Posts Tagged ‘competition’

The Jade Lioness – out now!

TJL medium frontToday is paperback publication day for The Jade Lioness – I’m so pleased the third book in the trilogy is available at last!  I always like complete sets of a series on my book shelves 🙂

In order to celebrate there is a competition over on the Choc Lit blog (Choc Lit Corner) where you can win these lovely jade items plus a signed copy of the book.  Just head over there and leave a comment and you could be in with a chance!







Meanwhile, here is the blurb:-

Can an impossible love become possible?

Nagasaki, 1648

Temperance Marston longs to escape war-torn England and explore the exotic empire of Japan. When offered the chance to accompany her cousin and Captain Noordholt on a trading expedition to Nagasaki, she jumps at the opportunity.  However, she soon finds the country’s strict laws for foreigners curtail her freedom.

On a dangerous and foolhardy venture she meets Kazuo, a ronin. Kazuo is fascinated by her blonde hair and blue eyes, but he has a mission to complete and he cannot be distracted. Long ago, his father was accused of a crime he didn’t commit – stealing a valuable jade lioness ornament from the Shogun – and Kazuo must restore his family’s honour.

But when Temperance is kidnapped and sold as a concubine, he has to make a decision – can he save her and keep the promise he made to his father?

Buy links:-

Amazon UK

Amazon US

TSTOS Competition – Week 2 – Entry Details

If you’d like to enter the second week’s The Silent Touch of Shadows competition and win one of these sweet little ghost charms, here are the details again:-

All you have to do is guess the ghost’s 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.

Clue number 1 – “It’s a very noble sort of name” (and he is a knight, so ‘Sir [name]’ of course)

Clue number 2 – “It was used by the Normans”

Clue number 3 – “It’s the name of a famous actor”

Clue number 4 – “Half of it is the first name of a UK singer”

Clue number 5 – “The actor’s surname is Ackland and the singer’s is Stone”

I’ll announce the winner tomorrow – good luck!

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)