Last night was the launch party for our celebration of the newest release, Whispered Kisses, as well as the release of my first audiobook, Snow Storms & Kissing Games, produced (narrated) by Sophie Andrews. I have to say – it was a BLAST!!! If you were not able to make it, you sure missed out on a fun time! Very intense, very fast paced, but definitely one for the books!!
If you were there, THANK YOU!!!! I enjoyed all the games, all the goofs, and all the pictures – but most of all I enjoyed just getting to hang out with some fabulous women – and man – and talk about Jane Austen’s books. I was so busy last night that I was unable to enter into the conversation as easily as others, but my supporting team helped out in enormous ways and I loved every minute of it.
Speaking of my supporting team – I cannot forget to mention them, so I guess I better put that in here now. I have never even been to one of these parties, but Rose Fairbanks talked me into doing it, and in fact donated a bunch off the gifts. So thank you Rose!! My other cohorts in planning the details of our every 15 minute rounds were Zoe Burton, Eileen Brown, and Sophie Andrews. Even though the time difference did not allow Sophie to be there for long (she lives in England), she did get to pop in during the early minutes to give us a video introduction to start our night. If you missed that, I will post it here below. Although the prize from last night has already been chosen, you still have a chance to be entered to win another prize to be given out here on my blog on Fridady when I interview Sophie about her first job as producer of an audiobook. So stay tuned!
We also had some wonderful prizes donated, so a quick shout-out of thanks goes to Jeanna Ellsworth, KaraLynne Mackrory, Melanie Schertz, and Joy King, (as well as Rose, who I have already mentioned). THANK YOU to all you ladies for your generosity!
And now for the winners. These are the winners of each of the timed slots:
6:00-6:15 Kathy Langstein Berlin – Winner of autographed print book of ‘Whispered Kisses’ (donated by author, Sarah Johnson)
6:15-6:30 Regina McCaughty-Silvia – Winner of EBook of ‘Whispered Kisses’ (donated by author, Sarah Johnson)
6:30-6:45 Tina Carter -Winner of EBook by Jeanna Ellsworth (winner’s choice) (donated by author, Jeanna Ellsworth)
6:45-7:00 Lynn Bischoff – Winner of Shirley’s Soaps (donated by Rose Fairbanks)
7:00-7:15 Stan Hurd – Winner of autographed print book of ‘The Gentleman’s Impertinent Daughter’ (donated by author, Rose Fairbanks)
7:15-7:30 Balcita Blue – Winner of EBook by KaraLynne Mackrory (winner’s choice) (donated by author, KaraLynne Mackrory)
7:30-7:45 Kathy Langstein Berlin – Winner of print book by Jeanna Ellsworth (winner’s choice) (donated by author, Jeanna Ellsworth)
7:45-8:00 Debbie Fortin – Winner of Bingley’s Teas (donated by Rose Fairbanks)
8:00-8:15 Sylvia Claire Chan – Winner of autographed print book of ‘I Promise To…’ (donated by author, Zoe Burton)
8:15-8:30 Lynn Bischoff – Winner of audiobook ‘Snow Storms & Kissing Games’ by Sarah Johnson and Sophie Andrews (donated by author, Sarah Johnson)
8:30-8:45 Kathy Langstein Berlin – Winner of print book, winner’s choice, by Melanie Schertz (except new book) (donated by author, Melanie Schertz)
8:45-9:00 Lynn Bischoff – Winner of Shirley’s Soaps (donated by Rose Fairbanks)
9:00-9:15 Amanda Henry Roe – Winner of autographed print book of ‘Letters from the Heart’ (donated by author, Rose Fairbanks)
9:15-9:30 Angela Winthrow – Winner of the EBook ‘On the Road to Ramsgate’ (donated by author, Melanie Schertz)
9:30-9:45 Amanda Henry Roe – Winner of Bingley’s Teas (donated by Rose Fairbanks)
9:45-10:00 Melanie Schertz – Winner of Shirley’s Soaps (donated by Rose Fairbanks)
**Any of these prizes can be traded for an ebook of Whispered Kisses or an Audiobook of Snow Storms & Kissing Games. I will be in contact with each of the winners individually, so no need to tell me which you would prefer here.
AND finally, the GRAND PRIZE WINNER is:
Thank you all for coming, and I will be in touch with you to work out the delivery of your prizes.