Saturday, September 01, 2012

A MONTH OF GIVEAWAYS!

First my apologies.
Life has been drastically busy chez Chadwick.
Outside of the day job, my father has just had major surgery.  He's out of hospital and doing well, but obviously helping him out has taken time from my schedule even while things have been hotting up on the writerly front, so if I'm a bit off the pace, there are reasons behind the scenes.

Anyway, I have suddenly realised that September 1st is publication day in the USA for A PLACE BEYOND COURAGE, and September 13th is when the UK paperback of LADY OF THE ENGLISH hits the bookshelves, so I thought I'd better get moving on a few celebratory giveaways.

A PLACE BEYOND COURAGE has been awarded a wonderful starred review by Publishers Weekly in the USA

A Place Beyond Courage
Elizabeth Chadwick. Sourcebooks Landmark, $14.99 trade paper (512p) ISBN 978-1-4022-7108-3
In this spellbinding prequel to 2009’s The Greatest Knight, Chadwick takes readers on a tour of royal intrigue in 12th-century England. After a fortune-teller reveals to a young royal servant named John FitzGilbert Marshal that one of his offspring will one day rule England, the unmarried man laughs in her face. Later, John’s wives—first the pious and meek Aline, and then the sassy spitfire Sybilla—bear him multiple children, and it soon becomes clear that at least one of them is destined for greatness. As an honorable servant to King Henry, John’s loyalties are thrown into turmoil upon his beloved leader’s death. He goes on to pledge allegiance to the new King Stephen, but others are less sure of the new monarch. As warring parties struggle for the throne, John must reconcile his wishes for his children with what is best for his country, and what he himself most desires. Based on real characters and extensive research, Chadwick’s imaginative tale will keep readers captive till the final page. 
Reviewed on: 07/27/2012

I have three copies to give away to USA readers - signed by me.  Just drop an e-mail to elizabethchadwick@live.co.uk and I'll enter you in the draw.  Please state you're from the USA so as to avoid confusion.
A PLACE BEYOND COURAGE has also been reissued by my UK publishers with a new cover, so if you're in the UK I also have 3 copies here to give away - 2 to UK readers and another one for overseas excluding the USA.  Again, just send me a note to the above e-mail and I'll enter you.

Closing date Saturday 15th September - on which date I will be opening a brand new giveaway for copies of Lady of the English UK paperback. Watch this space!

IN OTHER NEWS

I have a gorgeous new website now at www.elizabethchadwick.com  with new colours and features.  Do drop by and have a look.

I have handed in my Eleanor of Aquitaine novel THE SUMMER QUEEN and can now happily report that my agent said 'Wow!' and used words like 'Wonderful, powerful, major piece of writing.  My editor agreed and said 'unputdownable.'  I'm not an ego-freak, but it's lovely to have this validation of the writing and the research.  It's been a long haul!




4 comments:

Beth said...

I like the new website - very crisp and nice to navigate.
Congratulations on handing in The Summer Queen! I've enjoyed the way you portray Eleanor, in the Marshal books for example, and it will be lovely to learn more about her - I'm looking forward to reading the new novel when it comes out.

CelticLady said...

Oh boy!! A whole month...lol. Sounds wonderful Elizabeth...!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Sorry to hear of the trials in you life, its so easy for us (your readers) to forget that you have a mundane life to live as well. So glad your father is mending! I will email you on the giveaway, but if I don't win, I will buy it anyway :)

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Sorry to hear of the trials in you life, its so easy for us (your readers) to forget that you have a mundane life to live as well. So glad your father is mending! I will email you on the giveaway, but if I don't win, I will buy it anyway :)