The Holy Lance

Andrew Latham’s The Holy Lance takes the Knights Templar out of the realm of romantic legend and into the gritty realism of the twelfth century. Rich in historical detail, suspense, and adventure, the tale follows a banner of Templars as they are tasked with the perilous assignment of recovering a relic from enemy territory. Visceral…

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With Lynn Carthage Tell me your story. I always wanted to be a writer, because I loved books so much. I read everything I could get my hands on. My mom was a librarian and so I ended up spending a lot of time in our small town's library (which was once a mansion! It…

The Arnaud Legacy

Lynn Carthage’s The Arnaud Legacy is comprised of three books:  Haunted, Betrayed, and Avenged. The tales center around three teens, all with something haunting in common and linked to a mysterious English manor with a horrifying legacy. The characters are engaging, and Carthage’s storytelling is lyrical and vivid. Uniquely told and filled with twists, The…

Bitter Greens

Bitter Greens is Kate Forsyth’s evocative retelling of and exploration of the story behind the fairytale Rapunzel. Filled with lush prose, stunning settings, rich historical detail, and three incredible narratives, Forsyth provides the reader with a riveting tale that is as sumptuous as it is dark. French novelist Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished…

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With Jess Steven Hughes Tell me your story. I am a retired police detective sergeant with twenty-five years experience in criminal investigation and a former U.S. Marine. I hold a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a minor in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations from the University of Southern California. I have traveled and studied extensively in the…

Male Protagonist Rhys Griffin

The lovely Stephanie Moore Hopkins invited me to her blog today to talk about Rhys Griffin, the protagonist of my work in progress.

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Meghan Holloway is currently working on a story about a WWI veteran and on a desperate search for his son in war-torn France in 1944. His name is Rhys Griffin and Meghan is here today to tell us a little about him. I don’t know about you, but I am delighted to meet him and look forward t0 reading more about his story when it comes out! Please help me welcome, Meghan.

Meghan, who is Rhys Griffin?

Rhys is a veteran of the Great War. He is a son, a widower, a father, and he followed in the footsteps of the men of his family and took over the Griffin sheep farm when his father died. He is a simple man of quiet depth, more at home in the hills in Wales than in the streets of Paris in the wake of the liberation in 1944, when my story begins…

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The Sign of the Eagle

The Sign of the Eagle by Jess Steven Hughes is a gripping murder mystery set in the Roman Empire. The strong-willed heroine undertakes a quest to save her husband, a Centurion arrested on the charge of plotting against the Emperor. The characters are finely drawn, the era richly detailed, and the plot fast-paced. Hughes’s story…

A Song of Sixpence

A Song of Sixpence is the breathtaking tale of Elizabeth York and the Pretender, Perkin Warbeck. Judith Arnopp’s Elizabeth is a brilliant woman deeply devoted to her family, uneasy in her relationship with her husband, courageous and strategic as many queens were, and torn between conscience and duty. Interwoven with Elizabeth’s narrative is that of…

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With Mark Noce Tell me your story. I write historical fiction with a passion, and eagerly read everything from fantasy to literature. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I'm an avid traveler and backpacker, particularly in Europe and North America. I earned my BA and MA from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo,…

Between Two Fires

Mark Noce brings sixth century Wales to vivid life in his novel, Between Two Fires. Branwen is a riveting heroine, maturing from a young pawn into a politically savvy woman who faces betrayal and danger with courage and resilience. This is a coming of age story as well as a tale of political intrigue and…