Thursday, October 8, 2015
The Ripper's Wife was inspired by the true stories of the Jack the Ripper murders, the lives of James and Florence Maybrick, and a controversial diary that came to light in the 1990s. Enter to win a signed copy by leaving a comment, and please don't forget to include your email address so I can contact you if you win. A winner will be chosen on October 13th. US residents only please, I'm sorry but I cannot ship internationally.
From the back cover:
A suspenseful, spellbinding novel of love, jealousy, and murder, The Ripper's Wife reimagines the most notorious serial killer in history through the eyes of the woman who sealed his fate.
"Love makes sane men mad and can turn a gentle man into a fiend."
It begins as a fairytale romance--a shipboard meeting in 1880 between vivacious Southern belle Florence Chandler and handsome English cotton broker James Maybrick. Courtship and a lavish wedding soon follow, and the couple settles into an affluent Liverpool suburb.
From the first, their marriage is doomed by lies. Florie, hardly the heiress her scheming mother portrayed, is treated as an outsider by fashionable English society. James's secrets are infinitely darker--he has a mistress, an arsenic addiction, and a vicious temper. But Florie has no inkling of her husband's depravity until she discovers his diary--and in it, a litany of bloody deeds. . .
Sunday, October 4, 2015
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Friday, October 2, 2015
My latest novel, The Secrets of Lizzie Borden, will be released on January 26, 2016 but here's a chance to read it early. Enter by leaving a comment, and please don't forget to include your email address so I can notify you if you win. If you are a book blogger and plan to review by or around the release date if you win mention this and get two bonus entries, get one bonus entry for each place you share a link to this giveaway--Facebook, Twitter etc.. You must be located in the USA, I'm sorry but I can't ship internationally. Winner will be chosen on October 8th.
From the back cover:
In her enthralling, richly imagined new novel, Brandy Purdy, author of The Ripper’s Wife, creates a compelling portrait of the real, complex woman behind an unthinkable crime.
Lizzie Borden should be one of the most fortunate young women in
. Her wealthy father could
easily afford to provide his daughters with fashionable clothes, travel, and a
rich, cultured life. Instead, haunted by the ghost of childhood poverty, he
forces Lizzie and her sister, Emma, to live frugally, denying them the simplest
modern conveniences. Suitors and socializing are discouraged, as her father
views all gentleman callers as fortune hunters. Fall River, Massachusetts
Lonely and deeply unhappy, Lizzie stifles her frustration, dreaming of the freedom that will come with her eventual inheritance. But soon, even that chance of future independence seems about to be ripped away. And on a stifling August day in 1892, Lizzie’s long-simmering anger finally explodes…
Vividly written and thought-provoking, The Secrets of Lizzie Borden explores the fascinating events behind a crime that continues to grip the public imagination—a story of how thwarted desires and desperate rage could turn a dutiful daughter into a notorious killer.