Sunday, January 23, 2011

Giveaway: Michelle Moran's Madame Tussaud + Earings!

Thanks to the lovely people at Crown and Michelle Moran, I have one singed, hardcover copy of Madame Tussaud, Michelle's latest novel, as well as a pair of Marie Antoinette cupcake earrings (pictured below).

Here's the summary for it:

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

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, even politics. Her customers hail from every walk of life, and when word arrives that the royals themselves are coming to see their likenesses, Marie never dreams that the king’s sister will request her presence at Versailles as a royal tutor in wax sculpting. Yet when a letter with a gold seal is delivered to her home, Marie knows she cannot refuse—even if it means time away from her beloved Salon and her increasingly dear friend, Henri Charles.


Aren't they ADORABLE?!
 As Marie becomes acquainted with her pupil, Princess √Člisabeth, she is taken to meet both Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI, 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 to 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 caf√©s 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 importantly, 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.

To enter this giveaway, please fill out the following form.

Oh, and here are the rules:

~ Must be 13 years or older to enter. (This is labeled an adult book, by the way.)
~ Open Internationally.
~ This giveaway will close on January 29, 2011!

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER.*

16 comments:

  1. Wow great giveaway! Those earrings are so cute!

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  2. Terrific giveaway! ..Did I enter this already? I have deja vu that I entered this a few days ago..

    Fingers are crossed!!

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  3. What an amazing giveaway! I'm obsessed with that time period in France and I can not wait to read Madame Tussaud! And the earrings are lovely.

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  4. Awesome giveaway! I loved Michelle Moran's writing in Cleopatra's Daughter, and Madame Tussaud sounds like another great read. Thanks for the super giveaway. ^_^

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  5. One word.......Yummy!
    These treats are simply wonderful! Thanks for a chance at a great book and adorable earrings.
    veltara(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Thank you! The earrings are so cute! :)

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    Carmen
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  8. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!
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    Kisses

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  9. Done :D
    finger crossed and wonderful giveaway!

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  10. Please enter me! ^_^
    e-mail floryfrancy@inwind.it

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  11. this giveaway is very very great!

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  12. Thank you so much for this giveaway!

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  13. I tried to enter the giveaway via the form but the submit button would not allow me to submit. Help!
    candc320@gmail.com

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