Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Giveaway: Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn


I'm so excited to have a copy of Mistress of Rome, Kate Quinn's debut novel, to give away! Here is the synopsis from the publisher:

Thea is a slave girl from Judaea, passionate, musical, and guarded. Purchased as a toy for the spiteful heiress Lepida Pollia, Thea will become her mistress's rival for the love of Arius the Barbarian, Rome's newest and most savage gladiator. His love brings Thea the first happiness of her life-that is quickly ended when a jealous Lepida tears them apart.

As Lepida goes on to wreak havoc in the life of a new husband and his family, Thea remakes herself as a polished singer for Rome's aristocrats. Unwittingly, she attracts another admirer in the charismatic Emperor of Rome. But Domitian's games have a darker side, and Thea finds herself fighting for both soul and sanity. Many have tried to destroy the Emperor: a vengeful gladiator, an upright senator, a tormented soldier, a Vestal Virgin. But in the end, the life of the brilliant and paranoid Domitian lies in the hands of one woman: the Emperor's mistress.

Doesn't it sound fantastic? Can't wait to read it myself! For one entry, just leave me a comment here. If you would like extra entries there are instructions below. Giveaway open through midnight eastern time on April 21st. The winner will be drawn at random and must have a US mailing address. Many thanks to Kaitlyn at Penguin for sponsoring this giveaway!

+2 Follow this blog any way you choose (Google, Feedburner, etc) and leave a comment...if you already do, include that in your comment
+2 Tweet or blog this giveaway and leave me a comment to let me know that you did

Good luck everyone, thank you for visiting and entering!

58 comments:

rubynreba said...

This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance.

+2 I am a follower

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CelticLady said...

Please enter me in giveaway. I am a follower and I have posted giveaway on my sidebar here at:

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Thank you
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LuAnn said...

It does sound like an interesting book.

+2 I'm a follower.

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amandawk said...

I would love to win this book.
I'm a follower.
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Mystica said...

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to win this book.

I just became a follower

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Linda said...

I've been reading/hearing such great things about this novel. I'd love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

I follow through Google Reader.

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bermudaonion said...

I've read several great reviews of this book, so please enter me. I subscribe in Google Reader. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I have seen so many great reviews for this book. I would love a chance to win it!

+2 I am a google follower

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songbirdz said...

Sounds good! Please include me =) I'm also a follower as well. Thanks! lpmccann (at) gmail.com

Stacey said...

Looks like a good read. I follow through google reader.
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thanks!

Pricilla said...

I would love to win.
I am a follower +2
I tweeted +2
http://twitter.com/BrokenTeepee/status/11765825422
thank you
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Alyce said...

I would love to be entered!

I follow your blog.

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I Heart Book Gossip said...

+1 Please count me in.

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Benita said...

I'd love to read this.

+2 Email subscriber/Follower via GFC.

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clenna said...

This sounds like a good book.

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clenna said...

I'm already a follower via Google

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clenna said...

I already subscribe via email

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clenna said...

I subscribe via feedburner.

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Beth said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Beth said...

I'm a RSS subscriber via Google Reader.

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Rachel said...

I follow you on my Google Reader! Thanks for the giveaway!

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enyl said...

It will be intresting to follow the story of a Jewish slave during the Roman occupation.

GFC follower.
Tweeted.
twitter.com@enylstil#mistress
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Sandy Jay said...

Sounds like a great book. Please enter me in the contest.

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Sandy Jay said...

I follow with Google Reader.

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holdenj said...

It looks like a winner, please count me in!

+2 I'm a google friend connect follower.
Thanks!
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Zibilee said...

Another book I would love to read and win! Please enter me in your giveaway!

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Zibilee said...

I am also a follower of your blog!

Caroline said...

Looks like a great romantic read!

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Aik said...

I’d love to enter this awesome contest! Thanks!

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Aik said...

I’m a follower.

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Aik said...

I’m a follower.

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Aik said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.

http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/11915527524

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Aik said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.

http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/11915527524

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Lisa R said...

+2 I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards

Tweeted-alterlisa
http://thetometraveller.blogspot.com/2010/04/giveaway-mistress-of-rome-by-kate-quinn.html

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Lisa R said...

+2 I am a follower--GFC-Lisa Richards

Tweeted-alterlisa
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Debbie's World of Books said...

Please enter me! dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

+2 I follow in Google Reader
+2 I posted about the giveaway here: http://debbiesworldofbooks.com/other-giveaways/

angie said...

Please enter me! This book sounds good!
I am a follower through google friend and email
I tweeted http://twitter.com/bangersis/status/12000432855
email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

Carol M said...

I would love to win this! Thank you for the giveaway!
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Carol M said...

I am a follower through GFC and by email.
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nel said...

I cannot wait to read this book!!! Thank you

nel said...

following blog via GFC


Thank you for a great giveaway

nel said...

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Thank you for a great giveaway
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Mom of 5 Boys said...

I'd love to read this!

+2 I'm a follower on igoogle.

BUSY BEE said...

I really really want to read this book. I usually read victorian romances and this sounds like a great change that I would enjoy.

thanks

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BUSY BEE said...

+2 I am a follower...forgot that in my first post.

Thanks

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Anita Yancey said...

This book sounds really good. I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Kate the Book Buff said...

I am dying to win this book! I am now following you, my e-mail is k8thebookbuff@yahoo.com

etirv said...

Please count me in!

+2 Google follower!

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Carol W. said...

I really love historical fiction and this book sounds interesting.

+2 Google follower

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Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to read this.

+2, I follow on gfc/blogger.

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Bodice Ripper Novels said...

Please enter me. I'm a Google follower, +2 and I blogged here, +2, http://bodicerippernovels.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/166/

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pixie13 said...

This looks fantastic. Pleae accept my entry. Thanks!
+2 Google Friend Connect follower

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Christine H said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.+1
I am a follower +2
I tweeted the giveaway +2
http://twitter.com/Romantic73

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Esme said...

This book sounds wonderful

I follow



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Sarah E said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

+2 I already follow via Google Reader.

+2 I tweeted: http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/12567872025

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Sarah E

Kate Quinn said...

What nice comments - I'm delighted so many of you have entered for a copy of my book! And thanks for having me on Tome Traveller.

Thank you!!

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