Guest post: Barbara Greig, Discovery, a novel

Discovery By Barbara Greig An epic tale of love, loss and courage When Elizabeth Gharsia’s headstrong nephew, Gabriel, joins Samuel Champlain’s 1608 expedition to establish a settlement at Quebec, he soon becomes embroiled in a complicated tribal conflict. As months turn into years, Gabriel appears lost to his family.  Meanwhile at home in France the … More Guest post: Barbara Greig, Discovery, a novel

Guest post and giveaway: Robert M. Kidd, The Walls of Rome

In search of Hannibal, the man, the myth, and consummate master of disguise… I’m delighted to welcome Robert M. Kidd to the blog today, sharing his thoughts on one of the complications for the historical novelist – sometimes, there’s simply too much information! The Walls of Rome 218 BC. Sphax is seventeen and haunted by … More Guest post and giveaway: Robert M. Kidd, The Walls of Rome

Excerpt: Mercedes Rochelle, The Usurper King

The Usurper King (The Plantagenet Legacy, Book 3) By Mercedes Rochelle From Outlaw to Usurper, Henry Bolingbroke fought one rebellion after another. First, he led his own uprising. Gathering support the day he returned from exile, Henry marched across the country and vanquished the forsaken Richard II. Little did he realize that his problems were … More Excerpt: Mercedes Rochelle, The Usurper King

Guest post: Judith Arnopp, A Matter of Conscience

A Matter of Conscience: Henry VIII, The Aragon Years Book one of The Henrician Chronicle Publication Date: February 2021 ‘A king must have sons: strong, healthy sons to rule after him.’ On the unexpected death of Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, his brother, Henry, becomes heir to the throne of England. The intensive education that … More Guest post: Judith Arnopp, A Matter of Conscience

Spotlight and Giveaway! Tony Riches, Essex – Tudor Rebel

Today on the blog, I’m delighted to be welcoming back Tony Riches, with news of his latest release, ‘Essex – Tudor Rebel. I love Tony’s books, and cannot wait to be part of his upcoming blog tour, but for today, I’m happy to be sharing news of an ebook giveaway! Simply comment below on this … More Spotlight and Giveaway! Tony Riches, Essex – Tudor Rebel

Book review: F.M. Deemyad, The Sky Worshipers

The Sky Worshipers by F.M. Deemyad Publication Date: March 2, 2021 History Through Fiction LLC Hardcover, Paperback, & eBook Genre: Historical Fiction In the year 1398 A.D., Lady Goharshad and her husband, King Shahrokh, come across an ancient manuscript in the ruins of Karakorum, the Mongol capital. The manuscript chronicles the era of Mongol invasions … More Book review: F.M. Deemyad, The Sky Worshipers

Ocelot Press Book of the Month: March 2021

WHERE IT ALL HAPPENED A soothsayer (very astute) tries to warn of impending dispute. But though told to beware, Caesar says “I don’t care!” then he’s killed by a backstabbing Brute. Today on the blog, I’m delighted to be hosting the wonderful Sue Barnard, writing friend, fellow Ocelot, and the editor of my Kindred Spirits … More Ocelot Press Book of the Month: March 2021

Book review: Rachel Brimble, Trouble for the Leading Lady

Trouble For The Leading Lady Bath, 1852. As a girl, Nancy Bloom would go to Bath’s Theatre Royal, sit on the hard wooden benches and stare in awe at the actresses playing men as much as the women dressed in finery. She longed to be a part of it all and when a man promised her parents … More Book review: Rachel Brimble, Trouble for the Leading Lady

Excerpt: Sylvia Broady, Daughter of the Sea

Daughter Of The Sea ‘Well-paced … genuinely gripping’ Historical Novels Review Jessica is grieving for her beloved father, trawler owner Jacob Kingdom, when a heated confrontation ends with her being cast out from the family home and the revelation of a shameful secret. She falls upon the kindness of strangers and meets a charismatic trawlerman, who … More Excerpt: Sylvia Broady, Daughter of the Sea