August 15 would have been Heyer's 110th birthday and Sourcebooks is celebrating in style! Sourcebooks have now rereleased all 52 of her novels plus a couple of books about Heyer herself. Here are just some of the ways they are celebrating:
- All Available Georgette Heyer eBooks on sale for $2.99 from Tuesday August 14th – Monday August 20th! http://www.sourcebooks.com/readers/browse-our-lists/ebook-specials/1776-happy-birthday-ms-heyer-ebooks-for-299.html
- Get 30% off any Heyer print book during the whole month of August at the Sourcebooks store by using the coupon code HEYER at checkout! http://www.sourcebooks.com/store/fiction/georgette-heyer/
- Also, check out our Georgette Heyer Facebook page where we will be having discussions, parties and giveaways! http://www.facebook.com/thecompletegeorgetteheyer
In order to enter, we want to know how did you discover Georgette Heyer? Did you read your mum's copies, or did a friend recommend her? What's your favourite Heyer novel? Or if you haven't read her yet, why would you like to try reading her novels.
To get things started, I thought I would share my Heyer story.
I was originally introduced to Heyer when I went to my local romance bookstore and was browsing the shelves. The assistant was talking to me about what I like to read (historical romance being one of those things) and then she asked me if I had read Heyer. When I said no, she was rather insistent that I really, really needed to do so! I therefore bought a copy of Venetia. It is no reflection on her sales skills that I haven't actually read Venetia yet. Then Sourcebooks started to rerelease her books and so I started reading them. I really liked An Infamous Army, and books like Cotillion and since then I have gone on to read a mystery or two plus more and even went to a launch of Jennifer Kloester's biography of Heyer.
There are still plenty of Heyer books for me to read, but if I had to pick an absolute favourite of what I have read so far, it would be Devil's Cub.
Now it's your turn!
- to participate, just leave a comment telling us how you discovered Georgette Heyer. Don't forget to include your email address in your comment.
- one entry per household
- open to US and Canada only
- closes 26th August midnight GMT