Historical Fiction Give-Away

*Click on book images to read my reviews

Give-Away ENDS DECEMBER 13th at 5:00PM PCT

Thanks to author Michelle Moran, I have three books to give away this week:

  • TWO signed copies of The Heretic Queen (hard cover)
  • ONE signed copy of Nefertiti (trade paperback)

I read both of these books recently (click on each book image above to read my reviews) and loved them. Both are highly recommended for historical fiction lovers.

Moran has a wonderful website with lots of historical background including a Q&A about Nefertiti AND a Q&A about The Heretic Queen. Michelle’s blog History Buff is also fun to browse and includes information ‘about archaeology from around the world.’

I was really excited to see that Moran’s third book Cleopatra’s Daughter will be released in September 2009! To read more and view the trailer, visit this link.

Do you want to win either Nefertiti OR The Heretic Queen? Here are the guidelines:

  • This is an INTERNATIONAL give-away – no geographical restrictions!
  • Please leave a comment telling me why you’d like to win one of these books. Make sure you indicate your preference (if you have one) as to which book you’d like if your name is chosen. You are only allowed ONE ENTRY.
  • Comments will be closed at 5:00PM PCT on Saturday, December 13th.
  • I will draw THREE winners – two people will win a signed hard cover edition of The Heretic Queen, one person will win a signed trade paperback edition of Nefertiti.
  • I will contact winners by email, as well as posting them to my blog. At that time, I will ask for your snail mail AND how you want your book inscribed. If winners do not respond in five days, I will draw another name. Michelle will be mailing the books directly to you!

Good Luck!!!

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    • Heather on December 6, 2008 at 09:51

    I would love to win one of these books! I’m not picky, either, since I read a library copy of Nefertiti and would love to own it and have yet to read The Heretic Queen… so put me down for either one! 🙂

  1. I’d like to read them both and especially Nefertiti (my preference) I love ancient Egypt and reading about the Egyptians.

  2. I’d like to read either one because I feel like every blogger and their sister EXCEPT ME have read these books. 😀

  3. Hey Wendy! Please enter my name for a copy of The Heretic Queen. These both look yummy! Thanks!

    • Memory on December 6, 2008 at 10:34

    I’d love a chance to win either book. I’ve heard tons of great things about Michelle Moran over the past couple of months; it sounds like her books are similar in tone to Pauline Gedge’s Egyptian novels, and I absolutely love those.

  4. I read Nefertiti and LOVED it, so I would be thrilled to win a copy of the Heretic Queen. I love Moran’s writing.

    katherineshuff (at) gmail (dot) com.

    • Tammy on December 6, 2008 at 10:55

    I’d love to win The Heretic Queen. I keep hearing such wonderful things about this book. 🙂

    • Paul Weiss on December 6, 2008 at 11:11

    I love historical fiction and I enjoy historical Egypt as the subject. By the bye, I’m going to Cairo on vacation in Fall 2009 so I’ll be reading a lot on the subject over the next few months. Nefertiti is the book of choice since it’s first in the series. I’m crossing my fingers!

    • Marja on December 6, 2008 at 11:17

    Please include me in the draw! I have always been fascinated by ancient Egyptian history and would love to read either of those books.

    Also: thank you so much for having a draw that non-USA residents can enter! 9 times out of 10 we are excluded 🙁

    • Becky on December 6, 2008 at 11:20

    I’d love to win the Heretic Queen because I’ve got a copy of of Nefertiti I’ve been meaning to get to.

    • Tish on December 6, 2008 at 11:38

    Nefertiti is on my TBR pile about 2 down.so, i would love to receive Heretic Queen.
    Historical fiction of all genres is my favorite way to spend my time reading.
    i actually wear a charm of Nefertiti that a friend brought home from Egypt for me.Love Egyptian history,they were so advanced!

  5. I’ve heard such great things about both of these books. I’d love to read/win Nefertiti,as it goes first. How genereous of Michelle to offer these.

    • Laura on December 6, 2008 at 11:55

    I would love to win The Heretic Queen! Historical Fiction is one of my favorite genres, and I haven’t read very much, if anything about Egypt. I recently purchased Nefertiti, and it would be great to read the 2 books back to back!

  6. Hi Wendy, I just found you through the Bookies Too site. After suffering a massive heart attack in September, my dad will be having open heart surgery out of state soon to fix a complication that arose from the attack. I will be traveling with him and will have LOTS of time to fill with reading. I’m not at all particular about a title should I win. Thanks so much for the contest and Happy Holidays!

    • Karen on December 6, 2008 at 13:04

    Hi Wendy, I would love an opportunity to win either book. I love historical fiction and have always been fascinated with ancient Egypt. I have not read either book yet, so I would appreciate either one. Thanks for the opportunity, Karen

    • leola harris on December 6, 2008 at 13:04

    I would love to read and win both of these books. Since I have to choose one, I would choose “Nerfertiti. I enjoy reading Historical Fiction. I also love learning and exploring the lives of women. Thanks for allowing me to enter the contest.

    • Linda Sheehan on December 6, 2008 at 13:45

    Wendy: Nefertiti has been on my TBR list since I read about it months ago. I would love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity to be in the running. Linda

    • Sydney Schuyler on December 6, 2008 at 14:06

    I read Nefertiti several months ago and would very much like to read The Heretic Queen.

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  7. Wendy, I have heard such great things about both of these books!! I would love a chance to win either!! Thanks!

    • Ramya on December 6, 2008 at 14:40

    Hey!:) I haven’t read both the books.. so i wouldn’t mind winning either one! do enter me!
    I have heard so much about these books, read so many interviews of michelle and i guess it is high time i got my hands on these!

  8. Love your review and your generosity! I haven’t read either….and would love the opportunity to add them to my tbr pile..

  9. I’ve head so many good things about The Heretic Queen that I’d love to win that one. Thanks for having such a great contest!

    • Lisa L on December 6, 2008 at 16:13

    I would love to win either of these books, Wendy! I’m a sucker for historical fiction, and I love ancient Egypt! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. I don’t have a preference for either one but I did like your review on Nefertiti so I guess that would be my first choice. I really enjoy historical fiction and I usually read American based novels so this would really take me out of my comfort zone.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!!

  11. I have a drea friend who is not really a reader, but she loves all things Egyptian. I’d like to tempt her with one of these, though The Heretic Queen sounds especially interesting.
    Lisa Hill, Melbourne, Australia

  12. I haven’t had a chance to read either of these so I’m would like to win either one. They are already on my tbr list as they both sound really good.

    • Jennifer on December 6, 2008 at 18:33

    I’m delighted to be able to enter all the way from Australia! I would love to read either of these books but have a slight preference for The Heretic Queen. I’ve long been fascinated by Cleopatra, and try to read most books published about her.
    Jenny in Canberra

    • raych on December 6, 2008 at 18:42

    I’m with most of these people…I’ll take either. Although if I HAVE to choose, I’ll take Nefertiti.

    • Jena on December 6, 2008 at 18:45

    I’d love to win either book; I’ve heard such wonderful things about them! Thank you!

    • Nicola on December 6, 2008 at 18:47

    Hi Wendy, I’d love to be entered for Nefertiti since I haven’t read it yet. I love all things Egyptian and used to read a lot of historical fiction but it’s been a while since I’ve read and Egyptian one.

    • Elaine Barel on December 6, 2008 at 21:10

    Living in Israel, I have a special sense of history. There is no other country as close to us with an ancient history than Egypt. I have been there twice and love Luxor and all its glory.
    I am have been intrigued by Hatchepsut, the female pharaoh, in the past. Now the secret of Nefretiti would be so wonderful to read. I would love to receive Nefertiti and read it and learn some of her secrets as well.

    • Lindy on December 6, 2008 at 21:35

    So nice of yu to give away books. Count me in..

  13. Hello Wendy,

    I already have The Hertic Queen because I read with a group that has chosen it to read for January 2009. They already read Nefertiti as a buddy read and I missed that one because I had too many books on my plate at the time. Michelle Moran was nice enough to share in their book conversation. They all loved the book and Michelle. I would want the paperback of Nefertiti but would be happy to accept The Heretic Queen for one of my friends.

    • Isabel on December 6, 2008 at 23:22

    First of all, thank you for joining the 9 for ’09 reading challenge. I am looking forward to your reviews.

    Thanks for this contest. I would like either book.

    I like reading about this time period, especially about the female rulers.

    • Teddy on December 7, 2008 at 00:31

    I’m not entering. I just wanted to let you know that I blogged about your fab giveaway here:


    • Ana T on December 7, 2008 at 01:12

    I love historical fiction and especially ancient Egypt history so I would like to be entered in the giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!

    • Karen on December 7, 2008 at 03:01

    I would love the chance to win either of these books – I am always interested in reading books about strong women characters.
    Many thanks!

    • Lindymc on December 7, 2008 at 05:29

    The more I read “about” these books, the more anxious I am to read them myself. Please enter me for either one of the books. Thanks

    • Purpyl on December 7, 2008 at 10:59

    I have been facinated with all things Egyptian since 5th grade. I would love to win either book. Thank you for the chance!

  14. I’ve wanted to read Nefertiti for a long while, its been on my waiting list at my library since it first entered the queue a few months ago actually. She’s always been of interest to me, second only to my interest in Hatshepsut’s time. I loved your reviews thank you!

    • Kristi on December 7, 2008 at 11:36


    I would like to win a copy of Nefertiti – I think I might have first heard about it at the AuthorBuzz website or maybe one of my book club emails? I think this is the one where we had the chance to go to the website and try to decipher something using heiroglyphics. (Hope I am remembering way off base here!) Anyway – would love to win!


  15. Nefertiti is already in my TBR pile, so I’d love to win Heretic Queen. Thank you for hosting this give away!

    • Linda A on December 7, 2008 at 14:23

    I’d love a copy of Neferiti. I must confess that I haven’t heard of it but that is the problem of living in a little town in the middle of nowhere, while having a passion for history books 🙂
    So this book is just up my alley, and it sounds so good, I am sure I’ll love it

    • Linda in Maine on December 7, 2008 at 18:48

    I’d love either one. They both look excellent, and I love historical fiction too. Thanks for the opportunity to throw my hat in the ring.

    • mari on December 7, 2008 at 19:09

    Both of these books have been on my to read list. I love historical fiction and these two look great. If I had to choose one, then the Heretic queen.

    • Ann on December 7, 2008 at 20:10

    I would love to win a copy of either book! I love historical fiction and love anything to do with Egypt! Thank you for the chance to win!

    • Marie Schwager on December 8, 2008 at 07:22

    Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Nefertiti has been on my library tbr list forever…… and as a teacher working on Masters in History I would like to support my addiction to historical fiction. Yes, I have issue! Thanks!

    • Amanda on December 8, 2008 at 09:43

    I would love to win the Heretic Queen! I recently received Nefertiti and am reading that one (and loving it) and just got back from a vacation to Egypt so I’m loving all things ancient Egypt right now. Thanks for the chance!

    • MizB on December 8, 2008 at 15:34

    I’d love to be entered to win a copy of NEFERTITI (although, if you don’t have to read them in order, either would do!). I’m entering because I’ve always loved stories set in Ancient Egypt, and many, many people have recommended Michelle Moran’s works to me! 🙂

    Thanks for this opportunity! 😉

    MizB of Should Be Reading

    • Michelle on December 9, 2008 at 19:04

    I’d like either book — I’m a big fan of Egyptian history, and would love to read either book. Thank you for making these available!

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