Gothic Giveaway: Two Page-Turning Novels
Looking for a thrilling read to celebrate the autumn season? Here are not one, but two Gothic Giveaways!
Enter for a chance to win a signed paperback copy of my novel The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë and Kris Waldherr’s new release Unnatural Creatures: A Novel of the Frankenstein Women.
Read on for contest details!
About The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë by Syrie James
In this “can’t-miss novel for Brontë fans and historical fiction buffs alike” (Sacramento Book Review), you’ll be treated to a story in Charlotte’s own words about her journey from obscurity in the wilds of Yorkshire to her acclaim as the author of Jane Eyre, one of the most beloved books in the English language. Discover what motivated Charlotte to write Jane Eyre—and, astonishingly, how many parts of it are autobiographical.
Meet Charlotte’s talented and equally driven sisters Emily and Anne; their drug addicted brother Branwell; their eccentric father Patrick; Monsieur Heger, the Belgian professor Charlotte adored but could never have; and Arthur Bell Nicholls, the Irishman who loved Charlotte for years before he had the nerve to propose.
The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë—deeply compelling and intensely researched—explores the passionate heart and unquiet soul of Charlotte Brontë. It is Charlotte’s story, just as she might have written it herself.
Available in trade paperback, e-book, and an award-winning audiobook narrated by Bianca Amato.
PRAISE AND AWARDS FOR THE SECRET DIARIES OF CHARLOTTE BRONTË by Syrie James
Winner, Audiobook Audie Award
Women’s National Book Association Great Group Read
“Syrie James takes the biography of Brontë and sketches it into a work of art.” —Sacramento Book Review
“Syrie’s story of Charlotte offers it all: longing and yearning, struggle and success, the searing pain of immeasurable loss, and the happiness of a love that came unbidden and unsought. I did not want this story to end.” —Jane Austen’s World
“Readers will be glued to its pages from start to finish. Syrie James’s extensive research shows all throughout the book. The style in which the novel is written imitates Charlotte Brontë’s.” —Bronte Blog
To enter Syrie’s giveaway, scroll to the bottom of this post and leave a comment!
About Unnatural Creatures: A Novel of the Frankenstein Women by Kris Waldherr
For the first time, the untold story of the three women closest to Victor Frankenstein—his mother Caroline, bride Elizabeth, and servant Justine—is revealed in a dark and sweeping reimagining of Frankenstein by the acclaimed author of The Lost History of Dreams and Doomed Queens.
Stunningly written and exquisitely atmospheric, Unnatural Creatures shocks new life into Mary Shelley’s beloved gothic classic by revealing the feminine side of the tale. You’ll never view Victor Frankenstein and his monster the same way again.
Available in e-book, hardcover, softcover, and audiobook narrated by Barrie Kreinik.
PRAISE AND AWARDS FOR UNNATURAL CREATURES by Kris Waldherr
“Worthy of comparison to Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea . . . Unnatural Creatures is a splendid achievement from a writer at the height of her powers.”—Historical Novels Review (Editors’ Choice)
“Lushly atmospheric and rich with historical authenticity, Unnatural Creatures is a riveting Gothic tale that I devoured in one sitting . . . An inspired reimagining that was impossible to put down.” –Mimi Matthews, USA Today bestselling author of The Siren of Sussex
“A thrilling, extraordinary tour de force that imagines new depths to the Frankenstein story.” —Syrie James, USA Today bestselling author of The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen and the Audie award-winning The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë
HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAYS*
To enter Kris Waldherr’s giveaway of Unnatural Creatures CLICK HERE.
To enter Syrie’s giveaway, simply leave a comment below with your name today! (If you wish, share why you’d like to read The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë, and/or what book(s) you’ve read lately that you found enthralling!)
*U.S. residents only. Contest runs through November 1, 2022. Winners will be chosen at random November 2, 2022 and notified by email. Please include your email address. By entering this giveaway, you agree to be subscribed to Syrie’s mailing list, if you aren’t subscribed already. You can easily unsubscribe at any time.
UPDATE: WINNER ANNOUNCED
The WINNER of my Gothic Giveaway via a random drawing is: Erin who left a comment on October 18.
Congratulations to Erin who won a signed copy of my novel THE SECRET DIARIES OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE.
Thank you so much to everyone who entered the giveaway. I so appreciate your enthusiastic response! Even if you didn’t win this time, please check out my list of published novels to see if one strikes your fancy. THE SECRET DIARIES OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE and my 13 other books are available in print, e-book, and audio book formats for your reading pleasure. Happy autumn!
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