28 November 2010

Weekly Announcements - 28 Nov 2010

Yes, I know it's Sunday. Bear with me as we hurdle over technical difficulties!


Celebrating her new Victorian historical holiday release from Decadent Publishing, A CHRISTMAS PROMISE, Amanda McIntyre will be running a Sugar & Spice/Naughty & Nice contest at Fresh Fiction! Win books, share holiday recipes and traditions from November 22 through December 15.

Widowed Irishman Brady McCormick made a promise to his young wife the day she died--to bring their son to America and begin a new life in the land of opportunity. Living in charity with a distant uncle in New York, barely scraping by, Brady is unsure he will be able to uphold the promise, much less quell the loneliness, until an angel appears at the docks, Saran Reichardt.

Headstrong and tenacious, gentlewoman Saran knows she's unlike most women of society. Dedicated to teaching and helping the impoverished, she has no need of a man to take care of her, but an accidental encounter with a stormy-eyed Irish immigrant and his young son changes her perception of what need really is. Will this holiday give them both the hope and faith they desire or will their own stubbornness keep them apart?

Follow the Harlequin Historical Advent Calendar for Prizes, including a FREE Kindle 3G!

During the month of December, twenty-two Harlequin Historical Authors, including UH contributors Blythe Gifford and Michelle Styles, have teamed up to create an online Advent Calendar. Starting Tuesday, November 30, you can find the calendar here. Each day, click on the calendar to visit the host author's website, and you can win prizes such as signed books, gift certificates, and holiday goodies. Blythe's day will be December 12; Michelle's is December 20.

You will be asked to complete a task, such as posting a blog comment, searching for a hidden ornament, or answering a question about an excerpt. Please check the author's webpage for your instructions and to see what the daily prize is. You can enter once each day, at each of the twenty-two websites.

On December 23rd, a random drawing from among all 22 authors' entries will determine the grand prize winner of a Kindle 3-G. Please see the official eligibility rules for this giveaway.

Happy Holidays from the Harlequin Historical authors!


Stay with us through the coming weeks when we'll be featuring the best unusual historical authors! Michelle Beattie, Elizabeth Lane, Alix Rickloff, and our fourth anniversary bash will be coming up. Join us!


Have a good week! Remember, you don't have to be an Unusual Historicals contributor to submit good news to the weekend announcements. If it has to do with unusual historicals, we'd love to shout it out to the world! Send announcements to Carrie. See you next week...