20 June 2014

New & Noteworthy: June 20

Lots of exciting announcements from our contributors this month!

• SULTANA: THE BRIDE PRICE, new from Lisa J. Yarde, the fourth book in the Sultana series, will be available Monday, June 30, 2014.
In fourteenth-century Moorish Spain, a marriage of convenience for the sake of peace leads to disaster in the medieval kingdom of Granada. The young queen Jazirah, caught up in a dynastic struggle between warring brothers, fights for her survival. Wed to a husband who looks at her with more suspicion than lust in his eyes, she must escape reminders of a brutal past in a quest to find forgiveness, hope, and love. Her husband Muhammad faces greater peril than union with a wife he cannot trust. Surrounded by enemies within his family who seek the throne and undermined by ministers who would alter the course of his country’s future, he intends to rule the land of his ancestors alone. How can he endure against his most bitter opponents, not least among them, the woman whom he has chosen for a bride?
You can get all the details at Lisa’s website.

Ginger Myrick has extended the sale on her latest release INSATIABLE: A MACABRE HISTORY OF FRANCE until the end of June to accommodate new readers from her recent blog tour. Ebook editions for the Kindle and Nook will remain on sale for $2.99 until June 30th. See Ginger's website for more information.

• Blythe Gifford’s THE WITCH FINDER has been named a finalist in the Short Historical category for the Bookseller’s Best Award, sponsored by the Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America chapter.  Self-published in 2013, the book is available on Amazon (e-and print versions), Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iTunes.  The story is set on the Scottish Borders in the seventeenth century and centers on a hero who is a “finder of witches” and an accused witch.  See the full list of finalists here. For more information on THE WITCH FINDER, see blythegifford.com.

Michelle Styles has just signed another two-book contract with Harlequin Historical for two more Viking romances! The first will be entitled TAMING HIS VIKING WOMAN. Michelle's newest novel SAVED BY THE VIKING WARRIOR will be released in September.

 J.S. Dunn is looking to assemble an anthology of historical fiction parody stories to be published in a single Kindle volume. Stories would be in the 3000-6000 word range featuring good-natured spoofs of commercial trends, subgenres, or styles and types in current historical fiction. Those interested can contact J.S. via her GoodReads page or by PM on Facebook for more information on the project, which is still in the planning stage.