covers unveiled for C.W. Gortner and Anne Easter Smith's future releases!

As promised, here are the covers for the future releases by C.W. Gortner and Anne Easter Smith and I must say that I love them both!  C.W.'s has a great mysterious feel to it and Anne's is simply beautiful, as is her other three.

I for one will be waiting most impatiently to devour both!  What about you?

by C.W. Gortner

Release Date:  February 1, 2011

SYNOPSIS:  Summer 1553: A time of danger and deceit. Brendan Prescott, an orphan, is reared in the household of the powerful Dudley family. Brought to court, Brendan finds himself sent on an illicit mission to the King's brilliant but enigmatic sister, Princess Elizabeth. But Brendan is soon compelled to work as a double agent by Elizabeth's protector, William Cecil--who promises in exchange to help him unravel the secret of his own mysterious past. A dark plot swirls around Elizabeth's quest to unravel the truth about the ominous disappearance of her seriously ill brother, King Edward VI. With only a stable boy and Elizabeth's lady-in-waiting at his side, Brendan plunges into a ruthless gambit of half-truths, lies, and murder. Filled with the intrigue and pageantry of Tudor England, THE TUDOR SECRET is the first book in the Elizabeth's Spymaster series.

by Anne Easter Smith

Release Date: May 3, 2011

No synopsis yet for Queen by Right, but it's about Cecily Neville, the Duchess of York.



  1. I really enjoy the first one, and the second one is beautiful, but somehow it reminds me of a book that was or will be made into a movie, which I am a bit against. It looks...too real I think. Still, I love the color of the woman's dress in the second.

    As always, I <3 your blog.

  2. I'm sort of disappointed that C.W. Gortner's next book is about the Tudors. I'm sure it will be fabulous, as his books always are, but I've so enjoyed his books about women who get few books written about them. Maybe he has a unique perspective on this as well, I can only hope.

  3. Amy - there is a summary of Queen by Right posted on my blog at:

    The Tudor Secret by Gortner was one of his previous books (published as The Secret Lion). His next book will be on Isabella of Castille (Katherine of Aragon's mother) - that one should be good!

  4. thank you Daphne, I meant to mention again that it was a re-issue. I am SO excited about his book in Isabella - she is such an intriguing woman!

    Jen - I'm actually excited to see what Gortner does with the Tudors. He always brings his own unique point of view to the table.

    Sharyla...thanks and yes, the colors of Smith's book are great!

  5. I'm looking forward to QUEEN BY RIGHT - and I think that gorgeous gown is ths same one from the cover of THE QUEEN'S PAWN. It's styled differently, and it's definitely a different picture, but the gown looks the same. I wonder what is the story behind that!

  6. Love a good spy story. With Mr. Gortner as the author, there is no doubt this will be an excellent series. Nice cover.

    Love the cover for QUEEN BY RIGHT. Interesting time period and interesting woman.


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