Giveaway: Inglorious Royal Marriages: A Demi-Millennium of Unholy Mismatrimony by Leslie Carroll

Today I am proudly hosting Leslie Carroll's HFVBT Blog Tour for Inglorious Royal Marriages: A Demi-Millennium of Unholy Mismatrimony and I have a chance for one of you to win a copy!

02_Inglorious Royal Marriages

Publication Date: September 2, 2014 | NAL Trade | Formats: eBook, Paperback; 400p

Genre: History/Non-Fiction/Royalty

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Why does it seem that the marriages of so many monarchs are often made in hell? And yet we can’t stop reading about them! To satisfy your schadenfreude, INGLORIOUS ROYAL MARRIAGES offers a panoply of the most spectacular mismatches in five hundred years of royal history….some of which are mentioned below.

When her monkish husband, England’s Lancastrian Henry VI, became completely catatonic, the unpopular French-born Margaret of Anjou led his army against the troops of their enemy, the Duke of York.

Margaret Tudor, her niece Mary I, and Catherine of Braganza were desperately in love with chronically unfaithful husbands—but at least they weren’t murdered by them, as were two of the Medici princesses.

King Charles II’s beautiful, high-spirited sister “Minette” wed Louis XIV’s younger brother, who wore more makeup and perfume than she did.

Compelled by her mother to wed her boring, jug-eared cousin Ferdinand, Marie of Roumania—a granddaughter of Queen Victoria—emerged as a heroine of World War I by using her prodigious personal charm to regain massive amounts of land during the peace talks at Versailles. Marie’s younger sister Victoria Melita wed two of her first-cousins: both marriages ultimately scandalized the courts of Europe.

Brimming with outrageous real-life stories of royal marriages gone wrong, this is an entertaining, unforgettable book of dubious matches doomed from the start.

Praise for Leslie Carroll’s Royal Books

“An irresistible combination of People magazine and the History Channel.”—Chicago Tribune (5 Stars)

“Thoroughly enjoyable.”—Booklist

“For those who tackled Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, and can’t get enough of the scandal surrounding Henry VIII’s wives, [Notorious Royal Marriages is] the perfect companion book.”—NewYorker.com

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03_Leslie CarrollAbout the Author

Leslie Carroll is the author of several works of historical nonfiction, women’s fiction, and, under the pen names Juliet Grey and Amanda Elyot, is a multipublished author of historical fiction. Her nonfiction titles include Royal Romances, Royal Pains, Royal Affairs, and Notorious Royal Marriages. She is also a classically trained professional actress with numerous portrayals of virgins, vixens, and villainesses to her credit, and is an award-winning audio book narrator.

A frequent commentator on royal romances and relationships, Leslie has been interviewed by numerous publications, including MSNBC.com, USA Today, the Australian Broadcasting Company, and NPR, and she was a featured royalty historian on CBS nightly news in London during the royal wedding coverage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. She also appears as an expert on the love lives of Queen Victoria, Marie Antoinette, Catherine the Great, and Napoleon on the television series “The Secret Life of [fill in the name of famous figure]” for Canada’s History Channel. Leslie and her husband, Scott, divide their time between New York City and Washington, D.C.

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

Inglorious Royal Marriages Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, September 1
Review at Flashlight Commentary

Tuesday, September 2
Review at Book Lovers Paradise
Interview at Scandalous Women

Wednesday, September 3
Guest Post & Giveaway at Historical Tapestry

Thursday, September 4
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Friday, September 5
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time

Monday, September 8
Review & Giveaway at Bibliophilia, Please

Tuesday, September 9
Review at Oh, For the Hook of a Book
Spotlight at Princess of Eboli

Wednesday, September 10
Interview at Oh, For the Hook of a Book

Thursday, September 11
Review at The Lit Bitch
Spotlight & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection

Monday, September 15
Guest Post & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Tuesday, September 16
Spotlight & Giveaway at Reading Lark

Wednesday, September 17
Review & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair

Saturday, September 20
Review at WTF Are You Reading?

Tuesday, September 23
Review & Giveaway at The Maiden's Court

Wednesday, September 24
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee
Review & Giveaway at To Read or Not to Read

Thursday, September 25
Review at Bookish
Review at Historical Fiction Obsession

Friday, September 26
Review at The Musings of ALMYBNENR
Review & Giveaway at The True Book Addict

Giveaway

To win a copy of Inglorious Royal Marriages please complete the form below. Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on September 14.

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20 comments:

  1. This sounds really interesting! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. sounds interesting and different. thanks for the giveaway

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  3. sounds interesting and different. thanks for the giveaway

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  4. Congrats Leslie on your new book!! Great post and giveaway Amy!!

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  5. This sounds incredible! Yay for histfic. :D

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  6. The title alone wins -- can't wait to read this one -- I love gossip-y non-fiction!

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  7. I'd love to win. Thanks!

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  8. A fascinating historical. Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I read lots of HF and love a way to learn extra little tidbits about the royals. Sounds like a book I can pick up and enjoy at odd moments. thanks for the giveaway.

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  10. Different. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. I love that the book is about real royal marriages. It sounds like a wonderful read. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  12. There are so many stories about historical figures that we never know about till we get a chance to read books like this one. It sounds really interesting, thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  13. Hope to enjoy some new stories/facts by reading this ; ) Lynda

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  14. Sounds like an interesting read.
    Amyc

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  15. This sounds deliciously gossipy--but informative too.

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  16. I have added this book to my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Added to my wishlist! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

    Beth

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