Sunday, April 3, 2011

Giveaway! Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower

I have a brand new copy of Sarah Bower's intriguing novel, Sins of the House of Borgia, available for one lucky winner chosen at random! This will be an INTERNATIONAL giveaway :) 

Publish Date: March 2011
Format: Paperback pp

Synopsis (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."

Giveaway Guidelines:

~10 possible entries~

  • +1 entry for posting a comment and leaving your e-mail. (no e-mail = no entry) 
  • +5 entries for becoming a Follower, or already being a Follower. (if possible, please follow through "google friend connect" so I can verify) 
  • + 3 entries for adding a link to this giveaway on your sidebar or for posting about it on your blog. (please post link with your comment) 
  • + 1 entry for tweeting about this giveaway. (please post link with your comment) 

~Please post all your entries in one comment, thanks :)
~This giveaway will be international.
~Ends April 30th~

Good Luck everyone!



Birgit said...

What a lovely giveaway!! I absolutely adore this sweet and sexy cover!

+1 comment
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Vivien said...

I would love to read this book. It's in a genre that I love!
+1 comment
+5 GFC follower

Thanks again!!
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Kulsuma said...

+1 This book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway.
+5 Old GFC follower.
+3 sidebar link:

Blodeuedd said...

International! Wohoo! Yes I am in, I wanna read about those freaky Borgias

+1 blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com
+5 entries old follwoer :)

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

+1 Definitely a must read for me. I love historicals and nothing like the insight into a very colorful individual.
+5 I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards
+1 tweet!/alterlisa/status/54634336791691264
+3 on left side of


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buddyt said...

The Borgias are a catchword for poising and skullduggery so I am very curious to see what the author has made of them in the novel.

Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

Carol T

+1 for comment
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ArtemisG said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Great book.
I am GFC follower as Diana
I shared this on twitter:!/artdem83/status/54645754559606785

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Elysium said...

I've really wanted to read this! Thanks for making this international!

old GFC follower (Elysium)


Ammy Belle said...

This book looks really good! especially with the HBO mini series about the Borgias coming out soon! Looks like it will be all about scandal this spring! Thanks for the post and the giveaway! :)

+1 apereiraorama[at]gmail[dot]com
+5 GFC Follower. Oldie but goodie.

Total: 6

Misha said...

I have been dying to read this book! I love The Borgias!

+5 GFC Follower
+3 Right sidebar under "Contests around the web"
+ 1 entry for tweeting about this giveaway!/Misha_1989/status/54701600521994241
Total 10

Cielo Azul said...

Thanks for the chance :)

+5 I'm follower GFC
+1 comment

Total= 6


Jel said...

id love to win! enter me please :)

punkme15 at gmail dot com

Jel said...

(please remove my previous comment.. didnt realize it should be one comment only. thanks!)

enter me please :)

+5 blog follower, GFC name is Jel

+ 1 tweet here:


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4everQueen said...

+1 This is an awesome giveaway, please count me in :)
+5 I'm a Google follower

Thank you,

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TheGirlOnFire said...

This is really great! Thanks for the giveaway!
+1 comment
+5 GFC follower

Stephanie- the girl on fire
thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

Mystica said...

Would like to read this very much. Lots of thanks for making it international much appreciated + 1

Old follower on GFC + 5

Total 6


Shanna Sandmoen said...

I know very little about this particular time period, but this book sounds great! I am a follower, posted to Twitter via @toriphile81. My email addy: ssandmoen(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Amy said...

Ooohhh I am so excited about this one! Thanks so much for the chance to win this book!

+1 comment
+5 Old follower on GFC

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway and lots of thanks for making it international.

The book sounds very good.

+1 entry for posting a comment and leaving your e-mail =

+5 I´m a Follower GFC : Welzen

+ 3 For posting about it on your blog

+ 1 entry for tweeting about this giveaway!/elblogdewelzen/status/55006944062210048

Thank you


John Mc said...

This book is on my "to read" list anyway, and I would love to have a free copy! HF is strong with me, and no one could deny that the Borgia family has had no problem in turning heads and causing second looks. Started out in an unusual way and rose to the top in alot of ways as well. Must have been some brilliance there, too, to do what they did...and get away with it! Even in that period. But anyhow, I'd love to be considered for a copy of the book.

Unknown said...

thank you for the amazing giveaway

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+1 email
+1 tweeted!/bindisgirl/status/57760132444065792

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Thank you for the contest!! The borgias are definitely the next big thing!!

+1 comment
+5 old follower :)

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LK said...

Figured how to follow you.. My handle is Tiki.

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Unknown said...

Thanks for the international giveaway! The synopsis sounds great!

+1 entry for posting a comment
+5 entries for becoming a Follower: Karla Vollkopf
+3 entries for posting about it on your blog.:
+1 entry for tweeting:!/vollkopf/status/59080272414642176

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Sarah(Sarahandherbookshelves) said...

+1 comment
+5 GFC follower

I really want to read this:) Thanks for the giveaway!

Sarahmurray20 at hotmail dot com

Andra Lyn said...

Awesome giveaway! I've been into the Borgia's lately because of their new show on Showtime! I would love the chance for the book!
+1 comment
+5 follower
+1 tweeted!/hense1kk/status/59747095191629824

hense1kk At cmich DOT edu

Literary Chanteuse said...

I am very interested in this book! Thanks!


Damla said...

I hope I win, thank you so much!

+5 I'm already your GFC follower.

+3 Blogged:

+1 Tweeted:

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Unknown said...

+1 I am very curious to read this intriguing novel! Please enter me in!

+5 I am your new follower via GFC! (ksyshenka)

+1 Tweeted:(@oksana2372)!/oksana2372/status/60392062410952704

Thank you for the chance!


Joanne J said...

+1 I would love to read this please!
Email: joanne.j at hotmail dot com

+5 I follow you on GFC as joanne.j

+ 3 Blogged

+ 1 Tweet

Krystal Larson said...

Hi! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway! My email address is
I am a follower; I blogged about it. and I tweeted! I think I get all 10 points!

-petit said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

I'm a GFC Follower (-petit)
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Sharli said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway! This book sounds really good :)

+5 entries for becoming a Follower (GFC)
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loveangel132 said...

Thank you so much for the give away! This book sounds great!

+5 Follow on GFC- Loveangel132
+1 Comment/Email

YulyaShenka said...

Nice giveaway! Thank you!

+1 comment
+5 GFC follower YulyaShenka
+3 blogged
+1 tweet!/yulya_shenka/status/60633245930360832

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Dovile said...

Thanks for the chance!

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+5 GFC follower (Dovile)

Sniffly Kitty said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

+5 GFC Follower

Teresa Thomas Bohannon said...

I would love to win this book.
I follow on GFC and Twitter.
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Mary Preston said...

GFC follower.

The book looks & sounds amazing.



Ramblings of a Part time Druid said...

great giveaway.
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Aik said...

I'd love to read this book!

+5 Follower

+3 Sidebar link

+1 for tweeting about this giveaway!/aikchien/status/61411606390775808

aikychien at yahoo dot com

IngaSilberg said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

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June M. said...

Beautiful cover and the story sounds good. Thank you for the giveaway.

Comment +!
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Laura H. said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This book has been on my wish list now and I'm excited to have the opportunity to win it.

+1 Comment
+5 Already follow via GFC (MamaHendo3).
+1 Tweeted giveaway:!/MamaHendo3/status/62006199813537792


Ren said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Looking forward to read this, and love the cover ^_^

+1 comment and email
+5 GFC follower (Ren)
+1 Tweeted :!/r3n87/status/62530583858909184
Total : 7

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Yahong said...

And yessy, I'd love to win this too! :)

Jane Hee said...

+1 Thanks for the giveaway. I'm looking forward to reading this soon. My email is:
luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

+5 GFC follower - wendy

+ 3 Blog post

+ 1 Tweeted

Christie said...

Thanks for this giveaway!
+1 Christie
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+ 5 Already a GFC Follower (Christie)

+1 Tweeted:!/Chrissie123123/status/73456860329549824