Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Free Book Alert: Jerome Asher’s Bread for the Pharaoh

Exclusively for Armchair BEA participants only we have a wonderful offer good only today from one of our fantastic Sponsors, Nathan Everett of Long Tale Press and author Jerome Asher.

About Bread for the Pharaoh by Jerome Asher: San, the son of a baker, and Aja, the daughter of the high priest at the temple of Ra, definitely come from opposite sides of the Sphinx. But when it comes to Sheskhaf, a priest who has only recently joined the temple’s ranks, San and Aja are on the same side in finding him thoroughly detestable. Drawn together by Sheskhaf’s thoughtless cruelty, San and Aja discover not only friendship, but intrigue.

Why has Sheskhaf come to the temple? What secret disaster has befallen the half-constructed Sphinx, the grand monument to beloved Pharaoh Khafre? And can someone in their very midst truly be plotting to kill a god?

When San and Aja discover the answers, they must also decide what two powerless children can do. With Pharaoh Khafre’s inspection of the Sphinx set to happen soon, time is running out. Fighting against the most powerful forces in the kingdom, fighting against rigid class lines that forbid their friendship, can they stop the most unthinkable of all blasphemies in ancient Egypt?

They must, for if they fail they will lose everything they hold dear. Perhaps even their lives.

Bread for the Pharaoh is published by Long Tale Press, 2009, newly released in paperback. Appropriate for middle grade (9-14) and up. The historical period is approximately 2500 BCE. (non-Judeo-Christian)

Details: Long Tale Press will be giving away a free ePUB eBook of Jerome Asher’s Bread for the Pharaoh to every #ArmchairBEA participant who requests it. The ePUB is non-DRM locked, so it can be read on any conforming eBook reader, including Nook, Sony, Adobe Digital Editions, and iPADs with an ePUB reader. Sadly, ePUB does not play natively on Kindle (though you can buy the Kindle version through Amazon).

How to claim your prize:
  • To claim the prize, entrants must email Nathan Everett at
  • The Subject Line should read: #ArmchairBEA Pharaoh Giveaway
  • I will fulfill the request by return email with the ebook attached.
  • Giveaway begins at 12:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday 5/25 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT Wednesday 5/25. 
Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!


  1. OMG! I want to read that RL Stine book!!!!

  2. Awesome! Just sent my email. Thanks so much!

  3. Email has been sent. Can't wait to read it. And I LOVE free books!!


  4. Awesome! Thanks! I just sent my email. :)