I knew that C.S. Lewis and I had more in common than our Christianity when he said, "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." Welcome to a celebration of faith, tea, and the written word. I'm always engaged in a book, and whether it's one I'm reading or one of the inspirational historical romances I write, there's always a cup of tea close by. Join me in a cup as we chat about faith, our favorite books and the exciting places our reading and writing adventures take us.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Most Eligible Bachelor Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Erica Vetsch's photo.
Welcome to one of today's stops on The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection Blog Hop! Let me pour you a virtual cup of tea. I'm so glad you're here.

And if you're looking to win something, boy, do I have some opportunities for you!

All nine authors of The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection are pleased to offer a Grand Prize to one lucky, randomly-chosen winner! We had a blast putting the prize pack together.

1. Collapsible storage cube.
2. A box of Ghirardelli chocolates
3. A book of MN stories called Bring Warm Clothes
4. A DVD (Nim's Island, Night at the Museum, & Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium)...
5. A Gifts in a Jar recipe book
6. A whimsical little book of Dr. Seuss quotes.
7. A CD of Victorian Love Songs
8. A vintage-dressed lady Christmas ornament
9. A jar of preserves
10. A packet of lovely note cards
11. A little treasure box
12. A stuffed cow.
13. Dangly, sparkly earrings
14. A Starbucks gift card
15. A cotton tea-towel with a vintage typewriter on it
16. A turquoise cotton tea-towel
17. An apron
18. A miniature post office counter
19. In infinity scarf and fingerless gloves (In colors inspired by Egypt.)
20. An autographed copy of The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection.
21. A sweet little notebook with a velocipede on the front.

Can you believe these prizes? Each of the authors contributed something related to her story. I pitched in Ghirardelli chocolates and a bicycle notebook.
Bicycle Poster, 1896. Josie loves her "Yellow Fellow" Stearns!
Josie, my heroine, rides a "Yellow Fellow" Stearns around San Francisco...maybe to work off all that Ghirardelli chocolate?
The Rafflecopter entry widget is posted below. So are the details on another place you can win a copy of The Most Eligible Bachelor TODAY ONLY and a Prize Pack celebrating my novella, Love's Reward. But don't scroll down yet!

Since the collection celebrates marrying for all the right reasons, I thought I'd share a bit about the Eligible Bachelor in my 1896-set story, Love's Reward: Daniel Blair.

What makes Daniel Blair the Most Eligible Bachelor in San Francisco?
Well, it's not his good looks (although, at 30, he's handsome). It's not his gentle manners, solid faith or sense of humor (although he's got those, too). It’s not even his wealth (he's an architect, but his father, a congressman, made money on silver ore).

No, what makes him sought-after as husband material is a joke--a want ad placed by his rival, intended to distract him from a career-making architecture competition. He’d rather be loved for himself, preferably by Josie, the girl he’s known so long she doesn’t think of him as a suitor.

But the three girls competing hardest for his heart, Estelle, Olive, and Addie, shouldn't be underestimated.

Heiress Josie Price
Heroine Josie, her heart a-flutterin' at seeing Daniel, perhaps?
Trousers like this are favorites of Josie's.   Ladies Riding Ensemble Trousers Date: ca. 1896 Culture: American #19thcentury #victorian
Get a load of these trousers Josie wears in the first scene! (1896, American, metmuseum.org)
Now, enter to win the amazing Giveaway offered by all Nine Authors of The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection! Several will be stopping by today, so be sure to say hi in the comments.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Curious to learn more about the book? Click HERE!

But before you leave...Those other opportunities I mentioned?

I'm the guest poster on Seekerville today. What an honor! Please come by...I'm giving away a copy of the book there~and there's always a fun party going on (click here to join the fun!). The party and giveaway lasts one day only!

Don't forget my personal Prize Pack, either. The contest is still open to win some fun prizes.

Just visit my website to enter on the easy-peasy form. But don't delay! Contest ends 11:59 pm May 10. Start by clicking here!

Thanks for popping by for the Blog Hop! Be sure to say hi in the comments!


Jackie said...

I loved meeting you on Seekerville. What a great contest! Thanks!

Susanne Dietze said...

Hi Jackie! I'm glad to have met you, too! Thanks for coming by today. I hope you enjoy the collection!

Britney Adams said...

Congratulations, ladies, on the release of The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection! I can't wait to read it! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway.

Bonnie Roof said...

Congrats, Susanne!! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity - looking forward to reading "The Most Eligible Bachelor" Collection!!


Susanne Dietze said...

Hi Britney! Thanks for your support! I hope you enjoy the collection.

Susanne Dietze said...

Thanks so much, Bonnie! These novella collections are so much fun. Blessings!