Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Giveaway & Guest Post Featuring Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson

Today, I'm pleased to introduce Julianne Donaldson. I asked how there was hints of classic book heroines in her heroine...

At first glance, Kate Worthington is an uncommon heroine for a Regency novel. Instead of seeking marriage as a route to a comfortable life, her story in Blackmoore begins with her avowal that she will never marry. in fact, in an effort to prove that to her mother, and to win her freedom, she enters into a bargain to receive and reject three marriage proposals. Some might think that women in this time period were a slave to the social conventions of the day. But in writing Kate, I wanted to explore the hidden minority of women who lived in that time--women like Jane Austen or the Bronte sisters--women with aspirations that did not correlate with how society told them to live. I wanted to delve into the psyche of a girl who fights against the social mores of her time; who beats against the bars of her cage; who finds a way to have what she truly desires in life without compromising her integrity. Kate is a heroine that any modern woman can cheer for, and I think readers will love her.
About Blackmoore:
Blackmoore: A Proper RomanceKate Worthington knows she can never have her heart’s desire and so believes she will never marry. But Kate’s meddlesome mother has other plans. Kate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore on the cliffs above the seashore, where she must face the truth and the man that has kept her heart captive.

Set in northern England, Blackmoore is a Regency romance that tells the story of a young woman struggling to learn to follow her heart. With hints of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters, Blackmoore is a page-turning tale of romance, intrigue and devotion.

Blackmoore is the third book in the Proper Romance series and Julianne's second. This one and the first, Edenbrooke, are on sale this month for 7.99.

About Julianne Donaldson:
Julianne Donaldson grew up as the daughter of a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot. She learned how to ski in the Italian Alps, visited East Berlin before the wall came down, and spent three years living next to a 500-year-old castle. After earning a degree in English, she turned her attention to writing about distant times and places. She lives in Utah with her husband and four children.

GIVEAWAY!!!! U.S. Residents Only. Use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win a paperback copy of Blackmoore. Winner will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to reply. If I do hear from the winner within 48 hours, a new winner be chosen.

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1 comment:

  1. Both Edenbrooke and Blackmoore were fabulous books. I gave both of them 5 stars. Hope you will look for my reviews soon on our blog, bookworm2bookworm.