Thursday, October 11, 2012

Book and Live Chat Giveaway with Bestselling Author Victoria Alexander!

Thanks to Author Marketing Experts, I have the opportunity to giveaway a chance to attend a live chat on November 6th with bestselling romance author Victoria Alexander, plus copies of her upcoming book What Happens at Christmas.

A little about the book...


- On Sale and at the Top of Everyone’s Christmas Gift Lists October 2012 -

“Alexander’s divine Victorian Christmas confection provides an abundance of wit and warmth… This star belongs at the top of the tree.” – Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW for What Happens at Christmas

#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander has for years been a force in the world of historical romance. This holiday season, she gifts readers with WHAT HAPPENS AT CHRISTMAS, a passionate Victorian English holiday romance filled with her signature wit and warmth. In it, a beautiful widow finds her plan for a Christmas proposal going perfectly awry.

Camille, Lady Lydingham, knows what she wants for Christmas—an official engagement to a handsome prince. The prince insists on getting her family’s approval first, which leaves the lovely widow with a problem. The last thing Camille wants is for him to meet her unconventional relatives. But with the aid of a troupe of actors, Camille can pull off a Christmas deception of massive proportions.

At least until Grayson Elliot shows up. A dozen years ago, their romance ended at her mother’s insistence. Now he’s back, playing absolute havoc with her scheme—and with her heart. Because for Grayson, losing Camille once was quite bad enough. Losing her twice? Unthinkable.

And he’ll find a way to show her they belong together—this season, and every Christmas yet to come…

New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award-winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much more fun than real life. Since the publication of her first book in 1995, she has written twenty-five full-length novels and six novellas. Her books have hit the top ten on the New York Times bestseller list and regularly appear on the USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She has twice been nominated for the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award. She lives in Omaha, NE.

Please visit her at


Now, what about this unique giveaway? Not only are books involved, but our first place winner will also have a chance to attend the live chat with Victoria Alexander on November 6th!

A few rules...

For the winner of the seat the live chat...

You must be registered at least 48 hours prior to the event and  have a Google+ account in order to participate in the event. It's really easy!
Hint: Anyone with Gmail or other Google account is already set up to activate Google+.

Anyone can set up a Google+ account here:

When logged in to Google+, connect with Author Marketing Experts by going to this page:

On the day of the event, you will need to log in to Google+ 5-10 minutes prior to the 6:00pm PST start time. Anyone not logged in at least 5 minutes early risks losing their seat!

So, here are the details for the giveaway...

First Place Prize:  The seat at the live chat, plus a copy of Victoria's new book What Happens at Christmas.

There will be an additional 4 winners - each one will win a copy of the book.

That's a total of 5 winners (with first place getting a chance to attend the chat and the book)!

So, what do you need to do to enter? Here are the rules...

1) Fill out the form below with a valid email address.

2) For an extra entry, please follow this blog (please let me know how you follow - older followers are fine, too!)

3) For an extra two entries, post this giveaway on your blog.

4) For an extra entry, follow me on Twitter. (Check the sidebar for my link!)

5) For an extra two entries, tweet about this giveaway.

That's it...the giveaway begins on Thursday, October 11th (12:01 am est time) and ends on Friday, October 26th (12:01 am est time).

A winner will be chosen using Rafflecopter. I will send an email to the winner, who must respond within 3 days or a new winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Anyone who doesn't win a “seat” at the live chat is encouraged to participate by registering!

Anyone registered can tune in to a live stream of the chat on YouTube and submit questions/comments for the Victoria using a special Twitter hash tag.

Event registration:

At the time of the event participates should tune in here:

A YouTube account is not needed to view the live stream.

At the time of the event questions/comments can be sent in via Twitter using: #authorslive

A Twitter account is required to send in questions/comments.

To sign up for Twitter:

How to use hash tags:

Anyone registered will get an email from Author Marketing Experts 1 day prior to the event reminding him or her of all of the above information.


  1. Yvonne, I will post this giveaway in my blog's sidebar. Thank you for hosting this great giveaway and guest post. The author is obviously a very successful writer!

  2. With "old age" disappoint comes in many forms and this is one of them!

    I positively tech unsavy so I don't twitter, tweet or know how to connect with You Tube! In fact I don't even have a cell phone and am mad that none of the phone companies will give me my black rotary dial phone back!

    Let Victoria I'm sorry I won't be joining her but hope everyone has a great time!

  3. Thank you for the giveaway! Looks like such a lovely book.


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