18 October 2013

New & Noteworthy: October 18

• Unusual Historicals welcomes its newest member: Judith Starkston! Judith will soon announce a publication date for her upcoming novel HAND OF FIRE, which will be published by Fireship Press. HAND OF FIRE tells the story of Briseis, the captive woman Achilles and Agamemnon fought over in the Iliad. Learn more about Judith and her writing at judithstarkston.com.

• As part of a Kindle National Daily Genre Page Sponsorship in October, THE BURNING CANDLE by Lisa J. Yarde will be reduced to $1.99, exclusively for Kindle, Oct. 24-27. Here's the blurb: 

Love is for women who have choices. She has none. In eleventh-century France on the eve of the First Crusade, Isabel de Vermandois becomes the wife of a man old enough to be her father. He is Robert de Beaumont, Comte de Meulan. A hero of the Norman victory at Hastings and loyal counselor to successive English kings, Robert is not all Isabel had expected. Cruel and kind by contrast, he draws her into the decadent court of King Henry I. As Robert's secrets are unraveled, Isabel finds her heart divided. Her duties as a wife and mother compel her, but an undeniable attraction to the young William de Warenne, Earl of Surrey, tempts her. In a kingdom where love holds no sway over marital relations, Isabel must choose where her loyalties and her heart lie. Based on the life of a remarkable medieval woman forgotten by time, THE BURNING CANDLE is a story of duty and honor, love and betrayal. 410 pages with 4.1 rating from 8 Amazon reviews. Amazon Page

• And finally, Heather would like to send a shout-out to all U.H. readers and writers who will be participating in National Novel Writing Month this November. Whether you're writing for publication or just for the personal challenge, whether your story is historical fiction or contemporary, good luck!