Friday, November 2, 2012

Seduced by a Pirate- Review & My First Giveaway!



We were introduced to the legend, Sir Griffin Barry, cousin of the hero in Eloisa James latest release, The Ugly Duchess.  

Sir Griffin Barry left his bride on the night of their wedding and never consummated the marriage; he was kidnapped on a pirate ship that he eventually took over and became Captain. He returns 14 years later looking for his Bride only to discover that Poppy (Phoebe) now has three children and has no desire to be married.

Once Poppy sets eyes on her estranged husband sparks fly and before long one thing leads to another and a fire definitely ignites! 

This is a lovely quick read, it's funny and romantic and is very much worth the bargain price of .99!  I bought this, read it and also gifted it to a friend that loves a good quick read, she immediately responded with a prompt Thank You, saying it made her day, she read it yesterday morning on her Nook while waiting in the lovely post Sandy NYC commute traffic. 

*******GIVEAWAY!*******  

I have decided that since I loved this novella so much I will gift this to one of my blog followers in the form of a Kindle or Nook book. Here's how to enter! 
  • One entry for commenting below
  • Another entry for each new follower to my blog that also comments that you sent them
  • Earn 1 final entry by following me on Twitter @MommyIves, be sure to post your Twitter name below so I can give you credit and also follow you right back :)

I am new to the giveaway world, so we will be doing this the old fashioned way, I will put the names in a hat and draw one out on Tuesday, November 6th

Winner will be announced here on my blog and will be announced on Twitter.  Be sure to comment with your email address so that I know how to find you to send you your prize if you are chosen the winner.

Until next time...  Happy Reading!  

95 comments:

  1. Ooo this is an interesting blog! Just adding you on Twitter now, my username is @concertina226 :)

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  2. Followed on twitter as @stephanieburgis ! I'd love to enter the giveaway.:)

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  3. I love Eloisa's books!
    @KellieKamryn on twitter and I've followed your blog!
    Cheers!

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  4. I am honored to be the first to comment... Eloisa sent me -- via Facebook!

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    1. Or not. No one was here when I was writing... Oops! LOL

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  5. Would love to win this, reading The Ugly Duchess now.

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  7. I could do with being seduced by a pirate. Make a change from being annoyed by the kids!

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  8. Three of my favorite things: Eloise James, Pirates and Free. Awesome contest!
    lanadana1977@gmail.com

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  9. I will be sure to get this taken care of. I love your books so this will be priority.

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  10. I have always loved reading Eloisa James' books, and look forward to this one as well.
    email mybeach52@yahoo.com

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  11. Agree with lanadana, love eloise and pirates. Saw it on her face book!!

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  12. I'd love to win a copy of this...love Eloisa James!
    Thanks for the chance!

    **I'm new to your blog, but am now following via email & GFC.

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  13. Read it Thursday! FANTASTIC....love to close the circles on my fav characters!

    Love your blog and the contest!

    @rozlynwarren

    Read more books,
    Rozlyn Warren
    www.LeanTowardHappy.com

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  14. Love Eloisa James' books!
    tiffanyupperman@live.com

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  15. So looking forward to reading this book!

    greeneyesredhair@gmail.com

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  16. Love Eloisa James and her wonderful historical novels - just can't get enough of them :)

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  17. thanks for the chance to win!!! saw it on facebook

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  18. Love it! Thanks for the giveaway! Will be following you now. Twitter @jewels1328

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  19. I love her books, and I haven't had a chance to buy it yet. I would love a free copy.

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  20. Pick me...pick me!
    Tamara4peace@yahoo.com

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  21. Eloisa James draws a laugh out of me in most of her books. I just love her work. That's just too faint of praise but as I repeat, I'm a reader not a writer. I recommend her complete booklist. Start with Kiss Me, Annabel and continue, you'll find out Much Ado About You and a very fine author.

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  22. Thanks for doing this contest! Much appreciated.

    Susan (quaker.susan@gmail.com)

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  23. here im from another country!!!! mirnacoppola@yahoo.com.ar

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  24. Well, like Peggy, I'm a reader...not a writer but reading is my addiction, my hobby and my drug of choice.
    Marie marienamer@gmail.com

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  25. I loved The Ugly Duchess, and Griffin was such a great character, I would love to finally "meet" Poppy!

    My Twitter handle is @kaisquared4

    My email is emmasmom AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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  26. Will be following you now an twitter @read4me2.

    Great Gift!!!

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  27. I'd love to be seduced by a pirate, aaaaarrrrr!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. Love it! Following you as we speak.. @drgnys30 I especially love series stories...

    Jamie

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  29. Thanks for the chance to win. Would love to read this book.
    snowyowl@wi.rr.com

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  30. I am so glad to be working again so I can spend my hard earned money on more books! So many have come out recently and I have not been able to buy! send me one? I love Ms. James! Robyn (robyn.reviere@gmail.com)

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  31. Free book from a fav author...oh yes please!! ukuhmphrey@insightbb.com...will add you to Twitter!!

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  32. I'd love to win a copy--The Ugly Duchess was great fun (as are all of Eloisa James's books) and while I certainly plan to buy it, I can't turn down a chance at winning! teresanoelleroberts AT verizon DOT net

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  33. Love pirates. I am also a follower!
    glaukos5@gmail.com

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  34. This is so fun! Thanks! wardkiml@yahoo.com

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  35. Just followed you on Twitter. @kerriecstrong. Loved The Ugly Duchess and am so looking forward to this book!

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  36. I'd love to win a copy! justine0lark@gmail.com

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  37. Can't wait to read a new Eloisa James book!! She's SO NICE and her books rock!! I'm following you on Twitter now, too! @elphie_

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  38. I love pirates and I love books!!! I REALLY love free pirate books!

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  39. Wow a lot of people commented in 34 minutes since Eloisa posted about no comments here.
    Have read all her stuff so far- would be THRILLED with a freebie!
    Nice blog,

    BUT the 'prove yourself a robot' thing is horrible- have entered at least 10 times what I can read- it says I'm wrong everytime even when the letters are obvious- tried listening to the numbers and they are so jumbled it's impossible to tell what they are! frustrated but keeping trying because I want the book! ^_^

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  40. I buy every new Eloisa James book, but a free one would be nice.

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  41. I already bought it, but wanted to give you a pat on the back for featuring a terrific author. :-)

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  42. Love when authors do this for readers !

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  43. Love getting free books

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  44. Big fan of Eloisa James so would love to read anything by her. ;)

    mshamtoob@yahoo.com

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  45. I love your books and I cannot wait to read your new book. I really would love to win a copy! jerrybruce50@yahoo.com

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  46. Just found you. Will be interested to read more! Thanks

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  47. Love her books. I try to buy everyone but getting one for free would be great. Thanks for your blog
    johnst_jb@yahoo.com

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  48. New to your books but would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for having a giveaway. kendall563@cox.net

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  49. Love pirates and Eloisa's books! Can't wait to read it.

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  50. Love your site-- Love Eloisa! ANd I would provide a free copy of Jane Austen and the Archangel
    http://tinyurl.com/7ezc5mg for your next giveaway! Perfect pre-holiday reading... :)

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  51. Fun!!!! I LOVE Eloisa's books!!!!! I can't wait to read this one---I almost didn't even enter as I was going to buy it today!! I'll buy it Wed. if I don't win!! :)

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  52. I love the Ugly Duchess so looking forward to reading this! :)

    Just followed you on Twitter... Username: MayPau531
    email: maybe31 at yahoo.com

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    1. Congrats!!! You are my winner. Please let me know if you would like the Kindle or Nook version of Seduced by a Pirate! I will send it over today! :)

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  53. Ohh I love Eloisa's books!!! Can't wait to read it! :)

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  54. And I am following you on twitter!! @MommaChaos

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  55. I'm a big eloisa james fan. i can't wait to read this book. @hoang_lisa

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  56. I love her books!!! Count me in, Dee
    grammyd01 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  57. I would love to win this book and follow your blog! Thank you,
    Judy

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  58. I don't know what I ever did before I found EJ!! I LOVE her stuff!! Pick me -- PLEASE!!!!

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  59. LOVE Eloisa James, and Pirates...perfect combination. One way or another this will be next on my tbr.

    Anitaloves2read @ att.net

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  60. Would love to win this!
    sd76114@yahoo.com

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  61. It was great fun to read The Ugly Duchess. Reading a shorter story about James' cousin should be fun (especially with their side bet who would get their wife into bed first). An Eloisa James fan, Martha

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  62. Love anything by Eloisa. Following you on twitter @Peggys1975 hope I win!!

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  63. I love Eloisa James. :) I plan to pick this up anyway, but I can't say no to a freebie!

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  64. I love, love, love Eloisa James. My email address is anitaodomburleson@gmail.com.

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  65. I would love to win this book. I spend way too much money on books!

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  66. I really enjoyed "Paris in Love" by Eloisa James. I have been meaning to read one of her romance novels. I look forward to reading your blog. On twitter I am @Fairwinds_Farm.

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  67. I love Eloisa's books and look forward to keeping up with this blog!! bjshoaf10@hotmail.com

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  68. Just read The Ugly Duchess in which Griffin first appears - am looking forward to his story

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  69. Pirate romance stories are my favourite - would love to win. Have read many of Eloisa's books.

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  70. Eloisa James is a writing goddess. Thanks for hosting this give-away! I'm @Emma_Comery and taber.2323@yahoo.com :)

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  71. I just found out about you. I want to be here and check you out. This should be fun.

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  72. I love pirates, Elosia James books, and I spend lots of money on books. I ask for gift cards to books stores!

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  73. I love Eloisa James books and I can't wait for this one.
    Gfc: lori Meehan
    @lorimeehan
    Newsletter : lorimeehan 1@aol.com

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  74. Glad I found this blog. I love Eloisa James books. Look forward to reading this new one.

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  75. Thanks lovely lady for the chance to win a prize. Love your books.

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  76. I finished the "Ugly Duchess" book by Eloisa James a few weeks ago. I would love to win this story about Griffin, as he was quite an interesting character in the "Ugly Duchess".

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  77. Love Eloisa James books. Looking forward to reading this one!

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  78. Yay! I LOVE her books! And giveaways are a fabulous bonus, too! What a fun idea! Thanks!

    @mausee87

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  79. Great blog and great contest....Love Eloisa James books, she can't write fast enough. dlfuller54@yahoo.com

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  80. I simply don't have enough patience to wait for her new books to come out once I have finished reading the new releases..we need to clone the talented Ms. James for her writing prowess.

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  81. I read both the Ugly Duchess and Seduced by a Pirate. Both were great, but I really preferred Seduced by a Pirate. I wasn't a big fan of James -- too much of a spoiled baby, unintentionally cruel to his very sweet best friend, although Daisy/Theo was loveable -- strong and determined -- a great heroine. Pirate Griffin, though was thoroughly likeable and unintentionally funny -- really, Poppy? He didn't even know his wife's name. Phoebe was his perfect mate. The ending was lovely. An Eloisa James book is always a winner.

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    1. I can't save my money for books because I'm busy spending my money on books! Love Eloisa's books and would love to win this one as I haven't goten to read it yet. Twitter name @mlb82fan.

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  82. The book sounds wonderful. I've definitely added it to my TBR pile! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  83. I don't know how to twitter *cries* but please put me in the hat box :) kuuipocat@yahoo.com

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    1. following you by email...at least i figured that out *ll*

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  84. Ooh Ooh Pick ME! :) Thanks for offering this great contest. I would love to win. I love Eloisa James books and am working on getting a full collection now!

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  85. love eloise james

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  86. I also came here via Eloisa James on FB. I am currently reading "Paris in Love" She is just as awesome with her non-fiction as her fiction!!!!! Please enter me in the contest! :-) jinajellybean@hotmail.com

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  87. I can't wait to read this one. I really want to read more about Griffin. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm following via GFC and twitter both as Jyl22075.

    Jyl22075@gmail.com

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  88. I would love a chance to win an Eloisa James book!!! danielsshaw62@hotmail.com

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