New Year Giveaway: Queen Hereafter by Susan Fraser King

Looking for a new read for the new year? How about an elegantly written historical fiction to kick off 2012?  Perhaps Queen Hereafter by Susan Fraser King would be just the thing! You can find a summary of the book below to whet your appetite and also read my full review on Stiletto Storytime here.

“Refugee. Queen. Saint. In eleventh-century Scotland, a young woman strives to fulfill her destiny despite the risks . . .

Shipwrecked on the Scottish coast, a young Saxon princess and her family—including the outlawed Edgar of England—ask sanctuary of the warrior-king Malcolm Canmore, who shrewdly sees the political advantage. He promises to aid Edgar and the Saxon cause in return for the hand of Edgar’s sister, Margaret, in marriage.

A foreign queen in a strange land, Margaret adapts to life among the barbarian Scots, bears princes, and shapes the fierce warrior Malcolm into a sophisticated ruler. Yet even as the king and queen build a passionate and tempestuous partnership, the Scots distrust her. When her husband brings Eva, a Celtic bard, to court as a hostage for the good behavior of the formidable Lady Macbeth, Margaret expects trouble. Instead, an unlikely friendship grows between the queen and her bard, though one has a wild Celtic nature and the other follows the demanding path of obligation.
Torn between old and new loyalties, Eva is bound by a vow to betray the king and his Saxon queen. Soon imprisoned and charged with witchcraft and treason, Eva learns that Queen Margaret—counseled by the furious king and his powerful priests—will decide her fate and that of her kinswoman Lady Macbeth. But can the proud queen forgive such deep treachery?

Impeccably researched, a dramatic page-turner, Queen Hereafter is an unforgettable story of shifting alliances and the tension between fear and trust as a young woman finds her way in a dangerous world.”

Book Giveaway

Sound like your cup of tea? To help celebrate the new year and the paperback release of this title Stiletto Storytime is excited to be able to offer two lucky readers their own copy of Queen Hereafter by Susan Fraser King. Giveaway ends midnight EST December 31, 2011. This giveaway is open US/Canada only. Winners will be chosen by and notified by e-mail address or Twitter on January 1, 2012. Good Luck to all and Happy Reading!

To enter simply comment below and share any of your reading goals for 2012. Do you have any in mind? Any challenges you may be joining? Do you already know what book will you be reading first in the new year? It doesn’t matter what you share…let’s just talk books!

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20 responses to “New Year Giveaway: Queen Hereafter by Susan Fraser King

  1. Kara D

    I read 100 books I hadn’t read before this year so I want to up that to 120 which I know is pretty steep considering the fact that I graduate this year but I’m confident that I can do it if I put my mine to it. I don’t know what I’ll be reading first but I guarantee it’s something that it’ll be a historical fiction one.

    I’m an smail subscriber/follower.
    @karasmannequin follower on twitter

  2. mamabunny13

    I don’t really have any reading goals but if I read two books a month I’ll be happy. It takes me a lot longer to read a book these days.
    I would love for Queen Hereafter to be one of them.
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  3. mamabunny13

    I am a follower of your blog.
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  4. mamabunny13

    I follow you on twitter @mamabunny13
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  5. Michele L.

    This year, I’m really going to try to read my own books and leave the library books at the library
    I’m a GFC follower: Michele

  6. Michele L.

    I follow on Twitter: rlawrence110
    rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

  7. kim

    I have been wanting to read this book! She is my very favorite Saint. I am 1/4 Scottish and I went to school over there many moons ago! I am finishing the Rules of Civility–very very good–and I suspect I will be reading Death Comes to Pemberly very soon! I am in grad school, so any fiction before going to sleep makes me happy! Happy New Year!


  8. Carol M

    I’ve decided to share some of my books. I’m going to donate the books that have been in my TBR pile forever and I know I’m never going to read to the Senior Citizen Center or to the hospital. My tastes have changed and even though I no longer want to read certain books, someone else may enjoy them. I started this yesterday and I have already have a shopping bag full. I now enjoy reading this kind of historical fiction and I know I will enjoy Queen Hereafter! Thank you for the giveaway!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  9. Carol M

    I subscribe by email.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  10. Carol M

    I follow on Twitter – CarolAnnM
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  11. This book sounds just like something I love reading Also free books is always good, lol.
    My writing goals for 2012 is to get some of my novels published traditional process.

  12. Tressa

    This sounds like an interesting read. This last year I was supposed to read a bunch of classics and didn’t, so next year I actually want to do that. I also just ordered some books from a gift card I got from Christmas and am looking forward to reading Pride and Popularity and The Break-up Artist.

    GFC follower, email subscriber, Twitter follower (TresSherm).

  13. Amy S.

    I am going to try to read 100 YA books in 2012. I also read historical romance, but want to read more YA books this year. I am a follower on GFC and get the emails. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Margaret

    I am in a Jane Austen reading challenge which consists of any spin offs sequels etc. I’m a follower (RSS feed) Thanks for this giveaway because I really want to read this one! Happy New Year!


  15. Christy

    This sounds like a great read. I just got back into reading. I read lots of short stories. My goal is to read 10 novels every month. I am going to start reading Art of a Modern Love next. I signed up for emails. christina_92 at

  16. rainakochan

    i haven’t read much books this yera, but this books sounds great
    i love history so, this books about scotish history wonderful

  17. Nice way to end the year. Do not set reading goals as this is a pleasure…but I do try to hit the deadlines from publicists when given books or requesting them.

    I follow you on Twitter and shared this post on Twitter:!/poofbooks/status/153312282204573696

  18. I would love to win this novel, as it would make 2012 very special!
    My challenge is to continue writing my first novel this year and in a structured format; say write for so many hours a day and keep to a timetable. My dream of being published may yet then come true?! xx
    Happy new year! x

  19. stilettostorytime

    Happy Happy New Year to all and a special congratulations to Kara D. and Carol M. who have each won their very own copy of “Queen Hereafter”! Again Happy New Year and Happy Reading from Stiletto Storytime!

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