Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Giveaway - Colossus: The Four Emperors by David Blixt

Check out this amazing historical fiction novel and enter for a chance to win a print copy! International. Don't forget to follow the tour schedule and twitter #FourEmperorsTour


Publication Date: April 7, 2013
Sordelet Ink
Paperback; 406p
ISBN-10: 061578318X

Rome under Nero is a dangerous place. His cruel artistic whims border on madness, and any man who dares rise too high has his wings clipped, with fatal results.

For one family, Nero means either promotion or destruction. While his uncle Vespasian goes off to put down a rebellion in Judea, Titus Flavius Sabinus struggles to walk the perilous line between success and notoriety as he climbs Rome's ladder. When Nero is impaled on his own artistry, the whole world is thrown into chaos and Sabinus must navigate shifting allegiances and murderous alliances as his family tries to survive the year of the Four Emperors.

The second novel in the Colossus series.

About the Author

Author and playwright David Blixt's work is consistently described as "intricate," "taut," and "breathtaking." A writer of Historical Fiction, his novels span the early Roman Empire (the COLOSSUS series, his play EVE OF IDES) to early Renaissance Italy (the STAR-CROSS'D series, including THE MASTER OF VERONA, VOICE OF THE FALCONER, and FORTUNE'S FOOL) up through the Elizabethan era (his delightful espionage comedy HER MAJESTY'S WILL, starring Will Shakespeare and Kit Marlowe as inept spies). His novels combine a love of the theatre with a deep respect for the quirks and passions of history. As the Historical Novel Society said, "Be prepared to burn the midnight oil. It's well worth it." Living in Chicago with his wife and two children, David describes himself as "actor, author, father, husband. In reverse order."

For more about David and his novels, visit

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(aka Dee) has loved reading for as long as she can remember. She loves many things: fantasy novels, young adult fiction, her cat, painting, and horror films from the 70s. Diamond is a grad student at UCLA. She's pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science.


  1. My husband was born in the USA but his father and his ancestors are from Italy and he loves reading historical romance especially the time period in which Colossus The Four Emperors is written. He loves reading historical fiction and hasn't had the chance to read David's book yet and I'd love to surprise him and win a copy.

    I loved finding out more about David and his book and if I'm fortunate to win it will be added to my list of "must get books" for his Christmas present!

  2. Love historical novels where I can learn and read at the same time:) As an Art History major, I spent a lot of time learning about the art and architecture of Rome. I can't wait to read about the people and stories behind it.

  3. Sounds great, I love historical fiction. And Rome, I never get tired of a Rome setting :)

  4. The book sounds good. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

  5. can't imagine living back then, thanks for the giveaway! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com


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