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Six authors bring to life overlapping stories of patricians and slaves, warriors and politicians, villains and heroes who cross each others' path during Pompeii's fiery end.
Caught in the deadly world of the Renaissance's most notorious family, three outsiders must decide if they will flee the dangerous dream of power.
The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web.
The lives of an ambitious soldier, a patrician heiress and a future emperor fatefully intersect.
The Year of Four Emperors - and four very different women struggling to survive
A brilliant and paranoid Emperor, a wary and passionate slave girl – who will survive?

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Sex, Lies, and History: A Literary Threesome

April 18, 2012

Tags: book signing, blog tour, stephanie dray, sophie perinot, empress of the seven hills

Coming this Saturday: panel discussion and book signing for three historical fiction authors: Stephanie Dray, Sophie Perinot, and myself. God knows what we'll end up talking about, but the three of us know how to have fun. Stop by to get a book signed, ask a question, or just say hi. I promise you it will be a great time!

Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, April 21st
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Location: Barnes & Noble, Spectrum Center, 1851 Fountain Drive, Reston, VA 20190



Hope I see you there!

Book Signing and Blog Tour!

March 28, 2012

Tags: book signing, blog tour, stephanie dray, sophie perinot, empress of the seven hills

Under a week till publication day for “Empress of the Seven Hills.” Who's nervous? Well, me. This might be my third go-round, but somehow this never gets any less nerve-racking.

Fortunately, I've got company for my first in-person event this time. Mark your calendars – a historical fiction triple threat is set to hit the Washington DC metro area on April 21st!

Book Signing and Discussion

The marvelous Stephanie Dray and Sophie Perinot will be joining me for an appearance at Barnes & Noble in Reston, VA. God knows what we'll end up talking about, but the three of us know how to have fun. If you're a fan of Stephanie's whip-smart series on Cleopatra's daughter Selene (“Lily of the Nile” and “Song of the Nile”) or Sophie's cracking debut novel on the medieval version of the Middleton sisters (“The Sister Queens”), stop by to get a book signed, ask a question, or just say hi. I promise you it will be a wild time!

Barnes & Noble
1851 Fountain Drive
Reston, Virginia
April 21st, 1-3pm


As soon as pub day hits I'll also be hopping aboard a two-week whirlwind of a blog tour, guest blogging on everything from sexual mores in ancient Rome to the various books and movies that first turned me into a historical fiction junkie. If you'd like to follow me around the web for a few laughs and a chance at a free book (giveaways galore!) then see below.

April 3rd – Luxury Reading blog
http://luxuryreading.com/
Topic of the day: What really happens when you end up putting your husband in a book by accident?

April 4th – Passages to the Past
http://www.passagestothepast.com/
Topic of the day: Why Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum would have a heart attack if they ended up in ancient Rome.

April 5th – Tanzanite's Castle
http://shelfandstuff.blogspot.com/
Topic of the day: The books that got me hooked on historical fiction; what are yours?

April 6th – Peeking Between the Pages
http://www.peekingbetweenthepages.com/
Topic of the day: A typical day in a writer's life, and it's NOTHING like “Castle”

April 9th – The Maiden's Court
http://themaidenscourt.blogspot.com/
Topic of the day: How women in ancient Rome managed to get what they wanted despite all the laws against it.

April 10th – Historical Fiction Connection
http://www.hf-connection.com/
Topic of the day: How to make historical characters a) interesting, when your readers can jump on Wikipedia to find out what happens to them, and b) sympathetic, when they have a documented historical taste for bear-baiting and slavery.

April 11th – Muse in the Fog
http://muse-in-the-fog.blogspot.com/
Topic of the day: still undecided. Hey, I'm a bit behind on my blog posts!

April 12th – Judith Starkston Book Blog
http://www.judithstarkston.com/
Q&A: Sample question: which of my characters would I choose to be, if I had a chance?”

April 13th – Historical Boys
http://historicalboys.blogspot.com/
Q&A: C.W. Gortner and I chat about everything from dream movie adaptations to the eternal dilemma of historical fiction novelists.

April 16th – The Secret Writer Blog
http://www.thesecretwriterblog.blogspot.com/
Q&A: Find out why I have a fridge door full of Post-It notes with jottings like “Headless Romans in York?”

April 21st – Enchanted by Josephine
http://enchantedbyjosephine.blogspot.com/
Q&A: Who knows what she'll ask, but Lucy always has great questions!


A huge thank you to all the book bloggers, reviewers, and readers who have invited me onto their blogs! I can't wait to get started. Who's nervous?

Well, still me.