A to Z Challenge: O is for OarsWritten by Dawn Ius
"O" should really be for Oy! since I'm embarassed to admit that I've dropped the ball on this blog over the past week. But, after a few days spent with family at a funeral for a truly beloved man, I am ready to get back on the blogging wagon and finish up my Tudor-inspired posts for the A to Z Challenge with a bang.
That said, my TRUE "O" word has less to do with historical times, and more to do with my modern re-telling of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII's torrid romance. In this case, "O" is for oars...as in the kind you use for rowing.
If you've been following the blog for the past few weeks, you know that Anne & Henry takes place in Media, WA, a small town bordered by Lake Washington.
The real Henry VIII was athletic and competitive. In lieu of jousting or hunting, "my" Henry is a football quarterback, rides horses, is the student council president, and of course, captains the rowing team. The rowing scene is actually one of my favorites in the book. <grin>
Check back in...erm...a few minutes for my kind-of-Tudor-inspired letter P. And, don't forget to check out the rest of the blogs on A to Z Challenge—you can find the list here!
About my YA Contemporary, ANNE & HENRY—coming from Simon Pulse, Sept. 1, 2015.
Wild, brazen, mischievous, bewitching
Driven, haunted, charming, magnetic
Apart, they are bound to destroy themselves. Together, they are bound to destroy each other.
Henry Tudor's life has been mapped out since the day he was born: student president, valedictorian, Harvard Law School, and a stunning political career just like his father's. But ever since the death of Henry's brother—perfect, high-achieving Arthur—his family has been twice as demanding. And now Henry's trapped: forbidden from pursuing a life as an artist or dating any girl who's not Tudor approved.
Then Anne Boleyn crashes into his life.
Anne is wild, brash and outspoken. She is everything Henry is not allowed to be—or to want. But soon Anne is all he can think about. His mother, his friends, and even his girlfriend warn him away, yet his desire for Anne consumes him. Henry is willing to do anything to be with her. But once he has her, their romance could destroy them both.
Inspired by the true story of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, Anne & Henry reimagines the intensity, love, and betrayal between one of the most infamous couples of all time.
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