Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Madame Tussaud Paperback Release Giveaway

The world knows Madame Tussaud as a wax artist extraordinaire…but who was this woman and how did she become one of the most famous sculptresses of all time? In these pages, her tumultuous story comes to life as only Michelle Moran could tell it. The year is 1788, and a revolution is about to begin…
Marie Tussaud has learned the secrets of wax sculpting by working alongside her uncle in their celebrated wax museum, the Salon de Cire. From her popular model of the American Ambassador, Thomas Jefferson, to her tableau of the royal family at dinner, Marie’s museum provides Parisians with the very latest news on fashion, gossip, even politics. Her customers hail from every walk of life, and when word arrives that the royals themselves are coming to see their likenesses, Marie never dreams that the king’s sister will request her presence at Versailles as a royal tutor in wax sculpting. Yet when a letter with a gold seal is delivered to her home, Marie knows she cannot refuse—even if it means time away from her beloved Salon and her increasingly dear friend, Henri Charles.
As Marie becomes acquainted with her pupil, Princess Élisabeth, she is taken to meet both Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI, who introduce her to the glamorous life at court. From lavish parties with more delicacies than she’s ever seen, to rooms filled with candles lit only once before being discarded, Marie steps into to a world entirely different from her home on the Boulevard du Temple, where people are selling their teeth in order to put food on the table.
Meanwhile, many resent the vast separation between rich and poor. In salons and cafés across Paris, people like Camille Desmoulins, Jean-Paul Marat, and Maximilien Robespierre are lashing out against the monarchy. Soon, there’s whispered talk of revolution…Will Marie be able to hold on to both the love of her life and her friendship with the royal family as France approaches civil war? And more importantly, will she be able to fulfill the demands of powerful revolutionaries who ask that she make the death masks of beheaded aristocrats, some of whom she knows?
Spanning five years from the budding revolution to the Reign of Terror, Madame Tussaud brings us into the world of an incredible heroine whose talent for wax modeling saved her life and preserved the faces of a vanished kingdom.
 This novel will make you laugh, and cry. Michelle Moran captures not only Marie's emotions, but those of all of France. And no matter whose side you are on, the terror will touch you!!

To celebrate the release of Madame Tussaud in paperback, two giveaway copies are up for grabs. US Only, sorry everyone else! Enter your email address to be entered into the giveaway. An extra entry will be given to followers! The Giveaway will end on January 6th. Good luck to everyone!

In the meantime, check out Michelle Moran's Website!


  1. Thank you so much for the giveaway, i been wanting to read this book so bad! YAYY!
    GFC follower: Gisele Alvarado


  2. I would love to read this book, thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

    GFC Myra C

    myra0502 at yahoo dot com

  3. Count me in! I've been dying to read this one! Thanks!


  4. *squeals* I love giveaways! Count me in! I've been wanting to read this for quite some time. =)


  5. Cool! I've been wanting to read this.. I'm a follower :)
    Kristy Nicole
    Email : kristy at dreamingbyday dot com

  6. I would love to read this book :-) and I'm a follower.

    Email: christina.ahn@gmail.com

  7. Thank you for the giveaway!!!


  8. This has been on my TBR list for too long. I have to read it early in 2012. I adore the cover.

  9. ooh, i want to read this!