Letters of Love & Deception: Book Give-Away Day FIVE

Quiz the Fifth
of the e-book give-away of
Letters of Love & Deception 

To celebrate the upcoming release of Letters of Love & Deception on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th, we're giving away six free e-books, in the format of your choice, in honour of Jane Austen's six novels.    

Comment below, and you'll be eligible to win either one of five copies of Letters of Love & Deception or a copy Nachtsturm Castle: A Gothic Austen Novel from Girlebooks.com!

The giveaway runs from Wednesday through to Monday, Sept. 19th, the official release date!  And don't forget that you can still comment in Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday's quizzes!

If you want a preview of the short stories in LOL&D, click here!

The rules in brief:

Post a comment with answers to the quiz below (making sure to leave contact info) and your name will be entered to win a free e-book.  Each time you comment, on any of the quizzes, your name will be entered again.  So answer early and often! 

And never fear if you don't know the answers off the top of your head!  You can look up the answers, or crib from the person above you (maybe even add some more information!), or just make it up and make us laugh!  It's all in good fun.

On Monday at midnight, the giveaway will close and six winners will be chosen!  Comment away!
Quiz the Fifth

 Today will be for a free e-copy of  
(However, please do put all your answers in one post...!  THANKS!)

Novels: What is Austen's famous defense of novels in Northanger Abbey?

History: What was the Black Veil mentioned in The Mysteries of Udolpho?

Literature: How many Gothic literature tropes can you list?

Austen: Jane Austen parodies Gothic novels in Northanger Abbey.  Do you know which Gothic novels she might have been acquainted with?

Austenesque: While on vacation in Venice, you are abducted by the local Doge and imprisoned in a palazzo.  How does Henry Tilney rescue you?


  1. sorry, can't put all answers into one comment when working on this throughout the day !... keep doing one then having to return to do the next, etc...

    JA's famous novel defense in NA?
    "“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”

    the black veil was the covering that concealed the wax image of a person created in the form to which it is reduced after death.

    gothic tropes of: hybridity, monstrosity, vampirism, abjectivity, the uncanny,ghostly hauntings, horror, dark fantasy, insanity, wandering, waking nightmares, Catholicism, sexuality

    JA acquainted with gothic novels such as:
    The Mysteries of Udolpho, The Italian, Castle of Wolfenbach, Clermont, Mysterious Warnings, Necromancer of the Black Forest, Midnight Bell, Orphan of the Rhine, Horrid Mysteries, Camilla, Cecelia, Belinda, The Monk,and referred to gothic novelist, Fanny Burney, as "the first of English novelists".

    sorry - will have to add a later austenesque answer comment...

  2. LOL! Never fear! I totally understand! :D

  3. Henry infiltrates the kitchen staff, drugs the beverages of everyone in the way and carries me off into a waiting carriage to make our getaway into the nite and safety... isn't he just the best?!


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