Thursday, 23 December 2010


What a resounding success the Happy Birthday, Jane blog tour has been ! We had so much fun celebrating Jane's birthdya last Thursday.Fist of all  I  must thank all the participants and the several  hundreds of commenters who entered the great giveaway contest on the several sites and blogs which joined the tour. 

Thank you,  heartily ,
 Adriana Zardini at Jane Austen Sociedad do Brasil , Laurel Ann at Austenprose, Vic Sanborn at Jane Austen World , Katherine Cox at November’s Autumn,  Karen Wasylowski at  her personal blog,  Laurie Viera Rigler at Jane Austen Addict Blog,  Lynn Shepherd at her blog,  Jane Greensmith at Reading, Writing, Working, Playing,  Jane Odiwe at Jane Austen Sequels, Alexa Adams at First Impressions ,Regina Jeffers at her blog,  Cindy Jones at First Draft  , Janet Mullany at Risky Regencies  ,Meredith at Austenesque Review  

We were 15 bloggers and the prizes were only 14 so incredibly generous Laurie Viera Rigler decided to add one more copy of her "Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict". Now, 15 winners & 15 prizes!

And now the names of the winners: 

  1.  Willoughby’s Return by Jane Odiwe  Sofia
  2. Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler  Priscilla and Else
  3. Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler      Patricia
  4. Murder at Mansfield Park by Lynn Shepherd  Elegant Female
  5. Intimations of Austen by Jane Greensmith Carla Gade
  6. Darcy's Passions: Fitzwilliam Darcy's Story by Regina Jeffers  Cassie
  7. First Impressions. A Tale of Less Pride  and Prejudice  by Alexa Adams   Hanna
  8. Jane and the Damned by Janet Mullany  Jacinta
  9. Bespelling Jane Austen by Janet Mullany Tarah

  1.  Austen bag offered by Karen Wasylowski  mbreakfield
  2. DVD Pride & Prejudice 2005 offered by Regina Jeffers   Linda B
  3. package of Bingley's Tea  (flavor  "Marianne's Wild Abandon" ) offered by Cindy Jones Andrezza
  4. DVD Jane Austen in Manhattan offered by Maria Grazia  Petali Rossi
  5. 3 issues of Jane Austen's Regency World offered by Maria Grazia Karenlibrarian                                                                                                                                                                                         The winners will  receive an e-mail from me and should send me their full names and postal addresses as soon as possible. They'll receive their gifts directly form the blogger/writer who offered them. I'm sorry for all the others who didn't win. I'm sure there will  be other occasions! Stay tuned. New Austen-dedicated  events, reviews, guest posts, interviews and giveaways will be here for you in 2011 . A Very Happy Christmas Time to you all.  Maria Grazia


AprilFool said...

Congratulations to all the winners - and especially to Linda B. who was the grand prize winner in the AustenProse Georgette Heyer celebration last summer.

Adriana Zardini said...

Congratulations luck winners! :)
I want to congratulate Maria for this wonderful idea!
Happy christmas for all!

Cassie said...

Oh wow... Is that 'Cassie' who is listen among the winners me?

If it is, I am beside myself with wild excitement!

mbreakfield said...

I'm so excited. I love all things Jane Austen!

Laurel Ann (Austenprose) said...

Congrats to all the winners. Thank you Maria for hosting such a great event. Well done.

otroscuentos said...

Congrats!!Enjoy these wonderful prizes!
It was really great to take part in this event!

Feliz Navidad!


Petali rossi said...

Whoooooooooooo I'm so happy! What a wonderful christmas gift! :)

Meredith said...

Congrats to all the winners! Brava, Maria! This was a splendid event!

Andrezza said...

I'm so, soooooo happy!! \o/
Merry Christmas,ladies! =D

Else M Tennessen said...

Oh! I am doing my happy dance! I can't believe I won! Thank you for hosting this wonderful blog tour...and for the prize. Happy Christmas, fellow Janeites!

Svea ~Muse in the Fog said...

Congrats to the winners! Enjoy :)