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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Super Exciting News!

So...

You guys know I love Kate Quinn's Rome series (some of my all-time favorite historical fiction!) and I can't wait for her upcoming novel on the Borgias. So imagine my excitement (not to mention the state of my nerves), when Kate agreed to read THE SECRET HISTORY.

And then something even cooler happened. She liked it!


“Stephanie Thornton’s Theodora is tough and intelligent, spitting defiance against the cruel world of the Byzantine Empire. Her rise from street urchin to emperor’s consort made me want to stand up and cheer. Her later years as empress are great fun to read, but it was her early struggle as actress and courtesan that really had me roaring: either with rage at the misfortunes heaped on this poor girl, or with delight as she once more picked herself up with a steely glint in her eye and kept on going.”—Kate Quinn, author of Empress of the Seven Hills



To celebrate, I'm giving away another ARC! Entries will be accepted here on my blog until Sunday, March 17th. (Because I'm officially now on Spring Break!) Just leave a comment and you're entered to win. (And yes, international readers are always welcome!)


Also, Svea Love won the first ARC giveaway from last week. Congrats Svea!

19 comments:

Amalia T. Dillin said...

THAT IS AMAZING AND WONDERFUL BOTH!!!!

Congratulations, Stephanie!!! What a great blurb!!!

Marie Parsons said...

Another chance at an ARC for The Secret History? Oh how wonderful. Theodora is such a fascinating character--she proves that real-life does beat out fiction. She and Justinian fascinate me because I have been researching the Byzantine reconquest of Italy. I am looking forward to reading the book come what may.
Marie Parsons

Valerie Geary said...

Very cool, Stephanie!! And very, very exciting!

Anne Gallagher said...

That's fantastic! Congratulations.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Happy International Women's Day, Stephanie!

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Outstanding! Congratulations! I can't wait to read your book!

Mark Noce said...

Awesome review, congrats!

Audra said...

WOW -- that is praise -- wonderful blurb and from someone who knows what a good story is! Congrats!

Julie Dao said...

Holy cow!!! That is fantastic. I think I'd melt into a puddle if an author I respected said something like that about my writing! CONGRATS.

Ashley said...

Yay! How exciting, that is so fantastic!

Jade said...

THIS IS SO EXCITING!!! Go you! (I know it's after Sunday, but I just wanted to say YAY!)

Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

That's awesome!!! I'm so looking forward to reading The Secret History!

Debra Giuffrida said...

WOW! Double WOW! That is amazeballs (as a fellow writer once said!) and your book is listed as a BESTSELLER on Amazon! SUPER COOL! *happy dance*

awriterofhistory.com said...

Lucky woman to have Kate Quinn's endorsement. I'd love an ARC for your upcoming book. You might find my blog (A Writer of History) of interest to your writing. (Apologies if that sounds like a plug ...)

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