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Historical Fiction Fanatics

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The Viking's Witch - historical romance

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Comment by Mk - PopcornReads.com 1 hour ago

The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy: Book Review & Giveaway

A historical and contemporary story that I could not put down – that’s The Mapmaker’s Children by bestselling author Sarah McCoy. And you could win it at http://popcornreads.com/?p=8401.

Comment by Mk - PopcornReads.com on May 14, 2015 at 2:24pm

Dead Wake by Eric Larson: Bestselling Non-Fiction Book Review & Giveaway

Think you know what happened to the Lusitania? Eric Larson’s #1 New York Times bestseller, Dead Wake, reads like a highly suspenseful historical novel even though it’s non-fiction. Enter to win it at http://popcornreads.com/?p=8359.

Comment by Book Buzz on May 5, 2015 at 1:19pm

Historical Fiction For Review

Captain Hawk
By SJ Garland
Publisher: Maple Kakapo Limited
Published: May 2015
ISBN:  978-0473319236
Pages: 308
Genre: Historical Fiction

Nathaniel Hawk is the son of a legendary East India Company captain. The son of the East India Company’s most famous ship captains, Nathaniel turned away from a life at sea. He arrives in Singapore to find dangerous secrets that will change his life forever

Singapore 1823. The East India Company is in full pursuit of wealth and glory expanding the dominance of the United Kingdom around the world. Sir Thomas Stanford Raffles saw the potential in a tiny settlement on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and knew it would be ideal for a free port. It would soon become one of the busiest and most lucrative ports in the East India Company’s portfolio, attracting merchants and pirates to its wharves.

Nathaniel Hawk arrives just before Christmas in order to spend the holidays with his father, Captain Sebastian Hawk, a famous East India Company Captain. Trained to captain his own ship, Nathaniel turned away from a life at sea in order to chase a life of gambling and adventure on land. He arrives in the East India Company’s latest free port intent on continuing his hedonistic pursuits.

When word reaches Singapore Captain Sebastian Hawk has finally been bested in a battle at sea with a ghost ship, none is more shocked that his son. Nathaniel will look for answers in the newly built colonial houses of the rich merchants as well as the opium dens of the slums looking for answers to his father’s disappearance. Only a return to sea will lead to the truth, but does he have the skill to seek out the ghost ship and learn its secrets?

For review copies contact:

SJ Garland
Email: sjgarland.author@gmail.com
Website: http://www.sjgarland.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SJGarland1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SJGarlandAuthor
BookBuzz: http://bookbuzz.net/blog/historical-fiction-captain-hawk/

Comment by Book Buzz on May 3, 2015 at 1:13pm

Historical Fiction Novel For Review

A Voice in the Wind
By Donald Risho
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 978-1432712075 (pb)
ISBN: 978-1432777142 (hc)
Genre: Historical Fiction

"A Voice In the Wind" is a romantic novel dating back to that ill-fated period in history, the American Civil War. Fictional characters are placed into historical events with notable personalities. A variety of diverse individuals encounter one another and weave an intricate web of unforgettable episodes. Everyone in the story is reluctantly caught in the turmoil of that dismal period.

Hearts Taken Captive in the Tragedy of War…

The four years of the American Civil War changed a country forever. North against South, brother against brother, ideals and politics, ethics and humanism met in a mighty clash that still resonates today. The lives of civilians were uprooted and torn apart, even as many foresaw the birth of a new nation and a new way of life. A Voice in the Wind is the story of David, a shy young schoolteacher from New Hampshire, who is swept up in the maelstrom of war. The daily struggles, sufferings, and triumphs of a historic period are shown through David’s eyes, and through his journal he keeps detailing his experiences.

Come along on a timeless journey of love, endurance, and the transcendence of the human spirit against all odds as David’s life is changed by battle, by the shortages and privations of war, and by the great men and remarkable scoundrels who change his life…and who change the course of American history.

For review copies/author interviews, contact:

Marcia Rosen, Publicist
Email: MarciagRosen@gmail.com
Website: Website: http://www.creativebookconcepts.com
BookBuzz: http://bookbuzz.net/blog/historical-fiction-a-voice-in-the-wind/

Comment by Book Buzz on April 20, 2015 at 1:35pm

Historical Pirate Fiction For Review

Demons & Pearls
The Razor's Adventures
By P.S. Bartlett
Published: April 2015
ISBN:  978-1511572552
Genre: Historical Fiction
Formats Available For Review: pdf

Had I known the repercussions of murdering the captain of a pirate ship, I may have taken the time necessary to rethink the act. As if I’ve ever had a choice that didn’t involve a fight or at the very least, defending myself against some man, hell bent on destroying me or my kin.

All we wanted was our freedom. All we found were demons disguised as men.

A woman pirate needs friends, big strong male friends, to survive in this unforgiving land of thieves and murderers—at least until she gets on her feet. Of course, trying to find one person you can trust is like finding an oyster with a perfect pearl in it—you have to break a few shells and get your hands dirty. We were lucky. I found the biggest, baddest and most honorable man in the Caribbean and he just happened to be in the pearl business.

For review copies contact:

P.S. Bartlett
Email: suzym45@aol.com
Website: http://psbartlett.me/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PSBartlett
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PSBartlett

Comment by Mk - PopcornReads.com on April 9, 2015 at 12:14pm

The Jazz Palace by Mary Morris: An Ode to Chicago’s Golden Jazz Age

If you love historical fiction, the 1920’s, jazz, and/or Chicago, you’ll want to read our review of The Jazz Palace by award-winning author Mary Morris at http://popcornreads.com/?p=8303.

Comment by Book Buzz on April 3, 2015 at 9:20am

Historical Lesbian Romance/Fiction For Review

In the Blood of the Greeks
Intertwined Souls Series, Book 1
By Mary D. Brooks
Publisher: AUSXIP Publishing
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 978-0994294500
Pages: 418
Genre: Historical Romance, Lesbian Fiction

Historical Lesbian Romance in War Ravaged Greece

Secrets. Passion. Destiny.

In the Blood of the Greeks is set against the backdrop of World War II. The novel begins in a most troublesome period of human history, where subjugated by the might of Nazi Germany, two women meet under extraordinary circumstances. This is the story of Eva Muller, the daughter of a German Major, in command of the occupying force in Larissa, Greece in 1942. Through the intervention of the village priest she meets Zoe Lambros, a young Greek woman with vengeance in her heart and a faith in God that has been shattered by the death of her family.

Eva and Zoe must work together and overcome their hatred for each other while facing down their own demons. Hatred turns to friendship as they find common ground while helping Jews escape from the Nazis.

For review copies contact:

Mary D. Brooks
Email: marydbrooks@outlook.com
Website: http://www.nextchapter.net
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/marydbrooksfic
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marydbrooksfiction
BookBuzz: http://bookbuzz.net/blog/historical-lesbian-romance-in-the-blood-of...

Comment by Mk - PopcornReads.com on April 2, 2015 at 11:22am

At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen: A Startling Awakening at Loch Ness

Did you love Water for Elephants? Read our review of bestselling author Sara Gruen’s latest historical novel, At the Water’s Edge, at http://popcornreads.com/?p=8283.

Comment by Mk - PopcornReads.com on April 1, 2015 at 11:04am

Throne of Darkness by Douglas Nicholas: King John & Sorcery's Horror

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Check out our review of Douglas Nicholas’ newest 13th century novel, Throne of Darkness, at http://popcornreads.com/?p=8277 & that’s no April Fools joke! History + mythological elements = how could you resist?

Comment by Mk - PopcornReads.com on March 31, 2015 at 7:09pm

Sisters of Shiloh by Kathy Hepinstall & Becky Hepinstall Hilliker: Giveaway Hop

Leave it to bestselling author Kathy Hepinstall & her sister to write a novel in which 2 sisters fool the entire Confederate Army. You can win it in our Fool for Books Giveaway Hop book giveaway at http://popcornreads.com/?p=8272.


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