Thursday, July 9, 2015

Ross Poldark Blog Tour (with giveaway)

“If Jane Austen met Charlotte Bronte and they drank too much port,
the Poldark Saga would be their literary love child.” —

Captain Ross Poldark rides again in the new Sourcebooks Landmark tie-in editions of Ross Poldark and Demelza, the first two novels in the acclaimed Poldark Saga by Winston Graham, adapted into the inaugural season of the new Masterpiece Classic PBS’s series Poldark, airing June 21 – August 2 on PBS.


Ross Poldark:
A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787
by Winston Graham
Amazon | Goodreads

In the first novel in Winston Graham’s hit series, a weary Ross Poldark returns to England from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his beloved Elizabeth. But instead he discovers his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth—believing Ross to be dead—is now engaged to his cousin. Ross has no choice but to start his life anew.

Thus begins the Poldark series, a heartwarming, gripping saga set in the windswept landscape of Cornwall. With an unforgettable cast of characters that spans loves, lives, and generations, this extraordinary masterwork from Winston Graham is a story you will never forget.


A Novel of Cornwall, 1788-1790
by Winston Graham
Amazon | Goodreads

In the enchanting second novel in Winston Graham’s beloved Poldark series, Demelza Carne, an impoverished miner’s daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground brawl, now happily finds herself his wife. But the events of these turbulent years test their marriage and their love. As Ross launches into a bitter struggle for the right of the mining communities, Demelza’s efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry (and her husband) place her in increasingly odd and embarrassing situations. When tragedy strikes and sows the seeds of an enduring rivalry between Ross and the powerful George Warleggan, will Demelza manage to bridge their differences before they destroy her and her husband’s chance at happiness?

Against the stunning backdrop of eighteenth century Cornwall, Demelza sweeps readers into one of the greatest love stories of all time.

About the author:
Winston Graham (1908-2003) is the author of forty novels. His books have been widely translated and the Poldark series has been developed into two television series, shown in 22 countries. Six of Winston Graham's books have been filmed for the big screen, the most notable being Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Winston Graham is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 1983 was awarded the O.B.E.

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--~ Blog Tour Giveaway ~--

WIN One of Three Fabulous Prizes

Open to US only.

Offer ends: August 10, 2015

In celebration of the re-release of Ross Poldark and Demelza, Sourcebooks Landmark is offering three chances to win copies of the books or a grand prize, an Anglophile-themed gift package.

Two lucky winners will each receive one trade paperback copy of Ross Poldark and Demelza, and one grand prize winner will receive a prize package containing the following items:

(2 ) Old Britain Castles Pink Pottery Mugs by Johnson Brothers
(1) Twelve-inch Old Britain Castles Pink Pottery Plater by Johnson Brothersr
(1) London Telephone Box Tin of Ahmad English Breakfast Tea
(1) Jar of Mrs. Bridges Marmalade
(1) Package of Duchy Originals Organic Oaten Biscuits
(2) Packets of Blue Boy Cornflower Seeds by Renee's Garden Heirloom (1) Trade Paperback Copy of Ross Poldark & Demelza, by Winston Graham


To enter the giveaway contest simply leave a comment on any or all of the blog stops on the Ross Poldark Blog Tour starting July 06, 2015 through 11:59 pm PT, August 10, 2015.

Winners will be drawn at random from all of the entrants and announced on the Buzz at Sourcebooks blog on August 13, 2015. Winners have until August 20, 2015 to claim their prize.

The giveaway contest is open to US residents and the prizes will be shipped to US addresses. Good luck to all!


Contest has ended - winner is here



In celebration, July 6th through August 3rd, The Ross Poldark Blog Tour (details here) will visit thirty popular book blogs specializing in historical, romance and Austenesque fiction. Featuring spotlights, previews, excerpts and book reviews of these two acclaimed historical fiction novels, the tour will also offer readers a chance at a fabulous giveaway contest including copies of the books and a stunning Anglophile-themed prize package.


July 06 My Jane Austen Book Club (Preview)
July 07 Booktalk & More (Excerpt)
July 08 Reading, Writing, Working, Playing (Review)
July 09 vvb32 Reads (Preview)
July 10 The Paige Turner (Review)
July 10 My Kids Led Me Back To P & P (Excerpt)
July 11 Austenprose (Review)
July 12 Laura's Reviews (Preview)
July 13 Peeking Between the Pages (Review)
July 13 Reflections of a Book Addict (Preview)
July 14 Living Read Girl (Review)
July 15 Confessions of a Book Addict (Review)
July 16 vvb32 Reads (Review)
July 17 Paige Turner (Review)
July 18 Truth, Beauty, Freedom & Books (Preview)
July 19 Marie Antoinette’s Gossip Guide (Excerpt)
July 20 Laura's Reviews (Review)
July 20 The Calico Critic (Review)
July 21 So Little Time…So Much to Read (Excerpt)
July 21 Poof Books (Excerpt)
July 22 Babblings of a Bookworm (Review)
July 23 Austenprose (Review)
July 24 Peeking Between the Pages (Review)
July 25 My Love for Jane Austen (Excerpt)
July 25 Living Read Girl (Review)
July 26 Delighted Reader (Review)
July 27 My Jane Austen Book Club (Review)
July 27 Austenesque Reviews (Review)
July 27 Laura's Reviews (Review)
July 28 She Is Too Fond Of Books (Review)
July 29 English Historical Fiction Authors (Preview)
July 30 vvb32 Reads (Review)
July 30 Babblings of a Bookworm (Review)
July 31 CozyNookBks (Excerpt)
Aug 01 The Calico Critic (Review)
Aug 01 More Agreeably Engaged (Review)
Aug 02 Scuffed Slippers Wormy Books (Review)
Aug 03 Romantic Historical Reviews (Review)
Aug 03 Psychotic State Book Reviews (Review)


  1. Loving this blog tour! Thanks for being a part! :)

  2. Wow, this sounds fun!! :) I just started watching the Poldark series on PBS ... Lovely giveaway!


  3. Wonderful giveaway. Thanks so much. I am watching Poldark each week and it is captivating. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. I am such a fan of aiden turner and love the show i watch every sunday night i love the giveaway thanks so much for the chance denise smith

  5. love the teaset, loving this show!

  6. Great preview Velvet. I am looking forward to your thoughts on the books. Best, LA

  7. This is such a great TV series. I'd love to read the books, too! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  8. SO cool!! I haven't watched the series yet, but they are all recorded on my DVR!! Thanks so much for the chance to win the books :)

  9. Thank you for being part of the tour. This is my first visit to your site. I appreciated the opportunity to look around and find a new resource for recommended reading material. I'm finding that I am seriously coveting the books. Terrific giveaway.

  10. I'm watching the series, finding it fantastic, Ross Poldark's flaws and all. I'm blogging about it on my book-to-movie site if you care to take a gander:)

  11. What an awesome giveaway! I am loving the TV series, but I haven't read the books yet :)

  12. Loving the POLDARK series! Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. Really great blog tour! I'm excited for the opportunity to win these books! They sound amazing! I love historical fiction and I'm really enjoying the Masterpiece series on PBS! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Enjoying this tour. Thank you for the generous give away.

  15. My daughter and I are enjoying the show, and now we want to read the books. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. I've just discovered the full tour list and am having a rollicking good time reading all the reviews. The series is so good. Can't wait to read the books when I get my mitts on them.

  17. Loving this series. Generous giveaway. Thank you!

  18. Would love to read the books. Love the prize giveaway. My daughter & I watch this series. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol ( dot) com

  19. I am enjoying Poldark on PBS and would love to read the books. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great prize. raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. This series sounds intriguing and I definitely want to read the books. hat a generous give away.

  21. This series sounds intriguing and I definitely want to read the books. hat a generous give away.

  22. I too have been watching the new show and am enjoying it but would like to read the books as well.

  23. Loving the series on kind of story. Would love to read the books!

    It has been a LONG time since I visited your blog. You've really changed your look. It looks really nice. Hope you're doing well. :)

  24. Great giveaway and intro to the characters. :)

  25. I loved the show and I want to read the books!

  26. The show has me completely hooked! Dying to get my hands on the books! This giveaway opportunity is so awesome!

  27. The show has me completely hooked! Dying to get my hands on the books! This giveaway opportunity is so awesome!

  28. I am a HUGE fan of this show! Would love to read these books and have a copy of the series.

    donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

  29. my daughter & I love Sunday nights watching PBS, this show is amazing and we look forward to next season-it can't come soon enough!


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