Sunday, September 7, 2008

Announcement: Michelle Moran Week!

Howdy folks!

September is a wonderful month for new releases in historical fiction. One such anticipated release is Michelle Moran's new novel, The Heretic Queen. Following on the success of her debut novel, Nefertiti, the blogosphere is all excited about the shiny new hardcover that they will be holding in their hands in a couple weeks time! Considering that Elizabeth Chadwick and Sharon Kay Penman both have books out shortly, I am sure that Michelle feels very honoured to be held in the same ranks! Especially considering we have not been waiting nearly as long for her new novel as we have been waiting for Penman's!

Michelle's week will be similar to what I did for Nefertiti last year. There will be an interview, she has written a piece that she will be sharing, and then there is, of course, a give-away! Yay!

I am pleased to be able to give-away TWO copies of The Heretic Queen! I also believe these are signed copies, so you have two chances to win! In order to be entered, you have to do one of the following or all of the following or just some of the following. Your choice!

1. Comment on the posts throughout the week of her visit. Ask questions, offer opinions, etc. This entitles you to one entry, but if I feel like a person has gone above and beyond to make Michelle feel welcome, I am open to giving them a double entry.

2. Post about this contest and her week visit on your blog. This has to be done before she appears, of course. Be sure and comment on this post and let me know that you have done so, otherwise I may not see and then you are not going to be entered!

3. Submit a review of either Nefertiti, or if you are really lucky, The Heretic Queen. At the end of the week I will post a pit of a collage of all the thoughts on Michelle's book in the hopes of attracting more readers to her wonderful writing! This does not have to be new. If you read Nefertiti last year and reviewed it, it still counts!

"Michelle Moran Week" will run from September 14 to September 20! So, mark it on your calendar and be sure to stop on over! The give-away will close at 11:59PM.... Eastern Time Zone, I guess. My time zone is rather selective, but most people know where they fall in regards to the Eastern Time Zone. And be sure to pick up your copy of her new book when it comes on sale on September 16!


  1. Isn't Michelle just the best?! I'll make sure to mention your giveaway on Books 'N Border Collies this week, so those who want to have another shot at winning can do it here.


  2. I will definitely be checking in for Michelle Moran Week! I haven't read either of Michelle's books (yet!) but am very keen to do so, as the last time I read historical fiction about Ancient Egypt it was not a good one, and I have steered away from that time since. But I know of many people who have read her books, who's taste in books run very similar to mine that love her books, so I am guaranteed a good read, with good historical detail too!

    Have posted about Michelle Moran week on my blog too:

  3. Hi Marg! I posted about your "Michelle Moran Week" on my blog this morning. What a great idea! I hope you gets lots of visitors and Michelle lots of new readers.

  4. Hey, guys. Just dropping in to let you know I've got this posted at Win a Book. Thanks for the e-mail! (no need to enter me, sadly, until I'm more caught up on Mt. TBR.)

  5. Please enter me -- I'm eager to read her work! Thanks for the chance.
    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  6. I have Nefertiti in my TBR Soon pile, and I'd love to win a copy of The Heretic Queen, so please count me in! :-)

  7. I will definitely be checking in frequently for Michelle Moran week. I just finished Nefertiti yesterday and I ADORED it!

  8. Glad to see so many interested people!

  9. I would LOVE to read either of the books!! I have read reviews in the bloggie community and it seems she is really well liked.

    I also just have to say that the covers a great. They both are those types of covers that make you want to read the book versus those that you read the book and realize that even though it has a horrid cover, the book is well worth reading. I am really visual, so that makes a difference to me when I am selecting a book.

  10. I just got Nefertiti in paperback to add to my own collection. I read it in hardcover from the public library. I would LOVE to win this book and review it for TwoLips Reviews. The cover looks great!