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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

GIVEAWAY: A Proper Introduction to Dragons by Maria Grace!

As I mentioned earlier today, every Tuesday this month, Maria Grace is sharing with us an excerpt from her Jane Austen's Dragons series prequel, A Proper Introduction to Dragons!
And if those excerpts catch your fancy, you may be interested in reading the whole damn thing, in which case, you've come to the right place — that's right, it's giveaway time!

**** GIVEAWAY ****
To celebrate the release of A Proper Introduction to Dragons, Maria Grace has offered up 2 ebook copies to two Austen in August readers!

To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter below. And make sure to leave some comment love for Maria!
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All Austen in August giveaways are open until September 7th at 11:59 Eastern.
Good luck!

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About A Proper Introduction to Dragons by Maria Grace
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Most people were blissfully unaware that England was overrun by dragons. Only those born with preternatural hearing could hear and converse with dragonkind, and even those rarely came into their hearing before they were fifteen. It was not Elizabeth’s fault that she discovered the truth about dragons when she was only four years-old.

It was also not Elizabeth’s fault that the old tatzelwurm, Rumblkins, who lived in the woods near Longbourn House befriended her. Really, he would have attached himself to anyone who fed him dried cod and scratched behind his ears.
So clearly, it could not be her fault when Rumblkins led her to a nest of endangered fairy dragon eggs that the Pendragon Treaty compelled her to save. Unfortunately her father does not agree.

Thomas Bennet, dragon-lore expert, faithful member of the dragon-hearing society, the Blue Order, and Keeper of the local wyvern, Longbourn, has a dragon-sized problem on his hands. At eleven years-old, his second-oldest daughter is hopelessly fascinated with all things dragon-related. But his wife and other daughters lack the ability to hear dragons, so the world of the Blue Order must remain hidden from them.

Now faced with an abandoned clutch of fairy dragon eggs to care for, the careful balance he walks between the needs of his jealous estate dragon, Elizabeth’s incorrigible draw toward dragons and continued secrecy from the rest of the family hangs in jeopardy. If only Elizabeth would be a more conventional child!

But how can a girl who shuns traditional ladylike pursuits to play with dragons ever be conventional? Does dragon-hearing society have a place for such an oddity as her?

about the author:
Though Maria Grace has been writing fiction since she was ten years old, those early efforts happily reside in a file drawer and are unlikely to see the light of day again, for which many are grateful. After penning five file-drawer novels in high school, she took a break from writing to pursue college and earn her doctorate in Educational Psychology. After 16 years of university teaching, she returned to her first love, fiction writing.

She has one husband and one grandson, two graduate degrees and two black belts, three sons, four undergraduate majors, five nieces, is starting her sixth year blogging on Random Bits of Fascination, has built seven websites, attended eight English country dance balls, sewn nine Regency era costumes, and shared her life with ten cats.

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  1. Gah! I love the premise of these books so much! Can’t wait to read it!

    1. They're so unique, and it's actually kinda genius how neatly dragons dovetail into Regency life!

  2. Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy them all! I have to confess they have been the most fun books to write out of everything I've done.

  3. Thank you so much for the generous giveaway, Maria. I have not read any dragon elements in Austenesque fiction so I think your ideas are quite original.

  4. I’ve heard the dragon series books are well done!

  5. I've loved the idea of these books for ages. I need to check them out. I loved Maria's other series!

  6. I am a huge fan of fantasy books so this is a series I am sure I would enjoy.

  7. This is definitely on my TBR list! Thanks for the giveaway chance! Elizabeth as a child is a unique sort of enjoyment.


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