Review: Mistress of Rome (The Empress of Rome #1) by Kate Quinn

Thea has known nothing but pain for most of her life. Sold as a slave from Judea, the young Jewish girl now lives in Rome and works in the house of a cruel mistress, Lepida.

Lepida’s father is in charge of coordinating the gladiator games in Rome and often Lepida and Thea follow him to watch the carnage of the fighting pits.

While watching a fight, the crowd is captivated by a fighter known only as the Barbarian. Women throw themselves at him and yet he refuses them. When Lepida sends Thea with a note to the Barbarian, Thea and the fearsome fighter begin a tedious friendship which gradually turns to love.

When Lepida finds out, she is blind with jealousy…..what could Thea have that she doesn’t? So she sells Thea as a prostitute. What Lepida can’t know is that Thea will eventually capture the attention of the most powerful man in Rome…..the Emperor.

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Announcement: Winner Literary Inspired Nail Polishes by Literary Lacqures

And the winner of the giveaway for the four literary inspired nail polished by Literary Lacqures is…..

Mindy G (pinned on Pinterest)

The winner will be notified via email.

Thank you to everyone who entered and a huge thank you to Literary Lacqures for making this giveaway possible!

Giveaway: Literary Inspired Nail Polishes by Literary Lacqures

Thanks to Literary Lacqures, I am thrilled to be able to offer this new and exciting giveaway opportunity for book lovers!

I am giving away the four custom made nail polished inspired by some of my favorite books! In this giveaway you will win the four pictured colors:

Rebecca, Always Rebecca, Avada Kedavra, More Like Fire Than Light, and Raspberry Cordial. The corresponding books are: Rebecca, Harry Potter, Delta of Venus, and Anne of Green Gables.

Giveaway runs 6/5/15 to 6/11/15

Winners will be announced 6/12/15.

(how to enter)

On this blog you must leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway.  Your comment MUST include your email so I can contact you….if you do not enter an email in the comments your entry will be void. Winners will be notified by email the day after the giveaway closes and have five days to respond, it not another winner will be chosen. 


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Review: Literary Lacquers

We’ve all heard the expression ‘wear your heart on your sleeve’ to show how much you love something, but what about showing your love for your favorite book by wearing it on your nails?

Literary fans, I have a special treat for you! This is something completely new and exciting for me…..literary inspired nail polish!

Literary Lacqures is a line of book inspired nail polishes all hand made and named after your favorite literary classics! The designer, Amy Milder, combines her love of books with her love of nail polishes and attempts to capture the feel of the passage or book in the color and texture of the nail polishes.

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Special Feature: OUTLANDER Returning to STARZ

For those of you who have followed this blog for a lengthy time, you will know how much I LOVE the Outlander series! It is one of the best series I’ve read and I recommend it to almost everyone I meet who like historic fiction.

So it goes without saying that I have been glued to my TV every Saturday night watching the Starz Outlander series which is based on the books.

Like me, one of my friends, Spencer Blohm, has been eagerly awaiting the return of the series and in anticipation of Outlander’s return, he wrote a wonderful article to get us all excited about Outlander! So sassenachs please enjoy!

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