Saturday, January 15, 2011


I have our official giveaway for A Winter's Respite Read-A-Thon.  Historical author, Christy English, has generously donated two SIGNED copies of her excellent Eleanor of Aquitaine novel, The Queen's Pawn!'s international! All you have to do to be entered is to sign in at the starting line (I will have the sign in linky up on Sunday evening) and participate in the read-a-thon.  Now remember, this is a flexible read-a-thon so you don't have to sign in on Monday at can sign in at whatever point during the week that you start reading for the read-a-thon.  Just so I know that everyone participated, I will have a linky for wrap up posts so I can track participation (no matter how much or little time was spent reading).  So...have I confused anyone yet?  Basically, I'm just saying sign in whenever you start.  If you can't start until Wednesday, sign in then and so on and so forth.  Then, at the end of the read-a-thon, link up your wrap up post.  Easy peasy! I have decided not to do a mini-challenge because I want the focus to be on the reading.  I will still be checking in on Twitter though (#readathon).  However, if any of you participants want to do a mini-challenge, by all means go ahead.  Just be sure to let me know so I can help get the word out.
Now, here is some info about The Queen's Pawn and the author, Christy English:

Princess Alais of France travels to England to marry Richard the Lionhearted, the son of King Henry II, armed only with her dowry, the valuable Vexin. When Alais arrives in the land of her father’s enemies, she is welcomed by the beautiful and powerful queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor, the richest and most influential woman in Europe, sees a kindred soul in the young French princess. Intrigued by the girl’s strength and fire, Eleanor adopts Alais as her protégée, teaching the girl what it takes to be a woman of power in a world of men. But Eleanor and Alais’ love for each other is threatened when the capricious and imperious King Henry meets the lovely young princess. Fascination with the king draws Alais deep into political intrigue, and she soon discovers what Eleanor is prepared to do to retain her position as queen. Alais, the one-time pawn, takes ruthless action of her own, as the two women become rivals both for the king’s love and the throne of England itself. (from Goodreads)

Read my review at this POST.

About Christy English:

When I am not writing about Eleanor of Aquitaine, Alais of France, and the Plantagenets of the 12th Century, I am driving across the Southeast, talking about them to whoever will listen. Join me on my continuing adventures at  (from Goodreads)

Thanks so much to Christy for being SO generous!

Less than 48 hours to go...are you ready to get your read on?!

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