Also, my sincere apologies to DarcyandLizzy.com for missing their logo on the post. Mea culpa!
Leave aside Darcy, Wentworth, Brandon and Tilney. (It's hard - I know!) It is my theory that romance in Jane Austen's novels is secondary to the importance of family, especially in hard times. Last week my amazing Janeite family stepped up to support me, much like how the Bennet sisters rallied around Lydia. I cannot begin to describe how grateful I am.
But enough about me, let's get to the amazing donations! For each donation level, the backer will receive the following fabulous gifts:
Sally Smith O'Rourke offers a choice of one her eBooks, The Man Who Loved Jane Austen or Affectionately Yours, Jane Austen. Both wonderful books!
Author Jessica Grey offers her just released novel, Attempting Elizabeth, to anyone who donates $25 or more after February 22nd. I know you'll identify with Kelsey as much as I did. Geek girls rule!
Author Maria Grace offers an eBook of her novel, Darcy's Decision. Would you like to know what Darcy was like before he met Elizabeth? This novel is for you!
Mary Simonsen is offering the choice of two eBooks from her Quail Creek Publishing collection if you donate $50 or more. Go on the prowl with Mr. Darcy's Bite or slow dance with Elizabeth and Darcy during the London Blitz in Darcy Goes To War. For a complete list of available books, check out Mary's blog!
Author Author Maria Grace adds to her generous $25 donation, the eBook of Darcy's Decision, with the 2nd eBook in her series, The Future Mrs. Darcy!
Shannon Winslow's novels. Thank you for this generous offer!
Author Sally Smith O'Rourke completes her set of eBooks with both The Man Who Loved Jane Austen and Affectionately Yours, Jane Austen. You'll love them!
For a $100 donation:
Abigail Reynolds, for anyone who donates $100 or more, a cameo appearance and an acknowledgement in one of her future books. Holy cow! This is your chance to interact with Jane Austen's characters! (Note: this offer has been fully claimed as of February 27th)
Marilyn Brant, for anyone who donates $100 or more after February 22nd, his/her choice of 2 of her eBook romantic comedies (pick two from Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match; On Any Given Sundae; Holiday Man; and Double Dipping). Can you say swoon?
Nancy Kelley, if you donate $100 or more after February 22nd, you receive both books from her series, The Brides of Pemberley, His Good Opinion and Loving Miss Darcy. Or, if you are like me and have both books already, she will send you a copy of Against His Will when it is released this fall. Just wait till you meet Sebastian!
Maria Grace, for anyone who donates $100 or more, she completes her trilogy of eBooks by including the soon-to-be released, All The Appearance of Goodness. What an amazing trilogy!
All of this includes the donations for the $50 and $25 levels!
By donating $100 or more, you could have:
1. A personalized digital Social Media Calling Card
2. 20 printed Social Media Calling Cards
3. One Year U.S. Membership to JASNA
4. A cameo in one of Abigail Reynolds' upcoming novels
5. A whopping FIFTEEN NOVELS!!!!!!!
I know I'm starting to sound like the Sham-Wow guy, but it really only gets better from here.
Wait till you see the giveaways!
Random.org will choose the winner for us, and we'll contact you! These amazing authors have donated novels for special drawings.
This drawing is just for those who donate $5:
The amazing Janet B Taylor is offering another incentive for those who donate! If you have donated $5, you are eligible for a drawing to win one of two special edition Pride and Prejudice 200th Anniversary Calendars!
For a $15 donation, you could also win:
Author D. W. Wilkin has graciously offered 3 Ebooks of his novel, 'Jane and the Ghosts' for a drawing for anyone who donates at the $15 dollar level.
For a $25 donation, you could also win:
Tess Quinn - two eBook anthologies, The Road to Pemberley, and her just released anthology of short stories, Pride Revisited. (note: already claimed)
Melanie Schertz - 2 copies of her novels If Only In His Dreams and A Pair of Dancing Brown Eyes!
P.O. Dixon - 2 eBook copies of her forthcoming book, Love Will Grow.
Look what you can win for a $50 donation.
Sharon Lathan is graciously offering 2 sets of a signed ARC of The Passions of Dr. Darcy PLUS an eBook of any Darcy Saga you choose!
person who donates $100 or more:
One person can win one signed copy each of Sally O'Rourke's trade paperback of The Man Who Loved Jane Austen and Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen PLUS a special edition, remastered DVD of 1995 Pride and Prejudice mini-series. The drawing for this will be for everyone who has donated $100 or more and will be via Random.org on March 5th!
DarcyandLizzy.com has also graciously offered one $100 Amazon.com gift card as a drawing for a person who donates $100 or more. WOW! Imagine just how many new JAFF books will line your shelf! A deep curtsey to the wonderful people of DarcyandLizzy.com for their generous donation to Austen Admirers.
Most importantly, thank you to everyone who donated to make Austen Admirers a reality. The smallest donation counts just as much as the the largest donation. From the bottom of my heart, I thank each and every one of you!
Don't forget the other offers, such as Bingley Teas and Amazon Gift cards. To find out more, check out the Austen Admirers Kickstarter Campaign, 'like' Austen Admirers Facebook page, follow on Twitter @AustenAdmirers, or send me an e-mail, adkroll95 (at) gmail (dot)com!