Hello and welcome to Leg 3 of the YAmazing Race! This is an online week-long scavenger hunt hosted by the Apocalypsies featuring over 50 debut authors! By running the race, you can learn more about the hottest new books debuting in 2012 - AND earn a chance to win one of several prize packs made up of signed ARCs and finished copies, gift certificates, bookmarks, jewelry, swag, and more! If you're new to the race, start here, and follow the directions. I'll see you when you return! If you're already on the race, congratulations! This is the last stop on Leg 3 -- your next stop will be the quiz to enter to win prizes!
In the Tudor age, ambition, power and charismatic allure are essential, and Catherine Howard has plenty of all three. Not to mention her loyal best friend, Kitty Tylney, to help cover her tracks. Kitty, the bandoned youngest daughter of minor aristocracy, owes everything to Cat - where she is, what she is, even who she is. Friend, flirt, and self-proclaimed Queen of Misrule, Cat reigns supreme in a loyal court of girls under the none-to-watchful eye of the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk.
When Cat worms her way into the heart of Henry VIII and becomes Queen of England, Kitty is thrown into the intoxicating Tudor Court. It's a world of glittering jewels and elegant costumes, of gossip and deception. As the queen's right-hand-woman, Kitty goes from the girl nobody noticed to being caught between two men - the object of her affection and the object of her desire.
But the atmosphere of the court turns from dazzling to deadly, and Kitty is forced to learn the difference between trust and loyalty, love and lust, secrets and treason. And to accept the consequences when some lessons are learned too late.
Now, are you ready for that quiz?
But wait! Before you go, did you all read about BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood? Sounds fabulous, right? (It is, believe me, it is!) I'm hosting a bonus contest and an ARC of Jess's book is the prize! Every comment below and every new follower will be entered. This contest is open internationally and I'll post the winner (chosen by random number generator) on Monday, January 23rd. Just remember to come back to see who wins.
Ready for that quiz now? Just click here.
Note to my regular followers: In order to keep the YAmazing race running smoothly, this will be my only post for the week. Back to the regular schedule on the 25th!