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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year's ARC giveaway of A BREATH OF EYRE!

Today is January 3rd, which means my book will be hitting shelves in less than three months, 83 days to be precise—yikes! It is absolutely terrifying to think of people actually reading this book to which I’ve given so much of my heart, time, and sweat. But I hope people fall in love with Emma, Gray, Michelle, and Owen as I have and enjoy spending time lost in the world of Jane Eyre. And I really hope people love the characters enough to pick up the sequel, A TOUCH OF SCARLET, which I have finally finished in draft form! While I had outlined the sequel for my editor this summer, this second book kept surprising me and taking me down unexpected paths, particularly as Emma travels into The Scarlet Letter this time—lots of secrets and scandal! Emma grows up so much in this book, and the relationships developed in A BREATH OF EYRE just get more complicated and meaningful. If the series sounds like your cup of tea, I’d love it if you would consider adding the books to your Goodreads list. 

SHAMELESS PROMOTION ALERT: A BREATH OF EYRE is also available for pre-order at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Indiebound. ;)

For those who haven’t read it yet, here is the official synopsis:
Emma Townsend has always believed in stories—the ones she reads voraciously, and the ones she creates in her head. Perhaps it’s because she feels like an outsider at her exclusive prep school, or because her stepmother doesn’t come close to filling the void left by her mother’s death. And her only romantic prospect—apart from a crush on her English teacher—is Gray Newman, a long-time friend who just adds to Emma’s confusion. But escape soon arrives in an old leather-bound copy of Jane Eyre…

Reading of Jane’s isolation sparks a deep sense of kinship. Then fate takes things a leap further when a lightning storm catapults Emma right into Jane’s body and her nineteenth-century world. As governess at Thornfield, Emma has a sense of belonging she’s never known—and an attraction to the brooding Mr. Rochester. Now, moving between her two realities and uncovering secrets in both, Emma must decide whether her destiny lies in the pages of Jane’s story, or in the unwritten chapters of her own…

To celebrate the new year, I am giving away one ARC of A BREATH OF EYRE, complete with bonus materials like the quiz: “Which literary heroine are you?” and a teaser chapter from A TOUCH OF SCARLET. All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me one reason why you’re excited about 2012. Plus, you get:

 +1 entry for tweeting or posting on Facebook: New Year's ARC giveaway for @evemariemont's A BREATH OF EYRE: http://tinyurl.com/7lyuk9w
+1 entry for posting on your blog
+1 entry for following my blog

The giveaway is open internationally and will end Friday, January 13 at midnight EST. I will be giving away more ARCs in February and March, so stay tuned. Thanks so much for entering, and have a very happy and healthy new year!


Lisa Shafer said...

As a swamped and overworked teacher, I am excited about 2012 because I get a student teacher starting today!!! Yea! My work load will decrease for a few weeks!
As a literary freak, I'm very interested in reading your book. :)

Rachel said...

The main thing I am looking forward to in 2012 are all the great books that are coming out! I am also hoping it will be a better year than 2011.

Laura Kay said...

I just love how a new year opens up so full of promise. It's almost like we can start fresh and this will be the year I lose the weight, I'll write that book, and so on...and yes those are things I want to accomplish this year. I'm looking forward to this fall with a bittersweet heart as my son will start kindergarten and my daughter will begin preschool.Every year brings growth and change with.

Laura Kay

Best wishes on the success of Breath of Eyre!

Small Review said...

Your ARCs are here!! How exciting! Haha, well, that right there is something to be excited about in 2012. :D

I'm also looking forward to all of the new beginnings I'll be starting throughout the year. New job, new house, new car, (all the new 2012 debut authors to check out!). It's a lot of new, but it's exciting.

Jessica said...

ARCS! Yay!! I'm excited for 2012 because of all the great books coming out AND because I have trips planned for my FIRST TRIP to BEA as well as an international trip to South Korea! It's going to be a grrrreat year :)

Erica said...

I am excited for 2012 because there are so many awesome sounding books coming out :)

SJune said...

I have high hopes for 2012! This year I will finish my masters & graduate from Grad school!! There are a couple other things that should happen this year but I don't want to jinx anything by mentioning them :-)

Congrats on getting the ARCS and upcoming release of A Breath of Eyre !

Maggie Desmond-O'Brien said...

I'm excited for 2012, because this May I graduate high school at last! I'm also pretty psyched for a trip to the Book Blogger Con and BEA that I'm planning.

Congrats on getting your ARCs!


suburbanbeatnik said...

I'm very excited about 2012 because my first novel, "A Question of Time," is coming out in November from Champagne Books!

I'm a huge fan of portal fantasies and Jane Eyre, and I can't wait to read your book, since it combines the best of both worlds. Awesome!

neroville (at) yahoo(dot)com

FireStarBooks said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/FireStarBooks/status/154232160985948161
GFC: Firestarbooks

Blogged it: http://firestarbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/new-years-arc-giveaway-of-breath-of.html

FireStarBooks said...

Sorry, I posted the wrong URL for the tweet, it is : https://twitter.com/#!/FireStarBooks/status/154233924564942848

Unknown said...

I'm excited for 2012 because I feel like I can do anything. The first being to take care of myself. It's the first Year of Me!

Faith E. Hough said...

Wow--congrats on finishing the sequel! That must feel incredible.
I'm excited about 2012 because...I get to enjoy watching my little girls be little girls, get to read more books, get to finish the new ms I am writing and start sending the revised old one out again...
(I'm a follower, too, and I can't wait to read your books!)

Amy @ bookgoonie said...

I am most excited to read your book & super excited to hear what the sequel is going to be about. You may be the cure of every English teacher's woes. Good Luck.

LRAtRandom said...

I'm excited for another year filled with family, friends, new experiences, and great books!

I hadn't heard of your books before today but I will definitely be adding it to my to be read list! I love Jane Eyre so I'm excited to see what you do with the story


Mandy Patterson said...

I am looking forward to reading all the new books out in 2012. Good luck!!

prerna pickett said...

I'm excited to bring a new little person into the world in 2012. And writing more.

Olgareads said...

I am excited for ( hopefully) getting my driver's license this year

MonicaP said...

Your book sounds really good! I love Jane Eyre but I have never read any Eyre-inspired fiction. Congrats and I look forward to reading it.

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/jaffobsession/status/154528818084839424

monicaperry @ gmail.com

MonicaP said...

I forgot to say why Im excited for 2012! Really just because it's a new year and feels like a fresh start. Im hoping to spend more time with my family this year, and looking forward to doing a lot of reading. Ive vowed to post reviews online for everything I read since I rarely did last year and I know that it's meaningful for many authors.

Happy 2012!

Erica said...

I'm really hoping that 2012 brings a year of success and productivity in writing for me!


Tweeted your post as RegencyErica

roro said...

I am excited for 2012 because there are so many awesome sounding books coming out :)




Hannah said...

I'm mostly excited for 2012 because I'm expecting a baby (my second) this July! Also I'm excited about lots of new book releases :)

Rebecca said...

I'm excited for 2012, as it's a new year full of possibilties. I've set New Year Resolutions for both blogging and life. I think (and hope) this will be the year I don't ditch them and really have a crack at them. I'm also excited about so many awesome books coming out this year! I'm already excited for when my sister returns from studying in North Carolina, which is about June. She leaves today, and even though I know this is a dream of her's to go to America, I miss her like crazy already!

Lisa Nguyen said...

I'm excited about 2012 because I can finally get a job...hopefully i'll get accepted though. & amazing books coming out this year :)


Marcie said...

I'm excited about 2012 because it a whole new year of possibilities.
Thanks for the giveaway. Your novels sounds really good. Can't wait to read it.
I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/2readornot2read/status/157495316642406400
and I follow your blog GFC Marcie

Emily D. said...

I'm excited about 2012 because it's a new year full of new possibilities and my first full year as a married woman.

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/eheinlen/status/157548457664589825

treerose AT yahoo DOT com

CookieMonster said...

Wow, thank you so much for this amazing opportunity to win this ARC! I'm so excited, and best of luck to all who enter! :)
I'm excited for this year because it means lots and lots of new books! I've got a list backed up of all the books I'm waiting for and their release dates, and I've got Barnes and Noble bookmarked on my computer for easy access. :) There's nothing like a good book to start off the new year! Or, in my case, good books.
It would be amazing to win A Breath of Eyre! The cover is absolutely gorgeous, and it sounds like an amazing story! Anyone would be thrilled to have it on their bookshelf, especially me. Thanks again for the contest, and hope you have a wonderful, wonderful new year!