Showcase Sunday 11. First ARC!

 
 

My vacation is over. After a car ride for almost 12 hours with 37 degrees outside, you can say that I'm very happy to be home again. And there was a pleasant surprise for me! I got my first ARC ever and it came along with a bookmark too! The best part of it: it was signed to me!

I was contacted by Michelle Diener and now I got a wonderful edition of her newest book: The Emperor's conspiracy.
The Emperor's ConspiracyExpected publication: November 27th 2012 by Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster)
Set in early nineteenth-century England, this vivid and romantic historical novel goes from the most elegant ballrooms of London to the city’s most tawdry slums, as a spirited young woman helps unravel a plot by Napoleon to bleed England of all its gold. Through good fortune, Charlotte Raven escaped the poverty of the London slums and is now an educated, wealthy Society lady. But she lives between two worlds, unable to completely turn her back on her old life—specifically Luke, her childhood protector and now a ruthless London crime lord. When Lord Edward Durnham is asked to investigate the alarming movement of gold out of England, his search leads him to London, and his recent acquaintance with Charlotte affords him access to a dark world he barely knew existed. As they delve deeper into the underbelly of London, danger lurks at every turn, and Charlotte must navigate between her two worlds to save England. And soon she faces a defining choice: to continue in the familiar limbo she’s lived in for years, or to take a painful and risky leap toward a happiness she never thought possible.
I'm so thrilled to get started! I will upload a photo of the bookmark and the signed page, because I keep smiling when I think about it.

That's it for this week! I won another book, Michelle Diener was so awesome that she ordered her two other books for me as well, but I will tell you more about it in my next showcase.

26 comments

  1. Congrats on your first ARC. Hope you enjoy it.

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  2. Aw, yay! That's so exciting. Can't wait to hear what you think. :)

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  3. I hope you like Tiger Lily. I was so excited for it and was sorta let down. I think it just wasn't what I was expecting...at all!

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  4. I want to read 'Tiger lilly' too, I'vve heard so many good things about it. Congrats on your first ARC!

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  5. Yay for your first ever ARC!!! And it's SIGNED?! Doesn't get any more special for your first time than that :D Can't wait to see what you think of it, I need to add more historical to my bookshelves!

    AND YOU GOT TIGER LILY. I've read nothing but amazing reviews so far. I'm so, so excited to finally read it.

    I hope you enjoy your fabulous new reads!

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  6. OOOhh yay! The first ARC is always the best! Hope you have many more to come! Happy Reading!

    Looooved Tiger Lily! Hope you enjoy that too!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  7. Yay! First ARC's are SO exciting, and a signed one to boot! I hear fantastic things about Tiger Lily, great haul :)

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  8. Congrats! I still remember the thrill of getting my first ARC too. I wish you many more to come.

    Talk Supe BB&B

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  9. OMG Yay for your first ARC, Mel-sweetie! Congrats, and it seems really great. Hope you love it! And Tiger Lily seems GREAT. It's been on my TBR list for EVER and I have yet to start it! I love Peter Pan, and I can't wait to see what you think of this re-telling. Awesome haul! <33

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  10. Ooo, looks like you got a great books for your first arc! Looking forward to your review! :-)

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  11. Tiger Lily sounds awesome, I've been hearing about it for a while now. Enjoy!

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  12. I loveeed Tiger Lily, so I hope you enjoy it! It's a novel packed with so much heartache and depth that I was simply mesmerized! Happy Reading!(:

    ~Keertana
    Ivy Book Bindings

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  13. The Emperor's Conspiracy sounds amazeballs. I lovee historical fiction. Adding to my to-read list.

    Awesome haul and happy reading ;)


    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  14. Congrats on getting your first ARC! I can't wait to see what you think of it and Tiger Lily. Enjoy! :)

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  15. Congrats on getting your first ARC in the mail! The Emperor's Conspiracy looks really good. I wonder who's going to be the love interest, the Lord or her childhood protector. Hmm...

    I just read a wonderful review of Tiger Lily so I hope you enjoy it. Nice haul Mel. :)

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  16. Awwww!! Congrats on your first ARC, Mel!! The cover is SOOO gorgeous and it sounds like a great read! and Tiger Lily is apparently fantastic as well, so happy reading to you this week! <3

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  17. Aaah, this is so exciting! Congratulations on your first ARC! Hope you love it - the cover is lovely! :D

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  18. LOVE the cover for Tiger Lily! I'm excited to see how the story turns out. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I keep seeing Tiger Lily every where and I really want it now! I love Peter Pan so I would love to see how that book turns out. Congrats on your first ARC too!

    my ss:
    http://laurainbookland.blogspot.com/2012/08/showcase-sunday-5.html

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  20. Hey, congratulations on the first ARC, Mel! And wow, what a beautiful cover it has! Looking forward to hear what you think of it because I have never heard of it before.

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  21. I haven't come across The Emperor's conspiracy before, but it sounds awesome! I've recently got into historical books so I'll definitely be adding this to my tbr. :)

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  22. Tiger Lily sounds amazing! Congratulations on your first ARC :)

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  23. Yaaay! Congrats on your ARC! The cover is gorgeous and it sounds amazing! Can't wait to hear what you think of it! And I hope you enjoy Tiger Lily too! :)

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  24. Congratulations on your first review book!!! *happy dance* I hope you'll love it! :)

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  25. First ARC!! Congrats! If I ever get one, I'll be drowning in my fan girling and excitement :)

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  26. Congrats on your first ARC! How exciting! :) I've got Tiger Lily waiting on me, too. I so need to make time for it! Thanks for stopping by!

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