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8/3/12

BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY - GEORGETTE HEYER @sourcebooks








I am so excited to host this wonderful celebration of Georgette Heyer's birthday! I have enjoyed her books through out the years since when I was a teen, my local library had a great collection of her work.  The librarian there clued me into them and thought I would really enjoy them since I devoured the Victoria Holt selections.  Here is a bit about Georgette from Goodreads:



Georgette Heyer (from Goodreads)








born
August 16, 1902 in The United Kingdom


died
July 04, 1974

gender
female

genre


About this author

Georgette Heyer was an amazingly prolific writer who created the Regency England genre of romance novels.

Georgette Heyer was an intensely private person. A best-seller all her life without the aid of publicity, she made no appearances, never gave an interview, and only answered fan letters herself if they made an interesting historical point. Heyer wrote very well-researched historical fiction, full of all you could ever want: romance, fashion, upper classes, cross-dressing, arranged marriages, murder, intrigue, cant language, sarcasm and humour!

Walk into any second-hand bookshop and they will know her name and may even know that she wrote her third book under the pseudonym of Stella Martin. In fact, you usually find that many people have read at least one of her books.



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Get 30% off any Heyer print book during the whole month of August at the Sourcebooks store by using the coupon code HEYER at checkout! HERE 





WANT TO WIN A PRIZE PACK ? 

One winner from the comments will receive a surprise grab-bag prize pack of 3 different Heyer novels: 1 Romance, 1 Mystery, 1 Historical Fiction


Contest is open to anyone over 13 years old with a US or Canadian mailing address (sorry, no PO Boxes)
Contest ends on 8.15.12 Winner will be chosen by Random.org 
Winner will have 24 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
Only one winner per household.  This means you can enter at multiple blogs, but if you win more than once, you will only receive one prize.
This giveaway is sponsored by SOURCEBOOKS and ONE mystery gift pack  is available.

TO ENTER:


You must leave a comment answering the below question: 
(Be sure to leave an email address!)


“How did YOU discover Georgette Heyer?” 


Just in case you have never read one of her books, leave me a comment about one of her books you would like to read and why.  








38 comments:

  1. I have only read a few of her mysteries, but keep meaning to delve into more. I first heard about her via some friends in the Betsy-Tacy Society, years ago. That is a society devoted to lovers of the Betsy Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace, and often, there is carry over to other 'forgotten' books.
    Thanks for the info and chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I discovered Georgette Heyer many years ago and have been an avid reader of all her books. The books are classics which provide me with hours of entertainment. The characters, the era's that are depicted within the novels and the plots are all enthralling and captivating. Many thanks for this wonderful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I've never read a Georgette Heyer book. I think I'd start with "Devil's Cub" because it sounds interesting, and apparently has a rather strong willed young woman in it.
    Thank you for introducing me to her work.
    lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com

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  4. I love reading Georgette Heyer. She has written many great books. I can't say that i have read them all but enjoyed those that i have read.
    michyellowrose@gmail.com

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  5. Georgette Heyer whom I learned about when I was perusing books in a used bookstore and looking for historicals and mysteries that I would enjoy. Her historical romances and thrillers are equally appealing for me. One that I would love to read is The Unfinished Clue. It sounds riveting. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. A friend of mine always carried a Georgette Heyer book with her and I started reading them when I worked in London and traveled by train in the 60s. This seems to be a good time to start reading them again.
    Ann
    cozyintexas@yahoo.com

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  7. My first Heyer was Cousin Kate when my mother brought it home for me to read when I was 11. I loved it, but never found any other Heyers for a long time. Then at 16, I discovered that my best friend's grandmother had a *huge* collection, and began borrowing them three at a time. I always say that's why she became my best friend. =)
    Email address - atravellerblogs(a)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I discovered Georgette Heyer when my mother brought one of her romances home from the library more than 40 years ago. I've been hooked ever since. Her mysteries are great too. Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway.
    GardenGnome12345@aol.com

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  9. I actually discovered her in my local library while in HS. I would go after school and just browse the stacks. She was among my favorites in HS when I devoured her, Barbara Cartland, Victoria Holt etc.

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  10. I've never read Georgette Heyer before. I heard about her from the email that was sent to me. I am looking forward to reading the romance books. I love all types of books but these are my favorites.
    tinyauthor(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. I've only read a few of the mysteries that I picked up at the library after my aunt suggested her books. I asked my aunt who some of her favorite mystery authors were and Georgette Heyer was the first one she suggested. My aunt was tragically killed in a car accident right after I read the first Georgette Heyer book so I was never able to discuss it with her however I am grateful she suggested her as an author.

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  12. I worked at our library for 20 years, I don't know if I read any of her books before then but I had access to all the books I wanted and then at their annual sale, I could pick up copies of many of my favorites.

    jluebke@frontier.com

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  13. I've never even heard of her! How is this possible? I feel like I should be familiar with her works, completely. I'd love to check out The Grand Sophy or Black Sheep.

    bethwade1 at gmail dot com

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  14. Hi! I haven't read any of her books. Sorry..first time learning about her from your site. I think I would like to read one of her historical fiction books and see if I like it.
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  15. I have never heard of Georgette Heyer before until I read your Blog. Her Books sound really god, I love Historical Fiction and Romantic Books. I would love to win one.

    ingrids62448(t)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. Georgette Heyer's books were some of the first I read as a moved away from children's books (and I won't say how many years ago that was). I found my box of books that had been packed away for many years and thought I should re-read them, but I know I don't have all of them.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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  17. I honestly don't know whether I've read Georgette Heyer. I know her name and would enjoy reading her historical, regal and romance writings. Thank you for this giveaway and the chance to win a wonderful reading gift.

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  18. A close friend of mine recommended her. I have read one or two of her books and would love to read more.

    julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I would like to read all of them. I heard about her from different blogs. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  20. I have heard of her but have not read any of her books. Would love to read some of the mystery books. Thx 4 the chance!!

    ctymice at gmail dot com

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  21. My mother introduced me to her when I told her I like historical fiction novels :D I really liked the books I read, so thank you.

    cigam9 at gmail dot com

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  22. I discovered Georgette Heyer through these great re-issues that Sourcebooks has been putting out recently. I read my first of her work last year, and I was hooked! Her style really reminds me of Jane Austen-- so classy. I haven't read any of her "modern" books yet, and I'm looking forward to it.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    Laura
    CalicoCritic at gmail dot com

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  23. I have never read a Georgette Heyer but book I have had numerous friends tell me that I absolutely MUST read one of her books. I tried looking on Amazon one day and there were so many that I got lost trying to pick one out and; therefore, have no clue where to start. Maybe you or some of your readers would have some suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Melissa (melrailey(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I am not sure just when I first heard of her. I think I remember hearing her name brought up a lot as a romance novelist, and perhaps later on as a Jane Austenesque writer. I remember I was bored, in a deep reading funk, and that was one of the names I researched for new authors to try, and I picked up Sylvester, or the Wicked Uncle and haven't looked back since!

    melorabrock (ay) gmail (dot) com

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  25. I started reading her books in the late 60's and read a few but don't remember which ones. I do remember at library I would go to her books if I wanted a romance/historical before I found other authors. She was a great author and her books will be read forever.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  26. I have not read her books yet, but I own several and there are two I'm looking forward to reading most. The Quiet Gentleman and Cotillion, which was recommended to me by an author friend. Thanks so much for the chance!

    truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom

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  27. I have not read her books yet, but I own several and there are two I'm looking forward to reading most. The Quiet Gentleman and Cotillion, which was recommended to me by an author friend. Thanks so much for the chance!

    truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom

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  28. My mom introduced me to Georgette Heyer - she's a big fan and has read a lot of her books.

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  29. I haven't read any of her books but I'm game for any.
    nanze55 at hotmail dot com

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  30. i found one of her books in my mom's books, loved her ever since and looked for her books in a whole lot of second hand shops!!!

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  31. I would love to read Footsteps in the Dark because I love a good mystery!

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  32. From my home library. My parents are always buying books and when I was younger I read from the family shelves. She's a classic!

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. From a parody written by Sarah Rees Brennan. After that, I was hooked!
    melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

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  34. This is my first time hearing of her. She has so many books though how have i missed her. I think i would red These Old Shades not only because the title is interesting but also because it said that this book launched her career. Might as well start at the beginning!

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  35. I happened upon one of her books on the shelves at my local library and had to read as many as they had after that first experience! I love Georgette Heyer :)

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  36. I first found her in Walmart and I didn't realize that she wasn't a current author but realized it pretty quickly. I did enjoy her story and characters though.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  37. After reading and loving Jane Austen's books I asked my sister about other good Regency books. She recommended Georgette Heyer and loaned me her own favorite novel of Heyer's, Devil's Cub. I loved it and have read several others, as well as, collecting them when I run across them.

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