HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: October 20-26, 2017

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: October 20-26, 2017

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:

 

The Whisky Tide by M. Ruth Myers

At the height of Prohibition three sisters in a genteel Massachusetts family turn rumrunners to save their family. Desperate to provide for their newly widowed mother and little brother, they use the family’s pleasure schooner to smuggle whiskey from Canada.

Kate, the bookworm, hatches the plan, sacrificing her last year at Wellesley to make every grueling and dangerous trip. Rosalie risks her engagement to a clergyman to help on the home front, and tends Kate’s gunshot wound from rum-pirates. Aggie, a dazzling flapper hungry for adventure, uses the undertaking to become involved with a man she doesn’t realize is a vicious killer.

Kate’s courage in the face of storms, crooks on both sides of the law, and the treacherous tides of the Bay of Fundy change her view of the world. It also changes the lives of those around her. The Portuguese-Irish fisherman she hires to captain Pa’s Folly earns money enough to provide previously unimagined options for his poor but close-knit family, but bears the secret burden of falling in love with Kate. A wealthy old woman dying of loneliness in her clifftop mansion finds reasons to live. Even Kate’s cousin, shattered in body and spirit by his service in The Great War, is caught in the ripples.

THE WHISKEY TIDE is a sweeping saga of family ties that bind and chafe and sometimes fray, and of new horizons glimpsed in the dark of the moon.

99 cents on Kindle, Nook, iTunes, Kobo October 25-29

 

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

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New Publications:

 

Mist-chi-mas: A Novel of Captivity by J. L. Oakley

In Mist-chi-mas, everyone is bound to something.Jeannie Naughton never intended to run away from her troubles, but in 1860, a woman’s reputation is everything. A scandal not of her own making forces her to flee England for an island in the Pacific Northwest, a territory jointly occupied by British and American military forces. At English Camp, Jeannie meets American Jonas Breed. Breed was once a captive and slave — a mistchimas — of the Haida, and still retains close ties to the Coast Salish Indians.

But the inhabitants of the island mistrust Breed for his friendship with the tribes. When one of Breed’s friends is murdered, he is quickly accused of a gruesome retaliation. Jeannie knows he’s innocent, and plans to go away with him, legitimizing their passionate affair with a marriage. But when she receives word that Breed has been killed in a fight, Jeannie’s world falls apart. Although she carries Jonas Breed’s child, she feels she has no choice but to accept a proposal from another man.

Twenty years later, Jeannie finds reason to believe that Breed may still be alive. She must embark on a journey to uncover the truth, unaware that she is stirring up an old and dangerous struggle for power and revenge…

Now available on Kindle

 

Journey to Rhyolite (new edition)  by Steve Bartholomew

Rhyolite is the greatest boomtown in Nevada, soon to become State Capitol and make everyone rich. Nathaniel Strange journeys here to seek out Annabelle, love of his life. He finds a little girl lost in the desert. She makes him remember Snallygaster, who has stolen everything from him including Annabelle and his own freedom. Nathaniel has come here for another reason: to confront the man he murdered back in Baltimore. He must discover if he is to lose everything again, including his revenge.

Available on Kindle

 

Shades of Time by Sarah Woodbury

March 1294. With David and Llywelyn in Ireland, the rule of Wales and England has fallen to Math and Anna. Unbeknownst to them, however, rebellious barons have tried to assassinate David and thrown Ireland into civil war. When the treachery reaches across the sea and touches Anna, she finds herself at the center of a conspiracy that stretches from Dublin to Edinburgh–and only her actions and choices stand between her family and the destruction of everything they’ve worked so hard to build.

Shades of Time takes place simultaneously with Outpost in Time, the previous book in the After Cilmeri series.

Available on Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo

 

Ikiryo: Vengeance and Justice by I. J. Parker

Deeply distressed by his wife’s adultery, Akitada returns to the capital to patch up his marriage and to help Superintendent Kobe with a case of poisoning. But before he can deal with either, the prime minister orders Akitada to save his dying brother who is plagued by a vengeful spirit from his past. Unable to refuse, Akitada plays a risky game to bring justice to some of the dying man’s victims. Soon he is in even more deadly trouble when he tumbles into an affair with a dangerous woman and becomes the target of a cold-blooded assassin.

Available now on Kindle

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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

M. 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.