ALYSSA PALOMBO is the author of The Violinist of Venice, The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence, and The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel. She is a graduate of Canisius College with degrees in English and creative writing, respectively. A passionate music lover, she is a classically trained musician as well as a big fan of heavy metal. When not writing, she can be found reading, hanging out with her friends (and her dog!), or traveling. She lives in Buffalo, New York, where she is always at work on a new novel.
... a feast of deception, treachery, greed, and lust. Palombo's excellent tale of family infighting, jockeying for power, and exploiting the church to attain personal wealth and power will keep readers enthralled long into the night. Who needs sleep, anyway? - Library Journal, STARRED review [A] vivacious tale of power and love set in 1492... Excavating the personal relationships and petty disagreements that fueled Pope Alexander VI's controversial reign, Palombo's enticing tale will please fans of Sharon Kay Penman. - Publishers Weekly Readers looking for an immersive, light, romantic read will enjoy this book. - Booklist Under Palombo's skillful hand, the entangled world of the Borgias comes vividly to life, exposing the dark facets of class structure and the all-consuming greed that comes with ambition--and love. I was utterly engrossed from page one. A colorful and suspenseful novel, The Borgia Confessions is packed with complex characters and political intrigue, and will leave readers hungry for more. - Heather Webb, internationally bestselling author of Last Christmas in Paris and Meet Me in Monaco Palombo has crafted a sweeping and surprisingly sympathetic portrait of Cesare Borgia, one of history's most notorious bad boys, and the world surrounding him. [A] dark Renaissance parable about the intertwining of lust and power. If you're as fascinated with all things Borgia as I am, you won't want to miss this one! - Kris Waldherr, author of The Lost History of Dreams and Bad Princess Handsome. Intriguing. Dangerous. Seductive. [This] is everything you want in a book--it's a romance, a page-turner, and a ride deep into the sumptuous and tumultuous time of Renaissance Italy. - Crystal King, author of The Chef's Secret Alyssa Palombo's deft and delicate prose makes a gorgeous contrast against the visceral and cutthroat world of the Borgias. Dark and decadent, The Borgia Confessions is mesmerizing from start to finish. - Meghan Masterson, author of The Wardrobe Mistress