Betrayal, treachery, treason, deceit, perfidy—all names for the calculated violation of trust. And it’s been rife since humans trod the earth.
A promise broken
A mission betrayed
A lover’s desertion
A parent’s deception
An unwitting act of treason
Betrayal by comrades
Betrayal by friends
Could you resist the forces of misplaced loyalty, power hunger, emotional blackmail, or plain greed? Is there ever redemption, or will the destruction visit future generations and even alter history? These questions are still with us today.
Read twelve tales by twelve accomplished writers who explore these historical yet timeless challenges from post Roman Britain to the present day.
Betrayal is free at all online retailers.
“Loyalty breaks as easily as a silken thread.”
Judith Arnopp * Cryssa Bazos * Anna Belfrage
Derek Birks * Helen Hollick * Amy Maroney
Alison Morton * Charlene Newcomb * Tony Riches
Mercedes Rochelle * Elizabeth St. John * Annie Whitehead
Meet the authors, hang out, ask questions on our Facebook group. Several authors will be around to offer excerpts of one of their works, and to mention special sales.
I’ll be there today (starting around 9amCT) with a mid-book excerpt from Men of the Cross – something you won’t have seen unless you’ve already read the book. And Books I & II of the Battle Scars series are on sale all week!
AD455—Roman leader Ambrosius is caught in a whirlpool of shifting allegiances
AD940—Alyeva and cleric Dunstan navigate the dangers of the Anglo Saxon court
1185—Knight Stephan fights for comradeship, duty, and honour. But what about love?
1330—The powerful Edmund of Kent enters a tangled web of intrigue
1403—Thomas Percy must decide whether to betray his sovereign or his family
1457—Estelle is invited to the King of Cyprus’s court, but deception awaits
1483—Has Elysabeth made the right decision to bring Prince Edward to London?
1484—Margaret Beaufort contemplates the path to treason
1577—Francis Drake contends with disloyalty at sea
1650—Can James Hart, Royalist highwayman, stop a nemesis destroying his friend?
1718—Pirate Annie Bonny, her lover Calico Jack, and a pirate hunter. Who will win?
1849/present—Carina must discover her ancestor’s betrayer in Italy or face ruin.
Awards & Accolades
“I read this anthology from start to finish in a matter of days…. Each story is gripping.”Discovering Diamonds Reviews
Charlene Newcomb is the author of the Battle Scars series, 12th century historical fiction filled with war, political intrigue, and a knightly romance of forbidden love set during the reign of Richard the Lionheart. She also writes sci fi/space opera filled with rebels and traitors, battles and romance, in Echoes of the Storm, set in a galaxy far, far away (but no, this one isn’t Star Wars) .