Update 2/11/2010: I decided to extend the contest through to 11:59 pm February 17, 2010.

This morning I was emailed by Sourcebooks to do a book giveaway!!! This is for an Advanced Reader Copy of Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower. You will receive the book prior to its scheduled release on March 8th. Per Sourcebooks, this giveaway is for US and Canada residents. The giveaway will end Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 11:59pm ET. I will use Random.org to select a winner from those who answer the question at the bottom of this post. Just put your answer in the comments section.

About The Book

Violante isn’t supposed to be here, in one of the grandest courts of Renaissance Italy. She isn’t supposed to be a lady-in-waiting to the beautiful Lucrezia Borgia. But the same secretive politics that pushed Lucrezia’s father to the Vatican have landed Violante deep in a lavish landscape of passion and ambition.

Violante discovers a Lucrezia unknown to those who see only a scheming harlot, and all the whispers about her brother, Cesare Borgia, never revealed the soul of the man who dances close with Violante.

But those who enter the House of Borgia are never quite the same when they leave—if they leave at all. Violante’s place in history will test her heart and leave her the guardian of dangerous secrets she must carry to the grave.


The Question:

If you could live in any country in the early 16th century, what country would you choose and why?