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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Royal News

A Big Thank You to Sharon Lathan!

We hope you truly enjoyed Mr Darcy Week on Royal Reviews. Hosting author Sharon Lathan and discussing her wonderful books made this week one of our most successful and most fun yet. We'd like to once again say a big thank you to Sharon for extending the hand of friendship to the book blogging community. It has been such a sincere pleasure to get to know her and Mr Darcy a little better.

Most of the time, our themed weeks will be a collection of reviews in the same genre from our Royal Reviewers and Guest Bloggers. Occasionally though, we like to showcase the work of an author whose work we truly believe in. You can rest assured that everytime we spotlight an author on Royal Reviews, it's because the reviewer is absolutely in love with the books and wants to shout it from the rooftops!

This Week's Poll

This week, we'll be polling the style of reviews you most enjoy to read (eg long, short, spoilers). We would love your feedback and can't wait to see the results so we can tailer Royal Reviews to everyone's tastes. Keep an eye out for the left-hand sidebar.

The BBAW's

We are delighted to announce that Royal Reviews was nominated for a BBAW last week for Most Collaborative Book Blog! The BBAW's are a fantastic initiative run by a team of volunteers and are a wonderful way to support our growing book blogging community. Congratulations to everyone who received nominations. We look forward to voting for our favourite blogs in early September!

We're now on Twitter and Goodreads

Royal Reviews's book recommendations, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (to-read shelf)

In other news, you can now follow Royal Reviews on Twitter and Goodreads. Our Goodreads page is still under construction but we'd love to be your friend! When it's finished, it will list all the books that have been reviewed on Royals along with a link to the review and our wishlist of books yet to be released. Click either of the buttons above to find us before we find you first... ;-)

Competition Winners!

Thanks to Sharon Lathan and her publishers for hosting this week's giveaway (and thanks to Random.org for generating the winners)

Pride and Prejudice DVD: Armenia from Arm Load of Books

Both Book One and Two of Sharon Lathan's Darcy Saga: Ibeeeg from Mom - Musings & Michelle from Michelle's Diary

Congratulations ladies! You'll be receiving an email shortly requesting your postal address so we can have your goodies sent on.

This Week on Royal Reviews

Maharani of Mayhem and Mysteries

The Maharani of Mayhem & Mysteries - Liyana from Liyanaland - is back and promises a fantastic week of YA reviews. We love her fresh, young perspective on this increasingly popular genre and know that you'll really enjoy this week.

Until next week,

Princess of the Past


dolleygurl said...

Wow there is so much going on! Congrats on the BBAW nomination!

Michelle said...

congratulations on the nomination! and I won! WOW I never win. Awesome! I can't wait to read the books. :)

Armenia said...

Congratulations on the BBAW nomination.

Thank you so much for such an enjoyable week of Darcy. I really enjoyed all the reviews and topics that were brought up on one of JA's most beloved character and romantic couple.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on the BBAW nomination and congratulations to all the winners!

Sharon Lathan said...

I hardly know where to start! First I have to thank Alaine and the Royals for inviting me onto Royal Reviews and spotlighting that most manly of men: Mr. Darcy! I had a fabulous time and SO appreciate the chance to share my novels.

Congratulations to Armenia - you will LOVE the movie, if you haven't seen it already.

Congratulations to Ibeeeg and Michelle for winning BOTH my books! You two have serious reading material now! I hope you enjoy them and will look forward to hearing from you later.

**Just a short note to invite everyone to my website - www.darcysaga.net - where starting today I am celebrating the launch of Loving Mr. Darcy with fun, games, discussion, AND two chances to win a signed copy!**

Congratulations on the BBAW! Royal Reviews definitely deserves this award. The community of blogs that connects to Royal Reviews is amazing. Keep up the good works, ladies!

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Thank you so much Sharon, it was such a fun week and we really enjoyed having you join us! Can't wait for the release of The Darcys at Year's End!

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Almost forgot! Congratulations to the winner! You will love your prizes!

Teddyree said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners!!

Looks like everyone enjoyed the fun on Royal this week & more fun coming with the Maharani Liyana, ooh can't wait!

Linda Ellen said...

I have an award for the Royal Reviewers =)


and congrats on the BBAW nomination!

The Book Resort said...

Congratulations on the BBAW nomination!

The Book Resort said...

Thinking of you...


The Book Resort said...

Thank you, Sharon! I have to break out a new book to do my Books to Buy list or To Be Bought (TBB).

As always thank you, ladies.

Annie - Princess of the Past said...

Linda-Ellen and Diane - thank you for the lovely awards :-) We'll proudly put them up on next Sunday's post.

ibeeeg said...

I am so psyched that I won copies of Sharon Lathan's books. Thanks so much!

Congrats to Royal Reviews for your BBAW nomination. How neat! Hope you guys make the short-list and then win. *smile*

I love Goodreads so will follow Royal Reviews there as well. Already am following via twitter (becoming bit of a twitter addict in clicking to new links via the "tweats")

I really like this post...Royal News. Very fun.