Posts Tagged ‘Christina Courtenay’

TSTOS Competition – 1st Winner!

So here he is, the prize for the first week of the competition, and Sharon Wilden guessed correctly – a little ghost charm!  Congratulations on winning, he’ll be on his way to you very soon, Sharon!  And thank you to everyone who entered!

Tara Chevrestt, you were the runner-up and as your very first guess was brilliant, you’ll be receiving a signed copy of The Silent Touch of Shadows in the post – congratulations!

Anyone who didn’t win this week, don’t despair though as there is another one of these cute little ghosts to be won next week.  All you have to do is guess his name either here or on Twitter or Facebook and as before, I’ll give you five clues – look out for them at lunchtime (weekdays only)!

The ghost in The Silent Touch of Shadows is called Sir Roger, as he’s a medieval knight and warrior.  That was also the name of the real ghost he is based on, so I didn’t have much choice when it came to naming him.  However, there was another name I considered giving him and that’s the one you have to guess.  Look out for clue number 1 on Twitter and FB today!

(I’ll be posting them here as well so please come back tomorrow for another clue!)

TSTOS Competition – Final Clue Week 1

Here is the final clue for this week to help you guess what the prize is – “anagram CRAG SHH TOM (2 words) now open Pandora’s box”!

Previous clues were (1) it’s something you can wear on your wrist (and it’s vaguely related to the book)”, (2) “it’s made of silver”, (3) “it’s not very big” and (4) “it’s paranormal”.

The answer will be revealed tomorrow, together with the lucky winner of this item, plus details of how to win one more next week!

Have you guessed it yet?  Then please leave your answer below – thank you!

TSTOS Competition – Clue No.4

So the weekend is over and it’s time to give you clue no.4, which is “it’s paranormal”!

The other clues were as follows:-

1 – “it’s something you can wear on your wrist (and it’s vaguely related to the book)

2 – “it’s made of silver”

3 – “it’s not very big”

Please keep the guesses coming – tomorrow I’ll give you the final clue and on Wednesday we reveal the first prize winner and the prize!

TSTOS Competition – Clue No.3

It’s time for Clue No.3 to help you guess the answer to the competition question, which was – “Can you guess what this week’s prize is?” Here it is, together with the previous two:-

1 – It’s something you can wear on your wrist (and it’s vaguely related to the book)

2 – It’s made of silver

3 – It’s not very big!

Happy guessing and have a lovely weekend!

Competition with Lovely Prizes!

For the next three weeks, in the run-up to the paperback publication of my new novel, The Silent Touch of Shadows, you will have a chance to win some fabulous prizes!  We (the Choc Lit team and I) decided to have some fun with weekly competitions rather than a launch party. So I do hope you’ll join in!

On publication day itself, Saturday 7th July, we’ll be giving away the top prize – a Kindle, pre-loaded with some of mine and the other Choc Lit authors’ award-winning novels! – to one lucky person who has entered the contest during the previous weeks and the final day.  To make it fair, we’ll put all the names in a hat and draw one at random.  It could be you!

Now for the first two weeks, we would like you to guess the answer to a question and we’ll be posting one clue a day to help you out.  During this time, there will also be random book giveaways to those folks that RT on Twitter, Share on Facebook and generally spread the word – so there’s a chance to win something every day.  What could be better?

So can you guess what this week’s prize is? Well, that’s the first question, and here’s the first clue – it’s something you can wear on your wrist (and it’s vaguely related to the book of course). We’ll be giving you four more clues – one each day, on Twitter, Facebook and here on my blog.  Once you know the answer, please leave a comment here.  The correct one, plus the week’s winner, will be revealed here in a week’s time, together with next week’s competition.

Please keep checking Twitter (@PiaCCourtenay), Facebook and my blog for clues and best of luck everyone!

(And if you don’t want to wait, The Silent Touch of Shadows is available now on Kindle)

TSTOS on Kindle!

It’s nail-biting time again as The Silent Touch of Shadows has been sent out to reviewers (such as the lovely Squizzey from the Nut Press – shown here with the book and complimentary chocolate) and I await their verdict and comments.  It’s always scary sending your work out into the world and it doesn’t seem to get easier with every book as I had expected – rather the opposite!

The Silent Touch of Shadows has also just been released for Kindle so if anyone is a fan of time slips, here is the blurb:-

What will it take to put the past to rest?

Professional genealogist Melissa Grantham receives an invitation to visit her family’s ancestral home, Ashleigh Manor. From the moment she arrives, life-like dreams and visions haunt her. The spiritual connection to a medieval young woman and her forbidden lover have her questioning her sanity, but Melissa is determined to solve the mystery.

Jake Precy, owner of a nearby cottage, has disturbing dreams too, but it’s not until he meets Melissa that they begin to make sense. He hires her to research his family’s history, unaware their lives are already entwined. Is the mutual attraction real or the result of ghostly interference?

A haunting love story set partly in the present and partly in fifteenth century Kent.

Belated Happy Easter!

I should have wished everyone a Happy Easter days ago, but I’ve been immersed in editing The Silent Touch of Shadows so that it will be ready for publication on time.  So belated Easter wishes and I hope you all had a lovely Easter!

Apart from working through most of it, I had a peaceful and relaxing time, which is just as well since next week will be extremely hectic.  I’ll be at the London Book Fair helping to man the Choc Lit stand and I’m really looking forward to that as it should be great fun!  If anyone is passing, please stop by to say hello to us – there may be chocolates!

The Big Red Read – Please Vote!

The Scarlet Kimono has been shortlisted for this year’s Big Red Read and voting starts today!

The Big Red Read is an initiative by Redbridge Libraries to get people to read more.  Each year they invite authors to visit their libraries as part of their Book and Media Festival and then they give readers the opportunity to vote for their favourite book, out of a specially chosen shortlist.

If you’d like to vote for me and The Scarlet Kimono (and I’d be very grateful for your vote!), please just send an e-mail to or check out the Big Red Read website here . Voting closes on 10th September and the winners will be announced at a special ceremony in October as part of the East London Libraries Festival.

Thank you!