Monday, July 11, 2011

PW Calls Cleopatra's Moon "Fascinating!"

Three weeks. 21 days. 504 hours. And 30K+ minutes before my first novel, Cleopatra’s Moon releases. Publisher’s Weekly just reviewed it and calls it a “fascinating historical novel.” It says my main character, Cleopatra Selene (the daughter of Cleopatra, the only one of her four children to survive—for real) “proves a stalwart heroine.” Plus, PW adds, “the novel's atmospheric setting and romantic intrigue are highly memorable.”

Drag Queen Cleo approves.  Here’s the link to the full review:

Fascinating. Atmospheric. Highly memorable.

Yay!  I never thought I’d get published as a novelist let alone get a good review from PW.  So, to celebrate the good news, I’m giving away a signed copy of Cleopatra’s Moon on the day of its release (August 1). Look for details on the drawing later.

Meanwhile, I’ll be tweeting some of the fascinating facts I’ve learned about Egypt Rome. And dancing “like an Egyptian” in celebration. Come on and join me!


Tanya Anderson said...

Well deserved, Vicky! Your perseverance would make Cleo herself proud! I love watching your growth and success as a writer.

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

I'm dancin' - I'm DANCIN'! :) e

Anonymous said...

Is that you Vicky third from the left?

Teresa Kravtin said...


Sheri Dillard said...

Yay, Vicky! That's a highly memorable review! :)

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

@Tanya--thank you!

@E--let's boogie.

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

@Paul, the days of me looking ANYTHING like those girls are long gone (assuming I ever did!).

@Teresa--thank you so much for your support!

@Sheri--you were there when!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Congrats on the great review!! I can't wait to read it!