Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Giveaway: The Queen's Pawn by Christy English

This is turning out to be quite a year for new historical fiction authors! The Queen's Pawn is Christy English's first book (her second will be out in April of 2011...check out her website). Would you like to win a copy? I thought you might!

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.

-Synopsis courtesy of the publisher

I have one copy of The Queen's Pawn to give away. For one entry, just leave me a comment here. If you would like extra entries there are instructions below. Giveaway open through midnight eastern time on April 22nd. The winner will be drawn at random and must have a US mailing address. Many thanks to Kaitlyn at Penguin for sponsoring this giveaway!

+2 Follow this blog any way you choose (Google, Feedburner, etc) and leave a comment...if you already do, include that in your comment
+2 Tweet or blog this giveaway and leave me a comment to let me know that you did

Good luck everyone, thank you for visiting and entering!


tetewa said...

I'd like to be included, count me in!

Anonymous said...

Sounds good! Please include me =) I'm also a follower as well. Thanks! lpmccann (at)

rubynreba said...

Please enter me for this. Sounds like a very good book.

I am a follower on google.


Stacey said...

I'd like to enter for this. I follow at google reader.

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brokenteepee said...

Please enter me
thank you
I follow +2
I tweeted +2
It's on my sidebar at

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Sue said...

Looks good! I'd love a chance. Thanks for the giveaway.

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I ♥ Book Gossip said...

+1 Please count me in.

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Benita said...

Thanks so much for the possibility.

+2 Follower via GFC/Email subscriber.


clenna said...

I love historical fiction. This book sounds great.

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clenna said...

I'm already a follower via Google

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clenna said...

I already subscribe via email

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clenna said...

I subscribe via feedburner.

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Beth said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Carol W. said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.


Carol W. said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect #1.


Carol W. said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect #2.


Rachel said...

I follow you on my Google Reader! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sandy Jay said...

I love historical romance. Please enter me in the contest.

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Sandy Jay said...

I follow with Google Reader.

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enyl said...

Historical fiction involving historical figures, it doesn't ge any better than that.

GFC follower.

nfmgirl said...

I'd love a shot at this. Please count me in.

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nfmgirl said...

I follow

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Linda said...

Eleanor of Aquaitane is a favorite historical character. I'd love to read this novel. Thanks for the giveaway.

I follow through Google Reader.


Library Cat said...

Sounds like another good one. I would like to be included. I have you listed on my blog roll - not sure if that counts as following! dfluharty at uwf dot com.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

This is one of those books that's making me give my TBR mountain ranges the evil eye. Since the books aren't responding to my evil eye, there's no need to enter me (sigh).

I'm dropping in, then, to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me for this one, either (oh, you're killing me!). I've got to be content posting about it at Win a Book and sharing my book envy with the world...

Thanks for the e-mail! This is actually more fun and less whiny than it may be coming across.

holdenj said...

Haven't read too much about Eleanor, it looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

+2 I'm a google friend connect follower.


Zibilee said...

I would love a chance to win this book. Thanks for hosting this great contest!


Caroline said...

This looks like a good read.

Aik said...

I’d love to enter this awesome contest! Thanks!

+2 Follower

+2 Tweeting this contest

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Anonymous said...

would enjoy this book...thanks for the chance to read it :)

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Debbie's World of Books said...

I would love to win this!
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+2 I follow in Google Reader
+2 I posted a link to the giveaway here:

angie said...

This book sounds great! I would love to win!
I follow your blog through google friend and email.
I tweeted
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Carol M said...

This sounds good! Please enter me!
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Carol M said...

I already follow via GFC/Email subscriber.
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Kelly said...

I can't wait to get this book, it looks great!!!

Ashley said...

I would love to win this!

nel said...

I love Historical Romance books... Thank you for a great review and giveaway

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nel said...

i am a new follower on GFC via A Sea of Books blog

nel said...

i am a new follower on GFC via A Sea of Books blog


nel said...

tweet 4/12


nel said...

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Libby said...

I can't wait to read this book!
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Mom of 5 Boys said...

Oh yes, I definitely want to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

+2 I follow on igoogle

Anita Yancey said...

This book sounds interesting. I really enjoy reading historical fiction. Please enter me. Thanks!

+2 Follow on Google Friend/Subscribe via email.


CLM said...

This sounds great! I wonder if anyone but me started reading about Eleanor of Aquitaine as a child in A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver?

mrsshukra said...

Please count me in!

+2 Google follower!


Beth F said...

Me!!! I would love a copy of this. I follow you (just try to hide!).

BFish dot Reads at gmail dot com

Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to be entered, thanks!

+2, I follow on gfc/blogger.

Administrator said...

+2, I'm a new Google follower.
+2, I blogged here,

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Bombtastic Belle said...

sounds like a great book thanks for the chance

Karin said...

Would love to be entered...thank you!

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Unknown said...

Found your site on Just Contest Stuff I love historical fiction and no one write's it anymore. Would love to win this book

Aimee said...

I would love to win a copy of this book; I've been in the mood lately for Historical Fiction. Please accept my entry.
+2 Google Friend Connect follower
+2 tweeted


Esme said...

I would love to win this-I follow


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Anonymous said...

I'd like to win this. thanks
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Sarah E said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

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Sarah E

Sarah E said...

I follow via Google Reader. #1

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Sarah E

Sarah E said...

I follow via Google Reader. #2

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Sarah E

Sarah E said...

I tweeted: #1

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Sarah E

Sarah E said...

I tweeted: #2

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Sarah E

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