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Diana Cosby: Knights Templar – The Mystery Remains (Giveaway)
Sunday, June 4th, 2017

UPDATE: The winner of the tote bag is…Kelly!

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@Diana Cosby 2017

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 enjoy weaving in my character’s journey, where they face challenges and in the end fall in love, around these mysteries.  As well, I include 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.

Book ideas come to me in numerous ways.  With Forbidden Knight, the 2nd in The Forbidden Series, it occurred during a visit to Louisiana.  I was listening to stories of World War II and how back then, women used to write letters of encouragement and support to deployed soldiers.  If the recipient had a pen pal or girlfriend, he’d pass the letter on to a person without someone to correspond to.  I was fascinated by this detail, which ignited the thought of, “What if the hero isn’t the recipient of the letter, but he pretends to be that person?”  This translated into the premise for Forbidden Knight.

With an alpha hero, I knew my heroine needed to be strong, and Alesone Elyne MacNiven, a resilient and independent woman, was born.  I upped the tension to the story by placing her and Thomas on the run in a setting with Scotland at war.

I hope you enjoy Thomas and Alesone’s journey.  Take care, and I wish you the best.

Sincerely,

Diana Cosby
AGC(AW) USN, Ret.
www.dianacosby.com

Forbidden Knight

“Diana Cosby is superbly talented.” —Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author

Deep within Scotland, a healer and a warrior join forces to protect Scotland’s future . . .

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.

Outraged Sir Thomas dismissed her claim, Mistress Alesone MacNiven awaits the shock on the arrogant knight’s face when he learns that she has told the truth. But it is she who is shocked, and then horrified, as it is revealed that her father, the king’s mortal enemy, has betrothed her to a powerful noble, a deal that could jeopardize the king’s efforts to unite Scotland. Robert Bruce orders Sir Thomas to escort Alesone to safety. As they embark on a harrowing journey through the Highlands, Alesone tries to ignore her attraction to the intimidating warrior, but as she burns beneath Thomas’s kiss she realizes this fearless knight could steal her heart.

Get your copy here! 

Giveaway

I will give away one of my tote bags to one luck winner.  The contest will end June 10th, and ONE lucky winner will be drawn from all who post a comment here!

 

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 books #1 & 2 of The Forbidden Series, she’s now working on book #3, Forbidden Vow which will be released in May 2018.

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

www.dianacosby.com

14 comments to “Diana Cosby: Knights Templar – The Mystery Remains (Giveaway)”

  1. Pamk
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      · June 4th, 2017 at 8:26 am · Link

    Sounds interesting. And she sounds like a smart and resourceful heroine



  2. DebraG
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      · June 4th, 2017 at 9:56 am · Link

    The Templars are fascinating. I studied in Malta during my university years. Lots of history but some mystery as well.



  3. Diana Cosby
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      · June 4th, 2017 at 10:27 am · Link

    Delilah Devlin​,
    Thank you so much for inviting me back to your blog to celebrate the release of Forbidden Knight, book #2 in The Forbidden Series. The history of the Templar knights is fascinating, and I loved weaving Thomas and Alesone’s story within this intense time-frame. I sincerely hope readers will enjoy this Scottish historical romantic suspense as well!
    Sincerely,

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



  4. Diana Cosby
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      · June 4th, 2017 at 10:30 am · Link

    Pamk wrote: Sounds interesting. And she sounds like a smart and resourceful heroine.

    Hi Pamk, I appreciate your stopping by. I love strong and intelligent heroines. Alesone is one my favorite ‘first meets’ that I’ve ever written. Take care, and if you read Forbidden Knight, I sincerely hope you enjoy Thomas and Alesone’s story. Enjoy your day!
    Sincerely,

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



  5. Diana Cosby
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      · June 4th, 2017 at 10:35 am · Link

    DebraG wrote: The Templars are fascinating. I studied in Malta during my university years. Lots of history but some mystery as well.

    ~Hi Debra, thank you so much for stopping by. I agree, the intrigue of the mysteries of the brotherhood, what treasures they hid, and where they are hidden is fascinating. I’m enjoying weaving my own thoughts on the possibilities throughout The Forbidden Series. If you decide to read the series, I hope you enjoy. Have a wonderful day!
    Sincerely,

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



  6. Kelly
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      · June 4th, 2017 at 12:11 pm · Link

    Oh I love all your books! Of course I’m looking for romance with a strong handsome man, but the history used is amazing. I always end up googling something and reading about a subject a person, place and always learn something in the process of being lost in the romance.. keep them coming Diana!!!



  7. books
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      · June 5th, 2017 at 5:04 am · Link

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  8. ButtonsMom2003
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      · June 5th, 2017 at 6:17 pm · Link

    I’m new to your books but this one sounds really good!



  9. Diana Cosby
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      · June 10th, 2017 at 11:26 am · Link

    Kelly wrote: Oh I love all your books! Of course I’m looking for romance with a strong handsome man, but the history used is amazing. I always end up googling something and reading about a subject a person, place and always learn something in the process of being lost in the romance.. keep them coming Diana!!!

    ~Hi Kelly, thank you so much for stopping by, and for your kind words about my writing. The Knights Templar are fascinating. It’s an intriguing challenge to wrap bits of their history along with my speculation as to what happened to the Brotherhood in Forbidden Knight as well as each book in The Forbidden Series. I’m so glad you’re finding the facts interesting as well. 🙂 Take care, and I wish you the best! *Hugs*
    Sincerely,

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



  10. Diana Cosby
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      · June 10th, 2017 at 11:29 am · Link

    ButtonsMom2003 wrote: I’m new to your books but this one sounds really good!

    ~Hi ButtonsMom2003, thank you so much for stopping by and your kind comments about Forbidden Knight. I loved writing Thomas and Alesone’s story, and I hope you enjoy their journey as well. Have a wonderful day, and I wish you the best!
    Sincerely,

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



  11. Tamara Kasyan
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      · June 10th, 2017 at 8:23 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to read it! Ever since I did a report on the Templars in school I’ve been fascinated with them. I read a series recently with modern Templars and loved it. This is definitely on my TBR list this summer!



  12. Diana Cosby
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      · June 11th, 2017 at 1:31 pm · Link

    Tamara Kasyan
    Can’t wait to read it! Ever since I did a report on the Templars in school I’ve been fascinated with them. I read a series recently with modern Templars and loved it. This is definitely on my TBR list this summer!

    ~Hi Tamara, thank you so much for stopping by. I agree, the history of the Templars is fascinating. I loved writing Thomas and Alesone’s story, and I hope you enjoy Forbidden Knight. Have a wonderful day, and I wish you the best!
    Sincerely,

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



  13. Diana Cosby
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      · June 11th, 2017 at 1:38 pm · Link

    Delilah,
    Thank you so much for inviting me to your blog to celebrate the release of Forbidden Knight, book #2 of The Forbidden Series. Another huge thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hi. I loved writing Thomas and Alesone’s story, and if you decide to try Forbidden Knight, I hope you will enjoy their journey as well.

    The winner of the Tote Bag and Mug is – KELLY! Congratulations, Kelly. Delilah will be contacting you.

    Take care, and I wish each of you the very best!
    Sincerely,

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



  14. Delilah
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      · June 16th, 2017 at 3:43 pm · Link

    Diana, thanks for being a great guest and offering such an awesome prize! I’ve sent you Kelly’s email address so you can arrange delivery!