HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: May 25-31, 2017

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Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are newly free, discounted, or published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog.

 

Short Term Freebies and Discounts:

 

Liberty Boy by David Gaughran

Dublin has been on a knife-edge since the failed rebellion in July, and Jimmy O’Flaherty suspects a newcomer to The Liberties–Kitty Doyle–is mixed up in it. She accuses him of spying for the English, and he thinks she’s a reckless troublemaker.

All Jimmy wants is to earn enough coin to buy passage to America. But when the English turn his trading patch into a gallows, Jimmy finds himself drawn into the very conflict he’s spent his whole life avoiding.

Free on Kindle 5/30-6/3

 

Uncommon Soldiers by David Gaughran

Intrigue and adventure, bandits and mercenaries, this historical novel twinpack includes:

MERCENARY – Lee Christmas gets drunk and falls asleep at the throttle of his locomotive, plowing straight into an oncoming train. Blacklisted from the railroad and his marriage in tatters, he flees New Orleans on a steamer bound for the tropics.

In Honduras, he begins a quiet new life. But trouble has a way of finding Christmas. With unrest sweeping the countryside, he’s kidnapped by bandits. Soon, he finds himself taking sides in an all-out civil war–as leader of the rebellion.

Mercenary is the story of the USA’s most famous soldier of fortune: the hard-drinking drifter who changed the fate of a nation.

A STORM HITS VALPARAISO – Catalina Flores de la Peña’s tongue got her in more trouble than any other part of her body, even though there were far more likely candidates. But when a storm rolls into her sleepy port town, she finds herself embroiled with a gang of adventurers, mercenaries, and prostitutes on a journey to free South America from the Spanish Empire.

A Storm Hits Valparaiso is an epic historical adventure starring two brothers torn apart by love; a slave running for his life; a disgraced British sailor seeking redemption; and José de San Martín, an Argentine general who deserts the Spanish Army to lead a bloody revolt against his former masters.

99 cents on Kindle 5/30-6/6

 

My Splendid Concubine by Lloyd Lofthouse

No Westerner has ever achieved Robert Hart’s status and level of power in China. Driven by a passion for his adopted country, he became the godfather of China’s modernism, inspector general of China’s Customs Service, and the builder of China’s railroads, postal and telegraph systems, and schools. However, his first real love is Ayaou, a young concubine, the love he hid from the world.

$1.99 on Kindle on 5/31

 


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:

 

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

 

Finding Joaquin; A Tale of Old California by Steve Bartholomew

In 1852, Joaquin Murietta is Gold Rush California’s most notorious bandit. The Rangers are hunting for him, with promise of a sizable reward. Ira Beard, a bounty hunter from New York, also decides to go after

Joaquin. He has only two men in his posse, but encounters a Spanish lady who will save his life three times. Who will get to Joaquin first, and is that really Joaquin’s head in a bottle?

Available on Kindle 

 

Legend of the Pendragon by Sarah Woodbury

Cade and his companions have reached the final reckoning. He must either rise to the promise of his birth and become the legend that prophecy foretold—or face the ultimate destruction of his country and his people. 

Legend of the Pendragon is the eighth and final installment in The Last Pendragon Saga.

Available on KindleNookiTunesKobo

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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.