I’ve got a great giveaway for you all to start your Saturday morning off right! I’ve got a copy of Lauren Willig’s newest installment in the Pink Carnation series – The Orchid Affair (just released on January 20, 2011) – up for grabs! Isn’t the cover gorgeous – all the covers for the books in this series are so beautifully done!
Here’s a bit about the book…
In THE ORCHID AFFAIR, Willig introduces her strongest heroine yet. Laura Grey, a veteran governess sick of caring for other peoples’ offspring, joins the Selwick Spy School with visions of elaborate disguises and thrilling espionage under the tutelage of the Pink Carnation. Laura is more than a little disappointed when her first assignment is as governess to the children of Andre Jaouen, right-hand man to Bonaparte’s minister of police. Under the code name “the Silver Orchid”, Laura is to report on suspicions that Jaouen and Gaston Delaroche are investigating a Royalist plot, but events take an unexpected turn when a bold move by Andre’s arch-rival, Delaroche, forces Laura and Andre on the run together, disguised as husband and wife. It may begin as a convenience, but their charade of intimacy quickly becomes dangerously real. Delaroche will stop at nothing to take down his nemesis—with his men hot on their trail, can Laura and Jaouen seal the fate of France before it’s too late?
About the Author…
A native of New York City, Lauren Willig has been writing romances ever since she got her hands on her first romance novel at the age of six. Three years later, she sent her first novel off to a publishing house—all three hundred hand-written pages. They sent it back. Undaunted, Lauren has continued to generate large piles of paper and walk in front of taxis while thinking about plot ideas.
After thirteen years at an all girls school (explains the romance novels, doesn’t it?), Lauren set off for Yale and co-education, where she read lots of Shakespeare, wrote sonnet sequences when she was supposed to be doing her science requirement, and lived in a Gothic fortress complete with leaded windows and gargoyles. After college, she decided she really hadn’t had enough school yet, and headed off to that crimson place in Cambridge, Massachusetts for a degree in English history. Like her modern heroine, she spent a year doing dissertation research in London, tramping back and forth between the British Library and the Public Records Office, reading lots of British chick lit, and eating far too many Sainsbury’s frozen dinners.
By a strange quirk of fate, Lauren signed her first book contract during her first month of law school. She finished writing “Pink Carnation” during her 1L year, scribbled “Black Tulip” her 2L year, and struggled through “Emerald Ring” as a weary and jaded 3L. After three years of taking useful and practical classes like “Law in Ancient Athens” and “The Globalization of the Modern Legal Consciousness”, Lauren received her J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. For a year and a half, she practiced as a litigation associate at a large New York law firm. But having attained the lofty heights of second year associate, she decided that book deadlines and doc review didn’t mix and departed the law for a new adventure in full time writerdom.
I have one copy of The Orchid Affair by Lauren Willig up for giveaway courtesy of Penguin Group. To enter…
- For 1 entry leave me a comment with a way to contact you.
- For 2 entries follow my blog. If you already do, please let me know and the extra entry is yours as well.
- For 3 entries blog or tweet this giveaway to spread the word.
This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on Saturday, February 12, 2011. Good luck to you all!
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