6.10.2012

The Secret Keeper by Sandra Byrd ~ GIVEAWAY


The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr

Ms. Byrd is giving away a signed copy of her latest book, The Secret Keeper : A Novel of Kateryn Parr right here on this blog!

I recently read this book and loved it so much that it became one of my personal favorites! I've always been fascinated by the Tudors and the intrigue in the courts of the kings and queens of England, and I've always loved rich historical novels, that wonder at how it could have happened. I highly recommend this book! If you would like to read my review of The Secret Keeper you can follow this link : http://labornotinvain.blogspot.com/2012/06/secret-keeper-by-sandra-byrd-review.html

Now on to the giveaway rules!

~ You MUST leave a comment telling us what you find fascinating about the Tudors.

~ You MUST leave your email address in your comment, perferrably encoded so spammers won't get it. (Example: youremail at gmail dot com). If you don't feel comfortable putting your email address down there, or the comments are working or whatever, feel free to drop me an email with your entry @: crazi.swans at gmail dot com , with "The Secret Keeper Entry" or something similiar in the subject line :)

~ You can earn ONE extra entry by sharing this giveaway on any social media site (facebook, twitter, etc.) and then mentioning it your comment.

~You can receive ONE extra entry for being a follower of this blog, too!

~ U.S. residents please.

Much thanks to Sandra Byrd for making this giveaway possible.
If you win don't forget to thank Ms. Byrd!

Contest ends June 17th, 2012.


*GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED*


39 comments:

  1. Thank you for the chance to win this book! I find the whole court intrigue - and the sort of politics that goes along with that- fascinating.

    I tweeted about this giveaway - which also shares on my facebook page.

    I'm also a follower.

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    1. There was certainly a lot of evil plotting going on! And all of the political drama was actually really fascinating back then, things could flip from one way to the other rather quickly!

      Thanks :)

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  2. EVERYTHING about the Tudors fascinate me. The politics, the family line, the way they managed, and everything else.

    My email is katelynmwhitley at yahoo dot com

    I am a follower, I follow via RSS and email, I posted about this on Facebook and Twitter.

    Thanks for the chance, Faye!

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    1. They were definitely fascinating people! I think one of the most fascinating things that we see displayed in the Tudors is their humanity, and how they were far from perfect.

      Thanks!

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  3. In total, five Tudor monarchs ruled their domains for just over a century. Henry VIII of England was the only male-line male heir of Henry VII to live to the age of maturity. Issues around the Royal succession (including marriage and the succession rights of women) became major political themes during the Tudor era. The House of Stuart came to power in 1603 when the Tudor line failed, as Elizabeth I died without issue. The Tudor rulers disliked the term "Tudor" (because the first Tudor was low-born), and it was not much used before the late 18th century.

    This is interesting and so much more about this family line. I bet it would make fascinating reading to experience and get a peek into this dysfunctional family and how the royals lived.

    Thanks for this giveaway opportunity!

    Nora St.Laurent
    The Book Club Network

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    1. Yes, Royals are interesting, aren't they? Living so much of their lives in the public eye. In such a short time, so many things changed in England!

      Thanks

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  4. Hello Faye, I have this on my Goodreads TBR list.
    It would be nice to win a copy.

    mamaw1050[at]att[dot]net

    I am following you on GFC
    Tweeted post.

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    1. It's super good, I hope you get a chance to read it!

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  5. Hello, Thanks for an opportunity to win my first book on the Tudors, I would love to start reading about them.

    breathoflifebookreviews@yahoo.com

    https://twitter.com/Breathoflifeb/status/211859040261783552

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000034585394

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    1. The Tudors are fascinating people, I think you'll find this this book very enjoyable :)

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  6. Hmm...I think it's hard not to be fascinated with everything about the Tudor's and that era of time. I've always thought it was crazy the way that the monarchs were allowed to get away with so much for the sake of sovereignty.

    I'd love to be entered in the giveaway. I so enjoyed To Die For & can't wait to read this one!

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    1. Yes, they had way to much power, and they used it often, sometimes even changing their minds! I think It must have been terribly hard to live during that time not knowing if what you were doing might illegal tomorrow!

      Thanks!

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  7. Woops--forgot to say that I'm a follower & I tweeted here:

    https://twitter.com/bbulow12/status/211861330376916992

    And here's my email! bharbin07[at]gmail[dot]com

    Thanks,
    Beth

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  8. Thanks for the opportunity to get a copy of Secret Keeper. Reading about the Tudor era is an escape to another world with many layers of complexity.
    I am a follower.
    smoore at tcq dot net

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    1. I love how you said that entering their world is like an escape. It totally is, it's so beautiful, yet deceptive!

      Thank you

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  9. I majored in English Literature and minored in history and the Tudor period can be likened to a soap opera! The Secret Keeper sounds intriguing.

    Loraine
    lpertelt@aol.com

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    1. Most definitely a soap opera!

      Thanks!

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  10. I'm a follower!

    What do I find fascinating about the Tudors? Goodness, so many things! The family politics, the precious balance between personal and public life, the swinging pendulum of their religious affiliations (I mean, really, Henry split with the pope and started the Anglican church, Edward was a proponent of Protestantism, Bloody Mary, well, 'nuff said, and then along comes Elizabeth!). I'm actually writing a novel now based in the Elizabethan era. :) Great fun!

    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity (and the chance to rant!)!

    biblioprincess15 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. You're writing a book set in the Elizabethan Era? That's totally awesome! I love the setting with all the conflict, and how the religion and politics were seen to directly effect each other. So much conflict! I wish you all the success in the world with your book!

      You're welcome! I love reading ya'll's comments :)

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  11. I know nothing about the Tudors. SO, everything about them is interesting to me. I hated history when I was younger. Now, I am interested, but love it most when it's given to me in bits of fiction. :)

    I shared on FB and Twitter.

    I follow the blog by GFC.

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    1. Fiction is a wonderful way to absorb history!

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  12. I think I am fascinated about them because of a lot of reasons, there are lots of great paintings of the monarchs, there was so much intrigue going on, each king or queen has a distinct and interesting personality.

    I follow your blog with an e-mail subscription.

    I also shared on my Facebook page:

    http://www.facebook.com/carol.n.wong

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. They most certainly led a very different life from most of their subjects, and so very much intrigue!

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  13. i must admit that i do not know much about the tudors...would love to learn more.

    thanks for the chance to read this fabulous story.

    i'm a follower, too :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. I think that you will love learning about them then!

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  14. I have always been fascinated with Anne Boleyn. I think she's probably been cast in a bad light and loved seeing her side of the story in Sandra's first Ladies in Waiting novel To Die For. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. I shared the giveaway on twitter.

    https://twitter.com/BookWorm8900/status/212294831706345472

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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  16. I follow via GFC.

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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  17. I dont know much about the Tudors, so I couldn't really say something that really fascinates me about them. But I have always been interested in this time period. I just finished taking a Western Civilization 1 test, and I study tons of kings, and things that happened from accent times to the 1600's. (It was a SUPER hard test to say the lest.)

    Anyway, this book looks SO good. I am really looking forward to reading it.
    I am also a follower.

    dymesich(at)juno(dot)com

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    1. There were definitely alot of great Christian Reformers living during that time that suffered so much. Glad your test is over :)

      Best of wishes :)

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  18. Medieval court intrigue fascinates me, and i would love to read Sandra's new book :-)

    gwen(dot)gage(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Indeed! It's a terrific read, with tons of intrigue, you won't be disappointed!

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  19. I don't know much about the Tudors, so I would love to read about them. :)

    writer(underscore)weaver(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I think they were people that showed alot of the human condition good and bad in a very public way. A very riveting part of history.

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  20. I love finding new authors even though my tbr list keeps getting longer!
    Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win a copy!!!!
    Beth
    Kushka4paws@yahoo.com

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    1. You won't want to miss this one!

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  21. I find everything about the Tudors fascinating! Their history is so intriguing and full of mystery.
    Thank you for having this giveaway! I would love to read Ms. Byrd's newest book :)
    samanthaakuiper(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It totally is! Lots of plotting going on in their family!

      Thanks for entering :)

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  22. This giveaway closes 9 pm CST June 17th, 2012.

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