To Be Queen

Another To Be Queen Give Away

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 | Eleanor of Aquitaine, Give Away, Guest Posts, To Be Queen | 3 Comments

I am going crazy this month, giving away copies of To Be Queen…I love a give away, especially around the holidays. Thank you to Michelle of the True Book Addict for hosting me for this guest post and this give away.

Follow this link, make a comment at the end of the post, and you’ll be entered to win a signed copy of my latest Eleanor novel…

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To Be Queen Winner

Monday, December 12th, 2011 | Eleanor of Aquitaine, Give Away, To Be Queen | No Comments

I am happy to announce that the winner of To Be Queen on our English Epochs 101 Give Away is




Thank you so much to all who participated. More give aways will be coming up…

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Winner of To Be Queen

Friday, November 25th, 2011 | Eleanor of Aquitaine, Give Away, To Be Queen | 2 Comments

Thank you so much to all who participated in my celebration of Eleanor with my give away of To Be Queen…

And the winner is…




I hope you love the book, my version of the incomparable Eleanor

To Be Queen Give Away

Friday, November 18th, 2011 | Eleanor of Aquitaine, Give Away, To Be Queen | 23 Comments

After having such a lovely time talking about Eleanor on Wednesday, I feel inspired to offer a give away of a signed copy of TO BE QUEEN: A NOVEL OF THE EARLY LIFE OF ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE

Just leave a comment below and your name will be entered in the drawing. Open to US/CA/GB/AU

As I am fond of saying to family, to friends, and to anyone who will listen: Everybody needs a little Eleanor.

Duchess at fifteen, Eleanor of Aquitaine marries the King of France. But will she find that she must pay too high a price to be queen?

Although Louis VII is enamored of his bride, the newly crowned king is easily manipulated by forces in the Church. Trapped in a loveless
marriage, Eleanor fights for her freedom and for the love of her life.In the arms of Henry of Normandy, Eleanor may finally find the passion she longs for, and the means to fulfill her legacy as Queen.

Praise for TO BE QUEEN:

“… a finely wrought picture of an empowered woman… ” — 4 Stars Romanctic Times Book Reviews

“… one of the best written and captivating historical fiction novels of the year… “To Be Queen” is a historical fiction novel you will not want to miss!” –Pittsburgh Historical Fiction Examiner

“To Be Queen by Christy English is an outstanding work, recreating the early years of Eleanor’s life. For anyone who is a fan of historical entertainment, this is a must-have addition to their collection.” –Joplin Loves 2 Read

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HNS Conference: Where the Dead Live Again

Monday, June 20th, 2011 | Reviews, The Writing Life, To Be Queen | 5 Comments

I found myself sitting alone and quiet on Sunday afternoon. The HNS 2011 Conference is done, and I have a smile on my face. I met so many incredible people, some I knew as part of our online community and some I met for the first time. We all were drawn together by our love for the written word, our love for the past, and for the dead.

The dead live again during weekends like this one, as we all share our fascination with and devotion to our loved ones on the page. Some of those people once lived, like Eleanor of Aquitaine. Others come to life only in our minds, on the pages of the books we have written, and the books that we have yet to write.

As we share our love and joy in them, our dead live again. This weekend, we got to share our stories and our characters with each other. What a marvelous gift.

Coming in February 2016…