In which we have our LAST contest!

My lovely publisher has kicked in another THIRTY copies of A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS to give away! We have twenty-five copies of the final book and five ARCs. They will be given out randomly in the hopes that the winners will post reviews by April 30. So, same rules as before, please check them out before you post:

*Enter to win by leaving a comment on the blog.

*Please leave one comment only–they’re being moderated, so yours may not show up until it’s been approved. I shall be sitting behind the scenes, approving as fast as I can, but hey, a girl’s got to eat, right? And it’s almost lunch time…

*The contest will be open from noon eastern until 2pm eastern or until we have 200 entries, whichever comes first. This keeps me from going mental over the moderation queue and it almost improves your chances to win!

*Once the contest closes, I will use a random number generator to choose the winners. The names will be posted here, and I’ll send a confirmation email. That’s it–good luck, y’all!

ETA: Mia Rose, I deleted your comment because you actually won in the FIRST giveaway! Email me your mailing address at deanna(at)deannaraybourn(dot)com so I can pop it in the post.

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! We had to close a few minutes early with 208 entries–a last batch came in together. Will announce winners shortly!

209 thoughts on “In which we have our LAST contest!”

  1. Maggie Bowling says:

    I’m trying again. Need a good Spring Break read! PLEASE, Mr. Random Number Generator, PLEASE!!!

  2. Marie says:

    Though I finished Far In The Wilds last night I still need more convincing before Ryder overtakes Brisbane in my affections – hint hint 😉

  3. Amanda Art says:

    If at first you don’t succeed…

    Deanna, I’m seeing great reviews — Congrats!

  4. Jenn P. says:

    Third time’s the charm?

  5. Jill M. says:

    I want to win one!

  6. Becky Hale says:

    I’d love a copy! I’d love to write up a review as well. I love all your Lady Julia novels and can’t wait for your new characters.

  7. Jennifer Sobel says:

    Can’t wait to the end of the month!

  8. diane w says:

    I like a good random number generator – would love a copy of this – in the “last contest” – good luck to everyone!

  9. Jodie says:

    Although I will walk into a brick and mortar store and buy a book on release day, I can’t help but throw my hat in for an advance copy. Thank you!

  10. Sarah H says:

    Loved “Far In The Wilds”- can’t wait for the novel!!!

  11. GrowlyCub says:

    Me, me. 🙂

  12. Katie F says:

    Can’t wait to read it!

  13. Beth R. says:

    Thank goodness for generous publishers!

  14. MelissaM says:

    Trying again, here’s hoping third times a charm.

  15. Milena Mutter says:

    Third time lucky hopefully!

  16. Conny says:

    I would be really happy if one copy would make it to Germany –> to ME! 😉

  17. Debbie F. says:

    Can’t wait to read something new from Deanna…assuming of course that my 72 yo mom doesn’t rip it from my hands first! She is also in Raybourn withdrawal.

  18. Anna says:

    Thank you so much for this great giveaway! 🙂

  19. Amy S. says:

    I’d love to win!

  20. Amy P. says:

    I’m dying to read this one and an advanced copy would make my day. I’ll review anywhere I can. I’ll shout it from the rooftops! Thank you!

  21. Ashley says:

    Trying again – I would love to win this, Deanna!

  22. Marissa says:

    Would love to win! Can’t wait to read it 🙂

  23. Cheryl Petrie says:

    Winning ‘A Spear of Summer Grass’ would make my day!

  24. Heather Brock says:

    So excited!!! I can’t wait to read this book!!

  25. Mindy B. says:

    I would love to read this book!

  26. Claire says:

    This is an amazing giveaway! Thanks!

  27. Crystal S says:

    I’ve been a fan since Silent in the Grave. Would love to win a book from you!

  28. Susan Thompson says:

    I’m trying again like so many others are.

    Any chance you will sign and even personalize these copies?

    After all, you have so much free time on your hands…

  29. Elizabeth says:

    I love that you’re giving us this opportunity! Sure I could walk into a bookstore, but I would keep the ARC in my rare book case– after I devoured it! 😛

  30. Katie says:

    So generous to have another contest, thanks!

  31. Ellen says:

    My copy of “Far in the Wilds” is burning a hole in my iPad….can’t wait for “Spear!”

  32. Meghan Withers-Tong says:

    Can’t wait to read this book!

  33. Tanya H. says:

    Thank you for another chance, I missed the last one!

  34. Michele says:

    Would LOVE to win the new book!

  35. Sarah Liewergen says:

    I will be finishing the book that I am reading soon, and I would love to have Deanna Raybourn material to keep me busy. Thank you (and your generous publisher) for the opportunity to win!

  36. Beth F says:

    I can’t wait to read this book!

  37. Emma Gustafsson says:

    Oh, yes pleeease!

  38. Sharon Essex says:

    This will be 65 copies in total that you’ve given away. Deanna, you, your agent and your publisher are just the best! Thanks for your generosity.

  39. Meredith B. says:

    Your publisher truly is lovely! Give them our thanks! 🙂

  40. Kara E says:

    Loving my escape to Africa in the ’20s with ‘Far in the Wilds’– I’d love even more to keep that going. 🙂

  41. Anne says:

    Super excited for the release of this book! Would love to have the opportunity to read an advance copy. 🙂

  42. mp_vadel says:

    Again! I’m pretty hopeful. Good luck everyone!

  43. Levica Smith says:

    Looking forward to this book!!

  44. Sr. Lizardo and I would be thrilled to win your book! We’re both huge fans!!

  45. John Onorato says:

    My fiance is happiest when she is reading one of your books–perhaps she might have a break from wedding-planning stress? :0)

  46. Eleanor says:

    I’m really hoping the random number generator looks my way. I’m so looking forward to reading the new book. 🙂

  47. Jaye says:

    I started Far in the Wilds yesterday at lunch and I have to say that I would have just read through to the end if people hadn’t kept coming by reminding me of stuff they needed and meetings I promised to attend. I don’t know why people were emailing you about Ryder’s “badassitude” as I haven’t found it yet, though perhaps I have gotten far enough into the text yet. We’ll see. I was thinking of this novella and A Spear of Summer Grass as poor relations of the Julia series, but I see Far in the Wilds (great name, by the way) has life and spirit of its own. Don’t get me wrong, I want to see Julia and Nicholas again (AND FAST, miss), but I am liking the characters I have met in this novel so far as well. Take care!

  48. Alleyne D. says:

    I just read Far into the Wilds and LOVED IT! I left you a 5-star review on Goodreads and Amazon. I can’t wait to read A Spear of Summer Grass. Please pick me!

  49. Kareby says:

    Looking forward to your new book!

  50. Fredrika says:

    I’m feeling lucky! 🙂

  51. Michelle Valentine says:

    Third times a charm right!!!

  52. Elaine Cohoon Miller says:

    Yes, yes, yes, yes. Please, please, please, please. After FAR INTO THE WILDS, I am DYING, do you hear me, DYING, to witness the meeting between Deliah and Ryder.

    1. mp_vadel says:


  53. Candice H. says:

    Thank you for creating something worthy to read.

  54. Crystal says:

    I somehow missed the first giveaways. Thanks to you and your publisher for another opportunity!

  55. Nicole says:

    I’m a junkie in need of a fix! I can’t wait to read one of your newest novels!

  56. Kristin says:

    Me! Me! Me!

  57. Christine says:

    *fingers crossed*

  58. Lisa Cifrulak says:

    3rd times a charm right? gotta get my hands on this read!!!!! pick me pick me random number generator, my friend!
    Thanks for doing this Deanna!

  59. Therese James says:

    Pick me! Pick me!!

  60. KayLynn says:

    Can’t wait to read your newest!!

  61. Bonnie Mintz says:

    I can’t wait to read the book!! I love ALL YOUR BOOKS!!!

  62. Connie Yen says:

    I love your books!

  63. Jenny Koncelik says:

    I love your books! I hope I win one!

  64. Lani Wright says:

    Pick me, pick me!

  65. Terry Lynn Thomas says:

    I hope I win! I hope I win! I hope I win!

  66. Daiseyb says:

    I’m in! Sign me up for the giveaway!!! Thanks 🙂

  67. Rachel says:

    Would love to win one of your books!

  68. Stephanie Vaughn says:

    Alright but this is the last time I am going to open myself up to rejection from you! 🙂
    Good thing I love you. haha.

    If I don’t win you have to get on a plane for Atlanta by Saturday. Got it? (See how I did that? Either way I win.)

  69. Tyler Durbin says:

    Oh please let me win this time!!

  70. Ayla says:

    Super sweetness

  71. Lindsey says:

    I missed the last contest, I’m very excited about this one! I cannot wait to read this book!

  72. Bonnie says:

    Random number generator, pick me, pick me!! ;p

  73. Lisa says:

    I can’t wait to read this!

  74. Vee Romero says:

    Though I have pre-ordered “Spear of of Summer Grass” if I don’t get it now April will seem the cruelest month. In the words of Veruca Salt “I want it NOW”

  75. Raquel says:

    Third time’s the charm!!! Good luck everyone.

  76. Amanda Bazin says:

    Count me in, lovely lady!

  77. Christine says:

    Thanks – once again. This is really awesome.

  78. Mary Danielson says:

    *fingers crossed*

  79. Meenoo says:

    Maybe this time I’ll get lucky!

  80. Trying again!
    Thanks for so many opprotunities

  81. Faith says:

    So looking forward to this book!

  82. Melisa Marinelli says:

    Please, may I have one? I’m an English teacher and am stuck grading freshman essays. I need something that will restore my faith in the written word!

  83. Nicole says:

    Trying again to win, hopefully I will have luck this time.

  84. DeAnna says:

    Thanks for the opportunity, Deanna! Can’t wait to read it.

  85. Denise Metcalf says:

    Will the 3rd time be the charm? Hope so–would love to read this early!

  86. Doris Frye says:

    I would love a copy of the book. I will finally have time to read fun things since I am defending my dissertation on Tuesday!

  87. Deb says:

    Hoping I will win this time!!!

  88. Rachelle Harrison says:

    I would love to win! So excited to read this book!

  89. Kristin says:

    Love, love, love your books!!! Please keep writing more and often!

  90. Jen says:

    Can’t wait to read it – sooner is better!

  91. Megan says:

    I’d looove a copy. Your books are amazing. I’m so excited for this next one. 😀

  92. Kim says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  93. Paige says:

    Hello! Well I’m hoping my third time of entering will be my charm. If not I shall not cry. 😉 Looking forward to reading the book regardless of how I get it.

  94. Holly says:

    Would love a chance to read & review A Spear of Summer Grass early!

  95. Roberta says:

    I really hope to win this time!

  96. Sarah says:

    I’m really excited to meet your new characters!!

  97. AM says:

    Trying for the first time 😉

    (But I’m not sure if the giveaway is open internationally – if it isn’t, then please disregard this entry).

  98. Grazia says:

    I really would love to have the chance to read it soon!

  99. claudia098 says:

    Big fan!! Hope I win xoxo!

  100. stephanie gerken says:

    So excited for the new book!!! 🙂

  101. Jen says:

    Win or not, can’t wait to read this book either way!

  102. Crystal says:

    Thanks for the free download. Cant wait to read this book!!!

  103. Donna B says:

    Please, please, please!! I have to add this book to my Deanna Raybourn collection!

  104. Brandy says:

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful to win a copy of this book?!
    Deanna, your books are a delight to read. And fun! I enjoy the characters (all of them). As soon as I put your books down, the characters call to me….read more. I am always glad I didn’t read a book in one day; so I can have it a little longer, but I seem to always try! Thank you for all the great adventures thus far!

  105. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for the freebie!! Can’t wait to read the next one!

  106. Elena says:

    It’s the firts time that I try to win… so I hope to be lucky!

  107. Brad says:


  108. David P says:

    My wife is a HUGE Deanna Raybourn can! I’d love to win a copy for her!

  109. Can’t miss such an opportunity! 🙂

  110. Diane C says:

    Need a book fix! 🙂

  111. Lisa Sanford says:

    I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your other books and can’t wait to read this one too!

  112. I cannot wait to read your newest work!!! Thank you for keeping me always wanting more.

  113. ladyM says:

    I love your stories and characters, so I can only imagine how beautiful will be the next one!

  114. Carol M. says:

    Pick me! Pick me! 🙂

  115. I love your books!

  116. Martina says:

    I love to have a second chance to win one of your books 🙂

  117. Dianne Alleman says:

    I am really looking forward to reading your new book! It would be wonderful to have a chance to give a review.

  118. erin says:

    ooo! ooo! ooo! *waving hand wildly in the air, urging the teacher (authoress) to call on me*

  119. Elizabeth Dodson says:

    I still cannot wait to read this book!

  120. Lyndsey A. Stone says:

    Please please please!!!!!!!

  121. Jessa Dee says:

    This college student would still love a copy of Ms Raybourn next exciting adventure please!! Please PICK ME! It will be much adored and cared for!

    Avid reader,

  122. Francesca says:

    Just to let you know, your stories create addiction!

  123. Veronica Meaney says:

    I’m hoping for 3rd time lucky (along with everyone else 😉 ) and would absolutely post a review…. please …

  124. April says:

    Always thrilling!
    It was wonderful meeting you at the “Corsets & Clues” event in Virginia.

  125. Beverly Thorne says:

    Don’t let me be #201, please!!!!!!

  126. Pamela says:

    My copy is pre-ordered, so if I win I’d love to have my own give away! In either case, I’m so excited to get my hands on a copy. Thanks for the opportunity!

  127. Carrie Adams says:

    Can’t wait to read your new book! Thank you for these wonderful contests!!!!!

  128. Pati says:

    I really hope to be lucky this time…

  129. Kari says:

    Please pick me! Too impatient to wait till the end of the month!

  130. Maria says:

    second time that i try, i hope it will be the first one that I win!

  131. Nancy Van Eck says:

    I can’t wait to read this book. If I don’t win I’ll buy it!

  132. Karen Capute says:

    My fingers are crossed!

  133. Pati LaRue says:

    I really want to win this time. Love your books!

  134. Lacy says:

    The only thing better than a book is a free book!

  135. Sandra Z says:

    I feel lucky today ;-)….looking forward to reading this.

  136. So excited to go to 1920s Africa!

  137. I am so excited to read this book! Knocking on wood…:-)

  138. Chris Ewing says:

    You had me at “New Deanna Raybourn Book”!!!

  139. Lori Tuckett says:

    So excited to read this book and any others that you write!

  140. Amy R says:

    Love all the giveaways!

  141. John Bychowski says:

    I would love to win a copy of your book, and I will be glad to post a review! Thanks!

  142. Aimee says:


    Eloquent, I know.

  143. Stephanie J says:

    Crossing every limb, finger, and toe on my body in the hopes that I get drawn as a winner. Congrats to the past contest winners (you lucky, lucky ducks)!

  144. Kathy Nye says:

    Third time lucky?

  145. Ashley Chattaway says:

    I will be checking this book out whether I win or not! Very excited to read it!

  146. Leilani F. says:

    Here’s hoping the third time is the charm!

  147. Terri Eilers says:

    Looking forward to reading your book!

  148. Beth Ann says:

    I hope I am a winner!

  149. Lindsey MK says:

    Hoping to win!

  150. Sharon P. says:

    Yeah! More books!

  151. Cece says:

    Third time lucky? fingers crossed!

  152. Bibi Jaumdally says:

    I would LOVE to win one! Thanks a lot for having the giveaway!!

  153. Anna Alioto says:

    I enjoy watching your characters grow throughout the novels (please more Brisbane, I absolutely love how he talks to other characters, especially Julia) and I cannot wait to see where these new books and characters will go.

  154. Ooh, I’d love to enter this contest. I really enjoyed the Lady Julia Grey books and can’t wait to read your new one. Thanks for the opportunity!

  155. Tamara says:

    Looking forward to reading this!

  156. kayandg says:

    Well one last college try

  157. Stephanie L says:

    Ah, didn’t win it last time, but hope I’ll have better luck today. Either way, I look forward to reading your book soon!

  158. Donna Taylor says:

    I have read off of your books and would love to add “A Spear in the Grass” to my reading shelf. Thanks to you and your publisher for doing this for us fans!

  159. Alexandra Schafer says:

    I have my fingers crossed. I’m extremely excited to read this book!

  160. Kristin says:

    I’ll promise reviews if you’ll promise at least three more Lady J novels! Kidding, of course, and truly eager for your latest. 🙂

  161. Angie W. says:

    I missed the first two! I need to win this one!

  162. Tina M says:

    Love how many contests you’re running!!! Love the books, can’t wait!!

  163. Ann Phillips says:

    Maybe third time is the charm! Would love a chance to win a copy and write a review!

  164. Shannon Ascher says:

    I need a Deanna Raybourn book fix. Pick me please!

  165. Cathy Silva says:

    Yay! Pick me! Pick me! 😉

  166. Blaise says:

    I am so excited at the chance of winning! I missed the opportunity the last few times. I have been looking forward to this book coming out since you first started talking about it on your blog. Congrats on another book release!

  167. Cassandra Mariano says:

    Maybe third time’s the charm? Would love to win!

  168. Pat Dupuy says:

    WWI vets and the roarin’ twenties. Two of my favorite things to read about!

  169. Christina says:

    So excited about a new book.

  170. Emily Foster says:

    I missed the former contest… trying my luck this time! Would love to read A Spear Of Summer Grass. Heck, I will buy it if I don’t win anyway. Deanna is a talented, wonderful author and super-nice lady to boot. And I so enjoy her books!

  171. Patrice Wells says:

    Love all the Lady Julia books. Looking forward to your next step.

  172. Emily S says:

    I would love to receive a copy and write a review!!

  173. Chistine Holcomb says:

    Trying again. Just started reading Far in the Wilds, and LOVE it!

  174. Meghan says:

    Fingers crossed! Hope to win!

  175. Danielle says:

    I can’t wait to read your newest book! I discovered your books in undergrad and have thoroughly enjoyed reading your work since then. Looking forward to many more fantastic books from you!

  176. Kristi says:

    Can’t wait to ready another book written by you.

  177. Molly Slaydon says:

    Here is hoping the third time is the charm!

  178. Stephanie says:

    Can’t wait to read your new work!! Going through withdrawal LOL

  179. Melissa Terry says:

    I would love to read this book!

  180. Ashley says:

    I’d love to win!

  181. Alana says:

    Third entry is a charm? Regardless, I’m definitely looking forward to A Spear of Summer Grass!

  182. Kristin says:

    Hoping third time is the charm for me too!

  183. Mary Mattioda says:

    I would love a copy of your book to read:) thank you for adding more copies for us to win!!

  184. JP says:

    A new Deanna book?!? Want. So. Much!

  185. Debra Ross says:

    Come to me, Ryder, baby!

  186. Nicole Sardinas says:

    Pick me!

  187. Lesley Rollins says:

    I love your books!!!!!

  188. Stephanie Gregorwich says:

    I can’t wait to read your latest book!

  189. Kristen Zory King says:

    I’ve been reading your books and your blogs since high school and am eagerly anticipating the release of this new book!

  190. Christine McClenaghan says:

    Hi there. Have just discovered your books and am really looking forward to reading more – it’s a real treat to find an author I like 🙂 x

  191. Jean McFarland says:

    In which I would love to win….

  192. Connie Kelley says:

    I hope I’m not to late. I would love a copy of A Spear of Summer Grass”.

  193. Michelle Savahl says:

    Have been going through Lady Julia and Brisbane withdrawal…this would be the perfect fix! Here’s hoping…

  194. Morgan Jones says:

    Hopefully this time will be the charm! Can’t wait to read it either way 🙂

  195. Georgia Carvalho says:

    I would be absolutely delighted to get my hands in one of the ARCs. I am loving Far in the Wilds!! Can’t wait for the book.

  196. Bonnie says:

    This one sounds fabulous. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a copy of my own! 🙂

  197. Pat goetz says:

    Books and writing are my passion!

  198. Chasity Baker says:

    So excited to read this book!

  199. I am such a DR fan. Bought and read them all… several times. Much good luck!

  200. Vi says:

    Did I make it?

  201. Stella says:

    Oh, I’d love to have a copy to read!! Can’t wait to start it.

  202. Anna says:

    I hope I’m the 200th… cutting it close.

  203. Monique says:

    Fingers crossed!!!!!! Can’t wait to read it!

  204. April says:

    I am in need of a new book. Lately anything I’ve picked up I’ve been disappointed in. I’ve yet to be disappointed in one of yours! Looking forward to meeting new characters.

  205. Amber Hancock says:

    Looking forward to your new book. Thanks for taking the time to write it.

  206. Linda Baker says:

    Love to have one!!!!!

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