Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The Queen's Secret: Giveaway

The paperback edition will be published on September 27th 2012

Roll up, roll up! The paperback edition of my Tudor novel The Queen's Secret goes on sale in the UK this coming Thursday - yes, the same day as a certain JK Rowling's new book - so I thought it might be nice to have a few giveaways this week. I'm going to start with a giveaway of the paperback of The Queen's Secret, but I do have some other books to give away later.

So if you'd like to win a signed copy of The Queen's Secret in paperback, just leave a comment below. Three copies of TQS will be up for grabs over the next few weeks, but I'll just start with one copy for this week. It's open to anywhere in the world, not just the UK, and my trusty husband will randomly select a winner for the free paperback on Friday 28th September.

Please remember to check back though if you don't leave a blog or Twitter name where I can contact you - in case you've won and I don't know where to send the book.

 Desire and power collide in the court of Elizabeth I
Warwickshire, 1575
Pomp, fanfare and a wealth of lavish festivities await Elizabeth I at Kenilworth Castle. Organised by the Earl of Leicester, he knows this celebration is his last chance to persuade the Queen to marry him. But, a fickle man, he is unable to resist the seductive wiles of Lettice Knollys. Enraged by the couple's growing intimacy, Elizabeth employs a young black singer and court entertainer to keep a watch on them. Brought up by a spy, Lucy's observational skills are sharper than anyone at the castle realises, and she soon uncovers far more than she bargained for: Someone at Kenilworth is plotting to kill the queen.
Can the knowledge Lucy is gaining prevent the death of the monarch? Or has it put Lucy in mortal danger instead?


  1. love this era of history. pick me pick me pick me :-)

  2. Always love finding a new Tudor writer! Looks intriguing!

  3. Would so like to win a copy :)

  4. Fantastic start. Hoping to get lots more lovely comments like these. Please tell your friends! Vx

  5. Ooooo! I would love to win a copy, thank you for the giveaway!
    (Twitter is: @ReviewDiaries)

  6. Have the book in hard back and read it right away but would love a paperback! As you can tell by my twitter name @ tudor_geek I am very keen on this historical period and Lucy is a wonderfully unique heroine : )

  7. I'll read your book before JK! Pick me!
    Twitter: gerigibbons

  8. Oh, this is right up my alley! I pretty much only read historical fiction if it's set in Tudor times. Thanks so much for this giveaway (and for opening up internationally!)

    Twitter: @kitchenfrolic

  9. Good luck with your book launch. Will JKR be competition? Nah....

    Gayle / S.C.Mema

    scmema at yahoo dot come

  10. This story sounds like a terrific adventure, and a way to use the Kenilworth events as something more than background color. (I love a good party!) Looking forward to it.

  11. I would love to win this book. Sounds awesome!!

  12. I have always been fascinated by Elisabeth I. This certainly sounds like a fabulous tale to keep the reader on their edge of their seat. I am looking forward to reading it.

  13. Have just recently 'got into' more historical books - would love to win a copy.
    Good luck with the launch

  14. My favorite era in history. Actually I am a avid Anne Boleyn reader. Anything about her is on my bookshelves. I am delighted for you! Good luck with the launch. Even if I don't win a copy....a copy will find its way to my door. Good Luck!!!

  15. I absolutely want to read this book, hope I get the chance!


  16. Many thanks for all these comments. I'm thrilled to have such a large number to put into the Randomizer.

    Keep them coming though. My husband will randomly select the winner tomorrow afternoon, and I will let you know as soon as I know myself. I'm on the road all day tomorrow - travelling to the HNS Conference in London - so there may be a slight delay before the winner is announced. But do please check back over the weekend to find out if you've won!

    Good luck! Vx

  17. Rosy Mercer won this free copy of The Queen's Secret. Many thanks to everyone who entered!

    I've done a quick post on the winning of the giveaway further up the blog. Meanwhile, there'll be another giveaway in a few days, when I get back from my travels. Watch this space!


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