Mistress of the Wind Blog Tour: This & That and Giveaway


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Mistress of the Wind 300Mistress of the Wind
by Michelle Diener
New Adult/Sci-Fi Fantasy
Paperback, 342 pages
Expected publication: December 19th 2013


Bjorn needs to find a very special woman . . . 

The fate of his people, and his own life, depends on it. But when he does find her, she is nothing like he imagined, and may just harbor more secrets than he does himself.

Astrid has never taken well to commands. No matter who issues them . . . 

She's clashed her whole life with her father, and now her lover, the mysterious man who comes to her bedroom in darkness and disappears to guard his mountain by day as a bear, is finding it out the hard way. And when he's taken by his enemies, no one is prepared for Astrid's response. 

It is never wise to anger the mistress of the wind . . . 

A captivating and magical adult retelling of the fairy tale East of the Sun, West of the Moon.


Praise for Mistress of the Wind:
“Diener’s adaptation retains the familiar elements of the original, echoing both the structure and spirit of the classic, but true to form, she puts her own spin both the plot and the narrative, crafting an intricately alluring tale of self-sacrifice, steadfast devotion and enduring love.“ Flashlight Commentary
“The story is fast-paced and never boring, the world a beauty and Michelle’s writing so wonderfully detailed that I felt I was with Bjorn and Astrid on their journey.“ Book Bird Reviews
Author Michelle Diener takes this re-telling to another level. She doesn’t restrict herself to an East of the Sun, West of the moon retelling. Instead we are also given parts reminiscent of Psyche’s quest. Which just allowed for a much more richer story.  Paperback Wonderland

This and That
By Michelle Diener

Chocolaty or fruity candy? 
I'm a chocolate girl, all the way.
Read a book or watch TV? 
Reading a book wins 90% of the time.
Get out of the house or stay at home? 
I like to get out of the house, because I work from home, so it is the office and the house, and sometimes, I need a break.
Winter or summer? 
Winter. I love boots, I love coming in to a warm house from the cold, and I love how green everything gets (winter in Western Australia is probably like summer in some parts of the world :))
Apple cider or hot chocolate? 
Chocolate girl, again.
Run or walk? 
Walk. Running is bad for your knees :) 
Cats or Dogs? 
Dogs. I'm allergic to cats, although I do think they are cute.
Pie or cake? 
If it's apple and cherry pie, pie, if its chocolate cake, cake.
Play an instrument/sing or just listen? 
I re-learned to play the piano with my son, because I had to stay with him during his piano lessons, but mostly, I listen.
Hotel or camping? 
I like camping, but I need some amenities. Like toilets and showers. My husband is trying to convince me to really rough it in the bush, but I am as yet unmoved on the issue.
Book or eReader? 
Both, equally.
Fast or slow driver? 
I like going fast, but I don't like fines, and in Australia, the speed limit is quite low, so I am resigned to slow from now on.
Dine out or cook at home? 
Cook at home. I love to cook.
Curtains or blinds? 
Blinds.
Flats or heels? 
Depends on the occasion, I love heels, but I also love my flats, especially when I need to walk to fetch the kids from school.
Fake or real Christmas tree? 
Fake, because I live in Western Australia, and a real Christmas tree would wilt pretty fast in the extremely hot weather we have at Christmas.


Image of Michelle DienerMichelle Diener writes historical fiction. Her Susanna Horenbout & John Parker series, set in the court of Henry VIII, includes In a Treacherous Court, Keeper of the King's Secrets and In Defense of the Queen.

Michelle's other historical novels include Daughter of the Sky, The Emperor's Conspiracy and Banquet of Lies (loosely connected to The Emperor's Conspiracy).

Michelle's first fantasy novel, Mistress of the Wind, is set for a December 23, 2013, release.

Michelle was born in London, grew up in South Africa and currently lives in Australia with her husband and two children.




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