Yup, that’s right. We here at Books & Bottles have been lucky enough to pair up with Pyr Books to host this awesome giveaway! Both copies will be brand, spankin’ new fresh from the Publisher’s office. Luckily, as this is our second giveaway we’ve learned how to make things easier (on us and you). Entry is much easier this time around as we’ve jumped on the Rafflecopter bandwagon – so scroll below and see how you can win these beauties!
Masks and Shadows, by Stephanie Burgis
The year is 1779, and Carlo Morelli, the most renowned castrato singer in Europe, has been invited as an honored guest to Eszterháza Palace. With Carlo in Prince Nikolaus Esterházy’s carriage, ride a Prussian spy and one of the most notorious alchemists in the Habsburg Empire. Already at Eszterháza is Charlotte von Steinbeck, the very proper sister of Prince Nikolaus’s mistress. Charlotte has retreated to the countryside to mourn her husband’s death. Now, she must overcome the ingrained rules of her society in order to uncover the dangerous secrets lurking within the palace’s golden walls. Music, magic, and blackmail mingle in a plot to assassinate the Habsburg Emperor and Empress–a plot that can only be stopped if Carlo and Charlotte can see through the masks worn by everyone they meet.
Katelynn’s review is up! (spoiler: she loved it)
A Congress of Secrets, by Stephanie Burgis
In 1814, the Congress of Vienna has just begun. Diplomats battle over a new map of Europe, actors vie for a chance at glory, and aristocrats and royals from across the continent come together to celebrate the downfall of Napoleon…among them Lady Caroline Wyndham, a wealthy English widow. But Caroline has a secret: she was born Karolina Vogl, daughter of a radical Viennese printer. When her father was arrested by the secret police, Caroline’s childhood was stolen from her by dark alchemy.
Under a new name and nationality, she returns to Vienna determined to save her father even if she has to resort to the same alchemy that nearly broke her before. But she isn’t expecting to meet her father’s old apprentice, Michael Steinhüller, now a charming con man in the middle of his riskiest scheme ever.
The sinister forces that shattered Caroline’s childhood still rule Vienna behind a glittering façade of balls and salons, Michael’s plan is fraught with danger, and both of their disguises are more fragile than they realize. What price will they pay to the darkness if either of them is to survive?
Entries are through the Rafflecopter widget below (you can do as many or as little as you want) and will automatically close after two weeks. Winner will be chosen and notified on September 13th and we will pass your mailing address off to Pyr Books who will be the ones sending your books. Please be sure you’re over 18 or have your parents permission to give your address to us – we promise we won’t use it for anything else!
- USA & Canada Only
- Starts August 28th
- Ends 11:59PM MST, September 12th (2 weeks)