Monday, April 15, 2013

THE HEIRESS OF WINTERWOOD - Sarah E Ladd - One Free Book Plus More

Bio: In addition to a lifetime of writing and exploring fiction, Sarah has more than ten years of strategic marketing and brand management experience, including five years of marketing non-fiction books and three years of marketing the musical arts. She lives in Indiana and is blessed to share her life with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and very lovable Golden Retriever.

Welcome, Sarah. What made you choose the Regency Era to set your story in? Does the research come easy?
I have always loved British literature, especially nineteenth century British literature. I grew up reading Austen, Bronte, Keats, and Byron, so when I decided to write a novel of my own, the setting was an easy decision. And since I have always enjoyed reading about that time period, I love the research … it really fascinates me. There is always something new to learn and different treasures to discover.

Is this the first in a series, or a stand alone?
The Heiress of Winterwood is the first book in The Whispers on the Moors series. The 2nd book in the series will release in late 2013.

Do you have a favorite author from the Regency Era or story set then?
 My favorite author from that time period is definitely Jane Austen.

Which character gave you the most problems?
I don’t know if I would say he was a problem, but I was constantly tweaking Edward Littleton’s character and actions. I wanted to get him just right!

What's your favorite snack while you write?
COFFEE. If I am writing, there is a cup of coffee next to me.

Winter, spring, summer or fall?
I love the variety of seasons, so it is hard for me to pick just one. Every season has a beauty of its own.

Jewelry or not?
YES! I love jewelry.

Flip flops or sneakers?
Flip flops … especially cute ones. 

Please tell us about the story.
Darbury, England, 1814

Amelia Barrett gave her word. Keeping it could cost her everything.

Amelia Barrett, heiress to an estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend's baby. She'll risk everything to keep her word-even to the point of proposing to the child's father-a sea captain she's never met.

When the child vanishes with little more than an ominous ransom note hinting at her whereabouts, Amelia and Graham are driven to test the boundaries of their love for this little one.

Amelia's detailed plans would normally see her through any trial, but now, desperate and shaken, she's forced to examine her soul and face her one weakness: pride.

Graham's strength and self-control have served him well and earned him much respect, but chasing perfection has kept him a prisoner of his own discipline. And away from the family he has sworn to love and protect.

Both must learn to have faith and relinquish control so they can embrace the future ahead of them. 

How can my readers find you on the Internet?

Let’s connect!

Sarah Ladd is celebrating the release of The Heiress of Winterwood with a Downton Abbey Kindle Prize Pack Giveaway!

 One winner will receive:
  • A brand new Kindle Fire
  • Downton Abbey, seasons 1-3
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 30th. Winner will be announced on 5/2/13 {HERE}.

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The Heiress of Winterwood (Whispers On The Moors) - paperback
The Heiress of Winterwood (Whispers On The Moors) - Kindle

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pol said...

Sarah I love to read things about Jane Austen and your story looks great, hope to read it. thanks for sharing about yourself and the book today.
Paula O(
a reader in Ga

LadySaotome said...

Weird - it didn't ask me to sign in? Please disregard or delete the anonymous comment! *Sorry!*

I knew she proposed in this novel, but I didn't know about the baby disappearing. Adds a whole different level of tension to the plot!

I'd love to win this.

From the Black Hills of SD!

LadySaotome said...

And now the anonymous comment has disappeared. *sigh*

Cathy said...

I'd rather wear flip flops then sneaker too! Unfortunately summertime is the only time we can here.
Enjoyed your interview and can't wait to read this new book! I love this time period and setting. :)

Cathy from B.C. Canada

Heidi said...

I love reading books in this era!
Heidi, CA

beckie said...

I am going through a Jane Austen phase. This sounds like a must read.
Beckie from Kansas

Amy C said...

I love this interview. Heiress sounds fabulous!
Amy C

Leauphaun said...

Sounds like an awesome book!!

- Leauphaun from BC

RED~Scribe said...

The cover completely grabbed me. It's absolutely gorgeous. Looking forward to reading it!

Beth from BC

Sarah Ladd said...

Thank you for the kind words, and thank you, Lena for hosting me today!

Helen Morell-Bailey said...

This was a very interesting and complete interview which told us something of your book and of you.
To be writing with small children at home has got to be one of your main challenges. I know until my 3yo daughter gets into school I won't have time to myself:-) I would be terrified if my children disappeared and I know you can relate this story well. God bless.

Mary Preston said...

The research would be fun, but I'm sure I would be so easily distracted as this is a favorite time period of mine.

I'm looking forward to reading THE HEIRESS OF WINTERWOOD.

Mary P


rubynreba said...

The Heiress of Winterwood looks like a wonderful book. The cover is beutiful. Thanks for the chance to win this book.
Beth from Iowa

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live in ND

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Melody said...

Every time I see the cover of this book I wish it were in my hands to read! Maybe this time....

from Donna, TX heading to Nicaragua for the summer teams we're leading in!!!!

Heather Day Gilbert said...

I've been reading nothing but stellar reviews of this novel! Please sign me up for a chance to win! I'm a West Virginia Mountain Mama. heatherdaygilbert(at)gmail (dot)com.

Sylvia said...

I'm from NC and have had my eye on this book ever since I first read about it. Love Regency books and greatly enjoyed the first chapters from this book that I read online.


Sarah said...

Enter me!!
Sarah Richmond

Patty said...

Love the cover! I am really looking forward to reading this book.

Patty in SC

Breanna said...
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Abigail Richmond said...

Looks Great!!! Please enter me!

Blanch, N.C.

CentralEast2 said...

Looks interesting, would love to win

Marissa said...

I'm super duper excited to read this book! Looks so good!

Marissa from CO

Deborah D said...

I would to read this.

Deborah D from FL

Bookishqueen said...

I would love to win this!
Rebekah TN

Jean said...

Sounds wonderful! I would love to win this!

Jean Kropid
West Palm Beach, FL

Judy Cooper said...

I enjoyed the interview and I know I would enjoy the book. Please enter my name. Thank you, Judy C. in Louisiana.

Ginger Solomon said...
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Ginger Solomon said...

Would love to spell my words properly, thus the previous message's deletion. Anyway, this sounds like an interesting book an I'd love to win it.

Ginger in AL

Kandra said...

Sign me up!
Kandra in Tennessee

Jillian Kent said...

As a fellow writer of Regency novels this book and series is one I'm interested in reading. Love the title, cover, and plot. Have you tried Highland Grog Coffee yet? The smell will make you swoon. If I don't win I'll be buying it anyway. Congrats, Sarah. I'm sure this series will go far.


Marianne Barkman said...

I love reading about babies...this one sounds great, Sarah. ThanksmLena for the chance to win!

Marianne from Alberta


Katie G. said...

This one sounds amazing! Please enter me. I'm from NC.

Merry said...

Lovely cover! The Heiress of Winterwood sound like a wonderful romantic, mysterious story. Please add me!
Merry in TX

Sharon Richmond said...

Enter me!!
Sharon Richmond

Veronica Sternberg said...

This one looks amazing! I'm in MN.

KayM said...

I am looking forward to reading this book. Winning a copy would be great! I live in Tennessee.

Sharon M said...

Read the first few chapters on line - I am hooked! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.
Eagan MN

rubynreba said...

I look forward to reading this book. Thanks!
Beth from Iowa

Michelle said...

I want to read this one so badly. Please enter me.