Monday, September 5, 2016

Giveaway - Volumes 1 & 2 of Sandra Vasoli's Je Anne Boleyn Series

by Sandra Vasoli

From Monday September 4th 2016 to Sunday 11th September 2016 Sandra is offering one paperback copy of each of her novels in the Je Anne Boleyn series:

Struck with the Dart of Love
In a love letter to Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII wrote: “It is absolutely necessary for me to obtain this answer, having been for above a whole year stricken with the dart of love, and not yet sure whether I shall fail of finding a place in your heart and affection…”, but did Anne ever feel that way about the King?

Tradition tells us that Henry pursued Anne for his mistress and that she resisted, scheming to get the crown and bewitching him with her unattainable allure. Nothing could be further from the truth.

One cold, misty grey day while hunting, Henry and Anne come face to face. It is an encounter that changes everything as Anne, too, is struck by the dart of love. He is powerful and graceful, elegant and witty, and in the King, she finds a passionate consort. But he is married – and the path to their union is fraught with hazard. Only the greatest of commitments will allow them to persevere until they might hope to be together.

Truth Endures
On 1st June 1533, the ancient, traditional rituals of coronation are carried out, and Anne Boleyn emerges as Queen Anne Boleyn, a queen destined to rule alongside her husband, King Henry VIII of England.

It's the culmination of everything the couple have worked for and the reward for their perseverance. And Anne is pregnant. They fervently believe that she is carrying Henry's longed-for son and heir. The entire world lies at Anne's feet.

But being queen is not easy. Anne is determined to be a loving mother, devoted wife, enlightened spiritual reformer, and a wise, benevolent queen. But others are hoping and praying for her failure. Her status and very life become precarious as people spread downright lies to advance their objectives.


But the truth will endure. This story is Anne's truth.

For a chance to win, leave a comment below. Don't forget to leave your contact details!
Draw will close midnight on Sunday (Pacific Daylight Time)

20 comments:

  1. Ive never really got properly into this period of our history. Maybe reading these may help?

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  2. Tudor England does fascinate.


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  3. Tudor historical fiction is one of my favourite genres! These books sound wonderful, and especially good to read over the autumn/winter period - I'd love the chance to win! Thank you :)
    Email: sarahcherylb1[at]gmail[dot]com

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  4. One of my favourite periods in history, would love to read these

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  5. Love the Tudor period. I would love to read these books. I had not seen these before! With all of the historical fiction now that is either WWI or WWII, It is refreshing to see my favorite historical fiction genre! Thanks!

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  6. Love anything Tudor; happy to see new fiction.

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  7. I havetwo shelves of histories on Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I, but only a few fine novels. There's room on my fiction shelf.

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  8. Oh, how lovely it would be to have my mind changed about Henry and Anne. They are my favourite people of the Tudor era.
    It would be super to win.

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  9. Thank you for this fascinating article. What an honor for you to be able to access such rare and important original historical documents. There is much truth to be learned by reading between the lines of recorded history.

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  10. Such a fascinating period in British history!

    Carole_johnson@att.net

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  11. I was amazed to read of the depth of your research. Very few who write Anne Boleyn come close. So much comes from seventeenth century sources. To go all the way to Rome and acquire access to the love letters is an indication of true dedication. I would love the book. carol_mcgrath@hotmail.com

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  12. I would love to read these! Tudor history has been a special interest of mine for almost 20 years!

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  13. How wonderful to see these documents first hand!

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  14. Anne may not have loved Henry at first, given that her sister Mary had been cast aside and her betrothal to Henry Percy stopped in its tracks, all due to Henry's interest in her. I think she may have started out rejecting him out of spite, but grew to love him. He was intelligent, witty, charming, romantic, dangerous and powerful. Almost the epitome of "the bad boy" our mothers warned us about.
    How sad that Anne became so hated when she wanted to do good for the people. It's not surprising. Catherine was much beloved and change is often hard. In modern perspective-think of the triangle of Diana/Charles/Camilla. There are some who will never accept Camilla for the wrongs they perceive were done to Diana. At least Camilla is not pressured to provide offspring, and she'll never lose her head!
    Margaret Ward
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  15. Great article! I look forward to learning more from Sandra.

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  16. I am so jealous of your chance to examine the documents in person!! I have always loved this period in history. Then, after I was married, a relative of my hubby said "I can't prove it yet, but I think we may be related to Henry VIII." Wow! Anyway, I would love to read these books written by a person who has done so much research.
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  17. Your heart must have skipped a beat as you were handed Henry's love letters. Oh, that Anne's replies are ever found! Thank you for the chance.

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  18. I would love to win! Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  19. These books sound so interesting! Sandra has put so much time and research into their love and relationship! I can't imagine how it felt to see the words they wrote to eachother in their own hand. No matter what you can tell they were really inove with eachother. I hope in the future it is proven if he really felt bad for what he had done to Anne!
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  20. My favorite period of English history.
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