Contest: fourpack of signed books!

ETA: This contest is now closed. The winner was Mel K. Congratulations, Mel!

Hi everyone! Every year at RWA I buy signed books to give away. Well, RWA is next week, and somehow I’ve got four books left. So! This month’s winner gets all four!

book cover, beautiful dark-haired woman in a red dress holding a dagger with a castle behind herAssassin’s Gambit by Amy Raby. I have heard really great things about this book!

Vitala Salonius, champion of the warlike game of Caturanga, is as deadly as she is beautiful. She’s a trained assassin for the resistance, and her true play is for ultimate power. Using her charm and wit, she plans to seduce her way into the emperor’s bed and deal him one final, fatal blow, sparking a battle of succession that could change the face of the empire.

As the ruler of a country on the brink of war and the son of a deposed emperor, Lucien must constantly be wary of an attempt on his life. But he’s drawn to the stunning Caturanga player visiting the palace. Vitala may be able to distract him from his woes for a while—and fulfill other needs, as well.

Lucien’s quick mind and considerable skills awaken unexpected desires in Vitala, weakening her resolve to finish her mission. An assassin cannot fall for her prey, but Vitala’s gut is telling her to protect this sexy, sensitive man. Now she must decide where her heart and loyalties lie and navigate the dangerous war of politics before her gambit causes her to lose both Lucien and her heart for good.


book cover, a Regency woman flees across a field at nightA Night Like This by Julia Quinn. I love the Smythe-Smiths!

Anne Wynter might not be who she says she is…

But she’s managing quite well as a governess to three highborn young ladies. Her job can be a challenge—in a single week she finds herself hiding in a closet full of tubas, playing an evil queen in a play that might be a tragedy (or might be a comedy—no one is sure), and tending to the wounds of the oh-so-dashing Earl of Winstead. After years of dodging unwanted advances, he’s the first man who has truly tempted her, and it’s getting harder and harder to remind herself that a governess has no business flirting with a nobleman.

Daniel Smythe-Smith might be in mortal danger…

But that’s not going to stop the young earl from falling in love. And when he spies a mysterious woman at his family’s annual musicale, he vows to pursue her, even if that means spending his days with a ten-year-old who thinks she’s a unicorn. But Daniel has an enemy, one who has vowed to see him dead. And when Anne is thrown into peril, he will stop at nothing to ensure their happy ending…


book cover, a redhead in green satin embraces a shirtless man in a kiltThe Duke’s Perfect Wife by Jennifer Ashley. I haven’t read this one yet, but The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie is on my keeper shelf.

Lady Eleanor Ramsay is the only one who knows the truth about Hart Mackenzie. Once his fiancee, she is the sole woman to whom he could ever pour out his heart.

Hart has it all—a dukedom, wealth, power, influence, whatever he desires. Every woman wants him—his seductive skills are legendary. But Hart has sacrificed much to keep his brothers safe, first from their brutal father, and then from the world. He’s also suffered loss—his wife, his infant son, and the woman he loved with all his heart though he realized it too late.

Now, Eleanor has reappeared on Hart’s doorstep, with scandalous nude photographs of Hart taken long ago. Intrigued by the challenge in her blue eyes—and aroused by her charming, no-nonsense determination—Hart wonders if his young love has come to ruin him…or save him.


A blond woman in a red dress smiles at the reader, her arm around a shirtless guy who looks kind of like Paul Rudd

A Woman Entangled by Cecilia Grant. It is no secret that Cecilia Grant is one of my favorite Regency authors. You can read my gushing rec of this book at my Booklikes.

Kate Westbrook has dreams far bigger than romance. Love won’t get her into London’s most consequential parties, nor prevent her sisters from being snubbed and looked down upon—all because their besotted father unadvisedly married an actress. But a noble husband for Kate would deliver a future most suited to the granddaughter of an earl. Armed with ingenuity, breathtaking beauty, and the help of an idle aunt with connections, Kate is poised to make her dreams come true. Unfortunately, a familiar face—albeit a maddeningly handsome one—appears bent on upsetting her scheme.

Implored by Kate’s worried father to fend off the rogues eager to exploit his daughter’s charms, Nick Blackshear has set aside the torch he’s carried for Kate in order to do right by his friend. Anyway, she made quite clear that his feelings were not returned—though policing her won’t abate Nick’s desire. Reckless passion leads to love’s awakening, but time is running out. Kate must see for herself that the charms of high society are nothing compared to the infinite sweet pleasures demanded by the heart.

Any requests for who I should get books signed by this year? Take a look at this humongous list of authors participating in the RWA Literacy Autographing and let me know!

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US and Canada only. Sorry guys! I promise I will start shipping international again as soon as I can.

NB: I got these books signed at a conference. The authors aren’t involved in the giveaway and the books aren’t personalized.

24 thoughts on “Contest: fourpack of signed books!”

  1. Wow that’s a lot of great author’s books you have. I would really like to have them. 🙂 (hint)
    There are a lot of authors at the conference and way to many to name, but here are a few Jo Beverley, Katherine Ashe, Eloisa James, Jennifer Ashley, Sabrina Jeffries, Madeline Hunter, Teresa Medeiros to name just a few.
    Thanks for having this great contest.

    1. Good luck in the drawing! I’ve written down your suggestions and I’ll make sure to check them out at the signing. 🙂

  2. Hi Rose!
    I hope you had a great time at RWA! What a great collection of books by great authors you got while you were there.
    Love the books by some great authors that you had signed and for sharing with us all!

    1. Thanks! I always leave the signing with a ridiculous number of books, because it’s sort of a “one for you, and one for me” situation…;)

  3. I can’t believe you have books left! How awesome that you are willing to share. That is one great list of authors. Earlene mentioned some of my favorites, especially Sabrina Jeffries, and I could add Victoria Alexander, Robyn Carr Claudia Dain and Mary Kay Andrews. They are all great, though, and it would be hard for me to choose if I was there. I think one of each!

    1. I don’t know how it happened! Well, I do, I’m not always good about putting a contest up EVERY month, plus I had two new releases this year and gave away my own books instead a few months. 🙂 I’ll make a note of those authors, thanks! Good luck in the drawing.

  4. Nice giveaway! I’ve read some of these, but to give as gifts so new readers can become fans too! I like it.

  5. Kate Douglas, Caroline Linden, Lori Wilde and Mingmei Yip. Have a great time, Rose. I just moved from Austin, TX to JAX, FL. If I hadn’t moved I would have attended. I’m very sad.

    1. Ooh, I’d never heard of Mingmei Yip before, but I noticed she was giving a panel with Jeannie Lin, whose books I adore. I should check her out! What’s a good book to start with?

  6. Looking forward to your new release. Just passed on In For a Penny after reading it twice–can’t keep them all…sigh.
    Authors I’d recommend for RWA: Zoe Archer, Elizabeth Hoyt, Theresa Romain, Susan Andersen and Barbara O’Neal.

    1. Thanks! Yay, I’m glad you liked PENNY! I’m actually already planning a Theresa Romain giveway for October since her fourth Christmas book is coming out then and I love love love those books. Zoe Archer is definitely on my list too! Which of her series is your favorite?

    1. That’s so exciting! Good luck in the drawing. 🙂 (You aren’t going to be at RWA by any chance, are you??)

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