Beach Book Promotion!

Monday, May 26, is Memorial Day, which means that beach reading season is upon us. Personally, I think that you couldn’t do better than read The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte as you loll around in a beach chair, but maybe you’ve already read it. Besides, I don’t want to be as dictatorial as Betsy’s brother-in-law Napoleon! So I’ve put together a little giveaway that I hope will be to everyone’s mutual satisfaction and delight.

I am sponsoring a Rafflecopter giveaway of $20.00 Amazon gift certificates to help three lucky winners buy some summer reads. What do you need to do to enter? Help me promote my book.

There are several types of entries with varying points rewarded. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you earn one entry in the contest.

If you send out a tweet promoting my book or this giveaway (I’ve provided a couple of different options for what you can say), you earn two entries in the contest for EACH tweet. Plus, these entries can be earned once a day over the life of the promotion, so you can really rack up the entries! NOTE: To read what the tweets say, press the tweet button. You’ll be able to see what they are before you hit send. Remember that there are three different ones and you get credit for sending all three.

If you promote the book on a blog with a new post that contains the synopsis, the link to the book trailer, and the link to buy the book on Amazon, you earn a whopping five entries in the contest.

Here’s the synopsis:

As a clever girl in stodgy, mercantile Baltimore, Betsy Patterson dreams of a marriage that will transport her to cultured Europe. When she falls in love with and marries Jerome Bonaparte, she believes her dream has come true—until Jerome’s older brother Napoleon becomes an implacable enemy.

Based on a true story, The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte is a historical novel that portrays this woman’s tumultuous life. Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, known to history as Betsy Bonaparte, scandalized Washington with her daring French fashions; visited Niagara Falls when it was an unsettled wilderness; survived a shipwreck and run-ins with British and French warships; dined with presidents and danced with dukes; and lived through the 1814 Battle of Baltimore. Yet through it all, Betsy never lost sight of her primary goal—to win recognition of her marriage.

Here’s the trailer:

Here’s the link to the book on Amazon:

Click here to go to my Rafflecopter giveaway

and start entering! The giveaway starts today (Sunday, May 18) and will end at 6:00 PM Central time on Memorial Day.

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