Friday, August 16, 2019

K.T. Roberts - Death by Stiletto is featured in the HBS Author's Spotlight Book Showcase

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The HBS Author's Spotlight SHOWCASES K. T. Roberts' New Book: Death by Stiletto. Author Carolyn Hughey (K. T. Roberts is a published author of humorous contemporary romance and mystery novels.









Death by Stiletto
A Cape May Cozy Caper



Author: K. T. Roberts


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A jewel thief on the loose . . . a dead body in the closet . . . a good deed gone wrong, and the homecoming is just getting started!

When the McKall triplets return home to Cape May, New Jersey for their high school reunion, they never expected to be involved in a homicide on their first night in town. But after their former classmate Sissy Post bangs on their door and begs for help, they feel the need to become involved.

The misguided attempt to help places Shelby McKall at the murder scene, and lands both Shelby and Sissy in custody. When the victim turns out to be none other than the archenemy of both women, they find themselves in deep trouble with the evidence stacking high against them.

Now, the McKall sisters must prove Shelby’s innocence, and they’re looking to the newest detective on the force for help. Arrogant and stubborn, this former nerd—who sizzles hotter than the Arizona sun in August—gives the sisters a hard time at every turn. But as the crime spree continues, the sisters feel drastic measures are in order. Only this time, they’re in way over their heads!

Excerpt from Death by Stiletto

A gust of wind brushed against my back and caused me to shiver. Taking one last look at the sunset, now almost complete, I walked down the steps to my car, clicked on the fob and unlocked the doors when a sudden eerie feeling washed over me. It was like I was being watched.

My pulse raced as I looked around, and when I didn’t see anything, I chalked it up to my overactive imagination.

Even so, I didn’t lose any time getting inside the car. Locking the doors, I released the pent-up air I’d been holding in. I wasn’t sure why I was allowing scary thoughts to crowd my already overcrowded mind, but they seemed to have taken over.

Placing my purse down on the passenger’s seat, I saw something white sticking out from underneath. I didn’t remember seeing it there before, but concluded that I must have dropped the car rental agreement on the floor and Mags picked it up and left it on the seat. Yet, I vaguely remembered shoving the envelope into the glove compartment. I picked the envelope up intending to put it away when I noticed my name spelled out in cut-out letters.

That nervous feeling I’d had before getting into the car returned and now, my heart was pounding in my chest. I could hear my breathing pick up. Confused and scared, I tore off the end of the sealed envelope and pulled out the contents. Unfolding the note, I read the message. You’ll back off if you know what’s good for you.



Author: K. T. Roberts

Author Genre: Humor, Mystery & Thrillers, Romance

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Author Description: K. T. Roberts writes romantic suspense and cozy mysteries with sass and brass.

In 2012, K.T. decided to try her hand at writing in her favorite genre: suspense and mystery. Hence, the Kensington-Gerard Detective Series was born. Happy with the results, she penned Blind Retribution and is currently working on The Vow, a romantic suspense, which was named by one of her fans during a contest she conducted. Those contest winners will be characters in this novel.

Missing her roots, this Jersey Girl recently returned home with her real-life hero, Bob, and like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz says,"'there's no place like home."

They have four children. As a professional chef, on those rare occasions when she's not writing, she loves to whip up gastronomic treats for family and friends.

She has memberships in Romance Writers of America, Valley of the Sun Romance Writers and Sisters in Crime.



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Blind Retribution
It should have been an open-and-shut case. When a car bomb explodes, taking with it the wife of a prominent heart surgeon, NYPD detective Maxine Turner is sure she has arrested the right suspect—until Cory Rossini, a private investigator, begins muddying the waters. Max already has enough to deal with: her longtime partner is retiring, her latest case is suddenly anything but simple, and she now has a troubling attraction to a man who is proving to be annoyingly persistent.

Having taken on the task of proving his friend’s innocence, Cory isn’t about to drop the ball—no matter how distractingly beautiful he finds the detective assigned to the investigation. When his sleuthing turns up other homicides connected to the cardiology department, including a young woman whose throat has been slit, he convinces Max that they should work together. And as they delve further into the vicious murders, they search for the one lead that will steer them straight to a killer…

EXCERPT:

Helen Barrett opened the heavy door of her husband’s red Lamborghini, slid into the beige bucket seat, and wiggled in until she felt comfortable. She shut the car door with a thud, and it locked into place. The aroma of leather enveloped her, and she instinctively inhaled. She couldn’t believe she was sitting behind the steering wheel of her husband’s prized possession. He never let anyone drive it . . .

Sliding her hands over the leather dashboard made her giddy. Seeing so many dials made her feel like a pilot preparing for takeoff. She smiled in the surrounding silence. It was . . . deafening . . . peaceful . . . eerie. Helen sighed deeply. Contented heat pooled in her heart, knowing that Jeffrey was as much in love with her as she was with him.

Helen shook her head and glanced at her watch. It was later than she’d thought. They’d made love all night, like newlyweds. Now it was mid-morning. She couldn’t remember the last time they’d stayed in bed this late on a Sunday. Luckily, they weren’t leaving for Venice for their second honeymoon until late tonight, but it had been too long since she and Jeffrey had shared this kind of romance, and all she wanted to do was hurry back into his waiting arms.

She shook her head as she thought back over the last several weeks. What a crazy ride it had been. At first, she hadn’t trusted Jeffrey’s sincerity about wanting to make their marriage work or his confession that he’d never stopped loving her. But his actions had changed all that, and the hurt she’d felt for so long slowly disappeared after he’d proposed all over again and even planned an elaborate reception to celebrate their renewed wedding vows with family and friends. She was happier than she’d been in a long time.

Euphoria coursed through her body. She could live like this for the rest of her life, knowing she had all she needed—Jeffrey’s love and devotion. This was wedded bliss—the mature kind of love that only comes after years of being with someone. This was even better than the first time they’d married fifteen years ago.

Helen pulled the seat belt across her chest, snapped it into place, and took another deep breath.

She inserted the key into the ignition, anxious to hear the roar of the engine, then heaved out one last breath before turning the motor over. An odd popping sound came from beneath the dashboard and echoed in her ears. Oh God, what did I do wrong? She sat for a few seconds waiting to see if the noise continued, and then a loud blast erupted and the hood of the car shot into the air. She screamed as rich red flames mushroomed across the windshield. Panicked, she screamed again. Confusion set in like rigor mortis, rendering her helpless.

Get out of the car! she told herself.

She tried to release her seat belt, but her fingers fumbled as if frozen. She pulled on the seat belt with force, trying to release the latch. Nothing. A sudden intense blast of heat made her look down at her feet. Her sandals were in flames and for a second she was mesmerized as she watched the fire spread across the straps. Then the pain set in. She stamped her feet as hard as she could.

She screamed at the top of her lungs. “Jeffrey, help me!” Surely, he must have heard the blast.

She pounded on the door but couldn’t find the handle. Her mother’s voice echoed through her mind. Everyone has to die from something.

Was she going to die? No, dammit. Not today she wasn’t. “Jeffrey!” she screamed again, her throat sore from straining.

Hysteria overwhelmed her, and she banged on the window with all her might. Nothing happened and no one came. No one to help, not even Jeffrey.

She slammed her fist on the horn just as a second blast popped the trunk and rocked the car. Her voice, no longer audible, released a silent scream. Helplessness took over as the tears gushed down her cheeks and that old familiar pain Jeffrey had managed to erase resurfaced. She should have known better. Everything he’d fed her over the last two weeks was a lie, and like a fool, she’d fallen for it. The bastard never intended to spend the rest of his life with her. All he’d wanted was to silence her voice.


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Strangers in the Night
On one very magical day in New York City, two strangers meet by chance in a wine shop, each reaching for the same bottle. A meeting no one could have predicted, but their undeniable chemistry is destined to be sealed in fate.

Having gone their separate ways, the two meet up again only blocks away. Now that he’s been given a second chance, he’s not letting her slip away this time. He discovers his Cinderella is leaving the following day and he’s fraught with anxiety. But not to worry, she’s got a plan! If he finds that rare bottle of wine again, her name and phone number will be on it, a certainty that true love and fate have chosen their destiny.

A year later, circumstances conspire to bring her back to New York. A chance encounter reconnects them. Only this time, without the prerequisite bottle of wine. He wonders if she’ll still want to be with him now that she’s learned his secret? But only the Gods of Fate can answer that question.

EXCERPT:

“Oh my God, it’s you,” he said with a beaming smile. Excitement bubbled inside him over seeing her again. He cautioned himself to tamp down his reaction before the poor girl rushed off again. “It looks like we’re having another serendipitous moment,” he said with a wide grin. “You do know she called out the name, Boogie, don’t you?” he said half-joking.

She ignored his question and made direct eye contact with him. “Do you believe in fate?” she asked with a broad smile.

He laughed. “I don’t know. Why do you ask?”

The barista’s deadpan voice interrupted. “Will one of you please take this coffee before it gets cold!”

He picked up the container and handed it to her.

“No, that’s yours,” she said. “I ordered hot chocolate. I just heard the name Boogie and thought my drink was ready.”

“Is that your name?” he asked, jerking his head back with raised brows.

She giggled. “No. That’s my dog’s name. He’s a black lab.” Ericka gave him a squinted side glance. “Why do you use that name?”

“I’m afraid of the Boogieman?” he teased.

“Really?”

“No.” He released a low laugh. “Although, I have no doubt I was as a kid.” He winked at her and it brought a smile to her face. “I guess it reminds me of my childhood, and honestly, no one else uses it . . . well . . . except you.”

“It’s fate,” she said firmly. “Do you believe in it?”

He liked the determined expression on her face. “I could turn into a believer. Go ahead, convince me.”

“Well, I never did before today, but I’m convinced now after running into you again. And regardless of whether you admit it or not, so do you.” He gave her a quizzical look and waited for her to explain. “Why else would you have chosen this particular café?”

“What does this café have to do with fate? Do you think it has magical powers or something?”

“I do. But here are three more things that have me convinced.” She held up three fingers and used her other hand, obviously prepared to tick them off after addressing each point. “One, you walked from Park Avenue all the way to Second Avenue when you could have stopped for coffee right down the street from Lehmann’s.”

“Okay,” he said.

“You see?” she said with wide-eyed effervescence. “My point, exactly.”

“Okay, I’m liking the sounds of this fate stuff. So what are the other two things?” he asked anxiously.

“Alright. So what are the chances of two strangers running into one another twice in one day, several blocks apart, especially in a city this large?”

“Without question, it’s fate.”

“Are you making fun of me?”

“Absolutely not. I’m very serious.” He winked “What is the third thing?”


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Deadly Obsessions - Gerard-Kensington Detective series Book 3

Three bodies and counting . . . a manifesto with a long list of names . . . an abducted child, and the killer is using a familiar MO that was the trademark of a serial killer still at large. Is it possible this so-called copycat spurred the Red Reaper into a jealous rage and he’s doing what he does best . . . killing? Or is this someone who’s having too much fun impersonating him and killing everyone on his list?

When two unrelated killings take place, it sends the detectives into a tailspin . . . and now it’s a race against the clock before he kills the next person on his list . . . Detective Jesse Kensington!


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Catering to Love - Chef's Toque Romances

Gabi Johnson tests more than new recipes after her parents use their home as collateral to finance her dream restaurant. The Inn at Carters’ Mill in New Hope, Pennsylvania, is just a half-day’s drive but a world away from her failed catering business in New York. Nell and John Carter want to sell the inn but not to their moody sous-chef, Corey Edwards, and instead they entrust it to Gabi.

When Gabi meets Corey, sparks fly. But he only remembers his failed restaurant and the woman he blames for it. As Gabi works with her young staff, she puts up with Corey’s snarly insubordination because he’s a pro and she needs him. And, well, there’s that attraction thing.

As pressure mounts to debut the menu Gabi believes will establish her restaurant’s reputation and cash flow, she tests her relationships, new and old. Sixteen delicious recipes reveal their makers’ inner thoughts.


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One Menu at a Time
Mix one part job seeker, one part gourmet chef, and one part frazzled guardian, and the result is Jamie, one very stressed-out gal. Jamie dons the apron of a personal chef, but when her sweating in the kitchen fails to bring results to her bank account, she’s back to square one.

Then her matchmaking sister Renee comes to the rescue with the perfect solution. What about the sexy NASCAR driver who is looking for a private chef and who just so happens to be the brother to one of Renee’s best friends? At first Jamie does not see beyond Chase’s charming demeanor—he seems to collect women like she collects recipes. But when Jamie discovers they have more in common than she thought, will she allow Chase to capture her heart?


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Dishing Up Romance - A Chef's Toque Romance

Cassie Pirelli is at it again in her ongoing saga of denial. Past mistakes with romance have left her scarred. But she's banking on a change! Those scars are minor compared to the ones she now faces: losing a job, searching for a new career, giving up the apartment she so loves in the Village, and having to listen to Mama's ongoing nagfest about marriage and grandbabies.

But fate didn't get the memo that she's focusing on her career, and neither did Papa, who's joined forces with Mama. Despite their attempts, Cassie holds strong to her conviction to pursue professional success over a romantic relationship--that is, until the arrival of Mr. Rock-hard-chest Contractor Guy, Josh Benson, who could throw her plans right down the commercial garbage disposal.

In her new career as a chef, Cassie devises thirty recipes she happily shares. But will these recipes test her resolve and lure her into a world of love?


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Educating Daphne
Isabella Carrington really screwed up this time!

It took her three years to build her reputation as a political columnist and only minutes to watch it nosedive, all because of a dumb mistake. Okay, so she got a little sloppy when she convinced her peer to let her write the Valentine's Day column so she could dedicate it to her boyfriend. Too bad she didn't pay more attention to the photograph she used for the column: a picture of the Mayor's wife kissing another man! Now...she's lost the job, the career, and the boyfriend!

But you can be sure it won't take long for Rory Winters, editor at the Globe to take control. He's ready to hire her on the spot. And speaking of spots--he's always had a soft one for her. Issie's the one who got away before it got started. But this clever man has it all figured out now. Let her write Dear Daphne, a column where she'll be dishing out advice to the masses on how to snag a lasting love. He doesn't know she's down on love these days. But ole Rory thinks it's a win-win. He's banking on the column increasing the papers circulation and while that's taking place, he's getting an education on how to snag her love...and she's learning how to love. How clever is that?

And then there's that little matter of ROSES . . lots of roses. So who's the secret admirer?

Oh, and just wait until you see what happens when the Mayor cuts in on Rory's territory. And that smoldering fire turns into intense heat...and this time, he's willing to do whatever it takes…except let her get away!


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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Laurel A. Rockefeller - His Red Eminence, Armand-Jean du Plessis de Richelieu is featured in the HBS Author's Spotlight Book Showcase

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The HBS Author's Spotlight SHOWCASES Laurel A. Rockefeller's Book: His Red Eminence, Armand-Jean du Plessis de Richelieu. Laurel A. Rockefeller is the author of the Peers of Beinan medieval science fiction series and the Legendary Women of World History.









His Red Eminence, Armand-Jean du Plessis de Richelieu
Author: Laurel A. Rockefeller


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From the author of the best-selling “Legendary Women of World History” series ...

Cardinal Armand-Jean du Plessis, duc de Richelieu is one of the most famous -- or infamous politicians of all time. Made a villain in the popular Dumas novel, "The Three Musketeers," the real man was a dedicated public servant loyal to king and country. A man of logic and reason, he transformed how we think about nations and nationality. He secularized wars between countries, patronized the arts for the sake of the public good, founded the first newspaper in France, and created France as the modern country we know today.

Excerpt from His Red Eminence, Armand-Jean du Plessis de Richelieu

Twenty minutes later Cardinal Richelieu and Anne stepped out of the cardinal’s carriage. Walking slowly but deliberately, they reached the council chamber and bowed deeply before the king. “We are here as requested, Your Majesty,” replied Richelieu.

The king motioned for both to rise before turning to Anne, “Is he well enough yet?”

“No,” answered Anne, “but we obey Your Majesty’s commands. I beg your leave to stay with him and serve him.”

“Granted,” acknowledged King Louis. “Now for the reason for your summons. Yesterday Charles duc de la Vieuville was arrested on charges of corruption and abuse of his powers as my interim First Minister. Upon recommendation of the queen mother augmented by many years of loyal service I am hereby appointing you, Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Richelieu as my First Minister.” Receiving it from a nearby servant, King Louis placed the four-inch-wide blue riband holding the Cross of the Holy Spirit around the cardinal’s neck, “May you fulfil your duties with more integrity and competence than your predecessor.”

Cardinal Richelieu’s knees buckled and he fell almost to the ground, “I am humbled by Your Majesty’s confidence in my abilities. Words cannot convey my gratitude. God save Your Majesty and forever make you strong and wise!”

“I will be all the stronger and wiser when my first minister is well again and can return to work. Go now back to your bed and return to your duties as soon as Mademoiselle Rochefeuille deems you able. You are no good to me half-dead from illness, Armand, but I wanted this done and done quickly lest some other misfortune strike beforehand.” King Louis motioned for one of his musketeers to step forward, “Jean-Armand du Peyrer, will you see to the safe return of the cardinal and his aide to their home and protect His Eminence until he returns to his duties?”

Du Peyrer bowed, “I would be honoured. Thank you, Your Majesty for this duty.” Rising, the cardinal, du Peyrer, and Anne prepared to leave.

Louis intercepted Anne, “Anne, one moment please.”

“Yes, Your Majesty?”

“You are now charged with the health of the second most important man in France. If there is anything at all you need, even the advice and assistance of my personal physician, you are commanded to inform me. If the cardinal should die of this or any other illness while you are in charge of his health, be assured you will not long survive yourself. This is now no longer a matter of convenience or inconvenience. Am I clear?”

“Yes, Your Majesty,” affirmed Anne as she waited for the king to release her from his presence. With a nod from the king she hastened to join Armand. Stepping into the carriage, she laid her head on his shoulder.

Armand touched her face, “What is it, Anne?”

“The king just threatened me.”

Armand held her close as the carriage lurched forward, “Do not be afraid. You have me as certainly as I have you. Whatever comes of my tenure as First Minister of France, I will always do what I can to shelter you and keep you from harm.”

“Merci, Mon Eminence.”

“Merci ma dame.”



Author: Laurel A. Rockefeller

Author Genre: Biographical Historian

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Author Description: Born, raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska USA Laurel A. Rockefeller is author of over twenty books published and self-published since August, 2012 and in languages ranging from Welsh to Spanish to Chinese and everything in between. A dedicated scholar and biographical historian, Ms. Rockefeller is passionate about education and improving history literacy worldwide.

With her lyrical writing style, Laurel's books are as beautiful to read as they are informative.

In her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels, attending living history activities, travelling to historic places in both the United States and United Kingdom, and watching classic motion pictures and classic television series.



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Cleopatra VII: Egypt's Last Pharaoh - The Legendary Women of World History Book 9

The exciting true story of Egypt's most famous queen!

Cleopatra Thea Philopator refused to do what she was told. In an age where patriarchy denied full citizenship to even the most elite of Roman women, Cleopatra ruled her Egypt determined to keep it independent and free from Roman control -- at any price necessary. Demonized as a simple seductress by Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (the future Caesar Augustus) and his political allies, Cleopatra VII proved herself the equal to three of the most powerful men of the Roman world: Gaius Julius Caesar, Marcus Antonius, and Octavian Caesar.

Includes a detailed timeline, suggested reading list/bibliography, and a special Easter egg for science fiction fans.


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Hypatia of Alexandria - The Legendary Women of World History Book 8

As the western world fell into darkness, she dared defend the light.

Born in 355 CE in the aftermath of Constantine's reign, Hypatia of Alexandria lived in a collapsing Roman Empire, a world where obedience to religious authorities trumped science, where reason and logic threatened the new world order. It was a world on the edge of the Dark Ages, a world deciding the question of science verses religion, freedom verses orthodoxy, tolerance verses hate.

For over 40 years, Hypatia stood between the dark ages and the light of classical philosophy, arts, and sciences. Though none of her books survived the aggressive book burnings of religious zealots, her legacy remains that of one of the greatest scientists of all time.

This is her fascinating true story.


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Empress Matilda of England - The Legendary Women of World History Book 7

Born in 1102 to King Henry of England and Queen Matilda of Scotland, Matilda's uniquely royal Norman, Saxon, and Scottish heritage was meant to unify an England still divided by her grandfather's conquest in 1066. When the 1120 White Ship Disaster made her the only surviving child of her parents, Matilda suddenly became heiress to the English throne in a time when the old Saxon Witan, not the king's Will, still decided the succession.

Discover the true story of the first woman to claim the throne of England in her own right and be inspired!

Includes Matilda's family tree, a detailed timeline, and a suggested reading list so you can keep learning.


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Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd: The Warrior Princess of Deheubart - The Legendary Women of World History Book 6

Queen Elizabeth Tudor's Heroic Welsh Foremother!

Born in 1097 in Aberffraw Castle, Princess Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd ap Cynan was always destined for great things. As daughter to one of Gwynedd's greatest warriors she grew up strong and passionate -- more than a match for her older brothers.

At sixteen Gwenllian's life changed forever when she fell in love with Prince Gruffydd ap Rhys, the beleaguered heir to Rhys ap Tewdur of Deheubarth. Together husband and wife fought for and ruled southern Wales, challenging the Norman Conquest of Wales and proving once and for all the nobility and courage of the Welsh people, a courage that endures across the centuries and lives in the heart of every Welsh man, woman, and child.

Includes an extensive timeline covering over 400 years of Welsh and English medieval history.


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Empress Wu Zetian - The Legendary Women of World History Book 5

The most hated woman in Chinese history!

Travel back in time over one thousand years and meet the first and only female emperor of China. Born Wu Zhao and given the reign title "Zetian" just weeks before her death in 705 CE, she was the unwanted daughter of Chancellor Wu Shihuo -- too bright, too educated, and too politically focused to make a good wife according to contemporary interpretations of the Analects of Confucius.

Can it be any wonder that to this day she remains the most hated woman in all of Chinese history and one of its most controversial?

Explore the life of Empress Wu and discover why the world is a vastly different place because she dared what no woman in China before or since ever dreamed of.


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Renaissance Queens - The Legendary Women of World History

Now at last three Legendary Women of World History biographies in a single boxed set volume.

Joined together by more than just blood, French Princess Catherine de Valois (queen consort to King Henry V of England) and her descendants Queen Elizabeth Tudor of England and Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland dramatically changed the world as we know it, daring to do the extraordinary and risking everything in a time when women held few legal rights as individuals.

Begin the journey with “Catherine de Valois.” As King Henry V of England invades France in his bloodthirsty war of conquest and terror, Princess Catherine is forced by her father’s paranoid schizophrenia and a civil war at home with the Burgundians into marriage with one man she hates most. Yet hope is not lost for the reluctant queen of England as Owain Ap Tudor, son of a Welsh freedom fighter, earns a key position in the royal household thanks to his valour on the field of Agincourt. Their meeting changed the world forever in this fascinating story of love, loss, and war.

Next, discover the reign of Queen Mary Stuart in “Mary Queen of the Scots.” Most people focus on how Queen Mary died, but in truth Mary was the glittering “people’s princess” of the 16th century whose mark on Scottish culture and Edinburgh in particular shines brightly to this day. Contending with the violent Scottish reformation (literally conducted at the point of swords), Queen Mary’s beauty, compassion, and glittering court won the hearts and minds of the common people in defiance of the rich and powerful exploiting the poor. Meet the real Queen Mary and celebrate her life!

Finally, go behind the curtain of Queen Elizabeth Tudor in “Queen Elizabeth Tudor: Journey to Gloriana.” Told through the lens of her relationship with Robert Dudley you will go beyond the glamour of her court to meet the bright, sensitive, and passionate woman she really was.

Each book in this boxed set includes period music, timelines, and comprehensive bibliographies so you can keep learning.


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Queen Elizabeth Tudor: Journey to Gloriana - The Legendary Women of World History Book 4

Queen Elizabeth Tudor is still known today as "Gloriana" after her small fleet of agile ships defeated the Spanish Armada's 131 galleons in the English Channel on 6 August 1588.

But how did this happen and why is the late Elizabethan era the "Golden Age?"

In this beautiful creative non-fiction biography you'll meet Elizabeth as you have never met her before.

Whether you are a fan of the Tudor dynasty or this is your first time exploring English history, you will gain valuable insights into the mind of perhaps the most legendary woman in world history as told through the eyes of her famous -- or infamous -- relationship with Robert Dudley.

Features six medieval and Elizabethan songs, a detailed timeline, and an extensive suggested reading list.


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Mary Queen of the Scots - The Legendary Women of World History Book 3

Queen Mary Stuart was one of the most beloved and controversial women in Scottish history. The granddaughter of King James IV and his wife Margaret Tudor, Queen Mary's status as heiress-apparent to the English throne paired with the violence of the Scottish Reformation set the stage for one of the most dramatic and poorly understood lives of the 16th century.

Mary Queen of the Scots tells Mary's true story, focusing primarily on her reign as queen of Scotland, celebrating her life more than her death, and showing us all why she was truly a woman ahead of her time.

A Legendary Women of World History creative non-fiction biography. Includes four period songs.


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Catherine de Valois - The Legendary Women of World History Book 2

Shakespeare was wrong!

In 1401, Catherine de Valois seemed like just another daughter to King Charles VI of France and his wife, Queen Isabeau of Bavaria, doomed to live forever in obscurity. That is until she became the excuse King Henry V of England needed in order to declare war with France.

Caught between her father's mental illness and both a civil war at home and war with England, Catherine found the eyes of the Christian world fixed upon her.

Shakespeare would tell her story in his grand history play "Henry V," concealing the real woman she was.

Discover the real Catherine and how this young woman of courage, conviction, and peace changed not just her 15th century world, but the lives of every British and American woman and man born since.


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The Poisoned Ground - The Peers of Beinan

Tyranny and plague! When a sudden plague of mysterious cancers strikes the southwestern city of Nan-li, it falls to Lady Abbess Cara of house Ten-Ar to investigate, entangling her in a royal trap that may cost her life. A Peers of Beinan Series novella.

Interactive: click on hypertext links to discover more about planet Beinan and Beinarian society.

social issues: rape culture, government corruption, pollution, domestic violence, abuse of power, corporate greed, environment, poverty, re-forestation.


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Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni - The Legendary Women of World History

In 43 CE Roman conquest of Britannia seems all but certain -- until a chance meeting between King Prasutagus of the Iceni and a runaway slave of royal decent from the Aedui tribe in Gaul changes the fate of the British islands forever.

Based on the accounts of Roman historian Tacitus and supplemented with archaeology presented by the BBC.


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The Lost Tales of the Anlei's Legacy Trilogy
Deleted and forgotten stories, songs, and tales from the Anlei's Legacy Trilogy, books one through three of the Peers of Beinan series: The Great Succession Crisis, the Ghosts of the Past, and Princess Anyu Returns. Presented uncut and unedited in their original forms, these stories not only entertain, but offer a unique window into the world building process. Social issues: rape culture, government corruption, domestic violence, abuse of power, corporate greed, environment, poverty.


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The Ghosts of the Past - The Peers of Beinan Book 2

Terror across Beinan!

Three generations after The Great Succession Crisis, terror ravages Beinarian cities as healing centers planet-wide fall to unseen assailants. Orphaned by two separate terrorist attacks, it falls to Lord Knight Elendir of house Ten-Ar to find the truth and stop the terrorists before they kill everyone he loves and the Gurun dynasty falls.

Book two of the Anlei's Legacy Trilogy.

For teens and adults.


Book Trailer: The Ghosts of the Past



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The Great Succession Crisis - Extended Edition - The Peers of Beinan Book 1

Power play!

Dangerous enemies threaten to destroy the Gurun dynasty when Princess Anlei is suddenly forced into the heart of a game of thrones. Will love -- or politics -- shape Anlei's fate in this classic coming-of-age tale?

For teens and adults age 13 and up.

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Book one of the Peers of Beinan series. Part one of the Anlei's Legacy Trilogy.


Book Trailer: The Great Succession Crisis



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