Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace
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Monday, March 5, 2012

Today on Nook -- HIS LAST DUCHESS for only $1.99! (Giveaway!)

Just received word from Sourcebooks that HIS LAST DUCHESS is Barnes and Noble's Nook Daily Find!

Click here to enjoy today for only $1.99

That's my last duchess painted on the wall...

Seduced by the hot sun and blinding passions of Renaissance Italy, sixteen-year-old Lucrezia de' Medici sees a gilded life stretching ahead. Her wealthy new husband handpicked her to be his bride, and his great castle in Ferrara will be her playground. But Alfonso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara quickly proves to be just as dangerous and mysterious as he is dark and handsome, and the stone walls of the castle seem to trap Lucrezia like a prison.

Only the duke's lover Francesca seems able to tame his increasing fury, as his desperate need to produce an heir drives him deep into precarious obsession. With her head full of heartbroken dreams, Lucrezia flees from him down a dangerous path that may cost her everything.

Step into the elegant world of the Robert Browning poem "My Last Duchess," as imagined by Gabrielle Kimm, where she brings to life the passions and people of sixteenth-century Tuscany and Ferrara. It is a chilling story of forbidden love and dark decadence that will haunt you.

GIVEAWAY!!!! Leave a comment and one winner will receive a galley copy of Gabrielle Kimm's new book, THE COURTESAN'S LOVER!  (US & Canada only).


Kitchen Witch of the West said...

This book sounds fascinating. Would love to read any of Ms Kim's writing.

Na said...

Forbidden love in such a setting makes for a great story in the Last Duchess. Gabrielle Kimm is a new author for me. Thank you for the chance to read one of her books.


LilMissMolly said...

What a beautiful cover. The book sounds right up my alley. I love historical fiction. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lorena said...

Sounds like an interesting story! Lovely cover.

Eliza Knight said...

And the winner is... LilMissMolly! Email me for your prize!