Traitor’s Knot: Discovered Diamond

Traitor’s Knot has been awarded a Discovered Diamond, and in particular, a “highly recommended” rating! And in a surprising twist, two reviews from two readers!   Discovering Diamonds is a review blog started by Helen Hollick to showcase quality historical fiction. Here is some information from their blog: “We only publish reviews of the best books, so we also take note of correct presentation and formatting as well as the quality of writing – and when space and time are limited we may only select a few books a month to review on this blog. This will mean that if…

Cover Wars: The Battle is ON!

  In this corner, weighing in at 718 KB….Traitor’s Knot! And in the other corner… the Contenders (aka other novels). Traitor’s Knot is battling it out this week on Cover Wars against 14 contenders. The cover at the end of the week with the most votes becomes Author Shout’s Book of the Week! I really need your help, and I’m not above a bit of pleading and grovelling. The competition has started now! This is how it works: Vote for Traitor’s Knot… ahem…your favourite cover and then share (tweet, like, etc) Cover Wars so others can come and show their support….

Special Giveaway: Traitor’s Knot

To celebrate the release of my debut novel, Traitor’s Knot, I’m offering 6 chances to win a paperback copy of the book! Here’s how you can enter: Pop on over to the English Historical Fiction Authors Blog (EHFA) and enter a comment with your contact details for a chance to win one paperback copy. The Giveaway starts on Monday July 3rd and runs until midnight Pacific Time on Sunday July 9, 2017. Click here to enter. Enter the Goodreads Giveaway for one of 5 paperback copies! This giveaway runs from July 5th to August 5, 2017. Here’s how to enter. Goodreads…

#OTD in 1645: The Battle of Naseby + an excerpt from Traitor’s Knot

The turning point for the English Civil War happened on this date on Broad Moor, Naseby. Up until then, the Parliamentarians were struggling against the King’s forces, and the Royalists fully expected that victory was imminent. They were probably planning on returning home to their families in time for the fall harvest. And then Naseby happened. The days leading up to the battle were filled with constant rain which lifted late the previous night or early morning, leaving a thick fog to cloak the steady march of both armies. The Parliamentarians, led by General Thomas Fairfax and his Lieutenant General,…