HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: June 15-21, 2017

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Short Term Freebies and Discounts:

 

Gods and Monsters by V. R. Christensen

As a widower, Nathanial Durham has the monumental responsibility of finding suitable husbands for his two daughters. Flirtatious and changeable Bethany might have nearly anyone, but she seems determined to toss her suitors away almost the moment they arrive. Laynie, on the other hand, far behind her sister in looks and charm, is of especial concern to her father. And so, when Harold Vaughn returns home to inherit, it seems the problem, at least for one of his daughters, is solved. Only which daughter will it be?

Even his girls cannot quite decide, and so, to cool the rivalry, the sisters are sent to an aunt’s, where they are thrown into the path of other young and eligible gentlemen—and a new rivalry begins.

Meanwhile, Mr. Durham, lonely for intelligent companionship, hires a gentleman to read to him several nights a week, but Mr. Holbrook is off limits to his coquettish girls. With varying degrees of reluctance, they honor the agreement. At least Beth does for herself, but if it’s possible Mr. Holbrook might provide a distraction for her sister while Bethany decides which gentleman she prefers for herself, well…what harm can there be?

Some, it seems. When Laynie, accident prone and determined to get herself into any fix that comes her way, falls from a horse, it sets in motion a series of events that expose Mr. Holbrook as a man of questionable integrity. Is it possible Mr. Durham’s hired companion is capable of the wrongs laid at his door? Is it possible Laynie has been mistaken in esteeming him as a man of character?

Is it possible to know anyone truly?

Between the manufactured innocence of a young woman and the championed exploits of every man, what happens when the two opposing doctrines collide?

Free on Kindle 6/15-16

 

The Black Orchestra Boxed Set: Books 1-3 by JJ Toner

Three WW2 spy thrillers.

THE BLACK ORCHESTRA follows the progress of Kurt Müller from naïve dutiful Abwehr signalman to committed opponent of the Nazis. Disgusted by the casual brutality of the SS, he is faced by a choice between his duty and his conscience, and when he stumbles across the Black Orchestra, a secret underground German resistance movement, he must choose again, between country and family, between love and death.

THE WINGS OF THE EAGLE tells the story of Kurt’s first mission for British Intelligence. Accompanied by a young man named Pilgrim, he is parachuted behind enemy lines in search of a missing agent, Erika Cleasby. Kurt and Pilgrim rescue Erika and all three become involved in a deadly race to prevent the Nazis from developing the first atomic bomb.

In A POSTCARD FROM HAMBURG, Kurt is working for British Intelligence in London when his lover, Gudrun, is abducted by the SS. He must find his way to northern Germany where she is being held. Erika, meanwhile, pursues her own secret mission in Occupied France. The two stories merge in a dramatic climax that reveals the dirty tactics of Total War.

Discounted to $6.99 on Kindle

 


Running with the Enemy by Lloyd Lofthouse

Blamed for a crime he did not commit while serving in Vietnam, his country considers him a traitor. In “Running with the Enemy”, Ethan Card is a loyal US Marine desperate to prove his innocence or he will never go home again, and the woman he loves and wants to save from two sociopaths was trained to kill Americans.

99 cents on Kindle, Nook, iTunes, Kobo until 6/17

 

 

 

Artemis Rising by Cheri Lasota

Torn between her father’s Catholicism and her mother’s Pagan beliefs, Eva finally chooses Paganism. She accepts the name of Arethusa but learns too late that her life will mir­ror the Greek nymph’s tragic fate. When they sail to the Azores Islands, her mother tells her that the ful­fill­ment of her des­tiny rests with Diogo, the shipowner’s son. But Eva sees a vision of another…

When the ship founders off the Azores, Tristan, a young Azorean, saves her. Destined to be with Diogo and aching for Tristan’s for­bid­den love, Eva must some­how choose between them, or fate will soon choose for her.

Free for a limited time on Instafreebie

 

 

The Thinara King by Rebecca Lochlann

Ash, earthquakes, and tsunamis devastate Crete. The will of the survivors fades as the skies remain dark and frost blackens the crops. Aridela must find a way to revive the spirit of her people along with rebuilding her country’s defenses.

More threats loom on the horizon–Greek kingdoms who see a weakened Crete as easy prey. And now, Chrysaleon, he who carries the ancient title of The Thinara King, feels the shadow of Death over his shoulder. Will he thwart his fate? No other man ever has.

99 cents in these ebookstores for a limited time.

 

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New Publications:

 

Viking: A Man Called Mountain by Katie Aiken Ritter

980 A.D. The massive black man called Tor – Gaelic for ‘mountain’ – has traveled Viking trading routes north along Saxon lands to remote Iceland. Fiercely determined to protect the two children who travel with him, they are his only link to the woman he loved, stolen by slavers — and Tor wants nothing more from life than to keep them safe with him.

But a deceptive merchant, a lonely young widow with a terrible secret, and a mysterious Druid truth-seer draw Tor farther and farther towards an unbearable truth: keeping his children safe might mean never seeing them again.

When all seems lost, the brutal headman Naldrum forces yet another choice. Tor must decide to become a reluctant hero who will stand against vicious power with only courage and the power of truth. Will Tor find a way past losing everything that matters to him…and where will that path lead others?

Available on Kindle

 

The Worthy Soldier by Sarah Woodbury

May 1147. Gareth and Gwen have traveled to Deheubarth in the retinue of Prince Hywel. The Prince of Gwynedd has temporarily allied himself with King Cadell and his Norman relations in order to finally evict the hated Flemings from south Wales. But while the battle goes well, the celebratory feast afterwards does not, leaving Gareth and Gwen among the few left standing. And it is to them, as always, that the investigation falls and on whom peace in Wales may well depend.

The Worthy Soldier is the ninth Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.

Available on Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Kobo

 

Her Ex-GI P. I. by Peg Herring

Carrie Walsh is almost unaware of the Women’s Liberation Movement, a 1960s girl too shy to speak her mind and too uptight to burn her bra.
When she witnesses a murder in an alley in Flint, Michigan, Carrie’s life takes a new direction. Joining the handsome, brooding Vietnam veteran Jack Porter to solve the crime, Carrie begins to feel more like a career woman and less like the incompetent, unattractive person her mother believes her to be. Still, in her own mind she’s no female sleuth. She sees herself more as Perry Mason’s Della Street, ready to run errands for the detective, whose service in Vietnam left him crippled.

The suspense builds as Jack and Carrie look into the death she witnessed, the murder of Jack’s friend and former partner. They do well together, but she discovers that Jack brought secrets home–secrets that bring Carrie disappointment in love, uncertainty at work, and the very real possibility that she’s targeted for murder.

Available on Kindle

 

Persian Rose by Libbie Hawker

In the fifth century BCE, Egypt is the greatest civilization known to mankind. But with a foolish king on its throne, the Nile Valley is ripe for conquering.?

Amid this climate of danger and strife, in the alleys and brothels of Memphis, an extraordinary young woman comes of age. To spare her siblings from starvation, Doricha is sold into prostitution. But she has gifts beyond mere beauty. Through wit and determination, she works her way into the realm of the hetaerae–courtesans of exceptional refinement.

?As a hetaera, Doricha has access to the schemes and negotiations that shape the world. But the rich and powerful also have access to her, and Doricha soon finds herself in the Pharaoh’s harem, caught up in his reckless schemes. When the Pharaoh sends her off to his fiercest enemy, thinly cloaked by a dangerous ruse, Doricha must become a double agent if she hopes to survive. Caught between the Pharaoh and the Persian king Cambyses, it is Doricha–once a slave, now a woman of great but secret power–who will determine Egypt’s fate.

Persian Rose second book in the White Lotus Trilogy.

Available on Kindle, NookKobo GooglePlay

 

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Permanently Free or Discounted:

 

Libi AstaireThe Tempest in the Tea Room (A Jewish Regency Mystery Book 1), is Free on Kindle, iTunesNookKobo

Anna CastleMurder by Misrule (The Francis Bacon Mystery Series Book 1) is Free on KindleAppleKoboNook

Rebecca LochlannThe Year-God’s Daughter (The Child of the Erinyes, Book 1)  is Free in most ebookstores

Louisa LockeMaids of Misfortune: Victorian San Francisco Mystery (Book 1)is Free on KindleNookAppleKoboGooglePlay

Ruth MyersNo Game for a Dame (Maggie Sullivan Mysteries 1) is Freeon KindleNookAppleKobo

JJ TonerZugswang (a Saxon short story) iFree on KindleAppleKoboNookSmashwords

Sarah WoodburyThe Good Knight (Gwen and Gareth Medieval Mystery Book 1) is Free in Kindle, iTunesNookKobo

Sarah WoodburyThe Last Pendragon (The Last Pendragon Saga Book 1) is Free on KindleAppleKoboNookGooglePlay

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Peg HerringMacBeth’s Niece99 cents on Kindle

Beverle Graves MyersInterrupted Aria-A Tito Amato Mystery, 99 cents in selected ebookstores

Ann ParkerSilver Lies (Silver Rush Mysteries Book 1) is 99 cents in selected ebookstores

Pricilla RoyalWine of Violence (A Medieval Mystery #1)99 cents in selected ebookstores.

Sarah WoodburyCold My Heart (The Lion in Wales Book 1)99 cents in selected ebookstores.

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