Contest-Nefertiti and Cleopatra’s Daughter!!!

Hello Everyone!!!!!!!!!

I am so thrilled to let you know that I have an absolutely fabulous giveaway for you all, courtesy the even more fabulous and generous Michelle Moran.

nefertiti1) A paperback copy of Nefertiti by Michelle Moran

Nefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, have been raised in a powerful family that has provided wives to the rulers of Egypt for centuries. Ambitious, charismatic, and beautiful, Nefertiti is destined to marry Amunhotep, an unstable young pharaoh. It is hoped that her strong personality will temper the young ruler’s heretical desire to forsake Egypt’s ancient gods.

From the moment of her arrival in Thebes, Nefertiti is beloved by the people but fails to see that powerful priests are plotting against her husband’s rule. The only person brave enough to warn the queen is her younger sister, yet remaining loyal to Nefertiti will force Mutnodjmet into a dangerous political game; one that could cost her everything she holds dear.

cleoredtogacover22) A hardcover copy of Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran. The winner of Cleopatra’s Daughter will also receive gold plated Cleopatra earrings.

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.

cleoearringsThe 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 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 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.

Rules:

1) Contest open to anyone, anywhere in the world having a reliable mail service.
2) +1 for commenting on this post with a way to contact you.
3) +2 if you already subscribe to my blog.
4) +1 for new subscribers.
5) Let me know whether you are entering for Nefertiti or Cleopatra’s daughter or both.

Please don’t forget to leave an email address in your comment (e.g violetcrush at gmail dot com). There will be 2 winners. The contest ends on September 10th and the winners will be announced on 11th September.

Good luck!!!

***** This Contest is officially over *****

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58 thoughts on “Contest-Nefertiti and Cleopatra’s Daughter!!!

  1. Wonderful giveaway. I just wish I am lucky enough to win this one 🙂 I subscribe to ur blog on Live Bookmarks and I would like to win Nefertiti..

    You can reach me at shwetavnadig[AT]rediffmail[DOT]com

    Thank u

  2. Thanks for including me in this giveaway! I would like the chance to win Nefertiti.

    +1 I subscribe.

    Amanda
    fitz12383(at)hotmail(dot)com

  3. Sign me up for Cleopatra’s Daughter! I’ve read both Nefertiti and The Heretic Queen, which makes me a Michelle Moran fan for life!

    I am already subscribed to you through Google Reader.
    My email litconnection AT gmail Dot com

  4. I haven’t read either of the books, and would love to win them both…or one!

    I subscribe by googlereader.

    Dutchlvr1(at)aol(dot)com

  5. Violet, I’m just shocked and amazed to realize that I don’t (or didn’t – I do now – have you in my GoogleReader) goodness, shame on me but you are now safely listed in my favorites (you’ve ALWAYS been a fave and I do visit a lot, dont’ I?) Anyway… I didn’t do it for the extra entries but I do hope to read these books someday. 🙂 – Care email-able at bkclubcare at gmail. i know! You’re in my WP friends list or something! (this is going to bother me…)

  6. Please count me in to enter for either or both books – this is such a nice giveaway and I’d be thrilled to have either one 🙂 Thank you and have a wonderful weekend ~

  7. I absolutely love the earrings so I really want Cleopatra’s Daughter. Enter me for this book.
    +1 Subscriber

    I am fascinated by Egyptian history and just began to explore Cleopatra’s role in the demise of Egypt. Now this book carries on the historical record by further explaining what happened with Cleopatra’s daughter.

    Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  8. Hi…I’m new to your blog and enjoying it very much. I’d love to be added to the list for your giveaway. I haven’t read any of Michelle’s books yet, and would love too…they sound great. I enjoy finding new authors to read.

    Thank you,
    Sandy

    Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

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