Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Most Exciting Giveaway I've Seen

My dear followers, I have a very thrilling piece of news for you all. This is not your ordinary giveaway... this is the most exciting one I've seen. (Of course I am not biased...)


A perfectly delightful new book called Only a Novel has just been listed on Amazon. The genre happens to be my favorite--Historical Fiction, set in the 1800s, with a lot of Jane Austen references. (I cannot imagine how thrilled I would be to randomly stumble across this book. It is everything I look for in historical fiction.) And as it happens, the author is hosting a giveaway to launch her new novel. And furthermore, this author happens to be my own dearest Amy

I am indeed ecstatically, exuberantly, extraordinarily excited (I do like my 'e' words, it would seem) about this, and though I am fond of typing-all-in-caps and putting tons of exclamation points in e-mails and such, it is not my general habit while writing blog posts... so you'll just have to take my word for it.
My dearling friend is an Authoress.
This is amazing.
I am incredibly proud of her.
Wow.

Anyways. I shall proceed.


This book, everybody, is well and cleverly written (if you've read anything Miss Dashwood has written, you should already have guessed that); has interesting, realistic, and endearing characters; is on many occasions laugh-out-loud hilarious; has a fun story-line; and is, in short, purely delightful. How do I know all this? Why, I have it on good authority. Very good authority. That is, my own.

Yes, everyone, I have read it. Well, not the book itself, in its actual paperback form.  That, at this point, would be impossible. But I had the very great honor of reading the original manuscript, as it were, and offering a few suggestions along with a, shall we say, generous amount of silliness. Now, I forbid you to feel insanely jealous (and I certainly am not gloating), because the book is now available to you as well; you can always purchase it. (Don't look at me like that. I am not advertising, I am simply pointing out a fact.) If you don't win the giveaway, of course.

Which I very strongly encourage you to go enter, forthwith and posthaste. Today. This moment. :D 
If you like Historical Fiction and/or Jane Austen... this should be your cup of tea. And since I assume all my followers like Jane Austen... well... *motions to link*


"Oh! it is only a novel!" replies the young lady; while she lays down her book with affected indifference, or momentary shame. — "It is only Cecilia, or Camilla, or Belinda"; or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language.‎
~Passage from Northanger Abbey, dubbed "Jane Austen's Defense of the Novel."

2 comments:

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

'Tis indubitably exciting!!!
You're a very lucky girl having read all of it already! I look forward to reading it soon! But I can't decide if I should enter the giveaway or just buy my own copy. It's the "signed by the author" thing that's holding me up. heehee :)

Miss Dashwood said...

Awwwwww. You have no ide-er, Rose, how much this post MMFHI. It was so very Tweenish. :D

Ooh, you do indeed like your E words! So do I. "I like good strong words that mean something."

Typing in all caps and putting exclamation points in e-mails? You? Well if you have ever done so in an e-mail to me, *I* have nevah noticed it. *snort*

I really loved the part where you said how thrilled you would be if you randomly stumbled across this book. Tootuz, you know, that is what I wrote it for. People like you and me who need books like that with a historical setting and a gazillion JA references and a great deal of general nonsensicalness. :D

And you included The Defense of the Novel!! Woo-hoo!

Anyways, thanks for writing this, my dearest creature, even though... ahem... you know. ;)

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