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Book Blast & Giveaway: Enchantress of Paris: A Novel of the Sun King’s Court by Marci Jefferson

02_Enchantress of Paris

•Publication Date: August 4, 2015
•Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press
•Hardcover & eBook; 336 Pages


Fraught with conspiracy and passion, the Sun King’s opulent court is brought to vivid life in this captivating tale about a woman whose love was more powerful than magic.

The alignment of the stars at Marie Mancini’s birth warned that although she would be gifted at divination, she was destined to disgrace her family. Ignoring the dark warnings of his sister and astrologers, Cardinal Mazarin brings his niece to the French court, where the forbidden occult arts thrive in secret. In France, Marie learns her uncle has become the power behind the throne by using her sister Olympia to hold the Sun King, Louis XIV, in thrall.

Desperate to avoid her mother’s dying wish that she spend her life in a convent, Marie burns her grimoire, trading Italian superstitions for polite sophistication. But as her star rises, King Louis becomes enchanted by Marie’s charm. Sensing a chance to grasp even greater glory, Cardinal Mazarin pits the sisters against each other, showering Marie with diamonds and silks in exchange for bending King Louis to his will.

Disgusted by Mazarin’s ruthlessness, Marie rebels. She sacrifices everything, but exposing Mazarin’s deepest secret threatens to tear France apart. When even King Louis’s love fails to protect Marie, she must summon her forbidden powers of divination to shield her family, protect France, and help the Sun King fulfill his destiny.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR03_Marci Jefferson

Years after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University, immersing herself in a Quality Assurance nursing career, and then having children, Marci realized she’d neglected her passion for history and writing. She began traveling, writing along the way, delving into various bits of history that caught her fancy. The plot for GIRL ON THE GOLDEN COIN evolved slowly after a trip to London, where she first learned about the Stuart royals. Marci is a member of the Historical Novel Society. She resides in the Midwest with her husband, making hair-bows for their daughter, trying not to step on their son’s Legos, and teaching a tiny Pacific Parrotlet to talk.

For more information visit Marci Jefferson’s website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads.


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To enter to win a signed copy of Enchantress of Paris: A Novel of the Sun King’s Court, please enter via the GLEAM form below.


– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on August 18th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open internationally.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion
– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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  1. Kim Ellis

     /  August 5, 2015

    I can’t wait to read this book! Sounds like a great read.

  2. Mary Preston

     /  August 5, 2015

    This sounds amazing. Love the cover.

  3. Sounds like a great read.

  4. after the Tudors, finally more writers are focusing on France. would love to read this one. I’m organizing a tour for another one: The Sisters of Versailles. thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Jennifer

     /  August 5, 2015

    I have heard so much about this book this week! It sounds great! Historical fiction is my favorite.

  6. BookLady

     /  August 5, 2015

    What a fascinating book! Lovely cover too.

  7. Jennifer Lessard

     /  August 5, 2015

    Love the cover, very elegant. Can’t wait to read it! Going on my TBR right now!

  8. rhianona

     /  August 5, 2015

    This sounds like a really awesome historical read. the cover is absolutely gorgeous!

  9. Diana So

     /  August 6, 2015

    I’ve been following the blog tour on and off, and I still can’t wait to get my hands on it! Seems like a beautiful adventure.

  10. Cover love!! You always have the most wonderful books on your book tours & giveaways. My TBR has grown by miles since I’ve been following your blog.

  11. Beautiful cover. Enjoyed the excerpt. Look forward to deeding it. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L

  12. This book sounds fantastic!
    Looking forward to read 🙂
    Thanks for the amazing opportunity :))

  13. What a great sounding book. Can’t wait to read.

  14. Betul E.

     /  August 18, 2015

    Love the cover!


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