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Congratulations to Jessica V. from Michigan! She is the lucky winner of the first ‘magical jewel’ promotional contest for ENCHANTING THE LADY, the first novel in the RELICS OF MERLIN series. Jessica won a beautiful hand-carved Italian cameo broach with pearl accents, and it will be in the mail to her this week (insured :}). A special thanks to all of you that entered! And I sincerely appreciate those of you that left such wonderful comments about my excerpt.
Please read on for the SECOND ‘magical jewel’ contest:
For this second contest, the prize is a double strand Akoya cultured pearl bracelet. (See my website http://www.KathryneKennedy.com
for a photo and description of this 'magical' jewel on the CONTEST page.)
This contest is all about helping to spread the word about my book. To enter, post the following blurb anywhere on the Internet (Err, no inappropriate sites, please. And the blurb cannot have already been mentioned on that site. If you don’t own the site, please verify that it’s okay with the site owner to post the blurb.)
ENCHANTING THE LADY
“The imagination of J.K. Rowling and the romance of Julie Garwood all
rolled up into one fabulous novel.”~Erin Grady, author of Whispers
Please visit: http://www.KathryneKennedy.com
E-mail the URL link to your post to firstname.lastname@example.org with CONTEST in the subject line. A winner will be randomly chosen from those with a verifiable link. Only one entry per person. Entering the contest automatically signs you up for the author's newsletter. Your information will be kept confidential. Contest ends December 31st, 2007. Void where prohibited by law. You must be 18 years or older to enter. No prize substitution permitted. This contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
I've also received some wonderful reviews for ENCHANTING THE LADY:
Five Blue Ribbons~"What a fantastic new series! ENCHANTING THE LADY is the first book in Kathryne Kennedy's RELICS OF MERLIN series, and I can't wait for the next one! Kennedy's Victorian era world of magic is lighthearted and enchanting, and easily pulls the reader in with its vivid description and narration. Felicity is a wonderful combination of guilelessness and intelligence, and Terence is a romantic hero to die for in both his human and shifted forms! The wealth of colorful secondary characters completes the magic of this wonderful story. This is a read-in-one-sitting treat for both fantasy and historical fans alike!"~Leigh, Romance Junkies Reviews
A Perfect 10~"It isn't often that a book captures my attention so thoroughly; however, ENCHANTING THE LADY with its superb blend of Victorian England, magic, shape-shifters, and characters who positively come to life, definitely did. This is one of those rare and wonderful books that will leave a smile lingering on your face long after you're done reading. Thank goodness this is the beginning of a new series, because I can't wait to visit this magical world again. I find myself compelled to give ENCHANTING THE LADY the highest praise I can think of, a Perfect 10. Brava, Kathryne!"~Lori Ann, Romance Reviews Today
Five Stars~"London has always seemed magical to me and the author, Kathryne Kennedy, casts her own glamour in this story. Not only are there were-kind and magical powers, but there is also a "dragonette". (Picture a small dragon, once hatched, that only grows to the size of a ferret.) Felicity has a dragonette for protection. It cannot fly, but it has lots of sharp teeth and can breathe fire. It is the simple, but fascinating, touches such as this that make the story so enchanting. Every page overflows with romance, fantasy, and suspense. OUTSTANDING!"~Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews
Five Stars~"Kathryne Kennedy has penned a tale worthy of your keeper shelf. She has capably introduced us to a world populated by shifters, monsters and magicians and combined it with suspense and danger to produce a delightful novel that will want us to keep turning the pages to see what will happen next. Felicity and Terence are complex, well developed characters who jump right off the pages and into our hearts. Enchanting the Lady: Relics of Merlin is one tale you do not want to miss.”~SINGLE TITLES.COM
Good luck with the contest, and best wishes,