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…

Love & History with Anna Belfrage

Love is an important element in any story, not just in romance. It doesn’t have to be the focus of the story—even a small sprinkling can be enough. I would argue that it’s especially important in historical fiction. We live, we love, we strive to maintain relationships, now and in the past. Love is often the gateway to making a historical figure flesh and blood. Today, I’d like to welcome historical fiction author Anna Belfrage to chat about love + historical fiction. Anna’s knowledge of history spans centuries and across continents. I’m always amazed at the breadth of her knowledge. Not only is she a prolific bestselling…

Romantic Encounters in a Bustling Market

After offering my readers a steady diet of 17th century warfare and nearly impossible escapes, I’ve decided to change things up a bit, and tell a different story—a romantic encounter from my completed manuscript. Click here to part the veil and slip back in time to 1650 Warwick, England, during the uneasy lull between episodes of civil war. This is an opportunity for a man to prove his mettle and apply himself to the pursuit of his heart’s fancy. Featured Image: Louise Rayner [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons