Saturday, 1 December 2012

CHRISTMAS BOOKS GIVEAWAY HOP - VICTORIA CONNELLY , CHRISTMAS WITH MR DARCY



Ready to spend your Christmas holidays with your special one? What about  adding some dreamy time with Victoria Connelly's Christmas with Mr Darcy, a  truly romantic novella? (Read my review HERE).

Read Victoria Connelly's Christmas interview,  then take your chances in the rafflecopter form below. The giveaway is open internationally and ends on Dec. 7th . Thanks to Kathy at I am a Reader not a Writer and to  Laurie Here for hosting another great hop. Remember to check all the sites taking part in the event. Lots of Christmas books for you and many chances to win! You'll find them in the list  at the end of this post. Good luck!

Welcome back to My Jane Austen Book Club, Victoria.  My questions today will focus on Christmas and your Christmas novella. Are you ready?  What do you like best and what the least of Christmas time?
Best thing – it’s a good excuse to eat plenty of wonderful food. Worst – the cold, dark days.

What is your favourite …

     Christmas movie            It’s a Wonderful Life
    Christmas book             A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
    Christmas song             Silent Night
    Christmas decoration?  Christmas tree lights!


When and how  did you decide to write your novella Christmas with Mr Darcy?


I've always wanted to write a Christmas book and I was getting a lot of e-mails from readers asking me what happened next to my characters in my Austen Addicts Trilogy. I kept thinking about my characters too and thought it would be good fun to unite them all at a special Christmas conference at Purley Hall. I had so much fun writing it, imagining the snowy Hampshire landscape, decorating the beautiful Georgian house and deciding what Christmas presents my characters would give to one another. Oh, and thinking up some wonderful new waistcoats for Higgins the butler to wear!

How would you present it to our readers?

Christmas with Mr Darcy is a fun and festive novella about a group of Jane Austen addicts who get snowed in whilst attending a conference deep in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. There are plenty of Austenesque activities on offer but, when a rare first edition of Pride and Prejudice goes missing, the guests have to forget the fun and games and turn detective...


Victoria Connelly
What did you like the best while writing it?

I really enjoyed seeing all of my characters again and finding out what they got up to next. I've really grown to care for them and – who knows – I might be tempted to write more about them in the future!

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45 comments:

Jakki Leatherberry said...

Great interview, Victoria! My favorite Christmas book has always been 'Twas the Night Before Christmas!
I am so glad you have come to care for your characters and enjoy seeing what they will do next! I feel the same way about your Austen Addicts characters and hope we see more of them! :)

Ao Bibliophile said...

the Christmas season is both a happy and sentimental time for me. it's been three years since my Mom passed away and i always think of her during Christmas Day. i'm going to miss her again this year.

thanks again Maria for hosting and thank you very much to Victoria for being gracious!

Lúthien84 said...

I love receiving presents from family and friends, spreading the love and joy of the holiday spirit and the special food that I can indulge in. That's what I look forward to everywhere.

Thanks Maria and Victoria for the wonderful interview

Pauline Tolentino said...

What I love about Christmas time is we get to go to different places, then there, we get to see our relatives. :))

araminta18 said...

Great interview! Gotta love Christmas...can't wait to read the novella!

holdenj said...

I really enjoy taking the time for all the holiday baking.

laurie said...

love receiving presents from family and friends, spreading the love and joy of the holiday spirit and the special food that I can indulge in. That's what I look forward to everywhere.

RedRose15 said...

I enjoy spending time with my family :)

Jenifer S said...

I love everything....the music, the weather, the excitement of my children, the yummy goodies.

cyn209 said...

thank you for this giveaway!!

Merry Christmas to you & yours!!!

BLHmistress said...

I love being with my family and driving around looking at Christmas lights.

Rafflecopter name: Dawna Newman

vicjbr said...

seeing the kiddos get excited

Leah said...

I love getting together with my family and seeing my niece and nephews so happy :)

Maureen Timerman said...

Things I love the most are family time. Especially the Children. Things that I miss the most are the people who used to be here to celebrate.

MaryKate said...

Christmas is my favorite time of year! I always seen to watch more Christmas movies than read Christmas books, and I'd like to rectify that this year. Wonderful interview!

flip said...

Christmas, I love the snow, the music, the tv specials, the shopping, the wrapping, the baking and the parties. I believe in enjoying yourself.

JuneA** said...

{Not entering-I already own!}

I very much enjoyed the interview...and Christmas with Mr. Darcy!

crystaley73 said...

I love spending time with my family and going to Pulaski (A small town that do Christmas Lights) it is extremely beautiful.

GABY said...

I love spending time with my family, the food and the presents :D

Eva said...

Love everything -- movies, music and the baking!!

Merry said...

I love celebrating my Saviour and doing fun things as a family.

Rina said...

Love the Christmas carols and celebrating Christ's birth.

The Every Free Chance Reader said...

I love spending time with my family and my husband's family. Watching the kids play, having a few drinks, reminiscing about the past. All good times!

Brooke said...

I love watching Christmas shows/movies and making holiday memories with my daughters. The joy on their faces at Christmastime is truly something special!

ACReads said...

I love being able to spend time with my family and taking time to be thankful for each other!

Aline Tobing said...

I love everything about Christmas!

maria said...

Christmas time is definitely one of my favorite period of the year. I love everything about it and I'd love to read this new Victoria Connelly's novella. Christmas time and Jane Austen... What more can I ask for?

Little Lady said...

I pretty much adore Christmas...but the best part to me, is cuddling up on the sofa with my family and popping in that old VHS of our favorite Christmas movie and just totally relaxing, enjoying our time together. I love it. Can't wait to read this book!

Ruth Reynolds said...

i love spending time with my family i hate the feeling that i left someone out or that i didnt get them something they like

JanD said...

I like the decorations put up by the neighborhoods.
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Anonymous said...

I love spending time with family I don't get to see other times of the year but hate the commercialism of the holiday!

Thanks so much for being a part of this hop and for the giveaway.

Happy Holidays,
Marlena
charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

kimberly holgate said...

i hate that the stores start putting christmas items out in october and how gready children have become i was only aloud to ask santa for one thing and i certainly didt have a tantrum if i didnt get it
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Mer said...

I love spending time with family, making special holiday food, and shopping for thoughtful presents. I hate the stress around having a perfect holiday--it seems every year there's something else we're supposed to do/buy. So I like to take some time for myself with a cup of tea and a good book, to breathe and remember that my holiday may not be Martha Stewart's perfect holiday, but it's still pretty great.

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Marlene Breakfield said...

I love getting together with family.

Darlene said...

I hate shopping at the best of times, and I hate it even more when the stores are jam-packed full of people! Mail order catalogs are my friend :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Beckie B. said...

I love all our family getting together. Thanks for the giveaway!

Beckey said...

Celebrating with Family

Mia J. said...

I like getting together with family and friends.

Shadow said...

I love being with my family. :)

Tressa said...

I love giving gifts and I dislike the crazy shoppers. ;)

Ruth Hill said...

love Christmas baking

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