Today I received some Jane Austen ten-pound notes from a great friend in England. I’ve also been cleaning my office. What does this have to do with giving gifts? Oh my goodness! You can’t imagine how many treasures I’ve found. Pemberley t-shirts, Pride & Prejudice scarves, Jane Austen candles, tea, Pride & Prejudice peacock edition notebooks, journals, Jane Austen ink & pens…and the list goes on.
I’m going in for surgery this next week to get a new hip (I’m thrilled). After the recovery, I plan to box all the goodies up and send them off to individuals selected from my mailing list. Yes, I ship internationally.
This is EXCITING!!! (Are you signed up? If not, look to the right of this post for the link, please.)
Is it true? Is there more happiness in giving than receiving? Oh, yes!
So you know, the giveaway for my June newsletter is four (4) Amazon gift cards valued at $25.00 each. While it would be wonderful to receive one, I’m REALLY looking forward to July’s giveaway. I’ve been shopping and collecting again. My husband, John, is sincerely happy I’m giving. Thankfully, he understands me.
Be sure to sign up for my newsletter (that’s all it takes to enter) because here’s what’s coming July 1st:
- Sock-It-To-Me “Socks & Sensibility” Knee High Socks
- Socksmith “Jane Austen” Socks
- “I’d Rather Be at Pemberley” Coffee Mug
- Jane Austen Memo Pad
- Jane Austen Books Coaster Set
Best of wishes to you all! (I’d love to keep the coaster set. They are tile with a cork back in a gorgeous wood case. And, of course, I’d love to drink my tea in the mug, wear the socks when my feet get chilled and take copious notes in the memo pad. Sigh! They aren’t for me.)
I’m thinking August will be all about Pride & Prejudice. I have notebooks and a tote bag and a cosmetic bag and…I’m still shopping! Poor John!!! (Tee-Hee!)
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Julie R. you have won the coin set which was the prize for my 3rd publishing anniversary celebration. I have sent you an email announcing your win. If I do not hear from you by April 1st, I will have to choose another winner. Please check your email.
Thank you to all who commented on the post. It was heartwarming to read how many enjoy my efforts in writing stories about Darcy and Elizabeth. Stay tuned for more.
This is a joyous day for me. Three years! Never could I have imagined the difference publishing my first book would make for my family. I have ten books out and Jennifer has nine. Both of us have received so many blessings that it would take too much time to write and I need to get a chapter done of my work-in-progress.
Anniversaries call for a celebration and instead of presents for me, it’s a present opportunity for you. One newsletter subscriber will be chosen on Saturday, March 25th to win the 2017 United Kingdom Annual Coin Set from The Royal Mint. Why is this special? The 2-pound coin included in the set is a special edition marking the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. How fitting this falls on the anniversary date of my birth as a published author.
Here’s a link: 2017 Royal Mint Set
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all who have supported my career by reading, reviewing, and caring.
(PS: The set arrived yesterday and I so badly want to tear off the plastic wrap to see inside. Grrrrr! I need to leave it alone, but my curiosity is killing me. I apologize in advance to the winner if I can’t cultivate some self-control before it goes back into the mail. BTW, this is open internationally.)
This giveaway is the sweetest one I’ve ever done and, although I would love to keep a set for my own, there will be twelve winners for the twelve Darcy & Elizabeth handkerchief sets available. Make sure you are signed up for my newsletter. The winners will be announced on April 1st or 2nd. As always, the giveaway is international.
I know, I should have ironed them before I took the photographs. Where is my iron? (shoulder shrug)
The book that began it all for my daughter, Jennifer Joy, is FREE for the next four days only.
When Fitzwilliam Darcy’s arranged life falls to pieces, his father, Mr. George Darcy, gives him an ultimatum: Marry by the end of the London Season or risk disinheritance. Can Darcy cast aside society’s frigid attitude toward marriage and find true love? Or will his desire to honor his deceased mother’s memory hold him back?
Elizabeth Bennet faces the greatest challenge of her life: Find a husband by the end… of the London Season or be forced to marry the heir apparent of her family home, Mr. Collins. A romantic at heart, will Elizabeth find a gentleman to meet her high expectations?
After a disastrous meeting, Darcy and Elizabeth determine not to like each other.
But, the London Season has only begun…
Here is the link: Darcy’s Ultimatum
I have to tell you that I’m particularly fond of two of these items. The porcelain doll is precious. I do not read the original language of the accompanying book, but the pictures inside are lovely. The calendars? Oh, my!!! Swoon! Janet Taylor has outdone herself for 2017.
The February newsletter should reach your email on February 1st. I’ve included the password to access the free stories and there’s a new one about my version of how Darcy and Bingley met. I had to polish up my Latin (what Latin? I didn’t study any languages in school). Well, I had to polish up on Google Translate.
You can’t win if you aren’t signed up for my newsletter. As always, all my drawings are available internationally.
I have so much to be thankful for. Each new release seems to find more readers than the last time. Reviews have been good and the comments on fanfiction.net and beyondausten.com have been amazing to read.
I have a new story coming out this month called ‘Mr. Darcy’s Mail-Order Bride’. The setting is 1869 Oregon. Boy, was it a hoot to write.
As a thank you to you for your support, I’m having a drawing for six (6) amazing gifts. There are four 18″x18″ Mr. Darcy pillows, a teapot, and a sweatshirt (size XL). I’ll attempt to attach the photos below. Oh, I forgot to mention the purse. There’s a Pride and Prejudice purse I will be drawing for as well. I’ll trying to post a picture.
How to enter: Sign up for my newsletter on the link in the right hand column of this page.
I will draw for all of the prizes on December 31, 2016. This giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY!!! Again, you only need to sign up for my newsletter to enter. The first issue of “J Dawn King: Reasons for Joy”will release the first week of January 2017. The content will take about five minutes to read from top to bottom.
All my best to you,
It’s the first day of summer and I feel like celebrating. So grab your Kindle and head to the beach, the park, or the mall to spend an hour or so reading a sweet Darcy and Elizabeth romance.
If you already have this book, you can refer these gift codes to a friend.
I’m not sure if these will work outside the US. I hope so.
BTW, one reader received an error message. Here is what she posted:
“When I attempted to claim it, I immediately got an error message, saying that it didn’t work. Just in case, I checked my Kindle account, and there it was! I wanted to let anyone else know in case they encounter this same situation.”
Here’s the codes. (They can only be used once. If you click on one and it’s been used
- Thank you for stopping by, but they have all been claimed.
A review on Amazon would be appreciated, by the way.
Leslie L. Diamond’s “Ask the Author” has been one of my favorite blogs to follow for 2015. It’s coming to the end and I’m December’s victim. I’m so EXCITED!!!
Please follow the link to the blog for your opportunity to ask whatever you would like (except how much I weigh, of course) to be entered for a wonderful giveaway of a Jane Austen charm bracelet. I have one in a different color and LOVE it.
You have until December 11th to participate. The giveaway is open internationally.
Here’s the link: http://lldiamondwrites.com/2015/12/07/december-j-dawn-king/
Here is a photo of the giveaway prize.