A Dangerous Collaboration Giveaway

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Is there any feeling as delicious as the beginning of a new adventure?

That is the question our fearless adventuress Veronica Speedwell asks herself at the start of A Dangerous Collaboration, the latest in the Speedwell series by Deanna Raybourn. And, as is the way with Veronica and her erstwhile colleague Stoker, an adventure is indeed impending. One that involves murder and just the right amount of mayhem to keep a reader on the edge of her seat.

To be perched upon the precipice of a fresh endeavor, poised for flight, the winds of change ruffling the feathers, ah, that is what it means to be alive!

In A Dangerous Collaboration, Veronica has been unwittingly roped into a intriguing mystery on the Isle of St. Maddern’s off the coast of Cornwall. Tiberius Templeton-Vane, Stoker’s elder brother, has lured her to accompany him to a house party of his friend, Malcolm Romilly, with the promise of the extremely rare larvae of the Oleria romillia, the Romilly Glasswing butterfly, for her vivarium collection. Needless to say, Stoker, who knows his brother, is not pleased with this turn of events. However, as we know too well, Veronica’s greatest weakness is all thing lepidoptera, so without further thought as to why Tiberius would want her to tag along to a house party- posing as his fiancee, no less- she packs her carpetbag with all the necessities, particularly her little velvet stuffed mouse, Chester, and boards the train for Cornwall. When she disembarks in Pencarron, who should be waiting for Tiberius and her but Stoker, having decided to crash the party in more ways that one. Together, the three sail to St. Maddern’s Isle to Romilly Castle where all is most certainly not how it appears. From the noticeable mood shifts in Tiberius to the obvious familial tension between the women of the household to the overarching mystery of what happened to Malcolm’s bride, Rosamund, when she disappeared without a trace three years prior on her wedding day, Veronica is in for more than she bargained. But, that’s just how Veronica likes it. Now, if only Stoker would get on board and stop brooding about all the feelings that she insists remain unspoken between them.

This romp to Cornwall is well worth the read- and I’m not just saying that because I find Cornwall to be an inexplicable draw with all it’s atmospheric settings. It is always a delight to read any new offering from Deanna Raybourn. Her writing is exemplary, her characters are unforgettable, and her plots are throughly engrossing.

A Dangerous Collaboration, the fourth in the series, has just hit the shelves here in the United States, and it is my great pleasure to be able to host this Spring giveaway. And, as Veronica is indeed fearless, I think it’s in keeping with Whiskers On Kittens’ 2019 theme (see post here) that her book should be one of this year’s giveaways. So, if you’re in the mood for some sofa adventuring into the secluded wilds off the coast of Cornwall with an intrepid adventuress and her dashing, brooding, brutish Stoker, then here’s how you can score a chance at your own signed copy:

To enter for a chance to win either the signed copy of A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn:

  1. You must be a subscriber to Whiskers on Kittens. If you are a current subscriber, move on to Step 2. If not, sign up with the form at the bottom of this post. 

  2. Leave a comment in the comments section at the bottom of THIS post telling me why you’re interested in reading this novel. Are you a Deanna Raybourn fan? Do you like historical murder mysteries? Are you drawn to Cornwall like I am? Do you just want a bit of fun as the weather decides to make up its mind- rain or sun, hot or cold? Do you just like the chance of winning books? (I can relate to that, dear readers!) 

Now for the technical bits— The giveaway is open to all legal residents in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia from today, March 25th, 2019 to April 14th, 2019 at 11:59 PM (CT). Winner will be announced on April 15th, 2019 via email and on the blog. Sign up for a chance to win one of my favorite things: an autographed hardback copy of Deanna Raybourn's A Dangerous Collaboration. (Don't forget to leave a comment to ensure your complete entry.) Giveaway open to all U.S. residents. Winner will be selected at random. Winner will be verified. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond. If no response is received in that time limit, a new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited. 

Good luck, dear readers! And, stay tuned in the coming weeks to learn more about some of the interesting historical, somewhat macabre elements Deanna Raybourn weaves into A Dangerous Collaboration. (Just to whet your appetite- I will be talking about POISON GARDENS. Yes, they’re a thing and my, oh, my they are horribly fascinating.)