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Diana Cosby: Knights Templar – The Mystery Remains (Contest)
Sunday, March 26th, 2017

UPDATE: The winner of the prize is…Mary Preston!

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I’m fascinated by medieval history and enjoy books and media releases that focus on events of this timeframe.  I loved the movies Braveheart and Rob Roy, and more recently the TV series Vikings.

After a couple of years of research for my latest series, “The Forbidden Series,” focusing on the dissolution of the Knights Templar, you can imagine my happy surprise to learn of the upcoming TV series, “Knightfall,” which surrounds the last days of the Knights Templar. I’m anxiously awaiting the release of this new Templar series.

Regardless if hundreds of years have passed, questions remain of where the Templars fled, what treasure they took, and how so many valiant knights were able to disappear without a trace.  As a major plotter, I’m enjoying weaving in my character’s journey, where they face challenges and in the end fall in love, around these mysteries and more along with my speculation as to where their fleet and many of the Brotherhood could have escaped to prior to the arrests beginning in France on the 13th of October, 1307.

Forbidden Legacy – Book #1 (Stephan & Katherine)

A Knights Templar, Sir Stephan MacQuistan desires no bride, only vengeance for a family lost and a legacy stolen.  A profound twist of fate tears apart the brotherhood he loves, but offers him an opportunity to reclaim his legacy – Avalon Castle.  Except to procure his childhood home along with a place to store Templar treasures, he must wed the unsuspecting daughter of the man who killed his family. To settle old scores, Stephan agrees aware Katherine is but a pawn in a dangerous game, not a woman he will ever love.

Forbidden Knight – Book #2 (Thomas & Alesone)

There is an intruder in the woods near King Robert Bruce’s camp, but when Sir Thomas MacKelloch comes face-to-face with the interloper, he is shocked to discover his assailant is a woman. The fair lady is skilled with a bow and arrow and defiant in her responses. The wary Knight Templar dare not allow her beauty to lower his guard. Irritated by his attraction, he hauls her before his sovereign to expose her nefarious intent.

Giveaway!!!

To be entered in a drawing for a coffee mug and a bag, please post a reply to the following question: 

What is your favorite historical book, movie, or TV series?

*One name will be drawn as the winner.  The contest ends midnight the 28th of March 2017.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I wish you the best.

Sincerely,

Diana Cosby
AGC(AW) USN, Ret.
International Best-Selling Author
www.dianacosby.com

About the Author

A retired Navy Chief, Diana Cosby is an international bestselling author of Scottish medieval romantic suspense.  Books in her award-winning MacGruder Brothers series have been translated in five languages.  Diana has spoken at the Library of Congress, Lady Jane’s Salon in NYC, and appeared in Woman’s Day, on USA Today’s romance blog, “Happy Ever After,” MSN.com, Atlantic County Women Magazine, and Texoma Living Magazine.

After her career in the Navy, Diana dove into her passion – writing romance novels. With 34 moves behind her, she was anxious to create characters who reflected the amazing cultures and people she’s met throughout the world.  After the release of the bestselling MacGruder Brothers series, The Oath Trilogy, and Forbidden Legacy, book #1 of The Forbidden Series, she is now working on book #2, Forbidden Knight which will be released in June 2017.

Diana looks forward to the years of writing ahead and meeting the amazing people who will share this journey.

www.dianacosby.com

27 comments to “Diana Cosby: Knights Templar – The Mystery Remains (Contest)”

  1. Theresa Milder
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      · March 26th, 2017 at 9:30 am · Link

    My favorite historical movie is “Quills” it tells of . The time the Marqess Deb Saree spent in a mental institution during his life. It is pretty dark and ugly but fairly true to the era. You might want to try it.Stars Joquain Phoenix and Kate Winslet with I forget his name as the lead. Thanks f poo r the chance.



  2. Patricia young
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      · March 26th, 2017 at 11:03 am · Link

    Hi my favorite movies are Brave Heart, Rob Roy, and Gone with the Wind. Nice giveaway thanks for the chance to win



  3. Patricia young
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      · March 26th, 2017 at 11:05 am · Link

    My favorite is gone with the wind. I also like Rob Roy and Brave Heart great giveaway. Thanks for the chance



  4. Francesca
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      · March 26th, 2017 at 11:21 am · Link

    My favourite is Tristan and Isolde. I also love Sharpe and Wuthering Heights. Great giveaway, thank you for the chance.



  5. Stacey Sartain
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      · March 26th, 2017 at 11:24 am · Link

    My favorite book is Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood. Love the bag. Thanks for the giveway chance.



  6. Jinny Kirby Baxter
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      · March 26th, 2017 at 12:02 pm · Link

    That’s such a hard question, usually it’s the one I am reading right now! I will say that Downton Abbey is my favorite TV Series. I just loved the mix of master and maids, privilege and poverty, and I just know that somewhere, in another life I was a Duchess!



  7. Diana Cosby
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      · March 26th, 2017 at 12:54 pm · Link

    Theresa Milder wrote: My favorite historical movie is “Quills” it tells of the time the Marqess Deb Saree spent in a mental institution during his life. It is pretty dark and ugly but fairly true to the era. You might want to try it.Stars Joquain Phoenix and Kate Winslet with I forget his name as the lead. Thanks for the chance.

    ~Hi Theresa, thank you so much for stopping by, and I appreciate your sharing about Quills. You’re entered in the drawing. 🙂 Have a super day!
    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.



  8. Diana Cosby
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      · March 26th, 2017 at 12:56 pm · Link

    Patricia young wrote: Hi my favorite movies are Brave Heart, Rob Roy, and Gone with the Wind. Nice giveaway thanks for the chance to win

    ~:) Hi Patricia, thank you so much for visiting. I love all three movies that you mentioned. I often listen to the soundtracks of Braveheart and Rob Roy when I write. You’re entered in the drawing. Have a wonderful day!
    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.



  9. Diana Cosby
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      · March 26th, 2017 at 12:58 pm · Link

    Francesca wrote: My favourite is Tristan and Isolde. I also love Sharpe and Wuthering Heights. Great giveaway, thank you for the chance.

    ~:) Hi Francesca, both are wonderful movies, and I appreciate your stopping by. You’re entered in the drawing. Take care and I hope your day is going well.
    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.



  10. Diana Cosby
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      · March 26th, 2017 at 1:06 pm · Link

    Stacey Sartain wrote:
    My favorite book is Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood. Love the bag. Thanks for the giveway chance.

    Hi Stacy, thank you for stopping by. I’m a huge Julie Garwood fan. I’m rereading The Secret at the moment, one of my all time favorite reads. Thank you for sharing, I’ve never heard of Gentle Warrior, and I can’t wait to read it. 🙂 You’re entered in the drawing. Enjoy your day!
    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.



  11. Diana Cosby
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      · March 26th, 2017 at 1:08 pm · Link

    Jinny Kirby Baxter wrote:
    That’s such a hard question, usually it’s the one I am reading right now! I will say that Downton Abbey is my favorite TV Series. I just loved the mix of master and maids, privilege and poverty, and I just know that somewhere, in another life I was a Duchess!

    ~Hi Jinny, I appreciate your stopping by. I’ve never seen Downton Abbey, but a neighbor was telling me about it yesterday. Hey, you never know where your ancestry will lead you. 🙂 You’re entered in the contest. Take care.
    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.



  12. Stephanie Schuler
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      · March 26th, 2017 at 2:22 pm · Link

    i love all of Diana Gabaldon Outlander series.i love the history ,the romance and the magic. they helped me get through some hard times. gave me hope to believe again.now with the series i can enjoy it even more.i recently lost everything at 51. i have been unable to restock my book collection . ty for the chance to win something .blessed be, S Schuler



  13. Patricia M Denke
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      · March 26th, 2017 at 6:07 pm · Link

    The white queen – on pbs. The plot, the costumes. ..



  14. Mary Preston
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      · March 27th, 2017 at 2:34 am · Link

    Just lately I have been enjoying VIKINGS on TV. They lived hard and I’m loving it.



  15. Diana Cosby
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      · March 27th, 2017 at 8:58 am · Link

    Stephanie Schuler wrote:
    i love all of Diana Gabaldon Outlander series.i love the history ,the romance and the magic. they helped me get through some hard times. gave me hope to believe again.now with the series i can enjoy it even more.i recently lost everything at 51. i have been unable to restock my book collection . ty for the chance to win something .blessed be,

    Hi Stephanie, thank you so much for stopping by. I agree, I love the history, romance, and magic of the medieval time frame. If only for awhile, medieval romances allow you to escape to the excitement of story. I’m so sorry to hear about you losing everything. Please know that you are in my prayers. You’re entered in the drawing. Take care and God bless. *Hugs*
    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.



  16. Diana Cosby
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      · March 27th, 2017 at 9:00 am · Link

    Patricia M Denke wrote:
    The white queen – on pbs. The plot, the costumes. ..

    Hi Patricia, thanks for visiting. I’ve read The White Queen, fabulous read. 🙂 You’re entered in the contest. Have a terrific day!
    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.



  17. Diana Cosby
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      · March 27th, 2017 at 9:03 am · Link

    Mary Preston wrote:
    Just lately I have been enjoying VIKINGS on TV. They lived hard and I’m loving it.

    Hi Mary, I appreciate your stopping by. I L-O-V-E the VIKINGS. WOW, phenomenal writing, acting, and I love the historical events they weave throughout the series. You’re entered in the drawing. Have a terrific day!
    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.



  18. CONNIE LEE CARLISLE CARLSON
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      · March 28th, 2017 at 12:54 pm · Link

    Arn (movie) and History of the Knights Templar by Haag. Being a Knights Templar myself of the original Order (now referred to.as OSMTJ) i am fascinated by all historical accounts. I had the honour and privilege of being at Rosslyn Chapel (another sacred place for us Templars) and received my official Accolade in Balgonie Castle – Scotland. I am thoroughly enjoying reading Diana’s historical novels on the Templars. They are all good.



  19. Joy Boothby
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      · March 28th, 2017 at 2:10 pm · Link

    I love Historical Romances and Diana is one of my most favorite authors!
    As for my favorite series I am an Outlander fan ! I had the opportunity to visit the Culloden Battlefield this last yr and feel and see where the Scots lost so much ! It has made me want to read so much more!



  20. Diana Cosby
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      · March 28th, 2017 at 3:43 pm · Link

    CONNIE LEE CARLISLE CARLSON wrote:
    Arn (movie) and History of the Knights Templar by Haag. Being a Knights Templar myself of the original Order (now referred to.as OSMTJ) i am fascinated by all historical accounts. I had the honour and privilege of being at Rosslyn Chapel (another sacred place for us Templars) and received my official Accolade in Balgonie Castle – Scotland. I am thoroughly enjoying reading Diana’s historical novels on the Templars. They are all good.

    ~Hi Connie, I appreciate your stopping by. I hadn’t heard of the movie Arn. I’ll have to check it out. Congratulations on your achievement of becoming a Knights Templar of the original order, and how wonderful that you were able to visit Rosslyn Chapel. I plan on visiting in the future. Thank you for your kind comments about my writing. 🙂 You’re entered in the drawing. Take care, and I wish you the best!
    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.



  21. Diana Cosby
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      · March 28th, 2017 at 3:46 pm · Link

    Joy Boothby wrote:
    I love Historical Romances and Diana is one of my most favorite authors! As for my favorite series I am an Outlander fan ! I had the opportunity to visit the Culloden Battlefield this last yr and feel and see where the Scots lost so much ! It has made me want to read so much more!

    ~Hi Joy, always wonderful to see you. Thank you so much for your kind words about my stories. Scotland’s history is amazing, and I can understand why visiting Culloden Battlefield made you want to learn more. There were so many brave men and woman who died to ensure Scotland’s freedom. You’re entered in the drawing. Take care. *Hugs*
    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.



  22. alisha woods
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      · March 28th, 2017 at 4:04 pm · Link

    Pride and Prejudice with Colin FIrth 🙂



  23. Rachel Gerow
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      · March 28th, 2017 at 10:23 pm · Link

    I love Gone with the Wind. Has been my favorite since I first saw it when I was a little girl about 7 or 8. I loved the clothes of that time period. I also love Reign and all of your books and Hannah Howels The Murray Clan series.



  24. Diana Cosby
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      · March 29th, 2017 at 8:28 am · Link

    alisha woods wrote:
    Pride and Prejudice with Colin FIrth 🙂

    ~Hi Alisha, thank you for stopping by. 🙂 I’m a Colin Firth fan as well. ^5 You’re entered in the drawing. Have a wonderful day!
    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.



  25. Diana Cosby
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      · March 29th, 2017 at 8:32 am · Link

    Rachel Gerow wrote:
    I love Gone with the Wind. Has been my favorite since I first saw it when I was a little girl about 7 or 8. I loved the clothes of that time period. I also love Reign and all of your books and Hannah Howels The Murray Clan series.

    ~Hi Rachel, I appreciate your stopping by. Thank you so much for your kind comments about my stories. I loved Gone with the Wind as well, and I agree, Hannah Howell writes fabulous medievals. 🙂 You’re entered in the drawing. Take care and I wish you the best!
    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.



  26. Diana Cosby
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      · March 29th, 2017 at 8:41 am · Link

    Delilah,
    My sincere thanks for inviting me on your wonderful blog.

    Another thanks to everyone who stopped by. I appreciate your sharing your favorite movies, stories, and authors. *Hugs*

    Congratulations to the winner of the mug and tote bag – Mary Preston! 🙂
    *Mary, please e me a mailing address to send your prize to at: diana@dianacosby.com

    Happy reading, I wish each of you the very best!
    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.



  27. Delilah
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      · April 4th, 2017 at 9:39 am · Link

    Congrats to Mary Preston! I know you’ll love your gift!

    And thanks to Diana for being a great guest! Y’all come back, hear? 🙂