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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

EMPIRE OF DUST by Eleanor Herman / Waiting on Wednesday #272 / Giveaway

Happy Wednesday! We've made it to the middle of the week, and to celebrate, I've got an awesome giveaway for this week's WOW. Not only am I thrilled that I don't have that much longer to wait until EMPIRE OF DUST is out, but I have some of my all time favorite books to giveaway today, to one lucky reader. First, here's a little bit about the second book in Eleanor Herman's BLOOD OF GODS and ROYALS series. If you've not yet picked up A Legacy of Kings, you're really missing out! 


By: Eleanor Herman
Published by: Harlequin Teen
To Be Released on: June 28th, 2016
Pre-Order from: Amazon | Ibooks | B&N
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In Macedon, war rises like smoke, forbidden romance blooms and ancient magic tempered with rage threatens to turn an empire to dust

After winning his first battle, Prince Alexander fights to become the ruler his kingdom demands—but the line between leader and tyrant blurs with each new threat.

Meanwhile, Hephaestion, cast aside by Alexander for killing the wrong man, must conceal the devastating secret of a divine prophecy from Katerina even as the two of them are thrust together on a dangerous mission to Egypt.

The warrior, Jacob, determined to forget his first love, vows to eradicate the ancient Blood Magics and believes that royal prisoner Cynane holds the key to Macedon's undoing.

And in chains, the Persian princess Zofia still longs to find the Spirit Eaters, but first must grapple with the secrets of her handsome—and deadly—captor. 

Things are about to get a lot more complicated in the highly anticipated sequel to last year's release of Legacy of Kings! This is a sequel I can't wait to get my hands on! To celebrate this upcoming release, I've got an exciting giveaway! 


1 lucky reader will win a must have collection of some of my all time favorite books, which include:

  • Truthwitch
  • Throne of Glass
  • Red Queen
  • Six of Crows
  • Winner's Curse
  • Legacy of Kings
  • Empire of Dust
To enter, please fill out the form below. This giveaway is open to readers in the US, only. This giveaway is courtesy of the wonderful readers at PaperLanternLit. 

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If you haven't already picked up Legacy of Kings, the first book in the Blood of Gods and Royal series, here's a little bit about it. Trust me, you'll want to read it!


Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise.

Alexander, Macedonia’s sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world but finds himself drawn to a newcomer…

Katerina must navigate the dark secrets of court life while hiding her own mission: kill the Queen. But she doesn’t account for her first love…

Jacob will go to unthinkable lengths to win Katerina, even if it means having to compete for her heart with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince.

And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander’s unmet betrothed, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.


Eleanor Herman is the New York Times bestselling author of several highly-acclaimed works of nonfiction, including Sex with Kings—a history of royal mistresses—as well as Sex with the Queen, Mistress of the Vatican, and King Peggy. Called “enlightening” by The New York Times Book Review, with prose that “sparkles” according to The Boston Globe, Eleanor’s historical nonfiction has received worldwide critical praise and was described by The Washington Post as “a lot more fun than Danielle Steel or Dan Brown.” Eleanor is also a frequent commentator in the media about royal scandals, and has hosted episodes for The History Channel’s show, Lost Worlds

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Eleanor graduated with a degree in journalism from Towson University, studied languages in Europe, and for thirteen years worked for NATO’S Nations & Partners for Peace magazine. Fascinated since childhood by the ancient world, she has visited most of the well-known sacred sites, palaces, and arenas still in existence, from Homer's Troy to the great temples of the oracles. She lives in McLean, Virginia with her husband and four very dignified cats. Legacy of Kings is her first novel, and marks the beginning of the Blood of Gods and Royals series.