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Toni Mount is giving away a copy of her book (offer is open internationally) The Colour of Poison

The first Sebastian Foxley Medieval Mystery by Toni Mount.
The narrow, stinking streets of medieval London can sometimes be a dark
place. Burglary, arson, kidnapping and murder are every-day events. The
streets even echo with rumours of the mysterious art of alchemy being
used to make gold for the King.
Join Seb, a talented but crippled artist, as he is drawn into a web of
lies to save his handsome brother from the hangman's rope. Will he find
an inner strength in these, the darkest of times, or will events outside
his control overwhelm him?
Only one thing is certain - if Seb can't save his brother, nobody can.

Toni Mount earned her research Masters degree from the University of Kent in 2009 through study of a medieval medical manuscript held at the Wellcome Library in London. Recently she also completed a Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing with the Open University. Toni has published many non-fiction books, but always wanted to write a medieval thriller, and her first novel “The Colour of Poison” is the result. Toni regularly speaks at venues throughout the UK and is the author of several online courses available at

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Charlene Newcomb is giving away one Kindle or epub version of her upcoming release, For King and Country, to be published on 2 May 2016.

England 1193.
Civil war threatens as battle-scarred knight Henry de Grey returns from the Crusades. King Richard languishes in captivity, a prisoner of the Holy Roman Emperor. Traitors to the crown pit Henry and his friends against dangerous and unknown enemies.

Loyalties will be tested, families torn apart. Friend or foe? It is hard to tell one from the other.

The king’s brother John and his allies plot to usurp Richard’s throne. With the knights Sir Stephan and Sir Robin, Henry fights for king and country. But he must keep his feelings for Sir Stephan l’Aigle secret. Sure as arrow or sword, their forbidden love could destroy him.

War, political intrigue and passion… heroes… friends and lovers… and the seeds for a new Robin Hood legend await you…

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Praise for Book I, Men of the Cross

“…there are fights and blood aplenty. But there is also love and friendship, and Ms Newcomb must be commended for her excellent description of the pain and anguish love can bring with it when it does not conform to society's expectations.”—Anna Belfrage, author of The Graham Saga,

“If you are interested in The Third Crusade, Richard Lionheart or anything even vaguely related, read this book. It's wonderful!”—Andrew Latham, author of The Holy Lance.

“If you want realism and romance, great story and history, then this is a book to enjoy. . . . a believable world of the bloody crusades: [the author] captures brilliantly the twisted ideology of those religious wars whilst also narrating the personal traumas and passions of her main characters.”—Christopher Monk, cultural historian,

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Book #3 of the medieval thriller Fifth Knight series, THE LORD OF IRELAND.

England, 1185. John is a prince without prospect of a crown. As the youngest son of Henry II, he has long borne the hated nickname ‘Lackland’. When warring tribes and an ambitious Anglo-Norman lord threaten Henry’s reign in Ireland, John believes his time has finally come. Henry is dispatching him there with a mighty force to impose order.

Yet it is a thwarted young man who arrives on the troubled isle. John has not been granted its kingship—he is merely the Lord of Ireland, destined never to escape his father’s shadow. Unknown to John, Henry has also sent his right-hand man, Sir Benedict Palmer, to root out the traitors he fears are working to steal the land from him.

But Palmer is horrified when John disregards Henry’s orders and embarks on a campaign of bloodshed that could destroy the kingdom. Now Palmer has to battle the increasingly powerful Lord of Ireland. Power, in John’s hands, is a murderous force—and he is only just beginning to wield it.

To celebrate the publication of Book #3, THE LORD OF IRELAND, E.M. Powell is offering one lucky winner a signed paperback copy. Entries are open worldwide. To enter, please leave a comment HERE

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Praise for the Fifth Knight series:

'With her fast-paced mysteries set in the tumultuous reign of Henry II, E.M. Powell takes readers on enthralling, and unforgettable, journeys.' -- Nancy Bilyeau, author of The Crown

 'Both Fifth Novels are terrific. Benedict and Theodosia are not merely attractive characters: they are intensely real people.' Historical Novels Review

 “'From the get-go you know you are in an adventure when you enter the world of E.M. Powell's 12th century. Peril pins you down like a knight's lance to the chest'- Edward Ruadh Butler, author of Swordland

England, 1170: To escape a lifetime of poverty, mercenary Sir Benedict Palmer agrees to one final, lucrative job: help King Henry II’s knights seize the traitor Archbishop Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. But what begins as a clandestine arrest ends in cold-blooded murder. And when Fitzurse, the knights’ ringleader, kidnaps Theodosia, a beautiful young nun who witnessed the crime, Palmer can sit silently by no longer. For not only is Theodosia’s virtue at stake, so too is the secret she unknowingly carries—a secret he knows Fitzurse will torture out of her. Now Palmer and Theodosia are on the run, strangers from different worlds forced to rely only on each other as they race to uncover the hidden motive behind Becket’s grisly murder—and the shocking truth that could destroy a kingdom.

England, 1176. King Henry II has imprisoned his rebellious Queen for attempting to overthrow him. But with her conspirators still at large and a failed assassination attempt on his beautiful mistress, Rosamund Clifford, the King must take action to preserve his reign. Desperate, Henry turns to the only man he trusts: a man whose skills have saved him once before. Sir Benedict Palmer answers the call, mistakenly believing that his family will remain safe while he attends to his King. As Palmer races to secure the throne for the King, neither man senses the hand of a brilliant schemer, a mystery figure loyal to Henry’s traitorous Queen who will stop at nothing to see the King defeated…

To celebrate the publication of Book #3, THE LORD OF IRELAND, E.M. Powell is offering one lucky winner a signed paperback copy of books #1 and #2 in the Fifth Knight series. Entries are open worldwide. To enter, please leave a comment HERE


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  1. Can't wait to read this one! It sounds great. I love stories in this time period. So glad that I found this blog. :))

  2. This one is off to a great start, can't wait to find out what happens next!

  3. This does look great!


  4. I started reading Regencies, but seem to be drifting backwards in time and picking up Georgians now, too. Can't wait to read this one!

  5. I have so wanted to read this one! I have loved Emery's other books.

    Tmrtini at gmail dot com

  6. Victoria -

    Can you see the huge smile on my face? After a very very long week I loved reading the excerpt! I can't wait to read A Wild Night's Bride and find out "the rest of the story"!

  7. Just discovered this site via FBpage!

    Oh! I can't wait to read this!!! This is the sentence that makes me want to read more: “May the same God save me…for I’m going to be hung, drawn, and quartered for spending last night rutting in the King of England’s bed!” ;o) Going to get my copy now. ;o)

  8. This looks to be a must-have for any self-respecting Georgianista :)

  9. lucky Elizabeth! gorgeous book... EnJoy!

  10. If it is International I want participate :)

  11. Debbie, You invited me to post my Giveaway here in the comments section (at least, I hope this is the right one!). I am doing a 100 eBooks Giveaway of my Biographical Historical Novel, Reluctant Queen: The Story of Mary Rose Tudor, the Defiant Little Sister of Infamous English King Henry VIII. The Giveaway started on 30 June 2014 and lasts for one week. Here's the link:

    Geraldine Evans

  12. Love the sound of this Book...