Everything you need to know about the ongoing contests and prizes offered on Austen Authors is on this page. We love to thank our visitors with gifts on a monthly basis. Don’t be shy! Take a look at what we have planned for you and how to be a winner.
May 2013 -
Austen Authors is pleased to announce the Giveaways for May. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on any of our daily posts. The more often one comments, the greater the opportunity to win. Use the Rafflecopter option to Social Media for additional opportunities to win.
And now for the prizes…
Jack Caldwell launched his latest title, Mr. Darcy Came to Dinner, on April 30, but this month, two lucky winners will receive autographed copies of the book.
Regina Jeffers will launch the fifth book in her Regency romance series on May 14. A Touch of Mercy is the latest in her highly popular Realm Series. One of our visitors will receive an autographed copy of Regina’s book, while two others will earn eBook versions.
Marilyn Brant is feeling especially benevolent this month. One of her winners will receive an According to Jane tote bag, while another will receive a PDF version of Marilyn’s extremely popular Double Dipping.
Jack Caldwell is back with a triple giveaway. Three different winners will receive an autographed copy of one of Jack’s fabulous books. Up for grabs is a copy of Pemberley Ranch, another of The Three Colonels, and a third of Mr. Darcy Came to Dinner.
Finally, Nina Benneton will present one of our lucky followers with a Kindle eBook version of The Complete Works of Jane Austen.
The Passions of Dr. Darcy autographed copy by Sharon Lathan - Patricia Finnegan
The Passions of Dr. Darcy ebook by Sharon Lathan - Angela Smith and Wendy Norris Roberts
When They Fall in Love ebook by Mary Simonsen – Karana and Maria
Jane Austen’s Guide to Thrift - the Tea Temptress
Pride and Prejudice and Kitties by Pamela James and Deborah Guyol - Luthien84
Compulsively Mr. Darcy autographed copy by Nina Benneton – Charlene Davis
Pulse & Prejudice autographed copy by Colette Saucier - Kathy
Return to Longbourn by Shannon Winslow - Lilyane Soltz and Tobin Leigh Freid
The Mysterious Death of Mr. Darcy by Regina Jeffers - RosannaK and Karana
All the Appearance of Goodness by Maria Grace-Denise Aulik and Bonnie Carlson
The Passions of Dr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan - Audra
The Darcys of Pemberley by Shannon Winslow-Monica P
The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James - Emily Bell
Vanity and Vexations by Kate Fenton – donated by Regina Jeffers - Vesper
“Jane Austen Said It Best” magnets donated by Maria Grace - Stephanie Carrico
His: Two Regency Novellas by Regina Jeffers - Vee (autographed copy) and SuzeJA (eBook)
Mr. Darcy’s Undoing by Abigail Reynolds – Diane Scott Lewis
Christmas at Sea Pines Cottage by Sally Smith O’Rourke – Lieder Madchen
Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen by Sally Smith O’Rourke – Amy Z.
The Truth About Mr. Darcy by Susan Adriani – Lisa Lynn
ARC of The Passions of Dr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan – LeslieGB
“I Love Mr. Darcy” totebag from the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, donated by Nina Benneton – Erika
The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James for launch – Lisa Wagner
Pride, Prejudice, and the Perfect Match by Marilyn Brant for launch – Sandy H and Sophia Rose
Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight for launch - Rae, Kathy, and Samantha McNulty
Mr. Darcy’s Proposal by Susan Mason-Milks – dianna a
Pride and Platypus: Mr. Darcy’s Dreadful Secret by Vera Nazarian – Beatrice
The Complete Works of Jane Austen, eBook, donated by Nina Benneton – Lisa S
Lord Deverill’s Secret by Amanda Grange, donated by Regina Jeffers – Cassie Grafton
The 200th Anniversary Edition of the Pride and Prejudice 2013 Calendar, donated and created by Janet Taylor – Charlene D
AUSTEN AUTHORS GENERAL CONTEST RULES
**Updated February 1. 2013**
1. Austen Authors giveaways include exciting monthly prizes, author book release celebrations, surprise author gifts with regular blog post, and occasional special events. Periodically we may host guests who will donate their novel. We also might surprise with a challenge contest or quiz.
2. In every instance, prizes for Austen Authors blog giveaways will be listed on this page with specific details as to the item’s title, content, or type. In every case, the single gift or specified “set” will be awarded to one person. Giveaways will also be announced on the main blog page on the first day of the month, with full details given and images of the prizes.
3. Donations by US & Canada authors are for US & Canada residents only, unless specified otherwise. Donations by UK authors are for UK/Europe/ROW residents. Shipping method is up to each author’s discretion.
4. Monthly giveaways will be managed by RAFFLECOPTER. *See specific instructions below. Detailed “Terms and Conditions” for Austen Authors giveaways can be read on the Rafflecopter form.
5. Author Book Release giveaways are managed by the celebrating author. He/She will manage his/her own contest as he/she decides with specified deadlines and giveaway requirements that may vary from these General Contest Rules. Same for any guest authors who host a giveaway.
6. Quizzes or Challenge Contest that rely on correct answers will have separate rules for winning. Those rules will be clarified in the instructions of the post, including the deadline.
6. Deadline dates will be noted for every giveaway. Monthly giveaways are always from 12:00AM on the first day to 11:59PM on the last day of the designated month. Note: Our blog has chosen EST for our time stamp.
7. In order to spread the goodness to more people, no visitor can win more than one prize per month.
8. Winners will be announced on the blog in a post 2-3 days after the ending deadline. Winners will also be announced on this page. Winners will be sent an email from firstname.lastname@example.org informing them of their selection. Winners have 72 hours (3 days) to reply to the email with mailing information. After 72 hours a new winner will be chosen.
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2. The Rafflecopter form is found on the Giveaway Page (this page) at the top. To be entered into the monthly giveaway the form MUST be used! Instructions for each option are noted on the form.
3. Commenting on a blog at least once during the month is mandatory. Additional comments are appreciated and will earn additional points.
4. “Points” are given for various options: Commenting on a blog post, Tweeting, sharing on Facebook or a personal blog, following Austen Authors on Twitter or our Facebook Group Page, etc. Each “point” increases the odds of winning by entering your name more often.
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