. It took me by surprise to find so many stories out there, and I couldn’t get enough!

And now, I’d like to share the love….

I’ll be giving away one paperback copy of

The Annotated Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

Annotated and Edited by David M. Shapard

(Sorry, USA only):

Annotated P&P


one eBook copy of each of my novels (from Smashwords, so that winners can download it in any format they’d like)



Dreams and Expectations
All Hallow’s Eve

Click here to enter:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Then hop on over to

Alyssa Goodnight’s blog and Stiletto Storytime

for a list of the many other blogs participating in the

blog hop party!

Enjoy the hop!

Please note:

Winners will be notified by email and announced here on January 30.

If a winner does not reply by Midnight Eastern Time, February 2,

another winner will be selected.

Attention Giveaway winners

Due to the hurricane and gas shortage on Long Island, I’m behind in shipping out the winnings from the Jane Austen Hop Giveaway and Howloween Giveaway Hop.

Please know that your books will be on their way as soon as I have enough gas in my car to get to the post office. You have not been forgotten!

We are being hit by a tropical storm tomorrow and we still don’t have gas. I can’t promise they will go out this week.

I’m so sorry that you’ll have to wait a little longer. Thanks so much for your patience!