Giveaway: Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower

Sourcebooks has found some additional galleys of Sarah Bower’s Sins of the House of Borgia and is offering one of my US/Canada readers a copy.

The book comes out March 8, 2011, and I’m sure you would love to know what the book is about.  Courtesy of the publisher:

“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.”

About the Author:

Sarah Bower is a novelist and short story writer. Her first novel, The Needle in the Blood, was Susan Hill’s Book of the Year 2007. Her short stories have appeared in magazines including QWF, Buzzwords and The Yellow Room. She completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in 2002. She teaches creative writing at UEA and for the Open University. She also works as a mentor and manuscript reader for leading literary consultancies.

To enter:

1.  Comment about what political or religious intrigues would you like to be embroiled in if you had the chance.

2.  For a second entry, blog, tweet, Facebook, etc. the giveaway.

Deadline Feb. 14, 2010, at 11:59 PM EST


  1. Anne Fescharek says

    If I lived in Nazi Germany I would like to think that I would have had the courage to be one of the Righteous Gentiles, that I would have the bravery to risk or even surrendered my life to save others from systematic evil. But in my heart of hearts I probably would have not been that strong a person. I would have hidden myself in quivering shame. I am a weakling which is inexcusable!


  2. I would’ve loved to be embroiled in the American Revolution’s intrigues. Maybe a spy for the Patriots in the household of a prominent Loyalist or something like that. Then again, the Borgias would have been an interesting family to be involved with as well.

  3. I somehow became interested in the Indian Rebellion of 1857. I can’t remember if it was initially through one of MM Kaye’s historical novels or The Raj Quartet.

  4. I have always liked reading about the French Revolution…this seriously looks like a good book!
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  5. The French Revolution attracts me too. I would have liked to sculpted for Madame Tussuad. That time was anything but boring!! It was one of my favorite parts of my World History class.

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  6. I think the French Revolution or the Napoleonic Wars would be interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I think I was a spy in WWII or a member of the Resistance in a past life. LOL I’ve posted this in my sidebar.
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  8. Late 14th century, time of the peasant’s revolt, time when Wycliffe is translating the Bible into common English – a stirring time, and perhaps I could meet Julian of Norwich.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. The political intrigues of World War 11 fascinate me greatly.


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