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Book Blast: Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner

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Please join author C.W. Gortner as his latest release, Mademoiselle Chanel is featured around the blogosphere from March 17-April 3rd and enter to win one of three fabulously chic, Chanel-style black and white beaded bracelets


Mademoiselle Chanel
Publication Date: March 17, 2015
William Morrow/HarperCollins
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audio Book

Genre: Historical Fiction

DRAMA, PASSION, TRAGEDY, AND BEAUTY: C.W.’s new novel stunningly imagines the life of Coco Chanel—the iconic fashion designer whose staggering creativity built an empire and made her one of the 20th century’s most influential, and controversial, figures.

Born into rural poverty, Gabrielle Chanel and her sisters are sent to a convent orphanage after their mother’s death. Here, the nuns nurture Gabrielle’s exceptional sewing skills, a talent that will propel her into a life far removed from the drudgery of her childhood.

Transforming herself into Coco—a seamstress and sometime torch singer—the petite brunette burns with ambition…

Blog Tour: Lady of the Eternal City (Empress of Rome Series #4) by Kate Quinn: A Book Review

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Publication Date: March 3, 2015
Berkley Trade
Formats: eBook, Paperback
528p
Series: Empress of Rome Series, Book Four
Genre: Historical Fiction
Source: Publisher/Netgalley/ Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: National bestselling author Kate Quinn returns with the long-awaited fourth volume in the Empress of Rome series, an unforgettable new tale of the politics, power, and passion that defined ancient Rome.

     Elegant, secretive Sabina may be Empress of Rome, but she still stands poised on a knife’s edge. She must keep the peace between two deadly enemies: her husband Hadrian, Rome’s brilliant and sinister Emperor; and battered warrior Vix, who is her first love. But Sabina is guardian of a deadly secret: Vix’s beautiful son Antinous has become the Emperor’s latest obsession.

     Empress and Emperor, father and son will spin in a deadly dance of passion, betrayal, conspiracy, and war. As tragedy sends Hadrian spiraling into madness, Vix and Sa…

Book Blast: A Decent Woman: A Novel by Eleanor Parker Sapia

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Join author Eleanor Parker Sapia as her historical novel, A Decent Woman, is featured around the blogosphere from March 16-April 6, and enter the giveaway! Up for grabs is an Autographed copy of A Decent Woman, two eBooks of A Decent Woman, and a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Publication Date: February 20, 2015
Booktrope
Formats: eBook, Paperback
270 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction





Ponce, Puerto Rico, at the turn of the century: Ana Belen Opaku, an Afro-Cuban born into slavery, is a proud midwife with a tempestuous past. After testifying at an infanticide trial, Ana is forced to reveal a dark secret from her past, but continues to hide an even more sinister one. Pitted against the parish priest, Padre Vicente, and young Doctor Hector Rivera, Ana must battle to preserve her twenty-five year career as the only midwife in La Playa.

Serafina is a respectable young widow with two small children, who marries an older, wealthy merchant from a distinguished family. A crime against Serafina during her …

Book Blast: Letters to Kezia: Book Two of The Puritan Chronicles by Peni Jo Renner

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Publication Date: January 14, 2015 iUniverse 
Formats: eBook, Paperback 
Pages: 208 
Series: Book Two, The Puritan Chronicles 
Genre: Historical Fiction 



Synopsis: It is 1693 in Hereford, Connecticut, when Mary Case, the spinster daughter of a Puritan minister, finds herself hopelessly smitten by the roguish thief, Daniel Eames. Betrothed to a man she does not like or love, she is soon compelled to help Daniel escape from jail. Suddenly, she finds herself on the run, not only accused of being Daniel's accomplice, but also of murder. The fugitive pair soon finds solace-and a mutual attraction-among the escapee's Algonquin friends until two men from Daniel's dark past hunt them down. After Mary is captured and returned home to await trial, a tragedy takes the life of her younger sister, revealing a dark secret Mary's father has kept for months. But just as Mary learns she is pregnant, she makes a horrifying discovery about Daniel that changes everything and prompts her to de…

Cover Reveal: Ruth A. Casie's The Druid Knight Tales: A Short Story

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Join author Ruth A. Casie on her Cover Reveal for The Druid Knight Tales: A Short Story, from February 23-March 13, and enter to win an eBook of the first book in The Druid Knight Series, Knight of Runes.

Publication Date: February 23, 2015
Publisher: Timeless Scribes Publishing, LLC 
eBook; 57 pages 
ISBN: 0986246425 
Series: The Druid Knight Series
Genre: Historical, Fantasy/Romance 
Synopsis: She would give her last breath for him. He would give up everything to guard her well and love her more. Maximilian, the druid Grand Master, was given a year to find his soul mate. On the final day, the sacred mistletoe has shriveled and died—proclaiming his failure. He must do what no other Grand Master has done before and journey to meet with the Ancestors formally relinquish his title. Ellyn of Brodgar has the gift of healing. But each use of her magick, through a kiss, depletes her energy and brings her closer to death. Time is running out as she searches for a way to continue saving lives—esp…