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Saturday, September 5, 2009

3-Prize Giveaway from author Michelle Moran

*** This contest is now closed. Results were announced at this link. ***

Are you intrigued by ancient Egypt? By the pyramids, the Pharohs and the Queens? I certainly am, and so is author Michelle Moran. She's written three books set in that world, all of which have received excellent reviews. I have yet to read them but all three are on my TBR list.

Michelle is also an active participant in the book blogging world. She does guest posts, interviews, giveaways, and even has a page on her website just for bloggers. (And wait until you see what she's written for Book Blogger Appreciation Week!) Her blog, History Buff, is a wonderful resource for information about archeological discoveries around the world. I've been a subscriber to it for a long time now.

I'm looking forward to receiving a review copy of Michelle's latest novel, CLEOPATRA'S DAUGHTER. Cleopatra's and Ceasar's children have fascinated me since I watched the show ROME on HBO so I'm very excited to read this book.

Are you interested in Cleopatra? Or maybe in other female rulers of ancient Egypt? Then I have got some wonderful prizes for you!



First prize is a hardcover copy of CLEOPATRA'S DAUGHTER.

















Second prize is a paperback of THE HERETIC QUEEN.





And third prize are these gold-plated Cleopatra earrings.


Sounds pretty good, right?! Read on for your chance to win.


*** How To Enter ***
  • Leave a comment saying what intrigues you about ancient Egypt or if you've read one of Michelle's books let me know what you liked about it. A simple "enter me!" won't get you in.

  • If your email address is not available through your profile or your blog, please include it in your comment.

  • The author is anywhere in the world so there's no excuse not to enter this contest. (Thanks Michelle!)

  • I'll draw the three winners on Tuesday, 9/15, so be sure to enter before then!


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58 comments:

Wanda said...

The pyramids intrigue me. There is nothing like them in all the world.
Great contest you are running!
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Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

another one for the pyramids - I can't help but be in awe at how those stones were put into place!

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Ruth said...

Wow, fabulous contest! I first became intrigued with ancient Egypt through 2 stories - one by Agatha Christie (Death Comes As the End) and then the story of Joseph. Oh, and I can't forget the classic film Cleopatra w/ Liz Taylor! :) The culture has just always seemed so foreign and mysterious - an oasis, an empire the blossomed in the desert. Would love to read more of Michelle's works!

Ruth said...

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pixie13 said...

The technology that existed way back then is absolutely astounding. Thanks for the great giveaway.

kalea_kane said...

I am intrigued by the absolute amazing architecture and advancements that were in place in Egypt. It is pretty stunning how many pieces of history are still so well preserved. They were pretty intense!

Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

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PerpetualMist said...

I have read the First book "Nefertiti".What intrigues me the most is the the way the author has brought Egypt in life. It was fascinating.

Those earrings are soooo gorgeous :)

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Katy Lin said...

i am intrigued by the lifestyle of people living in ancient egypt! i have had these books on my tbr list for a long time! :) please count me in!

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Hazra said...

The Sphinx is really awesome! Actually, all their architectural work is superb. How they managed to build the pyramids in those tech-less times is still a mystery to me.
I am also intrigued by their elaborate mummification rituals.
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Amanda said...

I've always been fascinated by ancient Egypt. What I find so interesting is the way they were able to build so many amazing things without modern tools. I also love the art, how every little thing means something different, for example, one type of crown means king of Lower Egypt and another type means king of Upper Egypt.
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Anonymous said...

the pyramids have always been a fascination of mine...would love to actually see them one day.

I have not read any of Ms Moran's books...thanks for the opportunity to do so :)

karen k
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kellyrae said...

I have found Egypt interesting since elementary school, when I built the Great Pyramid out of sugar cubes for a project. I also LOVED the YA book The Egypt Game. Its all so mysterious and cool. I would love to win on of these books!

traveler said...

Thanks for this lovely giveaway. The amazing culture and history of ancient Egypt has always captivated me. The Nile and the boats that continue to thrive and do business as well as people living on them for their livelihood. Of special interest to me are the enthralling novels which capture this lifestyle. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Laughing Stars said...

I've been seeing a lot of good reviews for this author's books around cyberspace. :-)

dor said...

Hi, I'm new. I like your site and this giveaway is something else. I love the way they dressed then. I would have loved to live in that time. I have not read any of Michelle's books but they are certainly on my list.

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Beth said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. The whole culture of Ancient Egypt facinates me.

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Sue said...

I've always been intrigued by Egypt and how the slave labor built the pyramids. It's crazy to think of the amount of time and effort went in to building all of those and how many people gave their lives to the glorification of a few kings.
I've never read any of Michelle's books, but they look great. Thanks for sharing.

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robin_titan said...

The pyramids definitely! I think it's very interesting, albeit sad, how they were built and how freakin' huge they are!

Theresa N. said...

I love reading books on Egypt. Everything from the Pyramids to the Pharohs. I've always thought it would make a wonderful vacation.
I haven't read any of her books.
Theresa N
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Alex said...

Hieroglyphs, the mummification process and Egyptian mythology. These completely fascinate me!
I'm reading Nefertiti right now and really enjoying it.:)

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Ruth said...

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Ancient Egypt - there's so much about it to love! I find the hieroglyphics fascinating, especially how (I think?) there are actually three different languages... or something like that... I took a paper on Egypt a few years ago but have forgotten too much stuff about it!

Obviously the pyramids are always fascinating. I'd love to read a layman's account of his life during the time of Moses. I don't know if Moses existed or not (is he one of those dubious possibly-fake historical characters, or is there evidence behind his existence?) but either way, it'd be a really interesting read. :) I know that isn't a direct answer to the question, but I guess... I find that time period - when Moses was meant to be around - pretty interesting. (Although from what I've heard he could have been around anywhere within a 300-year period.)

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ella144 said...

In eighth grade, I learned about Ancient Egypt for the first time. The topic intrigued me so much that I ended up with a degree in history with a focus on ancient civilizations.

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me (I still need Michelle's first book; I'm behind!). I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book!

Pam said...

I haven't read any of Michelle's work but I'd sure like to. The pyramids amaze me completely; I really want to see them in person one day...

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thebookaddict said...

I have been intrigued by ancient Egypt since I was a child. At age 11, I checked out a big book (from the adult section) about King Tut's tomb discovery and it's treasures. I have been hooked ever since. I wrote my high school term paper on ancient Egyptian burial customs! I guess the fascination is because for such an ancient culture, they were so sophisticated and smart. The pyramids, the sphinx, every legacy they left behind is a testament to a culture that endures even centuries after it disappeared and continues to enthrall the world.

Thanks for the contest! =)

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Beverly said...

I have read Michelle's first book and really enjoyed it.

I think it is the architecture of Egypt that intriques the most. That they built the this without all of the modern technology that we know.

nightreader said...

I'm embarrassed to say I have not read one of your books yet, although this one is on my wish list. I have always loved and imagined Egypt.. the Nile, the pyramids, sphynx, camels and all. I am now a senior but my lifetime friends from high school were also very interested and even though I couldn't go I shared my friend's thrill when she managed to make the trip this past January after more than 50 years of hoping! Of course I am a fan of Elizabeth Peters, and when I read your books I just know I will be a fan of yours as well! My email: bgelean at xplornet dot com. Note the missing "e"s in xplornet. Betty Gelean, Smithers, BC
I don't blame you for using word verification!

Aik said...

The pyramid intrigues me. How was it actually built? I'm really impressed.

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Anonymous said...

I think their mummification method is intriguing. Their dead bodies somehow survived for 3000+ years and didn't even decay. Ancient Egyptians really were skillful at mummifying.

Evelyn
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Marie said...

One of the things that has always intrigued me is the story of Hatshepsut -- she's fascinating!

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holdenj said...

I have always been amazed at the Great Pyramids of Eygpt and how they engineered the mechanics of how to build them so many years ago. Would love to win! Thanks.
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Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

What intrigues me about Eqypt is how exotic it is. The HF in this time period has such a different feel than what I usually read.

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LoveMyCoffee said...

I have always wanted to go see the Pyramids! They are truly fascinating. I watch every show on the Discovery Channel with anything to do with Egypt.
I would so love to win this book. I have them both on a waiting list at the library.

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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I find the history and culture of ancient Egypt intriguing :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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austenfan said...

What intrigues me most about ancient Egypt is its beautiful scenery, history, and culture. Whenever I think about it, I can't help but think of awesome landscapes as well as personas. :)

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Mystica said...

I am desperate to get either of the books. The ear rings are a bonus!!! but the books are the main thing. By the time the books come out here it would be another 2 years I am sure. Thanks for opening the competition.


Mystica

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Katy Belle said...

I'm obsessed with the engineering behind the pyramids and other structures in Egypt. I can't seem to wrap my head around how they figured out so much about geometry so quickly.
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Meg Hitt said...

When I was in middle school (that would be a LONG time ago now!) I studied Hieroglyphics extensively and they have always fascinated me since.
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KC said...

Their science knowledge such as medicine and preservation techniques are really interesting.
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madcotenngirl said...

I've always been intriqued by the ancient Egyptian's concept of the underworld and afterlife. Thank you!
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Mary A said...

I have never understood their obsession with cats and what they represented.
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M said...

Since I saw the King Tut's tomb exhibition in Memphis probably 20+years ago, I've been interested in the child king and his life and death.
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Courtney said...

Everything about ancient Egypt fascinates me, but I've always been most interested in the Egyptian idea of the afterlife, like worldly goods with you...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Stephanie said...

I've always been fascinated with Cleopatra, ever since I read The Royal Diaries of Cleopatra when I was 10 or so. I've seen the reviews of Moran's books but I haven't had a chance to read them yet.

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manuel said...

What I love about Egypt are the stories about pharaos.
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manuel said...

Egypt interest me bacause Ancient Egypt was the great civelization in the world!
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Tânia said...

I love Egypt because I love everything about Cleopatra.
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Joana Dias said...

Egtpt is the most interesting country because have a wonderfull and rich history!
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Luís said...

The pyramides are so beautyfull that take my breath away.
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Rosa said...

The Sphinx of Giza is what intrigues me in Egypt.
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joão said...

I would love to visit the Valley of Kings.
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augusto said...

I can not help to dream about the time of Ramses II.
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Patricia said...

I adore egiptian mythology.
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maria said...

The all process of mumification in Egypt is fascinating.
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filipe said...

Egypt was the first country where women had the same rights of men.
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Miguel said...

Egypt is the most exotic and mysterious country in the world.
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alexandra said...

Egypt was the fist country with a monogamic religion in the world.
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