August 9, 2011

New Release and Giveaway!

To jumpstart the blog again (after my two week absence...sorry!) I am hosting a giveaway. Today (Aug. 9th) is the official release date for Sandra Byrd's latest novel To Die For. The author has kindly offered you the chance to win a copy of her book, as well as a pair of Amethyst and Pearl Drop Earrings from The Everything Tudor Store!
"To Die For, is the story of Meg Wyatt, pledged forever as the best friend to Anne Boleyn since their childhoods on neighboring manors in Kent. When Anne's star begins to ascend, of course she takes her best friend Meg along for the ride. Life in the court of Henry VIII is thrilling at first, but as Anne's favor rises and falls, so does Meg's. And though she's pledged her loyalty to Anne no matter what the test, Meg just might lose her greatest love—and her own life—because of it.

Meg's childhood flirtation with a boy on a neighboring estate turns to true love early on. When he is called to follow the Lord and be a priest she turns her back on both the man and his God. Slowly, though, both woo her back through the heady times of the English reformation. In the midst of it, Meg finds her place in history, her own calling to the Lord that she must follow, too, with consequences of her own. Each character in the book is tested to figure out what love really means, and what, in this life, is worth dying for.

Though much of Meg's story is fictionalized, it is drawn from known facts. The Wyatt family and the Boleyn family were neighbors and friends, and perhaps even distant cousins. Meg's brother, Thomas Wyatt, wooed Anne Boleyn and ultimately came very close to the axe blade for it. Two Wyatt sisters attended Anne at her death, and at her death, she gave one of them her jeweled prayer book—Meg."
I will be posting a review for this novel a little later this week, so keep a look out!

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment here. If you are a follower here on blogspot, on twitter, or on facebook, make sure to mention this in your post. Each one you are follower on equals how many times your name will be entered into the drawing, thus increasing your chances to win. If you are not a follower on one or any of these, become one, mention it, and you will be entered that many times. However, just leaving a comment here will get you one entry.

All entries must be in by midnight (eastern time) Monday, August. 15th. The winner will be announced on Tues. August 16th.

I hope this isn't too confusing! If you have any questions feel free to ask! Good luck!


  1. I am so excited to read this book! I LOVE the Tudors and this has been on my wishlist since I saw it on Amazon a while back. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  2. I love anything Tudor and will have to buy this book whether I win or not! Amethyst is my birth stone so would soooooo love those ear-rings!I am a Facebook fan and Twitter follower.

  3. Giveaway! im a fan on facebook......yay tudors

  4. Would love to win this. I have read most of the Tudor fiction books in my library and I'm looking for more. Can not get enough. They earring are also every lovely would look good with one of my costumes. Also posted on FB and Twitter.

  5. We love the Tudor's we follow you on facebook and here. the family would love this as part of our library.
    Thanks for a chance
    Grams of 20

  6. Your book sounds like it is going to be very interesting! Can't wait to read it whether i win or not :)

  7. Please put me down as entered!

  8. Love reading books on this subject!

  9. This book sounds very interesting. I love any book/movie/etc to do with the Tudors. I've been hooked on Tudor England since I was around 12. I have been to England several times since and I just love going to the historical sites and just imagine what it would have been like living in the Tudor era. It's a fascinating time in history.


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