Jul 31, 2013

In Defense of the Queen

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<b><span style="font-size: large;">by Michelle Diener</span></b><br />

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<span style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;">An artist never betrays her patron . . . especially one of the world's most powerful kings.</span><br />

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<span style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;">Susanna Horenbout has learned this lesson from the cradle. But when she receives a letter from her father telling her to do just that, she faces a dilemma. Betray Henry VIII, or carry out the request of her father’s employer, Margaret of Austria, and pass secret information to Henry’s queen, Katherine of Aragon.</span><br />

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<span style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;">Caught between the machinations of her husband and her nephew, the Emperor Charles, Queen Katherine needs all the allies she can get. But what can Susanna really do to help her, and even if she does, will it be enough?</span><br />

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<span style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;">Susanna and her betrothed, Parker——one of Henry's most trusted courtiers——balance on the knife’s edge of treason as they try to make sense of both international and domestic conspiracies. Sometimes, it's better the enemy you know . . .</span><br />

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<span style="color: black; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Verdana,sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><span style="line-height: 25px;">With its richly detailed historical setting and intrigue-filled plot, “In a Treacherous Court” is simply irresistible.&nbsp;Chicago Tribune</span></span></div>

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<span style="color: black; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Verdana,sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><span style="line-height: 25px;">“Awesome! History woven flawlessly into riveting fiction.” - Tammy J. Schneider&nbsp;(Special Features Editor and book reviewer at&nbsp;Affaire de Coeur Magazine)</span></span></div>

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<span style="color: black; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Verdana,sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><span style="line-height: 25px;">“Just when readers think there is nothing new to be learned about Henry VIII, debut author Diener delivers a taut suspense . . . that will keep you turning the pages.” - Kathe Robin&nbsp;(4 star review in&nbsp;RT Magazine&nbsp;August 2011 issue)</span></span></div>

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<span style="color: black; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Verdana,sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><span style="line-height: 25px;">Diener’s writing style is beautiful, to the point, vivid and exciting. This author is one to watch if you love the likes of Philippa Gregory or Anne Easter Smith. The characters are going to hook you first, and the intrigue will keep you turning the pages. - Reader’s Entertainment</span></span></div>

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<span style="color: black; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Verdana,sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><span style="line-height: 25px;">Keeper offers a compelling, page-turning mystery packed with unexpected twists and turns, solid prose, always-fascinating court intrigue, and a unique story that feels like a classic mystery wrapped in a Tudor setting. - Book Addict Diary</span></span></div>

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<a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1343636670p5/4521954.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Michelle Diener" border="0" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1343636670p5/4521954.jpg" /></a><a href="http://www.michellediener.com/" rel="nofollow" style="background-color: white; color: #666600; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 18px; text-decoration: none;"><b><span style="font-size: large;">Michelle Diener</span></b></a><span style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 18px;"><b><span style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;</span></b>writes historical fiction. Her Susanna Horenbout and John Parker series starts with&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9961391.IN_A_TREACHEROUS_COURT" style="background-color: white; color: #666600; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 18px; text-decoration: none;" title="IN A TREACHEROUS COURT by Michelle Diener">IN A TREACHEROUS COURT</a><span style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 18px;">. Set in the court of Henry VIII, it features the real historical figures of artist Susanna Horenbout and Henry’s Keeper of the Palace of Westminster and Yeoman of the King’s Robes, John Parker. It was followed by&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12092923.KEEPER_OF_THE_KING_S_SECRETS" style="background-color: white; color: #666600; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 18px; text-decoration: none;" title="KEEPER OF THE KING'S SECRETS by Michelle Diener">KEEPER OF THE KING'S SECRETS</a><span style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 18px;">, also featuring Susanna Horenbout and John Parker, and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13260760.DANGEROUS_SANCTUARY" style="background-color: white; color: #666600; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 18px; text-decoration: none;" title="DANGEROUS SANCTUARY by Michelle Diener">DANGEROUS SANCTUARY</a><span style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 18px;">, a short story with the same characters, set between the two books, is currently available as an ebook only.</span><br />

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<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13537542.THE_EMPEROR_S_CONSPIRACY" style="background-color: white; color: #666600; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 18px; text-decoration: none;" title="THE EMPEROR'S CONSPIRACY by Michelle Diener">THE EMPEROR'S CONSPIRACY</a><span style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 18px;">, set during the Napoleonic Wars in London in 1811, was released on November 27th, 2012.</span><br />

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<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17409911.DAUGHTER_OF_THE_SKY" style="background-color: white; color: #666600; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 18px; text-decoration: none;" title="DAUGHTER OF THE SKY by Michelle Diener">DAUGHTER OF THE SKY</a><span style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 18px;">, set at the outbreak of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, was released on March 1st, 2013.</span><br />

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<span style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 18px;">Michelle also contributed a short paranormal story to the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12373508._ENTANGLED" style="background-color: white; color: #666600; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 18px; text-decoration: none;" title=" ENTANGLED by Edie Ramer">ENTANGLED</a><span style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 18px;">&nbsp;Anthology entitled BREAKING OUT. All the proceeds of the sale of ENTANGLED go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.</span><br />

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<span style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 18px;">Michelle grew up in South Africa, and now lives in Australia with her husband and two children.</span><br />

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