Congrats, Carole! I’ll be emailing you today to work out the mailing details! Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway! I look forward to doing more in the future.
The details of the giveaway are pretty straightforward:
The prize: (1) copy of the newly published paperback, Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye!
Start date: NOW!!!
End date: February 28th, 2017 at Midnight EST
To enter: Just leave a comment at the bottom of this post by the end date (see above!)
To qualify: You MUST have a US mailing address.
The winner will be selected by random draw by yours truly and announced here by March 3rd. Once the winner has been selected, I will forward their mailing information to the publisher. The publisher will be mailing the prize directly.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments. Thanks!
About the book:
Imagine Jane Eyre confessing: “Of all my many murders, committed for love and for better reasons, the first was the most important.” So begins JANE STEELE, Lyndsay Faye’s bold and brilliant re-casting of Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel. Faye, the critically acclaimed author of the Timothy Wilde trilogy (The Gods of Gotham, Seven for a Secret, and The Fatal Flame) and Dust and Shadow, gives us a heroine from the mid-nineteenth century who is ready for the twenty-first. She refuses to be victimized, insists on living life on her own terms, and not only pursues but defends the man she wants. The fact that she leaves several corpses in her wake, as a serial killer on the side of justice, makes for a deliciously satirical historical romance that is at once raucous and refined.
Selected Praise for JANE STEELE:
“[Jane Steele’s] crimes are wonderfully entertaining.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“An entertaining riff on Jane Eyre…sheer mayhem meets Victorian propriety.”
“Jane Eyre gets a dose of Dexter. In a story that’s equal parts romance, thriller, and satire, the Brontë heroine is made over into a fighter with a shadowy past.”
“A thrill ride of a novel. A must read for lovers of Jane Eyre, dark humor, and mystery.”
“Delectable…Bronte fans and unfamiliar readers alike will be sucked into Jane’s rich story, filled with love and secrets a plenty. This book will take you on a dark and unforgettable journey.”
“Jane Steele is the hard-edged Jane Eyre you never knew you wanted…A Jane Eyre for our age, with a heroine who can wield both a knife and a well-placed insult. That her crimes are endearing instead of alienating is both a tribute to Faye’s deceptively charming style and to Jane’s sturdy yet pliant moral code. Who could begrudge a few casualties when you’re having this much fun?”
“This book scratched all my favorite itches: Victoriana, feminist rage, and excellent, gut-punch sentences. You’ll love this Jane just as much as you love the original.”
“Faye’s skill at historical mystery was evident in her nineteenth-century New York trilogy, but this slyly satiric stand-alone takes her prowess to new levels. A must for Brontë devotees; wickedly entertaining for all.”
—Booklist (starred review)
“Young Jane Steele’s favorite book, Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, mirrors her life both too little and too much…In an arresting tale of dark humor and sometimes gory imagination, Faye has produced a heroine worthy of the gothic literature canon…”
—Library Journal (starred review)