Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Giveaway - Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower

Beth from Sourcebooks has graciously allowed me to giveaway one copy of Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower. This novel will be released on March 8th so the lucky winner will have a chance to get a head start on this novel!

I will be posting a review of this novel in March and will be hosting Sarah Bower on March 16th so stay tuned!

Book Description (from Sourcebooks):
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.

About Sarah Bower (from Sourcebooks)
Sarah Bower is literature development officer for Creative Arts East and teaches creative writing at the University of East Anglia. She was the UK editor of Historical Novels Review for two years, until the beginning of 2006, when she stepped down to make more time for her own writing. With the highly talked about Spring 2011 premiere of Showtime’s new series The Borgias, there is no doubt this notorious and legendary crime family will soon be in the spotlight.

Giveaway Details
Beth of Sourcebooks has been kind enough to offer one copy of Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower for a giveaway.If you would like to win a copy of Sins of the House of Borgia, please leave a comment about what intrigues you about the novel.

As part of your comment, you must include an email address. If I can't find a way to contact you I will draw another winner.

For an additional entry, blog about this giveaway or post it on your sidebar. Provide a link to this post in your comment.

I will be using random.org (or a monte carlo simulation in excel) to pick the winners from the comments.

This contest is only open to US and Canadian residents (Sorry!).

No P.O. Boxes.

The deadline for entry is midnight, Friday February 11th.

Good luck!


  1. I am interested in this book to give me some knowledge of the Borgias before the Showtime show airs. I really don't know anything about them, except their names.

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  2. Sounds fascinating..please enter me!

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  4. I love reading historical books and would love to read this one!

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  6. I'm curious about the Borgias. I've heard the name before, but don't know anything about them. Would love to read this book.
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  7. I love anything to do with the Borgia's! This looks amazing!


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  8. Sounds like a really good book! Please enter me!


  9. I would love to read a novel about the Borgias. All I know about them is based on hearsay, and none of it is very flattering. thanks for the giveaway.

  10. I would love to win this giveaway! The Borgia Family makes for a good read!
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  11. A fascinating historical novel. thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. This compelling novel would be captivating. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

  13. I have always enjoyed reading about the Borgias & all the intrigue in their lives. I also love reading books set in Renaissance Italy.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  14. I have always been intrigued with the Borgias especially after seeing some documentaries on them years ago. And I have always wanted to learn the truths behind the myths.

    Thanks for this giveaway! I discovered your blog from The Maiden's Court blog.


  15. I have been intrigued by the Borgias ever since first learning about them in my European history classes in college. I haven't read any historical fiction about them so I'm interested to read this book and see the author's take on them. I'm also looking forward to the Borgia series coming out on Showtime.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Historical fiction is my favorite genre and I have not read a book from this author yet...and that surprises me since I am a librarian!
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