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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

#Giveaway of The Borgia Confessions by Alyssa Palombo




45046649The Borgia Confessions
by Alyssa Palombo
Paperback, 432 pages
Published February 11th 2020 by St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN1250191203
During the sweltering Roman summer of 1492, Rodrigo Borgia has risen to power as pope. Rodrigo’s eldest son Cesare, forced to follow his father into the church and newly made the Archbishop of Valencia, chafes at his ecclesiastical role and fumes with jealousy and resentment at the way that his foolish brother has been chosen for the military greatness he desired.

Maddalena Moretti comes from the countryside, where she has seen how the whims of powerful men wreak havoc on the lives of ordinary people. But now, employed as a servant in the Vatican Palace, she cannot help but be entranced by Cesare Borgia’s handsome face and manner and finds her faith and conviction crumbling in her want of him.

As war rages and shifting alliances challenge the pope’s authority, Maddalena and Cesare's lives grow inexplicably entwined. Maddalena becomes a keeper of dangerous Borgia secrets, and must decide if she is willing to be a pawn in the power games of the man she loves. And as jealousy and betrayal threaten to tear apart the Borgia family from within, Cesare is forced to reckon with his seemingly limitless ambition.

Alyssa Palombo's captivating new novel, The Borgia Confessions, is a story of passion, politics, and class, set against the rise and fall of one of Italy's most infamous families--the Borgias.


About the Author:

My name is Alyssa Palombo, and I am a writer living and working in Buffalo, NY. I attended Canisius College in Buffalo, where I majored in English and creative writing with a minor in music. I’m a classically trained mezzo-soprano who also dabbles in playing piano. When not writing, I can usually be found reading, hanging out and laughing way too hard at nonsensical inside jokes with friends, traveling (or dreaming of my next travel destination), at a concert, or planning for next Halloween. I’m a metalhead and a self-proclaimed French fry connoisseur. I also own way too many hoodies, pairs of sunglasses, and pajamas, but never enough books.

I am the author of four historical novels, The Violinist of Venice, The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence, The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel, and the upcoming The Borgia Confessions, all from St. Martin’s Griffin. I am represented by Brianne Johnson of Writer’s House.

You can find me on Twitter and Instagram at @AlyssInWnderlnd.  https://alyssapalombo.com/





GIVEAWAY:

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4 comments:

Nancy Payette said...

I would love to visit Italy. Love this gorgeous cover.

jodi marinich said...

I would love to go to Italy...….

Glenda said...

I was lucky enough to spend 2 weeks there for my 25th wedding anniversary! (of course we were saving for half that time - lol) We spent most of the trip in Rome but did an 2 day trip to Naples and Pompeii. We've already started saving for another trip so we can visit other parts of the country!

Lilypadchavez said...

Nope, I would like to , especially to see the ruins. I love the history of it. Also I would love to visit Venice. Omg those waterways! They look amazing!