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Sunday, August 30, 2015

DECORUM

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Decorum: A Novel by Kaaren Christopherson

Publication Date: March 31, 2015 Kensington Publishing Corp. Foramts: eBook, Paperback, Audio Pages: 425 Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance
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 Kaaren Christopherson's brilliantly observed novel captures the glamour and grit of one of the world's most dazzling cities during one of its most tumultuous eras--as seen through the eyes of a singularly captivating heroine... In 1890s New York, beautiful, wealthy Francesca Lund is an intriguing prospect for worthy suitors and fortune hunters alike. Recently orphaned, she copes by working with the poor in the city's settlement movement. But a young woman of means can't shun society for long, and Francesca's long-standing acquaintance with dashing Edmund Tracey eventually leads to engagement. Yet her sheltered upbringing doesn't blind her to the indiscretions of the well-to-do... Among the fashionable circle that gathers around her there are mistresses, scandals, and gentlemen of ruthless ambition. And there is Connor O'Casey--an entirely new kind of New Yorker. A self-made millionaire of Irish stock, Connor wants more than riches. He wants to create a legacy in the form of a luxury Madison Avenue hotel--and he wants Francesca by his side as he does it. In a quest that will take her from impeccable Manhattan salons to the wild Canadian Rockies, Francesca must choose not only between two vastly different men, but between convention and her own emerging self-reliance.

  Rules Of Decorum A gentleman should not be presented to a lady without her permission being previously asked and granted. This formality is not necessary between men alone; but, still, you should not present any one, even at his own request, to another, unless you are quite well assured that the acquaintance will be agreeable to the latter. If you wish to avoid the company of any one that has been properly introduced, satisfy your own mind that your reasons are correct; and then let no inducement cause you to shrink from treating him with respect, at the same time shunning his company. No gentleman will thus be able either to blame or mistake you. The mode in which the avowal of love should be made, must of course, depend upon circumstances. It would be impossible to indicate the style in which the matter should be told... Let it, however, be taken as a rule that an interview is best; but let it be remembered that all rules have exceptions...

PRAISE

“Reminiscent of Washington Square but with a more modern heroine, Decorum illuminates the dark world beneath New York society. …” – RT Book Review, 4 stars

“Christopherson provides the reader with a fully-realized world of brazen and aspiring women, ambitious men and strict expectations regarding how to conduct one’s private and/or social life. The characters are so beautifully drawn that I felt like I could start casting the mini-series the minute I put the book down. And, this book would make a wonderful TV series with settings ranging from early New York City to the Canadian Rockies. …I loved every minute.” – Nancy, Goodreads reviewer

“…the novel is remarkable in its similarities to the work of Edith Wharton. The reader feels drawn into a world of glamour, glitz, and supreme hypocrisy. Everything is permissible as long as one does not get caught. It is a drama of manners and the stakes are high—one misstep could mean social oblivion. … This novel will appeal to a wide range of readers, particularly those who enjoy period novels such as Age of Innocence and The Portrait of a Lady.” – The Historical Novel Society

“New York, 1890, and the glitz and glamor of the time and setting, are the backdrop for this novel about a young heiress who suddenly finds herself alone in the world. I loved how each chapter began with a rule of etiquette based upon the societal norms of the time. The story gave me a glimpse of what it would have been like to live among the wealthiest and most prominent citizens. Of course, all is not perfect, for the heroine must maneuver her way through treachery, greed, and scandal to find which of the two men in her life is her true love. I thoroughly enjoyed how the characters interacted, and how authentic they felt to me. Lots of wonderfully rich descriptions of places and gowns really brought the era to life. … I definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys New York in the Gilded Age. A good historical read!” – Mirella Patzer, Historical Novel Review

”A fantastically engaging book with everything you need for a really good read, probably best summed up as the American Downton Abbey meets Jane Austen. It starts a little slowly, but when it gets going, it really is difficult to put down.

The plot and the various subplots are fascinating, with so many twists and turns, it never stops weaving a new thread. You constantly feel that the story will be coming to an end, but then there is more… and more… and more.

The characters are well-developed, credible and, though not always likeable, possessing some magical quality that makes us feel like we know them so well. The central character manages to make herself someone to admire and someone we almost want to dismiss at the same time, whilst she metamorphoses throughout the novel, constantly changing on her journey of discovery. She presents a sense of strength and courage as she is faced with the most heart-wrenching and, often, downright embarrassing situations, yet she wins through in the end, despite overwhelming odds against a woman at this time.

Throughout the novel, there is a quality that makes it feel like a movie—and this would make an excellent movie, without a doubt. The pace is just right and it keeps you gripped until the end. Excellently written and a thoroughly enjoyable read.” – Annemarie Macken, Goodreads review

“In this remarkable first novel, Christopherson takes us back to 1890s New York — to tell a tale so pitch perfect it hurts. Bridging the divide between historical fiction and literary fiction, the story of the rising immigrant Connor and the unlikely pairing with orphaned socialite/settlement house worker Francesca is beset with conflict from her devious fiance Tracy, Connor’s lover the scandalous Blanche and Francesca’s meddling guardians the Jeromes. Some of the most gorgeous scenes are set in an art warehouse examining paintings that have just arrived from Paris, a hat shop, a delightful tea house and of course, tangled in the bedsheets! Between murder, trials, and lies, this tale takes us to Argentina and Louisiana, Ireland and Chicago, the lower east side to the upper west side and finally to a real resort in Banff Canada where our unlikely pair will finally get a chance. Or will they?” – Booksmart, Amazon review


my thoughts:

Thank you NetGalley and Kaaren Christopherson for the opportunity to read and review this novel. I always like to give credit to an author, taking an idea and creating a piece of art is a spectacular accomplishment.

Some books are loved, some not so much. Decorum was a long difficult novel for me to read. I had a tough time following the story. This in itself is not a bad thing, so much happens during this novel.   The characters were well developed, especially Connor, and I truly enjoyed Francesca and her struggles, but I did not love this book.  I can not even pinpoint the reason for my diminished interest.

There was rich detail of the period, reminsent of Edith Wharton. Ms. Christopherson is obviously well versed in the gilded time period.  


This is not quick reading.  It took many sittings and a great deal of concentration to finish this story.  I think I'd like to reread it when I'm not pressed for time and can truly give it the time and concentration it deserves.  

If you are a fan of the Gilded Era, you will enjoy this novel.  The characters alone make it an interesting read.  

3.5/5
( I don't have a picture for 3.5 teacups :), therefore I'll upgrade to 4 as I fully intend to reread this book at another time.)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Kaaren Christopherson is the author of Decorum—a novel about Gilded Age New York—that began taking form in 1999 during a course on writing historical fiction. From that moment, Connor O’Casey (who had been rattling around in her brain for months) finally appeared one night and said, “All right, woman. Here I am. What are you going to do about my story?” So she began to put his words on paper, and he hasn’t kept quiet since. Soon Francesca, Blanche, Tracey, Vinnie, and the rest of the characters began arguing, gossiping, loving, and forming themselves into Kaaren’s first novel.

Kaaren has had a professional career writing and editing for over 30 years and is a senior editor for an international development nonprofit organization in Washington, DC.

She has written fiction since her school days, story poems, children’s books, historical fiction, and time travel, and continues to be active in writer’s groups and writing workshops. In addition to her career as a writer, Kaaren was the owner of a decorative painting business. She loves to travel and prowl through historical sites, galleries, and museums. She is active in several churches in DC and in her local Northern Virginia community, where she shares her home with feline brothers, Archie and Sammy.

A Michigan native, Kaaren received her BA in history and art and her MA in educational administration from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
 For more information visit Kaaren Christopherson's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE

Monday, August 24 Review at Bookish Spotlight at The Lit Bitch Wednesday, August 26 Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway at History Undressed Thursday, August 27 Spotlight at Passages to the Past Friday, August 28 Review at Book Nerd Monday, August 31 Review at Book Lovers Paradise Tuesday, September 1 Review at A Book Geek Spotlight & Giveaway at Unshelfish Wednesday, September 2 Review at A Bookish Affair Thursday, September 3 Guest Post & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair Friday, September 4 Review & Giveaway at View From the Birdhouse Spotlight at The Never-Ending Book Monday, September 7 Review at I'm Shelf-ish Interview & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books Tuesday, September 8 Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews Wednesday, September 9 Review at Queen of All She Reads Spotlight at Please Pass the Books Thursday, September 10 Spotlight at Svetlana's Reads and Views Friday, September 11 Interview & Giveaway at The Bookdragon Spotlight at So Many Books, So Little Time Monday, September 14 Review at Griperang's Bookmarks Tuesday, September 15 Review at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book Guest Post at Books and Benches Wednesday, September 16 Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More Thursday, September 17 Review at Kinx's Book Nook Spotlight at A Literary Vacation Friday, September 18 Review at Jorie Loves a Story Review at Just One More Chapter Review at To Read, or Not to Read


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva book tour

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Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva by Eliza Redgold

Publication Date: July 14, 2015 Publisher: St. Martin's Press Formats: Ebook, Paperback Pages: 320 Genre: Historical Fiction

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   We know her name. We know of her naked ride. We don't know her true story. We all know the legend of Lady Godiva, who famously rode naked through the streets of Coventry, covered only by her long, flowing hair. So the story goes, she begged her husband Lord Leofric of Mercia to lift a high tax on her people, who would starve if forced to pay. Lord Leofric demanded a forfeit: that Godiva ride naked on horseback through the town. There are various endings to Godiva's ride, that all the people of Coventry closed their doors and refused to look upon their liege lady (except for 'peeping Tom') and that her husband, in remorse, lifted the tax. Naked is an original version of Godiva's tale with a twist that may be closer to the truth: by the end of his life Leofric had fallen deeply in love with Lady Godiva. A tale of legendary courage and extraordinary passion, Naked brings an epic story new voice.

PRAISE

"Redgold's variation on this enticing legend is often lyrical and offers a satisfying blend of history, lore, and romance." (Booklist)

 "Breathes new life into the story of the woman who would stop at nothing to protect her land and people." (Romantic Times)

 "NAKED delivers far more than the famous ride of Lady Godiva. It's a beautifully woven story of love, loyalty, and the determination of a young woman trying to protect her people and their way of life, no matter the price. Godiva is a wonderfully strong woman in an age of dangerous men, and in NAKED, she certainly meets her match!" (Amalia Carosella, author of HELEN OF SPARTA)

 "A wonderful, romantic retelling of the Lady Godiva legend. There is the colorful Anglo-Saxon backdrop, warriors, battles, peacemaking, desire, revenge and love - everything a fan of medieval romance could desire - plus a strong-willed heroin. Written with a lyrical lilt to her prose, Redgold adds realism to the myth and love to the lusty tale, allowing readers a glimpse into what might have been." (RT Book Reviews)

my thoughts:

Lady Godiva. The name evokes an image of a young naked woman riding horseback through the Coventry countryside. Remember the reason for the ride? Neither did I. 

When I was offered the opportunity to read and review this book, I jumped at the chance. Godiva is a strong woman but I new nothing about her, except her famous ride.

The ride was ordered by her husband after her request to lower the taxes of her people. There is far more to the story of Godiva and Leofric. 

Eliza Redgold has managed to create a compelling and charming story of Godiva, her people and Leofric of Mercia. The characters are fantastic. You will adore Godiva for her strength, courage, determination and loyalty to the people of Coventry. Leofric is a challenge. As a reader, I wasn't quite certain how I felt about him. Think about it, this guy dares his wife to ride naked through the countryside for all to see? Well, there is much more to the story, as you will uncover while reading this tale. 

This is a wonderful combination of romance, history and good story telling. These characters are more than just words on a page. As a reader, I felt close to Godiva. Don't pass on this book! 5/5 stars for Eliza Redgold's fabulous novel.


5/5 teacups + the teapot!!

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOKS-A-MILLION | ITUNES | INDIEBOUND | KOBO

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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ELIZA REDGOLD is based upon the old, Gaelic meaning of her name, Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd. English folklore has it that if you help a fairy, you will be rewarded with red gold. She has presented academic papers on women and romance and is a contributor to the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction. As a non-fiction author she is co-author of Body Talk: a Power Guide for Girls and Stay-at-Home Mothers: Dialogues and Debates. She was born in Irvine, Scotland on Marymass Day and currently lives in Australia. For more information visit Eliza Redgold's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Google+.

BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE

Monday, August 10 Review at Bibliophilia, Please Tuesday, August 11 Spotlight at Passages to the Past Wednesday, August 12 Guest Post at The Maiden's Court Spotlight at A Book Geek Thursday, August 13 Spotlight at Just One More Chapter Friday, August 14 Review at 100 Pages a Day Saturday, August 15 Guest Post at Mina's Bookshelf Monday, August 17 Review at A Bookish Affair Tuesday, August 18 Review at Book Nerd Guest Post at A Literary Vacation Wednesday, August 19 Review at Unshelfish Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views Thursday, August 20 Spotlight at Historical Fiction Connection Guest Post at A Bookish Affair Friday, August 21 Review at History From a Woman's Perspective Review at Let Them Read Books Monday, August 24 Review at I'm Shelf-ish Review at Please Pass the Books Guest Post at Bibliotica Tuesday, August 25 Review at A Fold in the Spine Review & Interview at History Undressed Guest Post at Curling Up By the Fire Wednesday, August 26 Review at Bookish Spotlight at The True Book Addict Thursday, August 27 Review at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book Review & Guest Post at Romantic Historical Reviews Guest Post at The Lit Bitch Friday, August 28 Review at A Book Drunkard Review at Book Lovers Paradise

GIVEAWAY

To enter to win a copy of Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva or a $50 Amazon Gift Card, please enter via the GLEAM form below. Three winners will be chosen. Rules ñ Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on August 28th. You must be 18 or older to enter. ñ Giveaway is open to US residents only. ñ Only one entry per household. ñ All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion ñ Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen. Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva Blog Tour

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

ENCHANTRESS OF PARIS BOOK BLAST

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Enchantress of Paris: A Novel of the Sun King's Court by Marci Jefferson

Publication Date: August 4, 2015 Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press Hardcover & eBook; 336 Pages Genre: Historical Fiction READ AN EXCERPT.

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   Fraught with conspiracy and passion, the Sun King's opulent court is brought to vivid life in this captivating tale about a woman whose love was more powerful than magic. The alignment of the stars at Marie Mancini's birth warned that although she would be gifted at divination, she was destined to disgrace her family. Ignoring the dark warnings of his sister and astrologers, Cardinal Mazarin brings his niece to the French court, where the forbidden occult arts thrive in secret. In France, Marie learns her uncle has become the power behind the throne by using her sister Olympia to hold the Sun King, Louis XIV, in thrall. Desperate to avoid her mother's dying wish that she spend her life in a convent, Marie burns her grimoire, trading Italian superstitions for polite sophistication. But as her star rises, King Louis becomes enchanted by Marie's charm. Sensing a chance to grasp even greater glory, Cardinal Mazarin pits the sisters against each other, showering Marie with diamonds and silks in exchange for bending King Louis to his will. Disgusted by Mazarin's ruthlessness, Marie rebels. She sacrifices everything, but exposing Mazarin's deepest secret threatens to tear France apart. When even King Louis's love fails to protect Marie, she must summon her forbidden powers of divination to shield her family, protect France, and help the Sun King fulfill his destiny.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOKS-A-MILLION | INDIEBOUND | MACMILLAN

ADVANCE PRAISE

"Told with vivid historical detail and packed with court intrigue, this is sure to please fans of royal fiction."  Library Journal

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


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Years after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University, immersing herself in a Quality Assurance nursing career, and then having children, Marci realized she'd neglected her passion for history and writing. She began traveling, writing along the way, delving into various bits of history that caught her fancy. The plot for GIRL ON THE GOLDEN COIN evolved slowly after a trip to London, where she first learned about the Stuart royals. Marci is a member of the Historical Novel Society. She resides in the Midwest with her husband, making hair-bows for their daughter, trying not to step on their son's Legos, and teaching a tiny Pacific Parrotlet to talk. For more information visit Marci Jefferson's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

BOOK BLAST SCHEDULE

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

THE PHARAOH'S CAT


Kindle Edition, 184 pages
Published June 17th 2015 (first published May 16th 2015)


The Pharaoh’s Cat, narrated in the present tense by the cat himself, is the story of a free-spirited, quick-witted stray in ancient Egypt who suddenly finds himself with human powers joined to his feline nature. 

The cat immediately captures the attention of the seventeen-year-old Pharaoh, making him laugh for the first time since his parents' death, and is brought to live with him at the royal palace. 

The cat also becomes friends with the High Priest of the god Amun-Ra and seeks his help in solving the mystery of his human powers and the supernatural manifestations that later plague him. He has an enemy in the Vizier—the Pharaoh's uncle and the second most powerful man in Egypt. The Vizier hates him for himself and even more for his relationship with the Pharaoh. 

The cat participates in festivities at the royal palace, developing an insatiable appetite for good food, wine, and gossip. He later accompanies the Pharaoh on a trip through his kingdom, all the while renewing the Pharaoh’s ability to enjoy life and inspiring him to become a stronger leader. 

Between the cat and the Pharaoh a bond of love gradually forms which will determine Egypt's destiny. 

The Pharaoh's Cat imaginatively blends Egyptology with comedy, drama, and even time travel--the cat and the High Priest will meet Elena, a resident of the twenty-first century and the daughter of a renowned Egyptologist. 

Maria Luisa Lang was born in Rome and lives in New York City. She has a degree in art history and is an amateur Egyptologist. The Pharaoh's Cat is her first novel. She has almost completed a sequel. 

my thoughts:

I enjoyed this book.  It is quirky, funny and cute.  Anyone who has a cat, has seen a cat or in any way been exposed to a cat is aware of their curious nature and staunch independence.
This story is narrated by the cat, himself.  He is a street cat found and cared for by the Pharaoh.  He is loved because he makes the Pharaoh laugh, and brings joy and humor to his life.

The cat is, like most cats, mischievous and fun.  He is an engaging character and will leave you with a smile on your face.  The cat's name is Wrappa-Hamen and he can speak, yes, speak.  He also walks upright and has several human qualities you will find endearing.

This is a wonderful, unique read.  I enjoyed the intereaction between Wrappa-Hamen and the Pharaoh, laughed at the bad blood between the cat and the Vizier.  

A quick, fun read.

***I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review.***





Tuesday, July 21, 2015

NAKED: A NOVEL OF LADY GODIVA bookblast and GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

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NAKED: A NOVEL OF LADY GODIVA by ELIZA REDGOLD Publication Date: July 14, 2015 Publisher: St. Martin's Press Formats: Ebook, Paperback Pages: 320 Genre: Historical Fiction

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   We know her name. We know of her naked ride. We don't know her true story. We all know the legend of Lady Godiva, who famously rode naked through the streets of Coventry, covered only by her long, flowing hair. So the story goes, she begged her husband Lord Leofric of Mercia to lift a high tax on her people, who would starve if forced to pay. Lord Leofric demanded a forfeit: that Godiva ride naked on horseback through the town. There are various endings to Godiva's ride, that all the people of Coventry closed their doors and refused to look upon their liege lady (except for 'peeping Tom') and that her husband, in remorse, lifted the tax. Naked is an original version of Godiva's tale with a twist that may be closer to the truth: by the end of his life Leofric had fallen deeply in love with Lady Godiva. A tale of legendary courage and extraordinary passion, Naked brings an epic story new voice.


ADVANCE PRAISE

"Redgold's variation on this enticing legend is often lyrical and offers a satisfying blend of history, lore, and romance." (Booklist)

 "Breathes new life into the story of the woman who would stop at nothing to protect her land and people." (Romantic Times)

 "NAKED delivers far more than the famous ride of Lady Godiva. It's a beautifully woven story of love, loyalty, and the determination of a young woman trying to protect her people and their way of life, no matter the price. Godiva is a wonderfully strong woman in an age of dangerous men, and in NAKED, she certainly meets her match!" (Amalia Carosella, author of HELEN OF SPARTA)

 "A wonderful, romantic retelling of the Lady Godiva legend. There is the colorful Anglo-Saxon backdrop, warriors, battles, peacemaking, desire, revenge and love - everything a fan of medieval romance could desire - plus a strong-willed heroin. Written with a lyrical lilt to her prose, Redgold adds realism to the myth and love to the lusty tale, allowing readers a glimpse into what might have been." (RT Book Reviews)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR03_Eliza Redgold_Author

ELIZA REDGOLD is based upon the old, Gaelic meaning of her name, Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd. English folklore has it that if you help a fairy, you will be rewarded with red gold. She has presented academic papers on women and romance and is a contributor to the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction. As a non-fiction author she is co-author of Body Talk: a Power Guide for Girls and Stay-at-Home Mothers: Dialogues and Debates. She was born in Irvine, Scotland on Marymass Day and currently lives in Australia. For more information visit Eliza Redgold's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Google+.

BOOK BLAST SCHEDULE

Tuesday, July 14 Boom Baby Reviews Let Them Read Books Wednesday, July 15 Genre Queen The Maiden's Court What Is That Book About Thursday, July 16 Bibliophilia, Please The Reader's Hollow CelticLady's Reviews Friday, July 17 100 Pages a Day The Never-Ending Book Saturday, July 18 Just One More Chapter Monday, July 20 To Read, or Not to Read Oh, for the Hook of a Book! Tuesday, July 21 A Literary Vacation Book Lovers Paradise Wednesday, July 22 Unabridged Chick Thursday, July 23 So Many Books, So Little Time Friday, July 24 The Reading Queen Saturday, July 25 Book Nerd Sunday, July 26 Passages to the Past Monday, July 27 Bibliotica The Lit Bitch Tuesday, July 28 A Chick Who Reads

GIVEAWAY

To enter to win a copy of Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva & a $50 Amazon Gift Card, please enter via the GLEAM form below. Rules : Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on July 28th. You must be 18 or older to enter.  Giveaway is open internationally.  Only one entry per household. ñ All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion  Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen. Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva Book Blast


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