Tuesday, March 29, 2011

MY FIRST GIVEAWAY: THE LAST WIFE OF HENRY VIII by Carolly Erickson

I guess we'll see how this goes! I've been wanting to post a giveaway, because I know how much I love entering (and winning) book giveaways! I've decided to stick with my favorite genre of novels, which of course is historical fiction. Also, the majority of historical fiction novels I've read over the years take place during the TUDOR time period. The Tudor's were absolutely fascinating, and their family continues to intrigue people to this day! The book I chose for my first giveaway is a novel that I read about one year ago. It is not included in my reviews, because my blog is fairly  new, so I was not blogging at the time of my reading this. I know that I enjoyed the book immensely, and that I would love to share it with a fellow lover of historical fiction!
I am posting the goodreads.com blurb about THE LAST WIFE OF HENRY VIII, so that readers will have an idea of what book they are signing up to win!




Courageous, attractive, romantic, intelligent, Catherine Parr became the sixth wife of Henry VIII. Her story, as Carolly Erickson re-creates it, is page-turning drama: from the splendors of the Field of the Cloth of Gold to the gory last years of the outsize King Henry, when heads rolled and England trembled, Catherine bestrode her destiny and survived to marry her true love.


Catherine Parr attracted the king's lust and, though much in love with the handsome Thomas Seymour, was thrown into the intrigue-filled snake pit of the royal court. While victims of the king's wrath suffered torture and execution, Catherine persevered until, at last, she came within the orbit of the royal fury. King Henry toyed with her, first ordering her arrested, then granting her clemency. She managed to evade execution, but she knew that the king had his wandering eye fixed on wife number seven.

**You MUST be a follower of this BLOG in order to win, and you also MUST leave your name and email address in order to contact the winner!

For extra entries:

+1 FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER 


+1 TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY ON YOUR TWITTER or BLOG (please provide link for me to verify)

+1 ADD ME AS A FRIEND ON GOODREADS.COM

+2 ADD ME AS A FRIEND ON BOOKBLOGS.COM

The winner will be drawn at random on April 8, 2011!

I guess we shall see how this giveaway goes! 

37 comments:

  1. Hey there!! I'm excited about your first giveaway!
    I follow you on twitter, I follow your blog, and I added you as a friend on goodreads. I also retweeted your post about the giveaway, but I'm not sure how to provide a link for that, so I'll just tell you my twitter ID is @mybooksmylove

    Good luck with your first giveaway!
    Sharyla
    abookishwonderland@yahoo.com

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  2. this sounds great, I'm a follower and also on twitter, a friend request on goodreads and book blogs. thanks Lisa lisapeters at yahoo dot com Good luck.

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  3. Hello!

    I follow your blog, added you as a friend for goodreads and book blogs.com. But I don't twitter. Ah well. :)

    Good Luck!

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  4. Please enter me! I love the Henry the VIII stories. I'm a follower my user name is DanceAlert.

    DanceAlert at aol dot com

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  5. I posted this to my blog DanceAlertReads.blogspot.com

    http://dancealertreads.blogspot.com/2011/03/historical-fiction-obsession-my-first.html

    dancealert@aol.com

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  6. I added you as a friend on Good Reads. My name is Brenda Rupp.

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  7. Thanks for everyone who has entered so far! I forgot to say when I will be drawing the winner! I plan on choosing the winner randomly on April 8th, 2011

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  8. Yay! Please enter me in the giveaway! I follow your blog, and I just sent you a friend request on Goodreads.

    Thanks so much!
    Amy
    tiger_fan_1997@yahoo.com

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  9. I'm a GFC follower as Elisabeth G
    I would love to win this book, I'm also fascinated by the King Henry and all of his wives!
    vandango33 at gmail dot com

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  10. Please enter me as well.

    Alexis
    reflectionsofabookaholic[at]gmail[dot]com
    I'm already a follower.

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  11. Congrats on the first giveaway!

    Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

    (GFC: ArtsyBookishGal)

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  12. Added you as a friend on GoodReads!

    Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

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  13. Following you on Twitter! (@artsybooksihgal)

    Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

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  14. Tweeted (well, RT'd you):: https://twitter.com/#!/kdaze10/status/52917878260891648

    Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

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  15. First of all, congratulations on your first giveaway - I know you must feel a sense of accomplishment, and you should! Thank you for hosting this amazing giveaway for your readers :)

    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

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  16. I'm your follower on Twitter! :)

    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

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  17. I'm a GFC Follower: Enamored Soul

    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

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  18. I'd like to enter. I added you as a friend on goodreads (Sarah Williams with the cat snowball avatar)

    sawcat6(at)att(dot)net

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  19. I tweeted about the giveaway:

    http://twitter.com/#!/inluvwithbookz/status/52974707733049344

    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

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  20. I added you on Goodreads.com (Hira Hasnain)

    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

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  21. I added you as a friend on BookBlogs.com (my profile is pending approval).

    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

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  22. LOVE the Tudors! Thanks for the chance! I am a current GFC follower.

    +1 I follow on Twitter (@truebookaddict)

    +1 I'm friends on Goodreads (Michelle/The True Book Addict)

    +2 Sent you a friend request on Book Blogs (Michelle Miller)

    +1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/truebookaddict/status/52989330540593152

    truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom

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  23. Sounds very interesting! Please enter me. Karla Vollkopf (follower), @vollkopf. kah_cherub at hotmail.com

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  24. I'm also following you on twitter! @vollkopf
    Karla Vollkopf (follower). kah_cherub at hotmail.com

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  25. I'm excited to find your blog! I love historical fiction, and I'm studying to be a teacher. I can't wait to read what your blog. I love the giveaway, and I would love to read this book.

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  26. I would love to win this book. It looks great. katietamblingson@yahoo.com

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  27. I'm a new follower. I love historical fiction and look forward to your reviews and recommendations. Thanks for the giveaway also. Please enter me. loves2read54@yahoo.com, I also follow on twitter @2readornot2read, Book Blogs and Good Reads

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  28. madwoman-in-the-atticApril 1, 2011 at 5:14 AM

    I'm following you publicly as Ally

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

    Would love to win this book. Looks so interesting! Thanks for the entries!

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  29. madwoman-in-the-atticApril 1, 2011 at 5:18 AM

    Following you on Twitter
    @hopscotchlime

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  30. madwoman-in-the-atticApril 1, 2011 at 5:21 AM

    Friended you on Good Reads. I'm Ruby

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  31. Woo-hoo for your first giveaway! May many more good books follow :-) New follower aitmama {{at}} gmail {{tod}} com

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  32. FOLLOW ON TWITTER as aitmama

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  33. http://twitter.com/#!/aitmama/status/54005673977061376

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  34. Hi Kimberly,

    Congratulations on your new position teaching 8th grade Language Arts in Arizona. I hope you enjoy the Southwest. Please enter me in your first book giveaway. I sent you a friend request on goodreads, and began following your blog here and through facebook. I also love reading about the Tudors and the English Monarchy in general. I look forward to reading your blog and getting recommendations from you on books and authors that I may want to check out. Thanks! Lisa Arthur

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  35. Hi! I stumbled upon your blog, and wanted to say Hi. I added you on goodreads.

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  36. I enjoy historicals so if the giveaway is open to worldwide entries I would love to be entered.

    I have joined you as a Follower via GFC.

    Thanks.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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