Wanda Lynne Young: Bookalicious



The History And Mystery Of Catherine The Great Continues After "The Winter Palace"

Told in the voice of Catherine the Great, Eva Stachniak’s enthralling literary novel EMPRESS OF THE NIGHT intimately captures one of history’s most remarkable leaders as she reflects on her ascension to the throne, her rule over the world’s greatest power, and the sacrifices that made her the most feared and commanding woman of her time. Read on to find out more about the novel and how you can participate in a Twitter chat with the author.

Catherine The Great is a fascinating historical monarch known for her power to rule on the throne and her passion for escapades in the boudoir. Eva Stachniak’s THE WINTER PALACE, book one on Catherine The Great, shares the Russian ruler's backstory through the eyes of a servant. Stachniak's book two EMPRESS OF THE NIGHT brings this formidable figure to life as she remembers her rise and rule of 19th-century the Russian empire. Stachniak's portrayal captures the empress in an intimate light and paints a picture that is both vivid and emotionally striking. EMPRESS OF THE NIGHT is a must-read for those with an interest in Catherine The Great and fans of historical fiction. Just to tempt and tease you further here's an enticing excerpt from the novel and the intriguing book trailer for EMPRESS OF THE NIGHT!



Eva Stachniak was born in Wroclaw, Poland. She came to Canada in 1981 and has worked for Radio Canada International and Sheridan College, where she taught English and humanities. She is the author of the acclaimed debut NECESSARY LIES, GARDEN OF VENUS and the bestselling first novel in her Catherine the Great series, THE WINTER PALACE. Stachniak lives in Toronto, Ontario.

You can find out more about Stachniak and her novels by visiting evastachniak.com. Social media users can follow @EvaStachniak on Twitter and like Eva Stachniak's Facebook Page. If you're on GoodReads you can mark EMPRESS OF THE NIGHT "to-read" and become an Eva Stachniak fan!


Readings by Eva Stachniak will take place at various locations across Canada in the coming months. Check this list for an event near you.


#EmpressOfTheNight RT Contest – Friday, March 21st

#EmpressOfTheNight – Wednesday, April 16th

I am thrilled to announce that Bookalicious Twitter Book Club members and friends can participate in a Twitter chat to talk with Eva Stachniak about her novel EMPRESS OF THE NIGHT! You can join the chat by following the hashtag #EmpressOfTheNight and tweets from host @BookaliciousCA and author @EvaStachniak on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 from 9:00-10:00 pm ET. But wait, there’s more good news! Twenty lucky Bookalicious Twitter Book Club members will each receive a free copy of EMPRESS OF THE NIGHT and join our #EmpressOfTheNight chat with our special guest author! To enter the draw for a copy of EMPRESS OF THE NIGHT you must be a Bookalicious member to participate. Sign up here to join the Bookalicious Twitter Book Club. To be eligible for a free copy of EMPRESS OF THE NIGHT you need to leave a comment below with your Twitter @handle and RT a @BookaliciousCA #EmpressOfTheNight contest tweet on Friday, March 21st until 11:59 pm ET. Don't forget to mark the #EmpressOfTheNight chat date April 16th in your calendar and I will tweet you then!


Three lucky Bookalicious reader will win Eva Stachniak’s novel EMPRESS OF THE NIGHT courtesy of Random House of Canada! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment in the "Click Here To Spill It" bubble below. You have until April 18th, 2014 to enter the BBGG. You must be a YMC member, and please be sure you've registered your email address in our commenting system so we can contact you if you win.

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You must be a YummyMummyClub.ca member to win. Click here to sign up. It's free and filled with perks. One comment per member. Entries accepted until April 18th, 2014. Contest open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec). Winners will be picked using www.random.orgSee full contest rules.

To read more about EMPRESS OF THE NIGHT and other great books visit RandomHouseCanada.caRetreatByRandomHouse.ca, and CraveByRandomHouse.ca. Social media fans can follow the bookish tweets with @RandomHouseCA on Twitter and find bookworm fun with Random House of Canada on Facebook.


Relish reading,

Wanda Lynne Young



Author photo credit: Bruce Peters


Want to read about Eva Stachniak's book one on Catherine The Great? Check out THE WINTER PALACE!

Do you want more to feed your addiction to historical fiction? Read about Mary Novik's novel MUSE!