21 April 2017

New & Noteworthy: April 21

If you feel the need for some thrills and chills with your spring thaw, check out Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine's April issue. J. K. Knauss has a short story, "The Lake," set during the youth of Edgar Allan Poe. There's something for everyone in this issue! J. K. is also preparing for two exciting in-person events for her novel SEVEN NOBLE NIGHTS. On April 29, she will read a brief chapter and sign books at the library in Saint Helens, Oregon, as part of its Spring into Art event. May 3 will find her in Cambridge, Massachusetts, reading, doing Q&A, and signing at the Harvard Book Store. Please stop by and say hi if you're near either one of these bi-coastal events.

RUMORS AT COURT, Blythe Gifford’s third Royal Wedding story, is a May release from Harlequin Historical in the US and the UK. The print copy is available now. The e-version will be ready May 1. RTBookreviews gave it a 4-Star review, writing “delights on every level, from the sumptuous settings to the whispered…rumors spinning through the royal court.” The story is set in the 14th century, in the court of Edward III of England. 

The first two Royal Wedding stories are SECRETS AT COURT, which was a finalist for the National Readers Choice Award, and WHISPERS AT COURT, which placed first in the Historical/Regency category of the Book Buyers Best contest and finalled in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Historical category. For more information, visit blythegifford.com

RETALIO, the latest in Alison Morton's Roma Nova thriller series, is out on 27 April. The sixth in series, it concludes the trilogy started with AURELIA and INSURRECTIO. 
Early 1980s Vienna. Recovering from a near fatal shooting, Aurelia Mitela, ex-Praetorian and former foreign minister of Roma Nova, chafes at her enforced exile. She barely escaped from her nemesis, the charming and amoral Caius Tellus who grabbed power in Roma Nova, the only part of the Roman Empire to survive into the twentieth century. Aurelia’s duty and passion fire her determination to take back her homeland and liberate its people. But Caius’s manipulations have isolated her from her fellow exiles, leaving her ostracised, powerless and vulnerable. Without their trust and support Aurelia knows she will never see Roma Nova again. 
Look out for an excerpt on Alison's blog on 4 May, and an interview on 7 May. You can also watch the book trailer here.

Michelle Styles is taking part in the Conquer Me Instafreebie Giveaway, which features 12 Viking-themed adult romances. Her offering is a chapter from her novel SOLD TO THE VIKING WARRIOR.

In addition, her novel SAVED BY THE VIKING WARRIOR has just been published in Italian this month as Fra Le Braccia Del Guerriero. Congrats Michelle!