Thursday, September 16, 2010

I'm Giving Away Copies of CLEOPATRA RULES!

     Here's what you gotta do to win your own copy of Cleopatra Rules! The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen: Go to the bank and ask for ten thousand unmarked bills. Bring the cash to a locker at the midtown train station and then...

     Oh wait. Wrong plan.

     No, what I want you to do is...(drum roll please)...leave a comment. Yup, that's it! Only one comment per person, please. However, I will double your entry if you follow this blog. Just click the "Follow" button toward the end of this page to make it official.

     I'll triple it if you also follow me on Twitter and friend me on FB (lower right buttons). The Queen of the Nile awaits your request for her royal presence. So get typing, commoner! Contest ends September 30.

65 comments:

Tracy Barrett said...

I can't wait to read this! Anyone who can combine humor, historical accuracy, and in-depth research is awesome, so I'm sure this book will become a favorite.

Narukami said...

What... A chance to win something not only neat but useful too?

I am in. In fact, I'm in all the way

Comment
Follower
Friend on FB

With two films about Cleopatra currently in development, and a new biography by Adrian Goldsworthy due out this winter, I need to brush up on my Egyptian Queens ....

Karen Strong said...

Ooh, a contest! Count me in as a contender! :)

I'm a follower (naturally). I'm also going to give you a shout-out on my blog post tomorrow.

My god-daughter is really fascinated with all things Egypt now. I think this will be perfect for her.

StableGranny said...

well I didn't read all of your post... so you can send my copy to the Lauderdale County Jail... only kidding... but it did sound like a good plan only I was going to ask for twenty thousand, ten for you ten for me.

sally apokedak said...

Ok, put me in for three chances to win.

Laura Hudec said...

Vicky, What an awesome opportunity to see your new work!!! Thank you for bringing Classics to life!!
gratias maximas,
Laura :)

Court said...

Sounds like a great read. Looking forward to it. Many blessings.

Terri Hoover Dunham said...

Hi Vicki, This book looks so fantastic, I can't wait to read it! Like Narukami, I'm in all the way: comment, follower, fb friend.
Terri Hoover Dunham
The Legend of Papa Noel: A Cajun Christmas Story, Sleeping Bear Press

Andrea Doneff said...

I loved your Alexander book and can't wait to read this one!

Sheila said...

I've signed up to follow your blog, added you to facebook and now I'm leaving a comment. I do hope I win! If I don't I'll just the book. I've been looking forward to reading it. Looking forward to seeing you at the conference too.

Evelyn said...

Yay! I want a copy!! I never win contests, but here I am anyway. I love the photo of you dressed as Cleopatra, Vicky. The kids must have a blast when you come for school visits.

Barker said...

The cover just cries out -- pick me up and read me quick!

Cathy C. Hall said...

Okay, sister, I FB friended you, followed you on Twitter, re-tweeted your giveaway AND I follow you here. Plus, I'm commenting.

AND, I got pretty grossed out by the duck fat make-up but I read all about it anyway. That should count for something. :-)

Cathy C. Hall said...

Um, I just realized that I sound kind of like a stalker.

Which I'm not. Unless that would count for another point in winning your book.

WREverdell said...

Sounds like you know your ancient sources. Hope, for my 6th-graders sake, that you also tell your readers that Cleopatra's family was Greek, not Nubian. And "on the souls of their feet" needs "soles." Otherwise, cool.

Kath said...

I was so intrigued by your book when you first mentioned it, I searched the library for anything like it.
I can hardly wait for your book.

Ashes said...

COUNT ME IN!!! May I remind you, it was I, I!!!!!, who pointed you in the direction of the Junior Classical League! That should get me another chance, right? Right? Also, I was a SUPER LATIN GEEK in high school. (I can ask "my place or yours?" in Latin. Also, "how much is that toga in the window?" among others)=Bing, bam, boom. Another entry. FInally, I AM YOUR FB FRIEND! And now, I'm going to Click to FOLLOW this blog! That book is mine, I say. Mine! *evil laughter**plans for world domination**looks for carpet so can be smuggled to meet world leaders to discuss dominationplans*
-ashes

Lisa said...

I got over here from your midsouth listserv post. What an entertaining blog! The whole duck fat post was great. I hope to meet you at the conference!

Jennifer Hunsicker said...

This looks like a great read! I love to learn something new while engrossed in a "can't tear me away" story!

Gail said...

Love me a contest! I'm already a follower and FB friend, joining Twitter now and this is my comment! Oh yeah, Happy New Year and an easy fast today!

Amy Tozer said...

Wish I had history books as interesting as yours when I was young!

Kristi Valiant said...

Congrats on your book, Vicky!

Ramey Channell said...

Vicky,
I'm a librarian in my hometown public library, as well as an author and illustraotor. I would love to win a copy of "Cleopatra" for our children's department!
Ramey
www.sweetmusiconmoonlightridge.blogspot.com

C. M. Fleming said...

Enter me in the contest, or you'll never see Yacky again.
Oh, and Yacky wants to know if he can enter, too.

BJ Schneider said...

I'm in for a chance to win. Who's next on the bio list? Dr. Watson, I presume? Nefartiti? hmmmm

Sarah Campbell said...

I can't wait to get my copy!

KC Frantzen said...

This looks way fun.

Thanks- popped over from SCBWI listserve. Hope to rendezvous at the conference! I'm off to "like" you on FB now... * gasp * I don't Twitter.

WREverdell - that will be eye-opening for many! :) Seems like she was a Ptolemy wasn't she?

Mary (BookHounds) said...

This book sounds amazing! I love historical fiction and YA--this is a winning combination.

New GFC follower

I will post this giveaway on my blog as well. http://maryinhb.blogpsot.com

Bethie said...

Please count me in. I love your costume!! Very cute. This looks like something I would enjoy.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Morning Glow from Novel Addiction said...

Oh cool! This book sounds right up my alley and then some, lol. Enter me, please!

I'm a new follower. :)

Morning Glow
ohmorrningglow AT aol DOT com

May said...

Ohh I totally want that, cause she DOES RULE!!

mayarend -at- yahoo.com.br

I'm a follower too (May)

Linda Henderson said...

I would love to read this book, it sounds very interesting.

GFC Follower
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T Follow as BookOwner.

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Melissa said...

Really want to read this! I'm reading When We Were Gods: A novel of Cleopatra, and I'm so loving it. This is right up my alley.

Jessi E. said...

Thanks for offering this up for a giveaway. Your book looks very interesting! I'm a follower on your blog on GFC and on Twitter as @elliottreview.

Thanks again,
Jessi
jlelliott08 AT gmail DOT com

Alexa said...

Thanks for offering up a good looking book! I'm a follower.

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Kulsuma said...

I would love to read this. Awesome book!
Please count me in if this is international.

+1 comment
+1 New follower

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Meredith said...

Whew, this is so much easier than going to the bank for those unmarked bills! hahahaha

new follower

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holdenj said...

This looks like a great read! I love the blend of YA and history, and your pic is great too! Thanks for the info and chance to win!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Angela (Library Girl Reads) said...

This looks like a really interesting book :-)

jedisakora @ The Little Corner of the World said...

Hi Vicki,
The book sounds and looks brilliant! I jadore the cover. ^^

Melissa
I am a new follower
jedisakora@msn.com

Jane said...

Awesome contest!

You can triple me... follow blog, follow Twitter, and just added you on facebook!

Jane
janestoryblog.blogspot.com

Sharli said...

Sounds really good! xD Count me in if it's international, please!
I follow the blog and on Twitter (@Entre_Libros)

Thank you!

Taffy said...

What a fun book!

I'm a follower now.

EVA SB said...

I love history in any form!

If this is international please count me in.

I'm a follower

eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

Phantom Paragrapher said...

This book looks like something thats def up my alley :) If its international count me in. Im also a follower :)
Cheers, Paula
www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com
paulazone@live.com

arceli said...

This sounds like an awesome book! I'm really intrigued - I've always liked reading about royals and history.

a(dot)long(at)tcu(dot)edu

Goldie said...

Looking forward to adding this book to my library's collection!
Roben

debbie said...

I love historical fiction. I would really like to read this.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Sharon H said...

What fun, I wanna win!

Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw.

I follow via Google Friend Connect.

I like you on Facebook.

wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Norma said...

Sounds fabulous! Count me in please.
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LAMusing said...

Yeah, she rules! I follow you and would love to read this!
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Historical Writer/Editor said...

Sounds like a wonderful book!

Ashley said...

This looks great!

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Patsi T. said...

History is definitely a twisted sort of thing. Sounds like Vicky has done a perfect job or unraveling enough of it to provide a whole new perspective on Cleopatra. Congrats on all the great reviews. Can't wait to read it.

Patsi T. said...

History is definitely a twisted sort of thing. Sounds like Vicky has done a unraveled enough of it to provide a whole new perspective on Cleopatra. Congrats on all the great reviews. Can't wait to read it.

allisonsbj3 said...

I'd love to read this book! I'm a GFC Follower.

allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

Megan said...

Fingers crossed! I'm also a follower and a friend on facebook!

Bunny B said...

Sounds fun! Count me in please. Thanks :)
Bunnybx at gmail dot com

Srta. Matheson said...

My Latin students would enjoy this book. I am looking forward to receiving it.

MommyWantsToRead said...

I would love to be entered for this. Thanks!


I'm a new Follower


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Martin Kozicki said...

Just finished watching HBO's "Rome" series, so I'm intrigued by a new perspective on Cleopatra. Best of luck with your book!

Shelly Cook said...

I heard a report on NPR yesterday about a new adult book on Anthony and Cleopatra. I kept thinking about this book, and will be excited to read both! Hope it's wildly successful!
Shelly cook

Vipsania Agrippina said...

Hi Cleo ;)

I can't wait to read your book!

*hugs*

Vipsania

Cheryl said...

I too, am so looking forward to this book. I love historical with contemporary feel in books.