Blog Posts - Historical Fiction



A Spotlight on "The Duchess Quest" by C.K. Brooke

The Duchess Quest (Jordinia #1) by C.K. BrookePublication Date: October 3, 2014Publisher: 48fourteenDainy doesn’t know that she is the lost Duchess of Jordinia, believed to have been assassinated fifteen years ago. Nor does she know that her uncle...
by Susan Heim on Writing on Dec 19, 2016

Theodoric Saga Book Tour and Giveaway

The Crown of AnavreaThe Theodoric Saga Book 1by Rachel RossanoGenre: Historical RomanceIn a time when castles were the strongest…in a place where combat was face to face…Labren was on the run. He hid his true name and he admitted it freely.In a t...
by Susan Heim on Writing on Dec 16, 2016

Spilt Milk by Amanda Hodgkinson

                                                               Paperback: 291 pages  ...
by LindyLouMacBook Reviews on Dec 14, 2016

The Rhynan Saga Book Tour and Giveaway

DutyNovels of Rhynan Book 1by Rachel RossanoGenre: Historical RomanceDuty to KingTomas Dyrease, the newly made Earl of Irvaine and the village of Wisenvale, owes his good fortune to his king and the recent civil war. When his benefactor demands Tomas...
by Susan Heim on Writing on Dec 14, 2016

Book Review: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

I truly enjoyed Ms. Mantel’s writing, it is sharp, distinct and lively.

New Historical Fiction ~ First of the Tudors by Joanna Hickson

Available from Amazon UK and Pre-Order from Amazon US‘The throne must be a lonely place when you do not have close family, whose loyalty you can rely on.’Jasper Tudor, son of Queen Catherine and her second husband, Owen Tudor, has grown up f...
by The Writing Desk on Dec 5, 2016

New Historical Fiction: The Du Lac Devil (Book 2 of The Du Lac Chronicles), by Mary Anne Yarde

New on Amazon UK and Amazon USThe best-selling Du Lac Chronicles continues:War is coming to Saxon Briton.As one kingdom after another falls to the savage might of the High King, Cerdic of Wessex, only one family dares to stand up to him — The...
by The Writing Desk on Dec 3, 2016

Books That Need More Attention Hop: Enter to Win Three Paperback Novels by Sarah E. Ladd!

Welcome to the Books That Need More Attention Hop hosted by Stuck in Books! The theme of this hop is books that don't get the attention they should because they are awesome. After entering my giveaway below, be sure to check out the linky at the bott...
by Susan Heim on Writing on Dec 3, 2016

The Du Lac Devil (Book 2 of The Du Lac Chronicles), by Mary Anne Yarde

NowAvailable for Pre-Order atAmazon UK and Amazon USThe best-selling Du Lac Chronicles continues:War is coming to Saxon Briton.As one kingdom after another falls to the savage might of the High King, Cerdic of Wessex, only one family dares to stand u...
by The Writing Desk on Dec 3, 2016

Blog Tour And Giveaway ~ Falling Pomegranate Seeds: The Duty of Daughters, by Wendy J. Dunn

Available on Amazon UK, Amazon USand Amazon AustraliaA tale of mothers and daughters, power, intrigue, death, love, and redemption. In the end, Falling Pomegranate Seedssings a song of friendship and life.I started writing Falling Pomegranate Seeds:...
by The Writing Desk on Dec 2, 2016

Book Review: The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock

If you are a fan of the early space program, or just that of the human condition, this book is for you.
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Nov 22, 2016

Book Launch ~ The Autumn Throne (Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy) by Elizabeth Chadwick

New on Amazon UK and Amazon USEngland, 1176:  Imprisoned by her husband, King Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England, refuses to let her powerful husband bully her into submission, even as he forces her away from her children and her b...
by The Writing Desk on Aug 31, 2016

Book Review: "Skip Rock Shallows," by Jan Watson

About the book:Lilly Gray Corbett has just graduated from medical school and decided to accept an internship in the coal camp of Skip Rock, Kentucky. Her beau, Paul, is doing his residency in Boston and can’t understand why Lilly would choose to wo...
by Susan Heim on Writing on Aug 27, 2016

The Fall of Lord Drayson Book Tour: Giveaway for a $50 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash

The Fall of Lord Drayson by Rachael AndersonWho is he really? A high and mighty lord or a lowly servant?When Colin Cavendish, the new earl of Drayson, informs Lucy Beresford that she and her mother need to vacate the house they've called home for the...
by Susan Heim on Writing on Aug 25, 2016

Featured Book: Promises by Ardyce Durham

  About the book: Promises chronicles the lives of two boys who are the same age and grow up together. They are more than friends. They are buddies, constant companions, confidants, and accessories in everything they do. They join the Confederat...
by Epic Book Quest on Aug 19, 2016

Guest Post ~ A Harvest Passion, by Emily Murdoch

New on Amazon UK and Amazon USBoy meets girl, girl likes boy, boy loves girl, trouble, boy gets girl. That’s how it always goes, doesn’t it? Not in real life of course, but in almost every single romance the ending is pretty formulaic. Now, I lov...
by The Writing Desk on Aug 18, 2016

The Lions of Al-Rassan Revisited

Isn't this Throwback Thursday? In honor of this fairly recent tradition, I'm re-posting my 2012 review of one of the greatest works of epic fiction I've read in a long, long time . . .For several years now, I’ve been interested in medieval Spain, a...

Book Launch: Time and Regret, by M.K. Tod @MKTodAuthor

New on Amazon US, Amazon Canada and Amazon UKWhen Grace Hansen finds a box belonging to her beloved grandfather, she has no idea it holds the key to his past—and to long-buried family secrets. In the box are his World War I diaries a...
by The Writing Desk on Aug 16, 2016

Book Review and Paperback Giveaway: "The Artisan's Wife," by Judith Miller

About the book:Ainslee McKay's world is upended when her twin sister secretly elopes and leaves Ainslee alone to move to Weston, West Virginia, to fulfill their obligation at the McKay family's new tile works. While her brother, Ewan, agrees to trave...
by Susan Heim on Writing on Aug 12, 2016

“Rome” Revisited

I'm reaching into the archives once again while slogging through the summer doldrums. But this one reminded me how much I loved HBO's Rome . . .My wife and I recently finished HBO’s Rome in advance of a trip to Italy we’ll be takin...


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