Monday, September 22, 2014

Prisoner of the Queen by E. Knight

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Publication Date: July 2014 | Knight Media, LLC | Formats: eBook, Paperback

Series: Tales From the Tudor Court
Genre: Historical Fiction

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I have served three queens in my life. One was my sister, one was my savior, and one my bitterest enemy.

Knowing she was seen as a threat to the Queen she served, Lady Katherine Grey, legitimate heir to the throne, longs only for the comfort of a loving marriage and a quiet life far from the intrigue of the Tudor court. After seeing her sister become the pawn of their parents and others seeking royal power and then lose their lives for it, she is determined to avoid the vicious struggles over power and religion that dominate Queen Elizabeth’s court. Until she finds love—then Kat is willing to risk it all, even life in prison.
My Review
Five Stars
Copy Received from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours
First, I have to say that the gorgeous cover grabbed my attention from the beginning but the fantastic writing, engaging story line and search for love kept me hooked.  The Tutors are just so delicious!  They were very interesting and never had a dull moment.  I heard E. Knight's "Behind  the Plaid" and I was hooked by her story telling.  So when "Prisoner of the Queen" became available I couldn't wait to see how she would tell the story of Lady Katherine Grey.  I honestly knew nothing about her.  I knew of her sister, famously dubbed the "9 day queen" but had no idea who her sister was.  I loved that the author told the story from first person point of view because it made me feel like I was getting personal and intimate details from Lady Katherine.  I really liked Knight's portrayal of Lady Katherine.  She showed her evolution from a frighten young girl, married to a man she did not know all for the sake of duty.  Watching Lady Katherine fight for her love for Edward Seymour was beautiful.  

I'm a sucker for romance and love so this book hit all the right spots.  I loved this beautiful story.  I loved the writing and I was unable to put it down.  I kept wondering what would happen next, how it would all work out , would it work out? Lastly, I personally really love Elizabeth and think that Knight portrayed her much more harshly than  I would imagine her to be but Elizabeth's harshness really played well into the story and it also made sense.  I could not recommend or like this book enough! 

Tales From the Tudor Court Series

Book One: My Lady Viper
Book Two: Prisoner of the Queen

About the Author

Eliza KnightE. Knight is a member of the Historical Novel Society, Romance Writers of America and several RWA affiliate writing chapters: Hearts Through History, Celtic Hearts, Maryland Romance Writers and Washington Romance Writers. Growing up playing in castle ruins and traipsing the halls of Versailles when visiting her grandparents during the summer, instilled in a love of history and royals at an early age. Feeding her love of history, she created the popular historical blog, History Undressed ( Under the pseudonym Eliza Knight, she is a bestselling, award-winning, multi-published author of historical and erotic romance.

For more information please visit E. Knight's website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Prisoner of the Queen Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, September 15
Review at A Bookish Affair
Review at WTF Are You Reading?

Tuesday, September 16
Review & Giveaway at JulzReads
Review & Giveaway at Luxury Reading

Wednesday, September 17
Review at Just One More Chapter
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Thursday, September 18
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Spotlight at Historical Fiction Connection

Friday, September 19
Guest Post at What Is That Book About

Monday, September 22
Review at Historical Fiction Obsession
Interview & Giveaway at The Tudor Enthusiast

Tuesday, September 23
Review at Book Nerd
Review at Historical Tapestry

Wednesday, September 24
Review at
Spotlight & Giveaway at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time

Thursday, September 25
Review at CelticLady's Reviews
Review at Curling Up By the Fire

Friday, September 26
Review & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages

Monday, September 29
Review at Book Drunkard
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time

Tuesday, September 30
Review at Flashlight Commentary
Review at Oh, For the Hook of a Book

Wednesday, October 1
Review at Caroline Wilson Writes
Review at 100 Pages a Day - Stephanie's Book Reviews

Thursday, October 2
Review & Excerpt at Romantic Historical Reviews
Review & Giveaway at Luxury Reading

Friday, October 3
Review at The True Book Addict
Review at A Bibliotaph's Reviews
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee

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