Blog Tour Giveaway: Win a copy of Mrs. Poe by Lynn Collen

I am thrilled today to be kicking off Lynn Cullen's Blog Tour for Mrs. Poe with HF Virtual Book Tours! I have a chance for one lucky reader to win this phenomenal book, see below for more details on the giveaway and Blog Tour.

02_Mrs. Poe 

Paperback Publication Date: April 1, 2014 | Gallery Books


Great Reads of 2013 –NPR
Books That Make Time Stand Still –
Editor’s Pick —The Historical Novels Review
Best Books of 2013 —Atlanta Magazine
Indie Next List Pick

A vivid and compelling novel about a woman who becomes entangled in an affair with Edgar Allan Poe—at the same time she becomes the unwilling confidante of his much-younger wife.

It is 1845, and Frances Osgood is desperately trying to make a living as a writer in New York; not an easy task for a woman—especially one with two children and a philandering portrait painter as her husband. As Frances tries to sell her work, she finds that editors are only interested in writing similar to that of the new renegade literary sensation Edgar Allan Poe, whose poem, “The Raven” has struck a public nerve.

She meets the handsome and mysterious Poe at a literary party, and the two have an immediate connection. Poe wants Frances to meet with his wife since she claims to be an admirer of her poems, and Frances is curious to see the woman whom Edgar married.

As Frances spends more and more time with the intriguing couple, her intense attraction for Edgar brings her into dangerous territory. And Mrs. Poe, who acts like an innocent child, is actually more manipulative and threatening than she appears. As Frances and Edgar’s passionate affair escalates, Frances must decide whether she can walk away before it’s too late...

Set amidst the fascinating world of New York’s literati, this smart and sexy novel offers a unique view into the life of one of history’s most unforgettable literary figures.

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Praise for Mrs. Poe

“Is it true that Edgar Allen Poe cheated on his tubercular, insipid young wife with a lady poet he’d met at a literary salon? Cullen makes you hope so.” –New York Times

“This fictional reenactment of the mistress of Edgar Allan Poe escorts you into the glittering world of New York in the 1840s…A bewitching, vivid trip into the heyday of American literary society.” –, Book of the Week

“Vivid…Atmospheric…Don’t miss it.” –People

“Nevermore shall you wonder what it might have been like to fall deeply in love with Edgar Allen Poe… Mrs. Poe nails the period.” –NPR

“A page-turning tale…Readers who loved Paula McLain’s The Paris Wife will relish another novel based on historical scandal and romance.” –Library Journal, starred review

“Immensely engaging…Set upon the backdrop of a fascinating era…this is not only a captivating story of forbidden lovers but an elaborately spun tale of NYC society.” –The Historical Novels Review

“A must-read for those intrigued by Poe, poetry and the latter half of nineteenth-century America.” –RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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About the Author

03_Lynn CullenLynn Cullen grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the fifth girl in a family of seven children. She learned to love history combined with traveling while visiting historic sites across the U.S. on annual family camping trips. She attended Indiana University in Bloomington and Fort Wayne, and took writing classes with Tom McHaney at Georgia State. She wrote children’s books as her three daughters were growing up, while working in a pediatric office and later, at Emory University on the editorial staff of a psychoanalytic journal. While her camping expeditions across the States have become fact-finding missions across Europe, she still loves digging into the past. She does not miss, however, sleeping in musty sleeping bags. Or eating canned fruit cocktail. She now lives in Atlanta with her husband, their dog, and two unscrupulous cats.

Lynn Cullen is the author of The Creation of Eve, named among the best fiction books of 2010 by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and as an April 2010 Indie Next selection. She is also the author of numerous award-winning books for children, including the young adult novel I Am Rembrandt’s Daughter, which was a 2007 Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection, and an ALA Best Book of 2008. Her novel, Reign of Madness, about Juana the Mad, daughter of the Spanish Monarchs Isabella and Ferdinand, was chosen as a 2011 Best of the South selection by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and was a 2012 Townsend Prize finalist. Her newest novel, MRS. POE, examines the fall of Edgar Allan Poe through the eyes of poet Francis Osgood.

For more information please visit Lynn Cullen's website and blog. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, May 19
Review at Oh, For the Hook of a Book
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, May 20
Interview & Giveaway at Oh, For the Hook of a Book

Wednesday, May 21
Interview & Giveaway at Flashlight Commentary

Thursday, May 22
Review & Giveaway at The True Book Addict

Friday, May 23
Review at A Bookish Affair

Monday, May 26
Review at 100 Pages a Day
Guest Post & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair

Tuesday, May 27
Review at A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, May 28
Review at Turning the Pages

Friday, May 30
Review at Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews

Monday, June 2
Review at Let Them Read Books
Review & Giveaway at Book Lovers Paradise

Tuesday, June 3
Review at Kelsey's Book Corner
Guest Post & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Wednesday, June 4
Review & Giveaway at Reading Lark

Thursday, June 5
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee
Interview at Jorie Loves a Story

Friday, June 6
Review at Jorie Loves a Story
Interview & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection

Monday, June 9
Review at Historical Tapestry

Wednesday, June 11
Guest Post & Giveaway at Historical Tapestry

Thursday, June 12
Interview & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages

Friday, June 13
Review at Peeking Between the Pages

Monday, June 16
Review at Unabridged Chick
Review at A Bibliotaph's Reviews

Tuesday, June 17
Review & Interview at Layered Pages
Interview & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick

Wednesday, June 18
Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views


To win a copy of Lynn Cullen's Mrs. Poe please complete the form below. Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on May 29.

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  1. I absolutely adored this book! Crossing fingers that I win!!!
    Thank you!!!

  2. Thanks for this fascinating feature. This novel is intriguing and unique. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. I have heard so much about this book, would love to read it finally. thanks for the giveaway!

  4. This book looks very interesting to me. Thank you for the chance to win.

  5. I'm familiar with much of Poe's writings, but have never read anything about the man. This novel sounds like a great place to start. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. I have read a lot on Poe before, but I have never heard anything about this other woman. I would enjoy reading it to find out more. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  7. Looking forward to reading.

  8. This sounds really good. I've heard that Poe was a pretty fascinating guy, thanks for the chance to learn more about his life.

  9. I've read some of this book on NetGalley, and it knocked. my. socks. off. I'm so grateful to find an opportunity to win a copy all these months after that!

  10. I love reading about the Woman behind such famous men. I've had this book on my to buy list for awhile as I try to get thru my tbr list! Thanks for the givewaway

  11. I loved The Creation of Eve by Lynn and look forward to reading Mrs. Poe. I have only heard and read great things about this book.

  12. Thanks for the giveaway! I've heard so much about this novel and would love to win and read!

  13. would love to read this!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!

  14. I've been interested in this book for quite some time. Sounds like an amazing read!

  15. I don't know much about Poe's life outside his writings. This appears to be an interesting look at his life and the society in which he lived. Should be a good and interesting read.

    Best wishes for a successful release of MRS. POE.

  16. I am intrigued by all things relating to Edgar Allan Poe and have been dying to read MRS. POE. One of my favorite memories of a trip to Philadelphia is visiting the EAP National Historic Site (one of his former residences).

  17. I have this book on my wish list. It sounds fascinating. Thanks for the chance to win.


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