NEW Giveaway: The King's Mistress by Emma Campion

Thanks to the generosity of Marcia from The Printed Page, I have 1 copy of The King's Mistress by Emma Campion.  All together now:  THANK YOU MARCIA!!!!!  Marcia has a outstanding blog and is the host of my favorite meme, Mailbox Mondays.

SYNOPSIS:  History has not been kind to Alice Perrers, the notorious mistress of King Edward III. Scholars and contemporaries alike have deemed her a manipulative woman who used her great beauty and sensuality to take advantage of an aging and increasingly senile king. But who was the woman behind the scandal? A cold-hearted opportunist or someone fighting for her very survival?

Like most girls of her era Alice is taught obedience in all things. At the age of fourteen she marries the man her father chooses for her, dutifully accepting the cost of being torn from the family she holds so dear and losing the love of her mother forever. Despite these heartbreaks Alice finds that merchant Janyn Perrers is a good and loving husband and the two settle into a happy life together. Their bliss is short-lived, however, unraveled the dark day a messenger appears at Alice's door and notifies her of Janyn's sudden disappearance.

In the wake of this tragedy, Alice learns that her husband kept many dangerous secrets--secrets that result in a price on her own head and that of her beloved daughter. Her only chance to survive lies in the protection of King Edward and Queen Philippa, but she therefore must live at court as a virtual prisoner. When she is singled out by the king for more than just royal patronage, the stakes are raised. Disobeying Edward is not an option, not when her family is at risk, but the court is full of ambitious men and women, many of whom will stop at nothing to see her fall fron grace. The whispers and gossip abound, isolating Alice, who finds unexpected solace in her love for the king.

Emma Campion paints a colorful and thrilling portrait of the court of Edward III--with all of its extravagance, scandalous love affairs, political machinations, and murder--and the devastating results of being singled out by the royal family. At the center of the storm is Alice, surviving by her wits in this dangerous world where the choices are not always of her own making. Emma Campion's dazzling novel shows that there is always another side to the story.
Author Links for Emma Campion:  Website | Blog


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  1. Ah, I can't wait to read this one. I received it from Shelf Awareness.
    It looks very interesting.

  2. Thanks for the great interview! I read a review of this book on another blog and they did not have good things to say about it. I still want to give it a try!

  3. Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

  4. This looks like a fabulous book, the description makes it sound very intriguing.

  5. Thanks for this interview. I have entered this giveaway and hope I can win because one of the few which are international!!!! Much appreciated.

  6. Sounds like an interesting book. It will be even more so since I know little about this time period.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  7. This sounds like a book that I am gonna have to put on my TBR list!!

  8. This sounds great - thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Love to win this one!

  10. What a fascinating looking read! I love historical fiction!

  11. This sounds like a great book! Thanks!

  12. I have it on my blog sidebar.

  13. WooHoo - I love giveaways.


  14. Sounds like it would be a perfect read! Thanks for the opportunity!

  15. Entered since I looove the cover, and I am so weird in that way :) yes I want books then ;)

    Guess I enetred by my real name this time


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