Wicked Wednesday 9.2.09

Wicked Wednesday Giveaways is back...with a vengeance! Haha!
Sept 2 - Sept 16
We have 2 wonderful SIGNED books to give away thanks to the wonderful Michelle Moran!
*1st Book*
Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
* Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
* Pub. Date: September 15, 2009
* ISBN-13: 9780307409126
* 448pp
Synopsis: 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 Ro
man-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.

*We have 1 Signed Hardcover Available*

*2nd Book*

The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
* Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
* Pub. Date: September 01, 2009
* ISBN-13: 9780307381767
* 416pp
Synopsis: 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 Eighteenth Dynasty’s royal family–with the exception of Nefertari, the 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. Nefertari is pushed aside, an unimportant princess left to run wild in the palace. But this changes when she is taken under the wing of the Pharaoh’s aunt, then 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.

"Nefertari tells her story simply, humbly, and in a clear voice that will attract readers."–Romantic Times

*We have 1 SIGNED Paperback Available*

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{Special Note: Please Read}
Dear Friends,
If you're one of the lucky winners of any giveaway we've hosted and you have not received an email from us, please feel free to just send us your addresses via email to booksoulmates[at]gmail[dot]com. We know you'll be understanding when we say that we haven't gotten around to emailing everyone! We love hosting the giveaways and feel, being the book lovers that we are, that we're sharing something special with you all. As you all know, besides maintaining this fabulous blog, we're either going to school, work, with our families, or reading :) We DO try to get to everyone as fast as possible but sometimes life just gets in the way. So we'd really appreciate it if you'd be kind enough to just forward your addresses to us.
Thanks for understanding!
Your Book ♥ Soulmates :)

Rules {Please Read Carefully}
• To enter the giveaway you must leave a comment. Please leave your email address otherwise we will not be able to get in touch with the winners.
• Books will be delivered directly from the publishers so the giveaways are only available for U.S. and Canada residents. No P.O. boxes please.
• Winners will be drawn Wednesday, September 16 at Noon and posted soon thereafter. The winners will have until Sunday, September 20 to contact us via email with their mailing addresses. If the winner has not contacted us by the due date, we will be randomly choose another winner as this is only fair to the other participants.
• Alternate winners will be drawn by Sunday at Noon.
• Winners will be chosen using random.org!

Ways to earn extra entries:
+1 for being a follower
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(Please reference which other posts you've commented on.)
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(Please include a link to the post.)

♥ Feel free to contact us via email at booksoulmates[at]gmail[dot]com if
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Good Luck!

42 comments:

  1. I'd love either of these books!

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  3. Count me in for this drawing please.

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  4. enter me please!

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  5. I'm a follower! :)
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  6. I have become a fast fan of Michelle Moran after reading Nefertiti and loving it!So I would love to win either of these!
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  7. Please count me in.
    I am a follower.
    Both of these books sound like excellent reads.

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  8. Mary D
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    Please count me in to win, I would enjoy either one of these great books!

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  9. These look so good! I'd love a chance. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. count me in please
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  11. Would love to win either of these great titles!
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  12. I would love to win either of these books. I have heard great things about the books and the author. They are on my wish list.

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  13. I'd love to enter! I'm a follower here and on twitter (christybooks).

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  14. I would love to win this, please enter me in the giveaway, thanks!
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  15. I follow your blog!
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  16. I follow you on Twitter! (roxxyroller,coolcanucks)
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  17. I own CoolCanucks.ca, which is a Canadian Contest and Freebie site. This giveaway is posted here!

    http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/21735-book-soulmates-wicked-wednesday-book-giveaway-sept16-canada

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  19. I tweeted!

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  20. I would love either of the following. I am a follower. supertalya at gmail . com

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  21. I love anything Egyptian, always have. I follow you. geri (dot) durant@gmail.com

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  23. I tweeted about your giveaway

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  24. I'd love either of these books..thanks

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  25. I would love either book. Please count me in.

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  26. I'd love to win The Heretic Queen.

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  27. +1 for being a follower
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  34. I have heard good reviews of both of thewse books and would love to read them
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  35. I'm a follower
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