Dec 17, 2010

Lucy Weston - Guest Blog and Contest

by Lucy Weston
Gallery; Original edition (December 21, 2010)
[below is an essay by Ms Weston about the secret journals of Elizabeth I of England]

[The contest portion has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated!]
When  the secret journals of Elizabeth Tudor, hidden for centuries, were first put into my hands, I had no idea what I would find in them.  Although I had sought the journals for many years--and in the end paid dearly for them--I doubted that they could be as frank and true an account of the Queen’s reign as I hoped. But happily,  Elizabeth has proven to be even more forthright and courageous in the recording of her life than history has shown her to be in her actions. 
As she resided at the Tower on the eve of her coronation, Elizabeth tells us that she was approached by men she thought she knew well--two of her most trusted advisors--who astonished her by revealing that they were members of a secret, arcane society sworn to protect her.  At their insistence, she allowed them to lead her to her mother’s grave hidden deep within the precincts of the Tower.  There Elizabeth experienced an unearthly transformation that awakened her powers as the first vampire slayer born in a thousand years.
Not surprisingly, Elizabeth reveals that she had great difficulty accepting her new identity.  But her first encounter with Mordred, the king of the Vampires, changed all that.  As tempted as she was by his promises of eternal young and beauty if she would become his queen, Elizabeth was determined to protect her realm from all enemies--both mortal and immortal.  She assumed that she knew who those enemies were, but she was about to discover that nothing was as she expected.
Embracing her powers as a vampire slayer, Elizabeth learns almost too late that they come at a very high price.  As enemies close in around her and the fate of her realm hangs in the balance, the young queen faces a choice that will change both her life and the course of history forever.
My own choice to bring “The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer” to the public notice has also brought about great changes in my life.  From the moment I was transformed into a vampire more than a century ago, I have sought vengeance for what was done to me.  But now, heeding the voice of a queen wise beyond her years, I can only hope that the revelation of the true role vampires have played in human affairs will lead to a new, better accord between humans and vampires alike.
Lucy Weston


*Lucy is generously providing three lucky winners with a copy of  Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

*To enter the contest simply comment on Lucy's post.

*The giveaway is limited to US residents only.

*Be sure your email address is associated with your comment.

*Contest ends Dec. 31, 2010 midnight PST.


donnas said...

Sounds like a very interesting book. Thanks for sharing!

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SiNn said...

I lovewhen u share new books this one sounds awesome too great post and that cover is well awesome

debbie said...

I like the idea of putting vampires in that time period. I would love to read this book.

booklover0226 said...

Both books sound interesting and exciting. I look forward in reading them.

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SandyG265 said...

I like authors who put vampires in different time periods.

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Aik said...

This book sounds interesting! I don't know much about Elizabeth Tudor, but I'd love to read a "vampirized" version of her.

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Tore said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. Please enter me in contest.

Dot S. said...

Thanks for the delightful look at your book. I'd love to read it.

Tanya1224 said...

This should be a unique read. I've never read anything set back in a time period like that. I've been reading a lot of Urban fantasy, set to modern day. I'd love a chance to win this and have a look in a different time period. Thanks for the new read =)

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

I've read all of Philippa Gregory's historical fiction on the Tudor Queens and read every paranormal that I can get my hands on. This is even better than the combination of chocolate and peanut butter to make Reese's Cups. A superb combination indeed.

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katsrus said...

I haven't read any books like this yet. It really sounds interesting.
Sue B

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance to win.

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Vickie said...

Now this is a unique twist! I look forward to seeing how Miss Lucy gets her hands on these journals.

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catslady said...

This sounds like a great mix - tudor and vampires - and a very original premise - sounds wonderful. A mix between paranormal and historical.


Marie Treanor said...

I can't enter the contest, being in the UK :(. But I wanted to say your book sounds fascinating!

Kalex said...

That sounds like an interesting book to read. I would love to win it.

Dena said...

I love reading things about Elizabeth, and this book sounds very interesting.

Lady_Graeye said...

I have been wanting to read this book. Love the cover

Khyla said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would so like to read this book.