I love a good fairy tale with a Happily Ever After, so Rachel Van Dyken’s dazzling success as an indie / small press author is inspiring to me. Did you hear? She just landed a big New York publishing contract for her New Adult #1 bestselling Seaside series.
You’ve probably heard of Rachel’s latest hit, The Bet, sitting pretty on Amazon’s top 100 Kindle bestseller list for 42 days and counting. She’s published over 20 books and is a regular on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists. Go, Rachel!
The wild success couldn’t happen to a kinder, more deserving lady. Rachel was the reader at Astraea Press who recommended The King of Threadneedle Street for publication. Her encouragement kept me afloat for weeks.
To celebrate Rachel’s big news, we’re doing a blog hop and giveaway. Each of the awesome Astraea Press authors on the list below is hosting a giveaway – stop by and check out all the prizes. I’m offering two prizes: One lucky commenter here will win a digital copy of any Rachel Van Dyken e-book from Amazon or Smashwords, and another commenter will win these Victorian-style peacock pearl earrings!
Jewelry making is a hobby of mine, and writing about 1870s fashion in The King of Threadneedle Street inspired me to try some Victorian designs. (More about this coming within the next few weeks, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek.) The pearls are genuine freshwater peacock pearls, and the earwires are solid sterling silver. Leave a comment below to congratulate Rachel, and you’re entered in the giveaway. Be sure to include your email address like this: cooladdress at whatevermail dot com. Winners announced here after May 19 when the blog hop ends. Thanks for visiting!
UPDATE 5/20/13 Announcing the winners:
Congratulations, Nicole L! You won a complimentary e-book by Rachel Van Dyken.
Congratulations, shadowluvs2read! You won the Victorian-style pearl earrings.
Check your inbox for details about the prizes.
Thanks to all who participated. Feel free to stop by anytime!
|1.||Rachel Van Dyken|
|4.||Ruth J. Hartman|
|24.||Jennifer Rae Gravely|
|29.||Tifferz And Her Sisterz Book Review|
|31.||Christina Cole – Historical Romance|
|35.||Calle J. Brookes|