Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Michelle Moran's Madame Tussaud Giveaway

Giveaway time GIVEAWAY time!!! Yes Michelle Moran has offered up to one lucky winner a beautiful pair of Marie Antionette earrings that are to die for along with one finished signed hardback copy of her new release "Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution" which hits bookstores everywhere February 15th 2011.

The Giveaway Rules
Up for grabs is ONE hardback SIGNED copy
The giveaway is open to the ENTIRE WORLD, YAY!

For ONE entry enter your name and email on the form below.

For TWO entries follow my blog. If you already are following me through Google Friend Connect or Facebook thank you for following my blog. Just let me know in form by answering the optional question three.

For THREE entries blog or tweet this giveaway to spread the word. In other words post your web address to where you shared this giveaway info at in optional Question four on the form.

Giveaway will end on February 22nd 2011 at midnight.
I will draw one winner using Random.org on February 23rd 2011
To be entered no entries by comments.

"The world knows Madame Tussaud as a wax artist extraordinaire . . . but who was this woman who became one of the most famous sculptresses of all time? In these pages, her tumultuous and amazing story comes to life as only Michelle Moran can tell it. The year is 1788, and a revolution is about to begin.

Smart and ambitious, Marie Tussaud has learned the secrets of wax sculpting by working alongside her uncle in their celebrated wax museum, the Salon de Cire. From her popular model of the American ambassador, Thomas Jefferson, to her tableau of the royal family at dinner, Marie’s museum provides Parisians with the very latest news on fashion, gossip, and even politics. Her customers hail from every walk of life, yet her greatest dream is to attract the attention of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI; their stamp of approval on her work could catapult her and her museum to the fame and riches she desires. After months of anticipation, Marie learns that the royal family is willing to come and see their likenesses. When they finally arrive, the king’s sister is so impressed that she requests Marie’s presence at Versailles as a royal tutor in wax sculpting. It is a request Marie knows she cannot refuse—even if it means time away
from her beloved Salon and her increasingly dear friend, Henri Charles.

As Marie gets to know her pupil, Princesse Élisabeth, she also becomes acquainted with the king and queen, who introduce her to the glamorous life at court. From lavish parties with more delicacies than she’s ever seen to rooms filled with candles lit only once before being discarded, Marie steps into a world entirely different from her home on the Boulevard du Temple, where people are selling their teeth in order to put food on the table.

Meanwhile, many resent the vast separation between rich and poor. In salons and cafés across Paris, people like Camille Desmoulins, Jean-Paul Marat, and Maximilien Robespierre are lashing out against the monarchy. Soon, there’s whispered talk of revolution. . . . Will Marie be able to hold on to both the love of her life and her
friendship with the royal family as France approaches civil war? And more important, will she be able to fulfill the demands of powerful revolutionaries who ask that she make the death masks of beheaded aristocrats, some of whom she knows?

Spanning five years, from the budding revolution to the Reign of Terror, Madame Tussaud brings us into the world of an incredible heroine whose talent for wax modeling saved her life and preserved the faces of a vanished kingdom".

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  1. Yay! Thanks so much for the giveaway! This book sounds amazing and as an dutch follower I'm glad it's open internationally :)

  2. Daisy, I am elated o see you are as excited as me. I have been waiting patiently to post this one for some time and YAY it is finally here.

  3. I'm so excited about the release of this book!

    Thank you for the entry!

  4. I've seen this book around the blogs. Looks really interesting!

  5. Oh, I want in on this fabulous giveaway :)

  6. woho, giveaway! :D
    I'm actually currently reading A Royal Likeness which also features Marie Tussaud in it, such a coincidence, haha.

  7. I just saw this book at the bookstore yesterday and very nearly picked it up....Now I wish I had!

  8. Wendy, I too have been so excited over this one. I have one more read to finish and then I am on to it.

    Chrisbookarama, it is making its rounds, Michelle is such a proactive author she makes sure to get the word out on her novels.

    Tish, I know i want the earrings so so so bad for myself. Sigh but none for Lizzy just the blog readers.

    Malena of Royal Women, I loved that one it is really really good. I have been patently awaiting Moran's novel because I really wanted my first read on Tussaud's life in France to be from Michelle. She really is a gifted writer.

    Katy, I HATE that it is one of my biggest peeves. I so do that all the time. It is a beautiful book which makes it even harder to resist. I surprised you made it out of the store with out it.

  9. Michelle, good luck it is shaping up to be a huge giveaway. I think it is going to be the biggest I have had to date.

  10. Yay ! I am so excited with this giveaway. I would like to participate in it.

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)


  11. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES. Good luck everyone I am tallying the winner as we speak.


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