Monday, September 7, 2009


So who besides me just loves anything about Egypt? Well if the answer is yes, and I sure hope it is, have you ever read anything by Michelle Moran? She has written the books Nefertiti and The Heretic Queen, about the beautiful Egyptian queen married to the ruler who believed in the one true god, the sun, Aten. Well she has a new book coming out next week! Cleopatra's Daughter has all the Egyptian intrigue but now in Rome. A story set in the time when two of the greatest empires the world has ever seen coexisted, this is a must read in my book, plus another book for my goodreads "Egypt" shelf. But even better you might be able to read this book for free? How you say? Well, I'm having a special Cleopatra's Daughter Contest sponsored by the author herself.


A Signed Hardcover of Cleopatra's Daughter
An ancient Roman coin complete with certificate of authenticity

Now how cool is that? I know a few people who would enter just for the coin!

The Rules:
1. Open to EVERYONE (worldwide), and just because you haven't been following me all along doesn't mean you don't matter.
2. Please make sure I have a way to contact you if your name is drawn, either your blogger profile or a link to your website/blog or you could even include your email address with your comment(s).
3. Contest ends Friday, September 11th at 11:59AM CST
4. How to enter: Just post below, but for my own curiosity, so you don't have to answer if you don't want to: Would you rather have lived during the height of the Egyptian Dynasties or during the Roman Empire?
5. And for those addicted to getting extra entries:

  • +1 for answering the question above
  • +2 for becoming a follower
  • +5 if you are already a follower
  • +10 for each time you advertise this contest - blog post, sidebar, twitter (please @MzLizard), etc. (but you only get credit for the first post at each site, so tweet all you like, and I thank you for it, but you'll only get the +10 once). Also please leave a link!
Good luck to you all! Also be sure to check out the author's website for more cool contests, like digging for Cleopatra, where you can become a literary archeologist for a day, and other information on Michelle Moran! Also be sure to stop by on Wednesday where I'll have a Q&A posted with the author and make sure to leave your questions for Michelle, because she'll be back next Friday with the answers to your questions as well as the winner being announced!


I would love to win this!


I would love to live in the Roman Era. I would love to attend parties and swim in their big bath houses.

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+1 for answering the question above: Roman Empire!! Egypt creeps me out!
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I think I would prefer Egypt to Rome. The book looks amazing!! I'd love to have it. =)

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thesweetestpetunia [at] gmail [dot] com

I'm gonna say Roman Empire.

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Definitely Rome, first off the Romans drank wine like it was water. Then, females, the Vestal Virgins had a ridiculous amount of power, I mean they could pardon criminals with a flick of the finger. Granted, the whole no sex thing sucks, and if they did have sex they'd be buried alive. Still, being a Vestal meant more power than being a woman in other cultures.

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i am a huge michelle moran fan! she actually came to my own debut signing and it was such a treat to meet her! she is absolutely lovely!

anyway, i can't go to her signing in los angeles and would love a signed copy and the roman coin. so cool!

i would prefer to live in the egyptian dynasty! have been interested in cleopatra since i was young and michelle has introduced me to many more wonderful female historical figures from that time!

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i'll also try and blog about it. will let you know if i do here!!

Please enter me. I would chose to live in the Roman era.
I just became a follower for +2.

ludeluh at yahoo dot com

Wish I had a blog or a twitter account to get the additional +10 entries, but I'm just a lowly blog reader, and don't have a blog of my own.

Okay I've started a blog to share about all these great giveaways, and shared this one for +10.

ludeluh at yahoo dot com

+1 Roman era
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throuthehaze at gmail dot com

I would definately love to have lived in ancient Egypt.

~The Roman Empire, if only to hear classical Latin spoken, and see how books, scribes, and pens of antiquity looked. And Egypt just makes me think of a hot, sandy desert; I wouldn't want to be in the desert, especially back then.

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Veronica F.

I would say I would rather have lived in the Roman Empire. I say that only because I've never been to Egypt. I have been to Rome, however, and it's a most romantic place!!

I just became a follower of your blog.

I would love to win this and I'm thinking the Roman Era.

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I would prefer to live in Egyptian times. Magic and mystery had not yet be muted by the brutality of the Roman Empire. The Egyptian Gods stooped to help humans while the Roman Gods sat in judgment. The Egyptians worshiped cats while the best the Romans could do was the lowly raven.

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+1 That question is difficult to answer but I think I might like to live during the Egyptian Dynasties...probably because I would have like to have been Queen!:-)

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XOXO~ Renee

Shawna Lewis

Thanks for this chance to win this much wanted book!!!!

+1 I would have liked to live on the Roman times. It would have been wonderful to meet Jesus!!!

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+1 I'm not sure, but I think that I'd prefer to live during the Roman Era. I don't like very much mummify
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