Winner of The Trouble with May Amelia

March 30, 2012

Since, as Jennifer pointed out, we can’t enter our own contests, Danielle wins The Trouble with May Amelia!  Please send me your snail mail address and I will get it in the mail next week!


Contest: The Trouble with May Amelia

March 23, 2012

When I asked Jenni Holm if she could send us a copy of The Trouble with May Amelia to give away, she said she had just gotten the audio CDs and asked if we would like to host a contest to win those.  I said absolutely, so let the contest begin!  To win a chance to hear one of my favorite fictional voices, please leave a comment on the following topic:

When have you been the only girl in a group of boys, or the only boy in a group of girls?  What was good, bad, ugly, and/or hilarious about the situation?  Would you do it the same way if you could do it over, or would you recruit another member of your own gender for moral support?

The winner will be announced next Friday, March 30!

Winner of Cleopatra Confesses

December 8, 2011

The winner of Cleopatra Confesses by Carolyn Meyer is Terrice! Please send your snail-mail address to damselsinregress [at] gmail [dot] com and I’ll send you a copy. Congratulations!

Contest: Cleopatra Confesses

December 2, 2011

To be entered in a random drawing to win a copy of Cleopatra Confesses by Carolyn Meyer, leave a comment. Tell us which historical figure you’ve never read about but would like to, whether in a biography, adult fiction, or YA fiction. The winner will be announced next Wednesday. Good luck!

Winner of The Faerie Ring

November 8, 2011

The winner of Kiki Hamilton’s The Faerie Ring is Farida!  Congratulations!  Please send your snail-mail address to damselsinregress [at] gmail [dot] com so I can get it in the mail before I leave for vacation Friday!

Thank you to all who entered.  When Kiki said she would spread the word about our giveaway, I had no idea it would result in eleven contest entries!  Our last few contests have not had as many entries as we could have hoped for, especially entries from new readers to our blog.  We even considered getting rid of the giveaways altogether, or donating the books to charities that provided books to low-income children.  We may still do that in the future–who knows?–but I’m glad we kept this one.  I got so many great images of stories set in far-off locales from reading the entry comments.  Interesting settings, especially for historicals, can really make a story exciting, both for the author and their readers.

For those who didn’t win this time, we do these giveaways almost every month except for December, when we take a holiday break from blogging.  We have a pretty good mix of realistic historicals, historical fantasy, and contemporary stories that somehow celebrate history.  Please feel free to enter a contest another month, and you just may get lucky.  Thanks again!  You made this struggling author’s week!

Contest: The Faerie Ring

November 4, 2011

We’re kicking off a contest to win a signed copy of Kiki Hamilton’s The Faerie Ring today, and since I’m leaving on an extended Thanksgiving vacation Friday, this contest will only run until TUESDAY NOV. 8.  To enter, please leave a comment after considering the following:

The Faerie Ring is set in London, a place that its author didn’t visit until after she began writing.  All the Damsels have major travel bugs, and I’ll bet some of our readers do too.  Where would you like to set a story (even if you aren’t a writer) just so you could have an excuse to research its nooks and crannies and maybe even visit?

You have until Tuesday.  Please spread the word!

Contest Winner: Faithful

September 23, 2011

Brian Kelley you won the copy of Faithful! Email us at damselsinregress [at] gmail [dot] com with your mailing information so we can get the copy out to you! T