Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Celebrating with a Friend! The Release of Lily of the Nile, by Stephanie Dray!

So excited to help my friend and Maryland Romance Writers chapter-mate, Stephanie Dray, celebrate the release of her debut novel, Lily of the Nile.  Check it out, people!  What are you waiting for???
Based on the true life story of Cleopatra's daughter.

With her parents dead, the daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Antony is left at the mercy of her Roman captors. Heir to one empire and prisoner of another, it falls to Princess Selene to save her brothers and reclaim what is rightfully hers...

In the aftermath of Alexandria’s tragic fall, Princess Selene is taken from Egypt, the only home she’s ever known. Along with her two surviving brothers, she’s put on display as a war trophy in Rome. Selene’s captors mock her royalty and drag her through the streets in chains, but on the brink of death, the children are spared as a favor to the emperor’s sister, who takes them to live as hostages in the so-called lamentable embassy of royal orphans…

Now trapped in a Roman court of intrigue that reviles her heritage and suspects her faith, Selene can’t hide the hieroglyphics that carve themselves into her flesh. Nor can she stop the emperor from using her for his own political ends. But faced with a new and ruthless Caesar who is obsessed with having a Cleopatra of his very own, Selene is determined honor her mother’s lost legacy. The magic of Egypt and Isis remain within her. But can she succeed where her mother failed? And what will it cost her in a political game where the only rule is win or die?

Visit Stephanie Dray and learn more about Lily of the Nile at her website

Berkley Trade January 2011 (Trade Paperback, 430 pages)
# ISBN-10: 0425238555
# ISBN-13: 978-0425238554

Buy Lily of the Nile (Come on, you know you want to!):
Thanks for reading,


Ann Best said...
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Ann Best said...

My goof, above. So, I'll try again...

I bookmarked your friend's book!

I'm lining up books to buy, starting next month. Money's all gone for January, and my goal is to read the books I've already bought, mostly from bloggers, all of them excellent. I look forward to reading Stephanie's book, and yours when it's released.