Giveaway: The Queen's Rivals by Brandy Purdy

Passages to the Past is pleased to be hosting author Brandy Purdy with a giveaway as part of her virtual tour with HF Virtual Book Tours for the release of her latest novel, The Queen's Rivals!

Brandy is on tour through August 7th, so be sure to check out the schedule of stops below.

The Queen's RivalsPublication Date: June 25, 2013 
Kensington Publishing 
Paperback; 384p 
ISBN-10: 0758265999 

Their ambitions were ordinary, but they were born too close to the throne... As cousins of history's most tempestuous queens, Ladies Jane, Katherine, and Mary Grey were born in an age when all of London lived beneath the Tower's menacing shadow. Tyrannized by Bloody Mary and the Virgin Queen, the sisters feared love was unthinkable —and the scaffold all but unavoidable... Raised to fear her royal blood and what it might lead men to do in her name, Mary Grey dreads what will become of herself and her elder sisters under the reigns of Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I. On their honor, they have no designs on the crown, yet are condemned to solitude, forbidden to wed. Though Mary, accustomed to dwelling in the shadows, the subject of whispers, may never catch the eye of a gentleman, her beautiful and brilliant sisters long for freedoms that would surely cost their lives. And so, wizened for her years, Mary can only hope for divine providence amid a bleak present and a future at the whim of the throne — unless destiny gains the upper hand. A gripping and bittersweet tale of broken families and broken hearts, courage and conviction, The Queen's Rivals recounts an astonishing chapter in the hard-won battle for the Tudor throne. 

Please note this book will be published in the UK on September 12, 2013 as THE FALLEN QUEEN by Emily Purdy. 

About the Author

Brandy Purdy (Emily Purdy in the UK) is the author of the historical novels THE CONFESSION OF PIERS GAVESTON, THE BOLEYN WIFE (THE TUDOR WIFE), THE TUDOR THRONE (MARY & ELIZABETH), THE QUEEN'S PLEASURE (A COURT AFFAIR), and THE QUEEN'S RIVALS (THE FALLEN QUEEN). An ardent book lover since early childhood, she first became interested in history at the age of nine or ten years old when she read a book of ghost stories which contained a chapter about Anne Boleyn haunting the Tower of London. 

Visit her website at, you can also follow her, and her cat Tabby, via her blog at where she posts updates about her work and weekly book reviews. 


Passages to the Past has one copy of The Queen's Rivals up for grabs.  To enter, please complete entry form below.

Giveaway is open to US residents only.  Ends on June 28th. 
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Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, June 17 
Review & Giveaway at Luxury Reading 

Tuesday, June 18 
Feature & Giveaway at Passages to the Past 

Thursday, June 20 
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee 

Monday, June 24 
Review & Giveaway at Oh, for the Hook of a Book! 

Thursday, June 27 
Review & Giveaway at A Bookish Libraria 

Monday, July 1 
Review & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick 

Wednesday, July 3 
Review & Giveaway at The Musings of ALMYBNENR 

Friday, July 5 
Review at Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews 

Monday, July 8 
Review at A Book Geek 

Tuesday, July 9 
Review & Giveaway at One Book at a Time 

Wednesday, July 10 
Review & Giveaway at The True Book Addict 

Friday, July 12 
Review & Giveaway at Flashlight Commentary 

Monday, July 15 
Review & Giveaway at A Chick Who Reads 

Wednesday, July 17 
Review at Ageless Pages Reviews 
Giveaway at Bibliophilic Book Blog 

Thursday, July 18 
Review at CelticLady's Reviews 

Friday, July 19 
Review at Psychotic State Book Reviews 

Monday, July 22 
Review at The Lit Bitch 
Review & Giveaway at Bippity Boppity Book 

Wednesday, July 24 
Review & Giveaway at My Reading Room 

Monday, July 29 
Review & Giveaway at The Broke and the Bookish 

Wednesday, July 31 
Review & Giveaway at Always with a Book 

Monday, August 5 
Review & Giveaway at Tanzanite's Castle Full of Books

Wednesday, August 7 
Review & Giveaway at Cheryl's Book Nook

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  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait to read this!

  2. I would love to win a copy! I really enjoyed Brandy Purdy's last two, and am definitely looking forward to this one as well.

  3. What a great upcoming schedule. I look forward to reading more about these books.

    “The Queen’s Rivals” sounds wonderful. I’ve always thought that the time of the Tudors must have been so frightening especially for those living at court. When I read or watch something about that time period, I find myself chewing my nails because one never knows what’s going to happen.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


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