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Friday, August 21, 2009

Romance and a String of Pearls; a Regency Giveaway

Pearls were a feature of the Season in Regency London. Debutantes wore them, matrons wore them; sometimes, they could be even be found in a gentleman's cravat. They were a sign of affluence and prosperity. They are mentioned in the Bible, portrayed in paintings by masters, and regarded as precious gems the world over.

What better way to celebrate pearls than by giving them away!

I have teamed up with my brother Jay, the owner/artist behind JAYSDESIGN Jewelry, with a new giveaway offer. We are giving away a signed copy of my Regency romance, Redemption, and a 16" string of genuine pearls. This isn't two separate giveaways. The winner will receive the book and a string of pearls. (This pearl necklace is made of cultured freshwater pearls. In Regency England, the pearls would have been natural pearls, most likely freshwater that were mistakenly thought to be saltwater. The culturing process was not developed until the early 1900s. The vast majority of pearls available on the market now are cultured.)

How can you enter to win this marvelous prize?

First, the rules:
  1. All participants must be 18 or older. If you are under 18, please get a parent to enter for you. Some have said my books are suitable for teens but that is a decision I leave up to each and every parent.
  2. You must have a US mailing address. If you live outside the US but have a family member with a US mailing address who can hold your prize for you or is willing to ship it themselves, feel free to enter. Otherwise, USA only.
  3. Entry deadline is August 31st at Midnight EST. The winner will be announced September 1st on this blog. Since I am not requiring an email for this contest it is up to all the entrants to check back September 1st to see who won. The winner must then contact me at jaimeygrant(at)yahoo(dot)com with their mailing address. If I don't hear from the winner by September 7th, a new name will be drawn.
  4. Relatives of me (Jaimey Grant aka Laura Miller) or Jay Lyons are not eligible to win. Sorry.

Here's how to enter:
  1. Become a follower of this blog, Into the Mind of Jaimey Grant. This can be accomplished through Google Friend Connect or Facebook's Networked Blogs. If you follow through both avenues, that's two entries. (There are follow buttons located at the top of the page and lower down on the sidebar.)
  2. Become a follower of Jay's blog, JAYSDESIGN Jewelry. This can be accomplished through Google Friend Connect or Facebook's Networked Blogs. If you follow through both avenues, that's two entries. (Both follow buttons are located in the sidebar. Scroll down until you see them.)
  3. Become a follower of my book reviews blog, Romance, Old School. This can be accomplished through Google Friend Connect or Facebook's Networked Blogs. If you follow through both avenues, that's two entries. (Both follow buttons are located in the sidebar. Scroll down until you see them.)
  4. Visit my facebook fan page and click the little "become a fan" button. That's an entry.
  5. Visit Jay's facebook fan page and click the little "become a fan" button. That's an entry.
  6. Follow me on twitter. That's an entry. If you tweet about the contest (or retweet my tweet), you will get another entry.
  7. Leave a comment on this post indicating which of the above you have done. Be sure that your post is somehow different from everyone else's. More than one "plain Jane" can lead to some confusion. For each of the above things you've done, you get an entry. That's a grand total of 10 ways to enter. If you enter in all 10 ways, you get an automatic 11th entry.
  8. If you are already a follower or fan, simply leave your comment indicating which ones you are. I do not automatically enter any followers or fans.
Pretty easy. No questions to answer, forms to fill out or blood oaths to make. Thanx for entering and have a lovely day!!

28 comments:

Sharon E. Cathcart said...

Let's see. I'm following this blog, "Romance Old School," am a Facebook fan, and follow you on Twitter. (I also think you're one heckuva lady, and I appreciate you reviewing my book).

Hamsta said...

Hi Jaimey,
I'm one of your fans on Facebook. What a great giveaway, thanks!

cherio1 said...

Hi Jaimey,
I have just "discovered" you and your books sound terrific. I am also now a follower of your blog, I am a Facebook fan and I am following you on Twitter!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, Jaimey. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Veronica Lee said...

No need to enter me either. I'm following 'cos I love your blog.

throuthehaze said...

following on twitter @throuthehaze
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Jaimey Grant said...

Thanx for all the lovely comments and support! Be sure to tell all your friends! :o)

wheresmyrain said...

i now follow your blog through facebook, this is truly such a great idea for a combo giveaway contest,keep the good reading coming

good luck all

Neas Nuttiness said...

What a fantastic giveaway. I'm so glad that Bloody Bad sent me.
I've become a follower here, and on your review blog. I'm a twit, cause I can't figure out twitter ;-(
but, I'll head on over to my blog and post about this, and then get back to you.

Can't wait to get my hands on some copies of your books!

Neas Nuttiness said...

I'm now a fan of you, on Facebook.
Elizabeth Turner Neas.

Thanks

Neas Nuttiness said...

I blogged it here:

http://libslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaway-link-into-mind-of-jaimey-grant.html

I sure hope that I didn't just "cut off my nose to spite my face", cause I'd really like to win this one!

Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis
weloveourdogs@juno.com

I DID everything!!!
Follow both
Facebook fan both
Follow you on twitter theblindcupid
Subscribe

Thanks for this chance to win this is AMAZING!!!!!

Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis
weloveourdogs@juno.com

I'm following blog, "Romance Old School,"
& your review blog too!!!

etirv said...

I would like to be entered, thanks!

I subscribe via google reader and also follow this blog via google friend connect(Hi Jaimey!)!

I follow Jay's blog!

I'm a follower of Romance, Old School through Google Friend Connect!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

Park Avenue Princess said...

I'm SO glad I found your blog! Please enter me and thank you for holding such a wonderful giveaway!

1-Become a follower of this blog, Into the Mind of Jaimey Grant.

I am a follower through both Friend Connect and Facebook Networked Blogs!

2-Become a follower of Jay's blog, JAYSDESIGN Jewelry.

I did this one too...through both avenues!

3- Become a follower of my book reviews blog, Romance, Old School.

I did this as well - Both Avenues!

4-Visit my facebook fan page and click the little "become a fan" button.

I'm now a fan!

5- Visit Jay's facebook fan page and click the little "become a fan" button.

I'm a fan of Jay's as well!

6-Follow me on twitter.

I follow you on Twitter @APrkAvePrincess

I believe I have now entered in all 10 ways! I hope that gives me the 11th entry!

I'd LOVE this prize!!

Thank you both SO much for hosting this fantastic giveaway!

xoxo Park-Avenue Princess

IAmHiMaintenance(at)aol(d0t)com

gaby317 said...

Congratulations on your new book!

This giveaway is so generous - thank you for the entry!

I'm a new follower of this blog.

thanks again

Lori said...

oh, I am a fan, a friend, a follower, a twitterer and a commenter already...can I still be entered also?

PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Lori

Jaimey Grant said...

This is wonderful! I love the excitement you are all displaying for this prize. Thank you so much, everyone!

(And yes, Lori, you are entered.)

:o)

JenniferB said...

Hello from NC-
+2 following this blog of yours on google friend and facebook networked
+1 following Jay's blog
+1 following your book reviews blog
+1 following on twitter-jblanton41

thanks so much for the chance to win!

ejxd95@gmail.com

hannah.mcguire said...

aI have been reading "Heartless" by Jaimey Grant. I literally can't put it down. Can't wait to read another book by this author.

Donna Hatch said...

I became a follower of this blog, Into the Mind of Jaimey Grant through Google Friend Connect and Facebook's Networked Blogs.

I became a follower of Jay's blog, JAYSDESIGN Jewelry through Google Friend Connect an Facebook's Networked Blogs.

I became a follower of my book reviews blog, Romance, Old School.
I was already following you in all the other avenues. Can I still get credit for that???? I can't wait to read your book. I LOVE Regencies! (You might have guessed ;-)

Debbie F said...

Please include me!
I am a follower - google friends and facebook network blogs.
I am a fan on facebook.
thanks!
dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Natasha S. said...

Follow,
follow,
follow,
follow,
follow the rose-petal road!


I follow you and Jay now on all roads and avenues... Blogger, Google, Facebook, Twitter (@gealbhanbheag), I'm there!

Mille Grazie,
Natasha

Tracey said...

Hi Jaimey,

What an unusual spelling of your name! Here are my entries:
1. Did both (2 entries)
2. Did both (2 entries)
3. I could only do the first. The Facebook method did not work. It said the widget was old. Then I tried again, and it said I had been blocked. The third time, it went back to the widget message, so...(1 entry)
4. Done (1 entry)
5. Done (1 entry)
6. Sorry, I'm boycotting the Twitter madness. It's a brain virus.
That's 7 entries.
You can find me on Facebook as Tracey Brooks Harbaugh. I am an aspiring Regency romance author, so this is a cool contest. Thanks!

Lisa Lu said...

I am a fan on Facebook! Great giveaway...wish me luck! =)

Neas Nuttiness said...

Became a fan of Jay's on Facebook.

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Neas Nuttiness said...

Became a follower of Jay's blog.

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Thanks!

Jaimey Grant said...

Entry deadline has come and gone. Thank you, everyone, for entering. This was an exciting experience.

(Was that too many E's?) LOL

:o)

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