Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Giveaway! The Orchid Affair by Lauren Willig

I have a brand new copy of Lauren Willig's exceptional novel, The Orchid Affair, up for grabs. It is not often I am able to offer an international giveaway, so I am pleased to announce that this will indeed be an international drawing!

Since this giveaway will be apart of the "Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop", hosted by Kathy @ I am a Reader not a Writer, the giveaway guidelines are a bit different than my normal entry procedure, so make sure you take a look at them.

Publish Date: January 2011
Format: Hardcover 416pp

Synopsis (From the Publisher):
"Pride and Prejudice lives on" (USA Today) in Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation series, which has been hailed for its addictive blend of history, romance, and adventure. In The Orchid Affair, Willig introduces her strongest heroine yet. Laura Grey, a veteran governess, joins the Selwick Spy School expecting to find elaborate disguises and thrilling exploits in service to the spy known as the Pink Carnation. She hardly expects her first assignment to be serving as governess for the children of Andre Jaouen, right-hand man to Bonaparte's minister of police. Jaouen and his arch rival, Gaston Delaroche, are investigating a suspected Royalist plot to unseat Bonaparte, and Laura's mission is to report any suspicious findings.

At first the job is as lively as Latin textbooks and knitting, but Laura begins to notice strange behavior from Jaouen-secret meetings and odd comings and goings. As Laura edges herself closer to her employer, she makes a shocking discovery and is surprised to learn that she has far more in common with Jaouen than she originally thought...

As their plots begin to unravel, Laura and Jaouen are forced on the run with the children, and with the help of the Pink Carnation they escape to the countryside, traveling as husband and wife. But Delaroche will stop at nothing to take down his nemesis. With his men hot on their trail, can Laura and Jaouen seal the fate of Europe before it's too late?"

Giveaway Guidelines:

~6 possible entries~

  • +1 entry for posting a comment with your e-mail and being a follower via Google Friend Connect (no comment with e-mail and follow via GFC = no entry)
  • + 3 entries for adding a link to this giveaway on the sidebar of your blog. (please post link with your comment)
  • + 2 entries for tweeting about this giveaway (please post link with your comment)  

~Please post all your entries in one comment, thanks :)
~This giveaway will be INTERNATIONAL!
~Ends April 25th~

Good Luck everyone!

Copyright © 2011 Svea Love. All Rights Reserved.


Shirley said...

This sounds like a historical fiction novel I would enjoy reading. A little mystery...sounds good. I am a GFC follower. Please enter me in the contest.

Jel said...

id love to win, enter me pls :)

punkme15 at gmail dot com

Birgit said...

Awww, that books sounds intriguing!
Following on GFC!

danaan at gmx dot at

TheGirlOnFire said...

This is great, please enter me!

GFC follower


thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I love this book! Thank you for the giveaway!
+1 GFC
+2 tweet!/LiederMadchen

buddyt said...

Thank you for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

Much appreciated.

Hope you have a very happy Easter weekend.

I am a follower via GFC

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Mystica said...

I have to win this! sorry everyone else!!! Please count me in. Thank you for sharing.


Deborah Swift said...

This looks great - as you know I'm a big orchid fan!
following on GFC
+ tweet
+ blog sidebar

ArtemisG said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Easter!!!
GFC follower as Diana

artgiote at gmail dot com

Kulsuma said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This sounds great!
GFC follower.
+3 Sidebar link:

Amy said...

I am loving Lauren Willig right now. Can't wait to get my hands on this book! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

tiger_fan_1997 AT yahoo DOT com

Damla said...

I follow your blog, thanks.


annabell_lee_dk (at)

Literary Chanteuse said...

I have had my eye on this one for a while! Yeah thanks!


Krystal Larson said...

I'm a follower, I posted on my blog:

Icecream1891Krystal Larson

I tweeted: Confessions and Ramblings Giveaway!

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Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Hi! I am an old follower.


I am participating in the hop as well so hop on by and enter my giveaway :)

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

This is the only book of Willig's I don't have, so I'd love the opportunity to win a copy.

Thanks! I'm a follower.


Michelle Stockard Miller said...

I'm working on collecting her books after reading The Mischief of the Mistletoe several months ago and loving it. Thanks for the chance!

Old GFC follower



Unknown said...

new GFC follower thanks I love to read and win. lisapeters at yahoo dot com

Simply Stacie said...

GFC follower

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

LK said...

Love the sound of this book, I am a google follower also.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the international giveaway! :) I'm an old GFC follower.
kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

+1 tweet:

kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

~ Babs ~ said...

What a nice giveaway would love to read it. I am a new GFC follower ( Barbara Hightower )

Bhitwr at gmail dot com

Dinda said...

Thanks for the giveaway !!!
Please count me in. I'm a GFC follower (Dinda_SI).

tweet :!/dien_da/status/60938838230568960


Suzy, The Grey Brunette said...

This certainly sounds like an intriguing novel. I'd love to be included in the giveaway!
I'm a GFC Friend and I've tweeted the link (!/suzy_turner/status/60963451647954944)

JessS said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway. GFC Follower - JessS.


mariska said...

I would like to read this book please :)

- A gfc follower !

uniquas at ymail dot com

Janelle said...

Sounds like an intriguing read! GFC follower!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this wonderful Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop Giveaway!

Kristen said...

I'm a GFC follower


BurtonReview said...

Ohh.. great giveaway! I am collecting these and need to add this to my pile! I am a follower!

katsrus said...

Sounds really good. Pretty cover.
GFC follower.
Sue B

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lovely book

I am a GFC follower mk261274

mk261274 at gmail dot com

Sassy said...

Sounds like a book that I would be very interested to read. Thank you.

GFC follower
sassysasha817 at gmail dot com

Devony said...

Sounds fantastic! thanks! GFC follower! wilsondev(at)gmail(dot)com

Cindy said...

Happy Easter! Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. I hope this book hops my way. Love historical fiction can't get enough.
I'm a GFC follower - Cindy Macbeth

cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

The L-I Headmaster said...

GFC Follower.
Posted the giveaway to my sidebar:

Total entries: 6


Gian Faye
mynameisgianfaye *at* gmail *dot* com

Rex Robot Reviews said...

Thanks for the giveaway! GFC - Rex Robot Reviews

rexreadingrobot at gmail dot com

Shanese La'Tia said...

coubt me in GFC follower (Bo0kJuni3)

Serene said...

I love historical romance!! Am so glad i happen to hop over! Had follow your blog via GFC~

my email add is serenekua AT gmail DOT com

thanks for the chance

IngaSilberg said...

Thanks you for the giveaway!
I love historical romance!

Following you with GFC inga
email is: inga(dot)kupp(at)gmail(dot)com

inga from

Louisa @ Words I Write Crazy said...

Hi! I love books! They're the best!!!!
I'm a GFC folower as Louisa, I bloged about this giveaway here:
and I tweeted it here:!/lpcoolgirl/status/61538342747115520

For 6 entries, and my email is and thanks!

Mary @SweepingMe said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
I am following GFC.

Mary_Reiss @

Unknown said...

I can't wait to read this book!

I am a new GFC follower - lastnerve

June M. said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

GFC follower: June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

Thank you for the giveaway! :)

GFC-Christine Davis

ceeenndee at gmail dot com

Sakira said...

+1 GFC Follower - Sakira

+ 3 entries for adding a link to this giveaway on the sidebar of your blog.

+ 2 entries for tweeting about this giveaway (please post link with your comment)!/SummersKris/status/61671789708840961

Thanks for the giveaway!

elfdrop AT gmail DOT com

mamabunny13 said...

I would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

I follow you via gfc

mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

+1 entry for posting a comment with your e-mail and being a follower via Google Friend Connect --Kimmie, Nola

+ 2 entries for tweeting about this giveaway (please post link with your comment)!/Bakin_Goddess/status/61696046799138816

blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com

Mary Preston said...

I follow GFC - Mary Preston.

The book looks amazing. Fingers crossed.


Ricki said...

I am a new GFC follower (rickimc).

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the international giveaway

+1 GFC follower "Welzen"

+ 3

+ 2!/elblogdewelzen/status/61923400754532352

welzen [at]hotmail [dot] com

Judy said...

I love your blog and all the books you giveaway.

I am a follower-GFC-judy


Unknown said...

This book looks really good. Thanks for the giveaway.
GFC follower
+2 tweeted!/mbreakfield/status/61973801512075264

Ruth said...

gfc follower (Ruth)

Ruth said...!/ruthhill74/status/61988515755474944


Ruth said...

tweeted entry 2!/ruthhill74/status/61988515755474944

Laura H. said...

Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop!
+1 Already follow via GFC (MamaHendo3).
+2 Tweeted giveaway:!/MamaHendo3/status/62005155129868288


Aik said...

+1 I'm a follower.
+2 Tweeted:!/aikchien/status/62024568986009600

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

great giveaway!
GFC follower- Krysta Banco


p7 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I follow on GFC as p7.

catarina_romeira at hotmail dot com

CaroleM said...

I'm a follower on GFC
carolejm at gmail dot com

Hannah said...

Enter me, please! GFC: Hannah

Thank you!

Krystal Larson said...

I am a follower-and also hosting the Hop :) Blogged about your giveaway, thank you for this chance!

Krystal Larson said... I am a follower and also hosting the Hop! I blogged about your giveaway!

IandSsmom said...

Thank you for the giveaway!!
GFC Shannon Johnson

Meredith said...

I've seen a lot of good reviews of the Pink Carnation series. I haven't read any of them yet though!

meredithfl at gmail dot com
GFC follower

dakotagirl16 said...

I can't wait to read this book! It looks amazing :)
I tweeted:

AimeeKay said...

GFC Follower-aimee

Thanks for the giveaway!

Alexis Amelotte said...

GFC - Lexie

holls said...

GFC Holly wright
hollybwright at comcast dot net

KC said...

I love this series! :) Great giveaway
New GFC follower

Stacey said...

Book looks and sounds amazing.
i'm a GFC follower (Stacey Clifford)

Nadea Ruzmen said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

I'm a follower through GFC.

nadz_nnr (at) hotmail (dot) com

Ren said...

Thanks for the giveway!

+1 GFC follower and comment too
+ 2 tweeted :!/r3n87/status/62529774135943168

Happy Easter!
sawamura_foxman AT yahoo DOT com

Stacie said...

I'm a GFC follower :)


Stacie said...

I tweeted :)!/StacieBromley/status/62578776533512192


Stacie said...

I tweeted :)!/StacieBromley/status/62578776533512192


Toni said...

Thanks for participating!!

GFC Follower: Toni Steiner

tsteinerid (

Wolf Bear said...

Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Hop.
Old GFC Follower.
2much2reid {at} comcast {dot} net

Kaity said...

Thanks for a great giveaway, I'd love to win! I'm a new gfc follower: Kaity Gatchell and I tweeted your giveaway:!/bittenbooks/status/62614382533812224

IdentitySeeker said...

Hi:) Thanks for the great giveaway:)
+1 I'm a GFC follower: Identity Seeker
+2 Tweeted:!/SweetNSensible/status/62661056052477952


Carina L. Tai said...

What a charming giveaway! I'm a new GFC Follower: Carina L. Tai.

andrea b said...

thanks for the giveaway! the book looks interesting :)
following on gfc as "andrea b"


Anonymous said...

This book is on my Wish List. I have several of the other books in the series. Thanks for participating in the hop.

I am a GFC Follower as librarypat. +1

I follow on Twitter as pbbearclaw.
Tweeted the giveaway: +2

librarypat AT comcast DOT net

Lisa said...


GFC Follower

lhoffpauir at gmail

Ramblings of a Part time Druid said...

sounds very interesting.
gfc follower