15 January 2016

New & Noteworthy: January 15

Happy New Year to our readers!

Unusual Historicals welcomes not one, but two new contributors to start off 2016. Laura Rahme is an Australian-French author who has written stories set in Ming Dynasty China and medieval Venice. Alison Morton is the author of the popular Roma Nova series of thrillers set in an alternate-history 20th century Rome. Both are no stranger to writing stories set outside the mainstream. Welcome to U.H., ladies!

In other Unusual Historicals news:

Michelle Styles' novel PAYING THE VIKING'S PRICE has been published this month in German as In den Armen des Barbaren (In the Arms of the Barbarian). Meanwhile, her novel TAMING HIS VIKING WOMAN has been listed as one of Harlequin's top reads in their Best of the Best list. Congrats, Michelle!

Blythe Gifford's WHISPERS AT COURT was named one of the best "Not-Your-Usual Historicals" of 2015 by Wendy, the Super Librarian, writing for Heroes and Heartbreakers. Wendy writes, "I can always count on [Blythe's] stories featuring a very strong sense of place, and she always weaves in realistic for the era conflict."

Heather Domin's new novel THE HEIRS OF FORTUNE is now available in paperback per reader request. It will soon be distributed through all major book retailers, but until then you can get a copy at Lulu.com. To celebrate, Heather is currently reformatting her other two novels, THE SOLDIER OF RAETIA and ALLEGIANCE, for re-release later this month.