Tho’ I Be Mute by Heather Miller

Today I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Heather Miller’s newly released novel Tho' I Be Mute as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. Chapter 5: Laundry, Sarah Bird Northrup Later that afternoon, against the bright light, I squinted and found a walking silhouette against the sheeted walls, … Continue reading Tho’ I Be Mute by Heather Miller

The Queen of Citadels by Dominic Fielder

Today, I’m pleased to be presenting Dominic Fielder and his forthcoming novel, The Queen of the Citadels as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. The Queen of Citadels is the third book in Dominic's series The King's Germans focusing on German soldiers who fought in the service of King … Continue reading The Queen of Citadels by Dominic Fielder

Book Review – The Master of Measham Hall by Anna Abney

The Master of Measham Hall by Anna Abney begins in London in 1665 where Great Plague already is taking hold. It is only five years since the restoration of the monarchy and the divisions that brought about the Civil War still exist beneath a thin veneer of conformity. Althea Hawthorne, a young gentlewoman, has been … Continue reading Book Review – The Master of Measham Hall by Anna Abney

Steampunk Cleopatra by Thaddeus Thomas

Today I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Thaddeus Thomas’s recently released novel Steampunk Cleopatra as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. Amani watched Berenice study the workings of the statue, which marked the passing time. The mechanics of the clock were hidden outside the palace, but she … Continue reading Steampunk Cleopatra by Thaddeus Thomas

Ariadne Unraveled by Zenobia Neil

Today I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Zenobia Neil's newly released novel Ariadne Unraveled as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. Ariadne Unraveled is a retelling of the myth of Ariadne and Dionysus. “Always an honor, High Priestess,” Seer, the priestess of the temple, said, clasping her … Continue reading Ariadne Unraveled by Zenobia Neil

Book Review – The Fall of the House of Thomas Weir by Andrew Neil MacLeod

‘… I have often said that when you have eliminated the natural, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the supernatural.’ - Dr Samuel Johnson The Fall of the House of Thomas Weir by Andrew Neil MacLeod begins with Alexander Boyle, the rational nightwatchman of Greyfriars Kirkyard, the place with the reputation of the most haunted … Continue reading Book Review – The Fall of the House of Thomas Weir by Andrew Neil MacLeod

Mendota and the Restive Rivers of the Indian and Civil Wars 1861-65 by Dane Pizzuti Krogman

Today, I’m pleased to be sharing an excerpt from Dane Pizzuti Krogman's novel Mendota and the Restive Rivers of the Indian and Civil Wars 1861-65 as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. Chapter 8: The uprising. "We have waited a long time. The money is ours, but we cannot … Continue reading Mendota and the Restive Rivers of the Indian and Civil Wars 1861-65 by Dane Pizzuti Krogman

My Reading – June 2021

The Course of All Treasons by Suzanne M Wolfe 'Satan's pizzle!' Simon Winchelsea cursed as he sank ankle-deep in the revolting effluent running like a river down the center of the street. Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood The house lights dim. The audience quiets. The Dream Weavers by Barbara Erskine 'Elise!' There she was again. Wretched … Continue reading My Reading – June 2021

The Usurper King by Mercedes Rochelle

Today I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Mercedes Rochelle's The Usurper King as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. The Usurper King is a novel of Henry Bolingbroke, the third book in Mercedes' series, The Plantaganet Legacy. Prince Hal must tell Queen Isabella about Richard's death Isabella … Continue reading The Usurper King by Mercedes Rochelle