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message 1: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1223 comments Mod
A new giveaway is being hosted for The Mayan Red Queen: Tz'aakb'u Ahau of Palenque by Leonide Martin.

5 paperback copies are available for members located in the United States.
5 ebook copies are available to all members.
Please specify in your comment which version you are interested in.

The giveaway will be held from today, May 21st until May 29th. Winners will have 48 hours to send me their information. After 48 hours they will forfeit their win. New winners will not be drawn. Failure to claim your win may result in disqualification from future giveaways.

The ancient Maya city of Lakam Ha has a new, young ruler, K'inich Janaab Pakal. His mother and prior ruler, Sak K’uk, has selected his wife, the next queen. Lalak is a shy and homely young woman from a nearby city who relates better to animals than people. She is chosen as Pakal’s wife because of her pristine lineage to B’aakal dynasty founders ̶ but also because she is no beauty.

Arriving at Lakam Ha, she is overwhelmed by its sophisticated, complex society and expectations of the royal court. Her mother-in-law, Sak K’uk, is critical and hostile, resenting any intrusion between herself and her son. She chose Lalak to avoid being displaced in Pakal’s affections, and does everything she can to keep it this way. The official name she confers on Lalak exposes her view of the girl as a breeder of future rulers: Tz’aabk’u Ahau, the Accumulator of Lords who sets the royal succession.

Lalak struggles to learn her new role and prove her worth, facing challenges in her relationship with Pakal, for he is enamored of a beautiful woman banished from Lakam Ha by his mother. Pakal’s esthetic tastes and love of beauty affect his view of his homely wife. Lalak, however, is fated to play a pivotal role in Pakal’s mission to restore the spiritual portal to the Triad Gods that was destroyed in a devastating attack by archenemy Kan. Through learning sexual alchemy, Lalak brings the immense creative force of sacred union to rebuild the portal, but first Pakal must come to view his wife in a new light.

In modern times, ten years after the discovery of the Red Queen's tomb, archeologist Francesca is studying new research about this mysterious royal woman in Mérida, Mexico. She teams up with British linguist Charlie to decipher an ancient manuscript left by her deceased grandmother. It provides clues about her grandmother's secrets that propel them into exploring her family history in a remote Maya village.



message 2: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Bowe (sarahsbookstack) Sounds so interesting! I'd be interested in winning a paperback copy.


message 3: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 264 comments I'm interested in a paperback copy.


message 4: by Haley (new)

Haley | 19 comments I'm interested in a paperback copy.


message 5: by Rachelnyc (new)

Rachelnyc Sounds very interesting. I would be fine with either a paperback or ebook version.


message 6: by Aurora (new)

Aurora | 63 comments Ooh, paperback copy please


message 7: by Anne (new)

Anne Hello, I'd be interested in an ebook copy. Thanks!


message 8: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1223 comments Mod
This giveaway is now closed. Thank you participants.

Ebook winners:
Anne
Rachelnyc

Please send me your email for the book to be sent.

Paperback winners:
Aurora
Sarah
Lindsey
Haley

Please send me your mailing address.


message 9: by Anne (new)

Anne Hi Jasmine, thank you!


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