Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Giveaway: Stephanie Thornton's The Secret History

Flashlight Commentary is pleased to offer readers the chance to win a copy of Stephanie Thornton's The Secret History!

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Where Theodora went, trouble followed… In sixth century Constantinople, one woman, Theodora, defied every convention and all the odds, and rose from being a common theater tart to become empress of a great kingdom, the most powerful woman the Roman Empire would ever know. But the woman whose image was later immortalized in glittering mosaic was, in fact, a scrappy, clever, conniving, flesh-and-blood woman full of sensuality and spirit whose real story is as surprising as any ever told… When her father dies suddenly, Theodora and her sisters face starvation on the streets. Determined to survive, Theodora makes a living any way she can—first on her back with every man who will have her, then on the stage of the city’s infamous amphitheater in a scandalous dramatization of her own invention. When her daring performance grants her a back-door entry into the halls of power, she seizes the chance to win a wealthy protector—only to face heartbreak and betrayal. Ever resilient, Theodora rises above such trials and by a twist of fate, meets her most passionate admirer yet: the Emperor’s nephew. She will thrive as his confidant and courtesan, but many challenges lie ahead. For one day, this man will hand her a crown. And all the empire will wonder—is she bold enough, shrewd enough, and strong enough to keep it?


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Giveaway is open internationally. 

>Addition to Giveaway: Winner will also receive a Byzantine coin!

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13 comments:

Melisende said...

Thanks for opening this up to international entries!

Elysium said...

I don't think I've ever read anything about Theodora so this would be great one to start. Thanks for making this international.

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Claire K. said...

I'd love to have a chance to win this :)!!!

JJT said...

Looks Very interesting. Thank you. jtretin at aol dot com

KATHLEEN.B said...

I am interested in knowing how Theodora learned how to read before she came in to royalty. She sounds so fasinating I will love reading this book.
kathleen.bianchi@ymail.com

Gina D said...

Sounds interesting :) Thanks for hosting!

cyn209 said...

would so love to read this book!!
thank you for the giveaway!!!

Lara Frame said...

Sounds so good! Thanks for the giveaway!

Michelle said...

I read your review on The Secret History and it sounds like a promising read. I've been needing a pageturner to start off the summer! Fingers crossed I get a chance to read it sooner rather than later!

Angela Holland said...

I would enjoy winning a copy of this book as I am a fan of Brandy's books as well as a historical fan

mamabunny13 said...

I can't wait to read more about Theodora! Thanks for the giveaway!

kim_cree said...

I can't wait to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!