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Monday, June 11, 2012

Giveaway: The Last Romanov by Dora Levy Mossanen

Good day to you!
Today I have a wonderful giveaway to share with you! and here's why...

On June 18th, it would have been Her Imperial Highness Anastasia Romanov's 111th birthday.
And in honor of the 'lost Duschess', Sourcebooks is giving away one copy of
The Last Romanove by Dora Levy Mossanen. 

"Even now in 2012, one of the greatest mysteries has been the fate of Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov of Russia, the last of four daughters born to the Tsar Nikolas and his wife Alexandra. After the tragic execution of the Russian Royal family in 1928, officials were never able to recover the remains of Anastasia. Tales of her supposed escape from Russia have gripped thousands for decades, fueling speculation that a daughter of Russia's last sovereign ruler survived the revolution that destroyed her immediate family."

The Last Romanov
by Dora Levy Mossanen 
Release Date: April 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks 
Genre: Adult Historical Fiction

(from Goodreads)
"For almost a century, Imperial Russia has captivated the imagination- the ruthless execution of the royal family, the disputed survival of the heir: it's a cinematic chaos that the masterful Dora Levy Mossanen unravels for her readers. Taking readers deep into tarnished grandeur, The Last Romanov follows Darya, a wise old beauty whose time spent with the Imperial family has haunted her entire life. When the murderous events unfold, Darya is plagued by the prophecy made by the Empress's advisor, Rasputin. She must find the missing Tsarevich Alexis Romanov and restore the monarchy or risk losing her own life."

(from Dora Levy Mossanen's Official Website)
"In a time of Rasputin's Magic and Romanov Mystery, a young girl finds herself at the heart of the royal family. She was an orphan, ushered into the royal palace on the prayers of her majestry. Yet, decades later, her time spent in the embrace of the Romanovs haunts her still. Is she responsible for those murderous events that changed everything? If only she can find the heir, maybe she can put together the broken pieces of her own past-maybe she can hold on to the love she found. Bursting to life with the rich and glorious marvels of Imperial Russia, The Last Romanov is a magical tale of second chances and royal blood."


"Crackles with tension and imagination - an engaging story splashed upon a broad canvas. Massanen mines an emotional landscape, rich in myth and characterization, offering an innovative perspective on what may have happened to the Romanovs. Savor the magic and enjoy the journey."
~ Steve Barry, author of The Jefferson Key and The Columbus Affair 

"With the assured hand of a master story teller at the height of her game, Mossanen leads us deep into the intimate world of the last Romanovs. She weaves history and magic into a riveting page-turner that brings to life the enduring mystery of a gilded court teeming with unforgettable characters, who interact with history to create a vivid, engrossing tapestry that will haunt the reader long after the last page is turned." 
~ Robin Maxwell, Bestselling author of Signora da Vinci and The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn 

(from Goodreads)
Born in Israel and raised in Iran, Dora Levy Mossanen fled to the United States at the onset of the Islamic Revolution. She is the recipient of the San Diego Editor's Choice award and the author of Harem and the international bestseller Courtesan, which have both been translated into numerous languages. She is a graduate of the USC masters of professional writing program and lives in Beverly Hills, California.

To be entered to win, please fill out the rafflecopter below, thank you!
(Must be 18years old or older to enter. U.S. and Canada only, please - sorry!)
Giveaway ends 6/19/2012, 12:01am EST.

Thanks for stopping by! Good luck :)

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  1. Hi, the rafflecopter isn't showing up.
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  2. Thank you, Alisia! It's there, please refresh and hopefully it will show up for you :)

  3. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that it's not showing up for me either. I refreshed a few times.

  4. Thank you, both of you, for letting me know! I have re-entered it and I hope that it is now working for you :)

  5. Looks like a great book. I am definitely going to have to check this one out... I am obsessed with the Romanov Family, and the mystery associated with them. I just recently finished reading another great historical romance titled, "The Romanov Stone" by Robert C. Yeager. It is fast-paced with a lot of twists and turns.

  6. The story of Anastasia has fascinated me since my mother told me about the Romonovs when I was wee. This promises to be a great read, I think.

  7. Thank you for hosting the giveaway for this book - I think it will make for a fantastic read, and I can't wait to read it! :D

  8. I think this is a great book to win and if not I know it would be great for an e- reader too.

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! I love books that explore other cultures and places!

  10. Nope, not seeing any rafflecopter :) I have always been intrigued by the Anastasia mystery and would LOVE to read this book!!!


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