Friday, September 18, 2009

BBAW Giveaway: Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran

With BBAW coming to a close today, I thought it would be nice to include this giveaway in the fun! I didn't get to spend half as much time checking out new blogs as I would have liked this week, but I think I will spend some time doing that this weekend. It's been crazy busy for me! Don't forget to also check out the BBAW giveaway page to see some more amazing contests!


I am so excited to be able to offer another International giveaway here at Jo-Jo Loves to read, thanks to Michelle Moran.

Since I haven't had a chance to read this book yet, here is a summary from her website:

The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Antony’s vengeful rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. Their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome, but only two—the ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexander—survive the journey. Delivered to the household of Octavian’s sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt. As they come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavian’s family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings and desires deep within their own hearts.

Selene’s narrative is animated by the concerns of a young girl in any time and place —the possibility of finding love, the pull of friendship and family, and the pursuit of her unique interests and talents. While coping with the loss of both her family and her ancestral kingdom, Selene must find a path around the dangers of a foreign land. Her accounts of life in Rome are filled with historical details that vividly capture both the glories and horrors of the time. She dines with the empire’s most illustrious poets and politicians, witnesses the creation of the Pantheon, and navigates the colorful, crowded marketplaces of the city where Roman-style justice is meted out with merciless authority.

Based on meticulous research, Cleopatra’s Daughter is a fascinating portrait of Imperial Rome and of the people and events of this glorious and tumultuous period in human history. Emerging from the shadows of history, Selene, a young woman of irresistible charm and preternatural intelligence, will capture your heart.

How to enter:

This is an international contest, so as long as you have reliable mail service, feel free to enter.

For one entry leave me a comment including your email address below.

For two additional entries, blog about this contest or add the link to your sidebar.

Please include your email so I will have a way to contact you if you win.



The winner will also receive this gorgeous pair of earrings from Michelle Moran!

You will have until September 30th to enter and I will draw for a winner on October 1st.

Good luck everyone!

68 comments:

Beth said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Please enter me. Ilove the earrings.

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traveler said...

WOnderful giveaway. Thanks for this opportunity. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Lindsay's Photographys said...

I would LOVE to win this!
Thankyou!! :D:D:D:D:D

-Lindsay


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stacybuckeye said...

I'd love the book, but I really need to have those earrings!
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Beleth said...

Count me in. Its been a long time since i wanted to read this book!

Thanks

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holdenj said...

The earrings look great and I've been wanting to read this book! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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Aelysium said...

I've been hearing about this book everywhere! So, sign me up. I'm a big fan of Historical Fiction.
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SusanB said...

Several have said this is a must read. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Nise' said...

I am looking forward to reading this book but I love those earrings! Thanks for the giveaway.

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edmontonjb said...

I have alot about this book and would love to read it.
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Lisa said...

I haven't read any of Moran's books yet, but this one really intrigues me.

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Emily said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity!

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carolsnotebook said...

I would love to be entered. Thanks!

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Christine said...

Been hearing a lot about this book. Please enter me. christinegordonmanley[at]yahoo[dot]ca

DarcyO said...

Oh, I would love to read this one. Count me in!

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Laura's Reviews said...

I would love to read this book, please include me in the contest.

My email is laarlt78 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Thanks!!

Sheere said...

Please enter me in the contest!

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Anonymous said...

Please count me in...love the earings :)

karen k
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mindy said...

i would love to be entered thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

Liyana said...

Great giveaway! I've heard so much good things about Michelle Moran.


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etirv said...

I would like to be entered!

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Stacie said...

Please enter me in.

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Lucyinthesky said...

I so have been wanting to win this book. I even have pre-requested my signed book plate from Michelle so I am really ready to win. lol

Thanks for the chance!

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Corinne said...

I saw your giveaway over at ning - this is great!! Thanks, I'd love to win. I've been hearing gushings all over the web about this one :)

My email is on my profile :)

Zia said...

Please enter me.

Zia
ziaria(at)gmail(dot)com

Ruth said...

Nice end-of-BBAW giveaway! :) I'd love to enter to win this book, thanks!

Email: kiwibooklover at gmail dot com

StephanieD said...

Thank you for this chance. I soooo want this book. Please put me down for 3 entries. I put your contest on the sidebar of my blog at http://misfitsalon.blogspot.com.

My email is misfitsalon [at] gmail [dot] com.

coffeeeeeeeee said...

Wow, I am such a fan of Michelle Moran! Please put me in for this draw.
Thanks :)

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fitz12383 said...

Please enter me! Thanks.

Amanda N.
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songbirdz said...

I would love to read this, please enter me!
Thanks =)
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Josette said...

Gonna give it another try. :) I blogged about your contest here.

josettebooks[at]yahoo[dot]com

Thank you. :)

Amy said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

Thank you for offering this book, I am excited to read it!

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Amy said...

I put this contest on my sidebar at http://homeofaimala.blogspot.com/

Thank you for this giveaway!

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divaqueenie said...

I've heard wonderful things about this book, thanks for sharing with us!

Bingo said...

I love the book and want to win it and especially those gorgeous earrings as my daughter-in-law would LOVE this for her upcoming bd. Thank you!
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BlackWolf said...

please count me in
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BlackWolf said...

i've post in my blog about your giveawy
http://kingdomofthenight.blogspot.com/2009/09/contest-sep-30_19.html
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Sandra K321 said...

I've read several reviews of this book and they've all been very positive. I would enjoy reading it.
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Deedles said...

Please add my name to the drawing. This looks like a great read and love the earrings.
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Alice Teh said...

I'd love to enter for this giveaway! Thanks for hosting it!

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Amanda said...

I can't wait to read this book!

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Missy said...

Hi Jo Jo: Please do not enter me...I just wanted to let you know that there is an award waiting for you at my blog:

http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com/2009/09/new-award-yay.html

Stacey said...

Found you via BBAW, great giveaway!

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Veronica said...

Pretty please! This would be so lovely!

I follow.

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remarker/fcffollower said...

Please enter me in the draw too


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LittleEagle said...

I would really enjoy winning and reading this book and the earrings are interesting. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mystica said...

Have read reviews all over blogland on this book and all indicate that the book is very interesting. The ear rings are a bonus!

Mystica

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Veens said...

I have that one and I reviewed it too!

well can i enter for the earrings ALONE.. please please please ;) :)

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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booklover0226 said...

I look forward in reading this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tracey D
booklover AT gmail DOT com

Bonnie said...

Please enter my name for the giveaway for Cleopatra's Daughter and the earrings. Thanks!

I've blogged about this in my sidebar under Other Blog Giveaways:

http://redladysreadingroom-redlady.blogspot.com/

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bashtree said...

What a wonnnderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!! Those earrings are divine.

Jenny Girl said...

OMG! Pretty please enter me!
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Mama Hill said...

How nice of you to offer to ship everywhere! Not too many folks do that! Thanks!

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Carol said...

I really want to read this book! Thank you so much for the giveaway!
Carol M
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Anonymous said...

I'm very interested in this book, it sounds so fascinating but a good read for all that. Thanks for the giveaway! dwndrgn[at]hotmail[dot]com

andrea said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I've read a few reviews and the books looks really interesting!

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CherylS22 said...

I've been following this book around the blogs & would love to win a copy - please count me in!
Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

ellie said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Lahni said...

I've been trying to win this book forever! Please, please, please let this be my turn!!
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silverfysh said...

Everyone is talking about this book; I want to read it, it sounds so cool.

AND THOSE EARRINGS WHOA.

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Nicole said...

I would love to enter. I think that her books are just wonderful!!

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Marjorie said...

I won the bookmarks, so now I would like to win the book.

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pixie13 said...

Great giveaway. Count me in, please. Thanks!

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Kori said...

I just came back from vacationing in Egypt and I'd love to read this! Please enter me in the contest.

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Tiffany819 said...

I would love a chance to win this!! It looks like a great book!

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Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
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I've been trying to win this one for weeks! Maybe entering at the last minute will be lucky lol

Thanks for the giveaway :)