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The Pendantby Mirella Sichirollo Patzer
A medieval tale of murder, desperation, and true love!
A lost historic treasure. A 100 yr family feud. And a lady with a passion richer than the bloodstone pendant she wears around her neck.
In medieval Italy, as spirited and stalwart as any man, the brazen Contessa Morena is betrothed to the impoverished, black-hearted Rely Ernesto, a man determined to escape his mounting playing money owed by marrying her and laying claim to the traditional treasure secreted somewhere in the underbelly of her citadel. Morena meets her match when Amoro, the good-looking and brash heir to the Duchy of Genoa, who swears an oath upon his father’s grave to say her as his bride and end the feud between their households. Quickly, Amoro’s virile appeal awakens the eagerness in her steadfast coronary heart. But a treacherous plot ensnares them; Ernesto abducts Morena and renders Amoro helpless. Embroiled in a life-and-death chase, Morena learns that not even the devious madness of her captor can destroy her love for Amoro as their hearts unite and their destinies turn into one.
Free on Kindle 3/14-18
The Betrothal by Mirella Sichirollo Patzer
In a world full of danger, one secret will change every part. A historical romantic saga of dark secrets, obsession, guilt, and treachery!
When an unscrupulous overlord makes an attempt to kidnap Emilie and stop her betrothal and marriage to Robert, the act sends her fleeing for her life, straight into the path of hazard and tragedy that exposes the worst and greatest in the individuals she encounters. A catastrophic chain of occasions turns her life into a determined flight from house, sending her straight into peril. As dark secrets emerge, Emilie must reconcile her previous and her love for every Robert. From taverns to convents, food riots to epidemics, Emilie and Robert should discover their paths again to one another while studying the true which means of love and forgiveness.
The Widow’s Daughter is a retelling of the historical fiction basic novel, The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi) by Alessandro Manzoni. Inspired by this epic Italian basic novel; a new and fascinating story in a brand new setting, a new century, and with new plot twists whereas remaining trustworthy to key story parts. A compelling historic fiction family saga full of romance and intrigue!
Free on Kindle 3/14-18
The Contessa’s Vendetta by Mirella Sichirollo Patzer
To be buried alive is everyone’s worst nightmare.
A deadly plague is killing hundreds in 17th century Vicenza Italy. Contessa Mancini struggles to protect her household and servants, but despite her precautions, she is the one who falls prey to the lethal sickness. Her physique is tossed into a coffin and swiftly buried within the underground, dank confines of her family’s vault.
But Contessa Mancini shouldn’t be lifeless. No, she could be very a lot alive. She awakens terrorized, trapped in dense darkness surrounded by the flimsy wood of the coffin they buried her in. Determined, she claws and kicks until she escapes its stifling restraint, solely to seek out herself trapped in the mausoleum with the decaying bodies of her ancestors. As she seeks to flee, she discovers an enormous treasure of gold, silver, and gems secretly hidden in the vault by brigands, and the secret tunnel they used to cover it there.
Free eventually, she returns residence to her beloved husband, her greatest pal, and her darling daughter. However before she reveals herself to her family members, she learns of an infinite collection of lies, deceits, and betrayal. As she unravels the labyrinth of surprising treachery, her wrath breathes life to an awesome want for vengeance. Slowly, meticulously, she launches her diabolocial vendetta.
The Contessa’s Vendetta is a retelling of the basic novel, Vendetta by Marie Corelli. Inspired by this epic story, the writer weaves her own fascinating story in a new setting, a brand new century, and with new plot twists while remaining trustworthy to the key story parts.
Free on Kindle 3/14-18
Orphan of the Olive Treeby Mirella Sichirollo Patzer
A blood oath to wed their first-born youngsters binds the Benevento and Ventura families. When Prudenza Benevento learns her nemesis, Felicia Ventura, is pregnant, she curses her with the evil eye. Later, Felicia provides delivery to twin sons. Jealous, Prudenza resurrects an historic superstition that unidentical twins can only come from totally different fathers. The scandal tears aside Felicia’s marriage and makes her an outcast within the small village where they reside.
Quickly Prudenza turns into pregnant. To her horror, she provides start to twin daughters. Desperate to save lots of herself from the identical scandal that ruined Felicia, she swears the midwife to secrecy and eternally banishes one daughter. With only a gold ring and a brocade blanket as clues to the toddler’s previous, the midwife leaves the kid and the gadgets in an olive tree in front of a small convent. The nuns lovingly identify the kid Olivia and lift her.
Years later, in a surprising encounter, Olivia meets a young man named Luca Ventura. When an act of God almost kills her, it is Luca who involves her rescue. Quickly, neither can deny their love for each other. When she learns she is with youngster, Luca vows to ceaselessly look after her and the child, however can’t wed her because he is already betrothed to Giustina Benevento. Despite Olivia’s disappointment, their love for one another proves robust. Olivia places her religion in Luca and goes with him to his new villa to start out a brand new life. Luca loves Olivia more than life itself. He is determined to break his betrothal, however the blood oath and Church laws make it unattainable.
Because the date of Luca’s wedding ceremony draws close to, the secrets and techniques of Olivia’s secret previous surface. Lengthy buried secrets and techniques are exposed in a coincidence no family member can anticipate.
Free on Kindle 3/14-18
The Novice: A Dark Medieval Romance by Mirella Sichirollo Patzer
A desperate flight from an obsessed captor.
And a life and dying search to reunite together with her one true love.
In 10th century Naples, Saracens run rampant, annihilating villages, murdering ladies and youngsters. Demise and despair is in all places. Alone on the planet, Sara is a younger novice plagued with doubts about taking her ultimate vows. When her convent is attacked, she flees for her life straight into the arms of a gaggle of Saracens who depart her to die alone within the woods. An honorable cavaliere named Nicolo comes to her rescue and presents to take her to the security of Naples. As they journey collectively, they’re irresistibly drawn to one another. Believing Sara to be a nun, the honorable Nicolo is torn between love and obligation to respect her vows. Heartbroken, he does what honor calls for and units her free before she will tell him the reality that she just isn’t a nun. In her search to reunite with Nicolo, she encounters Umberto, a dark and dangerous man who will stop at nothing in his obsession to own her. Together with her sharp intellect, and her coronary heart, Sara must depend on her own courage and power to flee her abuser and discover the one man she is going to ever love. A story that burns with intensity, intrigue, and keenness from the writer of the Orphan of the Olive Tree and The Prophetic Queen.
Free on Kindle three/14-18
The Prophetic Queen by Mirella Sichirollo Patzer
Matilde of Ringelheim, a paragon of virtue and achievement, a legendary lady of ardour, beloved 10th-century queen, and saint of the Germanic states, was one of the crucial influential and charitable ladies in medieval history. Her story of affection, household discord, betrayal, prophetic goals, and political intrigue is an epic account of her historical past.
Because the virtuous daughter of a noble family educated in an abbey, younger Matilde faces a promising future, however she retains a secret. By means of her goals, she will predict the longer term. When Duke Heinrich of Thuringia arrives unannounced at the abbey and needs to marry Matilde, her childhood is over. At fourteen, she weds the young, enigmatic duke. She should depart every part behind and study to navigate the intricacies and intrigues of her new life as a duchess, and later as queen.
Beset by great political intrigues, a ravaged individuals, fraught relationships, and yet impressed to a larger calling, Matilde sees what her future might hold if she might seize the moment—if her husband will consider in and act upon her prophetic goals.
Free on Kindle three/14-18
Refuge in Time by Sarah Woodbury
April 2022. When an unknown gunman sends David and William back to Earth Two, Michael and Livia are left gasping along with the remainder of their universe. Accepting that their respective employers are attainable suspects, to not mention untrustworthy, the pair band together in the capturing’s quick aftermath, in an try and put the first few items of the puzzle together. However when an sudden bout of time travel upends everybody yet once more, Michael and Livia understand they are on their very own, and that this specific puzzle is one that they–and only they–can remedy.
Refuge in Time takes place instantly following the occasions of Champions of Time, the earlier ebook within the After Cilmeri collection.
Scholarly Pursuits by M. Louisa Locke
“Something is rotten in the state of Berkeley” –1881 Blue and Gold Yearbook, University of California: Berkeley
In Scholarly Pursuits, the sixth full-length novel within the USA Todaybest-selling Victorian San Francisco mystery collection, Locke explores life on the College of California: Berkeley campus in 1881, where Laura and her buddies face the remarkably trendy problems of fraternity hazings, fraught romantic relationships, and fractious school politics.
Whereas Annie and Nate Dawson and family and friends in the O’Farrell Road boardinghouse await a blessed occasion, Laura Dawson finds herself investigating why a young Berkeley scholar dropped out of faculty in the fall of 1880.
Nobody, together with her good friend Seth Timmons, thinks this can be a good concept, since she is juggling a full course load with a part-time job, but she will’t let the question of what occurred to her good friend go unanswered. Not when it signifies that different younger ladies could be in peril.
This cozy historical mystery of romantic suspense is about in the interval immediately after the fifth ebook within the collection, Pilfered Guarantees, and two novellas, Kathleen Catches a Killer and Dandy Delivers. Nevertheless, it may be read as a stand-alone.
Obtainable on Kindle iTunes Kobo Nook GooglePlay on three/5
A Homicide Unmentioned by Sulari Gentill
The gun used in Rowland Sinclair’s father’s dying some thirteen years earlier has turned up in a drained dam on the household’s country homestead in Yass. And when Rowland offends right-wing New Guard chief Eric Campbell, Campbell uses his influence to set the police to resume their inquiries into Henry Sinclair’s dying.
Henry’s associates had all been led to consider that the rich landowner had died in a way more respectable method. Rowland and his elder brother, Wil, had prevented any dialogue of the occasion ever since—in reality the entire family had ducked the difficulty for over a decade, preserving secret that Sinclair senior was murdered. The potential involvement of the teenage Rowly and his older brother’s intervention has been beneath the radar as nicely.
However now the finger of blame is pointing squarely on the Sinclair black sheep, a person careless of what society and the authorities consider him. So he and the trio of artist associates who stay in his Sydney suburban mansion, and usually have his back, avail themselves of a racing green Gypsy Moth (Rowland is a pioneer in air journey) and a yellow Mercedes sports activities automotive (one other scary mode of transport) to reach in New South Wales’ Southern Tablelands, bent on clearing Rowly’s identify.
With cameo appearances from historic figures—Bob Menzies in the Sinclair kitchen, Edna Walling within the backyard, and Kate Leigh grinning lasciviously at Rowly in a jailhouse crowd—and a real sense of fun contrasting with the quite genuine pressure, this is historic crime for these in the know and people who can barely keep in mind what happened last weekend, a narrative of family secrets and techniques and fraternal loyalty. Despite the humor, the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries take a lethal critical take a look at the 1930s, reflecting our personal tumultuous occasions.
Now out there on US Kindle
Sweet Bitter Cane by G. S. Johnston
Twenty-year-old Amelia marries Italo, a person she’s by no means met. To escape an Italy reeling from the Great Warfare, she sails to him in Far North Queensland to farm sugarcane. However before she meets her husband, she’s thrown into the trail of Fergus, a person who’ll mark the remainder of her life.
Faced with a scarcity of English and hostility from established cane growers, caught between warring unions and fascists, Amelia’s steady hand grows Italo’s enterprise to great success, just for previous grudges to break into new revenge. She is tested by forces she couldn’t foresee and must face her biggest challenge: studying to reside again.
Sweeping in its outlook, Candy Bitter Cane is a family saga but in addition an untold story of migrant ladies – intelligent, courageous and enduring ladies who have been the spine of the sugarcane business and who need to be remembered.
Out there on Kindle February 20
Calamity: a Novel by Libbie Hawker
Her identify is synonymous with the West. Her superstar has unfold to the East Coast and California, traveling down the new-laid railroads and along the telegraph wire.
However breathless tales of Calamity Jane bear little resemblance to the truth. As she senses demise coming closer, the legendary hellcat longs to set the report straight—to reveal her life story finally, unclouded by legend, every sin and failing laid naked. Solely then can she hope to rest in peace.
In a Deadwood saloon, she finds a writer prepared to listen to her out, and recount the reality to a public hungry for extra tales of Calamity Jane…
So begins Libbie Hawker’s expansive biographical novel, an intimate portrait of one of the best-known but least-understood ladies of the American frontier. The worldwide bestselling writer of The Ragged Edge of Night time takes the reader on a heart-rending journey by means of a panorama lost to time, as seen by way of the eyes of one outcast lady. Calamity is a haunting meditation on hardship, unrequited love, and the stark, affecting great thing about the American West.
Now obtainable on Kindle
Costumed Foolery by Libi Astaire
On this new addition to the Jewish Regency Mystery Collection, London’s Jewish group is getting ready for the Purim holiday—and extra thriller.
When Bashe Bunzel insists on marrying the man she loves, her wealthy father threatens to disinherit her. However the brand new will is quickly stolen, after which Mr. Bunzel additionally disappears. Was he murdered? And what happened to the desire? The problems multiply with dizzying velocity on this brief mystery the place, within the Purim tradition, nobody is sort of what they seem.
Now obtainable on Kindle
Jennet by Karen Perkins
JENNET: now she needs the youngsters
‘Jennet will have your heart and your fear in equal measure’
‘Through Jennet we see how cruelty can drive even the most ordinary people to hatred and, in Jennet’s case, evil’
1936: Ma Ramsgill has suffered an excessive amount of grief. She knows the eighteenth-century witch, Jennet, cursed her husband’s household to lose all however one in every of every era, and Ma is decided to cease her – someway. Her youngsters’s lives rely upon it.
Present Day:Yorkshire is within the grip of a heatwave, and Thruscross Reservoir has dried as much as reveal the remains of the drowned village of Thores-Cross beneath.
Enjoying in the mud which coats the valley flooring, four-year-old Clare Wainwright finds an previous inkpot, and may’t wait to point out it to her greatest pal, Louise. But when Emma sees it, her response is surprising, and both families are plunged into their worst nightmares.
Emma is aware of what the inkpot portends:
Jennet has woken.
Now she needs the youngsters.
Now Obtainable on Kindle
Uncivil Protection by M. Ruth Myers
At the finish of Dayton’s first WWII blackout drill, a homicide sufferer is found with personal investigator Maggie Sullivan’s identify and tackle in his pocket. Hours earlier he sat in her office asking for help – and using a special id.
With the struggle draining males from all walks of life, a murder detective long dismissive of Maggie’s expertise reaches out to type an eggshell-fragile alliance. Warily they work collectively to seek out the individual behind two vastly totally different deaths: An ex-con killed neatly outdoors a manufacturing unit and a younger lady left in a blood-soaked condominium.
Suspects abound. Maggie’s shopper might have links to the killer. A bitter ex-con had loads of purpose to need the man who betrayed him lifeless. And a sleazy pulp crime writer may be after more than a narrative.
Maggie works frantically to unmask the murderer earlier than he kills once more. But she should also bury an previous good friend and watch the person who as soon as swore to love her eternally turn elsewhere. Alone, she pushes doggedly on by means of a panorama darkened by homefront precautions and human evil.
Now out there on Kindle, Nook, iTunes, Kobo
Permanently Free or Discounted:
Libi Astaire, Tempest in the Tea Room (A Jewish Regency Mystery Ebook 1), is Free on Kindle, iTunes, Nook, Kobo
Anna Fort, Murder by Misrule (The Francis Bacon Thriller Collection Ebook 1) is Free on Kindle, Apple, Kobo, Nook
M. Louisa Locke, Maids of Misfortune: Victorian San Francisco Thriller (Guide 1) is Free on Kindle, Nook, Apple, Kobo GooglePlay
M. Ruth Myers, No Recreation for a Dame (Maggie Sullivan Mysteries 1) is Free on Kindle, Nook, Apple, Kobo
Sarah Woodbury, The Good Knight (Gwen and Gareth Medieval Thriller Ebook 1) is Free on Kindle, iTunes, Nook, Kobo
Sarah Woodbury, The Last Pendragon (The Last Pendragon Saga E-book 1) is Free on Kindle, Apple, Kobo, Nook, GooglePlay
Sarah Woodbury, Cold My Coronary heart (The Lion in Wales Guide 1), Free in selected ebookstores.
Sarah Woodbury, Daughter of Time (The After Cilmeri Ebook 1) Free on Kindle, Apple, Kobo, Nook, GooglePlay
Peg Herring, MacBeth’s Niece, 99 cents on Kindle
Cheri Lasota, Artemis Rising, 99 cents on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iTunes