Thursday, September 3, 2009

Michelle Moran Giveaway **Closed**

The last month or so I've been hearing alot of buzz about Michelle Moran's books, which peaked my interest. I love reading about Egypt, especially about Cleopatra. I'm looking forward to both theses books. So I'm very happy to be hosting this giveaway with Michelle.

A signed copy of The Heretic Queen & A signed copy of Cleopatra's Daughter are up for grabs. I'll be picking two lucky winners. To enter just leave a comment on this post along with you email address. Winners will be announced on September 15th.

Good Luck!!

Also not to be missed is Michelle's website, she currently has three different giveaways going on. Check it out Here.




Book Description:

In ancient Egypt, a forgotten princess must overcome her family’s past, and remake history.

The winds of change are blowing through Thebes. A devastating palace fire has killed the 18th dynasty’s royal family—all with the exception of Nefertari, niece of the reviled former queen Nefertiti. The girl’s deceased family has been branded as heretical, and no one in Egypt will speak their names. A relic of a previous reign, Nefertari is pushed aside, an unimportant princess left to run wild in the palace. But all of this changes when she is taken under the wing of pharaoh’s aunt, and brought to the Temple of Hathor where she is educated in a manner befitting a future queen.

Soon Nefertari catches the eye of the crown prince, and despite her family’s history, they fall in love and wish to marry. Yet all of Egypt opposes this union between the rising star of a new dynasty and the fading star of an old, heretical one. While political adversity sets the country on edge, Nefertari becomes the wife of Ramesses the Great. Destined to be the most powerful pharaoh in Egypt, he is also the man who must confront the most famous exodus in history.


Coming September 15th
Book Description:
The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Antony’s vengeful rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. Their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome, but only two—the ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexander—survive the journey. Delivered to the household of Octavian’s sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt. As they come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavian’s family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings and desires deep within their own hearts.

The fateful tale of Selene and Alexander is brought brilliantly to life in Cleopatra’s Daughter. Recounted in Selene’s youthful and engaging voice, it introduces a compelling cast of historical characters:

Octavia: the emperor Octavian’s kind and compassionate sister, abandoned by Marc Antony for Cleopatra
Livia: Octavian’s bitter and jealous wife
Marcellus: Octavian’s handsome, flirtatious nephew and heir-apparent
Tiberius: Livia’s sardonic son and Marcellus’s great rival for power
Juba: Octavian’s ever-watchful aide, whose honored position at court has far-reaching effects on the lives of the young Egyptian royals

Selene’s narrative is animated by the concerns of a young girl in any time and place —the possibility of finding love, the pull of friendship and family, and the pursuit of her unique interests and talents. While coping with the loss of both her family and her ancestral kingdom, Selene must find a path around the dangers of a foreign land. Her accounts of life in Rome are filled with historical details that vividly capture both the glories and horrors of the time. She dines with the empire’s most illustrious poets and politicians, witnesses the creation of the Pantheon, and navigates the colorful, crowded marketplaces of the city where Roman-style justice is meted out with merciless authority.

Based on meticulous research, Cleopatra’s Daughter is a fascinating portrait of Imperial Rome and of the people and events of this glorious and tumultuous period in human history. Emerging from the shadows of history, Selene, a young woman of irresistible charm and preternatural intelligence, will capture your heart.

46 comments:

  1. i also like books about egypt! count me in!

    battyaboutbats(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. You don't have to enter me (I have both) but these books look amazing! I can't wait to read them.

    Good luck to all who enter!!

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  3. I'll enter this one, they both look wonderful! Thank you.

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  4. Please enter me i would love a chance to read these thanks
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

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  5. Hello fellow Minnesotan!

    Please enter me for this giveaway. Both sound very interesting.

    michwerm (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. I'm hearing lots of good things about these books and I love to read about Egypt and Cleopatra as well!!

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  7. This is the first I've heard of this author (or these books), but I love books about Egypt and these look intriguing. Please enter me!

    jump_up_thrice[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  8. I would love to win this, please enter me in the giveaway, thanks!
    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. Sounds very interesting.

    seattlesnoops at aol dot com

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  10. I would like to enter.

    kirar59[at]yahoo[dot]ca

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  11. I would love to enter.

    Zia
    ziaria(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. These look great Anna! Thanks, as always, for the generous giveaway!

    ~bella

    b42bella(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I love Egypt too! I swear, I must have been a Nubian princess in a prior life. lol

    Deidre
    deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

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  14. I would like to be entered! Looking forward to reading Michelle's book!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. yes I need a good end of summer read..thx for the contest..
    thehighflyer3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. I love historical fiction and am very interested in Egypt and Rome, so I know I would love Michelle's books!

    Thanks for the contest. :)

    karenwitkowski AT aol.com

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  17. I would love these books so much!
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  18. Please enter me. I have Nefertiti and it would be great to have either of these as well.

    obsessedwithbooks(at)shaw(dot)ca

    Thanks for the contest!!

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  19. Gave you an award over at my blog
    Award

    Just got Cleo's daughter today, yay :) Sure would like to read the other one too but hm, I did already get this one

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  20. These look very interesting and ooo Egypt that's an awesome setting that you don't see nearly enough in books IMHO!

    Please count me in!

    jennj28(at)yahoo.com

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  21. Just looking at my TBR list of books I have a mind to read this fall and both of these are on my list so I'm pretty thrilled. Thanks for the entry!


    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

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  22. Please enter me, perpetualmist at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the contest.

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  23. count me in please
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to enter.

    jen4777[at]hotmail.com

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  25. I'd like t be included! tWarner419@aol.com

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  26. Hi Anna!

    Please count me in. I've been hearing great thing about these books!

    Dottie :)

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  27. Those covers are so gorgeous, and Egypt? How awesome is that? Please enter me!

    lynzajw[at]gmail[dot]com

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  28. Thanks Anna for another great giveaway. I can't think of one book that I have read that was set in Egypt so these definitely peak my interest. Heard so many good things about Michelle's writing so would love to win them.

    cldivineATyahooDOTcom

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  29. Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway. I love historical fiction.

    My email is
    goodbooksandgoodwine[at]gmail.com

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  30. your website is awesome!!! count me in for this giveaway

    tonyaharmati at gmail dot com

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  31. I would so love to win either of these books! I love Cleopatra and am fascinated by both Egypt and Rome!
    beax0002 (at) umn (dot) eud

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  32. Hi Anna!

    Another great contest. :) I would love to win a copy of either of Ms. Moran's books. I've been reading about them all over and they sound wonderful.

    Thanks Anna..

    Best
    L

    i_love_my_kiera@yahoo.ca

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  33. What a great contest! I'd love to win either book.

    -- Memory
    xicanti AT gmail.com

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  34. Been hearing such great things about these books so please count me in!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

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  35. Please include me in your giveaway


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    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. These sound good, please enter me.
    zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

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  37. These books have been reviewed on many different blogs over the past month. Each review enhances my desire to read them. Please enter me int his giveaway. I really want to read them.

    bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

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  38. I'm just starting to read Historical Fiction about Egypt and would love to enter draw for Cleopatra's Daughter. Thank you.

    grottis6 [at] gmail [.] com

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  39. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Betty

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  40. I was pointed over this way from Lea's blog. :P Great contest!

    thriftyreader at gmail dot com

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  41. I'd love a chance to win this. Moran is one of my favorite authors!
    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. I would love the chance to win.

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  43. Thanks for the chance to win. I have always found Ancient Egypt interesting.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  44. I've been hearing a lot about Moran and would love to win either title! Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I love reading about ancient egypt. I'm sure this will be a good book.

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  46. I'd love a chance to win this novel.

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