Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Giveaway: CLEOPATRA'S DAUGHTER by Michelle Moran

I am thrilled to be hosting a giveaway for one (1) hardcover copy of Michelle Moran's CLEOPATRA'S DAUGHTER as well as an ancient Roman coin complete with certificate of authenticity.

Rules for entering this giveaway are at the end of this post.


CLEOPATRA'S DAUGHTER
by Michelle Moran

Release date: September 15, 2009

Random House, Crown Publishers
ISBN-10: 0307409120
ISBN-13: 978-0307409126
Hardcover
430 pages

Synopsis (from the publisher):
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 revengeful rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. Their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome; 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; and Juba, Octavian’s 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 pullof 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 times. 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 most tumultuous period in human history. Emerging from the shadows of the past, Selene, a young woman of irresistible charm and preternatural intelligence, will capture your heart.

Biography
MICHELLE MORAN is the author of the bestselling Nefertiti and The Heretic Queen. Her experiences at archaeological sites around the world motivated her to write historical fiction and continue to provide inspiration for her novels. For more information, visit the author's blog at
michellemoran.blogspot.com

Visit CleopatrasDaughter.com for more historical background, maps, and lots of other information.

Michelle is running several more contests directly from her website. Visit her
contest page to enter.


RULES FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY:

• Leave a comment on this post telling me you would like to win. Include an email address with your comment so that I can contact you if you do win. Use a spam-thwarting format such as geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com or geebee.reads [at] gmail [dot] com

You must leave an email address in order to qualify. If I can't contact you, you can't win!

• You can earn an extra entry by being or becoming a Follower or Subscriber of this blog and telling me about it in a separate comment.

• Blog about this contest and provide me with the link to the post in a separate comment, and I'll give you yet another entry.

• Tweeting about this contest and providing me the link

in a separate comment will get you one more entry. I've added a Retweet button at the bottom of every post.


• Stumble this blog, Digg it, or Technorati Fave it, whatever, and leave a separate comment for another entry.

• This contest is open to U.S. residents only.

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, September 13, 2009.

• The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my email announcing that they have won; if I don't hear from the winner, I will draw another name.

Thank you to Michelle Moran
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

56 comments:

songbirdz said...

I would love to nab a copy of Michelle's latest, please enter me! Thanks :)
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I'm a follower....

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Your contest is posted on my blog www.tutus2cents.blogspot.com in the giveaway sidebar.

THanks for hosting this.

Tina said...

Your contest is posted on my blog www.tutus2cents.blogspot.com in the giveaway sidebar.

THanks for hosting this.

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Please count me in! I'd love to win a copy of Moran's latest book!

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Zibilee said...

I'd love to be entered in the giveaway for this book! It looks great, and I've heard such good things about it. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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