The Old Dragon’s Head by Justin Newland

Today I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Justin Newland’s novel The Old Dragon’s Head set in fifteenth-century China as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. Ru was playing in their small garden while Luli sat at her writing desk. She moved her calligraphy brush over the paper. … Continue reading The Old Dragon’s Head by Justin Newland

When The Mermaid Sings by Helen Hollick

Today I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Helen Hollick’s prequel to The Sea Witch Voyages, When the Mermaid Sings as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. A DISPATCH FROM THE AUTHOR A brief bit about the Sea Witch Voyages: I wrote the first Voyage (Sea Witch) back … Continue reading When The Mermaid Sings by Helen Hollick

The Coronation by Justin Newland

Today I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Justin Newland’s novel The Coronation as part of a blog tour celebrating the Second Anniversary of its publication, hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. The Coronation is set in East Prussia in the 1760s. The opening scene of Chapter 3, The Sound of Bagpipes. Told … Continue reading The Coronation by Justin Newland

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