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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Seriously Good Books
by Melanie McDonald and J.S. Dunn

The following title is available to be won during the Cookie's Book Club Annual Christmas GiveawayDecember 21st to 31st, 2014.

by Melanie McDonald
Publisher: Seriously Good Books
Format: Kindle (electronic)

A glorious youth, an untimely death, and an imperial love affair that gives rise to the last pagan god of antiquity. In this coming-of-age novel set in the second century AD, Antinous of Bithynia, a Greek youth from Asia Minor, recounts his seven-year affair with Hadrian, fourteenth emperor of Rome. In a partnership more intimate than Hadrian’s sanctioned political marriage to Sabina, Antinous captivates the most powerful ruler on earth both in life and after death.

Author the Author

Melanie McDonald was awarded a 2008 Hawthornden Fellowship for Eromenos, her debut novel. She has an MFA in fiction from the University of Arkansas, and her work has appeared in New York Stories, Fugue, Indigenous Fiction and other journals. She has worked as a reporter and freelance writer, and spent several months in Italy while at work on Eromenos. 

Bending The Boyne
by J.S. Dunn
Publisher:  Seriously Good Books
Format: Kindle (electronic)

2200 BCE, Eire's first gold rush. Changes rocking the Continent reach Eire with the dawning Bronze Age. Well before any Celts, marauders invade the island seeking copper and gold. The young astronomer Boann and the enigmatic Cian need all their wits and courage to save their people and their great Boyne mounds, when long bronze knives challenge the peaceful native starwatchers. Tensions on Eire between new and old cultures ultimately explode. What emerges from the rubble of battle are the legends of Ireland’s beginnings in a totally new light.

About the Author 

J. S. Dunn resided in Ireland during the past decade, and from there pursued a keen interest in Bronze Age culture and marine trade along the Atlantic coasts of Spain, France, Wales, and Ireland. The research for BENDING THE BOYNE led to diverse fields and hands-on seminars in archaeology, Bronze Age tool-making, and genetics.  Other publications include a story in the GASLIGHT anthology (Chamberton press, 2012).  Recent speaking appearances include iBAM! Chicago (2012), The History Festival of Ireland (2013), and the annual Historical Novel Society (2013).

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BendingTheBoyne 

Website: http://www.jsdunnbooks.com/ 

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WIN this book during the Cookie's Book Club Annual Christmas Giveaway, December 21st to 31st, 2014.

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