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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Closed: Giveaway: Selene of Alexandria by Faith L. Justice

Thank you to everyone that entered. There were 7 different entrants and a total of 10 entries!

Here are the winners:
PDF) Marisa
Paperback) Darcie K

Emails are being sent to the winners. Thank you again for entering and congratulations to the winners. I hope you enjoy them.

All winners were chosen using Random.org

-Jennifer.

Thanks to the author Faith Justice I can giveaway 1 Paperback copy and 1 PDF copy of this one!



About the Book

Set in AD 412 Alexandria, Egypt and based on historical events, this story of ambition, love and murder brings to life colorful characters and an exotic time and place. SELENE is bright, impulsive, stubborn, and a little spoiled by her father, a city councilor. Since her mother’s death, she longs to forgo the privileges of her class to become a physician—an impossible dream for rich Christian girls who never engage in a profession. But Selene perseveres and gains a powerful champion—HYPATIA, the renowned mathematician and Lady Philosopher of Alexandria.

The old Christian Patriarch dies and the city splits in support of two candidates. After days of rioting, the Patriarch’s nephew CYRIL is proclaimed Patriarch and sets about consolidating the Christian sects and purging Alexandria of pagans and Jews. ORESTES, the new Augustal Prefect, struggles to keep the peace and also seeks the advice of Hypatia. He finds her a woman of enormous personal charm and astute political insight and places her first among his advisors, to the humiliation of the new Patriarch. These events set the stage for a contest of wills between Church and Empire.

Selene struggles in her new life. Under Hypatia's guidance, she takes classes and apprentices in medicine. She gives up security and the love of a young man for the danger of poor neighborhoods and the hostility of her classmates. It's not long before Selene is unwittingly drawn into the deadly rivalry between Cyril and Orestes. She comes of age amidst riot, plague and political intrigue . But will Selene survive the consequences of her own ambitions and impulsive actions?

For more info on Selence of Alexandria please visit Faith Justice's website.

Giveaway Info

The giveaway will end 6/30/10 at 11:59pm (EST)

Rules:
1) Only winners from the US and Canada
2) No PO boxes

To enter:
1) Leave a comment with your email address (so I can contact you if you win!)
2) Make sure to let me know which version of the book you would like (PDF or paperback)
3) Get an extra entry for following my blog (let me know if you're a new follower or have been following for a while!)
4) Get a third entry for mentioning this giveaway: On your blog, facebook, twitter... anywhere (Make sure to leave me a link or your SN so I can verify!)
5) Get an extra for referring friends who become followers of my blog. Have them mention your name in their comments. (along with all their info!!)

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The winners will be randomly drawn and notified by email.

Good Luck and thank you for reading my blog!

11 comments:

Marisa said...

Ooh - I'd like to have a pdf for my kindle! (I've been following for a while!)

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

I would love to be entered for the paperback copy. Thanks so much for a great giveaway!

passages to the past at gmail dot com

Darcie K. said...

I would love to have the paperback copy!
dmkayes@gmail.com

Darcie K. said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect
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karenk said...

please count me in (for the paperback)...thanks :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Bethie said...

I would like to be entered for the paperback. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Bethie said...

I am a follower.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

rubynreba said...

Please enter me for the paperback copy.
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rubynreba said...

I am already a follower.
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Andrea said...

I'd like to be entered for the paperback copy.
andie.v107(at)yahoo(dot)com

Meredith said...

Please enter me!

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I am a new follower.
I like your blog on Facebook.

thank you!