YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes – May Edition

Welcome to my stop of the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes, a blog hop featuring over 50 debut authors where you can win prize packs including ARCs, gift certificates, swag, and more!

If you haven’t yet been to the Apocalypsies website, please click here to start from the beginning and read the complete rules.  UPDATE: The race is now over.  The giveaway winner will be announced tomorrow.  Thanks for playing!


THE WICKED AND THE JUST by J. Anderson Coats

1293.  North Wales.  Ten years into English rule.

Cecily would give anything to leave Caernarvon and go home.  Gwenhwyfar would give anything to see all the English leave.

Neither one is going to get her wish.

Behind the city walls, English burgesses govern with impunity.  Outside the walls, the Welsh are confined by custom and bear the burden of taxation, and the burgesses plan to keep it that way.

Cecily can’t be bothered with boring things like the steep new tax or the military draft that requires Welshmen to serve in the king’s army overseas.  She has her hands full trying to fit in with the town’s privileged elite, and they don’t want company.

Gwenhwyfar can’t avoid these things.  She counts herself lucky to get through one more day, and service in Cecily’s house is just salt in the wound.

But the Welsh are not as conquered as they seem, and the suffering in the countryside is rapidly turning to discontent.  The murmurs of revolt may be Gwenhwyfar’s only hope for survival – and the last thing Cecily ever hears.


Monkeys know how to party!

Bonus giveaway!  If you could send one tweet to any person from history, what would you tweet and to whom would you tweet it?  Comment on this post with your response for a chance to win a medieval monkey keg party magnet.  Open internationally, but one entry per person, please.  Winner will be drawn at random from among all unique comments by random.org.

The next milepost in the YAmazing Race is over at Kat Zhang’s blog – good luck!

33 Comments on YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes – May Edition

  1. I would tweet Andy Whitfield (not necessarily from history history but he passed away last year and thats some history lol) and ask him ” If given the chance would you continue to act in more action films rather than just a series on starz??”

  2. oh my gosh that’s hard to decide! i would tweet marilyn monroe to find out what things were really going on with her. it would have to be interesting to hear what she’d have to say : )

  3. I would definatly have to tweet Edgar Allen Poe. I would have to tell him I love all of his work. I would definatly have to ask him how he truely died since his death was a mystery..

  4. first of all….oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh i cannot WAIT to read this book!!! I lived in Wales for a while, and I just did a dissertation on the Wars of the Roses in Medieval England. I am in LOVE with Wales and England and everything about this book! I heard you on authors are rockstars and cannot wait to read it!!! (it’s on hold at the library 🙂

    Anyways, I would tweet Shakespeare and tell him that I’m a big fan of his work 🙂

  5. I would tweet Oscar Wilde and tell him that things are slowly getting better, and express my admiration for his work.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  6. If I could tweet anyone in history I would probably tweet whoever invented the internet (Vannevar Bush, J.C.R. Licklider, actually I think it was a group of people and not a specific person O.o) and thank them for inventing the internet so I could tweet them. 😉


  7. If I could send a tweet to anyone in history, it would have to be Eliza Vanderbilt. This is because the late 1800’s – early 1900’s is my favorite time zone because of all the dresses & parties. I would have loved to live back then. The reason I picked Eliza was because a) We share our name, b) She was the eldest daughter, and c) She was very pretty, and very rich. I would have loved just to be her!

  8. I would tweet JK Rowling – even though I can do that now – but on the understanding she would answer, I would ask her what advice she would give to an aspiring author?

  9. Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I’d tweet to Leonardo DaVinci. Here’s what I’d say.

    “Sup Leo. Hey, who’s that chick in the painting with the slightly-creepy smile?”

    Mystery solved 😛

    iliveforreading AT hotmail DOT com

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