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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Giveaway - Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran


The death of Cleopatra was only the beginning...

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.


Here's how to enter:

1) Just leave a comment on this post with an email address for an entry ~ no email, no entry!
2) + 2 if you post about this giveaway on your blog, sidebar, tweet etc.
3) Competition is open to followers of this blog (if you're not a follower then click on the follow button in the right hand column.)
4) Competition is open internationally.
5) Competition ends Sunday 27th September, winner will be announced on this blog.

87 comments:

Michelle said...

this sounds like an awesome book and i can't wait for ancient history week. count me in for the giveaway please!

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Sheere said...

I'd like to enter this contest!

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booklover0226 said...

I love books with ancient Egypt settings.

Tracey

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I am a follower, through Google.

I posted on Twitter (as bl0226)
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Pam said...

I've been hearing so much about this book! I really hope I win it!

I'm already following you

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elnice said...

After watching the HBO series Rome, I am hooked on this era. Towards the end he married Cleopatra, I would love to continue the story!
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Donna said...

Please enter me! My email's in my profile.

I'm posting a link to this in my sidebar and I'm mentioning it in my Sunday Contest Slurry today.

I'm already a follower!

Terry said...

I would really like to read this book! I am a follower and enjoy your blog!

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Kaye said...

I just love books set in Egypt. Please count me in the drawing.
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Kaye said...

I'm already a follower

I put a link in my sidebar.

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Patti said...

Looking forward to Ancient History week - I am enjoying your themes immensely! I'm hearing a lot of good things about this book.

Posted on my sidebar.

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trishalynn0708 said...

Please enter me. I have heard great things about this book.

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trishalynn0708 said...

I am already a follower as well. :)

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Michelle said...

I'm so in!

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Thanks. =)

everdreaming said...

I'd love to win this!
I'm already follower and I blogged: http://crimsonheart.bubble.nu/index.php/2009/09/giveaway-7/

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Christy said...

I'd love to enter for this! I'm already a follower and I added a link to my right sidebar: http://christysbooks.blogspot.com/.

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Tina said...

Oh yes, please enter me.

I'm a follower

and

You're listed on My blog.

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Thanks so much for the chance to win.

jmarksgirl said...

wow, this book looks great. ir eally wan to read it, I love books abotu this time period. Michelle- the author is really nice (we've talked through e-mail)I wish her lots success. jmarksgirl@yahoo.com

Carlos Antunes said...

Oh, do count me in!
:)

Carlos Antunes said...

Oh, my email!

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throuthehaze said...

count me in please
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Laura's Reviews said...

I would love to win this book. Please enter me in the competition.

laarlt78(at) hotmail (dot) com. I am a follower.

Thanks!

Michelle Moran said...

I'm so happy to be part of "Ancient History Week." Thank you!

And wow - what a banner at the top. You can never go wrong with Brad Pitt in armor ;]

mariag said...

I would really love to win this book.
Thanks

The Book Resort said...

Good luck to all!

K said...

I've been dying to read this book

Posted on my blog Slip Carefully

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And can i just add how great Brad Pitt looks up there on the banner

Alyssa said...

That trailer is pretty much amazing!

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tetewa said...

I'm a subscriber, sounds good!

Annie - Princess of the Past said...

Good luck everyone! I know you'll love this book. There are some other comps going on around blogland for it too if you want to double your chances :-)

Welcome to Royals Michelle! We're delighted to have you here. So is Brad ;-)

trishalynn0708 said...

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Cynthia said...

just became a follower
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Wanda said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.

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Cheri said...

Had not heard of Michelle Moran before now but I'm excited about all of her books, this one in particular. Would love to win!
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Flip The Page! Book Reviews said...

Enter Me in please!!

I am a loyal follower!

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Christina said...

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cqueen2 said...

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Susan said...

I'm looking forward to reading this book. Please enter me in the giveaway!

Susie Tudor Daughter said...

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Bombtastic Belle said...

Thanks for the chance :)
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Stacie said...

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Stacie said...

I follow.

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Aik said...

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+2 Tweeted.

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Veronica said...

I follow your blog.

Please enter me in your draw, I'm reading one of her books at the moment and reckon she is a new favourite author of mine now!

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Amanda said...

I've been dying to win this one. Thanks! And I am now a follower and just found you on twitter. Yay!

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RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Thank you for the awesome giveaway!
All the best,
@RKCharron
xoxo

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bookmagic said...

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susan.byerly said...

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Steph Shradar said...

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pixie13 said...

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Mary K. from L.A. said...

Cool blog, and cool giveaway! I really want to read this, but don't enter me. So many giveaways are limited to the US & Canada, I don't like to enter and take away a chance from readers in other countries. But I did want to comment and say I'm gonna start following you! Ciao!

CherylS22 said...

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cherdon said...

Ancient history is so darn interesting.

Please enter me. I would love to win this book. Thanks

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cherdon said...

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susan.byerly said...

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Sky said...

This will definitely be a great read somday for me. Can't wait to find it in the library so I can read it :).

Tina said...

I follow...;D

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