Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Galley Giveaway: SINS OF THE HOUSE OF BORGIA by Sarah Bower


CLOSED.
Sourcebooks is offering a galley copy of SINS OF THE HOUSE OF BORGIA by Sarah Bower to one of my readers. This novel is due to be released on March 8, 2011. Here's your chance to get your hands on an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) before it hits the stores!

This is a short contest with a special entry requirement,
so act fast but read carefully!

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



Pub. Date: March 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Format: Paperback , 544pp
Sales Rank: 225,632
ISBN-13: 9781402259630
ISBN: 1402259638

Description (from the publisher):
Violante isn’t supposed to be here, in one of the grandest courts of Renaissance Italy. She isn’t supposed to be a lady-in-waiting to the beautiful Lucrezia Borgia. But the same secretive politics that pushed Lucrezia’s father to the Vatican have landed Violante deep in a lavish landscape of passion and ambition.

Violante discovers a Lucrezia unknown to those who see only a scheming harlot, and all the whispers about her brother, Cesare Borgia, never revealed the soul of the man who dances close with Violante.

But those who enter the House of Borgia are never quite the same when they leave—if they leave at all. Violante’s place in history will test her heart and leave her the guardian of dangerous secrets she must carry to the grave.

About the author (from Amazon.com):
Sarah Bower teaches creative writing and was UK editor of the Historical Novels Review for two years until the beginning of 2006 when she stepped down to make more time for her own writing. Sarah lives in rural north Suffolk with her husband, two grown up sons, and two golden retrievers.

RULES FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY:

• Leave an original comment on this post telling me in what historical period and country you would like to have lived and why. You must answer this question in order to qualify! 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.

Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only (Sorry!) Winner must provide a U.S. or Canadian street address. The publisher is unable to deliver to P.O. Boxes.

• PLEASE NOTE: One win per household. If you win this title in another contest hosted at another blog, the publisher will only send one copy per household address.

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, February 9, 2011.

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

• Winners are determined using the sequence generator at Random.org.

Thank you to Beth
at Sourcebooks
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

28 comments:

Bethie said...

If asked that question in the past I would always say Regency England. But I am currently reading Outlander by by Diana Garabaldon and I am going to change my stock answer. Those Highlanders in Scottland are just too hot! So my new answer is Scottland, 1700's.
Thanks for the giveaway.

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Shannon said...

Unfortunately, I had to do some research to answer this question. The Victorian Era of the United Kingdom, I think. There was relative prosperity and peace.

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PoCoKat said...

I would have loved to have lived in Elizabethan England as I always admired Elizabeth I.

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Judy H said...

The Regency Period! Mostly because of Austen's influence.

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librarypat said...

I would like to have lived in Colorado in the late 1800s. It was an exciting time in the American West. The country was growing and developing. There was culture, industrialization was beginning, transportation was improving. One would have felt a part of a growing nation. Advances were being made in medicine.

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Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

I enjoyed the background. thanks

Diana D said...

I think I would have enjoyed living in Scotland. I'm only saying this from historical novels I've read. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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Zibilee said...

I would have loved to live during Regency England because I might have had the chance to meet up with Jane Austen!

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Anonymous said...

I would have to say 69BC ish to 30Bc ish Cleopatra's time period. I think she is the most famous Queen. I have read a few book about her and have enjoyed them very much. Even today she still is influencing people, writers, movies and lets not forget makeup. To have known her and watch her come to power, to become the most powerful Queen not just Egypt but the most powerful Queen in the world.
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traveler said...

I would have liked to live during the Industrial Revolution era in England. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I would like to live during the Pre World War 1 era in England. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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petite said...

It would have been fascinating to live during the Edwardian Era England. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

mrsshukra said...

Just finished watching Downton Abbey and I thought it would be interesting to live in the early 1900s when the telephone was new, etc.

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KimberlySue said...

I would have liked to have been alive during the time of Anne Boleyn, but only if I was a rich court lady! I am extremely intrigued by that time period, and by Anne in particular!

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