You can read all about the rules of the auction here, so please do so before you bid.
All of the money raised will go to a Richard Armitage JustGiving charity, but which one will be determined based on the poll results, so please take a moment and vote.
To learn more about the charities, please click on the link above where (on the right hand side) you can read about the specific charities.
As way of thanking those who have contributed to the RA Silent Auction, either by donating and bidding, or commenting, reposting, retweeting, reblogging, I have also prepared a giveaway where you can get your hands on this Thorin Bookmark.
When Margaret Hale hastily rejected the wealthy industrialist’s fervent marriage proposal, she could not have foreseen the events that would lead her to change her mind and open her heart. But was it too late now to let the handsome, brooding mill owner know? Based on the novel North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, this book weaves a change near the end of the original plot to create a romantic continuation of an enduring love story. A Heart for Milton brings to life all of Gaskell’s rich characters: Nicholas Higgins, Hannah Thornton, Henry Lennox, Mr. Bell, and others. But at its core, this tale unfolds the joy, hope, passion, and fulfillment of the love forged between John Thornton and Margaret Hale as the reader follows their journey through the uncertainties of their engagement to the trials encountered in their first year of marriage …and beyond.
I am also adding a Thornton bookmark, although I guarantee you won’t want to put this book down till you’re done.
This metal bookmark is bronze-coloured and features our dashing mill owner under a cabochon.
You are bidding on both items together.
No minimum bid.
If you are already a fan of Trudy Brasure’s writing, this item is an extra special treat.
She has donated a copy of her brand new book In Consequence.
The book isn’t out of print yet and you will receive a copy hot off the press mid December.
The winner of this auction will literally be one of the first people to get their hands on the book!
Trudy is very hush hush about the details of the plot, but if her previous book is anything to go by, this one will be a corker!
No minimum bid.
If there’s too much Thornton for your taste, the wonderful Charlotte Hawkins is throwing in some ebook Grizzly Gizzy into the mix and has donated:
Guy of Gisborne, a man of great darkness and sin, meets the woman who will be his redemption… Sir Guy is a fierce, brooding knight. He is both feared and scorned by those under his command. But under his harsh exterior lies a tortured soul, haunted by his many sins… Cassia is a peasant healer, with a secret longing for the fearsome lord Gisborne. When fate thrusts him into her hands, she soon finds he lives up to his fearsome reputation. But she also learns there is more to him than meets the eye… Soon they are drawn into a passionate love affair, one that will alter both of their lives forever…
Lady Evelyn Gisborne desires to be a proper young noble-woman, but independence runs strong in her blood. She follows her heart as well as her head, and temptation soon beckons her in the form of a handsome rogue. René Jean-Bastien is clever, bold…and forbidden, for she has been promised to another. Simon Jean Carré, Marquis of Laroque, is a born soldier. His life is commited to the pursuit of battle and the honor of the knight’s code. When he journies to the Gisborne estate, his only intention is to meet his promised bride. But he soon finds himself entwined in the life of a most unusual family…and falling in love with the woman he has sworn to keep at a distance. Evelyn is torn between two loves. Will she choose the man to whom she is promised…or the dashing thief who has stolen her heart?
Owen Gisborne is a knight in training. He vows not to lose his heart to a woman, but only to dedicate himself to the prestige of his warrior’s class. But to be a Gisborne is to love with a great passion, even if it goes against the rules…
You are bidding on the entire set of 3 ebooks from the Gisborne Series!
The Gisborne’s will have you steaming hot under the collar!
Format: Mobi for Kindle
No minimum bid.
Well, hello there Mr Postman, do you have something in your bag for me?
Ela has kindly donated an awesome Thorin treat:
There are TWO Thorin stamps up for grabs!
The stamps go to the top and second largest bid (one stamp each), so if you want both, bid big 🙂
No minimum bid.
I hope you enjoy the items on offer at the RA Silent Auction, dream big and bid big!
The auction will run till Monday 9am GMT, so make sure your get your bids in by then.
I will be contacting the winners on Tuesday, as well as the raffle winner.
The Auction is already over and a huge THANK YOU! to all of those who took part!
I will be contacting the winners today (Monday) with details regarding the Paypal transfers.
If you have any questions please contact me at rasilentauction [at] wp.pl
Below I have written out the procedure of the silent auction, as well as the general rules that apply.
Before bidding, please make sure that you read through these points and please email me if you have any questions at RASilentAuction [at] wp.pl
Apart from the silent auction there will also be a poll to determine which RA JustGiving charity the RA Silent Auction funds will go to.
There will also be a raffle for all of those who bid, comment, retweet, repost, reblog and are generally refabulous (not a real word…), with the chance to win an RA goodie.
If you wish to contribute to the RA Silent Auction Fund, but will not be taking part in the bidding, I have established a Donate button on the side.
Please state clearly that this is a donation and not a payment for an auction item.
RA Silent Auction procedure:
The auction starts at 9am GMT on the 29th of November at 9am GMT and ends on the 2nd of December 9am GMT.
Any bids that come before or after that time will not count.
All items will be featured in one auction post that will be published on Friday the 29th of November at 9am GMT.
All bids must be sent via email to RASilentAuction [at] wp.pl
Comments to this post will be open and you are encouraged to leave your thoughts, but bidding in the comments section will not count.
All of the items up for auction have been generously donated by my wonderful RA friends.
Some items are one-of-a-kind and a minimum bid has been established, the other items have no minimum bid.
The good news is there’s no maximum, so bid big on multiple items 😉
Each item has an identification number.
When emailing your bid please write the item number in the subject line.
Apart from the item number and your bid, please do not include any personal details, address etc.
After you have won the auction I will email you with further instructions regarding the transfer.
After the money is transferred I will request your shipping details which I will pass on to the person who donated the item.
Make sure to check your email so I can contact you if/when you win.
All bids must be made in GBP (pound sterling) in order to unify the currency.
All transfers are to be made to the RA Silent Auction PayPal account.
PayPal converts your currency automatically.
Unfortunately, due to logistics other means of transfer will not be possible.
If you do not have a PayPal account, I can assure you it’s very quick easy to set up and safe to use.
If I do not hear from the auction winner by the 8th of December 10am GMT the item goes to the second highest bidder.
After the transfer is completed and I have received your shipping details, the item/items will be sent directly from the person who donated it.
The postage + packing costs will also be covered by the person who has donated the item/items.
After all the transfers have been completed, I will tally them all up and send the money from the RASilentAuction PayPal account to the RA charity that was chosen in the poll that will appear in tomorrow’s auction post.
The auction is open internationally and everyone can bid (apart from me, AgzyM, unless an item does not receive any other bids), including those generous people who have donated the auction prizes.
You can bid multiple times on multiple items.
You may raise your bid, but please don’t lower it.
All bids are confidential (hence the silent auction) so I will not be disclosing any information during or after the auction.
All bids must be made in GBP via email RASilentAuction [at] wp.pl and all transfers via PayPal.
ALL the money raised during the auction will be transferred to an RA JustGiving charity.
The information that you provide, including your email address, bids, shipping details etc. will be handled with respect and the information obtained will be treated as confidential.
Due to the nature of this auction, I have asked Guylty to serve as independent arbitrary/umpire.
If there are any questions regarding the auction, bidding, money transfers etc., Guylty will have access to auction information and will analyse your question/claim as an independent arbitrary.
If you have any questions about the auction, please email me at RASilentAuction [at]wp.pl
By bidding I will assume that you understand the procedure and rules of the auction and have agreed to them.
I hope everyone enjoys the auction and see you back here Friday 9am GMT 🙂