Blog Tour Kick-Off Day + GIVEAWAY: Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow Virtual Book Tour

The virtual book tour for Juliet Grey's novel DAYS OF SPLENDOR, DAYS OF SORROW kicks off today at Passages to the Past with a giveaway of the fabulous follow up book to 2011's BECOMING MARIE ANTOINETTE!

Juliet Grey will be touring the blogosphere with HF Virtual Book Tours from October 1st - November 2nd.  Check out the tour schedule below to see where the tour will be hosted, there are many of your favorite blogs included!  And don't forget to enter to win a copy of DAYS OF SPLENDOR, DAYS OF SORROW at the bottom of this post.

About the Book

Publication Date:  May 15, 2012
Ballantine Books


A captivating novel of rich spectacle and royal scandal, Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow spans fifteen years in the fateful reign of Marie Antoinette, France’s most legendary and notorious queen.

Paris, 1774. At the tender age of eighteen, Marie Antoinette ascends to the French throne alongside her husband, Louis XVI. But behind the extravagance of the young queen’s elaborate silk gowns and dizzyingly high coiffures, she harbors deeper fears for her future and that of the Bourbon dynasty.

From the early growing pains of marriage to the joy of conceiving a child, from her passion for Swedish military attachĂ© Axel von Fersen to the devastating Affair of the Diamond Necklace, Marie Antoinette tries to rise above the gossip and rivalries that encircle her. But as revolution blossoms in America, a much larger threat looms beyond the gilded gates of Versailles—one that could sweep away the French monarchy forever.

About the Author

Juliet Grey is the author of Becoming Marie Antoinette. She has extensively researched European royalty and is a particular devotee of Marie Antoinette, as well as a classically trained professional actress with numerous portrayals of virgins, vixens, and villainesses to her credit. She and her husband divide their time between New York City and southern Vermont.  

Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, October 1
Feature & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, October 2
Review & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages

Wednesday, October 3
Review at The Musings of a Book Junkie

Monday, October 8
Review at A Writer's Life: Working With the Muse
Review & Giveaway at Devourer of Books

Tuesday, October 9
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection

Wednesday, October 10
Review at The Broke and The Bookish

Thursday, October 11
Author Interview at A Writer's Life: Working With the Muse

Friday, October 12
Review at A Bookish Libraria

Monday, October 15
Review at Ageless Pages Reviews

Tuesday, October 16
Author Guest Post at The Musings of a Book Junkie

Wednesday, October 17
Author Interview & Giveaway at Ageless Pages Reviews

Thursday, October 18
Review at A Chick Who Reads

Friday, October 19
Review at Medieval Bookworm

Monday, October 22
Review & Giveaway at A Library of My Own

Tuesday, October 23
Review at A Bookish Affair

Wednesday, October 24
Review at Confessions of an Avid Reader

Friday, October 26
Review & Giveaway at Luxury Reading
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair

Monday, October 29
Review & Giveaway at The Maiden's Court

Tuesday, October 30
Author Guest Post at Historical Boys

Wednesday, October 31
Review at Tiny Library

Thursday, November 1
Review & Giveaway at The True Book Addict

Friday, November 2
Review at The Lady Gwyn's Kingdom

GIVEAWAY (US & Canada)

- To enter, please leave a comment below and include your email address (only comments with email addresses will be entered in the giveaway).
- +5 additional entries become a follower of Passages to the Past. If you are already a follower you will automatically receive the bonus entries. 
- +3 additional entries join the Passages to the Past FB Page.
- +3 additional entries follow PTTP on Twitter.
- +1 additional entry each, please help spread the word by blogging, posting on sidebar, tweeting or posting this giveaway on Facebook or Google+.  You can use the SHARE buttons below.
- Giveaway ends on October 12th. 

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  1. I love stories in this time period. I would love to read this book.

    I am a old gfc follower

  2. I have wanted to read this book since it came out, sounds wonderful.

    I am a follower via email, also on facebook.

  3. I loved the first book, Becoming Marie Antoinette, and can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the great giveaway! and I'm a GFC follower (Chris327)

  4. I have mixed feelings about Marie Antoinette, but I do enjoy reading about this era of French history. Thanks for the giveaway.

    +5 GFC follower


  5. What an exciting month you have for us, Amy! Thanks for planning such a fun time.

    Marie Antoinette is by far one the most intriguing women in history. Personally, I think she was misunderstood by "the masses" and the French were just on "a roll" to kill anyone and everyone they felt had cheated them.

    I do look forward to reading this and thank you for sharing it.

  6. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book and would love to read this one.

    I follow on:

    I shared on:

    kaiminani at gmail dot com

  7. What a dizzying blog tour! Good luck to Juliet, and thanks for the opportunity.

    Jo Ann Butler

  8. Eee, so fun -- loved this first book and am eager to read the second!

  9. How great to have a new piece centered around Marie Antoinette from the acknowledged expert. Who else could do her justice?


    I follow this blog at the above email address.

    I am a member of the PTTP Facebook page: Carl Scott

    I follow PTTP on Twitter: @carlrscott

    I also tweeted the giveaway:


  10. I've been waiting for this one, too. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm an email follower.

    nanze55 at hotmail dot com

  11. I am a regular follower on facebook, the web and email. I love the period in history and would really like to win a copy of this great new book.

  12. I would love to read this!
    +5 gfc - mamabunny13
    +3 fb-mamabunny shelor
    +3 twitter @mamabunny13
    +1 tweet
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  13. This looks like an amazing book. I'd love to win.

    +5 I'm an old follower (justpeachy36)
    +3 I'm following on facebook (DL Lester)
    +3 I follow on twitter (@dl_lester)

  14. I have been anxious to read this since it was published. Follow you on google and facebook.

  15. This is a new subject for me and I would love to win this book and get started. Lynda
    +5 +3

  16. Thank you for the chance to win!

    I'm a GFC follower.
    I'm already a member of the FB page.
    I already follow on Twitter.
    I shared on Facebook.


  17. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest.

  18. I've been waiting for this book. Thanks for the giveaway. I follow on facebook, gfc and an old follower.


  19. This sounds like a really good book!


  20. Thank you for the chance to win this book. I can't wait to read it. griperang at embarqmail dot com

    +5 gfc follower - griperang
    +3 facebook follower - Angela Holland
    +3 twitter follower - @griperang
    +1 blogging -
    +1 tweeting -
    +1 Facebook -!/angela.holland.359/posts/428429660548080
    +1 Google+ -

  21. Thank you for hosting this giveaway:

    +5 - became a follower on GFC (wfnren)

    +5 - became a Networked follower (Wendy Newcomb)

    +5 - became a Google+ follower (Wendy Newcomb)

    +3 - became a Twitter follower (WendyNewcomb)

    +1 for blogging:;pageID=5381785002015445907

    +1 for tweeting:

    +1 for posting on FB:

    +1 for posting on Google+:


  22. I have a copy of Becoming Marie Antoinette on my Kindle and can't wait to read it! It'd be great to have the follow up book ready to read so I don't have to wait to get it! Thanks so much for the giveaway:)

    +5 GFC follower
    +3 FB follower
    +3 Twitter follower: @jwitt33
    +1 tweet:

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  23. thanks for the giveaway!
    I follow you on all these places, and my tweet is here:
    Emma @ Words And Peace
    ehc16e at yahoo dot com

  24. I just finished reading "Madame Tussaud" which is also written in the era of Marie Antoinette & Louis XVI. This looks like a great follow-up book to read ~ Thanks for the chance!

    megalon22 at yahoo dot com

    +5 - GFC follower (CherylS22)
    +3 - Member of the PTTP FB page (Cheryl EntryAccount)
    +1 - Shared on FB (Cheryl EntryAccount)

  25. I've I had my eye on this one and would love to read it.

    I am a GFC Follower

  26. I would love a copy of this books.

  27. I loved Becoming Marie Antoinette and I'm looking forward to Book 2

    +5 GFC Follower: Michele
    +3 joined the FB group Michele Lawrence
    +3 Twitter follower: @shermie40

    shermie40 at yahoo dot com


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