ENTER TO WIN: The Ring and the Crown Pack incl. Makeup Kit, $50 Sephora Gift Card, and the Book #RingandtheCrown


Magic is power, and power is magic…

Once they were inseparable, just two little girls playing games in a mighty castle. Now Princess Marie-Victoria, heir to the mightiest empire in the world, and Aelwyn Myrddyn, a bastard mage, face vastly different futures.

Quiet and gentle, Marie has never lived up to the ambitions of her mother, Queen Eleanor the Second. With the help of her Merlin, Eleanor has maintained a stranglehold on the world’s only source of magic. While the enchanters faithfully serve the crown, the sun will never set on the Franco-British Empire.

As the annual London Season begins, the great and noble families across the globe flaunt their wealth and magic at parties, teas,and, of course, the lavish Bal du Drap d’Or, the Ball of the Gold Cloth.

But the talk of the season is Ronan Astor, a social-climbing American with only her dazzling beauty to recommend her. Ronan is determined to make a good match to save her family’s position. But when she falls for a handsome rogue on the voyage over, her lofty plans are imperiled by her desires.

Meanwhile, Isabelle of Orleans, daughter of the displaced French royal family, finds herself cast aside by Leopold, heir to thePrussian crown, in favor of a political marriage to Marie-Victoria. Isabelle arrives in the city bent on reclaiming what is hers. But Marie doesn’t even want Leopold-she has lost her heart to a boy the future queen would never be allowed to marry.

When Marie comes to Aelwyn, desperate to escape a life without love, the girls form a perilous plan that endangers not only theentire kingdom but the fate of the monarchy.


Melissa de la Cruz (www.melissa-delacruz.com) is the author of many best-selling novels, including all the books in the Blue Bloods series: Blue BloodsMasqueradeRevelationsThe Van Alen Legacy, Keys to the Repository, Misguided Angel, Bloody Valentine, Lost in Time, and Gates of Paradise. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and daughter.


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One (1) lucky INO reader will receive the “Glam of Thrones” Prize Pack:

  • Glam makeup kit & $50 Sephora Gift Card
  • copy of The Ring and the Crown

Prizing value $105.99

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  1. Margaret Smith says

    Just about finished with Nicholas Sparks Safe Haven.
    I’d buy some concealer, blush, mascara and gloss

  2. Kassie Jo Lauhoff says

    I cant even remember what its called but it was good one!! And I would get some eyeliner and foundation that Ive been wanting to try!! Thanks so much!! =]

  3. Lindsay Amos says

    Last book I read was the Gemma Doyle series by Libba Bray.

    At Sephora I would get some fun new nail polish bc that’s one way I love to make a statement & some dry shampoo. It’s a must for the working gal w/ blunt bangs! Plus, as an auburn-hued redhead, the one I’ve been using shows up white, which isn’t a great look.

  4. melonie borhi says

    Last book I read was a v.c .Andrews novel and I would buy any two faced make up or still a products if I won the sephora gift card!

  5. shelly boyd says

    I just read Catching Fire… and I buy lots f fun Sephora eyeliners and shadows with a gift card (to recreate looks from the movie)!

  6. Wilma P says

    I just finished reading “The First Phone Call from Heaven” by Mitch Albom and really enjoyed it.
    I would get some new concealer

  7. Melissa M says

    I am just finishing up the first book in the Song of Ice and Fire series, which is what “Game of Thrones” is based on. I am sure I will be buying the rest of the series now, and will eagerly read them all. As for Sephora, I would probably buy perfume. I have a thing for scents, and there are many bottles that I have yet to try.

  8. Jessie C. says

    Last book I read is The Goldfinch, I would get foundation and tinted moisturizer at Sephora.

  9. Michelle says

    The last book I read was The Ocean At The End of the Lane. And I’d use the gift card toward a fragrance or eyeshadow pallette.

  10. ellen chevarie says

    the last book I read was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I need new foundation so I would by hourglass veil fluid.

  11. Janice Santillo says

    Reading “‘the Forbidden”. I would buy some eye shadow and perfume with my giftcard

  12. lisa bolduc says

    the last book I read was the help. I would get blinc mascara. it is the only mascara I use

  13. Deborah Wellenstein says

    The last book I read was Come a Little Bit Closer by Bella Andre. I will put my Sephora gift card toward a bottle of Chanel #5.

  14. Anne Derkat says

    The last book I read was The License of War by Claire Letemendia. I would buy lip gloss and moisturizing cream.

  15. says

    I’m finishing BETTER OFF FRIENDS by Elizabeth Eulberg. And as for the Sephora card … A girl can always use more eyeliner. And mascara. And blush.

  16. says

    Last book I read was The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, at least it was the last book I finished. Been bad and jumping between books, haha. I need eyeshadow and lipstick and probably more mascara, lol.

  17. Sents Saver says

    I last read my sister’s new novel she is trying to get published! I would buy some Urban Decay products

  18. Jasmine says

    The last book I read was “I Wear the Black Hat” by Chuck Klosterman. I would get face products at Sephora.

  19. says

    Last book I read was “17 First Kisses” by Rachael Allen and I’d totally buy some new skin care stuff since mine is looking a bit rough from that nasty winter we had here.

  20. Melissa Erwin says

    Just Finished Brad Meltzers Decoded Book. That was a fun read. I would buy some Dr. Feelgood & some bronzer.

  21. Christine L. says

    I’m currently reading UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY, which is historical fiction telling the love story between Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (TREASURE ISLAND, THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE) and his American wife, Fanny. The book I most recently finished was an ARC of BEAUTIFUL ADDICTIONS, an NA novel by Season Vining. As to what I would purchase at Sephora … I always need more lip gloss, and right now I could use something to enhance my spindly excuse for eyelashes.

  22. rebeka deleon says

    The last thing I have read was Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. I would buy bareMinerals Broad Spectrum Multi-Tasking Face from Sephora.

  23. Robin says

    The last book I read was the game of thrones series! At Sephora I would purchase the new naked 3 palette!

  24. Valerie W says

    The last book I read was “Juicing for Life”. I would purchase some mascara, blush, and lipstick.

  25. Susan Smith says

    The last book I read was Inferno by Dan Brown. I would get a new lipstick with the Sephora GC

  26. Claire says

    The last book I read was The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan and I’d probably get the Naked 3 palette!

  27. Luna S says

    I am currently reading the Mortal Instruments series and can’t get enough of it. With the gift card I would get some new brushes and a brow kit.

  28. Seyma Shabbir says

    Last good book was between the devil and the dep blue sea. I will buy mascara and eyeliner!

  29. Gina M says

    The last book I read was The Help. If I won I would love to buy some Philosophy products from Sephora.

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  30. Michelle K. says

    I haven’t read a book in awhile and that was the Hunger Games, I would like to buy some new nail polishes

  31. 409cope says

    The last book I read was Chicken Soup for the Soul Just us Girls.
    I would pick up Caudalie gift pack.

  32. says

    The last book I read was Chris Hadfields auto biography. Not sure what I would get at SEphora, it would be a gift to my wife so Id let her decide!

  33. Talya says

    The last book I read was 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. I would get new mascara and better eyeliner at Sephora.

  34. amy stonger says

    I would get some new makeup brushes! I really need them. The most recent book I read was 50 shades of grey!

  35. Angela P. says

    The last book I read was the Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. If I win, I’m gonna get a fabulous new too faced or stila eyeshadow palette.

  36. Erin Ellis says

    The last book I read was “She’s Come Undone”, and I would buy some new Stilla shadows with my gift card. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

  37. Sadie Awesome says

    Last book I read was BROKEN by C J Lyons (so good, you guys. Try it out!). And I would buy SO MUCH NAIL POLISH (and probably like 3 different eyeliners).

  38. Natalie Aguilar says

    The last book i read was The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner. I would get lipsticks with the Sephora giftcard.

  39. yenny says

    The last book I read was The Art of Fielding. I would get foundation with the Sephora gift card.

  40. Leslie C says

    I just finished Carnival of Souls and I’d like to buy primer and gloss. I love Melissa de la Cruz and was so sad when the Blue Bloods series ended. I would love to win the book especially!

  41. jamie hamilton says

    The last book I read was called The Reindeer People. At Sephora I would purchase a new Beauty Balm.

  42. Ceinwyn R says

    I just finished the Divergent series and am reading “The Bees”. I would buy loads of mascara at Sephora, it’s my favorite makeup item and I love to try new types.

  43. Denise Klay says

    I would love to get the Immortal Lash 24 hour mascara for a start and the last book I read or actually still reading is Mating for Life by Marissa Stapley.

  44. Rhonda M. says

    I haven’t had a chance to read much lately but I last read the Downside Ghosts series. I think I would get eyeshadow at Sephora. Maybe some lipstick/lip gloss as well.

  45. Angela Ash says

    I can’t even remember what book I read last. I do a lot of online, magazine and newspaper reading. I would update my tools and brushes from Sephora.

  46. Peggy Rydzewski says

    The last book I read was the poisonwood tree and I would buy mascara with the gift card.

  47. Heather A says

    Last book I read was Lover at Last by J.R. Ward and I would get a mew day time moisturizer with sunscreen with a Sephora card.

  48. jules m. says

    i read mindy kaling’s book, it was very funny. I would buy some nars stuff!! new blush and eyeshadow

  49. Heather Voorhees says

    The last book I read was “Peeps” by Scott Westerfeld. I would use the gift card to buy some new makeup brushes.

  50. Stephanie LaPlante says

    The last book I read was The Davinci Code by Dan Brown. I would buy some new summer lip gloss with the Sephora card.

  51. Karrie Millheim says

    I am reading Game of Thrones right now. and i am loving it!!! I would get body wash and lipstick from sephora

  52. Michelle C says

    Since I’ve been in grad school, text books are the only books I read. I would buy nail polish and mascara. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  53. Jen L says

    I am currently reading the 11th No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency book by Alexander McCall Smith. If I won the $50 GC at Sephora I would spend it on funky eyeshadows.

  54. Brittney House says

    The last book ive read was nineteen minutes. And I would would get some new parfume.

  55. Karen T Gonyea says

    The last book I read was The Girl who kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson. And I would LOVE some new make-up :)

    ktgonyea at gmail dot com

  56. Kristy Thiel says

    The last book I read was “Divergent”. I loved it! I would buy some good moisturizer at Sephora. Email is kmclayman at yahoo dot com. Thanks for hosting!

  57. Nancy says

    I am currently reading The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.

    If I won, I’d give the Sephora gift card to our daughter and she’d choose what to purchase.

  58. Sarah Cool says

    The last book I read was the shining, I saw the movie recently and decided to read the book :)
    If I win I would buy Bumble and Bumble thickening hair spray, I’ve been wanting to try it for a couple months now.

  59. susan smoaks says

    right now i am reading children of paradise. if i won, i would get some mousse and mascara.

  60. amanda whitley says

    i cannot remember the last book i read since it has been a while. i would get me some pretty eyeshadow at sephora

  61. Samantha Daleo says

    The last book I read was the Twilight books with my daughter. If I won a Sephora GC I would get a bottle of Escape as it drives my husband crazy.

  62. Tonya (Taj Kingston) says

    The last book I read was “East of Eden.” With the gift card I would get some Dior lip gloss!

  63. Beverly Metcalf says

    I just got done reading The Storied Life Of A.J. Fikry and it was a very good book. If I won the gift certificate I would get some new lipstick. Thanks for having this contest.

  64. BlackAsphodel says

    Power Exchange by AJ Rose.
    I’d buy a moisturizer.

    My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

  65. AEKZ2 says

    I’m currently reading Inferno. I’d like to buy some moisturizer with spf.
    annettekz2 AT yahoo DOT com

  66. Bryan E. says

    Thanks for the giveaway… would pick up Jack Black Beard Lube Conditioning Shave @ Sephora; just finished reading Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt