Thursday, January 17, 2013

Girly Book Blog Hop!

Location, Location, Location is the name of this blog hop! There is a link at the bottom of the post to hop to the next stops on the hop.

There is a grand prize for entering this hop! and lots of ways you can get a rafflecopter entry to win. I'm tossing a pdf of The Cinderella Substitute into the grand prize kitty for my contribution. Also leave a comment here for your chance to win an extra copy of The Cinderella Substitute!

I'm located in the Black Country - that's a small region in the heart of the UK.

Near my home is a former stately home -Himley Hall - once the home of the Earl of Dudley and the honeymoon destination of Princess Marina in the 1920's. Now it's open to the public and you can get married or hold a prom there.The grounds were designed by Capability Brown and host lots of community events, including the annual dragon races on the lake and the fireworks to celebrate Guy Fawkes failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

We have a castle that dates back to 1066 - it's a haunted ruin now thanks to Oliver Cromwell and the roundheads in the English Civil war. So lots of history! My books are also set in the UK. The Cinderella Substitute is set in Worcester - a city only 20 miles from my home and it also has scenes on the Dorset coast - another favourite visiting place.

Click here to enter the grand prize and to keep hopping and leave a comment here to win a pdf of The Cinderella Substitute!

12 comments:

laurie said...

thanks for the wonderful post! all of my family is from varying parts of the uk and i so adore the united kingdom

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Anonymous said...

I love British locales!

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Libby Mercer said...

How fabulous that you live so close to that gorgeous home that historic castle! I lived in London for 4 years and shamefully didn't set foot in a castle even once, but I'll be rectifying that in March when I return for my friends' wedding. (They're tying the knot in a castle just outside of Edinburgh.) Thanks for participating in the hop!!

Samantha Stroh Bailey said...

How incredible to live so close to a castle!

Kristin Vayden said...

Wow!!!That's amazing that you're so close! Soon I'll be visiting somewhere near there and I'll try to stop by and see the sight in person! kristinkatjoyceatgrmaildotcom

Gwen Ellery said...

I would love, love, love to have been married in that locale. Thanks for sharing it with us, Nell!

Claire McC said...

Another stately hall I've yet to visit. I love getting lost in the history of these beautiful buildings. I love imagining life as part of the family who would have once lived in them. Love The Cinderella Substitute's cover.

kimberly holgate said...

thanks for the hop i love books that are set in historical areas
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Julie Valerie said...

I dream of visiting the Lake District of England. Your post just caused me to nag my hubbie just a little bit more. I used to do business in London and Manchester once upon a time. ( I live in the US.)

I've really enjoyed hopping along!

Shan said...

Thanks for the hop!

scott wilcox said...

I love reading books set in other countries as long as the author doesn't go too much into minor details that those of us who have not visited can understand. I have read a few like that and every time I do, I tend to not read anything set in another country for awhile.

Thanks so much for sharing with us!
Marlena
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Nell Dixon said...

Thank you to everyone who stopped by, left a message and took time to enter. It was great hearing from all of you. My winner of the pdf of The Cinderella Substitute is Laurie. A copy of Lights, Camera, Poltergeist is also on it's way to Kimberly as she was the 600th liker over at my facebook page! Congratulations to both of you!