Friday Fun: A Birthday Celebration for Georgette Heyer

Friday, August 10

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Georgette Heyer is turning 110!  She's not really turning 110, after all she's no longer alive, but that's not going to stop her publisher Sourcebooks Casablanca from celebrating a big way!

Next week from August 14-20th all Georgette Heyer ebooks are on sale for just $2.99.  If you prefer to read her books in print, then they certainly don't want you to feel left out, so if you use the promo code HEYER at checkout you will receive 30% off your her print books.  This code is good until the end of the month....even better!

They will be doing lots of fun stuff next week on the Georgette Heyer Facebook page....lots of parties, discussions and giveaways.  Speaking of giveaways the publisher of the reprinted versions of Georgette Heyer's romances, Sourcebooks, would like to giveaway a surprise grab-bag prize pack of 3 different Heyer novels: 1 Romance, 1 Mystery, 1 Historical Fiction to one lucky Musings follower!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Ways to earn entries:
  • Mandatory:  Share your own Heyer "moment" (how you discovered her, what your favorite is...), or if you've never read her books why you want to start. (good for 1 entry)
  • Mandatory: You MUST be a Google Friend Connect (GFC) follower in order to be eligible to win (unfortunately an email subscriber, or subscription in Google reader, and a follower are not the same thing so make sure you are signed up as a follower if you'd like to win this book)
  • Purchase any item from the Seductive Musings Amazon store by using this link, or the Amazon widget contained within this post and email a copy of your purchase receipt to me no later than the deadline to enter (email available in sidebar). Sorry purchases made prior to this date do not apply, and link contained in this post must be used. No faxes or snail mail copies are allowed. No purchases are necessary to win. (good for 25 entries, or 50 entries if a purchase is made from the featured author's available titles)
How to enter:
  • You can choose to enter as many different ways that you want, but please place all of your entries in ONE comment 
Rules and disclaimers:
  • This contest is open to US & Canadian addresses only.  No PO Boxes.
  • You must be at least 18 years or older, or of legal age in your country
  • The contest will end on August 16th at 11:59 pm EST and winner will be posted after they have been selected
  • Winner(s) will be selected using
  • The winner(s) will be contacted using the email address provided in the Rafflecopter form
  • The book(s) will be mailed directly from the publisher or author and no substitutions are allowed
  • Winners will be subject to one copy per household, which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests, that you will only receive one copy of the title in the mail
  • Seductive Musings is not responsible for prizes that are not honored, distributed in a timely manner, lost, stolen, or damaged during transit 
  • All giveaways are subject to change/cancellation without prior written notice
Good Luck!

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*yadkny* August 10, 2012 at 2:14 AM  

Wow what a momentous occasion! I actually don't have a Georgette Heyer experience to share, but given that I love historical romances and have seen nothing but high praise for her stories all over the web, I am definitely going to have become experienced soon. Thanks for the heads up on the discount and giveaway!

Carol L. August 10, 2012 at 3:36 AM  

The one and only time I had a Georgette Heyer book was when I won Venetia on a blog. But everything I've ever heard or read about her is all Positive. Loving Historical Romance as I do I'm surprised I haven't read more of her work.Thanks for the great opportunity.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Ivy August 10, 2012 at 8:42 AM  

Love Heyer. Her mysteries are right up there w/ Christie, Sayers, Marsh & Allingham. What a thoughtful way to introduce someone to her.
Thanks for the chance

erin August 10, 2012 at 11:05 AM  

Thanks for a great post! Ummm... does it count if I've always "meant" to read Heyer? She's the cornerstone of regency romance and I know that she's on my must read list... just gotta get moving on it :)

Maureen August 10, 2012 at 11:36 AM  

I picked up Frederica in Walmart, not even realizing that it was not a current author. I enjoyed it and really like her writing style.

Tore August 10, 2012 at 7:31 PM  

I have heard good things about her books and I would love to read them.

Barbara E. August 10, 2012 at 8:21 PM  

I discovered Georgette Heyer as a teenager in the library. I went on to read every Heyer romance they had and I've been reading historical romance ever since. :D My favorite is The Grand Sophy, because Sophy is such a great character, I just love her.

Joanne August 10, 2012 at 10:44 PM  

*hangs head in shame* I have never read any of Georgette Heyer's books. I love historical romance and have heard nothing but great tings about her books so I'd love to start reading them. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous,  August 11, 2012 at 12:46 AM  

I really hadn't heard about her until we got a new librarian who thinks Austen's and Heyer's books are the only ones worth reading. I have one Heyer book, but it is still on my TBR mountain.

GFC follower, librarypat.

Karen H in NC August 11, 2012 at 9:28 AM  

I've never read Georgette Heyer's books however I do have a copy of 'The Cotillion' on my TBR shelves. Really should bring it to the top of the heap to read next.

Thanks for the giveaway

Elf2060 August 11, 2012 at 9:51 PM  

I went through a phase in the 1980s when I read all of the Georgette Heyer titles that I could get my hands on (I think they were published by Fawcett) then I went on to read Patricia Veryan, Sylvia Thorpe and others with series that were being published at that time. Thanks for the giveaway!

Laura Hartness August 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM  

I discovered Georgette Heyer through these great re-issues that Sourcebooks has been putting out recently. I read my first of her work last year, and I was hooked! Her style really reminds me of Jane Austen-- so classy. I haven't read any of her "modern" books yet, and I'm looking forward to it.

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

CalicoCritic at gmail dot com

Di August 16, 2012 at 10:16 PM  

I think Georgette was my first romance author (definitely first historical romance author), but it was 40+ years ago - I think it's time I read them again.
sallans d at yahoo dot com

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