KELLY MURPHY WITH HALLIE FRYD
Historical Heartthrobs: 50 Timeless Crushes – from Cleopatra to Camus by Kelly Murphy with Hallie Fryd (Published by Zest Books and distributed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; $17.99 Hardcover; ISBN: 978-1-936976-10-2; Ages 14+}
From the poetic tenderness of Lord Byron to the alluring confidence of Bessie Coleman, Historical Heartthrobs: 50 Timeless Crushes – from Cleopatra to Camus, by Kelly Murphy with Hallie Fryd features fifty heartthrobs from the ages most likely to catch our eye and asks the question: Would you really want to date them? The book mines our shared cultural past for history’s most swoon-worthy icons such as Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, and Che Guevara, and ranks them according to their overall “crushability,” based on their relative levels of heroism/villainy.
- HISTORICAL HEARTTHROBS Timeless Crushes Blog Tour page: http://zestbooks.net/historical-heartthrobs-blog-tour
- HISTORICAL HEARTTHROBS book info page:http://zestbooks.net/historical-heartthrobs/
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- Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Historical-Heartthrobs-Timeless-Crushes-From-Cleopatra/dp/1936976102
- Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com
- IndieBound: [and your favorite indie bookseller by extension!] http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781936976102
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- Our HISTORICAL HEARTTHROBS book page has a page also has a “buy now” button: http://zestbooks.net/historical-heartthrobs/
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
(photo credit: Molly McInnis)
Born and raised among the sprawling cornfields of rural Pennsylvania, Kelly Murphy now writes from her child-sized apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Her articles have appeared in Brokelyn, Brooklyn Based, Chic Today, NCTE’s The Council Chronicle, and various other publications. A Penn State graduate, Kelly currently works in publishing.
Hallie Fryd is the author of Scandalous!: 50 Shocking Events You Should Know About (So You Can Impress Your Friends), which was a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Winner in 2012.
ABOUT ZEST BOOKS
Zest Books is an award-winning publisher of smart and edgy titles for young and new adults that cover timely topics in creative ways by incorporating solid life advice, practical how-to instruction, and humorous commentary. We also publish a line of True Stories memoirs and first person accounts. Distributed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, you can learn more about Zest Books at http://www.zestbooks.net
“From Benjamin Franklin to Benazir Bhutto, Murphy introduces 50 historical crushes in chronological order. . . . While the short biographical sketches are informative and interesting, the titillating nature of the sex-life column should have teens tittering. The further reading section includes many similar books that could spark interest in historical scandals. Not a book to be read from beginning to end, but surely a tantalizing start for a beginning researcher.” –Booklist
“The good thing about falling for a dead person is that they never leave you, as Murphy and Fryd demonstrate in this broad-ranging, tongue-in-cheek guide to the hotties of history. The diverse individuals profiled stand out for their commitment to social causes, artistic and political influence, and sheer audacity. . . . With engrossing photos, lively quotations, and witty writing, it’s “the complete package”—just like Nellie Bly.” –Publishers Weekly
(Sponsored by the publisher)
We are offering 1 lucky commenter the following:
*The prize includes an autographed copy of the beautiful hardcover book, as well as V-day Sweethearts conversation hearts treats*
Who is your favorite heartthrob? Just leave a comment for a chance to win and come back here to see the winner. Winner will be announced on the blog the weekend of February 8,2014.
Giveaway will run from February 1 until February 7,2014.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
Here are the social media links where you can find Zest Books, Historical Heartthrobs, and author Kelly Murphy —
- Zest Books Facebook profile: http://www.facebook.com/zestbook
- Zest Books Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BooksWithATwist
- Zest Books website: http://www.zestbooks.net and Blog Tour hub page: http://zestbooks.net/historical-heartthrobs-blog-tour
- Zest Books on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/zestbooks
- Zest Books on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/zestbooks
- Zest Books Pinterest board for HISTORICAL HEARTTHROBS : http://www.pinterest.com/zestbooks/historical-heartthrobs-50-timeless-crushes-from-cl/
- Zest Books Instagram: ZestBooks
- Zest Books Tumblr: http://zestbooks.tumblr.com
- HISTORICAL HEARTTHROBS on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17290327-historical-heartthrobs
- HISTORICAL HEARTTHROBS on Library Thing: http://www.librarything.com/work/14025629
- Kelly Murphy on Tumblr: http://iamkellymurphy.tumblr.com
- Kelly Murphy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kellymariemurphy
- Kelly Murphy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamkellymurphy
- Kelly Murphy on Instagram: iamkelllymurphy
More amazing contents:
Blog Tour Schedule
Thursday, January 16 (Special author blog post)
Dear Teen Me
Friday, January 24
Eli to the Nth
Confessions of a Fiction Reading
Tuesday, January 28
Here There Be Books
Saturday, February 1
My Book Addiction and More
Thursday, February 6
The Mod Podge Bookshelf
Friday, February 7
In the Best Worlds
Monday, February 10
YA Book Nerd
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