15 August 2014

New & Noteworthy: August 15

Lots of news from our contributors this month! 

• Blythe Gifford has been named a recommended author for Read a Romance Month! She invites you to join her in this month-long August celebration by visiting her website, blythegifford.com.

Piers Alexander will be taking part in the Siege of Sherborne Castle as part of the Sealed Knot reenactment society on August 23rd, where in between feats of musketeering he will be reading from his novel THE BITTER TRADE. Then on September 4th, Piers will join author Daniel Pembrey at the Chapter 1 Bookstore in Belair, Luxembourg, for a joint reading complete with a visit from the Brotherhood of Milites Viennenses. You can find out all the details on these upcoming events, complete with pictures, at piersalexander.com.

Kim Rendfeld's second novel, THE ASHES OF HEAVEN'S PILLAR, will be released August 28, kicking off a virtual tour that will last until September 30th. A companion to Kim's debut THE CROSS AND THE DRAGON, the novel is about a medieval mother and the lengths she will go to protect her children. Visit the Fireship Press website for the full tour schedule including reviews, interviews, and giveaways. If you're within driving distance of Indianapolis, visit Kim at Books & Brews from 2-4pm on Saturday, August 30th, where she will hold a signing and give away a print copy. To read the first chapters of either novel or learn more about Kim, visit kimrendfeld.com

Judith Starkson's debut novel HAND OF FIRE: A Novel of Briseis and the Trojan War, will be available September 10th. A tale of resilience and hope, the novel blends history and legend in the untold story of Achilles’s famous captive. If you're in the area, join her at her book launch on September 10th at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, AZ. To learn more about HAND OF FIRE, visit judithstarkson.com

• Michelle Styles' latest title, SAVED BY THE VIKING WARRIOR, will be released in print in the US on August 19th. Her upcoming novel, TAMING HIS VIKING WOMAN, will be out in February 2015. Additionally, her previous novels A QUESTION of IMPROPRIETY and AN IMPULSIVE DEBUTANTE are to be republished in the UK under the title PREJUDICE IN REGENCY SOCIETY. For more information on any of these books, visit michellestyles.co.uk