21 May 2012

Scorpio Rising (The Scorpio Series #1) by Monique Domovitch (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Scorpio Rising (The Scorpio Series #1) by Monique Domovitch.
Audience/Genre : Adult/Historical Fiction.
Publication : September 15th 2011 by Lansen Publishing.
Set in New York and Paris amid the glamorous and competitive worlds of art and real estate, Scorpio Rising takes the reader from the late 1940s to the 1960s through the tumultuous lives of its heroes.

There is Alex Ivanov, the son of a Russian immigrant and part-time prostitute. He yearns to escape his sordid life and achieve fame and fortune. His dreams of becoming a world-class builder are met with countless obstacles, yet he perseveres in the hope of someday receiving the recognition he craves.

Half a world away, Brigitte Dartois is an abused teenager who runs into the arms of a benefactor with an agenda all his own. When she finds out that her boss has an ulterior motive, she flees again, determined to earn her living through her art. This career brings her fame, but also the unwanted attention of her early abuser.

Monique Domovitch’s debut novel, Scorpio Rising, is a compelling tale filled with finely etched characters and a superb understanding of the power of ambition. Scorpio Rising promises to resonate with all who once had a dream.

I'm happy to feature Scorpio Rising (The Scorpio Series, #1) by Monique Domovitch today. The author's insanely generous and is willing to giveaway two copies! One's for someone from US/Canada and one's International. Cool huh? Well, check out the excerpt and if this seems like a book you'd enjoy, enter the giveaway :) Happy Reading!

Scorpio Rising Excerpt

Giveaway Terms & Conditions :

  • Giveaway is International.
  • There will be two winners, one picked from within the US/Canada and one International.
  • Winners have 36 hours to respond or a new one will be picked.

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Monique Domovitch was born the first in a family of ten children in a small town in Northern Ontario, and maintains to this day that she was not harmed by the experience. She attended The Sacred Heart Convent, a boarding school where she learned to keep her hands folded neatly in her lap and to smile vaguely when people use profane language around her. Her first job was as a fashion model, and she is credited with the invention of the famous pouty pose that is now used by top models everywhere. She has turned thirty nine again this year and pledges to do it again next year. Just like everybody else in the world, she is working on a new novel, this one, her fourth.

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  1. I like reading historical fiction but I wouldn't call me a fan. Until now I read a lot of Victorian and Tudor times related books but I also like reading about the 20s. What I don't like are the books dealing with the World Wars. Don't really know why.

  2. I like history. I like book from 16 century :)

  3. Thank you for the giveaway!
    and YES!! I love History!... My favorite parts are: World War I-II... and the History of my country: México ;)

  4. I love historical fiction. I like books dealing with issues pertaining to Nazi war etc.

  5. I love historical fiction! My favorites are English history and Egyptian history.

  6. I love historical fiction. My favorite time period is turn of the century urban America, but I like reading about all time periods.

  7. Thank you for the international giveaway! I love historical fiction, especially Victorian and Regency era.
    Miltiadou Kristia

  8. I love historical fiction! And my favorite is the Egyptian history! :)

  9. Yes, I like reading historical fiction and my favorite was story about Scotland and Highlander :)

  10. I am a huge fan of historical fiction, and my favorite time period is Regency England :)

  11. I like historical fiction and usually war-time settings appeal to me.

  12. I really like it! I like the Egyptian and Greek culture :)

  13. I like historical fiction. I've been fascinated with Egyptian culture since I was a kid.

  14. I love historical fiction.. I just read The Forgiven Duke by Jamie Carie and it's awesome..
    Thanks for the giveaway..:D