Saturday, November 08, 2014

The Falmouth Connection by Joana Starnes excerpt - with giveaway!


Today I welcome the lovely Joana Starnes to my blog, who asked me whether I would read an excerpt from her latest novel, The Falmouth Connection, and I was only too happy to oblige! There is also a giveaway, so watch for the details at the end of the post. I hope you enjoy my reading!

"Just as Mr. Darcy finally decides to propose to the enticing Miss Elizabeth Bennet, she is summoned to Falmouth, to meet a relation she never knew she had.
Thus, the ill-starred Hunsford proposal is avoided – but before he could even begin to understand his luck, adverse circumstances hasten to conspire against him, and Fitzwilliam Darcy is compelled to follow the woman he loves to the far reaches of Cornwall, into a world of deceit and peril where few – if any – are what they seem to be…"







And it is not everyday that you get a mention in the dedication - thank you Joana!







**GIVEAWAY - ends Tuesday 18th November**

In celebration of the release, the lovely Joana is offering 2 ebook copies of her story.

To enter, leave a comment below and the two winners shall be picked randomly.


Please leave your email address. I will then pass on the winners email addresses to Joana who will be in touch.


Good luck, and thank you again to Joana for offering this giveaway! And good luck with the book! I will be posting my review sometime in the near future as well!



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44 comments:

  1. I am so excited about this story line. Can't wait to read it!
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    1. So glad it caught your eye! Best of luck in the giveaway and thanks for taking part!

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  2. I have seen this in the kindle store and have long been intrigued and interested in reading it!
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    1. Hi, Amber
      Thanks, I'm so pleased you found it intriguing. Sophie's excellent reading adds so much more to the tension and emotion! Thanks for listening and commenting and good luck!

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  3. I want to read this book so bad. Thanks for the giveaway. Tresha_7atmsn.com

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    1. Hi, Tresha

      You're very welcome, and I hope you get to read it & that you like it when you do. Best of luck and thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I loved hearing Sophie read this excerpt. Her voice is a pleasure to listen to. I enjoyed this book immensely. It is nearly impossible to put down. Please do not enter me in the giveaway as I already have the book.

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    1. Her voice is wonderful, isn't it? And everything else too, the pace, the nuances. She's so good and I'm so happy to hear she's launching into reading JAFF audiobooks!

      Thanks for the comment, Debbie, it means so much to hear that you liked the book!

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    2. Thank you for your kind comment Deborah! And I am glad you are pleased Joana :)

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  5. Loved hearing the excerpt! Sounds like another book to add to the happily growing 'tbr' list!

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    1. So glad you liked the excerpt, Stacie. Sophie read it so beautifully!
      Thanks for listening and for taking part in the giveaway. Good luck!

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  6. Lovely reading. Please do not enter my name. I own the book and have read it twice already!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kathy, for stopping by to say that, it really makes my day to hear it!!! HUGE thanks and hugs, and I'm so happy you liked it!

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  7. Wow! Sophie, you do an outstanding job with the reading. And, you look beautiful too.

    Joana, this book moved right up to the top of my favorites along with The Journey and Pirates and Prejudice. That is out of the hundreds that I've read. I have it both in print and ebook so please do not enter me in the giveaway. I am jealous for the winners who have yet to read it. What a delightful few hours they have to look forward to. It is truly that good. Best of wishes for tons of sales and new additions to your fan base. You deserve it.

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    1. She has such a wonderful voice, doesn't she, Joy (sorry we're talking about you as though you weren't here, Sophie ;) ). And not just the voice, but the diction, the cadence, the stops for effect in all the right places. Just wonderful! You need to get that equipment fitted, wired in and ready for action, Sophie!

      SO GLAD you liked the book Joy! Thanks again for all your amazing support, and yours too Sophie, you're wonderful, both of you!!

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    2. Thank you both Joy and Joana for such lovely and kind comments! I am in production!

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  8. Thanks for another chance to win The Falmouth Connection, Joana. I like it when Lizzy and Darcy are in unfamiliar territory and depend on each other for company... or not.

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    1. So pleased you picked up on that, yes, it's just as you say. They're both on unfamiliar territory, and their previous acquaintance should mean something... shouldn't it? ;)

      Thanks for stopping by and best of luck!

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  9. Lovely, Sophie. You do such a fantastic job. I can't wait to hear more that you are reading! Good for you and best wishes on this new endeavor.

    Joana, the book sounds fabulous but then I expected no less. Can't wait to read it.

    No need to enter me in the giveaway, Sophie.

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    1. Thanks so much for the wonderful comment and for all your amazing support, Janet. Hugely appreciated, as always. It means an awful lot to me!

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  10. I would like to enter the drawing! jcn (at) centurytel.net One question - I will be away from my computer all of next week. On the slight chance I win a copy, how long do you wait for a winner to contact you?

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    1. If you're one of the winners, Jennie, we'll definitely wait for you to come back, don't worry! Thanks so much for taking part, have a good week next week and best of luck!

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  11. Was on Amazon buying some of Joana's books when I discovered this blog. So, thanks Joana for pointing me this way since I really enjoyed Sophie's reading. Two great discoveries-the book and your blog, Sophie. Please enter me in the drawing: tcroft726@me.com

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    1. Sophie's voice really works for JAFF, doesn't it? So glad you've made the discoveries and thanks for taking part in this giveaway! Best of luck!

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    2. Thank you so much for such a lovely comment! and I am glad you enjoyed finding my blog - lovely to have you!

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  12. Very visually appealing site--can't wait to dive into all the information. Love the wallpaper and especially the title--makes me laugh. One of Lizzie's most appealing qualities.

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    1. My thoughts entirely, Sophie's blog is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
      Thanks for stopping by to listen and good luck in the giveaway!

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  13. Bought this book last week. Looking forward to reading this story soon..

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    1. Thanks, Carol! That's so kind of you to come and let me know!!! I hope you'll like it and that you enjoyed listening to Sophie's lovely voice.
      Have a great day :)

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  14. Sophie's reading makes it intriguing to want to read the novel. It is on my wish list and don't enter me into the contest as I don't have an e-reader. Good luck in all your future novels and I know this one will be excellent as all your others are so great!

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    1. Thanks, MaryAnn :) I love the way Sophie read it, it adds so much excitement and drama, and she's got the perfect voice for it and impeccable diction. Thanks so much for the wonderful words, you're so very very kind. Hugs!

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    2. Thank you so much, both of you, for such lovely comments!

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  15. I would love to win this book! I have enjoyed each of the excerpts I have read/heard. They have drawn me in. Thanks for doing the giveaway. pemberley96@gmail.com

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    1. Love your email address ;) Thanks for stopping by to listen and take part in the giveaway. So glad to hear that the excerpts have drawn you in. Best of luck and I hope you'll like it!!

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  16. I, too, would love to win this! Please consider me for the drawing. GinnaSaisQuoi at verizon dot net

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    1. Hi! So glad the story caught your eye! Good luck and thanks for taking part.

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  17. I would love to win thank you for the great giveaway. crazycatlady58@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. Good luck and I hope you'll like it!

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  18. Love to win a copy Joana, I've had my eye on this on Amazon! Thanks! cherritrotter@yahoo.com

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