Genre: Historical Mystery
Series: Joanna Stafford, Book Three
In THE CROWN, Sister Joanna Stafford searched for a Dark Ages relic that could save her priory from Cromwell’s advancing army of destruction. In THE CHALICE, Joanna was drawn into an international conspiracy against Henry VIII himself as she struggled to learn the truth behind a prophecy of his destruction.
Now, in THE TAPESTRY, Joanna Stafford finally chooses her own destiny.
After her Dominican priory in Dartford closed forever—collateral damage in tyrannical King Henry VIII’s quest to overthrow the Catholic Church—Joanna resolves to live a quiet and honorable life weaving tapestries, shunning dangerous quests and conspiracies. Until she is summoned to Whitehall Palace, where her tapestry weaving has drawn the King’s attention.
Joanna is uncomfortable serving the King, and fears for her life in a court bursting with hidden agendas and a casual disregard for the virtues she holds dear. Her suspicions are confirmed when an assassin attempts to kill her moments after arriving at Whitehall.
Struggling to stay ahead of her most formidable enemy yet, an unknown one, she becomes entangled in dangerous court politics. Her dear friend Catherine Howard is rumored to be the King’s mistress. Joanna is determined to protect young, beautiful, naïve Catherine from becoming the King’s next wife and, possibly, victim.
Set in a world of royal banquets and feasts, tournament jousts, ship voyages, and Tower Hill executions, this thrilling tale finds Joanna in her most dangerous situation yet, as she attempts to decide the life she wants to live: nun or wife, spy or subject, rebel or courtier. Joanna Stafford must finally choose.
Nancy Bilyeau has worked on the staffs of InStyle, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and Ladies Home Journal. She is currently the executive editor of DuJour magazine. Her screenplays have placed in several prominent industry competitions. Two scripts reached the semi-finalist round of the Nicholl Fellowships of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Her screenplay "Zenobia" placed with the American Zoetrope competition, and "Loving Marys" reached the finalist stage of Scriptapalooza. A native of the Midwest, she earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan. THE CROWN, her first novel, was published in 2012; the sequel, THE CHALICE, followed in 2013. THE TAPESTRY will be released in March 2015.
Nancy lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Stay in touch with her on Twitter at @tudorscribe. For more information please visit Nancy Bilyeau's website.
Book Title: Eyes Don't Lie: You Can't Hide by Crystal Dawn Mason
Category: Adult Fiction, 142 pages
Genre: Suspense / Thriller
Release date: Oct 11, 2017
Tour dates: April 30 to May 18, 2018
Content Rating: PG
Curly-haired brunettes with blue eyes are the only women that seem to capture Keith’s attention. But is it really their appearance that attracts him or something sinister? Keith, a broken soul, who’s battling between good and evil, goes about his days trying to fight his evil urges. But because of a demonic stronghold, in most instances good loses the battle to evil.
Affected by the pain and hurt of his childhood, he now seeks out the love he didn’t receive as a child. But when he doesn’t get it, there’s retribution to pay…and what a sad day it is for those curly-haired brunettes with blue eyes who fail to make the mark. But things take a turn when he meets a grocery store cashier who has the ability to see evil th…
I am happy to participate in the blog tour for the new book by James MacManus, Sleep in Peace Tonight. I previously reviewed his book Black Venus and quite enjoyed it. Please enjoy the excerpt.
Sleep in Peace Tonight by James MacManusPublication date: October 7, 2014 by Thomas Dunne BooksDescription:It’s January 1941, and
the Blitz is devastating England. Food supplies are low, Tube stations
in London have become bomb shelters, and U-boats have hampered any hope
of easy victory. Though the United States maintains its isolationist
position, Churchill knows that England is finished without the aid of
its powerful ally.
Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt’s most
trusted adviser, is sent to London as his emissary, and there he falls
under the spell of Churchill’s commanding rhetoric---and legendary
drinking habits. As he experiences life in a country under attack,
Hopkins questions the United States’ silence in the war. But back home
FDR is paranoid about the isolationist lobby, an…
Painted Hands by Jennifer Zobair Publication date: June 11, 2013 by Thomas Dunne Books Source: Publisher via TLC Book Tours for a fair review Synopsis:
Muslim bad girl Zainab Mir has just landed a job working for a
post-feminist, Republican Senate candidate. Her best friend Amra Abbas
is about to make partner at a top Boston law firm. Together they’ve
thwarted proposal-slinging aunties, cultural expectations, and the
occasional bigot to succeed in their careers. What they didn’t count on?
Unlikely men and geopolitical firestorms.
When a handsome childhood friend reappears, Amra makes choices that Zainab considers so 1950s—choices that involve the perfect Banarasi silk
dress and a four-bedroom house in the suburbs. After hiding her long
work hours during their courtship, Amra struggles to balance her
demanding job and her unexpectedly traditional new husband.
Zainab has her own problems. She generates controversy in the Muslim
community with a suggestive magazine spread and frien…