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Monday, June 20, 2011

Midsummer's Eve Giveaway Hop



Welcome to my first Medieval Research with Joyce blog hop! My JDP NEWS blog has participated in several previous blog hops, but this is new for Medieval Research with Joyce.

Under the brave leadership of Inspired Kathy of I Am a Reader, Not a Writer, over 200 blogs have banded together to offer book or book-related prizes to celebrate the longest day of the year...Midsummer Eve! (Also known as the 1st day of summer.)

In medieval England, large bonfires were lit on Midsummer's Eve to ward off evil spirits. Sometimes people jumped through these fires for good luck! (I suppose they considered it good luck if they didn't get burned!) Midsummer's Eve was the second favorite night of medieval fairies in England. Their favorite night? Halloween, of course! You can read more interesting medieval Midsummer's Eve trivia at English Medieval Calendar.

Now back to the blog hop. What am I giving away here at Medieval Research with Joyce? A copy of one of my favorite medieval novels, which sadly like many of my favorite novels, has gone out of print. I managed to find a good used copy to give away here, though. The book is Gilded Spurs by Grace Ingram. If you'd like to read a description of the book, click here.

Don't pay any attention to the rather juvenile cover art on the dust jacket. This is NOT a children's book. It's a novel geared to adults (though perfectly clean) and has a lovely cover on my old paperback version. I'm quite at a loss to account for the art work for this hard cover version. But I promise, you'll be well rewarded to look past the cover to the story that lies within!

Now, how how can you enter to win? First off, you MUST be a follower of Medieval Research with Joyce and you must leave me a comment telling me that you are a follower. AND don't forget to include your email address so I can contact you if you win!

To earn extra entries, you may do any or all of the following:

+1 Leave a comment telling me your favorite summer treat (yes, this should be a food or drink item).
+1 Become a NetworkedBlog follower (below the Feedburner subscription box in the right hand sidebar), then leave me a comment letting me know.
+1 Include the word "Huzzah!" in any of the comments you leave. (You only need to "Huzzah!" once. Extra "Huzzahs" won't earn you extra points.)

AND INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WITH EACH OR ALL OF THE ABOVE. (Thanks!)

Deadline for entries is 11:59 PM EST/7:59 PM PST on June 24.


(If for any reason you are unable to leave a comment on my blog, send it to jdipastena@yahoo.com with "Medieval Research: Midsummer's Eve Giveaway Hop" in the subject line and I'll count it.)

All entered? Great! Now hop along to the next link posted below.

73 comments:

Nicole Zoltack said...

new follower

Nicole.Zoltack@gmail.com

Janelle said...

Longtime follower here!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!
Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

Janelle said...

Icecream!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!
Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

Janelle said...

Huzzah!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!
Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

ruthhill74 said...

I love iced coffee in the summer! Or even frozen coffee. Thanks for a fantastic giveaway!
ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

ruthhill74 said...

Okay, I forgot to say I am a follower--sorry. I really am--really!
ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

ruthhill74 said...

networked blogs follower
ruthhill74
HUZZAH!
ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

Carol L. said...

New GFC follower under Lucky47.Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Carol L
Lucky4750@aol.com

Carol L. said...

My favorite treat is an ice cream sunday with chocolate syrup, walnuts and loads and loads of Whipped Cream. Huzzah !
Carol L
Lucky4750@aol.com

buddyt said...

Thank you for the giveaway.

If it is open worldwide, please enter me.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

I Follow via GFC

tammy ramey said...

thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. i am a new follower,by email but will be coming back often now that i found such a nice website.
trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

Krystal said...

GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

Krystal said...

I love ice cream in the summer, must be chocolate!

Krystal said...

networked blogs Lindsay Ann

Krystal said...

huzzah! YAY!

Linda: By the Book said...

Huzzah!
Hi! I'm a new GFC follower: lindadao2060

Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

Linda: By the Book said...

I love eating watermelon. And of course spitting the seeds at anyone who's unfortunate enough to sit next to me.

Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

Thanks for the giveaway.

AimeeKay said...

Huzzah! Thank you for the giveaway!
My favorite summer time treat is water ice from the Water Ice Factory.

GFC Follower-aimeekay

aimeelavalle@gmail.com

Cristina said...

Huzzah! What a giveaway! My favorite treat is snocones. The blue ones that paint your mouth. Yes I am too an adult! If you keep saying that I'm going to tell your mom!
Yes I am a follower. Google, email and network blogs; just in case I don't see it in one I will the other right?
cristinaalaska@gmail.com

Kris said...

follow you gfc
KDSyrjala at gmail dot com

Kris said...

follow you networked blogs
KDSyrjala at gmail dot com

Kris said...

my fave right now is the frozen iced tea lemonade at DD - Huzzah

KDSyrjala at gmail dot com

mamabunny13 said...

I follow you via gfc as mamabunny13
mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

mamabunny13 said...

I like Lemonade. Huzzah!
mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

mamabunny13 said...

I follow through networkedblogs-mamabunny shelor
mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

Kimberly B. said...

I'm a follower! Huzzah! And my favorite summertime treat is frozen lemonade--especially when I've been out in the hot sun at the Renaissance Festival!
Thanks for the terrific giveaway!
Kim
beax0002 (at) umn (dot) edu

Andra said...

I am a new GFC follower -hense1kk

andralynn7 @ gmail DOT com

Andra said...

I LOVE slurpees from 7-11 it is a fantastically tasty treat...but not to be given to children under the age of 6 unless you want to be mauled by said 6 year old in it's fit of hyperness...

andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

HUZZAH!

Andra said...

I am also a new Networked Blogs follower :)

andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

Sana Saboowala said...

I am a GFC follower!Huzzah!! I really enjoy shaved ice in the summer. Also elaborate breakfast (because I actually get time in the morning to make them) usually with baked eggs and apple fritters...Thank you for the giveaway!
Sana Saboowala
supergirlsana@hotmail.com

Charla said...

Huzzah!
networked blog follower-charlawilson
email charlawilson@me.com
Thanks!

Charla said...

oh, my favorite summer treat is Dairy Queen ice cream!

nicolesender said...

new gfc follower
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

nicolesender said...

i love sun tea and consider it a great summer treat!
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

nicolesender said...

Huzzah!
New networked blog follower
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amanda T said...

I follow you on GFC as aaron_amanda

aaron_amanda(at)live(dot)com

Ricki said...

I am a new follower!
rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

EnglishRose said...

New follower (can't believe I wasn't before) huzzuh!

jenniekitchens at gmail dot com

EnglishRose said...

I like burgers that have been grilled on a charcoal bbq. yum!

jenniekitchens at gmail dot com

Tara W said...

Thanks for the chance!
GFC follower: Tara W
mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

Tara W said...

My favorite summer treat is vanilla frappes from Joe Muggs.
Huzzah!
mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

Patricia said...

I am a follower via GFC.

Patricia @ http://lemondropsdreamtoo.blogspot.com/

Patricia said...

My favorite summer treat is Lemonade or Iced Sweet Tea! "Huzzah!"

Patricia @ http://lemondropsdreamtoo.blogspot.com/

Tammy said...

I'm a new follower.
GFC-Tammy
tmdahle@centurytel.net

krysykat said...

Great giveaway!
GFC follower- Krysta Banco

Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

Laura said...

Im a new follower via GFC here at Medieval Research with Joyce

lgmorales18@gmail.com

Laura said...

I like to eat watermelon with that chili powder that tastes sour and sweet
lgmorales18@gmail.com

Laura said...

I Became a NetworkedBlog follower
lgmorales18@gmail.com

Laura said...

Thanks for the giveaway Huzzah!
lgmorales18@gmail.com

Karen said...

Huzzah I am following on GFC:)

kpuleski at gmail dot com

Karen said...

I love popsicles in the summer!

kpuleski at gmail dot com

Karen said...

I follow on Networked Blogs

kpuleski at gmail dot com

Shelly said...

follower

Shelly said...

favorite summer treat - Sonic limeade

Shelly said...

"Huzzah!"

Lisa said...

Thanks for this! GFC Follower: Lisa Hoffpauir. My favorite summertime treat is ice cold watermelon. Huzzah!

lhoffpauir at gmail

Ellen Elizabeth said...

Hi! I am a GFC Follower (: My favorite summer treat would probably have to be watermelons, they're so refreshing, especially on a hot summer day (: I am also a NetworkedBlog Follower! Huzzah! :D

vampyreprincess109@gmail.com

Mary said...

Following GFC.

mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

Mary said...

Huzzah!

mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

Mary said...

Icee's OMG they are good in the summer!

mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

Mary said...

Following NB.

mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

Lieder Madchen said...

Huzzah! You have earned a new follower! :) My favorite summer treat is coffee with a liberal amount of cream frozen for 2 1/2 hours, broken into sludge and drizzled with chocolate sauce. I invented it. :) Thank you for the giveaway!

liedermadchen(at)hotmail(dot)com

nayjf said...

I am a new follower on GFC. Thanks for the giveaway

nayjf@yahoo.com
Huzzah!

nayjf said...

My favorite summer beverage is delicious frosty newcastle. yum!
nayjf@yahoo.com

Cozy in Texas said...

I found your blog from the hop.
Favorite summer treat has to be ice cream and a great summer read.
Ann

Cozy in Texas said...

Oops forgot to leave my e-mail address.
cozyintexas@yahoo.com

IandSsmom said...

thank you for the giveaway!!!
Huzzah!
GFC Shannon Johnson
favorite summer drink- sweet tea!!
and follow network blog Shannon Johnson!
shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

SusieBookworm (Susanna) said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a new GFC follower.

susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

SusieBookworm (Susanna) said...

My favorite summer treat is a milkshake. I had actually had one last night. Huzzah!

susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

Tina said...

Huzzah! Thanks for the giveaway!
My favorite summer time treat is fresh fruit: strawberries, watermelon, blueberries...yum!
I follow via GFC
melodiousrevelry (@) gmail (dot) com

Mary Ellen said...

GFC follower - Mary Ellen Thompson

methom@earthlink.net

Thank you for the chance to win! Huzzah!

Mary Ellen said...

My favorite summer treat is Ice Cream. Well it's also my favorite Fall, winter and spring treat!

methom@earthlink.net

Thank you for the chance to win!

katklaw777 said...

New follower on GFC.
katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
Looks like a great book, thanks!