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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper by Ana Brazil Blog Tour with Personal Review!!!!

Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper by Ana Brazil

Publication Date: November 1, 2017
Sand Hill Review Press
Formats: Paperback & eBook
Genre: Fiction/Historical/Mystery


Gilded Age New Orleans is overrun with prostitutes, pornographers, and a malicious Jack the Ripper copycat. As threatening letters to newspaper editors proclaim, no woman is safe from his blade. Desperate to know who murdered her favorite student, ambitious typewriting teacher Fanny Newcomb launches into a hunt for the self-proclaimed Irish Channel Ripper. Fanny quickly enlists her well-connected employers—Principal Sylvia Giddings and her sister Dr. Olive—to help, and the women forge through saloons, cemeteries, slums, and houses of prostitution in their pursuit. Fanny’s good intentions quickly infuriate her longtime beau Lawrence Decatur, while her reckless persistence confounds the talented police detective Daniel Crenshaw. Reluctantly, Lawrence and Daniel also lend their investigative talents to Fanny’s investigation. As the murderer sets a date for his next heinous crime, can Fanny Newcomb and her crew stop the Irish Channel Ripper before he kills again?

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***Personal Review***

I thought this was quite a good book - I love historical fiction and Jack the Ripper is of course one of the most interesting subjects of all time because he was never discovered or caught.  So I love to read anything on the subject, and I really enjoyed this book because Fanny is this teacher who seems to want to be much more than that - she seems to want to be a sleuth and she will do anything she can.  And when one of her students turns up dead and killed in the same fashion as the original Ripper but in New Orleans, she decides she is not going to give up until she figures it out.  Now in saying this Fanny may seem "overblown" and pompous, but she's not - she is a regular gal who feels that it is her responsibility to find the truth because no one else seems to get it.  But the question is will she be able to figure it out before the "Ripper" kills again?  

The author does a great job with late 19th century New Orleans, love the background of this beautiful city.  And I also love the way people treat Fanny because she isn't a cop or PI, but she doesn't care - she just keeps going.  I love that passion of hers and that is part of the reason she is such a great character - she is very well focused and complex, and of course we feel everything that she is feeling.  One of my other favorite characters is Olive - Fanny's sister - who is a woman in a man's world.  She is in the medical field.  So this gives Fanny a little bit of an edge having Olive beside her to help her with anything she doesn't understand.  And Sylvia their other sister is not quite as enticing as the other two, but nonetheless important to the story.  Because it takes them all.  I won't give any of the good parts or ending away, you have to read it for yourself to find that out!  But I promise if you enjoy historical fiction this is a good one, and it's not a nasty language book with lots of horror - it's definitely a must read!  So please check it out :)

About the Author
A native of California, Ana Brazil lived in the south for many years. She earned her MA in American history from Florida State University and traveled her way through Mississippi as an architectural historian. Ana loves fried mullet, Greek Revival colonnades, and Miss Welty’s garden. She has a weakness for almost all things New Orleans. (Although she’s not sure just how it happened…but she favors bluegrass over jazz.) The Fanny Newcomb stories celebrate the tenacity, intelligence, and wisdom of the dozens of courageous and outrageous southern women that Ana is proud to call friends. Although Ana, her husband, and their dog Traveller live in the beautiful Oakland foothills, she is forever drawn to the lush mystique of New Orleans, where Fanny Newcomb and her friends are ever prepared to seek a certain justice. For more information, please visit Ana Brazil's website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, November 6 Feature at Passages to the Past Tuesday, November 7 Feature at The Never-Ending Book Thursday, November 9 Feature at The Bookworm Sunday, November 12 Review at Carole Rae's Random Ramblings Tuesday, November 14 Guest Post at Let Them Read Books Wednesday, November 15 Guest Post & Excerpt at Historical Fiction with Spirit Friday, November 17 Review at History From a Woman's Perspective Monday, November 20 Guest Post at The Book Junkie Reads Wednesday, November 22 Interview at The Maiden's Court Monday, November 27 Feature at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots Friday, December 1 Interview at T's Stuff Tuesday, December 5 Feature at Just One More Chapter Wednesday, December 6 Feature at A Literary Vacation Sunday, December 10 Review at WS Momma Readers Nook Wednesday, December 13 Feature at CelticLady's Reviews Friday, December 15 Review & Excerpt at Locks, Hooks and Books

Giveaway

During the Blog Tour we will be giving away a paperback copy of Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form below. Giveaway Rules – Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on December 15th. You must be 18 or older to enter. – Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY. – Only one entry per household. – All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. – Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen. Fanny Newcomb

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Welcome to the Release Week Blitz for Sea of Strangers (The Ryogan Chronicles #2) by Erica Cameron!

 

Welcome to the Release Week Blitz for
Sea of Strangers (The Ryogan Chronicles #2) by Erica Cameron
presented by Entangled Teen!
Grab your copy today!
 
Congratulations Erica!
     
Know your enemy if you want to survive…
The only way for Khya to get her brother back alive is to kill Varan—the immortal ruler who can’t be killed. But not even Varan knew what he was doing when he perverted magic and humanity to become immortal. Khya’s leading her group of friends and rebels into the mountains that hold Varan’s secrets, but if risking all their lives is going to be worth it, she has to give up everything else—breaking the spell that holds her brother captive and jeopardizing her deepening relationship with Tessen, the boy who has been by turns her rival and refuge since her brother disappeared. Immortality itself might be her only answer, but if that’s where Khya has to go, she can’t ask Tessen or her friends to follow.


Sea of Strangers (The Ryogan Chronicles #2) by Erica Cameron Publication Date: December 5, 2017 Publisher: Entangled Teen
 
   
***EXCERPT***

The sight of him against the stone sparks a memory that makes my hands still. I laugh. “You know, it’s several moon cycles late, but we’re finally exactly where the entire city thought we were when we kept sneaking off.”

I’m glad they’re finally right.” He runs his free hand up my bare thigh, his touch and his voice shaky, but it’s the wide-eyed disbelief on his face that makes my heart skip a beat. “I hoped, but I wasn’t sure it’d ever happen.”

I sit up straighter, flattening my palm against the center of his chest and watching him. “The way you’re looking at me, it seems like you’re still not sure it’s happening.”


The good moments have been rare recently.” His hand slides over my hip and presses against the center of my lower back, drawing me down until his lips brush against mine before he whispers, “And this is unbelievably good.”




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OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES
 
 
 
Erica Cameron is the author of books for young adults including the Ryogan Chronicles, the Assassins duology, and The Dream War Saga. She also co-authored the Laguna Tides novels with Lani Woodland. An advocate for asexuality and emotional abuse awareness, Erica has also worked with teens at a residential rehabilitation facility in her hometown of Fort Lauderdale.



Sea of Strangers Prize Pack, including:**
* A signed copy of Sea of Strangers
* A $20 Visa gift card
* A swag pack
**For international: 1 copy from book depository and a $20 Visa gift card


Friday, December 1, 2017

Isabella Unashamed by Helen R. Davis and Carolina Casas Blog Tour!

Isabella Unashamed by Helen R. Davis and Carolina Casas

Publication Date: September 7, 2017
Editorial Caliope
eBook & Paperback; 144 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction/Alternate History


Isabella of Castile is known as Europe's first great queen. Renowned for her marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon and birthing of modern day Spain, Isabella is also known as the queen who launched the Inquisition, completed the Reconquista and expelled the Jews from her nation. Not long after her triumph in 1492, her dynasty came apart and unraveled, and it was whispered by many that the Trastamara line was cursed. But, What if Isabella had been wiser and not expelled the Jews, some of the very people who ironically helped put her on the throne of Castile? What if Isabella had had more foresight and had her successor be Catalina, who, although the youngest, was the most like her and the wisest of her children? How would the power balance of 15th and 16th century Europe shifted if Catalina had been the powerful queen regnant of Spain and not one of the 'merry wives' of Windsor? A joint effort, Isabella Unashamed is written by two authors from very different cultural backgrounds who have nonetheless joined together to create a haunting portrait of Spain's most famous queen, as well as a glimpse of what might have been had Isabella been wiser.

Available in eBook and Paperback on Amazon

About the Authors

Helen R. Davis is an American author. Her first novel, Evita: My Argentina was previously published as Evita: My Life and republished with Custom Book Publications in Hong Kong. Her second novel, CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED, which is the first in a series, imagines a world in which Antony and Cleopatra, rather than Augustus Caesar, are the victors of the Battle of Actium. the sequel, CLEOPATRA VICTORIOUS, will be released soon, followed by the titles CLEOPATRA MAGNIFICA and CLEOPATRA TRIUMPHANT. Her third novel, or at least, her third historical novel/alternate history, THE MOST HAPPY, will be published with Callipe Editorial, based out of Madrid Spain, on July 25th, 2017. For more information, please visit Helen Davis’ website. You can also connect with her on Facebook and Twitter. Carolina Casas has a BA in History and a minor in women's studies. Her debut novel "Isabella Unashamed" was co-written with the author of "Cleopatra Unconquered" & "The Most Happy", Helen R. Davis and it is a powerful alternative historical novel that asks the important question that has been on everyone's mind: what-if? What if Isabella had taken a different route than the one she did following the surrender of Granada at the beginning of 1492. A young woman who enjoys life and giving to others, she is also a self-proclaimed nerd who currently resides in the lone star state of Texas where she spends her free time writing, drawing, reading about her favorite historical subjects and watching classical horror and rom-coms with her friends. Carolina's journey into the realm of alternate history began when she was very little. After a frightful and sleepless night, she was introduced to the legend of King Arthur and his knights through Sir Thomas Mallory's epic "Le Morte d'Arthur" which started her fascination with the medieval period and later with other eras. This, along with her curiosity, has led her to delve into the realm of alternate history. Carolina has several pages on Facebook where she works alongside other history buffs and novelists (Tudor Nerds with Glasses and Tudor Facts vs. Fiction), as well as a history blog where she shares her thoughts on movies and TV shows as well. You can also find her on Twitter and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, November 27 Kick Off at Passages to the Past Tuesday, November 28 Feature at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots Wednesday, November 29 Review at A Chick Who Reads Feature at Just One More Chapter Thursday, November 30 Excerpt at What Is That Book About Friday, December 1 Review at The Maiden's Court Interview at Author Dianne Ascroft's Blog Saturday, December 2 Feature at WS Momma Readers Nook Monday, December 4 Review at Locks, Hooks and Books Tuesday, December 5 Review at So Many Books, So Little Time Feature at The Hungry Bookworm Wednesday, December 6 Feature at Mello & June, It's a Book Thang! Thursday, December 7 Review at History From a Woman's Perspective

Giveaway

During the Blog Tour we will be giving away an eBook of Isabella Unashamed! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form below. Giveaway Rules – Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on December 7th. You must be 18 or older to enter. – Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY. – Only one entry per household. – All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. – Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen. Isabella Unashamed

Monday, November 20, 2017

Welcome to the Book Blitz for Girl Vs (Sinister Skies#1) by X. Culletto!

   
Welcome to the Book Blitz for
Girl Vs (Sinister Skies#1) by X. Culletto!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
     
 
Before the Vela invasion, Rhyan's biggest concern was getting through a day of school. But when she is thrust into the madness of a kill-or-be-killed world, her true strength emerges and a deadly warrior is unleashed. Stumbling through the new morals of a post-apocalyptic world, she learns to depend only on herself. As she gets closer to discovering what the aliens actually want, her lethality becomes unmatched, and she soon learns the extent she'll go to in order to survive.
Girl Vs (Sinister Skies#1) by X. Culletto Publication Date:  November 4, 2017
   
 
Xela Culletto loves all genres, but especially loves to geek out to sci-fi and fantasy. She currently lives in Utah with her husband and three children.
 
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sown in Tears by Beverly Magid Book Blast!

Sown in Tears by Beverly Magid

Publication Date: September 18, 2012
Paperback & eBook; 194 Pages
ISBN-13: 978-1478104575
Genre: Fiction/Historical/Jewish

Russia, 1905: The Jews are restricted to the area called thePale of the Settlement and the target of anti-semitism fomented by the government and exacerbated by the laws and the economy. After an attack on the village of Kortitz, Leah Peretz must find a way to survive and protect her young children. Her life is complicated by the unexpected attentions of the Russian officer, Captain Vaselik. Can she trust him? Should she join the burgeoning worker movement? Suddenly her path to self-discovery has become one of drama, revolution and courage.

"I read this story in ONE day. I could not put the book down!" - Impressions In Ink Book Blog
"Sown in Tearswill have you gripped from the first sentence. This exciting, fast-paced novel takes all the elements of romance, family love, friendship and loyalty and places them into the fascinating setting of a small Jewish settlement in Russia in 1905. Magid creates a wonderful atmosphere of stifling terror and poverty in the Jewish community and the courage and survival instincts of Leah or so expertly created that you are willing her on, even when her actions could have serious consequences for her family. This novel truly stands out in the ‘chick lit’ category as a brave and exciting choice of subject matter written with real heart and finesse." - BestChickLit.com

Available in Paperback and eBook on Amazon

Where Do I Go? by Beverly Magid

Publication Date: October 9, 2017
BeWrite Press
Paperback & eBook; 138 Pages
Genre: Fiction/Historical/Jewish

It's 1908 and Leah and her boys have immigrated to New York's Lower East Side to live with her brothers after surviving a pogrom in their Russian village. She is determined to find a home in America but the conditions are harsher than she expected. The garment sweat shops are brutal to work in and it's essential that her son Benny works after school to help with expenses. Unbeknownst to her he runs errands for the local bookie/gangster. Life isn't what Leah hoped for, but she's a fighter and not willing to accept the awful conditions at Wollowitz's Factory. She's on a journey to find her own voice, to find a place for herself and her sons, to find a little beauty and romance in her life.

Available in Paperback and eBook on Amazon

About the Author

Beverly Magid, before writing her novel, was a journalist and an entertainment and celebrity PR executive, who interviewed many luminaries, including John Lennon, Jim Croce and the Monty Python gang, and as a publicist represented clients in music, tv and film, ranging from Whoopi Goldberg, John Denver and Dolly Parton to Tom Skerritt, Martin Landau, Kathy Ireland and Jacqueline Bisset. Beverly is a longtime west coast resident who still considers herself a New Yorker. Among the social issues she’s passionate about is literacy and she worked with KorehLA to mentor elementary children in reading. Also she has been an advocate for Jewish World Watch, an organization dedicated to working against genocide and to aid the victims of war atrocities. On a lighter side, she is also a volunteer at the Los Angeles Zoo, monitoring animal behavior for their Research Department. She is a news and political junkie who supports environmental, animal and human rights issues. She believes most passionately that “We must remain vigilant to the those who would erode the rights of people around the world and work to defeat them.” For more information, please visit Beverly Magid's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Book Blast Schedule

Monday, November 13 Passages to the Past Tuesday, November 14 Creating Herstory Wednesday, November 15 The Never-Ending Book History From a Woman's Perspective Thursday, November 16 A Book Geek Friday, November 17 So Many Books, So Little Time Monday, November 20 WS Momma Readers Nook Tuesday, November 21 Locks, Hooks and Books Wednesday, November 22 Adventures Thru Wonderland Thursday, November 23 What Is That Book About Monday, November 27 Let Them Read Books Thursday, November 30 Pursuing Stacie

Giveaway

During the Book Blast we will be giving away a signed copy of SOWN IN TEARS! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form below. Giveaway Rules – Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on November 30th. You must be 18 or older to enter. – Giveaway is open to residents in the US only. – Only one entry per household. – All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. – Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen. Beverly Magid Book Blast 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Right Kiss. Wrong Guy. (Offsides #2) by Natalie Decker!

   
Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
Right Kiss. Wrong Guy. (Offsides #2) by Natalie Decker
presented by Swoon Romance!
Be on the lookout for this upcoming title!
 
What do you think of the cover?
     
 
You'd think a girl with the most romantic name in the world would have her pick of boyfriends.
But Valentine's Day sucks when you're single. Just ask Juliet Valentine, whose last name happens to also be the name of the most dreaded made-up holiday ever.
A romantic at heart, this year is especially hard on Juliet. Her sister, Layla, is in a new relationship, her mom's match-making business is doing great, and her school's new fundraiser is "Love-Grams."
Juliet's miserable, a little jealous, and lonely.
Quarterback Jared Black is the most popular guy in school. A star athlete, Jared tops the most-eligible bachelor list year after year. But to Juliet Valentine, he's all but invisible. She isn't impressed.
Jared's never had to work hard to get the attention of a girl before. Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and he's determined to ask Juliet out. After all, if Tyler can win over Layla, Jared ought to have a shot with Layla's sister.
Unlike Tyler and Layla, charm, flattery and good looks won't work on Juliet. So with the V-Day dance coming up, Jared uses the school’s Love-Grams to let Juliet know how he feels. Should be simple enough, right?
Wrong. Each attempt ends up either in the trash or thrown in someone's face. Juliet won't play his game.
Now, without a date to the dance Jared realizes it’s going to take a Hail Mary to win the girl of his dreams.
Right Kiss. Wrong Guy. (Offsides #2) by Natalie Decker Publication Date:  January 23, 2018 Publisher:  Swoon Romance
Available for Pre-order: Amazon 
   
 
Natalie Decker is the Author of Rival Love. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Her first passion for writing started at age twelve when she had to write a poem for English class. However, seventh grade wasn’t her favorite time and books were her source of comfort. She took all college prep classes in High school, and attended the University of Akron. Although she studied Mathematics she never lost her passion for writing or her comfort in books. She’s a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she’s not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she’s off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!
 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for Mad Magic by Nicole Conway!

   
Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for
Mad Magic by Nicole Conway
presented by Month9Books!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
 
Happy Book Birthday,Nicole!
     
 
After being orphaned, high school student Josie Barton only has one person she can turn to when things get rough—a mysterious legal guardian who calls himself her Benefactor. “Ben” takes care of everything for her. He pays her bills, provides food, clothes, and even a cell phone. But there is one thing Ben doesn’t know: Josie Barton sees scary imaginary creatures everywhere she goes. Even her apartment is being haunted by an invisible monster! And just when Josie thinks things couldn’t get any worse . . . she meets the guy from across the hall.
Zeph Clemmont is a man of many faces. He’s a changeling with enemies in all the worst places, fighting to undo a magical curse that could end his life. He loves a good argument and has incredible magical power, but he may have met his match in Josie. So far, she’s the only one who seems able to rein in his childish tantrums and magical explosions. Zeph will have to swallow his pride and finally let go of all his dark secrets if he really wants to break his curse. And with Josie at his side, he might actually stand a chance this time.
Mad Magic by Nicole Conway Publication Date: November 14, 2017 Publisher: Month9Books
   
“A weeping stone.” Eldrick was reading over my shoulder.

His closeness made me jump in surprise. “A what?”

“It goes back to our pilgrimage into your world,” he explained.
“A very, very long time ago, even before the first songs. Our kind
came into this world through an ancient gateway, fleeing from an
unspeakable terror that was ravaging our own realm. Our home had
become a place of darkness and fear—a place without moonlight.”

My skin prickled. “What … kind of terror?”

Memories flickered in the depths of his silver eyes. “There is no
word for them in the human language. We called them skiia—the
devourers. They cannot be bargained or reasoned with. Their only
motive is to drain every drop of magic they possibly can, and as they
do, they spread like a plague.”

I swallowed and sank back in my seat.

“We came here as refugees after our own world was overrun,”
Eldrick murmured. “Humankind looked upon us with awe and
adoration. We made our home here, eager to share this beautiful
world with you, but not before sealing away the ancient gateway so
that the evil destroying our own homeland would never find its way
here.”

“The Fibbing Gate,” I whispered.

Eldrick’s body shuddered at the name. “I was very young when
it happened. My memories of it have all but faded to nothing. In
that same way, such stories of the gateway have become myths. My
father told them to me as a child.” He ran one of his fingers over the
drawing on the page. “Weeping stones were said to guard it. They
stones are made of iron, which as you know has incredible power
against faerie magic, so that no one would ever be able to open it
again.”

“Why would my dad be interested in it?”

His expression steeled as he studied the page. “I don’t know,” he
finally admitted. “But there’s someone else who might.”
   
 
Nicole is the author of the children’s fantasy series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, about a young boy’s journey into manhood as he trains to become a dragonrider. She has completed the first two books in the series, and is now working on the third and final book.  Other works include MAD MAGIC (Sept 2017), FAULBENDER (tbd), SCALES (tbd), and THE DISTANCE BETWEEN STARS (May 2017).
Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Nicole moves frequently due to her husband’s career as a pilot for the United States Air Force. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Classics from Auburn University, and will soon attend graduate school.
She has previously worked as a freelance and graphic artist for promotional companies, but has now embraced writing as a full-time occupation.
Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching children’s movies and collecting books. She lives at home with her husband, two cats, and dog.
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

By Love Divided by Elizabeth St. John Blog Tour with Giveaway!

By Love Divided by Elizabeth St. John

Publication Date: October 12, 2017
Falcon Historical
eBook & Paperback; 381 Pages
Series: The Lydiard Chronicles, Book Two
Genre: Historical Fiction



Royalist Sir Allen Apsley thinks his choice is clear, but when his mother embraces the Puritan cause, and his beloved sister Luce falls in love with John Hutchinson, a Roundhead soldier, his loyalties are tested. Is it family first? Is it country first? As England falls into bloody civil war, Allen must fight for king and country, while Luce embraces Parliament’s radical views and confronts the very core of the family’s beliefs. And when their influential Villiers cousins raise the stakes, Allen and Luce face a devastating challenge. Will war unite or divide them? In the dawn of rebellion, love is the final battleground. Based on surviving memoirs, court papers and letters of Elizabeth St.John’s family, By Love Divided continues the story of Lucy St.John, The Lady of the Tower. This powerfully emotional novel tells of England’s great divide, and the heart-wrenching choices one family faces.


"I am completely blown away by Elizabeth St. John’s follow up novel, By Love Divided. The depth of her characterization, the elegance of her prose (and dialogue) and the masterful way in which she presents the realities of the English Civil War such that we’re bleeding for both sides is nothing short of brilliant. If you want a compelling, exquisitely written story to immerse you in the past, By Love Divided is a must read! I consider it one of my favourite historical reads and it's earned a place on my keeper shelf! 5 plus stars!" -Cryssa Bazos, Author of The Traitor's Knot

Available on Amazon

About the Author

Elizabeth St.John was brought up in England and lives in California. To inform her writing, she has tracked down family papers and residences from Nottingham Castle, Lydiard Park, and Castle Fonmon to the Tower of London. Although the family sold a few castles and country homes along the way (it's hard to keep a good castle going these days), Elizabeth's family still occupy them - in the form of portraits, memoirs, and gardens that carry their imprint. And the occasional ghost. But that's a different story... By Love Divided, Elizabeth's sequel to The Lady of the Tower, follows the fortunes of the St.John family during the English Civil War, and is out now. For more information, please visit Elizabeth St. John's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Saturday, November 4 Kick Off at Passages to the Past Sunday, November 5 Excerpt at Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen Monday, November 6 Feature at So Many Books, So Little Time Thursday, November 9 Review at Pursuing Stacie Excerpt at What Is That Book About Friday, November 10 Feature at WS Momma Readers Nook Monday, November 13 Review at Bookish Wednesday, November 15 Feature at The Lit Bitch Thursday, November 16 Excerpt at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots Friday, November 17 Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views Monday, November 20 Feature at CelticLady's Reviews Tuesday, November 21 Review at Locks, Hooks and Books Thursday, November 23 Excerpt at T's Stuff Saturday, November 25 Review & Excerpt at Historical Fiction with Spirit Monday, November 27 Review at Adventures Thru Wonderland Tuesday, November 28 Feature at A Literary Vacation


Giveaway

During the Blog Tour we will be giving away a paperback copy of By Love Divided to one lucky winner! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form below. Giveaway Rules – Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on November 28th. You must be 18 or older to enter. – Giveaway is open to US & UK residents only. – Only one entry per household. – All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. – Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen. By Love Divided