Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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Please join Barbara Kyle as she tours virtually for the release of the fifth book in her Thornleigh series, Blood Between Queens, from April 29 – May 17.
Following her perilous fall from a throne she’d scarcely owned to begin with, Mary, Queen of Scots, has fled to England, hoping her cousin, Queen Elizabeth, will grant her asylum. But now Mary has her sights on the English crown, and Elizabeth enlists her most trusted subjects to protect it.
Justine Thornleigh is delighting in the thrill of Queen Elizabeth’s visit to her family’s estate when the festivities are cut short by Mary’s arrival. To Justine’s surprise, the Thornleighs appoint her to serve as a spy in Mary’s court. But bearing the guise of a lady-in-waiting is not Justine’s only secret. The weight of her task is doubled by fears of revealing to her fiancé that she is in truth the daughter of his family’s greatest rival. Duty-bound, Justine must sacrifice love as she navigates a deadly labyrinth of betrayal that could lead to the end of Elizabeth’s fledgling reign…
Compelling and inventive, Blood Between Queens artfully blends history’s most intriguing figures with unforgettable characters, bringing to dazzling life the fascinating Tudor era.
Praise for Barbara Kyle
“Kyle illuminates the world of queens Mary and Elizabeth, exploring their rivalry from its beginning through the eyes of a young woman torn between loyalty to her queen and a growing friendship with the enemy. Well-drawn characters and real-life events merging with fiction vibrantly bring history to life in an exciting, accessible way. Kyle knows what historical fiction readers crave.” RT Book Reviews
“Blood Between Queens is part of a sweeping saga yet it gifts the reader with an intimate look into the minds and hearts of the royal and great of Elizabeth’s England. I felt carried away to Tudor times, caught up in the emotions and deep decisions we all must make. Blood Between Queens is a beautifully written and compelling novel. Again, Barbara Kyle reigns!” New York Times bestselling author, Karen Harper, author of The Queen’s Governess
“Blood Between Queens is a masterful commingling of fact and fiction, effortlessly transporting readers to the perils and passions of Tudor England. Gaspworthy treachery and the poignant sweetness of steadfast love make this a book of quickly and eagerly turned pages. Justine Thornleigh is a heroine to root for and to love.” Sandra Byrd, best-selling author of Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I
“An all-action thriller, bringing to life the passion and perils of the Tudor period.” Lancashire Evening Post on The King’s Daughter
“Riveting…adventurous…superb!” The Historical Novels Review on The Queen’s Gamble
“A complex and fast-paced plot mixing history with vibrant characters” Publishers Weekly on The King’s Daughter
“An exciting tale of the intrigue and political manoeuvring in the Tudor court.” Booklist on The Queen’s Captive
“Boldly strides into Philippa Gregory territory…sweeping, gritty and realistic.” The Historical Novels Review on The Queen’s Lady
“Bursts with energy…a smart and original historical thriller.” Historian Mathew Lyons, author of The Favorite, on The Queen’s Lady
Barbara Kyle is the author of the acclaimed Tudor-era “Thornleigh” novels Blood Between Queens, The Queen’s Gamble, The Queen’s Captive, The King’s Daughter and The Queen’s Lady which follow a rising middle-class family through three tumultuous Tudor reigns. She also writes contemporary thrillers. Over 400,000 copies of her books have been sold in seven countries. In July 2013 Barbara will be a speaker at Ontario’s world-renowned Stratford Festival with her talk “Elizabeth and Mary, Rival Queens: A Study of Leadership Lost and Won” about the cousin-queens Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots featured in Blood Between Queens.
Barbara has taught writers at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and is known for her dynamic workshops for many writers organizations and conferences. Before becoming an author Barbara enjoyed a twenty-year acting career in television, film, and stage productions in Canada and the US.
Virtual Book Tour Schedule
Wednesday, May 1
Guest Post & Giveaway at The True Book Addict
Thursday, May 16
Review at Turning the Pages
Monday, June 10
Review & Interview at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!