Monday, 6 July 2015

ROSS POLDARK BLOG TOUR - COME AND CELEBRATE WITH US!




“If Jane Austen met Charlotte Bronte and they drank too much port, 
the Poldark Saga would be their literary love child.”Poldarkian.com 


Captain Ross Poldark rides again in the new Sourcebooks Landmark tie-in editions of Ross Poldark and Demelza, the first two novels in the acclaimed Poldark Saga by Winston Graham, adapted into the inaugural season of the new Masterpiece Classic PBS’s series Poldark, airing June 21 – August 2 on PBS. In celebration, July 6th through August 3rd, The Ross Poldark Blog Tour will visit thirty popular book blogs specializing in historical, romance and Austenesque fiction. Featuring spotlights, previews, excerpts and book reviews of these two acclaimed historical fiction novels, the tour will also offer readers a chance at a fabulous giveaway contest including copies of the books and a stunning Anglophile-themed prize package.

Grand Giveaway Contest - Win One of Three Fabulous Prizes!




In celebration of the re-release of Ross Poldark and Demelza, Sourcebooks Landmark is offering three chances to win copies of the books or a grand prize, an Anglophile-themed gift package.

Two lucky winners will each receive one trade paperback copy of Ross Poldark and Demelza, and one grand prize winner will receive a prize package containing the following items:

  • (1) DVD of season one of Poldark
  • (2 ) Old Britain Castles Pink Pottery Mugs by Johnson Brothers
  • (1) Twelve-inch Old Britain Castles Pink Pottery Plater by Johnson Brothers
  • (1) London Telephone Box Tin of Ahmad English Breakfast Tea
  • (1) Jar of Mrs. Bridges Marmalade
  • (1) Package of Duchy Originals Organic Oaten Biscuits
  • (2) Packets of Blue Boy Cornflower Seeds by Renee’s Garden Heirloom (1) Trade Paperback Copy of Ross Poldark & Demelza, by Winston Graham

To enter the giveaway contest simply leave a comment on any or all of the blog stops on the Ross Poldark Blog Tour starting July 06, 2015 through 11:59 pm PT, August 10, 2015. Winners will be drawn at random from all of the entrants and announced on the Buzz at Sourcebooks blog on August 13, 2015. Winners have until August 20, 2015 to claim their prize. The giveaway contest is open to US residents and the prizes will be shipped to US addresses. Good luck to all!


Book 1. Ross Poldark 

In the first novel in Winston Graham’s hit series, a weary Ross Poldark returns to England from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his beloved Elizabeth. But instead he discovers his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth—believing Ross to be dead—is now engaged to his cousin. Ross has no choice but to start his life anew.
Thus begins the Poldark series, a heartwarming, gripping saga set in the windswept landscape of Cornwall. With an unforgettable cast of characters that spans loves, lives, and generations, this extraordinary masterwork from Winston Graham is a story you will never forget.

Book 2. Demelza 

In the enchanting second novel in Winston Graham’s beloved Poldark series, Demelza Carne, an impoverished miner’s daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground brawl, now happily finds herself his wife. But the events of these turbulent years test their marriage and their love. As Ross launches into a bitter struggle for the right of the mining communities, Demelza’s efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry (and her husband) place her in increasingly odd and embarrassing situations. When tragedy strikes and sows the seeds of an enduring rivalry between Ross and the powerful George Warleggan, will Demelza manage to bridge their differences before they destroy her and her husband’s chance at happiness?

Against the stunning backdrop of eighteenth century Cornwall, Demelza sweeps readers into one of the greatest love stories of all time.

About the author

Winston Graham (1908-2003) is the author of forty novels. His books have been widely translated and the Poldark series has been developed into two television series, shown in 22 countries. Six of Winston Graham's books have been filmed for the big screen, the most notable being Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Winston Graham is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 1983 was awarded the O.B.E.
And now here is the list of  the blogs taking part in this amazing event to celebrate Poldark and the re-release of the first two books of Winston Graham's saga: 

                  THE ROSS POLDARK BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE 

July 06           My Jane Austen Book Club (Preview)
July 07           Booktalk & More (Excerpt)                                 
July 08           Reading, Writing, Working, Playing (Review)
July 09           vvb32 Reads (Preview)
July 10           The Paige Turner (Review)                                
July 10           My Kids Led Me Back To P & P (Excerpt)                             
July 11           Austenprose (Review)                                        
July 12           Laura's Reviews (Preview)                                                       
July 13           Peeking Between the Pages (Review)                       
July 13           Reflections of a Book Addict (Preview)                                            
July 14           Living Read Girl (Review)                                  
July 15           Confessions of a Book Addict (Review)
July 16           vvb32 Reads (Review)                
July 17           Paige Turner (Review)                            
July 18           Truth, Beauty, Freedom & Books (Preview)                        
July 19           Marie Antoinette’s Gossip Guide (Excerpt)                           
July 20           Laura's Reviews (Review)                                 
July 20           The Calico Critic (Review)                                             
July 21           So Little Time…So Much to Read (Excerpt)
July 21           Poof Books (Excerpt)                                          
July 22           Babblings of a Bookworm (Review)
July 23           Austenprose (Review)                                        
July 24           Peeking Between the Pages (Review)
July 25           My Love for Jane Austen (Excerpt)
July 25           Living Read Girl (Review)           
July 26           Delighted Reader (Review)
July 27           My Jane Austen Book Club (Review)
July 27           Austenesque Reviews (Review)
July 27           Laura's Reviews (Review)
July 28           She Is Too Fond Of Books (Review)
July 29           English Historical Fiction Authors (Preview)                       
July 30           vvb32 Reads (Review)
July 30           Babblings of a Bookworm (Review)
July 31           CozyNookBks (Excerpt)                                     
Aug 01           The Calico Critic (Review)
Aug 01           More Agreeably Engaged (Review)
Aug 02           Scuffed Slippers Wormy Books (Review)
Aug 03           Romantic Historical Reviews (Review)
Aug 03           Psychotic State Book Reviews (Review)

I'll wait for you here on July 27th with my review of Book 1 - Ross Poldark  
Leave your comments below this post to start collecting lots of chances to win in the grand giveaway.
Don't forget to give us a way to contact you in case you win!

73 comments:

gambit78 said...

I am just loving the tea set!

kneyda said...

Oh wow! What a nice prize. Thank you for this giveaway. I love Poldark.

Erin Davies said...

Lovely giveaway.

Erin Davies said...

Lovely giveaway.

Kathleen Kelly said...

The whole package looks great, love the tea set, beautiful! Thanks for hosting!

Elizabeth said...

Loving the new TV adaptation! Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway!

Amanda said...

Love this show and have been wanting to read the books. Thanks for the giveaway! Libraryofmyown at gmail dot com

Kaitlin Radke said...

Yay I'm loving the show and can't wait to read the books!

Kate said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Looking forward to learning more about this series!

tammy216 said...

Love the tea set, such a cute prize.

Samantha Endres said...

That's an awesome prize pack!

Samantha Endres said...

That's an awesome prize pack!

Kim Amundsen said...

Nice prize package.

PdxIrishGirl said...

I loved the original Robin Ellis version of
Poldark and now I am adoring Aidan Turner
as the hero. I want to re-read the books after
all these years and the giveaway is really
wonderful. Thank you. ladysusan46(at)yahoo(dot)com

vvb32 reads said...

YAY! I'm loving the tv series.

Wendy Norris Roberts said...

Great giveaway!

Lilyane Soltz said...

Oh my, oh my - Poldark takes my breath away. This is wonderful - thank you for the opportunity!

Sophia Rose said...

I finally got the chance to read book one and it was fabulous. I totally see what all the fuss is about. ;) Looking forward to book two and watching the newly redone TV series.

JaneGS said...

Loving this Poldark summer! I wouldn't have read the book if not for the mini-series coming out, but now that I have, I'm hooked.


A new series to read, love and reread!

dstoutholcomb said...

I love Poldark, and the prize is wonderful!

dholcomb1 (at) aol (dot) com

Denise

MN Amy said...

I am loving Poldark but I think my mom loves the older series more. I am a little sad because I tried to get the first book from my library and they don't have it. :(

Sonja said...

Sweet giveaway! And a gorgeous tea set. Anyone would be happy to win these!

Valeria Altiero said...

Questa serie tv è favolosa! ho appena visto le prime due puntate...attori bravissimi (e belli) e i luoghi sono da sogno!:)
Peccato che il giveaway è solo per i residenti US!.
Ciao alla prossima!:)

Susan Heim said...

I am really enjoying the TV series and would love to read the books! Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway.

ibeeeg said...

I read the first book, and loved it. I need to read the second book. I am excited to watch the TV series.

Joy Meetis said...

Would love to win thank you for the chance!

osoordinary said...

I think what I'm most excited about this tour is discovering historical fiction and austenesque book blogs! Thanks for this blog tour and giveaway!

MAllenNC said...

I am really loving the series this summer and would love to read the books.

Lory said...

What a wonderful event. My interest in books and series is definitely piqued. Thanks!

Janet T said...

Wonderful giveaway! I have the books and am looking forward to reading them. The Masterpiece Series is excellent and I'm truly enjoying it. The rest of my family is hooked now!

J Dawn King said...

It's always awesome to learn of a new series that's my cup of tea. Thanks for the recommendation and for being the first stop on the tour. How lovely!

Agnes said...

I would love to read the Winston Graham novels again - I did many, many years ago and it would be great to revisit these characters both on the TV and in print.

denise smith said...

i love the show i watch every sunday great giveaway thanks for the chance

Laurel Ann (Austenprose) said...

Great preview Maria. I love this series and am enjoying the new BBC/PBS series too! Best, LA

KettlesOfTea said...

Whoa. Thanks so much for the chance!

Sofia Guerra said...

Thank you for the being part of of the blog tour. Having read most of the novels years ago I am so pleased to see this new adaptation. It's exciting and of course just perfect to supplement my Austen addiction! Huzzah!

Caryl Kane said...

The series is awesome!

Deborah Ann said...

What a lovely give away. The series intrigues me as I have not heard of it before. skamper25 (at) gmail (dot) com

Bookfool said...

I somehow missed the fact that you were involved in the Poldark tour but I should have known! Sign me up! I am absolutely loving the TV series.

cyn209 said...

what a generous giveaway!!
thank you!!!

cyn209 at juno dot com

BeckyC said...

Loving this series. Generous giveaway. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

My daughter and I love this series. She's a big fan of Aiden Turner. I'd love to read the books & know she would as well. A great prize giveaway.
Carol L

Melanie said...

I just started using the hashtag #iamgoingtohavetostartreadingthis while live tweeting the TV series. This giveaway comes at a perfect time. Thanks for having it!

Brittany Rudd said...

A lovely hostess of a Facebook group got me hooked on Poldark. My favorite tv series! I didn't realize it was adapted from books until recently and read the first book: Ross Poldark in less than 48 hours. What a great giveaway to spread the word about such awesome books and a great tv show!

Gretchen said...

Awesome

Angela Holland said...

I too have been watching the new show and am enjoying it but would like to read the books as well.

Carol L. said...

Love this show. What an amazing giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

poetryinleaves said...

It seems like my kind of story

Michelle Miller said...

Really loving the show on PBS. Would love to read the books too. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

Paula Caballero said...

Loving this Poldark! Have read the first two books on my Kindle but would love to have printed copies! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

Sunny Peterson said...

Such a fun giveaway! I looked up the series on Wikipedia, it's my next to read. I love that it covers such a long time period :)

poetryinleaves said...

What an amazing giveaway for an amazing book.

sandybeaches05 said...

This is a nice preview without giving away any spoilers. I haven’t read Demelza or Poldark yet but have been enjoying the series on PBS. Thank you for participating in the blog tour.

MN Amy said...

I really want to read these books now that I've been watching the show!

Cali Willette said...

I love the Poldark TV series and that prize package looks amazing. ;)
caliwillette(at)gmail(dot)com

Carla said...

It has been really interesting following this book tour and visiting the different blogs to read the reviews. After watching the series it would be nice to read the books and get more in depth with the characters and countryside.
Thank you for the chance to win.
cjay(at)iavalley(dot)edu

Nancy said...

Don't know how this tour escaped my notice until now. Nice prizes!

Laurie Melchionne said...

Great show, can't wait to get my hands on the books! This giveaway is so awesome! Thanks for posting it!

Sofia said...

A grand and sumptuous Giveaway! As fellow Janeites know, Maria and Laurel Ann have been our Christmas elves all year round! Thank you so very much for all the fun.

Betty Hamilton said...

What a wonderful contest. I would LOVE to win.

tgruy said...

I hope I can comment here, I would really like a chance to win this books!

Pam K. said...

I loved watching Poldark on Masterpiece. This is a great giveaway that I'd really enjoy winning.

WordyNerdySarah said...

I love this series! What an awesome prize package.

shelly said...

I ADORE this series!! Thanks for the chance.
donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

Shannon Francis said...

I'm just finishing Poldark now on my DVR and I don't want it to end! I think the perfect remedy is to start reading the Saga! What a lovely giveaway -thank you so much for the opportunity!

ruthannon at gmail dot com

Rhonda Gothier said...

Thanks for the chance!

JJT said...

Incredible Giveaway!

Susan said...

My husband and I have been enjoying the Masterpiece Poldark series and reading the books as well. I am up to book #4 now. Would love to win this Poldark prize package. Thank you!

Maureen M. said...

Hi, I'm really glued to the TV watching Masterpiece Poldark. Love, love the the show and the characters. I have not yet read the books and would appreciate the gift if I won.

ssawyerss said...

I really enjoyed the series! Just finished Ross Poldark and am waiting to read Demelza.

DaanyH said...

Amazing giveaway! Loved the show!!

bn100 said...

sounds interesting

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Jennifer Essad said...

my daughter & I love this series and are really anxious to read the novels. We would love to see them all win awards!