August 20, 2016

Bought, Borrowed & Bagged [214]: Giveaway + The Empress

BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired my The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won or gifted) plus a recap of the previous week's reviews, upcoming reviews, on going events and book movie or television news. 

BB&B is an homage Barron's Books & Baubles from Karen Marie Moning's smash hit series, Fever. 

There's also a giveaway ongoing, click here for the details!

Big & Small
Starlight Media and K. Jam Media announced today that they will develop and produce a new television series, Empress, alongside award-winning producer Christopher Newman (Game of Thrones). Empress will offer is an epic historical story centered around the only female empress in the history of China. Production is slated to begin in Sichuan China in late 2017 with the first episode planned to air in late 2018.

Empress will tell the storied tale of the only female empress in the history of China, Empress Wu Zetian. Living during the Tang dynasty (618-906 AD)—a time of relative freedom for women—she was known for her wit, intelligence and humor; as well as being ruthless, cunning and a political force to be reckoned with. Empress follows her ascent through the court of Emperor Tai Tsung; life as his favorite concubine—and ultimately her rise to power. Read more at Coming Soon

So excited for this news! I just read a fictionalized biography of Empress Wu earlier this year and fell in love with her story! If you're into this kind of tales, I suggest you give Weina Dai Randel's duology. Her rendition of Empress Wu's story is very vibrant and captivating.


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  1. Awesome haul of books this week. I hope that you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. The Empress Wu one looks really good

  3. nice covers there! happy reading my friend!

  4. Oh nice! Those are totally new to me ones! Hope you enjoy them all!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Nice book haul. Sparking the Fire looks good. I like the cover. Hope you enjoy!

  6. Empress looks great.

    On a Tiffany kick, I see. ;) I get that way about certain authors/series.

  7. They look like interesting books, Braine. Hope you enjoy them.

  8. Hope you enjoy your new books and Empress sounds good. I love shows and books that deal will powerful women.
    sherry @ fundinmental My Sunday Memes

  9. I'm unfamiliar with Empress Wu but those covers are gorgeous. Looks like you have some awesome reading ahead of you.

  10. I haven't heard of those before now. Interesting.

  11. Thanks for sharing - I'd never heard of Empress Wu before.


  12. Hey girl, nice haul. I like me some HQN Blaze too! :)
    The Empress show looks really good, great premise!

  13. gonna try the Empress Duology...thanks!

  14. Empress Wu looks like my type of story. Thanks for sharing!

  15. I foresee some sexy reads in the near future for you!!

  16. I haven’t heard of Empress previously, but it sounds absolutely fantastic and I can’t wait to watch it! Happy reading and TV watching this week :)

  17. Beautiful covers. All of them. ;) Hope you have a great week!

  18. Empress already sounds amazing!! So excited.


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