Book Drunkard

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” L.M. Montgomery

Sins of the House of Borgia galley giveaway


Good news!!  Sourcebooks has some extra galleys of Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower and I get to give one away to one of my lucky readers!

Synopsis:  In 1492, when Ferdinand and Isabella expel the Jews from Spain, six year old Esther Sarfati finds herself travelling to Rome to join her father, a successful banker who has helped his fellow Spaniard, Rodrigo Borgia, finance his bid for the Papacy. Nine years later, as Pope Alexander VI, Rodrigore pays the favour by offering Esther a place in the household of his daughter, Lucrezia. Against her own better judgement, Esther converts to Christianity and enters Lucrezia’s service. Flattered by Lucrezia’s favour, seduced by the friendship of her cousin, Angela Borgia and swept off her feet by Lucrezia’s glamorous and dangerous brother, Cesare, she is drawn into a web of intrigue and deceit which will test her heart to its utmost and burden her with secrets she must carry to her grave. “Bower brilliantly merges history with politics and convincing characters to draw readers into a lush and colorful tapestry of Renaissance life. This richly satisfying and fulfilling novel tugs at the heart as readers empathize with the heroine and come to understand the joy and pain of love. This powerful piece of fiction ranks with some of the finest of the genre; dazzling in backdrop and glimmering like the Borgia’s jewels.”

Here’s the scoop.  It comes out next month.  But, I bet there are a bunch of you out there who’d like a chance to read it before everyone else.  And here is how you can get your hands on it:

Post a comment with your email address AND tell me, why you would or wouldn’t go into service for the Borgias.  Extra entries will be given for sharing this giveaway, just let me know how you shared it.  If you ‘like’ my blogs page on Facebook, you’ll get an extra entry for that, too.  This is going to be a short contest so Sourcebooks has plenty of time to mail the book to the winner – I’ll pick a winner on Friday, February 11.

8 thoughts on “Sins of the House of Borgia galley giveaway

  1. oh oh oh memememmememe! why I wouldn’t go into service for the Borgias…hmm..besides the fact that they’re absolutely corrupt? they just ooze decadence and deviance that just makes you want to steer away from them. Not only that but one of them is featured in Assassin’s Creed II (game) (Rodrigo Borgia is the one) and he’s a big douche. Those are my reasons. 😀

    great contest! I liked on FB and I retweeted your tweet. Thanks!

    sensitivemuse at gmail dot com.

  2. I would love to be entered for this giveaway. The cover totally is evocotive of the feel of that family. I don’t think I would want to work for them, or be involved with them in any way. They were way too powerful and the is too many dark things that happened to those around them. Not for me!.

    I retweeted your giveaway tweet.


  3. Oh I want this book so bad! I wouldn’t go into the service for the Borgia’s because they are a corrupted family who will do anything to get their way. Rodrigo Borgia was the Pope how messed up is that?!

  4. I wouldn’t be able to do it. I’m a little high strung and would get too stressed out. It’s best if I just leave it to characters in book. =)
    tiredwkids at live dot com

  5. In the end, the stress would probably kill me but I wouldn’t be able to pass up a chance to be in on the intrigue.


  6. I wouldn’t go into service for the Borgias…they are scary people!

  7. I would go into service with the Borgia’s because it sounds a bit exciting.
    +1 I liked your Facebook page (Jordan Nicholas)
    +1 I blogged,
    +1 here too,
    niteofblu at gmail dot com

  8. I don’t think I would have wanted to be anywhere near a royal family in those days, I’d be too afraid of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and losing my head!

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