Saturday, April 10, 2010

Giveaway!!! The Queen's Pawn by Christy English

I have a brand new copy of The Queen's Pawn by Christy English available for one lucky winner! This is a gratifying debut novel that will give you a look into the world of Eleanor of Aquitaine and the intrigue of medieval England. 

Synopsis: (From the Publisher)
A historical novel of the legendary Eleanor of Aquitaine and the one person she loved more than power-her rival for the throne.

At only nine, Princess Alais of France is sent to live in England until she is of age to wed Prince Richard, son of King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Alais is an innocent pawn on the chessboard of dynastic marriage, her betrothal intended to broker an uneasy truce between the nations.

Estranged from her husband, Eleanor sees a kindred spirit in this determined young girl. She embraces Alais as a daughter, teaching the princess what it takes to be a woman of power in a world of men. But as Alais grows to maturity and develops ambitions of her own, Eleanor begins to see her as a threat-and their love for each other becomes overshadowed by their bitter rivalry, dark betrayals, conflicting passions, and a battle for revenge over the throne of England itself.

Giveaway Guidelines:

~10 possible entries~
  • +1 entry for posting a comment and leaving your e-mail. (no e-mail = no entry) 
  • +5 entries for becoming a Follower, or already being a Follower. 
  • + 3 entries for posting about this giveaway on your blog or adding a link for it on your sidebar. (please post link with your comment) 
  • + 1 entry for tweeting about this giveaway. (please post link with your comment) 

~Please post all your entries in one comment, thanks :)
~This auction will be open to USA residents only.
~Ends May 10th ~

Good Luck everyone!!!


Priya Parmar said...

that is an interesting take on alais. she is so often portrayed as a pure pawn without ambitions of her own. sound great!

Allison said...

+5 I'm a follower
+1 allison.d.mason AT gmail DOT com

I agree that this looks very interesting, most royalty novels are about Marie Antoinette, about time someone else is featured :)

Amy said...

This one is on my Wish List! I'd love to win a copy. Thanks so much!

+5 Follower

Anonymous said...

+1 Sounds great, thanks for the chance to win.

+5 I am a follower

Joanne said...

Looks like a great book - please enter me, and thanks!
+1 joannemccabe9(at)cox(dot)net
+5 I am already a follower.

Dr J said...

Eleanor of Acqitaine is one of my favorite historical figures -- a very determined woman who makes her mark on history in spite of the powerful and spiteful men who shape her life. So glad to see this book coming out -- powerful women both then and now need to be a part of our reading. Thanks for making this available . . . Dr. J . .

brokenteepee said...

I would love this book
thank you
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I am a follower +5
I have put the giveaway on my sidebar at +3

thank you

Mystica said...

I would love to be entered for this giveaway.

I am a follower + 5


Shannon said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I'm a follower! =)

Kate the Book Buff said...

+5, im a follower, and I would LOVE to read this book, I am an Eleanor of Aquitaine fanatic!

angie said...

This book sounds great!
+5 I am a follower
+1 I tweeted
email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

Ashley said...

I would love to read this.

Anonymous said...

I love historical novels. I need a good book to read.

Bookish in a Box said...

I love historical fiction of that era.

whatinabox at gmail dot com

+1 Comment
+5 Follower
+3 Post:
+1 Tweet:

Lynn Irwin Stewart said...

I would love to be entered -- thanks for the opportunity! I'm a follower.

Stephanie Thornton said...

+1 Comment
+5 Follower

This one looks great- I do love that cover!

thorntonstephanie at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

i would enjoy reading this book...thanks for the opportunity :)

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Diane said...

I just signed up to be your follower. Thanks for the opportunity, it sounds great! :O)

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Carol M said...

+1 I'd like to read this! Please enter me!

+5 I am an old follower.

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Jenny Girl said...

Yes please! jennygirl73(AT)gmail(DOT)com
+1 comment and email
+5 I follow (I always think of the U2 song, I will follow)

Benita said...

Look terrific and I'd love to read it.

+1 bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com
+5 I'm a follower via GFC.

Misusedinnocence said...

+1) I would love to read this, please enter me.
+5) I follow on gfc/blogger.

Bombtastic Belle said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance!

Luvdaylilies said...

+1 Sounds like a great read, please count me in!
+5 I am a follower=)
+1 I tweeted!
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Marie (MUM) said...

I think I'd really enjoy this book. Please count me in. :D

+1 comment
+5 follower


Anonymous said...

I really enjoy fiction about medieval England. And a new author? Worth a try!

* +1 entry for posting a comment and leaving your e-mail. (done)

* +5 entries for becoming a Follower, or already being a Follower. (done)

* + 3 entries for posting about this giveaway on your blog or adding a link for it on your sidebar.
(posted link:

* + 1 entry for tweeting about this giveaway. (posted link: )

Administrator said...

+1,Please enter me.
+3, I blogged here,
+5, I'm a follower.

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Becki said...

+1 rebecca(at)motherhoodmiracle(dot)com

+5 New Follower (why wasn't I following before?)

+3 On my Blog

+1 Tweeted and also (more visibly) Footed

Thanks! I've been wanting to read this one!

Sarah Joyce said...

+1 Sarah.j.andrus at
+5, I'm now a follower!

Chelle said...

+1 chellebcool(at)hotmail(dot)com
+5 new follower
= 6 entries. Thanks!

heatherzilla said...

* +1 Sounds like a great book. Please include me in the giveaway. heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com
* +5 entries for becoming a Follower
* + 1 entry for tweeting

Unknown said...

I love to read novel's set in the medieval period. Please count me in. Thank you for having the giveaway.

debraldufek AT hotmail DOT com

Unknown said...

I love historical fiction and the 1200's are my favorite time period. I have never read any books that have included Alais. I'm very interested in reading this book.

Aimee said...

I would love to read this book. Please count me in. Thanks!
+5 follower
+1 tweet


4everQueen said...

I so much want to read The Queen's Pawn, please count me in for this giveaway, thanks!

+1 nunezbella at hotmail dotcom

+5 I'm already a follower

+3 I have blogged about it -

Carole Spring said...

+1 entry: Eleanor of Aquitaine was such an interesting historical figure. "The Queen's Pawn' sounds like it will be a great read about her relationship with Princess Alais of France. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks for the chance!


+5 entries: I became a follower via GFC

+1 entry: I tweeted about the giveaway:

Carol W. said...

I remember being intrigued by Eleanor of Aquitaine during history class. Please enter me in the giveaway.

+1 comment
+5 follower


Cindy said...

Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.
Love historical fiction, this book looks really good.
I'm a GFC follower - Cindy Macbeth

cindymacbeth at gmail dot com