Monday, June 13, 2016

Giveaway - To Be A Queen by Annie Whitehead

June 12th is the anniversary of the death of Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians, and June 19th marks 1100 years since her attack on the fort on Llangorse Lake. So all of this week, Annie Whitehead is running a giveaway of her novel of Aethelflaed's life, To Be A Queen:

One family, two kingdoms, one common enemy ... 
This is the true story of Aethelflaed, the ‘Lady of the Mercians’, daughter of Alfred the Great. She was the only female leader of an Anglo-Saxon kingdom. 
Born into the royal house of Wessex at the height of the Viking wars, she is sent to her aunt in Mercia as a foster-child, only to return home when the Vikings overrun Mercia. In Wessex, she witnesses another Viking attack and this compounds her fear of the enemy. 
She falls in love with a Mercian lord but is heartbroken to be given as bride to the ruler of Mercia to seal the alliance between the two Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. 
She must learn to subjugate her feelings for her first love, overcome her indifference to her husband and win the hearts of the Mercians who despise her as a foreigner and twice make an attempt on her life. 
When her husband falls ill and is incapacitated, she has to learn to rule and lead an army in his stead. Eventually she must fight to save her adopted Mercia from the Vikings and, ultimately, her own brother. To Be A Queen was Long-listed for HNSIndie Book of the Year 2016 and has been awarded an indie BRAG Gold Medallion.

Annie is giving away one signed paperback copy. To enter the draw, leave a comment below and don't forget to include your contact details. (Draw open internationally. Closes at midnight June 19th Central Pacific time)

22 comments:

  1. Would love to win this book! It looks like an amazing read. Thank you for the chance. jman1885@yahoo.com

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  3. Hi Annie! I would also like to win To Be A Queen! Aethelfaed's story looks fascinating! Thanks you :)
    Lynn F- sheppdog@telus.net

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  4. Count me in!elaine (at) empowell (dot) com.

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  5. I would love to win - I have never hear of Aethelfaed story and I think it would be amazing!

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  6. Sounds like a book I would love, have been getting all my books from England, just love all the authors, just starting reading Rachel
    Hore's books, love them. I am in California, hard to find these books here.

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  7. This sounds wonderful. Thank you!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  8. I would love to win and would treasure a signed copy of To Be A Queen.
    Thank you Annie for the chance!
    My email is: gollygilly@gmail.com
    Carole Freeman 🤗

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  9. I've been really getting into historical fiction about the Saxons, especially loving reading about the women of the time, such strong women. Would love to win this copy and read the voice of Aethelflaed resonate from the pages and brought to life.

    poppycoburn@gmail.com
    www.poppycoburn.com

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  11. Sounds like an amazing read! Would love to win! My email address is : mrsjilliangrey@gmail.com Thanks Annie

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  12. What a marvellous read. Thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  13. Very interesting! I'd love to read it. Count me in! lauren at heyerwood dot com

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  14. I love the cover of this book! I´d love to read this one too- the book sounds interesting!
    minuhno@gmail.com

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  15. Have often looked down on Llangorse lake from the top of the Sugarloaf. Would like to know more about its history. jamesburke.confidentialagent@gmail.com

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    1. Keep an eye out - on Sat 18th there will be a blog piece here, all about the attack on Llangorse

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  16. This would be a fascinating introduction to this period of history for me. Would love to win this! Thank you for the opportunity to try. ljr.larson@gmail.com

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  17. Count me in! You can PM me via FB.

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    1. Well, what a pleasant discovery this is! I've stumbled upon your blog just at the right time. Include me in the give-away "lottery." Now, as I have some time on my hands today, I will explore your blog, looking to find ideas for my growing reading list at Solitary Praxis.
      http://solitarypraxis.blogspot.com/
      All the best from the U.S. Gulf coast . . .
      Tim

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    2. Postscript:
      POC is rdavis4653@gmail.com
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      Tim

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  18. Would love to win your book. I thoroughly enjoyed your FB post about her history and that has whetted my appetite for your book. Thank you in advance. debracadabra1 at gmail dot com.

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  19. I would love to win this fabulous book

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