Saturday, July 24, 2010

Leslie Carroll Cover Alert

Leslie Carroll is so sweet, she shared this juicy bit of information with me about the upcoming release of "Royal Pains A Rogues' Gallery of Brats, Brutes, and Bad Seeds". I know it is a long time to wait but I am sure it will well be worth the wait until March 1st 2011. Thank you for sharing Leslie and I can not wait to read this one.
"In a world where sibling rivalry knows no bounds and excess is never enough, meet some of history’s boldest, baddest, and bawdiest royals

The bad seeds on the family trees of the most powerful royal houses of Europe often became the rottenest of apples. In an effort to stave off wrinkles, sixteenth-century Hungarian Countess Erzsébet Báthory bathed in the blood of virgins, and for kicks and giggles devised even more ingenious forms of torture than the über-violent autocrats Vlad (the Impaler) Dracula and Ivan the Terrible had ever imagined. Lettice Knollys strove to mimic the appearance of her cousin Elizabeth I and even stole her man. The Duke of Cumberland’s sexcapades and subsequent clandestine marriage led to a law that still binds England’s royal family. And the libidinous Pauline Bonaparte scandalized her imperial brother by having herself sculpted nearly nude and commissioning a golden drinking goblet fashioned in the shape of her breast.

Chock-full of shocking scenes, titillating tales, and wildly wicked nobles, Royal Pains is a rollicking compendium of the most infamous, capricious, and insatiable bluebloods of Europe".

Praise for Leslie Carroll's Notorious Royal Marriages
“For those who tackled Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, and can’t get enough of the scandal surrounding Henry VIII’s wives, [Notorious Royal Marriages is] the perfect companion book.”—The New Yorker

“Carroll writes with verve and wit about the passionate—and occasionally perilous—events that occur when royals wed.”—Chicago Tribune 
Royal Affairs: A Lusty Romp Through the Extramarital Adventures That Rocked theBritish MonarchyNotorious Royal Marriages: A Juicy Journey Through Nine Centuries of Dynasty, Destiny, and Desire
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  1. Doesn't this cover just say it all? I have no doubt this will be a romping good read!

  2. Thanks for sharing, looking forward to it!

  3. Ladies thank you for the wonderful comments, I too can not wait for this one to come out since Leslie Carroll and Vicki Leon are the only non-fiction authors I can stomach. I just get bored so easy with non-fiction and I love Leslie's witty style. She is my favorite non-fiction author and Christine you are right it will be a romping good read.

  4. I can't wait for this book. I have both her NOTORIOUS ROYAL MARRIAGES and ROYAL AFFAIRS. It should be a great read.

  5. Librarypat, what are you a mind reader or what pat? I know, I am SO excited. Just imagine it is all the juicy stories that did not get into the previous two books and had to be made into its own whole separate book. Juicy good stuff, I can not wait to see who made it.


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