In the following excerpt, the Lancastrian lord “Butcher” Clifford prepares to defend a river crossing against the Yorkist host: “Lord Clifford sat his horse on the north bank of the River Aire and watched the glittering mass of the Yorkist vanguard march into view from the south. It was a bitterly cold afternoon, with a hint of ice on the wind. Clifford took no notice. He was the lord of Skipton and Craven in Yorkshire, and the atrocious weather and desolate landscape of the north … [Read more...] about An Excerpt from The White Hawk by David Pilling
I am thrilled to have author David Pilling as guest today and tomorrow, talking about his latest book, THE WHITE HAWK, and the fascinating period of English history in which it takes place. Without further ado, here’s David. “A Bolton, a Bolton! The White Hawk! God for Lancaster and Saint George!” England, 1459: the kingdom stands divided and on the brink of civil war. The factions of Lancaster and York vie for control of the King, while their armies stand poised, ready to tear each other … [Read more...] about David Pilling: God for Lancaster and Saint George!
Shoulder tapped by award-winning author, Darcy Scott, to participate in this blog hop, I’m thrilled to be a part of The Next Best Thing, yes indeedy, especially since I'm working on the fourth book in the Serafina mystery series and, like most of us, enjoy talking about my work in progress, so here goes. What is the (working title) of your book? The working title is MURDER ON RUE CASSETTE and it’s the fourth book in a series starring Serafina, Florio a midwife-turned-sleuth. My husband and I … [Read more...] about The Next Best Thing Blog Hop
Marissa, It’s a pleasure to have you with us today and congratulations on the publication of iFEEL and the awesome reviews it’s received. Liv Christianni, your character, really intrigues me, as does the cover which I love. Tell us about Liv and the book and how you came to write it. Thank you!! It really is more than just a cover; it represents Liv and fragility of her life in the beginning of the book. iFEEL follows Liv, a very emotionally tormented girl, who has basically become a shut … [Read more...] about Interview with Author Marissa Carmel
An Excerpt from the award-winning novel, WHEN RED IS BLUE by Sabrynne McLain “Excuse me, Miss?” “Yes?” Kate stared in disbelief at a woman in her fifties who was now standing in front of her, but who, a moment before, had not been anywhere in the room. She spared an accusatory glance toward the unmarked door behind the woman’s shoulder before returning to her lined face. “I was wondering if you would help me.” The woman’s words had a slight slur to them, as though she had indulged in … [Read more...] about When Red Is Blue: An Excerpt