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Jane Giveaway Winner!

And the winner is . . . ibeeeg!
Congratulations! ibeeeg's favorite literary couple is Claire and Jamie from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon--a book I have yet to read despite countless glowing reviews. Just shoot me an email with your mailing info and I'll try to get your book off quickly. Thanks again to April for so kindly participating in the interview. And thank you to all of you who entered the giveaway. I really loved this one so much and can't wait for it to be published and see what you all think. I had to laugh at the sheer number of you who declared Elizabeth and Darcy your favorite literary couple. I adore them as well and they are unquestionably much beloved by such a wide swath of the population. Amazing. Other top couples include Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe, Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth, and Margaret Hale and Mr. Thornton.


  1. Congratulations ibeeeg, I hope you enjoy your new book :)

    I haven't read the Outlander series either but I've heard good things about it.

  2. I'm surprised to hear Jamie & Claire nominated for favorite couple. I had to quit reading only half way through.

    I really liked them, too, right up until he whips her naked backside with his belt so badly that she can't sit down for 3 days. (No, I don't care that he warned her in advance or that she deserved it--whatever that means.) I could ALMOST look past it as being historical, until he admits to her that he enjoyed it, was aroused by it, and it was all he could do not to force her into sex right after.

    This is the GOOD guy--the romantic hero--the thoughtful virgin husband. And their wedding night had been so lovely.

    When they finally get around to make-up sex, it's harsh and violent. And, now I think I need therapy.

    One small 700,000-word step for Diana Gabaldon . . . one giant leap BACKWARD for womankind!

  3. CORRECTION: I should have said, "And their wedding night had been so lovely. . . IN A WAY-TOO-EXPLICIT, SPARE-NO-DETAIL kind of way!

    Again, I think I need therapy.

  4. Sally, lol. Tell me how you really feel, will ya? :) See, I haven't read it yet basically for fear of the things that you mention. I don't know what it's like, really. And I have no idea which way I'll react. But I've stayed away a little worried I would feel the way you do. Hm...


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