1890s Etiquette for Engaged Couples

1890s Etiquette for Engaged Couples

Today I’m over at Misterio Press, talking about what was considered proper conduct for engaged couples in the late-nineteenth century. Since Concordia Wells is an engaged lady in Beloved and Unseemly (book 5 of the series, and just released), it seemed a fitting topic!

1890s Courtship Etiquette

Hope you can join us!

~Kathy

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Beloved and Unseemly Release Day!

Beloved and Unseemly Release Day!

It’s release day for Beloved and Unseemly! The book has been available for pre-order for the last few weeks. For those who have already ordered it, thank you! The book should now be loaded onto your e-reader. I hope you enjoy Concordia’s latest adventure.

Haven’t ordered the book, but interested in learning more about book #5 of the Concordia Wells Mysteries? Here’s the teaser:

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A stolen blueprint, a dead body, and wedding bells….
Change is in the air at Hartford Women’s College in the fall of 1898. Renowned inventor Peter Sanbourne—working on Project Blue Arrow for the Navy—heads the school’s new engineering program, and literature professor Concordia Wells prepares to leave to marry David Bradley.

The new routine soon goes awry when a bludgeoned body—clutching a torn scrap of the only blueprint for Blue Arrow—is discovered on the property Concordia and David were planning to call home.

To unravel the mystery that stands between them and their new life together, Concordia must navigate deadly pranks, dark secrets, and long-simmering grudges that threaten to tear apart her beloved school and leave behind an unseemly trail of bodies.

Available at your favorite online bookseller (buttons are clickable):

Quote-a-day Countdown Giveaway

 

I started “The Twelve Days of Concordia” on October 22nd as a countdown between the time that Beloved and Unseemly was available for pre-order and its release date of November 1st.

Details of the contest can be found here:

The Twelve Days of Concordia Giveaway!

 

You all have been so supportive – subscribing, tweeting, sharing on Facebook, and replying in the comments sections. I’ve been keeping a tally along the way for the random drawing, and of course my loyal subscribers were added automatically to the drawing, too!

(Psst…want to subscribe? Click below)

Thank you to everyone who participated. I wish I could give books to you all!

 

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Without further ado, here are the winners, selected via Random.org:

Terry Alford, Karen McFarland, Tresa Flynn, bendad2, ktnsteve, pragalba, dogmysteries, Celeste Schiller: your choice of any ebook or audiobook in the Concordia Wells series (including the new release!)

Patricia Rickrode, Jeanne Moattari: your choice of any ebooks/audiobooks

Mary Phillippou: your choice of any 2 ebooks/audiobooks, and a signed paperback copy of Beloved and Unseemly

Gail Malane: GRAND PRIZE! All 5 ebooks in the series and a signed paperback copy of Beloved and Unseemly 

Congrats to the winners! I’ll be sending each of you an email or Facebook private message (depending upon what info I have), asking for your preferred titles, file type, and (in two cases, for the paperbacks) your snail mail address.

A Special Request: Please Consider Posting a Book Review!

Reviews bring visibility on bookseller sites such as Amazon. Indie authors such as myself rely upon these online booksellers to promote our work when a prospective reader visits the site. From what I’ve learned, 50 is the magic number of reviews it takes for Amazon to start making our books more visible when customers browse.

Can you help? If you have purchased and read any of my books via Amazon (or anywhere else), you can post a review! And we’re not talking about anything lengthy or profound. Just your honest rating (number of stars), and a sentence or two. But it will make all the difference.

Happy November, everyone, and thanks so much for your support!

Until next time,

Kathy

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Day 12: The Twelve Days of Concordia

Day 12: The Twelve Days of Concordia

Welcome to Day 12 of the quote-a-day countdown giveaway, to celebrate the November 1st release of Beloved and Unseemly! To learn more about the lady professor’s adventures in book #5, along with details of the contest and prizes, click here:

The Twelve Days of Concordia Giveaway!

It’s the final day, you guys! Are you excited? Tomorrow I announce the 12 winners of the giveaway, and those of you who have already pre-ordered Beloved and Unseemly will find it -poof!- on your tablets, ready to read. I suspect that Concordia would have been a big fan of our e-reader technology. *wink*

Okay, on to the final quote!

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Forward we go!

If you are celebrating Halloween today in your corner of the world, I hope you have a spooky-fun time!

See you tomorrow,

Kathy

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Days 10 and 11: The Twelve Days of Concordia

Days 10 and 11: The Twelve Days of Concordia

Welcome to Days 10 and 11 of the quote-a-day countdown giveaway, to celebrate the November 1st release of Beloved and Unseemly! To learn more about the lady professor’s adventures in book #5, along with details of the contest and prizes, click here:

The Twelve Days of Concordia Giveaway!

Yeah, yesterday kind of slipped by me…the weather was so nice, and I had a ton of yard work (my back is paying for that right now, ugh). But judging from the search terms popping up in my blog stats, y’all are more interested in looking at barfing pumpkins right now, LOL.

So, time to do a little catching up…the contest ends tomorrow! Here is yesterday’s quote:

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Uh-oh…

Here’s the quote for today:

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A little tough love from the lady professor.

That’s it until tomorrow! Thanks for following along!

~Kathy

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Day 9: The Twelve Days of Concordia

Day 9: The Twelve Days of Concordia

Welcome to Day 9 of the quote-a-day countdown giveaway, to celebrate the November 1st release of Beloved and Unseemly! To learn more about the lady professor’s adventures in book #5, along with details of the contest and prizes, click here:

The Twelve Days of Concordia Giveaway!

Today’s quote comes from a dinner conversation:

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Hmm, seems a bit awkward….

Happy Friday, and thanks for following along. Just a few more days before I announce the winners!

~Kathy

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Day 8: The Twelve Days of Concordia

Day 8: The Twelve Days of Concordia

Welcome to Day 8 of the quote-a-day countdown giveaway, to celebrate the November 1st release of Beloved and Unseemly! To learn more about the lady professor’s adventures in book #5, along with details of the contest and prizes, click here:

The Twelve Days of Concordia Giveaway!

Ready for today’s quote? Trouble seems to be brewing at Hartford Women’s College:

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Brace yourself, Mr. Langdon.
See you tomorrow, and thanks again for helping spread the word!

~Kathy
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Day 7: The Twelve Days of Concordia

Day 7: The Twelve Days of Concordia

Welcome to Day 7 of the quote-a-day countdown giveaway, to celebrate the November 1st release of Beloved and Unseemly! To learn more about the lady professor’s adventures in book #5, along with details of the contest and prizes, click here:

The Twelve Days of Concordia Giveaway!

After reading six days of excerpts about the mystery and Concordia’s day-to-day doings at the college, you may have been wondering about her love life. So I’ll just put this out there:

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Woo-HOO, is it getting warm in here?

See you tomorrow, and thanks again for helping spread the word!

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Day 6: The Twelve Days of Concordia

Day 6: The Twelve Days of Concordia

Welcome to Day 6 of the quote-a-day countdown giveaway, to celebrate the November 1st release of Beloved and Unseemly. To learn more about the lady professor’s adventures in book #5, along with details of the contest and prizes, click here:

The Twelve Days of Concordia Giveaway!

Here is today’s quote…uh-oh, looks like Concordia’s getting an earful!

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Well,  I suppose she’s heard that sort of thing on occasion….

Thanks so much for participating! By the way, if you’re looking for recipes to stay cozy in the chill weather or to celebrate Halloween, you’ll enjoy today’s post from Misterio Press! Included are two cocktail recipes of mine, one with alcohol and one without. Hope to see you there!

Stick-to-Your Ribs Weather

~Kathy

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