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January 28, 2012 - 9:38am

I dove into this 1983 literary fantasy due purely to the setting—the sunken lands of lost Lyonesse, west of Cornwall, for which I’ve developed a deep fascination.  Many of you know I’m in the middle of writing my own first historical paranorm

January 15, 2012 - 10:34am

                It’s with special pleasure that I return to Moning’s steamy, smart urban fantasy series set in modern-day Dublin for the third installment of her riveting

January 7, 2012 - 9:34am

Despite the lavish abundance of Tudor stories (including mine!) that currently occupy the market, I’m a helpless slave to the period and can’t help reading just about all of them.  So it was with The Ki

December 26, 2011 - 5:17pm

I love the thrill of discovering a historical romance set in an unusual time period, especially when the author evokes this unfamiliar world so clearly and compellingly I want to find more books just like it.  Judith James deftly achieves this feat in

December 9, 2011 - 6:13am

In this sensual late Regency romance by New York Times bestselling author Hunter, vibrant and unconventional shipping heiress Leona Montgomery journeys to England from Macao on a mission—to locate and bring to justice the mysterious cabal who drove her m

March 27, 2011 - 2:03pm

In 1763, Scottish colonial widow Bethie Stewart lives alone on the dangerous American frontier, until the day a badly wounded frontiersman in buckskin forces her at gunpoint to save his life.

August 22, 2010 - 1:57pm

Set in Tudor England during Elizabeth Tudor’s sunset years and in the parallel world of Faerie, INK AND STEEL is a highly unusual, poetic and sensual cross between alternate history and mythic fantasy, written in the opulent style of J.R.R.

August 8, 2010 - 7:46pm

This War of the Roses-set historical novel by the queen of Tudor fiction tells the story of the infamous Elizabeth Woodville, who married the King of England in secret for love.  Controversial queen, mother of the lost princes in the Tower, and gra

May 30, 2010 - 12:45am

This book is a novelization of the early life of Elizabeth Tudor, set of course in sixteenth-century England. Eminent historian Alison Weir makes her sophomore venture into the world of Tudor-era historical fiction with a vivid and dramatic retelling of the early life of Elizabeth Tudor.