Category: Anna Campbell

Dearest Readers,

The May/June contest is up on MY WEBSITE.  And, it’s the best one yet!  Not one, not two, but THREE WINNERS will each receive three SIGNED, totally fabulous books, from authors like Eloisa James, Ashley March, Anna Campbell, Katharine Ashe, Kris Kennedy, Monica Burns and Vanessa Kelly!  (Plus some goodies *winks*)

WINNER 1 will receive:

WINNER 2 will receive:

WINNER 3 will receive:
What to know how you can enter?

TO ENTER: Sign up for Lila DiPasqua’s Yahoo Newsletter group.

(Winners are selected at random from subscribers of the Yahoo Newsletter group). * Only enter if you wish to be part of the Newsletter group.

Want to increase your chances to win?

Do any or all of the following for more points;

Become a Follower on this BLOG (through Google Friend Connect GFC) (+ 5),

Become a Follower on Twitter (+5)

Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter (+2) *NOTE* – you must be following Lila on Twitter for this to count.

Become a Fan on Facebook (+5)

Invite others to join Lila’s Facebook fan page (+2) and/or mention the giveaway on Facebook (+2) *NOTE* – you must be a member of Lila’s fan page for either of these to count.

AND you *must* email Lila here with links for verification of your extra points. *NOTE: PLEASE INDICATE YOUR YAHOO EMAIL/ID in your email. 

The contest rules are as follow:

You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Contest runs from May 9, 2011 to June 29th, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. Winner(s) will be drawn at random from subscribers to Lila’s Yahoo Newsletter Group on June 30th, 2011!

* Winner(s) will be posted here on Lila DiPasqua’s blog on June 30th, 2011, then later on her website. Entry constitutes permission to do so. Only the winners’ names and State or Province and country will be listed to protect the privacy of the winner(s).

* Any prize(s) Lila deems undeliverable will be awarded to an alternate winne(s). The prize is as stated. No cash equivalent.

* Lila shall not be held responsible for any technical difficulties with Yahoo and/or her website/blog when entering the contest and shall not be held responsible for any damage done by the postal system during delivery of the prize.

* Only one entry per person, per contest.

* If you are already a subscriber to the Lila DiPasqua Yahoo Newsletter group, you are automatically entered!

There’s going to be a Royal Wedding this week!  A girl meets a prince, falls in love and gets married.  Kate’s wedding to Prince William is the stuff of fairy tales!

And you know how I feel about Fairy Tales. ;)   How could I possibly have a Fiery Tales series—retelling classic fairy tales with my own sexy, romantic twists—without offering up a fresh, totally unique take on one of the most beloved fairy tale of all time—Cinderella.

Now, I know what you’re wondering…What makes A MIDNIGHT DANCE such a special Cinderella tale–different from all the rest?

Well, first, check out the back book blurb below . . .

Inspired by the tale of Cinderella, Lila DiPasqua weaves a steamy story that offers a glass slipper, a dangerous deception, and an impoverished beauty determined to find her handsome prince…and make him pay.
 
Born into wealth, Sabine Laurent and her twin sister lived a life of luxury, their father’s prestigious theater frequented by royalty and aristocracy alike. And Sabine dreamed of her own prince charming—the devastatingly handsome Jules de Moutier.
 
That was before the loss of her sister and her family’s fall from grace—a disaster Sabine blames on the Moutier family. Now, with her father’s death, she’s inherited his sizable debt and the responsibility of caring for his spoiled long-time mistress and her two wastrel daughters. But with the help of Sabine’s eccentric friends—the balance of her father’s acting troupe—she plans to get very close to her old infatuation, seduce the rake—and make away with a fortune.
 
Resisting Jules’s skillful mouth and tantalizing touch is not as easy as Sabine supposed. And soon she must decide whether her desire for vengeance is greater than her desire for her one and only prince…

Sounds steamy and fun, right?

Here is what Award-winning author, Anna Campbell had to say about A MIDNIGHT DANCE:

 
“Exciting, erotic, intriguing, Lila DiPasqua’s ‘Fiery Tale’ version of Cinderella sets the classic story ablaze.

Check out the first 3 chapters of my full-length Fiery Tale, A MIDNIGHT DANCE.  It’s up on my website!  I hope you’ll treat yourself to this preview!  There’s only a small—yet totally delicious—portion missing at the end of chapter three. I will be sharing that with the subscribers to my Yahoo Newsletter Group in the next 2 weeks.  Subscribers are automatically entered in the regular contests on LilaDiPasqua.com 

NOTE: There are a few days left to enter the March/April contest! 

MARCH/APRIL CONTEST

The PRIZE: 

https://www.katebridal.co.nz/collections/lace-bridesmaid-dresses-nz

Four uber-talented romance authors have signed the following books for this contest: Bestselling author, Donna Grant’s DANGEROUS HIGHLANDER (a fabulous series!!), New York Times bestselling author, Maya Banks’s 2011 RITA nominated book, THE DARKEST HOUR (an awesome read!), rising star, Lynda Simmons’s ISLAND GIRL (so heart stirring, I dare you not to laugh and cry), and New York Times bestselling author, Madeline Hunter’s RAVISHING IN RED (one of my favorite historical romance authors!).   Check out the details HERE.

THE ROYAL WEDDING AND LILA…

No, I’m not invited, though I seriously wish I were!  But in celebration of our new princess, Kate (Canada being in the British commonwealth and all), I’m going to be at SEDUCTIVE MUSINGS on Thursday April 28th talking about Cinderella, Kate and the Royal wedding….and giving away some FABULOUS prizes!!

OH, AND ON THE DATE OF THE ROYAL WEDDING, Friday April 29th…..Do stop by here on my personal blog.  I’M GIVING AWAY MORE PRIZES….including goodies I purchased during my recent trip to London, England!

See you then!  *smiles*

Hi Lila! Thank you so much for inviting me to be your guest today. As you know, I absolutely adored AWAKENED BY A KISS and as I write this (back in September), I’ve already got my order in for THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED.

I love the way you take those fairytale themes, shake them by the scruff of the neck, add dollops of spice and a leavening of heartfelt romance. And voila! We have a hot Fiery Tale to enchant us! 

There are a couple of reasons I’m utterly delighted to be here. One is I loved Lila’s debut – oh, I told you that, didn’t I? LOL! The second is that it gave me a chance to spend far too much time looking at beautiful Victorian fairytale illustrations. I hope you enjoy the ones I chose for this post! The final reason is that while the connection between fairytales and my stories isn’t as overt as Lila’s, I definitely write fairytale romance too!

Except I seemed to be stuck in a fairytale rut (Ruttlestiltskin, perhaps?).

My first five books were variations on Beauty and the Beast, which I have to say is still one of my favorite stories. I love that Beauty has to be brave and smart and steadfast to survive and that she falls in love with her Beast before she realises he’s really a prince. I love the fact that the Beast is your classic tortured hero. If any of you have read my books, you’ll know that tortured heroes R us over in Campbellandia.

In my latest release MY RECKLESS SURRENDER, Beauty in the person of my heroine Diana isn’t quite as pure of heart as the girl in the fairytale. In fact, she’s got a lot of difficult learning ahead of her once she sets foot in the Beast’s lair. But the story still follows the basic shape of the fairytale.

And then we come to my next book which is out in May 2011 – yeah, I’m right in between releases here! MIDNIGHT’S WILD PASSION has been in many ways a departure for me. Not least because it’s the closest I’ve ever come to writing a classic Regency romance. The heroine Antonia is a paid chaperone with secrets to hide. The hero Nicholas is a rake out to do no good. When she steps in to prevent him fulfilling his planned revenge against his worst enemy, sparks fly and an unwilling love awakens.

While that description mightn’t make it obvious, this story has definite touches of Cinderella, not least that a lot of the action takes place in ballrooms! Cinderella and The Ugly Duckling too. Not a Beast in sight!

Because we’re so far ahead of release day, I don’t have a blurb or a cover for MIDNIGHT’S WILD PASSION up on my website yet. But you can check out excerpts and information about my other five books there: www.annacampbell.info 

QUESTION: So what was the last romance you read and was there a fairytale connection? My favorite answer wins a signed copy of my most recent Beauty and the Beast romance MY RECKLESS SURRENDER. Good luck! 

 Great to have you at the PRINCESS BLOG PARTY, Anna! :)  She has generously opened up her giveaway WORLDWIDE.

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To win Anna’s giveaway you must:

1. Answer Anna’s question(s) below in your comment.

2. You MUST be a follower/subscriber of Lila DiPasqua’s blog (through Google Friend Connect).

3. You do NOT have to repeat any extra points you’ve earned if you’ve already stated them in prior posts for this blog party.  Only post NEW points as in new tweets/facebook comments about the Princess Blog Party.

* Winner will be announced on SUNDAY–selected from a random commenter on this post.

NOTE: The more you comment on the posts during the month-long PRINCESS October Blog Party, the more points you earn toward winning a signed copy of the next in the sexy Fiery Tales series, THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED…plus SIGNED copies of Nora Roberts’ BLACK HILLS and Eloisa James’ A DUKE OF HER OWN! You *must* be a follower/subscriber (through GFC) to this blog to be eligible to win!

Read a yummy EXCERPT of THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED HERE.

Ways to increase your odds of winning are found at the very bottom of this blog.

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