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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Midwinter Sonata series by Ellen L. Ekstrom - SPOTLIGHT + GIVEAWAY!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers...the place to be when you want to know what's on the menu (BOOKS!) but only just.  Hey, an air of mystery is good for the soul AND the reading palette.  ^_^

Today, we are shining the spotlight on a new-to-me series that upon first glance...sounded simply intoxicating.  The elements mentioned, the world alluded to, and hey, even the covers sparkle in their simplistic beauty....but you don't have to just take my word for it.  I mean really, when have I ever stated anything remotely close to an opinion without further explanation?  ^_^  Too right.  

So, first order of business...a SPOTLIGHT on book 1 and book 2 of the Midwinter Sonata series from author Ellen L. Akstrom via Central Avenue Publishing.  WARNING:  You may want to clear a spot on your wish list for these.  Just sayin'.  Ready?  Set?  READ!

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Midwinter Sonata, Book 1:

Alice Martin discovers herself in a quaint English shop. Iconic historical figures appear no sooner than she thinks of them; they come and go, offering advice – unwanted, but always interesting. While there, Alice learns that she can change definitive moments in her history, to correct mistakes made in two important relationships: with her first love, Quinn Radcliffe, a sensitive classical musician destined for the concert halls of the world, and with Donovan Trist, a charming archaeologist with New England blue-blood and expensive scotch in his veins. Each has a hold on Alice, and what she is compelled to undertake begins a momentous and sometimes painful journey. Throughout her travels, Alice is linked to love by a melody, the luminous and evocative Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. As she seeks answers and happiness, Alice knows one thing is for certain – this is not a trip to Wonderland, but deep into her heart and soul.

AMAZON   |   APPLE   |   BARNES & NOBLE   |   KOBO   |   SONY

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Midwinter Sonata, Book 2:

When Quinn Radcliffe shows up in a village somewhere in the Cotswolds or Dorset, he knows he's been there before. It's a place out of a Thomas Hardy novel - or the imagination. There's the Curiosity Shop with The Proprietress and her famous guests, the church at the end of the lane, and unbelievable but necessary journeys that test and affirm. Now the conductor of a world-renowned orchestra, Quinn isn't surprised by his surroundings - the love of his life, Alice Martin, told him all about the village but he has always and secretly thought it was the best part of a dream she shared after her life-threatening illness. Until now. 
There are two sides to every love story. This is the other side of the haunting and poignant romance that began with "Tallis' Third Tune."

AMAZON   |   APPLE   |   BARNES & NOBLE   |   KOBO   |   SONY

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Enchanted yet?
Well I certainly was...and it prompted me to add these beauties to my to-be-read mountain for a feature later this year.  HOWEVER, I couldn't leave YOU in suspense about this set until then; I mean it just wouldn't be right...right?  ^_^  With that in mind, I give you PART TWO of today's post....

Thanks to the generosity of the folks at Central Avenue Publishing, I have the chance to bring you a wonderful opportunity.  How wonderful?  Oh, pretty wonderful, as in on a scale of 1 - 10, it would at the very least be a 9.99.  Curious?  As you should be.  The reason for the high level of "awesome" is the prize for you now have the chance to win a SIGNED digital copy of BOTH books!  *high fives all around*  I mean really, who out there prefers to start a series no matter how short halfway through?  _looks for hands...sees none_  Didn't think so.  To continue the fun, seeing as they are ebooks, this giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY, to all ages AND if that wasn't enough, the winner will get to choose the digital format they would prefer...that way no matter how you read your ebooks, you're covered.  Sound good, nay great?  Good.  Now, let's get you entered, shall we?

The prize:

SIGNED digital copies of both Tallis' Third Tune and Scarborough but Ellen L. Ekstrom via Central Avenue Publishing

How to enter...
Just fill in the form below and POOF!  You're in it to win it.
Of course, comments are always welcome too... ^_^

The rules...
OPEN INTERNATIONALLY.  Entries will be accepted starting today through Friday, April 19th, 2013 at midnight CST.  Winner will be drawn and contacted no later than Monday, April 21st, 2013...and seeing as this is an ebook giveaway I'll just pass along their address to the publisher for contact and prize send out.

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Special thanks to Meg over at Central Avenue Publishing for the chance to feature these titles (and so? You'll see...).  (THANKS!)  For more information on this series as well as their complete catalog, be sure to stop by their official site, stop by their blog, like them on Facebook, or follow along on Twitter.

Until next time...GOOD LUCK...and happy reading!


Felicity Grace Terry said...

Oh my goodness I do like the sound of these and the covers are great, simple and yet gorgeous.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

These sound absolutely delightful and this series it totally new to me , so thank you for spotlighting them. The synopsis of both have me curious about this historical fiction.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

I have to say I like the looks of the covers. I like the classic journal look. :) Thank you!

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