Ave Historia: An irreverent look at historical fiction today: books trends, historical tidbits, and random tangents
July 21, 2016
A couple of things I love to do is introduce my readers to other great books in the genre. So what's better than having a chance at winning one of my books this summer? How about a chance to win books and prizes from 18 other top writers of historical fiction today? Best of all, it's just in time for you to kick back, put your feet up, and enjoy the warm weather with a great book.
Not to mention the fact that we are giving away a $100 gift card to either Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes--winner's choice which one! That's a lot of new books right there . . .
Pick five books that you'd like to win!
January 17, 2014
I've got a surprise for you--the book that started my Borgia series is now on sale for less than a penny a page! The Serpent and the Pearl is now, for a limited time only, on sale for all e-readers for only $2.99.
This first book in the series is on sale in support of sequel The Lion and the Rose, just released and probably still sitting near the front at your local bookstore, so if you start reading now, you can swing by and pick up your copy of the sequel with no delays (and no howling at me for any cliffhangers, ahem.)
Buy The Serpent and the Pearl
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Rome, 1492. The Holy City is drenched with blood and teeming with secrets. A pope lies dying and the throne of God is left vacant, a prize awarded only to the most virtuous—or the most ruthless. The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web…
October 17, 2013
Lots of readers have written to tell me how much they swooned over all the delicious food in “The Serpent and the Pearl” - I even set up a virtual potluck with food bloggers cooking dishes straight out of the book. I had such a blast seeing the food pics that came out of my own pages that I'm extending a challenge: any reader who cooks a dish out of “The Serpent and the Pearl” will be eligible to win an advance copy of “The Lion and the Rose.”
So, here are the rules:
1. Choose a dish out of “The Serpent and the Pearl” that hasn't been made yet.
2. Cook your chosen dish. Just be aware that some of the things my Renaissance heroines eat are illegal in the 21st century—don't get fined for trying to cook a swan!
3. Email a pic of you with your finished dish to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a few words on how you cooked it and how it turned out. (Even if it's a disaster. Because kitchen disasters can be hilarious!)
4. For every dish you cook, I'll enter your name into a random drawing. And if you attempt something truly awesome, I'll enter your name in twice. Because let's be fair—if someone makes a stab at spit-roasted peacock or whole truffled sea bass in champagne-caviar sauce, they deserve a double entry.
5. And that's it! On November 1, I'll pull two names out of the hat and mail my two winners an advance copy of "The Lion and the Rose."
So, who's ready to start cooking?
May 13, 2010
Christine at "Over The Edge Book Reviews" has been kind enough to have me on her blog today with an author interview. She has some great questions, such as whether it would better to go backwards or forwards in time, and what fictional character would be the most fun to hang out with. Click here to read!
I will also be answering questions on her blog, so if you'd like to drop a comment, ask a question, or just say hi, come on over to "Over The Edge Book Reviews." I'll be sure to answer.
Christine, thanks for having me!