Saturday, January 24, 2015

BLOG TOUR: The School of Night by Colin Falconer

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Publication Date: October 7, 2014 
Cool Gus Publishing 
Formats: eBook, Paperback 
Pages: 168 
 Series: 
The William Shakespeare Detective Agency 
Genre: Historical Mystery 

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 "My name is William Shakespeare. No, not that Shakespeare; and no jests please, I’ve heard them all. I’m the other one, the ne’er do well cousin, the loafer, known to family and friends as the dunce, the one who could not recite Cicero or Horace, who could never be as good as his clever cuz, the one who has just come to Bishopsgate from Stratford with silly dreams in his head and a longing to make something more of himself than just a glover’s handyman.” What he finds in London is Lady Elizabeth Talbot, who is willing to pass a few shillings to this blundering brawler if he will help her find her husband. Poor William does not realize the trail will lead to the truth behind the death of Shakespeare’s great rival, Christopher Marlowe - or to a lifelong love affair with a woman far above his station. Each book tells the story of William’s adventures as England’s first gumshoe, set against turbulent Elizabethan politics; of his romantic pursuit of the impossible Elizabeth Talbot; while charting the career of his up and coming dramatist cousin, the bard of Stratford, but just Will to his family.




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About the Author

Colin FalconerBorn in London, Colin first trialed as a professional football player in England, and was eventually brought to Australia. He went to Sydney and worked in TV and radio and freelanced for many of Australia’s leading newspapers and magazines. He has published over twenty novels and his work has so far been translated into 23 languages. He travels regularly to research his novels and his quest for authenticity has led him to run with the bulls in Pamplona, pursue tornadoes across Oklahoma and black witches across Mexico, go cage shark diving in South Africa and get tear gassed in a riot in La Paz. He currently lives in Barcelona. For more information please visit Colin Falconer’s website. You can also find him on Facebook or follow on Twitter.


The School of Night Blog Tour Schedule

Saturday, January 10
Spotlight at Historical Readings and Views
Monday, January 12
Review at Flashlight Commentary
Tuesday, January 13
Spotlight at Layered Pages
Thursday, January 15
Interview at Teddy Rose Book Reviews
Friday, January 16
Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews
Monday, January 19
Spotlight at Susan Heim on Writing
Tuesday, January 20
Review at Book Nerd
Thursday, January 22
Review at Just One More Chapter
Friday, January 23
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation
Saturday, January 24
Spotlight at Historical Fiction Obsession
Sunday, January 25
Review at Beth's Book Nook Blog
Monday, January 26
Review at Boom Baby Reviews
Wednesday, January 28
Review at Carpe Librum
Thursday, January 29
Interview at Mina's Bookshelf
Interview at Books and Benches
Spotlight at The Never-Ending Book
Friday, January 30
Review at Brooke Blogs
Friday, February 6
Spotlight at Passages to the Past

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

PROMO BLITZ: One Last Hold by Angela Smith




Romantic Suspense
Date Published: November 5, 2014

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Wesley Webb is at the pinnacle of his auto racing career when his main rival is murdered hours after their confrontation. That, along with evidence found at the scene, shades him as prime suspect. Now he’s under intense press scrutiny, particularly from Caitlyn Daniels, an ex-girlfriend who knows all about his secret past.


Caitlyn thought to never see Wesley again. Now, his life could be in her hands. Ten years ago, a tragedy tore apart everything she held dear, including their relationship. When she’s assigned to do an exclusive story with the reluctant race car driver she once loved, she believes this could be her purging. But chemistry tears apart her resolve to stay strong. Can they work out their differences and fall in love again, or will tragedy keep them apart?



Excerpt

She took a deep breath. Usually her interviews became more personal. She wasn’t sure how personal to get with him. She knew a lot about him—at least she used to—but she was scared of asking him the wrong thing. She didn’t want to set him off.

“What’s your favorite color?” Caitlyn held a pen in her hand, poised to write, trying to concentrate on the task at hand. Her focus, though, was Wesley’s deep green eyes. Eyes able to pierce her and reach a part of her no one had ever been able to touch before. Something about the way he looked at her, like he saw only her, deep down, clear to her soul.

A hint of danger lurked in his eyes, a predator-like stance that made her sense he was ready to devour her, sexually and otherwise. A vulnerability that made Caitlyn yearn to take him in her arms, to be as close to him as possible. His gaze held no arrogance, no indifference, and no deceit.

Her throat felt parched. His eyes devoured every morsel of her power and well-being.

She couldn’t think of a decent thing to say. Thank God it was his turn to talk.

“My favorite color,” he said as he leaned across the table, closer to Caitlyn, “is the capricious color of your eyes.”

His lips were only inches from hers so that his breath licked against her skin. His eyes possessed her.

She clutched her pen in midair, frozen in space for a mere second. He touched her hand.

The pen fell.

“Blueberry,” he said as he trailed a light kiss across her knuckle, his eyes still magnetizing hers. Her heart stopped in her throat. “Dark and wounded. Cornflower blue, tantalizing with banter and witticism.” He kissed the tip of her pinkie and went on to taste each finger, slowly taking his time with each one. “Sea blue, bright and sparkling like the waves catching a sunset, when you’re happy.”

Caitlyn, entranced with his words, was amazed he even noticed her eyes and more amazed he practically recited poetry. Where had he come up with this?

“Storm clouds,” he continued as he stroked the inside of her palm. “Brewing with a passion and desire you’re too afraid to feel. Sometimes periwinkle, sometimes almost lavender and sometimes a sultry gray. Right now though, they are definitely–”

She pulled her hand away and scooted back in her chair. Thoroughly aroused, she squeezed her thighs tighter in an attempt to bury the spark.

“You’re full of it,” she said. “My eyes don’t change colors that much and even if they did, you wouldn’t notice.”

“What makes you say that?” He leaned back in his chair, taking the two back legs to its haunches, something they both used to get in trouble for when they were kids.

She shook her head and didn’t answer. The touch of his warm mouth on her fingers still burned in her core.

“I always notice your eyes.”



About the Author

During her senior year in high school, Angela Smith was dubbed most likely to write a novel, and that has been her dream ever since her mother read stories of 'Brer Rabbit' to her and her sister so often that they were able to recite it back to each other before they learned to read. She hasn't stopped reading or writing since. A certified paralegal, work gives her perfect fodder for her romantic suspense stories. When not caring for her small farm or spending time with her husband of two decades, she enjoys 4-wheeling, crafting, reading, and dreaming of the places she'll visit one day.




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Saturday, January 17, 2015

GUEST POST & GIVEAWAY: Fair Rosamund, Mistress of Henry II by E.M. Powell Author of The Blood of the Fifth Knight

Fair Rosamund, Mistress of Henry II


King Henry II has a deserved infamous reputation for extra-marital affairs. By far the most well-known of his mistresses is Rosamund Clifford, the young woman who is often referred to as Fair Rosamund. I feature her as a character in my latest medieval thriller, The Blood of the Fifth Knight. Somebody has made an attempt on her life. Outraged, Henry calls on the only man he can trust to track down the would-be killer: Sir Benedict Palmer, my fictional hero from the previous book, The Fifth Knight.

When creating the character of Rosamund, I took my lead from Gerald of Wales, Henry's contemporary acid-penned chronicler, who refers to her as 'that rose of unchastity.' Such descriptions are a bit of a gift to a novelist. But it isn’t just me who decided to write a version of her. Rosamund’s story (or rather, the documented lack of it) has been embellished by layers of myths and legends over the last eight centuries.

Born to Sir Walter de Clifford, a knight who had served Henry faithfully, Rosamund may have begun her affair with Henry at a very young age. The affair became open and public in 1174 when Henry had imprisoned his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, for her part in a rebellion against him. Later chroniclers mistakenly claimed that Rosamund bore Henry children, but there is no evidence that she did so.

The bearing of children is one of the tamer stories that grew up around Rosamund. Ranulf Higdon, monk of Chester, born almost a century after her death, claimed that Henry had built pleasure gardens and a labyrinth or a maze for her at Woodstock in Oxfordshire. There is no evidence of such structures at the site which is located near Blenheim Palace. The spring and pond known as Rosamund's Well were not part of the buildings at Woodstock when Rosamund lived there.

But that didn't stop the rumour factory of popular imagination. A further embellishment was that Rosamund had been murdered by Eleanor, who had found her in the maze.

Thomas Deloney, a renowned writer of popular ballads who died about 1600, wrote 'The Ballad of Fair Rosamond'. An edition in circulation between 1658 and 1664 is titled: 'A mournful ditty of the lady Rosamond, king Henry the seconds concubine, who was poysoned to death by Queen Elenor in Woodstocst [sic] bower near Oxford.'

Poet Samuel Daniel wrote 'The Complaint of Rosamond' in 1592 and dedicated it to his wealthy patron, Mary, Countess of Pembroke. Again, the myth of Eleanor poisoning Rosamund endures, with Rosamund uttering such lines in the poem as:

‘And after all her vile reproches used,

She forc'd me take the poyson she had brought...

The poysoon soone disperc'd through all my vaines,

Had dispossess'd my living sences quite.’

There continued to be numerous references to Eleanor carrying out the ghastly murder of Rosamund. As well as poisoning, there was stabbing, burning, bleeding and doing something unmentionable with toads. In Alfred, Lord Tennyson's play, Becket, Rosamund becomes the reason for Archbishop Thomas Becket's murder in Canterbury Cathedral.

Rosamund's life certainly was cut short. She died at Godstow Nunnery in Oxford in 1176 to where she had retired. The cause of her death is not known. Henry paid for a highly decorated tomb to be erected before the altar at Godstow. The records also show Sir Walter de Clifford making grants of 'several mills and a meadow' to Godstow in memory of his wife and daughter.

Henry's generosity continued after his death in 1189. Bishop Hugh of Lincoln visited in 1191 and found the tomb still adorned with silk cloths and looked after by the nuns in accordance with Henry's wishes. Bishop Hugh, however, took a rather dim view of what he found. He ordered the removal of Rosamund's tomb to the nearby cemetery for 'she was a harlot.'


It was finally destroyed during Henry VIII's Dissolution. But even Henry VIII couldn't succeed in wiping out the memory of Fair Rosamund. She still endures today, through poetry, paintings and of course novels. My story of her is one among many. I hope you’ll come and check it out!



Friday, January 16, 2015

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: The Blood of the Fifth Knight by E.M. Powell

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Publication Date: January 1, 2015 
Thomas & Mercer 
Formats: eBook, Paperback 
Pages: 368p 
Genre: Historical Thriller

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Blurb:

 A triumphant sequel to Powell’s acclaimed historical thriller The Fifth Knight. A desperate king trusts a lone knight to unravel a web of murder. England, 1176. King Henry II has imprisoned his rebellious Queen for her failed attempt to overthrow him. But with her conspirators still at large and a failed assassination attempt on his beautiful mistress, Rosamund Clifford, the King must take action to preserve his reign. Desperate, Henry turns to the only man he trusts: a man whose skills have saved him once before. Sir Benedict Palmer answers the call, mistakenly believing that his family will remain safe while he attends to his King. As Palmer races to secure his King’s throne, neither man senses the hand of a brilliant schemer, a mystery figure loyal to Henry's traitorous Queen who will stop at nothing to see the King defeated. The Blood of the Fifth Knight is an intricate medieval murder mystery and worthy sequel to E.M. Powell's acclaimed historical thriller The Fifth Knight.


My Review:

The Blood of the Fifth Knight by E.M. Powell is definitely my favorite read of the year so far. I know it’s early in the year, but I have a feeling it will remain a front runner, because it was truly a fantastic read. The book held me from beginning until end, and I was completely lost in the lives of Sir Benedict Palmer, his wife Theodosia, and King Henry II life and court. The author definitely has a knack when it comes to making the words on a page come to life for the reader, and making everything completely realistic. The setting was described in such amazing detail that I could imagine myself right there with the characters, and it’s been awhile since I’ve really gotten lost in a book like I did with this book. I loved that the author kept the reader guessing with different twists and turns in the action. You would think the plot was heading in one direction, and then something surprising would happen and take the plot in a totally different direction. I truly liked the characters Sir Benedict and Theodosia. They were well-written and impossible not to like. As a reader you were rooting for them and for their love to make it through any hardship that was put in their way. I did not realize that this was a sequel to the first book, The Fifth Knight. The author did a great job at creating this book to stand alone. I did not feel that I was missing anything from the first book, except maybe a little background on Palmer and Theodosia’s relationship and some other small details while I was reading. Overall I found The Blood of the Fifth Knight to be a great read, and I would definitely recommend it to any lover of historical fiction.
I give this book a FIVE out of FIVE stars!

Review Praise for The Fifth Knight

"Powell does a masterful job. Highly recommended." Historical Novels Review


About the Author

E.M. Powell is the author of medieval thriller THE FIFTH KNIGHT which was a #1 Amazon Bestseller. Born and raised in the Republic of Ireland into the family of Michael Collins (the legendary revolutionary and founder of the Irish Free State) she now lives in the north west of England with her husband and daughter and a Facebook-friendly dog. She is a member of the Historical Novel Society, International Thriller Writers and Romance Writers of America. She is a reviewer of fiction and non-fiction for the HNS. Find out more by visiting www.empowell.com. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.




The Blood of the Fifth Knight Blog Tour Schedule

Thursday, January 1
Review at Flashlight Commentary
Friday, January 2
Spotlight at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book
Monday, January 5
Review at Beth's Book Nook Blog
Thursday, January 8
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past
Monday, January 12
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee
Character Interview at Boom Baby Reviews
Tuesday, January 13
Review at Oh, For the Hook of a Book
Wednesday, January 14 Interview at Oh, For the Hook of a Book
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation
Friday, January 16
Review at Historical Fiction Obsession
Saturday, January 17
Interview at Dianne Ascroft
Guest Post & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Obsession
Monday, January 19
Review at Ageless Pages Reviews
Tuesday, January 20
Review at Books and Benches
Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More
Wednesday, January 21
Review at Just One More Chapter
Monday, January 26
Spotlight at Susan Heim on Writing
Wednesday, January 28
Review at Kinx's Book Nook
Friday, January 30
Review at Bookramblings
Saturday, January 31
Spotlight at Caroline Wilson Writes
Sunday, February 1
Review at Carole's Ramblings
Monday, February 2
Guest Post at The Lit Bitch
Tuesday, February 3
Review at Layered Pages
Spotlight at Let them Read Books
Wednesday, February 4
Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews
Friday, February 6
Review at The Never-Ending Book









Thursday, January 15, 2015

RELEASE DAY BLITZ & GIVEAWAY: Crumpets and Cowpies by Shanna Hatfield


Crumpets and Cowpies
by Shanna Hatfield
Series: Baker City Brides, #1
Genre: Historical/Western Romance
Release Date: January 15, 2015




Rancher Thane Jordan reluctantly travels to England to settle his brother’s estate only to find he’s inherited much more than he could possibly have imagined.

Lady Jemma Bryan has no desire to spend a single minute in Thane Jordan’s insufferable presence much less live under the same roof with the handsome, arrogant American. Forced to choose between poverty or marriage to the man, she finds herself traveling across an ocean and America to reach his ranch in Oregon.





“I agree, Weston. The longer we wrangle with this won’t make it any easier.” Thane looked to Jemma and she gave an almost imperceptible nod for him to continue. “I’ve taken into consideration Henry’s wishes, the needs of the children, and what would be most beneficial to all parties involved.”

When Thane paused, Jemma leaned forward, waiting. “And…?”

“I think Weston’s idea holds merit. In the vein of doing what is best for the children, I’m requesting the honor of your hand in marriage, Miss Bryan.”

“You are what?” Jemma rocked back so hard in her chair, it nearly tipped over. A most unladylike grab for the edge of the table is all that kept her upright. “How could I possibly marry you? I don’t love you. I can’t even claim to like you, Mr. Jordan. You are quite possibly the most maddening man I’ve ever met.”

“Don’t flatter yourself, honey. I sure didn’t take one gander at you and fall madly in love. You’re the most opinionated, obstinate, razor-tongued woman I’ve had the misfortune of encountering.” Thane held up a hand to silence her when she opened her mouth in rebuttal. “However, you love my brother’s children with a fierce devotion and I don’t want to take them away from you. What I propose is a marriage of convenience, in name only. Your sterling reputation will remain untarnished. As my wife, I’d provide for you, protect you, and share whatever I have with you. Everything except my bed.”

Jemma drew a deep breath, prepared to lambast him, but Thane’s stoney glare held a warning.

“Before you insult me further or push my patience beyond endurance, I encourage you to think over your next words very carefully. If you need time to consider my offer, I plan to spend the day at Henry’s office, going over his accounts. You can give me your answer this evening.”

Without waiting for her response, Thane rose from the table and strode from the room.






A hopeless romantic with a bit of sarcasm thrown in for good measure, Shanna Hatfield is a best-selling author of clean romantic fiction written with a healthy dose of humor. In addition to blogging and eating too much chocolate, she is completely smitten with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.

Shanna creates character-driven romances with realistic heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”

She is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, and Romance Writers of America.










Wednesday, January 14, 2015

INTERVIEW: Author of Freedom to Love Susanna Fraser

  1. What do you do when you are not writing?

I have a full-time day job in research administration at the University of Washington. It’s exactly as exciting as it sounds, but my work team is full of geeky, funny people whom it’s a pleasure to spend the day with.
Like almost all writers, I read a lot—a mix of romance, fantasy, mystery, science fiction, YA, the occasional graphic novel, and a good bit of nonfiction. I love to cook and try new recipes. I’m a big sports fan (Go Seahawks! Go Mariners! War Eagle!). And at the moment I’m busy making plans for a big European trip this summer, which will include the 200th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Waterloo in June.

2. What is the toughest criticism you have received as an author?

It’s always hard to get a bad review from a reader who’s liked my books in the past. I know it’s impossible to please everyone, so some people just won’t be my readers. And that’s OK. But I hate to disappoint anyone who’s been looking forward to my next story.

3.  How important is staying true to history to your stories?

I feel like I owe it to the people who actually lived in the past to reflect their lives as accurately as possible. On the other hand, I owe my readers a compelling story. I also know that if you’re not careful you can get so bogged down in research that you never get your own words on the page. And we should never forget that the “truth” of history depends on the perspective of the teller—even with eyewitness accounts. So as a writer of historical fiction, I try to balance all that—respect the past, but tell a good story and recognize that history is inevitably filtered through the biases of witnesses, scholars, my own beliefs and culture, etc.

4.   How do you get the ideas for you stories?

It’s as if my brain has several incomplete story files at any given time—characters who need a story, tropes I’d like to put my own spin upon, historical incidents I’d like to use as a setting, etc. When enough of those pieces come together, I have a story. Sometimes it happens spontaneously, while in other cases I take a character or incident and push my imagination for the other ingredients.

5. What is the worst job you’ve ever had?

Camp counselor for 4th and 5th graders during one of my college summers. I was pretty bad at it, which was something of a blow to my ego—I was incompetent at a job that mostly entailed hanging out with kids?! And to top it off, most of the other counselors went to a different college together and were already good friends, leaving me the odd one out socially too.

6. What was the hardest part of writing this book? 

Working the timeline and itinerary out. I had to come up with a good estimate for how long the characters’ cross-country journey would take, when they’d find out that the War of 1812 was finally over, when they’d learn that Napoleon had escaped from Elba, how long it would take them to sail to England, etc. It’s definitely easier to write a book without extensive travel or major historical events that impinge upon the plot!

7. What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

The three central characters—Henry, Therese, and Therese’s younger sister Jeannette—and the relationships they build on their journey.

8. What type of scene is the hardest to write? Love? Action? Racy? Etc.

Action scenes. I’m not a naturally visual thinker—I “hear” my stories in my head more than I “see” them—so anything with a lot of action and movement is a challenge. I’ve been known to borrow my daughter’s My Little Pony figures to block out fights.

9. Do you read your book reviews? If you do, do you respond to them?

I do read them, though when a new book is first released I try to stay away from Goodreads, Amazon, and the major review sites for a few weeks just to keep from obsessing too much. I’ve designated a critique partner to send me any raves that come in!

I don’t respond to reviews because I believe they’re for readers, not writers, and author comments on a review thread can chill discussion.
     

  10.  Which character that you have created, if any, is the most like you? How?


There are bits and pieces of me in all my major characters, I think. For example, in Freedom to Love I gave Henry my fear that my best will never be good enough, Therese my stubborn adherence to my personal values, and Jeannette my sarcasm! And the Gordon family featured in my first few books is loosely based on my own extended family—talkative, opinionated, stubborn, a bit volatile, and strongly political yet divided between the two major parties.



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

BLOG TOUR, GIVEAWAY, & REVIEW: Freedom to Love by Susanna Fraser

Please join Susanna Fraser as she tours the blogosphere with HF Virtual Book Tours for Freedom to Love, from January 5-16

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Publication Date: January 5, 2015 
Carina Press eBook
ISBN: B00MTGFABM 
Genre: Historical Romance


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Blurb:


 Louisiana, 1815 

 Thérèse Bondurant trusted her parents to provide for her and her young half-sister, though they never wed due to laws against mixed-race marriage. But when both die of a fever, Thérèse learns her only inheritance is debt—and her father's promise that somewhere on his plantation lies a buried treasure. To save her own life—as well as that of her sister—she'll need to find it before her white cousins take possession of the land. British officer Henry Farlow, dazed from a wound received in battle outside New Orleans, stumbles onto Thérèse's property out of necessity. But he stays because he's become captivated by her intelligence and beauty. It's thanks to Thérèse's tender care that he regains his strength just in time to fend off her cousin, inadvertently killing the would-be rapist in the process. Though he risks being labeled a deserter, it's much more than a sense of duty that compels Henry to see the sisters to safety—far away from the scene of the crime. And Thérèse realizes she has come to rely on Henry for so much more than protection. On their journey to freedom in England, they must navigate a territory that's just as foreign to them both—love.

My Review:

Freedom to Love is a fantastic historical romance by Susanna Fraser. I fell in love with the characters Therese, Jeanette, and Henry right from the start. They were the type of characters that you can completely relate to, and who you really want to succeed. This novel had me hooked right from the beginning with the great writing style, and the compelling story that is told. The adventure that the three characters embark on after a couple narrow escapes will keep any reader interested in this book. Also, the sexual tension between Henry and Therese continues to grow throughout the novel, and readers will definitely be rooting for them to finally come together as a couple. Each character has their own unique personality, and they each play a part in making this a fantastic book and a great adventure story. I would definitely recommend this novel to all lovers of historical romance novels. I give this book a FIVE out of FIVE stars.

Praise for the novels of Susanna Fraser


“[Susanna Fraser is] a go-to writer for Regency romance that is actually set in the Regency rather than in that Never-Neverland mash-up that’s been dubbed ‘The Recency’ or ‘Almackistan.’” — Willaful at Karen Knows Best

“This is easily one of the best historical romances I’ve read.” — Romantic Historical Reviews on An Infamous Marriage

“…the romance in this story was very sweet. Sydney was immediately relatable and likeable, because she faced such a serious conflict and wanted to make an ethical decision that would preserve the lives of her loved ones.” — Dear Author on Christmas Past

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About the Author

03_Susanna FraserSusanna Fraser wrote her first novel in fourth grade. It starred a family of talking horses who ruled a magical land. In high school she started, but never finished, a succession of tales of girls who were just like her, only with long, naturally curly and often unusually colored hair, who, perhaps because of the hair, had much greater success with boys than she ever did. Along the way she read her hometown library’s entire collection of Regency romance, fell in love with the works of Jane Austen, and discovered in Patrick O’Brian’s and Bernard Cornwell’s novels another side of the opening decades of the 19th century. When she started to write again as an adult, she knew exactly where she wanted to set her books. Her writing has come a long way from her youthful efforts, but she still gives her heroines great hair. Susanna grew up in rural Alabama. After high school she left home for the University of Pennsylvania and has been a city girl ever since. She worked in England for a year after college, using her days off to explore history from ancient stone circles to Jane Austen’s Bath. Susanna lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and daughter. When not writing or reading, she goes to baseball games, sings alto in a local choir and watches cooking competition shows. For more information please visit Susanna’s website and blog. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. Subscribe to Susanna Fraser's Newsletter.

Freedom to Love Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, January 5
Review at Curling Up With a Good Book
Tuesday, January 6
Guest Post at Let Them Read Books
Wednesday, January 7
Review at Becky on Books
Thursday, January 8
Spotlight at Peeking Between the Pages
Saturday, January 11
Review at Carole's Ramblings
Monday, January 12
Guest Post at SOS Aloha
Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews
Tuesday, January 13
Review at Lusty Penguin Reviews
Review at Historical Fiction Obsession
Wednesday, January 14
Review at Bibliophilia, Please
Interview at Historical Fiction Obsession
Spotlight at Long Ago Love
Thursday, January 15
Guest Post at Romantic Historical Reviews
Spotlight at Caroline Wilson Writes
Friday, January 16
Review at Boom Baby Reviews
Interview at Books and Benches

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