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The Christmas Properly by JL Oakley
In this charming essay, a city road is with out water three days before Christmas. All of the households assume Christmas was misplaced. Then the town brings in a water tank.
Going to get water from the “well” on Christmas Eve turns into a particular childhood reminiscence as neighbors younger and previous fill their buckets and pans and share their joys of the season despite somewhat more than inconvenience.
FREE on Kindle 12/21-25
Moriarty Meets His Match by Anna Fort
Professor James Moriarty has but one want left in his shattered life: to stop the person who ruined him from harming anybody else. Then he meets amber-eyed Angelina Gould and his world turns the wrong way up.
At an exhibition of latest inventions, an exploding steam engine kills a man. When Moriarty tries to figure out what occurred, he comes up towards Sherlock Holmes, sent to research by Moriarty’s previous enemy. Holmes collects evidence that factors at Moriarty, who realizes he should either remedy the crime or swing it for it himself. He soon uncovers hassle among the many board members of the engine company and its unscrupulous promoter. Moriarty tries to untangle these relationships, however all over the place he turns, he meets the alluring Angelina. She’s enjoying some recreation, but what’s her aim? And whose aspect is she on?
Between them, Holmes and Angelina push Moriarty to his limits — and past. He’ll should lose himself to save lots of his life and win the lady he loves.
Free on Kindle 12/24-28
Metamorphoses: Of Moths and Butterflies/Cry of the Peacock/Gods and Monsters/Bonus Material by V. R. Christensen
This can be a bundled assortment of three of V.R. Christensen’s bestselling works of Historical Fiction: Of Moths and Butterflies, Cry of the Peacock (unabridged and including its unique beginning chapters), and Gods and Monsters.
Of Moths and Butterflies
Archer Hamilton is a collector of rare and delightful insects. Gina Shaw is a servant in his uncle’s house. Misplaced within the position through which she has been discovered, she turns into a supply of fascination…and curiosity. A woman with a blighted past and a fortune she deems a curse, Gina has lowered herself to be able to find escape from her household and their scheming designs. However when she is discovered, the stakes abruptly develop into dire. All Gina needs is the freedom to stay her life as she would want. All her aunts need is the money that comes together with her. However there’s multiple approach to lure an insect. An arranged marriage may end up worthwhile for more parties than one. Mr. Hamilton is about to make the acquisition of a lifetime. However will the worth be value it? Can a lady captured and purchased study to like the man who has bought her?
Cry of the Peacock
What is the worth of a lady’s heart?
When Abbie’s father, the overseer of a giant country estate, dies, her landlords invite her to reside at Holdaway Corridor. But as Abbie quickly learns, there’s a nice mystery on the heart of their extraordinary supply. Every thing she has ever dreamt of could be hers for the taking, but is the worth value it?
An illustrious marriage, a fortune, a place of wealth and affect. These are the goals and ambitions of any Victorian lady of sense. Or are they?
Gods and Monsters
As a widower, Nathanial Durham has the duty of discovering appropriate husbands for his two daughters. Flirtatious and changeable Bethany may need almost anyone, but she appears determined to toss her suitors away virtually the second they appear. Laynie, then again, far behind her sister in seems and appeal, is of especial concern to her father. And so, when Harold Vaughn returns residence to inherit, it appears the problem, at the very least for one in every of his daughters, is solved. Solely which daughter will it’s?
Meanwhile, Mr. Durham, lonely for intelligent companionship, hires a gentleman to learn with him a number of nights every week, however Mr. Holbrook is off limits to his coquettish women. With varying degrees of reluctance, they honor the agreement. However when accident susceptible Laynie falls from a horse, it sets in movement a collection of occasions that expose Mr. Holbrook as a person of questionable integrity. Is it attainable Mr. Durham’s hired companion is able to the wrongs laid at his door? Is it potential Laynie has been mistaken in esteeming him as a person to whom she may entrust together with her heart?
Between the manufactured innocence of a younger lady and the championed exploits of each man, what occurs when the two opposing doctrines collide?
$.99 on Kindle 12/21-26
Moriarty Takes His Drugs by Anna Fort
Professor & Mrs. Moriarty deal with a case too ticklish for Sherlock Holmes to deal with on his own…
James and Angelina Moriarty are settling into their new marriage and their trendy new residence — or making an attempt to. However James has too little to occupy his mind and Angelina has too many secrets pressing on her heart. They worry they’ll by no means study to reside collectively. Then Sherlock Holmes involves call with a difficult case. He suspects a outstanding Harley Road specialist of committing murders for hire, sending patients house from his personal hospital with deadly doses or fatal circumstances. Holmes intends to research, however the physician’s clientele is solely female. He needs Angelina’s assist.
Whereas Moriarty, Holmes, and Watson discover the alarming variety of methods a physician can homicide his patients with impunity, Angelina enters into remedy with their main suspect, posing as a nervous lady who fears her husband needs to be rid of her. Then a hasty conclusion and an ill-considered phrase drive James and Angelina aside, sending her deep into danger. Now they need to find the braveness to belief one another as they race the clock to win justice for the murdered ladies earlier than they develop into victims themselves.
$.99 on Kindle 12/26-1/01/2019
Uneasy Lies the Crown by N. Gemini Sasson
For hundreds of years, the bards have sung of King Arthur’s return, however is this reluctant warrior prince the answer to these prophecies?
In the yr 1399, Welsh nobleman Owain Glyndwr resides out a peaceful gentleman’s life in the Dee Valley of Wales together with his wife Margaret and their eleven youngsters. But when Henry of Bolingbroke, the Duke of Lancaster, usurps the throne of England from his cousin Richard II, that tranquility is endlessly shattered. What starts as a feud with a neighboring English lord over a strip of land evolves into one thing larger—a battle for the very independence of Wales.
Main his crude military of Welshmen towards armor-clad columns of English, Owain wins key victories over his enemies. After a harrowing encounter on the misty slopes of Cadair Idris, the English knight Harry Hotspur gives Owain a pact he can’t resist.
Peace, nevertheless, comes with a worth. As tragedies mount, Owain questions whether or not he can discover the power within himself not solely to problem probably the most highly effective monarch of his time, however to satisfy the prophecies and lead his individuals to freedom with out destroying those round him.
$1.99 in all main ebookstores via 12/27
Priestess of Ishana by Judith Starkston
A curse, a conspiracy and the conflict of kingdoms. A defiant priestess confronts her foes, armed only with ingenuity and forbidden magic.
“Priestess of Ishana evokes everything I love about historically-inspired fantasy with a strong and savvy heroine, a compassionate hero, and a world both blessed and cursed by the oversight of gods. Mystery, romance, action: this has it all.” –Beth Catowriter of The Clockwork Dagger and Breath of Earth
A malignant curse from the Underworld threatens Tesha’s city with fiery devastation. The young priestess of Ishana, goddess of affection and conflict, should overcome this demonic darkness. Charred stays of an enemy of the Hitolian Empire reveal each treason and evil magic. Into this crisis, King Hattu, the younger brother of the Nice King, arrives to make offerings to the goddess Ishana, however he conceals his true mission within the metropolis. As a connection sparks between King Hattu and Tesha, the Grand Votary accuses Hattu of murderous sorcery and jails him underneath penalty of demise. Remoted in jail, Hattu’s only hope lies in Tesha to uncover the conspiracy towards him. Sadly, the Grand Votary is Tesha’s father, a rash, unyielding man, and now her worst enemy. To help Hattu, she should danger destroying her personal father.
Step into this exotic world of historical fantasy, with its richly imagined details of the Bronze Age, evocative of the Near East. In a whirlpool of magic, politics, household disaster and love, Tesha pursues justice over the dark forces arrayed towards her.
Now Obtainable on Kindle, Nook, Kobo at low cost worth of two.99 till 12/14
Costumed Foolery by Libi Astaire
In this new addition to the Jewish Regency Thriller Collection, London’s Jewish group is preparing for the Purim vacation—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 soon stolen, and then Mr. Bunzel additionally disappears. Was he murdered? And what happened to the desire? The problems multiply with dizzying velocity in this brief mystery the place, within the Purim tradition, nobody is sort of what they seem.
Now out there 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 too much grief. She knows the eighteenth-century witch, Jennet, cursed her husband’s family to lose all but one in every of each era, and Ma is decided to stop her – somehow. Her youngsters’s lives rely upon it.
Current Day:Yorkshire is in 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 good friend, Louise. But when Emma sees it, her reaction is surprising, and both households 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
On the finish of Dayton’s first WWII blackout drill, a murder sufferer is found with personal investigator Maggie Sullivan’s identify and handle in his pocket. Hours earlier he sat in her workplace asking for assist – and utilizing a special id.
With the warfare draining men from all walks of life, a homicide detective lengthy dismissive of Maggie’s expertise reaches out to type an eggshell-fragile alliance. Warily they work together to seek out the individual behind two vastly totally different deaths: An ex-con killed neatly outdoors a manufacturing unit and a young lady left in a blood-soaked condominium.
Suspects abound. Maggie’s shopper might have links to the killer. A bitter ex-con had plenty of cause to need the man who betrayed him lifeless. And a sleazy pulp crime author could also be after greater than a narrative.
Maggie works frantically to unmask the assassin before he kills once more. However she should also bury an previous good friend and watch the person who once swore to love her eternally flip elsewhere. Alone, she pushes doggedly on by means of a landscape darkened by homefront precautions and human evil.
Now obtainable on Kindle, Nook, iTunes, Kobo
The Viking Prince by Sarah Woodbury
Might 1148. All Dublin is shocked by the homicide of a outstanding merchant, however only Prince Godfrid is aware of that the lifeless man was additionally a co-conspirator in his brother’s plan to take the throne of Dublin. With dying stalking his every move, Godfrid should name upon new associates and previous to seek out the killer–and with their assist uncover a conspiracy stretching past Dublin’s partitions to each kingdom in Eire.
Be a part of Godfrid the Dane for homicide and mayhem in medieval Dublin in The Viking Prince, the 11th Gareth & Gwen Medieval Thriller.
Now Obtainable on Kindle, iTunes, Kobo, Nook
The Ragged Fringe of Night time by Olivia Hawker (Libbie Hawker)
For fans of All of the Mild We Can’t See, Beneath a Scarlet Sky, and The Nightingale comes an emotionally gripping, superbly written historical novel about extraordinary hope, redemption, and one man’s search for mild in the course of the darkest occasions of World Conflict II.
Germany, 1942. Franciscan friar Anton Starzmann is stripped of his place on the planet when his faculty is seized by the Nazis. He relocates to a small German hamlet to wed Elisabeth Herter, a widow who seeks a marriage—in identify only—to a person who might help increase her three youngsters. Anton seeks one thing too—atonement for failing to guard his young college students from the wrath of the Nazis. However neither he nor Elisabeth expects their lives to be shaken as soon as once more by the inescapable rumble of conflict.
As Anton struggles to adapt to the roles of husband and father, he learns of the Pink Orchestra, an underground network of resisters plotting to assassinate Hitler. Regardless of Elisabeth’s reservations, Anton joins this military of shadows. But when the SS discovers his schemes, Anton will embark on a last act of defiance which will value him his life—even if it means saying goodbye to the family he has come to like greater than he ever believed potential.
Now Obtainable on Kindle
Hand of Hearth by Judith Starkston
A legendary warfare, an invincible warrior, a lady pressured to defend her family and realm–and her unbiased spirit. Will she develop into the captive or the captor?
Briseis struggles to guard her city, an ally of Troy, from marauding Greeks and her husband’s conceited violence. She finds power in visions of a handsome warrior god until he appears earlier than her in flesh and blood. When Briseis raises a sword towards the mighty Achilles, she ignites a ardour that threatens to betray everybody she holds pricey.
Hand of Hearth, set towards the backdrop of the Trojan Conflict, blends history and fable in Briseis’s untold story of journey, hope and resilience. Immerse your self in this richly depicted Bronze Age world where Greek gods stroll the earth, epic heroes struggle with sword and heart, and a lady dares to find out her personal future.
New edition now obtainable on Kindle
Permanently Free or Discounted:
Libi Astaire, Tempest within the Tea Room (A Jewish Regency Mystery Ebook 1), is Free on Kindle, iTunes, Nook, Kobo
Anna Fort, Murder by Misrule (The Francis Bacon Mystery Collection Guide 1) is Free on Kindle, Apple, Kobo, Nook
M. Louisa Locke, Maids of Misfortune: Victorian San Francisco Mystery (Ebook 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 Mystery Ebook 1) is Free on Kindle, iTunes, Nook, Kobo
Sarah Woodbury, The Last Pendragon (The Last Pendragon Saga Ebook 1) is Free on Kindle, Apple, Kobo, Nook, GooglePlay
Sarah Woodbury, Cold My Heart (The Lion in Wales Ebook 1), Free in chosen 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