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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