Review – Traitors Knot by Cryssa Bazos

Originally posted on Chicks,Rogues and Scandals:
England 1650: Civil War has given way to an uneasy peace in the year since Parliament executed King Charles I.Royalist officer James Hart refuses to accept the tyranny of the new government, and to raise funds for the restoration of the king’s son, he takes to the road as a highwayman.Elizabeth Seton has long been shunned for being a traitor’s daughter. In the midst of the new order, she risks her life by sheltering fugitives from Parliament in a garrison town. But her attempts to rebuild her life are threatened, first by her…

Historical Fiction Book of the Year

2017 saw the fulfilment of my dream to see my debut novel published. I had the pleasure and excitement to see it climb up in the Amazon bestseller charts, and most especially, hear what readers had to say about it. I think that was my biggest excitement this year, knowing that people were reading my novel and losing themselves in the world I had created. Which is why I am entirely thrilled to be awarded the 2017 Coffee Pot Award for Historical Fiction Book of the Year. I share this year’s award with another Endeavour Press author, Johanna Craven, author…

The Diamonds of Sint-Nicholaas

A new land with the promise of a fresh beginning beckons—or does it? Following on from the pages of Traitor’s Knot, find out what awaits James and Elizabeth Hart in the Netherlands. “The Diamonds of Sint-Nicholaas” is an exclusive short story written for and featured in the Diamond Tales advent series from Discovering Diamonds. I really enjoyed writing it and having the opportunity to share with you how I saw their first month in The Hague. I hope you enjoy the story! To read “The Diamonds of Sint-Nicholaas”, click here.

Fall in love with Historical Fiction 

 Today is the day!  Passages to the Past is hosting a FB historical fiction party starting at 3pm EST today! There’s an amazing line-up of historical fiction authors waiting to chat about books and history…did I mention there will be giveaways? Do pop in and join the conversation! I’ll be officially on at 7:45pm. I’ll be giving away an eBook copy of Traitor’s Knot and a photobooklet I created with pictures and words inspired by the story.  Here’s the link to the FB site – Fall in Love with Historical Fiction.  Hope to “see” you then! 

Combining words, art, and a book launch

The Traitor’s Knot book launch was held on July 27th at Whitby’s Station Gallery. Family, friends and friends of friends came out to help me celebrate my debut novel. I’m still overwhelmed by the support of those who came out. Thank you! It was a very special evening held an incredibly creative venue. Station Gallery is a community gallery in Whitby, Ontario situated in the historic Whitby’s Grand Trunk Railroad station. Station Gallery has operated as a community visual arts centre for 45 years. The exhibit running at that time showcased the work of David Wysotski, a local artist who explored…