May 04 - May 15
Mar 24 - Apr 24
Feb 01 - Feb 20
Jan 19 - Feb 13
Jan 05 - Feb 06
Jan 05 - Jan 16
Jan 01 - Feb 06
Dec 15 - Dec 19
Dec 09 - Jan 09
Dec 08 - Dec 30
Dec 08 - Jan 09
02_Newborn Nazi Cover
Dec 08 - Dec 12
Dec 08 - Dec 19
Dec 08 - Jan 09
01_Gentlemen of Pitchfork Cover
Dec 08 - Dec 19
Dec 05 - Dec 19
Dec 02 - Dec 16
Dec 01 - Jan 09
Dec 01 - Dec 19
02_The Light in the Labyrinth Cover
Dec 01 - Dec 12
02_A Christmas Reunion
Nov 24 - Dec 12
Nov 24 - Dec 05
Nov 24 - Dec 05
Nov 24 - Dec 05
Nov 24 - Dec 05
Nov 17 - Dec 12
Nov 17 - Dec 05
Nov 15 - Dec 06
Nov 12 - Dec 03
Nov 10 - Dec 11
Nov 10 - Nov 28
Nov 10 - Nov 28
Nov 03 - Nov 28
Nov 03 - Nov 16
Nov 03 - Nov 21
Nov 03 - Nov 14
Nov 01 - Nov 28
Oct 27 - Nov 14
Oct 27 - Nov 07
Oct 27 - Nov 07
Oct 27 - Nov 07
Oct 27 - Dec 05
Oct 20 - Nov 28
Oct 20 - Nov 21
Oct 20 - Nov 07
Oct 13 - Oct 24
Oct 13 - Oct 24
Oct 13 - Nov 14
Oct 13 - Oct 24
Oct 06 - Nov 30
Oct 06 - Nov 30
Oct 06 - Nov 30
Oct 06 - Oct 17
02_Yakimali's Gift
Oct 06 - Oct 10
Oct 06 - Oct 24
Oct 06 - Oct 24
Oct 06 - Oct 30
Oct 04 - Oct 20
Oct 01 - Oct 22
Sep 29 - Oct 30
Sep 29 - Oct 10
Sep 22 - Oct 10
Sep 22 - Oct 03
Sep 20 - Sep 30
Sep 16 - Oct 07
Sep 15 - Sep 26
Sep 15 - Oct 17
Sep 15 - Oct 15
Sep 15 - Oct 01
Sep 15 - Oct 03
Sep 01 - Sep 12
Sep 01 - Sep 12
Sep 01 - Sep 26
Aug 26 - Sep 17
Aug 25 - Sep 26
Aug 25 - Sep 05
Aug 25 - Sep 05
Aug 25 - Sep 19
Aug 25 - Sep 05
Aug 25 - Sep 12
Aug 25 - Sep 19
Aug 25 - Sep 15
Aug 18 - Aug 22
Aug 18 - Sep 05
Aug 18 - Sep 29
Aug 15 - Sep 05
Aug 11 - Aug 22
Aug 11 - Aug 26
Aug 04 - Aug 29
Aug 04 - Aug 22
Jul 28 - Aug 15
Jul 28 - Oct 12
Jul 28 - Aug 18
Jul 07 - Aug 01
Jul 07 - Jul 25
Jun 24 - Jul 21
Jun 16 - Jul 31
Jun 16 - Jun 27
Jun 16 - Jul 31
Jun 10 - Jul 11
Jun 09 - Jul 15
Jun 09 - Jun 27
Jun 09 - Jul 03
02_Battle Hymns
Jun 03 - Jun 20
Jun 02 - Jul 03
May 26 - Jun 20
May 26 - Jul 03
May 19 - Jun 06
May 14 - Jun 13
May 12 - Jun 04
May 12 - Jun 13
May 12 - May 27
May 12 - Jun 13
May 05 - May 23
May 05 - Jun 30
May 05 - Jun 30
May 05 - Jun 30
Apr 28 - May 23
Apr 28 - May 30
Apr 14 - Apr 25
Apr 14 - Apr 18
Apr 14 - May 02
Apr 14 - May 15
Apr 14 - Apr 25
Apr 14 - May 29
Apr 14 - May 16
Apr 07 - Apr 18
Apr 07 - Apr 13
Apr 07 - Apr 28
Apr 01 - Apr 30
Apr 01 - May 02
Mar 31 - Apr 17
Mar 31 - Apr 13
Mar 24 - Apr 11
Mar 24 - Mar 28
Mar 24 - Apr 04
Mar 17 - Mar 21
Mar 17 - Mar 28
Mar 16 - Mar 21
Mar 13 - Apr 17
Mar 10 - Apr 11
Mar 10 - Mar 21
Mar 03 - May 30
Mar 03 - Mar 09
Feb 24 - Mar 21
Feb 24 - Mar 07
Feb 24 - Mar 21
Feb 24 - Mar 28
Feb 24 - Mar 14
Feb 17 - Mar 14
Feb 17 - Feb 21
Feb 14 - Mar 07
Feb 10 - Feb 14
Jan 27 - Feb 07
Jan 27 - Feb 04
Jan 20 - Feb 14
Jan 13 - Jan 24
Jan 13 - Feb 14
Jan 13 - Feb 07
Jan 07 - Jan 21
Jan 07 - Feb 12
Jan 06 - Jan 24
Jan 06 - Feb 07
Jan 06 - Jan 31
Jan 01 - Feb 07
Dec 09 - Dec 20
Dec 02 - Dec 18
Nov 20 - Dec 10
Nov 11 - Nov 15
Oct 28 - Nov 29
Oct 23 - Nov 27
Oct 21 - Nov 01
Oct 21 - Nov 22
Oct 14 - Nov 15
Oct 07 - Oct 14
Oct 07 - Oct 11
Oct 07 - Oct 11
Oct 07 - Oct 21
Oct 07 - Oct 25
Sep 23 - Oct 05
Sep 17 - Oct 16
Sep 16 - Oct 04
Sep 16 - Sep 25
Sep 16 - Oct 09
Aug 26 - Sep 06
Aug 26 - Sep 20
Aug 12 - Aug 27
Aug 12 - Sep 13
Aug 05 - Aug 09
Aug 05 - Aug 30
Aug 05 - Aug 30
Jul 29 - Aug 23
Jul 29 - Aug 30
Jul 16 - Aug 27
Jul 15 - Aug 09
Jul 08 - Jul 19
Jul 02 - Aug 06
Jun 25 - Aug 02
Jun 25 - Jul 12
Jun 24 - Jun 28
Jun 24 - Jul 19
Jun 17 - Aug 07
Jun 10 - Jun 29
May 27 - May 31
May 20 - May 25
May 15 - Jun 07
May 13 - May 24
May 13 - May 17
May 06 - Jun 07
May 01 - May 17
Apr 29 - Jun 07
Apr 15 - May 10
Apr 09 - May 17
Apr 08 - Apr 12
Apr 08 - Apr 19
Apr 02 - May 03
Apr 02 - May 03
Apr 02 - May 03
Apr 01 - Apr 08
Apr 01 - Apr 10
Mar 25 - Jun 28
Mar 25 - Apr 19
Mar 25 - Apr 19
Mar 25 - Apr 18
Mar 18 - Apr 05
Mar 18 - Apr 05
Feb 26 - May 03
Feb 25 - Mar 22
Feb 25 - Mar 22
Feb 18 - Mar 12
Feb 18 - Mar 12
Feb 11 - Feb 22
Feb 11 - Mar 01
Feb 07 - Feb 27
Jan 28 - Feb 22
Jan 21 - Feb 01
Jan 21 - Feb 01
Jan 14 - Jan 25
Jan 07 - Feb 01
Dec 04 - Dec 21
Dec 03 - Dec 21
Jan 03 - Mar 09
Jan 03 - Mar 09
Dec 03 - Dec 21
Dec 04 - Dec 21
Jan 07 - Feb 01
Jan 14 - Jan 25
Jan 21 - Feb 01
Jan 21 - Feb 01
Jan 28 - Feb 22
Feb 07 - Feb 27
Feb 11 - Feb 22
Feb 11 - Mar 01
Feb 18 - Mar 12
Feb 18 - Mar 12
Feb 25 - Mar 22
Feb 25 - Mar 22
Feb 26 - May 03
Mar 18 - Apr 05
Mar 18 - Apr 05
Mar 25 - Jun 28
Mar 25 - Apr 19
Mar 25 - Apr 19
Mar 25 - Apr 18
Apr 01 - Apr 08
Apr 01 - Apr 10
Apr 02 - May 03
Apr 02 - May 03
Apr 02 - May 03
Apr 08 - Apr 12
Apr 08 - Apr 19
Apr 09 - May 17
Apr 15 - May 10
Apr 29 - Jun 07
May 01 - May 17
May 06 - Jun 07
May 13 - May 24
May 13 - May 17
May 15 - Jun 07
May 20 - May 25
May 27 - May 31
Jun 10 - Jun 29
Jun 17 - Aug 07
Jun 24 - Jun 28
Jun 24 - Jul 19
Jun 25 - Aug 02
Jun 25 - Jul 12
Jul 02 - Aug 06
Jul 08 - Jul 19
Jul 15 - Aug 09
Jul 16 - Aug 27
Jul 29 - Aug 23
Jul 29 - Aug 30
Aug 05 - Aug 09
Aug 05 - Aug 30
Aug 05 - Aug 30
Aug 12 - Aug 27
Aug 12 - Sep 13
Aug 26 - Sep 06
Aug 26 - Sep 20
Sep 16 - Oct 04
Sep 16 - Sep 25
Sep 16 - Oct 09
Sep 17 - Oct 16
Sep 23 - Oct 05
Oct 07 - Oct 14
Oct 07 - Oct 11
Oct 07 - Oct 11
Oct 07 - Oct 21
Oct 07 - Oct 25
Oct 14 - Nov 15
Oct 21 - Nov 01
Oct 21 - Nov 22
Oct 23 - Nov 27
Oct 28 - Nov 29
Nov 11 - Nov 15
Nov 20 - Dec 10
Dec 02 - Dec 18
Dec 09 - Dec 20
Jan 01 - Feb 07
Jan 06 - Jan 24
Jan 06 - Feb 07
Jan 06 - Jan 31
Jan 07 - Jan 21
Jan 07 - Feb 12
Jan 13 - Jan 24
Jan 13 - Feb 14
Jan 13 - Feb 07
Jan 20 - Feb 14
Jan 27 - Feb 07
Jan 27 - Feb 04
Feb 10 - Feb 14
Feb 14 - Mar 07
Feb 17 - Mar 14
Feb 17 - Feb 21
Feb 24 - Mar 21
Feb 24 - Mar 07
Feb 24 - Mar 21
Feb 24 - Mar 28
Feb 24 - Mar 14
Mar 03 - May 30
Mar 03 - Mar 09
Mar 10 - Apr 11
Mar 10 - Mar 21
Mar 13 - Apr 17
Mar 16 - Mar 21
Mar 17 - Mar 21
Mar 17 - Mar 28
Mar 24 - Apr 11
Mar 24 - Mar 28
Mar 24 - Apr 04
Mar 31 - Apr 17
Mar 31 - Apr 13
Apr 01 - Apr 30
Apr 01 - May 02
Apr 07 - Apr 18
Apr 07 - Apr 13
Apr 07 - Apr 28
Apr 14 - Apr 25
Apr 14 - Apr 18
Apr 14 - May 02
Apr 14 - May 15
Apr 14 - Apr 25
Apr 14 - May 29
Apr 14 - May 16
Apr 28 - May 23
Apr 28 - May 30
May 05 - May 23
May 05 - Jun 30
May 05 - Jun 30
May 05 - Jun 30
May 12 - Jun 04
May 12 - Jun 13
May 12 - May 27
May 12 - Jun 13
May 14 - Jun 13
May 19 - Jun 06
May 26 - Jun 20
May 26 - Jul 03
Jun 02 - Jul 03
02_Battle Hymns
Jun 03 - Jun 20
Jun 09 - Jul 15
Jun 09 - Jun 27
Jun 09 - Jul 03
Jun 10 - Jul 11
Jun 16 - Jul 31
Jun 16 - Jun 27
Jun 16 - Jul 31
Jun 24 - Jul 21
Jul 07 - Aug 01
Jul 07 - Jul 25
Jul 28 - Aug 15
Jul 28 - Oct 12
Jul 28 - Aug 18
Aug 04 - Aug 29
Aug 04 - Aug 22
Aug 11 - Aug 22
Aug 11 - Aug 26
Aug 15 - Sep 05
Aug 18 - Aug 22
Aug 18 - Sep 05
Aug 18 - Sep 29
Aug 25 - Sep 26
Aug 25 - Sep 05
Aug 25 - Sep 05
Aug 25 - Sep 19
Aug 25 - Sep 05
Aug 25 - Sep 12
Aug 25 - Sep 19
Aug 25 - Sep 15
Aug 26 - Sep 17
Sep 01 - Sep 12
Sep 01 - Sep 12
Sep 01 - Sep 26
Sep 15 - Sep 26
Sep 15 - Oct 17
Sep 15 - Oct 15
Sep 15 - Oct 01
Sep 15 - Oct 03
Sep 16 - Oct 07
Sep 20 - Sep 30
Sep 22 - Oct 10
Sep 22 - Oct 03
Sep 29 - Oct 30
Sep 29 - Oct 10
Oct 01 - Oct 22
Oct 04 - Oct 20
Oct 06 - Nov 30
Oct 06 - Nov 30
Oct 06 - Nov 30
Oct 06 - Oct 17
02_Yakimali's Gift
Oct 06 - Oct 10
Oct 06 - Oct 24
Oct 06 - Oct 24
Oct 06 - Oct 30
Oct 13 - Oct 24
Oct 13 - Oct 24
Oct 13 - Nov 14
Oct 13 - Oct 24
Oct 20 - Nov 28
Oct 20 - Nov 21
Oct 20 - Nov 07
Oct 27 - Nov 14
Oct 27 - Nov 07
Oct 27 - Nov 07
Oct 27 - Nov 07
Oct 27 - Dec 05
Nov 01 - Nov 28
Nov 03 - Nov 28
Nov 03 - Nov 16
Nov 03 - Nov 21
Nov 03 - Nov 14
Nov 10 - Dec 11
Nov 10 - Nov 28
Nov 10 - Nov 28
Nov 12 - Dec 03
Nov 15 - Dec 06
Nov 17 - Dec 12
Nov 17 - Dec 05
02_A Christmas Reunion
Nov 24 - Dec 12
Nov 24 - Dec 05
Nov 24 - Dec 05
Nov 24 - Dec 05
Nov 24 - Dec 05
Dec 01 - Jan 09
Dec 01 - Dec 19
02_The Light in the Labyrinth Cover
Dec 01 - Dec 12
Dec 02 - Dec 16
Dec 05 - Dec 19
Dec 08 - Dec 30
Dec 08 - Jan 09
02_Newborn Nazi Cover
Dec 08 - Dec 12
Dec 08 - Dec 19
Dec 08 - Jan 09
01_Gentlemen of Pitchfork Cover
Dec 08 - Dec 19
Dec 09 - Jan 09
Dec 15 - Dec 19
Jan 01 - Feb 06
Jan 05 - Feb 06
Jan 05 - Jan 16
Jan 19 - Feb 13
Feb 01 - Feb 20
Mar 24 - Apr 24
May 04 - May 15

Please join E.M. Powell as she tours the blogosphere with HF Virtual Book Tours for The Blood of the Fifth Knight, from January 1-February 6.

Powell_Knight_Cover_Template_UK.inddPublication Date: January 1, 2015
Thomas & Mercer
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Pages: 368p

Genre: Historical Thriller

Add to GR Button

 

 

A triumphant sequel to Powell’s acclaimed historical thriller The Fifth Knight. A desperate king trusts a lone knight to unravel a web of murder.

England, 1176. King Henry II has imprisoned his rebellious Queen for her failed attempt to overthrow him. But with her conspirators still at large and a failed assassination attempt on his beautiful mistress, Rosamund Clifford, the King must take action to preserve his reign.

Desperate, Henry turns to the only man he trusts: a man whose skills have saved him once before. Sir Benedict Palmer answers the call, mistakenly believing that his family will remain safe while he attends to his King.

As Palmer races to secure his King’s throne, neither man senses the hand of a brilliant schemer, a mystery figure loyal to Henry’s traitorous Queen who will stop at nothing to see the King defeated.

The Blood of the Fifth Knight is an intricate medieval murder mystery and worthy sequel to E.M. Powell’s acclaimed historical thriller The Fifth Knight.

Review Praise for The Fifth Knight

“Powell does a masterful job. Highly recommended.” Historical Novels Review

About the Author

E.M. Powell is the author of medieval thriller THE FIFTH KNIGHT which was a #1 Amazon Bestseller. Born and raised in the Republic of Ireland into the family of Michael Collins (the legendary revolutionary and founder of the Irish Free State) she now lives in the north west of England with her husband and daughter and a Facebook-friendly dog. She is a member of the Historical Novel Society, International Thriller Writers and Romance Writers of America. She is a reviewer of fiction and non-fiction for the HNS. Find out more by visiting www.empowell.com. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

The Blood of the Fifth Knight Blog Tour Schedule

TBD.

Please join Kamil Gruca as he tours the blogsphere with HF Virtual Book Tours for Gentlemen of Pitchfork, from December 8-19.

01_Gentlemen of Pitchfork CoverPublication Date: July 13, 2014
eBook; 258p

Translator: Pawel Brzosko

Genre: Historical Fiction

Add to GR Button

 

 

TThe year is 1415. France is weakened by the recently ended Civil War between the factions of Burgundians and Armagnacs. The young and belligerent King Henry V Lancaster decides to pay the French a neighbourly visit. With him – the flower of the English knighthood.

Among them – Sir Arthur, the Baron of Pitchfork, an ideal of all chivalric virtues – his uncle, Sir Ralph, a veteran soldier with a taste for women and bitter humour – and his cousin, Sir Robert, a young and romantic would-be scholar who will have his first taste of war, sieges, duels, betrayal and intrigue but also love and practical philosophy.

Together they ride as secret envoys of their King to meet Burgundian emissaries. But the Armagnacs’ spies keep their eyes open for any sign of treason on the part of their political opponents and three powerful French armies are gathering to cross King Henry’s way.

Interview with Kamil Gruca

Buy the Book

Amazon

About the Author02_Kamil Gruca_Author Photo

Kamil Gruca is a Polish writer born in 1982 in Warsaw. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Warsaw University.

Kamil is also an active knight who confirmed his battle prowess by winning the Polish National Knights League in 2006 under the alias of Sir Robert Neville. He has studied medieval swordsmanship for over 15 years hence his novels are full of dynamic and realistic swordplay.

Being an avid re-enactor and a passionate history geek Kamil moved to France for two years to study documents unavailable in other countries that would add to the feel and realism of the book on multiple levels.

His first novel “Panowie z Pitchfork” was published in 2009 by a major publishing house Rebis. Receiving a warm welcome from Polish critics, readers and fellow writers, the first part of the adventures of the young and keen Sir Robert was soon followed by a sequel “Baron i Łotr”, published by another publishing house Znak, bringing closure to the major plot.

Currently Kamil lives in Warsaw with his family and is working on another series of historical novels focused around one of Poland’s most famous knights – Zawisza Czarny – and his not so famous yet equally interesting brothers.

For more information about the book please visit http://gentlemenofpitchfork.blogspot.com or http://facebook.com/gentlemenofpitchfork. You can contact Kamil at Gruca.Kamil@gmail.com.

If you want to learn more about how Kamil trains medieval swordsmanship please visit HAM-Historyczna-Akademia-Miecza on Facebook (Site in Polish), as well as http://draby.pl (Site in Polish).

Gentlemen of Pitchfork Blog Tour Schedule

TBD.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

HFVBT Presents T.K. Thorne’s Noah’s Wife Blog Tour,
December 15-19

Posted By amy @ 3:05 pm | No Comments

Please join T.K. Thorne as she tours with the blogosphere with HF Virtual Book Tours for Noah’s Wife, from December 15-19.

02_NOAH'S WIFE FRONT COVER Final with stickerPublication Date: April 17, 2011
Blackburn Fork Publishing
Formats: AudioBook, Ebook, Paperback
Pages: 352p

READ AN EXCERPT. LISTEN TO THE AUDIOBOOK SAMPLE.

Genre: Historical Fiction

Add to GR Button

 

 

ForeWord Reviews 2009 Historical Fiction BOOK OF THE YEAR.

A novel set in 5500 BCE can’t possibly relate to today’s issues— or can it?

Dysfunctional family relationships • Sexual abuse Kidnapping • Love triangle Religious freedom • Autism • Cultural Change

This award-winning novel touches all of these issues with wisdom and humor.

From the perspective of a young girl with what is now known as Aspergers, Thorne weaves twists into the Biblical story, entwining myth, history, and archeological findings with her vivid imagination.

Na’amah wishes only to be a shepherdess on her beloved hills in ancient Turkey— a desire shattered by the hatred of her powerful brother and the love of two men.

Her savant abilities and penchant to speak truth forces her to walk a dangerous path in an age of change— a time of challenge to the goddess’ ancient ways, when cultures clash and the earth itself is unstable. When foreign raiders kidnap her, Na’amah’s journey to escape and return home becomes an attempt to save her people from the disaster only she knows is coming.

A few interesting tidbits:

Scientists (including Robert Ballard, the explorer who found the sunken Titanic) discovered evidence that the Black Sea was once a fresh water lake that flooded in a cataclysmic event around 5500.

The oldest known worshiped deity was female! The role of the feminine in the divine was entwined with early Judaism and keeps reappearing throughout history.

One in every 88 persons has a form of autism. The choice to make Noah’s wife an Asperger savant stemmed from personal experience in the author’s life and gives the story a distinctive perspective.

Watch the Book Trailer

Praise for Noah’s Wife

“. . . a terrific storyteller.” — Sena Jeter Naslund Bestselling novelist, Ahab’s Wife, Four Spirits, etc.

“. . . an extraordinary work.” —Dianne Mooney, founder of Southern Living At Home

“. . . a novel of epic sweep, emotional power, and considerable beauty.” —Ron Gholson, The Blount Countian

“. . . awed at Thorne’s ability to work magic with words. Her mastery kept me awake many nights.” —Sherry Kughn, Anniston Star

“Noah’s Wife is one of the best novels I have ever read— and I average about a book a week.” —Barry Marks, Alabama Poetry Book of the Year for Possible Crocodiles

“So compelling and readable. Brava! Excellent! I am basking in the glow of a fascinating, complex read.” —Jane Archer, Professor of English, Birmingham Southern College

“Well-researched, well-written, engaging book that is absolutely one of the best reads I have had in a long time.” —Gail Sheldon, Director Oneonta Public Library

“Masterfully created . It is a MUST READ! Thorne is exceptionally gifted in her sensitivity to life, love, and loss.” —L. Nolan-Ruiz, Editor InternationalBookCafé.com

“A novel of great enchantment, suspense and power . . . looks like a BESTSELLER to me.” —Malcom R. Campbell, Author, Sun Seeker and Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire

“. . .new depth to an old story in a beautiful novel of truth, love, and survival.” —Irene Latham, author & poet Leaving Gee’s Bend and What Came Before

“. . . with an understanding of what makes us humans tick, Thorne looks at our origins in a brand new way. It’s more Clan of the Cave Bear than theological treatise—and that’s a whole lot more fun!” —John Archibald, Birmingham News

“Not since Mists of Avalon or Ahab’s Wife have I enjoyed such a finely crafted woman’s point of view on an oft-told tale.” —Perle Champion, freelance writer and artist, Alabama Writer’s Forum

Buy the Book

Amazon US
Barnes & Noble
Kobo

Buy the AudioBook

Audible http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Noahs-Wife-Audiobook/B00JAJYQK2/ref=a_search_c4_1_2_srImg?qid=1396156611&sr=1-2
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Noahs-Wife/dp/B00JBOLLAO/ref=sr_1_1_title_2_audd?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1396156551&sr=1-1&keywords=noah%27s+wife

About the Author03_Author TK. Thorne

TK Thorne was the first Jewish woman to become a police officer in Birmingham, AL (USA). She retired as a captain and currently serves as executive director of the city’s business improvement district—both careers providing fodder for her writing. Her debut novel Noah’s Wife won ForeWord Reviews’ “Book of the Year” for historical fiction. The New York Post featured her book Last Chance for Justice: How Relentless Investigators Uncovered New Evidence Convicting the Birmingham Church Bombers on their “Books You Should Be Reading” list. A short film from her screenplay Six Blocks Wide was a semi-finalist at “A Film for Peace Festival” in Italy. She describes herself as a writer, humanist, dog-mom, horse-servant, and cat-slave.

Her next novel, Angels at the Gate, published by Cappuccino Books, will be released in March 2015. She blogs at www.TKs-tales.com and her web site is www.TKThorne.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads. Sign Up for T.K. Thorne’s website.

Noah’s Wife Blog Tour Schedule

TBD.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

HFVBT Presents Mark Patton’s Omphalos Blog Tour, December 5-19

Posted By amy @ 1:29 pm | No Comments

Please join Mark Patton as he tours the blogosphere with HF Virtual Book Tours for Omphalos, from December 5-19.

02_Omphalos CoverPublication Date: December 5, 2014
Crooked Cat Publications
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 978-1-910510-06-3

Genre: Historical Fiction

SIX EPOCHS, TEN LIVES INTERSECTING AT A SINGLE PLACE. 2013: Al Cohen, an American in search of his European heritage.

1944-1946: Friedrich Werner, an officer of the Wehrmacht and later a prisoner of war. His wife Greta, clinging to what remains of her life in war-torn Berlin.

1799: Suzanne de Beaubigny, a royalist refugee from revolutionary France.

1517: Richard Mabon, a Catholic priest on pilgrimage to Jerusalem with his secretary, Nicholas Ahier.

1160: Raoul de Paisnel, a knight with a dark secret walking through Spain with his steward, Guillaume Bisson.

4000 BC: Egrasté, a sorceress, and Txeru, a man on an epic voyage.

Transgressions, reconciliations and people caught on the wrong side of history.

Omphalos. A journey through six thousand years of human history.

Pre-Order the Book

Amazon US
Amazon UK

About the Author03_Mark Patton Author Photo

Mark Patton was born and grew up on the island of Jersey. He studied Archaeology & Anthropology at Cambridge and completed his PhD at University College London. He has taught at the Universities of Wales, Greenwich and Westminster, and currently teaches with The Open University. He is the author of two previous historical novels, Undreamed Shores (Crooked Cat, 2012) and An Accidental King (Crooked Cat 2013).

For more information please visit Mark Patton’s website and blog. You can also connect with him on Twitter and Goodreads.

Omphalos Blog Tour Schedule

TBD.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

HFVBT Presents Susanna Fraser’s Freedom to Love Blog Tour, January 5-16

Posted By amy @ 10:53 am | No Comments

Please join Susanna Fraser as she tours the blogosphere with HF Virtual Book Tours for Freedom to Love, from January 5-16.

02_Freedom to Love CoverPublication Date: January 5, 2015
Carina Press
eBook; ISBN: B00MTGFABM

Genre: Historical Romance

READ AN EXCERPT.

Add to GR Button

 

 

Louisiana, 1815

Thérèse Bondurant trusted her parents to provide for her and her young half-sister, though they never wed due to laws against mixed-race marriage. But when both die of a fever, Thérèse learns her only inheritance is debt—and her father’s promise that somewhere on his plantation lies a buried treasure. To save her own life—as well as that of her sister—she’ll need to find it before her white cousins take possession of the land.

British officer Henry Farlow, dazed from a wound received in battle outside New Orleans, stumbles onto Thérèse’s property out of necessity. But he stays because he’s become captivated by her intelligence and beauty. It’s thanks to Thérèse’s tender care that he regains his strength just in time to fend off her cousin, inadvertently killing the would-be rapist in the process.

Though he risks being labeled a deserter, it’s much more than a sense of duty that compels Henry to see the sisters to safety—far away from the scene of the crime. And Thérèse realizes she has come to rely on Henry for so much more than protection. On their journey to freedom in England, they must navigate a territory that’s just as foreign to them both—love.

Praise for the novels of Susanna Fraser

“[Susanna Fraser is] a go-to writer for Regency romance that is actually set in the Regency rather than in that Never-Neverland mash-up that’s been dubbed ‘The Recency’ or ‘Almackistan.’” — Willaful at Karen Knows Best

“This is easily one of the best historical romances I’ve read.” — Romantic Historical Reviews on An Infamous Marriage

“…the romance in this story was very sweet. Sydney was immediately relatable and likeable, because she faced such a serious conflict and wanted to make an ethical decision that would preserve the lives of her loved ones.” — Dear Author on Christmas Past

Buy/Pre-Order the eBook

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon Canada
Kindle France
Kindle Germany
Barnes & Noble
Google Play
Kobo

About the Author03_Susanna Fraser

Susanna Fraser wrote her first novel in fourth grade. It starred a family of talking horses who ruled a magical land. In high school she started, but never finished, a succession of tales of girls who were just like her, only with long, naturally curly and often unusually colored hair, who, perhaps because of the hair, had much greater success with boys than she ever did.

Along the way she read her hometown library’s entire collection of Regency romance, fell in love with the works of Jane Austen, and discovered in Patrick O’Brian’s and Bernard Cornwell’s novels another side of the opening decades of the 19th century. When she started to write again as an adult, she knew exactly where she wanted to set her books. Her writing has come a long way from her youthful efforts, but she still gives her heroines great hair.

Susanna grew up in rural Alabama. After high school she left home for the University of Pennsylvania and has been a city girl ever since. She worked in England for a year after college, using her days off to explore history from ancient stone circles to Jane Austen’s Bath.

Susanna lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and daughter. When not writing or reading, she goes to baseball games, sings alto in a local choir and watches cooking competition shows.

For more information please visit Susanna’s website and blog. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Subscribe to Susanna Fraser’s Newsletter.

Freedom to Love Blog Tour Schedule

TBD.

Please join Jay W. Curry on his Blog Tour with HF Virtual Book Tours for Nixon and Dovey: The Legend Returns.

Adobe Photoshop PDFPublication Date: November 14, 2014
Smashwords
eBook: 369p
ISBN: 978-1-3117280-3-6

Genre: Historical Fiction

Add to GR Button

 

 

Before he met Dovey, it was just a heated feud. Now, in the backdrop of southern antebellum slavery, it’s a deadly game of passion, murder, and revenge.

Facts: In 1818 Nixon Curry became entangled in one of the most sensationalized murder/love stories in early American history. As a result, Nixon Curry became arguably the most notorious and widely publicized criminal in America’s first half century. His fame derived not from the brutality or number of his crimes but from the determination of the Charlotte aristocracy to hang him. His remarkable talents, undying love for Dovey Caldwell, and the outright audacity of his exploits made him an early American legend.

Story: Set in the antebellum south of North Carolina, Nixon Curry, a talented son of poor Scot-Irish immigrants, accepts a job at a racing stable. Soon, his riding skills rival those of his mentor, Ben Wilson. The fierce rivalry becomes confrontational when Ben frames Nixon’s childhood, slave friend, Cyrus, for the Caldwell plantation fire. When both Nixon and Ben win invitations to the 1816 Race of Champions, the stage is set for an explosive faceoff. During prerace festivities, the dashing, young Nixon meets the beautiful Dovey Caldwell, daughter of the state’s wealthiest and most influential senator. Finding Nixon unworthy of Dovey’s affection, Senator Caldwell betroths his daughter to Nixon’s nemesis, Ben. The announcement sets in motion a clash of cultures, talents, and passions leading to murder, mayhem, and revenge.

How far will Nixon go to have his love? What price is he willing to pay and what will be the consequences?

Buy/Pre-Order Links

Apple iBooks
Amazon (Kindle)
Barnes & Noble (Nook)
Kobo

About the Author02_Jay Curry Author Photo

Jay W Curry is a former Big-4 consulting partner, business coach, and award-winning author. When he is not coaching, fly-fishing or writing he facilitates a Vistage CEO roundtable in Houston. Jay has co-authored three internationally successful books and has won honors for both his short fiction and non-fiction work. When the heat of Texas summer arrives, Jay and his wife, Nancy, head to their Colorado home (http:/CurryBarn.com) or visit their three children and seven grandchildren. Nixon and Dovey is the first of a three-book passion to bring the 200-year-old story of Jay’s relative, Nixon Curry, back to light.

For more information, please visit Jay W. Curry’s website. You can also find him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Nixon and Dovey Blog Tour Schedule

TBD.

HF Virtual Book Tours invites you to E. Knight’s Prisoner of the Queen Launch Party on October 28th, from 7-9pm EST! There will be fabulous giveaways and prizes, guest authors, Q&A, trivia, & more! We hope you’ll join us & your fellow Historical Romance fans for some Highlander shenanigans!

Where: Facebook Event (click to RSVP)
When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – 7:00-9:00pm EST

03_Highland Hunger Complete Set CoverPublication Date: September 18, 2014
Knight Media, LLC.
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Pages: 278

Genre: Historical Romance

Add to GR Button

 

 

***ALL FIVE GAMES!!!***

An unclaimed land in the Scottish isles is ruled by the male and female victors in a series of war games every five years. Named Chief and Lady of the land, they rule the vast holding, and protect the people by divine right, until the next game begins.

After her brother’s death Ceana is named laird. The only way for her clan to survive the ravages of the Highlands is to join in the war games. Bastard son of a powerful earl, Macrath is placed in the games by his vengeful stepmother. He must survive for the ultimate retribution.

Ceana can’t afford to like the formidable, captivating, Highlander who seems to be following her, and yet she can’t seem to walk away. Macrath wants nothing more than to protect the enchanting warrior lass, but doing so may get in the way of his need for revenge. What starts out as a race to survive turns into passion to endure together.

May the gods be forever in their favor…

Buy the Book

Amazon US
Amazon UK

About the AuthorEliza Knight

E. Knight is a member of the Historical Novel Society, Romance Writers of America and several RWA affiliate writing chapters: Hearts Through History, Celtic Hearts, Maryland Romance Writers and Washington Romance Writers. Growing up playing in castle ruins and traipsing the halls of Versailles when visiting her grandparents during the summer, instilled in a love of history and royals at an early age. Feeding her love of history, she created the popular historical blog, History Undressed (www.historyundressed.com). Under the pseudonym Eliza Knight, she is a bestselling, award-winning, multi-published author of historical and erotic romance.

For more information please visit E. Knight’s website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

 photo 3b83f3b0-c44a-46b4-9e00-0584987bb13a.png

Please join Sherry Jones as she tours the blogosphere with HF Virtual Book Tours for The Sharp Hook of Love: A Novel of Heloise and Abelard, from November 24-December 5.

01_The Sharp Hook of LovePublication Date: October 7, 2014
Gallery Books
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Pages: 352

Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance

Add to GR Button

 

 

The first retelling of the passionate, twelfth-century love story since the discovery of 113 lost love letters between Heloise d’Argenteuil and Pierre Abelard—the original Romeo and Juliet.

“While I sleep you never leave me, and after I wake I see you, as soon as I open my eyes, even before the light of day itself.” —Abelard to Heloise

Among the young women of twelfth-century Paris, Heloise d’Argenteuil stands apart. Extraordinarily educated and quick-witted, she is being groomed by her uncle to become an abbess in the service of God.

But with one encounter, her destiny changes forever. Pierre Abelard, headmaster at the Notre-Dame Cloister School, is acclaimed as one of the greatest philosophers in France. His controversial reputation only adds to his allure, yet despite the legions of women swooning over his poetry and dashing looks, he is captivated by the brilliant Heloise alone. As their relationship blossoms from a meeting of the minds to a forbidden love affair, both Heloise and Abelard must choose between love, duty, and ambition.

Sherry Jones weaves the lovers’ own words into an evocative account of desire and sacrifice. As intimate as it is erotic, as devastating as it is beautiful, The Sharp Hook of Love is a poignant, tender tribute to one of history’s greatest romances, and to love’s power to transform and endure.

Praise for The Sharp Hook of Love

“Heloise is the sort of heroine you cannot help rooting for: brilliant and naïve, vulnerable and tough. The Sharp Hook of Love will have you up all night holding your breath as you turn each page.” (Rebecca Kanner author of Sinners and the Sea)

“Jones weaves history and passion in a tale full of emotional heft that questions what it means to truly love someone…” (Kirkus Reviews)

“A sensual journey into twelfth century Paris. With a sharp eye for historical detail, Jones weaves an unforgettable, compelling tale about enduring love.” (Lynn Cullen nationally bestselling author of Mrs. Poe)

“Passion and treachery mingle in Sherry Jones’s explosive novel The Sharp Hook of Love. Wrenching and erotic, this is a grand romance in every sense of the word.” (Mary Sharratt author of Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen)

Buy the Book

Amazon (Kindle)
Amazon (Paperback)
Barnes & Noble (Nook)
Barnes & Noble (Paperback)
Books-a-Million
iBooks
IndieBound
Simon & Schuster

About the Author02_Sherry Jones Author

Sherry Jones is the author of five biographical fiction books: The Sharp Hook of Love, about the famed 12th-century lovers Abelard and Heloise; The Jewel of Medina and The Sword of Medina, international — and controversial — best sellers about the life of A’isha, who married the Muslim prophet Muhammad at age nine and went on to become the most famous and influential woman in Islam; Four Sisters, All Queens, a tale of four sisters in 13th century Provence who became queens of France, England, Germany, and Italy, and White Heart, an e-novella about the famous French “White Queen” Blanche de Castille.

For more information please visit Sherry Jones’s website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Goodreads.

The Sharp Hook of Love Blog Tour Schedule

TBD.

Please join David Morrell as he tours the blogosphere with HF Virtual Book Tours for Inspector of the Dead, March 24-April 24.

02_Inspector of the Dead CoverPublication Date: March 24, 2015
Mulholland Books
Hardcover; 342p
ISBN: 9780316323932

Genre: Historical Mystery

Add to GR Button

 

 

David Morrell’s MURDER AS A FINE ART was a publishing event. Acclaimed by critics, it made readers feel that they were actually on the fogbound streets of Victorian London. Now the harrowing journey continues in INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD.

Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his Confessions of an Opium-Eater,confronts London’s harrowing streets to thwart the assassination of Queen Victoria.
The year is 1855. The Crimean War is raging. The incompetence of British commanders causes the fall of the English government. The Empire teeters.

Amid this crisis comes opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, one of the most notorious and brilliant personalities of Victorian England. Along with his irrepressible daughter, Emily, and their Scotland Yard companions, Ryan and Becker, De Quincey finds himself confronted by an adversary who threatens the heart of the nation.

This killer targets members of the upper echelons of British society, leaving with each corpse the name of someone who previously attempted to kill Queen Victoria. The evidence indicates that the ultimate victim will be Victoria herself. As De Quincey and Emily race to protect the queen, they uncover long-buried secrets and the heartbreaking past of a man whose lust for revenge has destroyed his soul.

Brilliantly merging historical fact with fiction, Inspector of the Dead is based on actual attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria.

About the Author03_David Morell ©_Jennifer_Esperanza

David Morrell is an Edgar, Nero, Anthony, and Macavity nominee as well as a recipient of the prestigious career-achievement Thriller Master away from the International Thriller Writers. His numerous New York Times bestsellers include the classic espionage novel. The Brotherhood of the Rose, the basis for the only television mini-series to be broadcast after a Super Bowl. A former literature professor at the University of Iowa, Morrell has a PhD from Pennsylvania State University. His latest novel is INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD, a sequel to his highly acclaimed Victorian mystery/thriller, Murder as a Fine Art, which Publishers Weekly called ”one of the top ten mystery/thrillers of 2013.”

For more information visit David Morrell’s website. You can also connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.

Inspector of the Dead Blog Tour Schedule

TBD.

Please join Margaret Porter as she tours the blogosphere with HF Virtual Book Tours for A Pledge of Better Times, from May 4-15.

01_A Pledge of Better Times CoverPublication Date: April 14, 2015
Gallica Press
Formats: eBook, Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9907420-4-3
Pages: 400

Genre: Historical Fiction

A sweeping tale of ambition, treachery, and passion…

For generations Lady Diana de Vere’s family loyally served England’s crown. But after King Charles II’s untimely death, her father firmly opposes James II’s tyranny. Charles Beauclerk, Duke of St. Albans—the late king’s bastard son by actress Nell Gwyn—also rebels against his newly crowned uncle’s manipulation. Secretly pledging to wed Diana, he departs for the Continent to become a soldier.

Political and religious turmoil bring about revolution and yet another coronation before Charles returns to claim his promised bride. As companion to Queen Mary II, Diana has followed her de Vere forbears into royal service. She expects Charles to abandon his military career after marriage, but he proves unwilling to join the ranks of the courtiers he despises and mistrusts.

In palace corridors and within their own household the young duke and duchess confront betrayals, scandals, and tragedies that threaten to divide them. And neither the privileges of birth nor proximity to the throne can ensure their security, their advancement—or their happiness.

About the Author02_Margaret Porter Author Photo

Margaret Porter is an award-winning, bestselling novelist whose lifelong study of British history inspires her fiction and her travels. A former stage actress, she has also worked in film, television, and radio.

For more information please visit Margaret Porter’s website. You can also find her on Facebook here and here, and on Twitter.

A Pledge of Better Times Blog Tour Schedule

TBD.