Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays: In Defense of the Queen by Michelle Diener

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

My teaser:
"I need Parker. I will admit it. But I do not need you, Mistress. And you would do well to remember that." He moved, viper-quick, grabbing her fingers in his hand. The touch was shocking and intimate, his grip crushing.

-Page 30/206

~In Defense of the Queen (Susanna Horenbout and John Parker #3) by Michelle Diener
Expected publication: August 1st 2013 by Michelle Diener
An artist never betrays her patron . . . especially one of the world's most powerful kings.

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.

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?

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...

I'm so glad to have been able to get this book for review early. I started today and I'm already 50% in. I have a feeling this book isn't going to last long but so far I love, love, love it! 

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. I hadn't heard of this one, but I am definitely adding it to my teetering tbr list. :)

    My Teaser

    Brandy @ A Little of the Book Life

  2. Oooo, I've never heard of this one before, but I'm liking the sound of it! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. I need to get this one! I hope it becomes available on audio!

  4. Wow that sounds intense. Definitely caught my attention.
    My TT

  5. great! thanks for sharing :)

  6. Hm. Sounds like a hot headed guy. Interesting teaser :)

  7. Hm. Sounds like a hot headed guy. Interesting teaser :)

  8. ooh the book is very interesting, and i love that teaser :)
    here’s mine

  9. Haven't heard of this book. I'll need to check it out.


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