Sunday, March 22, 2009

A picture of the "I LOVE ME SOME HISTORICALS" Basket!


Just wanted to remind you that our final guest host on IMHO, Stacey Kayne, will be up on March 25, 2009. Keep leaving comments for all of March's guests, and here's a picture of what you're playing for: The "I LOVE ME SOME HISTORICALS" Basket in all it's glory. All this, and a $20 gift card from Amazon.com, too! And the lucky winner will get a sneak peak at Kim Lenox's So Still the Night. Yep, you'll get an uncorrected proof and a chance to read the book before it hits the streets, warts and all. These often turn out to be collector's items, folks.

And just confirmed: I'm thrilled to announce that one of my absolute favorite historical romance authors, Madeline Hunter, will be a guest host for April's giveaway contest. Madeline's wonderful BY DESIGN series actually inspired me to start writing historical romance. Still confirming my other guests, but I'll announce them as I get them signed up. We'll have a good mix of historical and contemporary, and an interesting theme: "The scene/story/book you almost didn't read." (Every writer has that story that sometimes proves difficult to write, or has a bumpy road to publication).

See you Wednesday!

TJB

31 comments:

Margay said...

Very cool. You always have the most interesting baskets!
Margay

Billie Jo said...

Awesome basket TJ.

I can't wait to chat with Madeline. I adore her books.

Billie Jo

TJ Bennett said...

Thanks, Margay and Billie Jo. Yes, I'm very lucky to get Madeline Hunter. I've admired her work for a long time and I'm thrilled that she's decided to be my guest. Can't wait to read about the story we ALMOST didn't read.

Still mulling over what my extra goodie will be for that basket. Did you see the little book light I'm including in this one? And of course, the Amazon gift card doesn't hurt either. Heh heh.

Open to suggestions...within reason (and a starving writer's budget).
TJB

Meljprincess said...

OMG! I'd like to take all the books out of the basket and roll around on them nekkid! lol!

Mel K.

Virginia said...

Oh wow TG this is a great basket!

I love Madeline Hunter also, she is a great historical romance author. Looking forward to her post!

Meljprincess said...

Had to come look at it again. Makes my mouth water. *g*

Mel K.

McKenna Chase said...

I love historicals! What a fun basket! Can't wait to get a chance to chit chat with Stacey Kayne. Her books are awesome!

McKenna

marybelle said...

Good morning,
Who ever said you can't judge a book by it's cover has NEVER read the deliciousness that is historical romance.

The exquisite journey begins with the cover & keeps right on going.

Cheers

GladysMP said...

The prize is exciting and so are the authors...a double-dip treat!

corkrose said...

This is a great prize - thanks - what more could a reader want - just the time to read them all uninterupted!

Raven99 said...

Wow, there are so many awesome authors included in the basket. It really is a great prize. Whoever wins is very lucky.

Cheri2628 said...

Wow, that's a great basket! Lookin' forward to Stacey and Madeline!

chey said...

Great basket. Looking forward to the future chats.

natatheangel AT yahoo DOT com said...

This basket is just so "bookly" delicious! Love the names you have included in it. Thank you very much.

John said...

Thank you for confirmation about M.Hunter, one of my favorite author.
jdrombo(at)yahoo(dot)com

squiresj said...

I am a member of Madline Hunter's newsletter. I love historical romance books. I am also a reviewer. I would love to read and review and pass on these books.
I would love to win.
jrs362 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

What a great basket!!!

photoquest said...

What a Wonderful basket of books!!!please enclude me in this drawing : )
photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

TJ Bennett said...

Wow! Where'd you all come from all of a sudden? :-)

Love to see you all here, but let me remind you that the rule is you'll need to comment on at least two of my guest hosts' posts throughout the contest period for March. So, pop back through the March posts and give a read and let the author know what you are thinking. The more authors you comment on, the better chance you have of winning! I cull my gift basket contest entries only from the author posts comments. For more details, check out the contest page on my website at http://www.tjbennett.com.

Have at ye! And yes, this is indeed a drool-worthy basket. You all have NO idea how hard it is for me to let them go... :-)

TJB

corkrose said...

I am amazed at the various books that Victoria Dahl writes - her range is quite broad - from the "Talk me Down" book - her historical "Lords of Desire" series - looking forward to reading her.

Carol L. said...

This is my first time here. I came from Stacey's newsletter. But I will be back. :)
First let me say that I absolutely loved Victoria's "To Tempt a Scotsman" and " A Rake's Guide to Pleasure". Thank you Victoria. I love your stories and look forward to reading more of your books.
Carol L.

Pam said...

WOW!! Great basket of books!! Thanks so much!

Melissa said...

GREAT contest. I don't read enough historicals anymore....and OMG, I love Madeline Hunter. Can't wait to read her blog!!

photoquest said...

Stacey has managed to pull off another Hot cover! Can't wait to get a copy of this one : )
photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Jackie P. said...

I just found you from Stacey Kayne's wonderful newsletter.I'd love to win that delightful basket of books.

Happy Spring!

tetewa said...

What a great basket, thanks for the opportunity!

delimama66 said...

I love historical novels, nobody does them better! Great basket too :)

sarabelle said...

I would love to win this basket, the authors that are in it are absolutely fabulous. historicals are my all time favorite. Thanks so much for being apart of this great group Stacy you are definetly on the top of my list.

Patricia Barraclough said...

What a great gift basket. There is some good reading there. Just discovered Kim Lenox.

Mindy said...

Oh WOW! What a great looking basket of books :)

I'd LOVE to read all the books!

Mindy :)

Emma said...

I read Stacey Kayne's newsletter.What a great gift basket .A lot of wonderful authors.