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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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Guest Blog: Borgia Madness

January 23, 2014

Tags: guest blog, blog tour, the reading frenzy

More guest blogging today, over on The Reading Frenzy! Topic? Why I write about the Borgias, which Borgia I'd most like to meet, and all the crazy things that make them tick:

"I couldn't suppress a giggle when I wrote Giulia tearing her beautiful hair in frustration at yet another papal family crisis and crying out, `Maybe there's a REASON Popes aren't supposed to have families!' She's got a point there—Pope Francis today has quite enough to do without having to manage four children and a girlfriend!"

Though wouldn't it be interesting if he did?

For more, click here!





Would The Borgia Family Be On Facebook Or Twitter?

August 8, 2013

Tags: blog tour, the serpent and the pearl, the reading frenzy

I'm chatting with Debbie over at The Reading Frenzy today, and she had some great questions! Including my favorite: "If the Borgias could use social media, would they prefer Facebook or Twitter." My answer:

"Lucrezia Borgia is just a teenage girl during “The Serpent and the Pearl,” so she'd be a Facebook junkie: `OMG, just saw portrait of Prince of Aragon; he's like Henry Cavill gorge!!! Fingers crossed this betrothal goes through!!!` And my heroine Giulia Farnese, papal mistress and the most fashionable woman of the Renaissance, would be a Pintarest girl: `Here's the hairstyle I wore to Mass last Sunday; you need six strands of pearls and five feet of hair.' 300,000 women have repinned this!”

To read the rest, click here. And don't forget - I'm showing up at the Writerspace Reader's Chat Room at 9pm ET tonight for the Berkley Jove Author Chat, so drop by to say hi or ask a question if you feel so inclined!