Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Book Blast: Enchantress of Paris by Marci Jefferson + Giveaway!!

Enchantress of Paris: A Novel of the Sun King’s Court
by Marci Jefferson

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

Genre: Historical Fiction


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.

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About the Author

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.



Giveaway Time!!!

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 HERE.


Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on August 18th. You must be 18 or older to enter.

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Enchantress of Paris Book Blast Schedule

Tuesday, August 4

Unabridged Chick

Wednesday, August 5

Beth’s Book Nook Blog
Curling up by the Fire

Thursday, August 6

Book Lovers Paradise
History From a Woman’s Perspective

Friday, August 7

 100 Pages a Day
Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Saturday, August 8

Historical Readings & Reviews

Sunday, August 9

Book Nerd

Monday, August 10

Genre Queen

Tuesday, August 11

A Chick Who Reads
To Read, Or Not to Read

Wednesday, August 12

A Literary Vacation
So Many Books, So Little Time

Thursday, August 13

Broken Teepee
CelticLady’s Reviews

Friday, August 14

A Book Geek
The Lit Bitch

Saturday, August 15

The Maiden’s Court

Sunday, August 16

Ageless Pages Reviews

Monday, August 17

Luxury Reading
Boom Baby Reviews

Tuesday, August 18

A Bookish Affair



  1. ENCHANTRESS OF PARIS sounds splendid. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Doesn't it though?! And that cover...beautiful! Thanks for stopping by :)!

  2. This book is on my TBR list - I can't wait to get it

    1. I just had the ARC gifted to me by someone and was so happy to get it! It's now sitting in my mountainous TBR pile waiting patiently :). Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Love the cover. I've got this one on my TRL. Sounds like a fascinating read.
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    1. I love the cover too! I'm got a weakness for beautiful covers and from what I've read the story inside is just as wonderful. Thanks for stopping by!