Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays #37: In a Treacherous Court by Michelle Diener

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

My teaser:
She was exotic in every way—from her accent, to the cut of her dress and the hood that framed hair like honeyed wine, to the way she could craft a masterpiece in a moment, of his feet, no less.
Parker had never met her like before.
And a bolt aimed at her back had nearly met its mark yesterday.

-page 16

~ In a Treacherous Court (Susanne Horenbout and John Parker #1) by Michelle Diener
Paperback, 301 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster
An unconventional woman. A deadly enemy. A clash of intrigue, deception, and desire. . .

1525: Artist Susanna Horenbout is sent from Belgium to be Henry VIII’s personal illuminator inside the royal palace. But her new homeland greets her with an attempt on her life, and the King’s most lethal courtier, John Parker, is charged with keeping her safe. As further attacks are made, Susanna and Parker realize that she unknowingly carries the key to a bloody plot against the throne. For while Richard de la Pole amasses troops in France for a Yorkist invasion, a traitor prepares to trample the kingdom from within.Who is the mastermind? Why are men vying to kill the woman Parker protects with his life? With a motley gang of urchins, Susanna’s wits, and Parker’s fierce instincts, honed on the streets and in palace chambers, the two slash through deadly layers of deceit in a race against time. For in the court of Henry VIII, secrets are the last to die. . .

Brilliantly revealing a little-known historical figure who lived among the Tudors, Michelle Diener makes a smashing historical fiction debut.

 Anyone can participate in Teaser Tuesdays. Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


  1. Sounds awesome....thanks for sharing. Love the description of hair like "honeyed wine."


  2. That's quite a teaser!

    I hope you'll drop by mine:


  3. Wow, that's a really great quote! Sounds like a beautifully written book, hope you're enjoying it :). Here's my teaser for this week: http://www.owl-read-it.blogspot.ca/2012/10/teaser-tuesday-33.html

  4. Sounds good. I haven't read much historical fiction from that time period. My teasers are from Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson and The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab. Happy reading!

    1. It's awesome! You should try it. :]

  5. What a gorgeous cover Interesting teaser! Here is my TT post.

    1. I know right? I love this cover. It's beautiful!

  6. Great teaser and I agree, love the cover! Why can't we wear beautiful dresses like that anymore?


    1. I was just thinking that earlier when I was staring at the cover. I wanna wear a dress like that!

  7. I haven't heard of this one- but boy does it sound great! Awesome teaser! Thanks for sharing. :)


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