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  • Talking about the book: In the Shadow of the Storm by Anna Belfrage

    Title: In the Shadow of the Storm (The King’s Greatest Enemy I)Author:  Anna Belfrage A tidbit about the authorShe always planned to be a writer “in between being an Arctic explorer, a crusader, or the Lionheart’s favourite page (no double entendre intended).” I don’t know when this prolific writer sleeps. She published the 8th book in the…

  • Talking about the book: Inceptio

    Title: Inceptio (Roma Nova I)Author:  Alison Morton A tidbit about the author The author admits she’s been a Roman ‘nut’ since the age of 11. She served in the military in a special communications regiment in one of those jobs where you don’t talk about what you do, see, or hear. The story New York,…

  • Men of the Cross – Book Review & Giveaway

    Reviewer Sharon Bennett Connolly offers an insightful look at Men of the Cross at The Review. What a wonderful way to start my day. “The long and winding journey of the Lionheart’s crusade…is skillfully re-told in such a way that you will feel the highs and lows – the joys and desperation – and the excitement of two…

  • Talking about the book: The Holy Lance

    Title: The Holy Lance Author:  Andrew Latham A tidbit about the authorScholar-turned-historical-fiction-writer. Andrew Latham was born in the UK, raised in Canada, and currently lives and teaches in Minnesota. He has a dog named Max who obviously has good taste in books. The storyThe year is 1191. A daring counterattack against the Saracens’ last-ditch effort to relieve the…

  • Andrew Latham – The Holy Lance

    Andrew Latham shared an advance copy of The Holy Lance with me, and all I have to say is “When will book 2 of his English Templars series be released?” The Holy Lance, first in this trilogy, is a gripping historical adventure set during the Third Crusade. Latham’s protagonist is brutal killer and pious monk,…

  • Talking about the book: The Fifth Knight by E.M. Powell

    Title: The Fifth KnightAuthor: E.M. Powell A tidbit about the authorE.M. is from Ireland, but currently lives in northwest England. Her debut novel, The Fifth Knight, was an Amazon #1 bestseller. She has family ties to Michael Collins, founder of the Irish Free State. Her agent calls her books “car chases with chainmail.”  Check out…

  • Men of the Cross – a B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree!

    I am thrilled to share this exciting news with you! Men of the Cross has been awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion! Can you say ‘awesome’? When the email arrived from indieBRAG president Geri Clouston I stared at the subject line “The B.R.A.G. Medallion.” My heart went through the roof. I had to read the email 5 times before…

  • talking about the book: Devil’s Brood

    Title: Devil’s Brood Author: Sharon Kay Penman A tidbit about the authorOne-time tax lawyer. An animal rights enthusiast. Supporter of gay rights. Penman is a best-selling novelist known for her meticulous research. She has written 13 books. Her first, The Sunne in Splendour, published in 1982, is a novel of Richard III (whose bones, you’ll recall,…

  • Is the world ready for another Robin Hood tale?

    Authors Steven A. McKay and Angus Donald have huge successes with their recent novels exploring new tales of Robin Hood. McKay’s Forest Lord series features Robin in 14th century England. He’s a Yorkshire lad – not of noble birth – during the tumultuous reign of Edward II. Donald writes a 12th century Mafia-style Robin in his Outlaw Chronicles.…