Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Marie Antoinette and Giveaway

Happy Birthday to Marie Antoinette who was born today (as well as myself and Leah Marie Brown!).  To celebrate Marie's birthday (and mine), I am giving away 2 copies of Carolyn Meyer's YA novel THE BAD QUEEN.  Here is a sneak peek:

History paints her as a shallow party girl, a spoiled fashionista, a callous ruler. Perhaps no other royal has been so maligned—and so misunderstood—as Marie-Antoinette. From the moment she was betrothed to the dauphin of France at age fourteen, perfection was demanded of Marie-Antoinette. She tried to please everyone—courtiers, her young husband, the king, the French people—but often fell short of their expectations. Desperate for affection and subjected to constant scrutiny, this spirited young woman can’t help but want to let loose with elaborate parties, scandalous fashions, and unimaginable luxuries. But as Marie-Antoinette’s lifestyle gets ever-more recklessly extravagant, the peasants of France are suffering from increasing poverty—and becoming outraged. They want to make the queen pay.

In this latest installment of her acclaimed Young Royals series, Carolyn Meyer reveals the dizzying rise and horrific downfall of the last queen of France. Includes historical notes, an author’s note, and a bibliography.

Here are the rules for the giveaway. Sorry, this is only for Canadian and American readers! The contest runs from today through Monday, November 8th. 

1. Leave your name and email in the comments.  Email is very important so that I can contact you for your address.
2. If you are not a follower and become one, you get an extra entry
3. If you tweet about the giveaway, you get an extra entry.
Good luck!


FleurDeMar said...

Ohhh, I'd really love this. I <3 MA!

I'm a follower and here is my Tweet :)

Seat 3b said...

I LOVE your blog and I'd really love to win this!!! I'm a follower and tweeted this on twitter too! mneal07 @ vt.edu

Fefe said...

ou la la! LOVE this! I'm a follower (@faleeesha), Marie Antoinette fanatic and I retweeted, I believe twice!



Jennifer said...

Jennifer - nbjenni@gmail.com

Pricilla said...

Happy Birthday!

I follow
kaiminani at gmail dot com

C.A. Marshall said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!

Please enter me in the book contest!
camarshallwritesAT gmail DOTcom

Thank you!

Rachel said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway!


Alyson Champion said...

I love Marie Antoinette! I'd love to read this one.

alysonrebeccachampion AT gmail DOT com

Thank you!

Anastacia said...

I'd love to read about Marie Antoinette! Thanks for the chance.

anastaciaknits AT verizon DOT net

Whitlino Family said...

Sounds intriguing. Yesterday, as my daughter was prancing around the house in the buff, I was thinking that I really don't know that much about Lady Godiva, which of course led me back to your blog.


Now off to tweet.

Donna Marie said...

I've read so many books about her and just know I'd love this one.


Stephanie Rigsby said...

Stephanie- chromatic.marionette@gmail.com

Enid Wilson said...

I read a Japanese magna story based on Marie's life. It also painted a sympathetic picture of the young Queen. Meyer's story sounds interesting.

My Darcy Mutates

Sarabeth said...

1. Sarabeth Smith - SarabethA.Smith@gmail.com
(Tweeted via "LuvDove110")

There is nothing new except what has been forgotten. - Marie Antoinette

Leah Marie Brown said...

Been super busy but am carving out a few hours to catch up on my favorite fabulous blog reading this morning. Thanks for the Birthday wishes! Hope yours was as grand as mine ;)

Bella said...

Happy birthday, MA :)

colleenwhalen said...

I am a first time visitor to your site and dazzled by your evocative prose. You have a gift for crafting cogent, alluring and informative historical accounts of wild, wicked,wanton, wily women! My definition of a "witch" is a Woman In Total Control of Herself.

All of the women you write about had to live by their wits, in an era when women had no legal or political rights - even titled ladies of the blood were chattel to be traded off in dynastic, military, political alliances. These women of days gone by are an inspiration to me, living in the Third Millenium.

I hope I win the book - sounds like a good read and a rollicking romp - you have a talent for spinning a great yarn - good, solid, old fashioned storytelling.