Friday, February 20, 2009

Woman's Day Giveaway - Secrets of the Tudor Court by Kate Emerson

(Cover from Woman's Day magazine contest website)

Today's forecast for St. Peters, MO: Partly cloudy, high 45 degrees, chance of flurries tonight.

I enjoy studying book covers. Don't you just love this one? The colors of the dress are so rich and elegant, and only the bottom half is shown. Notice the word Secrets is in script and the words Pleasure Palace are printed in large, bold letters? Lots of thought went in to creating this cover. Definitely makes me want to read the book.

If you're on a limited budget, you might get lucky and win a copy. Woman's Day magazine has teamed up with publisher Simon and Schuster to give away 30 copies of Secrets of the Tudor Court: The Pleasure Palace by Kate Emerson.

Here's a description from the Woman's Day contest website: "Rich with romance, intrigue and 15th-century historical detail, the novel features characters straight out of history—including Jane herself—set against an authentic background. "

No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Entry period: Tuesday February 03 2009 - Friday April 03 2009. Click on this link or the link above to enter. Good luck!

If you're a lucky winner, please let me know how you liked the book.


  1. Hi Donna!

    What you have to ask yourself is: do you feel lucky? :-)

    You won Writer Mama! So shoot me an email at cathyhall55 at hotmail dot com with your address and I'll send your autographed copy. And hey, you should enter another contest today!

  2. Entered with fingers crossed (and darn hard to type that way).

  3. Hi Cathy,
    Woo Hoo! I was hoping to win a copy of Writer Mama! Was it the comment about the nun that did it for me? If so, mea culpa to former-sister Vincent Marie. I e-mailed my mailing address to you just now.
    I entered a flash fiction contest yesterday that I read about on a blog of one of my writing friends, so I'm hopeful my story will win something on that one. I'll post details about that contest next week.

  4. Hi Pat,
    To avoid crossing my fingers while typing, I usually cross my ankles. They swell a bit, but it's very lady-like, don't you think?
    Good luck with the contest. I entered, too, as probably did a kabillion others. If I don't win, it looks like there will be a trip to the library in my future.

  5. Donna,
    If you win that FF contest, will you buy me a lottery ticket ;)


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