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Clytemnestra: The Mother's Blade by Victorial Grossack and Alice Underwood: A Book Review

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Clytemnestra: The Mother's Blade Author: Victoria Grossack, Alice Underwood Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Publisher: CreateSpace Release Date: 2017 Pages: 351 Source: Kindle Unlimited Synopsis: Raised a princess in Sparta, Clytemnestra understands that leaders make many sacrifices. But she is shocked when she is forced to marry the murderer of her husband and firstborn child.      Though she wields great power as High Queen of Mycenae, and adores her younger children, being Agamemnon’s wife is difficult – and becomes harder after her sister Helen’s departure for Troy ignites the greatest war the world has ever seen.      Clytemnestra remains determined to protect her children and her city. But then a long absent prince – her husband’s hated rival – begins to claim her heart…   My Review: Clytemnestra has a tarnished reputation in Greek mythology. She is known to be an unfaithful wife and a murderer. However, this novel gives us a glimpse into Clytemnestra’s psyche and th

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James: A Book Review

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The Sun Down Motel Author: Simone St. James Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal Publisher: Berkely Release Date: 2020 Pages: 336 Source: Netgalley/Publisher in exchange for an honest review Synopsis Something hasn’t been right at the roadside Sun Down Motel for a very long time, and Carly Kirk is about to find out why in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls . Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. But something isnĘžt right at the motel, something haunting and scary. Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared i

Jocasta: The Mother-Wife of Oedipus by Victoria Grossack and Alice Underwood: A Book Review

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Jocasta: The Mother-Wife of Oedipus Author: Victoria Grossack, Alice Underwood Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Publisher: CreateSpace Release Date: 2010 Pages: 262 Source: My personal collection Synopsis: Young and beautiful, born to a powerful family, Jocasta is destined to become Queen of Thebes... trapped in a loveless marriage, she cannot save her firstborn child from her husband's wrath... left alone on the throne after her husband's death, she must contend with the dangerous Sphinx and contrive a plan to protect her city...charmed by a foreign prince, she does not know she is falling in love with her own son... My Review: Oedipus is one of the most tragic stories in Greek mythology. The myth explains that one cannot escape one’s fate. This novel retells the myth, but through Jocasta’s eyes. Jocasta is also a victim of fate. No matter how powerful she is as a queen of Thebes, she was powerless in preventing her own horrific destiny from coming true.       I found

Blog Tour: Music of the Night by Angela J. Ford

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  I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the MUSIC OF THE NIGHT by Angela J. Ford Blog Tour hosted by  Rockstar Book Tours . Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!   About The Book: Title:   MUSIC OF THE NIGHT Author:  Angela J. Ford Pub. Date:  February 15, 2021 Publisher:  Angela J. Ford Formats:  Hardcover, Paperback, eBook Pages:  262 Find it:   Goodreads ,  Amazon , Kindle , B&N , TBD ,  Bookshop.org , Purchase a signed copy and receive a bookmark & art print! Read for FREE with A Kindle Unlimited Membership!      A haunted tower, a mysterious instructor and the lure of the music of the night…      After the death of her father, Aria is left penniless and destitute. To avoid working the streets she becomes the ward of a Count and moves to a remote town called High Tower.      High Tower is a gloomy place with one vivid attraction: the theater. Lords and ladies come from afar to be seduced by a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Blog Tour: The Secret Life of Sofonisba Anguissola by Melissa Muldoon

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Join us for this tour from Feb 1 to Feb 26, 2021! Book Details: Book Title : The Secret Life of Sofonisba Anguissola - the most famous woman you've never heard of by Melissa Muldoon Category :  Adult Fiction (18+) , 345 pages Genre :  Historical Fiction, General Fiction Publisher :  Matta Press Release date :  December 2020 Content Rating : PG-13 + M. includes mature themes (suicide, adultery, sexual relations, murder)   Book Description:      Set in the sixteenth-century, The Secret Life of Sofonisba Anguissola tells the story of a woman’s passion for painting and adventure. In a world where women painters had little to no acknowledgment, she was singled out by Michelangelo and Vasari who recognized and praised her talent. Gaining the Milanese elite’s acclaim, she went on to become court painter to Spanish King Philip II and taught his queen to paint.      One can’t live such an extraordinary life without having stories to tell, and tell them Sofonisba doe

Blog Tour: Awaken (Romance a Medieval Fairytale #6) by Demelza Carlton

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Author: Demelza Carlton Narrator: Mary Sarah Length: 3 hours 37 minutes Series: Romance a Medieval Fairytale, Book 6 Publisher: Demelza Carlton Released: Aug. 29, 2020 Genre: Fantasy; Romance A sleeping beauty. A kingdom frozen in time. Only one can save them all. Once upon a time... Lord Siward intended to go hunting, but when he stumbles upon a ruined castle and accidentally wakes the mysterious maiden sleeping inside, he knows his holiday is over. With the kingdom in trouble, Siward should be protecting the realm, but every time Rosamond looks at him, he gets lost in the girl's green eyes. Who is the mysterious beauty, and why does he feel she holds the key to the kingdom's deliverance? Audible ⎮ iTunes ⎮ Google Play ⎮ Chirp ⎮ Scribd      USA Today bestselling author Demelza Carlton has always loved the ocean, but on her first snorkelling trip she found she was afraid of fish. She has since swum with sea lions, sharks and sea cucumbers and stood on spray-d