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Monday, October 15, 2012

Second Chance: Live Chat Opportunity GIVEAWAY Plus Three Copies of What Happens At Christmas!!

Here is another chance for some lucky reader to share an online visit with Victoria Alexander to chat about writing, books, characters, the romance genre and more!

Victoria Alexander loves her readers but knows it’s impossible to get out to meet each of them. That’s why this #1 New York Times Bestselling Author is participating in two unique live video virtual events to help celebrate her latest book release:

LIVE CHAT Event dates: 
October 16 and November 6 at 6:00pm PST. 

Here is how we are participating at Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf.
  • There will be a winner for ONE SEAT at the Live event for EACH DATE plus a copy of the book;  
  • THREE additional winners will get copies of the new release.
The live chat events are being hosted by Author Marketing Experts as a Google+ hangout.

1) You must have a Google+ account and be able to participate at 6pm PST on the event night.
Hint: Anyone with Gmail or other Google account is already set up to activate Google+
If you don't already have one you can set up a Google+ account here:

2) To enter for October 16 you will have to act quickly. (I'm sorry I had internet difficulties so I lost the weekend to announce this and had to make a Flash for the first date.)  If you have a Google+ account (or will get one by tomorrow morning), AND you can attend on Tuesday 10/16 at 6pm PST (registering by 5:50pm PST) Please email me at mesreads AT between when this post goes live and 8am Central tomorrow morning (10/16). Put "October 16 Live Event with Victoria" (or similar wording) as the Subject of your email. I will use to pick ONE WINNER from the emails for the "Seat" at the October 16 event.

3) To enter for the "Seat" for the November 6th Event and the additional THREE book copies:

* This contest is only open to residents of US and Canada.
* No P.O. Boxes Please - for shipping reasons.
* Limit one win per household.
* This contest will close 10 PM (Central) on October 29, 2012.
The winner will be randomly selected from all entries.
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED on October 30, 2012.
Winners will have 72 hours to respond by email or the winners form linked in the announcement. 

Anyone who doesn't win is encouraged to register and tune in to a live stream of the chat on YouTube and submit questions/comments for Victoria using a special Twitter hash tag. See More Details below the Book and Author info, after the holiday divider bar.

- 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

Praise for Victoria Alexander’s Holiday Romances:
“This Victorian yuletide romance provides erotic sizzle and delectably cleaver dialogue on every page.” – USA Today

“I was swept up…it was refreshing to read a book in which the rugged leading man was determined to wed the love of his life, while the heroine is the one looking for a little fun. I relished every bit of this witty read.” – FIRST for Women

“Corsets will be loosened, indubitably.” – The News Tribune

“Smart and sexy, filled with witty banter and stellar writing, this lively Victorian jaunt pairs a free-thinking, unconventional heroine with a footloose hero in a glorious battle of the sexes.” – Library Journal

“A breezy, witty, romantic story. The perfect mood-setter for this winter season!” – B&N’s Heart 2 Heart Blog

Chicago Sun-Times named HIS MISTRESS BY CHRISTMAS one of the “10 Best Bet Holiday Gifts for the Book Lover” in 2011!


You can familiarize yourselves with Google Hangouts before hand; it’s very easy - if you can do Skype,  you can do this. More information about Google+ hangouts:

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 participants 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:

From AME and me:
Please don’t hesitate to ask questions, we want the events to be fun and easy for everyone involved. See you there!


  1. I just toured Victoria's website - it's wonderful - Love the Family Tree - I find them so helpful to keep track of things in a multi-book series.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  2. Just visited Victoria's website... its wonderful...
    What Happens At Christmas sounds a must read Christmas read to me... :)

  3. Since I like to travel, I enjoyed looking at the pictures of her "Where in the World is Victoria?" page.
    castings at mindspring dot com


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