Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Paperback is Out! To Celebrate, I'm Giving Away Free Books and this Egyptian-Inspired Jewelry Set

To celebrate the release of Cleopatra's Moon in paperback, I'm giving away multiple autographed hardback copies as well this awesome earring and necklace set inspired by ancient Egypt.

Just so you know, Cleopatra Selene would totally wear this! And, I imagine, she would rock it out on the night she wears her mother's golden Isis dress--the very night she decides to play hard-ball with pretty-boy Marcellus in order to get him to help her win back Egypt. Does she succeed? I'm not going to tell you--read the book! Or, at least, enter the drawing for your free autographed copy.

Where did I get this beautiful set? Why, I thought you'd never ask.  My own mother made it.

Yes, that is right, my mom! She made this for me to give away quite a while ago but I found myself strangely reluctant to part with it. Every time I tried to set up the giveaway, I ended up hugging the set to my chest, stroking the pretty, shiny crystals and cooing, "Myyyyy precious!"

But, with the release of the paperback, I have to face facts. It's time for me to surrender the one ring that will unite us all...er, I mean, for me to share this beautiful, one-of-a-kind set with others. Not easy. I mean, look at this handiwork!

Sigh.

With Swarovski crystals and high-quality beads, the set would probably retail about $75 or more (and yeah, I'm trying to get my mom to open an Etsy shop). So if you win it, you need to send me a picture of you wearing it so that I can show my mom, because...you know. Moms!

Also, free signed books!

Go forth and enter! a Rafflecopter giveaway

29 comments:

Tanya Anderson said...

It's a beautiful set—the jewelry and the hardcover/paperback books!

calum thesecretwriter said...

Thanks for the great opportunity Vicky. It's truely appreciated. Being a fella my fingers are crossed to win a signed book. I'll leave the jewelry for the gals;-) Have a great week ahead!

Michelle McLean said...

sooo gorgeous! The book and the jewelry :D I love anything Egyptian and have been wanting to read your book. I really need to get another job just to support my book habit lol

Michelle L said...

I can't believe it is already out in paperback. Seems like yesterday Ashley was telling me all about you and your latest book. Times flies when we are having fun!

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

OMG - do I qualify? It's gorgeous!!! :) e

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Thanks for your kind comments, guys!

Maura said...

Congratulations, Vicky! I love your books and the jewelry is gorgeous!

Ginger E. said...

The necklace is purely stunning! I hope to win!

Amalia T. Dillin said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so excited to see the paperback out in the wild!! It really was an absolutely wonderful, evocative book.

Ali W said...

Love everyone and anything that keeps ancient Egypt alive in our heart and soul. Can't wait to read the book =) The necklace is 2 die 4!!!

Cathy C. Hall said...

If I win, you can wear the necklace and I'll wear the earrings. Deal? :-)

Karin Tyson said...

Beautiful! :)

tanyavalentine said...

Your mom is super talented!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the contest!

Cheryl

Jo S. Kittinger said...

The book and necklace are both fabulous! I know you're thrilled to have the paperback version now available!

Lyn Martin Illustration said...

I would LOVE to read this book! (winning the beautiful jewelry would be nice, too)

Evelyn said...

It's a beautiful necklace! And having read the book, I can vouch that it's an intriguing, well-written story. Congrats on the paperback release, Vicky!

Graham said...

Looking forward to reading!

Tracey M. Cox said...

Love the title of your book! Good luck and best wishes!

And tell your mom she is VERY talented!

Lynn Cahoon said...

I love egyptian jewelry! The book sounds amazing.

Lois said...

The jewelry is beautiful. Your mother is an artist. Congratulations on the paperback edition. It will bring your story to even more readers.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful beads! Great giveaway and congrats on the paperback release!

Narukami said...


May Bastet smile upon this endeavor.

Narukami said...


What's this, what's this .... A Book Givaway?

Sounds dangerous -- count med in!

Tabitha Michelle said...

Beautiful jewelry! Thanks for the chance to win!

Alyssa Susanna said...

AHHH!!!! What a gorgeous necklace, to matcha gorgeous book. Thank you for the giveaway!

FICTION STATE OF MIND said...

Really wonderful prize :)

Allison Kirk said...

That necklace soooo pretty! Yay for awesome mamas! I've seen your book, I just haven't gotten a chance to read it yet! Hopefully soon! ;)

Allison Kirk said...

The necklace is so pretty! Yay for awesome mamas! I've seen your book but haven't had a chance to read it yet. Hopefully soon! ;)