Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Now Available The Queen's Pleasure by Brandy Purdy


When young Robert Dudley, an earl’s son, meets squire’s daughter Amy Robsart, it is love at first sight. They marry despite parental misgivings, but their passion quickly fades, and the ambitious Dudley returns to court.

Swept up in the turmoil of Tudor politics, Dudley is imprisoned in the Tower. Also a prisoner is Dudley’s childhood playmate, the princess Elizabeth. In the shadow of the axe, their passion ignites. When Elizabeth becomes queen, rumors rage that Dudley means to free himself of Amy in order to wed her. And when Amy is found dead in unlikely circumstances, suspicion falls on Dudley—and the Queen…

Still hotly debated amongst scholars—was Amy’s death an accident, suicide, or murder?—the fascinating subject matter makes for an enthralling read for fans of historical fiction.

Please note this book is published in the UK as A COURT AFFAIR by Emily Purdy.

Friday, June 8, 2012

A Wonderful Review of The Queen's Pleasure by Brandy Purdy (A Court Affair by Emily Purdy)

Michelle at The True Book Addict has written a wonderful review of The Queen's Pleasure, you can read it at  http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com/2012/06/book-tour-giveway-review-queens.html and also enter for a chance to win a signed copy of the book. Thanks so much, Michelle, for being a part of the Virtual Book Tour and I'm so glad you liked my depiction of Amy Robsart Dudley.

Quote: To many, Amy may seem a bit too downtrodden, but I saw more.  Purdy has given Amy Robsart life...has given us more than just a woman who was Dudley's wife and who died a suspicious death.  We now see that Amy was once a living, breathing person who loved and believed in her husband and ended up betrayed in the end.  How many women have been led to believe in a dream, only to be tragically disappointed in the end?  Amy speaks for all of those women throughout history.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

And The Winner Is...

Congratulations Patty! Tabby is packing up your copy of The Queen's Pleasure. Thanks to everyone who entered.