Book Launch Give-away

Woo hoo! My second novel, For Myself Alone, launched today (on Amazon in paperback and Kindle; other formats coming soon), and to celebrate I’m sponsoring a book give-away.

Once again, I wasn’t organized enough to get any actual “Advance Reader Copies” (ARCs) out ahead of time, so the best I can do is offer what I’m calling “First Reader Copies” (FRCs?) in the hopes that some of you will read fast and take the extra step of leaving reviews for me at Amazon and/or Goodreads. That will really help to get the ball rolling.

So, if you would like to be one of the “First Readers” of For Myself Alone (or would just like to win a book!), you’ll find all the ways to qualify below. Be sure to leave a SEPARATE entry in the comments section (find at bottom of this post) for each way you qualify (“I follow you on Twitter,” “I subscribe to your blog” etc.) so that you will have more than one chance to win. Winners will be determined by random drawing and announced here in a week. Contest closes April 9th.

You are eligible to win if you:

> subscribe to this blog (already, or you’re doing it now)

> follow me on Twitter

> tweet about this book or promotion on Twitter (with appropriate link)

> friend me on Facebook

> post about this book or promotion on Facebook (with appropriate link)

> if you have left a review for me (on The Darcys of Pemberley or Mr. Collins’s Last Supper) on Amazon or Goodreads (one entry for each, and it’s not too late to do it now!).

And unless it’s obvious, be sure to tell me what name you use in any of these places. My sincere thanks to everyone who has helped and supported me, and good luck with the contest!

Mrs. Collins’s pretty friend had moreover caught [Colonel Fitzwilliam’s] fancy very much. He now seated himself by her, and talked so agreeably of Kent and Hertfordshire, of traveling and staying at home, of new books and music, that Elizabeth had never been half so well entertained in that room before. (Pride and Prejudice, chapter 31)

About Shannon Winslow

author of historical fiction in the tradition of Jane Austen
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28 Responses to Book Launch Give-away

  1. Monica P says:

    Congratulations and happy release day! This one snuck up on me – I knew it was upcoming but wasn’t sure when. Thanks for the chance to win.

    monicaperry00 at gmail dot com

  2. Monica P says:

    I follow you on Twitter (@jaffobsession)

  3. suzan says:

    Whoohoo! Congratulations! I subscribe to your blog and I’ve left a review on Goodreads. I think anyway. Guess I should recheck….smiles. It was definitely awhile back. Nice change from ARCs to FRC.

  4. ali kenaston says:

    Way to go GF

  5. Maria Grazia says:

    Congratulations Shannon! Fingers crossed for a very successful your second release 🙂 I’m going to tweet about the news and I hope your post here will be featured in The Everything Austen Daily tonight (it’s automatic, I can’t choose!) Hugs. MG

  6. RivkaBelle says:

    Huzzah & happy release day! 😀

    I follow you on twitter (@RivkaBelle) and would love to be a First Reader 🙂

    ps: Did you do the cover yourself again? It’s ah-mazzzzing!

  7. RivkaBelle says:

    I posted it on my Indie Jane-friendly facebook page:


  8. RivkaBelle says:

    I tweeted!

  9. Julie Freeman says:

    Yay! I can’t wait to read your book! Thanks for the contest! I friended you on facebook!

  10. Julie Freeman says:

    I also posted the link to facebook!

  11. Felicia says:

    Congratulations! Best wishes on your success, sounds like a great read. (love the cover,btw) I follow via email and twitter.

  12. Pepper says:

    Congratulations on the new book! Can’t wait to read it. I’m a fan. I left a review for The Darcys of Pemberley on Amazon.

  13. Pepper says:

    I subscribe to your blog.

  14. Congrats Shannon. What a great way to start the spring with the Darcys!

  15. Linda says:

    Congratulations on your second sequel to P & P! Can’t wait to read it!
    (your painting for the cover is beautiful!) I follow you on Facebook. 🙂

  16. Vicki Tolliver says:

    Anxiously awaiting anything new by you! Left reviews everywhere I could re: “Darcy’s of Pem.” and follow you on FB.

  17. Thanks for entering, everybody!
    Now, let me clear up an apparent misunderstanding. “For Myself Alone” is an independent, Austen-inspired story, not the next in my P&P series. (That one’s called “Return to Longbourn” and it’s not finished yet.) But hopefully you’ll agree with Vicki and be happy to read anything new from me =) For more details on either book, see their pages on this site. And thanks again for your interest and support!

  18. Gordon Price says:

    I have enjoyed your blog and I am now looking forward to your book

  19. Krista says:

    I subscribe to your blog and already follow you on twitter. Although I was a little disappointed thought the link above was going to be a book trailer. Stanley’s cute but book trailer better. HAHA Thanks for sharing your book, hope to win but I guess so does everyone else. LOL Thanks Again

  20. Debra says:

    Congrats!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Lúthien84 says:

    Congratulations on releasing your second novel. I’m thrilled to learn about your new book.
    I just subscribed to your blog.

  22. Lúthien84 says:

    I just friend you on Facebook as Sylvia Claire Chan.

  23. Lúthien84 says:

    I help spread the news on Facebook. Take a look at my page.

  24. NancyC541 says:

    So glad I checked you on Twitter tonight. I am soooo looking forward to reading For Myself Alone. Congratulations…and yes that is a lovely cover. I am away to write my praises for The Darcy’s of Pemberly and visit you on Facebook.

  25. NinaBenneton says:

    Congrats on book launch. Ooh. I’d so love to read this!

  26. Mr. Random (otherwise known as my husband, who did the actual drawing) has spoken, and the 3 winners are Julie Freeman, Felicia, and Vicki Tolliver. Congratulations! Please contact me via e-mail ( to claim your prize. Tell me what kind of book you want (paperback, Kindle, Nook, or other e-book format). For paperbacks, will need your mailing address; e-mail address is sufficient for e-books.

    For those who didn’t win this time, there’s still a few days left to enter another give-away for this book at Maria Grazia’s site, “My Jane Austen Book Club” (see link from my April 7th post). One way or the other, I hope you will all read and enjoy “For Myself Alone.” It was a true labor of love, not complete until shared!

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