Giveaway & Book Review: Mistress of the Wind by Michelle Diener

December 30, 2013 Blog, Giveaway 5

Genres: Fantasy, Romance

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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

my thoughts done

This is a hard book for me to review. I enjoyed it and I realized I read it much faster than I thought I would have, but something didn’t completely drag me in.It was nice though that this isn’t your normal run of the mill, damsel in distress. Actually, quite the other way around! I think I may have made the same mistakes as Astrid even knowing the consequences but having those actions is what causes most of the problems in the book and allows Astrid to really grow. Sometimes she just makes me want to smack my forehead but by the end I felt as if she really grew.

At first I couldn’t delve completely into the book, something about the characters or the plot just didn’t resonate with me, but as I said above, soon I found that I was nearly finished and hadn’t even moved an inch from my reading spot! Super easy to read and once I melted into the story, really easy to follow and enjoy! Lovely story which makes me want to check out the original myth!

I think many will enjoy this. It’s categorized as New Adult and Adult but all of the sexy scenes were fade to black so I can see this being for a bit younger audience.

the author

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.


10 copies of Mistress of the Wind, Kindle or print, winner’s choice.

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5 Responses to “Giveaway & Book Review: Mistress of the Wind by Michelle Diener”

  1. Linda Trinklein

    I dont know. Im VERY happy with the life I am living now! I cant imagine having a different one!

    • Christina

      Linda you are blessed! I have that same wonderful feeling this morning! I was freaking out because I’m about to turn 39 but I have such a great life that there’s no reason to be anything but happy!

      Fabulous outlook. Good luck on the giveaway!

      • Linda Trinklein

        HAPPY Almost birthday!!! 40 is the new 30 😉 Loving your blog