Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Giveaway: Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran and Roman Coin!

I am very excited about this giveaway! The Wonderful author Michelle Moran has graciously offered one autographed copy of her latest novel Cleopatra's Daughter...but that's not all! The winner will also be given an authentic Roman Coin complete with certificate of authenticity.
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 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.

Giveaway Guidelines:

~10 possible entries~
  •  +1 entry for posting a comment with your e-mail (no e-mail = no entry).
  •  +5 entries for becoming a Follower, or already being a Follower.
    • + 3 entries for posting about this giveaway on your blog. (please post link with your comment)
    • + 1 entry for linking this giveaway to your sidebar. (please post link with your comment)

     ~Please post all your entries in one comment, thanks :)
     ~This giveaway will be international.
    ~Ends March 29th.

    Good Luck everyone!!!


    Unknown said...

    Great contest! Sounds like a great read!
    email: pirate_pony2(at)yahoo(dot)com

    +1 comment and email
    +5 for being a follower
    + 1 entry for linking this giveaway to your sidebar.

    brokenteepee said...

    Please enter me,
    thank you
    kaiminani at gmail dot com

    +5 I am a follower

    Sarah Lynn said...

    +1 Looks like a good book! tunaymahal8279ATyahooDOTcom

    +5 I'm already a follower. :)

    Stephanie Thornton said...

    +1 I'm commenting! thorntonstephanie at hotmail dot com

    +5 I'm already a follower!

    +3 I posted on my blog!

    Amalia Dillin said...

    This is hands down the most amazing giveaway I've ever seen!

    +1 commenting (amalia(dot)stankavage(at)

    +5 for following! And Glad to have found your blog via Stephanie!

    +3 for posting on my blog!

    Thanks for hosting this!

    Shannon said...

    Please enter me!

    I follow through Google Reader.

    Thank you!

    KMichelleC87 said...

    This book looks really good. Please enter me in the giveaway.

    +1 kmichellec87(AT)yahoo(DOT)com
    +5 follower

    Thank You!

    Susan Fields said...

    This book looks great - thanks for another fun giveaway!

    +1 ssfields(at)charter(dot)net
    +5 follower
    +1 link from sidebar at

    Shannon O'Donnell said...

    Wow! What an awesome and original contest - I love it!

    +1 mrso_d at yahoo dot com
    +5 new follower
    +1 link in my sidebar (


    VR Barkowski said...

    What a great contest! Thank you so much for hosting, Muse.

    Email: vr(at)vrbarkowski(dot)com

    +1 Comment

    +5 Already a follower

    +3 Posted on Blog:

    +1 Link from sidebar:

    Unknown said...

    Oh, please enter me in this drawing! What an awesome opportunity. I'm already a follower, so here's my e-mail entry: ruthellenanderson (at) gmail (dot) com - thanks so much!

    Katy said...

    :) I think I might like this one!

    I'm a follower +5

    srfbluemama at gmail dot com +1

    Unknown said...

    Sounds very interesting! Please enter me! :)

    maddesthatter(at)verizon(dot)net - +1
    Already a follower - +5
    Sidebar - +1

    Good luck everyone!
    Lindsey :)

    Unknown said...

    Great contest!!!!

    +5 already a follower
    +1 sidebar-
    +3 posting on my blog tomorrow!

    Good Luck everyone!!!

    Michelle Moran said...

    Gosh - I wish everyone could win. Good luck!!!

    Shy said...

    Several people have suggested books by Michelle Moran to me but I seriously cannot find any of hers in the bookstore I frequent. I heard the books are enchanting and as someone who loves to read historical stuffs, I think I should indulge myself with this one.

    Do count me in for this giveaway. Who knows, I might get lucky!

    +1 Shy (shy8629 at gmail dot com)
    +5 Already a follower
    +3 Post here (Point #7)
    +1 Sidebar: Here (Click on "International Contest")

    Total entries: 10

    Thank you very much!

    Maria Grazia said...

    This IS a great read! Don't count me in since I already own a copy -signed by the author- of this wonderful novel. I just wanted to let you know that it is really worth reading!
    Good luck to all participants!

    Dana said...

    Oooh, please enter me! I was blown away by The Heretic Queen and can't wait to read more by this author.

    My email is boredd09ATgmailDOTcom +1

    I am also a follower. +5

    AshleeRae said...

    Ooh, I'm excited :)

    My email is ashleeraeATgmailDOTcom.
    +5 for already being a flower
    +3 for posting it on my blog:
    and +1 for a sidebar post on my blog.

    Thanks! :)

    Alexa Adams said...

    I want that coin! Email is and I am already a follower.

    Zephra said...

    +1 for comment
    +5 for following
    +3 for a link

    Sarah Ahiers said...

    ooh! Fun prizes!

    6 entries for me

    Tere Kirkland said...

    Awesome contest--that book sounds amazing!--and I love the look of your blog.

    +1 for commenting with my email:
    terekirkland (@) hotmail (.com)

    +5 for following!

    Thanks, and good luck to everyone who enters!

    L. T. Host said...

    Great contest! And I'm happy to have found your blog through Stephanie Thornton. Just followed, so +5, and here's my email for +1: wickedmoon921[at]gmail[dot]com.

    Miss Eliza said...

    +1 Commenting
    +5 Already a follower!

    Count me in! eliza.lefebvre[at]

    Natalie Murphy said...

    This is such a neat contest!

    +5 new follower =)

    D. Leigh said...


    I am already a folower .... which I have enjoyed BTW!

    And I am happy to add you to my blog!

    Kristi said...

    Love this contest!

    +5 I'm a new follower - yay!
    +1 wardkristi (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Joanne said...

    Yes, Yes! Enter me, please --

    +1 joannemccabe9(at)cox(dot)net

    +5 already a follower ;)

    Thank you! Good luck to everyone.

    Carolina M. Valdez Schneider said...

    I wish I had seen this before--I just did a blog post on contests. But I did add you to my sidebar:

    And I am now a follower! What a fun contest!!

    Sue said...

    +1 Thank you for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

    Faith said...

    Nice contest!

    +1 comment: info (at) phoenixpress(dot) ca
    +5 New follower!

    Anonymous said...

    The book sounds wonderful and having a piece of history is unbelievable..Wow! :O)

    +1 estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com
    +5 new follower

    Sqrt(D) said...

    +1 entry for posting a comment with your e-mail dsquared144) att (gmail) dot (com
    +5 entries for becoming a Follower, or already being a Follower. (Just became a follower!)
    + 3 entries for posting about this giveaway on your blog.
    + 1 entry for linking this giveaway to your sidebar.

    This contest is fantastic!

    Jen at Introverted Reader said...

    Great giveaway! Thanks!

    +5 New follower
    +1 In my sidebar
    +1 theintrovertedreader [at] gmail [dot] com

    Maxine said...


    +5 I am a follower.

    Cool giveaway! :)

    Kitty said...

    Enter me please. Thanks


    Kitty said...

    Follow on google friend connect---Kitty

    Anonymous said...

    I'll enter and I'm a follower as well

    + 1, +5

    janezfan (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Momma Fargo said...

    Great giveaway! I'm already a follower!

    Momma Fargo at

    Helen said...

    I'd love to win this book! Thanks!

    +1 helenlovesbooks81 at gmail dot com
    +5 I'm already a follower.
    +1 Link on left sidebar of blog

    Bookish in a Box said...

    The cover is gorgeous! I'd love to read this.

    +1 whatinabox at gmail dot com
    +5 Follower
    +3 Post:
    +1 Sidebar:

    Carol M said...

    I would love to read this book! It sounds really good!

    +1 comment and email
    +5 for being a follower

    mittens0831 at aol dot com

    justpeachy36 said...

    Please enter me in the giveaway.
    I am a follower.

    A Pen In Neverland: Angela Peña Dahle said...

    Wow! This is an splendidly scrumptious giveaway! I am excited to the point of wishful thinking!This book sounds interesting and I am wondering about the voice of the narrator. What an interesting subject! I love history and historical fiction!


    +1 for comment and e-mail
    +5 for following blog
    +3 for a link on left sidebar
    +3 for post about giveaway

    A Pen In Neverland: Angela Peña Dahle said...

    Sorry about the typo! Ack!

    A Pen In Neverland: Angela Peña Dahle said...

    Great! I am just horrible today with information! My link is on the RIGHT side. LOL I think my head is still groggy this morning!

    Annika said...

    What an exciting giveaway!
    +1 entry for posting a comment with your e-mail

    +5 entries for becoming a Follower

    + 1 entry for linking this giveaway to your sidebar.

    That is 7 total, cheers!

    Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

    Excellent review! I would love to be entered in this giveaway, please!


    +1 comment with email
    +5 old follower :)
    +1 sidebar link (
    +3 post (

    Amy said...

    This book sounds great! Please enter me in the giveaway.
    +5 for being a follower.


    Carolina M. Valdez Schneider said...

    I left a comment earlier, but wanted to let you know that I mentioned your contest on my blog!

    Oh, and I think I forgot to leave my e-mail as well, earlier.


    I also have your contest on my sidebar.
    Great contest.

    Brandy said...

    +5 for following.
    +3 blogged at
    +1 added to sidebar :)

    Thanks! Cool contest!

    Elley Otter said...

    Oh my gosh! I found your blog through looking for giveaways of Historical Fiction at, and now I'm most definitely going to follow you! Great blog, and I most definitely want to enter your giveaway.
    followed you
    posted on my blog:

    Ambar said...

    Thanks for make it international

    +1 entry for posting a comment with your e-mail (no e-mail = no entry).

    +5 entries for becoming a Follower, or already being a Follower.

    already follower Nick: simply_haku

    + 3 entries for posting about this giveaway on your blog. (please post link with your comment)

    + 1 entry for linking this giveaway to your sidebar. (please post link with your comment)

    "Visito y Leo" Section

    Diana said...

    Hi! Wonderful contest, please count me in!

    * +1 e-mail:

    * +5 I'm a new follower (Diana)

    * +1 Sidebar: (Contests section)

    And thnx for the giveaway!! :D

    Anonymous said...

    oh thanks for the giveaway I would like to be entered please.


    I'm now a follower as well and look forward to future visits!

    Carol W. said...

    I've tried to win this book before. Maybe this will be the lucky entry.

    +1 comment
    +5 follower


    nicchic said...

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    +1 comment
    +5 follower


    sarahjayne smythe said...

    Cool giveaway. Thanks so much.

    +5 follower
    +1 email
    +3 blog post and +1 sidebar, both here at


    email: sarahjayne(at)gmail(dot)com

    JaneGS said...

    This book is definitely on my wish list, and has been for awhile. And how cool would it be to have an authenticated Roman coin--v cool!

    I am now blindly following you, and my email is

    Hannah said...

    Seven entries for me!!

    I am a new follower, I have posted you on my sidebar, and email: hkgirl16(at)gmail(dot)com.

    The Library Lurker said...

    This book sounds so good!

    +5 for becoming a follower

    skkorman said...

    What a great giveaway—please enter me to win!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

    Allison said...

    great contest, the book sounds good! Thanks so much for posting.

    +1 allison.d.mason(at)gmail(dot)com
    +5 for being a follower


    Gaby G said...

    +1 great giveaway!! here is my email: magabygc AT gmail DOT com

    +5 Follower

    + 1 sidebar:

    Unknown said...

    Would love to have a copy of this book! Loved The Heretic Queen!

    +1 robinbird_79 AT hotmail DOT com

    +5 already a follower

    deltay said...

    Awesome, count me in :)


    Allison T said...

    :D Cleopatra's Daughter looks really good
    +5 Follower

    briryan said...

    I just finished reading this and it is FANTASTIC! I highly recommend it!

    +1 briryan[at]gmail[dot]com
    +5 Follower

    Jenny Girl said...

    Thanks for the contest.
    and I follow

    Just Another Sarah said... exciting!


    I'm a follower, too!

    bookaholic said...

    +1 commenting-Thank you so much for the contest...would love to win the book!
    +5 a follower
    +3 for posting about this giveaway on your blog-

    buddyt said...

    Congratulations on your win of the Elizabeth Chadwick books !

    I actually won a copy of Cleopatra's Daughter from Michelle Moran's website but with our usual terrible postal service here is South Africa, the book was never delivered to me and ended up going back to Michelle after 6 MONTHS !

    So I must try again and hope that if I win I don't suffer again.

    +5 I an a Follower.


    Carol T

    Diana D said...

    Love to read and would like to be your winner. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

    Sarah Joyce said...

    Oh this sounds good!
    +1 sarah.j.andrus (at)
    +5 I'm a follower