Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sign up for the Isabeau Giveaway! (and when did I become a computer geek?)



Goodreads Book Giveaway


Isabeau, A Novel of Queen Isabella and Sir Roger Mortimer (Paper... by N. Gemini Sasson



Isabeau, A Novel of Queen Isabella and Sir Roger Mortimer


by N. Gemini Sasson


Giveaway ends October 20, 2010.



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"The story of Queen Isabella, who sought revenge on her husband Edward II, and her lover Sir Roger Mortimer, who masterminded the invasion that accomplished it.

The marriage of Isabella of France and Edward II of England in 1308 is a union meant to secure lasting peace. For years, Isabella is a loyal wife, who repeatedly salvages her husband's kingship, even as she endures his neglect. When she finally speaks out against Edward's favorite, Lord Hugh Despenser, her income, lands and children are taken from her. In an age when women are not supposed to openly defy their husbands, Isabella vows to get her children back and have her revenge on Despenser -- no matter what the cost.

Imprisoned in the Tower of London for leading a rebellion against King Edward, Mortimer escapes with Isabella's help and finds refuge in the French court. But when Isabella arrives in Paris to negotiate a peace treaty, it is a temptation the ambitious Mortimer cannot resist."

Click on the 'Enter to win' link above to put your name in the hat for a free, signed copy of my latest release: Isabeau, A Novel of Queen Isabella and Sir Roger Mortimer. If you're eager to start reading, Isabeau is now available in paperback at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Barnes and Noble. Or, if you prefer to save some trees and read it on your e-reader, you can find it at Amazon.com (Kindle), Amazon.co.uk (Kindle), Barnes and Noble (Nook), or Smashwords.com (Epub, LRF and PDB).

The giveaway for The Crown in the Heather resulted in 1147 people signing up to win that book, which was pretty darn exciting on this end. To discover more free book giveaways at Goodreads, go here. I've signed up for a few myself, but haven't gotten lucky yet :( . Whenever they're selling raffle tickets somewhere, I make my husband buy them by the arm stretch. He has a pretty good winning percentage and we've hauled home some valuable loot. I gave up after about 20 tries when I hadn't even won the squeaky toy at the dog show. There's a reason why I don't play the lottery.

I meant to start the giveaway for Isabeau sooner, but complications with my web host have bogged me down lately (see previous post). After several requests to tech support which resulted in some very colorful expletives on my end and a bloody computer screen where I banged my head repeatedly, I decided to move on.

So, I'm in the process of transferring to GoDaddy.com who, BTW, replied to my help request within two hours and even called me to clarify a couple of things and see if I had any questions. Yes, I spoke to a real person. And he didn't even use computer-ese. And he ended up saving me $30. I was so pleasantly shocked by their great customer service, that before the guy could end the phone call I gushed at him for a good long minute. I think it made his day!

Hopefully, I'll get my web site back up and running by the end of the week and I can get back to writing in order to get the next book ready. Who knew you practically had to have a degree in computer science to be an author?

Until later,
Gemi

1 comment:

selestiele said...

Oh, I'm so on that.