On Tour 11/11/22-12/15/22 “Kleopatra Book 1: The Early Years” by Karen Essex

Release Date: September 15, 2022

About The Book:

Spy. Diplomat. Scholar. Adventurer. Princess. This is the untold, coming of age story of Princess Kleopatra before she met the men who would make name live on in history. The cherished daughter of the powerful Greek pharaoh, King Ptolemy XII, she fought the treachery of her siblings, endured exile and betrayal, and defended the throne from hostile forces on every side. High drama and ancient history combine in this exhaustively researched account of the early life of Egypt’s infamous queen, as she transforms into a beautiful seductress, brilliant politician, and the most powerful ruler of her time. Sweeping from storied ancient Alexandria across the northern African desert to the chaos of Rome, this novel has been heralded as the most authentic, entertaining, and endlessly surprising account of the Egyptian queen’s young life ever written.

About The Author:

KAREN ESSEX is the national and international bestselling author of five books of historical fiction including the acclaimed two volume biographical novel Kleopatra: The Early Years, the little known story of the princess’s rise to the throne; & Kleopatra Book II: The Pharaoh, focusing on the queen’s political acumen as well as her romances. Leonardo’s Swans puts Leonardo da Vinci’s rivalrous female muses at its core, aristocratic women who shaped the art and politics of the Italian Renaissance. The novel was a runaway bestseller in Italy and won the prestigious Premio Roma for foreign fiction. Stealing Athena is a sweeping historical saga from the perspectives of two fascinating women, Aspasia, philosopher and mistress to Pericles, and Countess Mary Elgin, who twenty-three hundred years later saw the demise of Pericles’s great Athenian monuments. Dracula in Love retells Bram Stoker’s classic tale from the perspective of Dracula’s obsession, Mina Harker, who surprises readers with her own supernatural lineage.

Also an award-winning journalist & screenwriter, Karen has written for Netflix, James Cameron and Fox Studios, Warner Bros, Sony, Paramount, and Fox TV. She graduated from Tulane University with a BA in Theater, attended graduate school at Vanderbilt University, and received an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. A New Orleans native, she has also lived in London, Paris, and Los Angeles. http://karenessex.com/

Social Media:

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Book Blurbs: 

Essex has penned an enthralling fictional account of Kleopatra’s youthful ascension into politics and prominence.  Fine historical fiction that will leave readers hungry for the second volume.” —Booklist

“Keenly researched and brimming with exotic, erotic detail, Essex’s style is as seductive as her subject.” —Dallas Morning News

“Deeply informed and irresistibly sexy.” —NYT Bestselling author Bruce Feiler

“A fascinating, erotic, and very human book about the Queen of the Nile.” —The Tennessean

“This brilliantly reimagined chronicle sets new standards.” —NYT Bestselling author Mikal Gilmore

“This is the amazing story of how Kleopatra, a princess third in line for the throne, became…well…Kleopatra!” —Gary Lennon, Executive Producer of Euphoria, Hightown, Power, P-Valley, Force

Bloggers On Tour: 

Nov. 11th- Gwendalyn Books https://instagram.com/gwendalyn_books_

Nov. 14th- Rozier Reads and Wine https://instagram.com/rozierreadsandwine

Nov. 15th- The Crocheted Review https://instagram.com/thecrochetedreview

Nov. 16th- Pat Fayo Reviews https://instagram.com/patfayoreviews

Nov. 21st- Sarahs Bookish Reviews https://instagram.com/sarahs.bookish.reviews

Nov. 28th- Reading Late Into The Night https://instagram.com/reading.late.into.the.night

Nov. 29th- Tiffany Vt4 https://instagram.com/tiffanyvt4

Nov. 30th- Tammy Reads https://instagram.com/tammyreads62

Dec. 2nd- Rajivs Reviews https://instagram.com/rajivsreviews

Dec. 5th- Nurse Bookie https://instagram.com/nurse_bookie

Dec. 7th- Marilyn Goncalves https://instagram.com/marilynjgon

Dec. 12th- Books and Coffee MX https://instagram.com/booksandcoffeemx

Dec. 13th- Novels and Latte Book Club –https://www.facebook.com/groups/357651988042629

Dec. 14th-Books Love And Understanding https://instagram.com/booksloveandunderstanding

Dec. 15th- CMT Loves Wine and Books https://instagram.com/cmtloveswineandbooks

Dec. 15th- Subakka Bookstuff https://instagram.com/subakka.bookstuff

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