Monday, August 20, 2012

Historical Fiction

Good morning all, just so we are all on the same page, Historical Fiction covers a lot of bases. There's Historical Romance, War, Family Sagas. This Historical collection should cover many interests for everyone, so make sure you scroll all the way down and check it all out! I hope you find something you like! Remember I'm always open to suggestions, please, let me know if there's a genre I'm not covering that you would like!
amzn.to/OsqaFE
HISTORICAL WAR NOVEL

It's 1808 and Sweden is at war with Russia. The war is not going well. On land, the Swedish army is retreating continuously and all that stands between the Russians and the Swedish mainland are the gunboats of the inshore fleet. The sea war amongst the islands of the Finnish and Swedish archipelagos is a special kind of war, fought in open boats by badly equipped men without proper training. Fighting the weather as much as the Russians, Lieutenant Johan Kuhlin commands a small squadron of three gunboats on special duty. During the short and wet summer, he learns that an independent command isn't all glory and that spies can be more dangerous than Russian guns.

amzn.to/NeQz6R
HISTORICAL FICTION - MEMIOR
Kim Robinson was in the life for 11 years. A madam, call girl, drug dealer and addict. What sent a girl who made good grades and was on the homecoming court, president of the modeling club take to the undersworld, and the cinderella story that has her currently speaking at churches and inspiring abused women teens, know that if she can survive her abuse and help others so can they. 
Most people think that the rap lyrics and movies about southwest Los Angeles and Compton are just for entertainment. Kim Robinson grew up there and will take you on a journey through the Watts riots to present day. 
What happened to a little girl at the age of five to make her feel that God hates her? With out religion in her life all her childhood aspirations are derailed. Through her eyes you will experience the emotions and heart breaks that led her to the Street Life. 
Kim is the next generation of The Roux in the Gumbo characters. This book stands on it's own but you will see how she "Got it honest," when it comes to following in her ancestors footsteps. 
Kim's alter ego 'Sparkle," maneuvers through the underworld of prostitution while looking for love and trying to hold on to her sanity that is threatened by childhood memories that ultimately will surface. She uses drugs to suppress what she does not have the tools to face.

amzn.to/Rbv1gF

HISTORICAL WESTERN ROMANCE
Fleeing from a marriage she didn't want, Woape is caught by a Sioux Indian who abuses her. One night, she manages to escape and nearly loses her life when Gary Milton shows up and rescues her. 

Not knowing where else to go, she follows him home. In their time together, she falls in love with him and is determined that he will be her husband. But the Sioux Indian is not far behind, and he's going to claim her as his, even if he has to kill Gary to get her.

Books in the Native American Romance Series include:
Restoring Hope (Book 1)
Brave Beginnings (Book 2)
Bound by Honor, Bound by Love (Book 3) due out Summer 2012
A Chance In Time (novella)--main characters show up in Restoring Hope and Bound by Honor, Bound by Love

amzn.to/Osqowh

HISTORICAL SHORT STORY - MEDIEVAL
In this short story, a female knight named Faelwen must flee when barbarians storm the castle. Why do they bring about such bloodshed? Because the barbarian leader seeks to kiss her, smitten as he is with her beauty. When she exits the escape tunnel, she encounters an armored butterfly guarding a flower. Will she be forced to fight the winged warrior? This story is a prequel to The Doll Queen.

amzn.to/NAX9Gm

HISTORICAL ROMANCE - SHORT STORY
First in the Medieval Herb Garden Series, a short novel (about 80 pages) of passion and love in Medieval England. Now with exclusive excerpts.

Lord Bernard of Derkland needs to find a wife, if for no other reason than to satisfy his father and his incessant badgering. He has no interest in marrying, but when he meets the beautiful and gentle Joanna of Swerthmore, he knows immediately that she is the one.

The only problem is: she's already wed.

Readers who like Roberta Gellis, Catherine Coulter, Tina St. John, and Paula Quinn will enjoy this book.

amzn.to/OsqC6z
HISTORICAL ROMANCE - CIVIL WAR ERA

1850. Lucy, a pampered New Englander, is dragged by her husband and coldhearted brother-in-law on a wagon train bound for California. The first casualty of the arduous trek is her husband. Lucy longs to return home, but that would mean abandoning her little stepson. How fortunate then that rugged Clint Palance, a former trapper and Indian scout, is watching over them both! As the journey progresses, Lucy faces deprivation, heartache, hardship, and more death. Then, with California just around the bend, Lucy must part from Clint. Will she find him again? Or must she return to a dull life in Boston, forsaking forever the beautiful West she has grown to love? 

amzn.to/SecUbl

HISTORICAL EPIC
Imperial law enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon is good at her job: she can deter thieves and pacify thugs, if not with a blade, then by toppling an eight-foot pile of coffee canisters onto their heads. But when ravaged bodies show up on the waterfront, an arson covers up human sacrifices, and a powerful business coalition plots to kill the emperor, she feels a tad overwhelmed. 

Worse, Sicarius, the empire's most notorious assassin, is in town. He's tied in with the chaos somehow, but Amaranthe would be a fool to cross his path. Unfortunately, her superiors order her to hunt him down. Either they have an unprecedented belief in her skills... or someone wants her dead. 

The Emperor's Edge is approximately 105,000 words.

amzn.to/NeRaWa
HISTORICAL ROMANCE - COMEDY

When spunky Marguerite Westing discovers that her family will summer at Lake Manawa in 1895, she couldn't be more thrilled. It is the perfect way to escape her agonizingly boring suitor, Roger Gordon. It's also where she stumbles upon two new loves: sailing, and sailing instructor Trip Andrews. But this summer of fun turns to turmoil as her father's gambling problems threaten to ruin the family forever. Will free-spirited Marguerite marry Roger to save her father's name and fortune? Or will she follow her heart--even if it means abandoning the family she loves?

Author Lorna Seilstad's fresh and entertaining voice will whisk readers away to a breezy lakeside summer holiday. Full of sharp wit and blossoming romance, Making Waves is the first book in the LAKE MANAWA SUMMERS series

amzn.to/PMpYno

HISTORICAL FICTION - SHORT STORY
A short story. In the wake of the Great War, a soldier and his bride turn a wasteland into a home. A tale of hope and sorrow; of loss and enduring love.

amzn.to/Scmc62

HISTORICAL RELIGIOUS FICTION
The promise of a new life and a chance to start over...

Hannah Anderson had the life she always wanted, married to the man of her dreams. When her husband's brother gets in trouble with the law, the town turns against them, shattering her perfect life. Now they are left with only one choice--to head west to the Arizona Territory in the hopes of creating a new life. Will the journey be worth the cost?


Will Colter, after burying his father, is forced to leave the ranch he has called home for nearly thirty years. The journey is dangerous, challenging him and his men. Will he find the new life he was hoping for?


Or, is there a new dream quietly unfolding before their eyes?




This Christian Historical Romance Fiction novel follows the journey of a couple, Drew and Hannah Anderson, as they travel from Cincinnati, Ohio to the newly created Arizona Territory in 1863. In their search for a new life, they encounter many dangers and joys along the way. They meet the governor of the territory and travel with his party, witnessing several historical events.


The story also follows Will Colter's journey from Texas to the Arizona Territory when he is forced to leave his home. As this rancher drives his cattle across the wilderness, he and his men run into life-threatening situations. Throughout the move his dreams for his new ranch solidify.


Once the main characters arrive in the Arizona Territory, their paths cross and they must learn to adapt to wilderness living. Things are not exactly what they thought. Each character is challenged to rely on God to face dangers in a new, wild territory.

amzn.to/QSkz9I

HISTORICAL EPIC - SAGA
His father killed in war before he was three, his mother unexpectedly dying when he was eight, Jecosan Tarres is young and poor, yet he has something not many men have: a faithful heart, a strong spirit, and the knowledge of truth taught to him by his mother and Priest Shaledan. Alone for a year, but later befriended by Dalian the blacksmith, he has already beaten the odds of being destitute and forgotten, but clearly something or someone is at work in his life. With his faithful dog Gart and his friend Dalian, he sets out on a life defining journey after a messenger visits him with a commission to go to Kanavar, the ancient capital of Meoria, where he is to enter the king's service and somehow prevent the war that is about to break out in his country. There are powerful forces interested in his journey, both to fail and succeed. Join young Jecosan as he struggles along, escaping sudden traps, facing prison and captivity, fighting pain and despair, losing and making friends. 

The Journey is approximately 60,000 words (192 pages in the printed edition).

amzn.to/RbvS0O

HISTORICAL MYSTERY/THRILLER
Wenatef opens his eyes to darkness and intense silence. The air is heavy with myrrh: he is in a burial chamber. Pain lances through his left side as he tries to raise himself, bringing the taste of blood to his lips. His life ebbs as he remembers how the nightmare began.. 

One of his men came screaming of destruction and mutilation in the tomb of Egypt's greatest king. Wenatef set out to stop the sacrilege only to find that the very people he is sworn to protect were blocking him. He dreams of judgment before the gods and awakens to find new strength and even more questions. Whose blood is pooled on the floor beneath him and caked on his side when he seems, now, to be unhurt? 

Wenatef lets his enemies think they have killed him and sets out to uncover who is robbing and defiling the dead. Each new discovery brings him closer to the heart of a far-flung scandal of greed and betrayal that reaches a climax in a final confrontation in the great Temple of Karnak beneath the gaze of the gods. 

A KILLING AMONG THE DEAD is a historical mystery set during ancient Egypt's declining years. It is a tale of betrayal, revenge and redemption, and one man's discovery that no matter how alone we seem in our struggle against evil, the Great Ones are never far away.

amzn.to/PqQaCO

HISTORICAL - STEAMPUNK SHORT STORY
Eighteen-year-old Kali McAlister enters her steam-powered "dogless sled" in a race, intending to win the thousand-dollar prize and escape remote Moose Hollow forever. The problem? Fortune seekers and airship pirates are after her for the secret to flash gold, her late father's alchemical masterpiece. 

With her modified rifle and a pocketful of home-made smoke bombs, Kali wouldn't normally hide from a confrontation, but taking on a whole airship single-handedly is a daunting task. Unfortunately, the other racers won't assist her--they're too busy scheming ways to sabotage her unorthodox sled.

When a sword-slinging stranger shows up, wanting to hire on as her protector, she's sure he has ulterior motives, but he's the only one interested in helping her. The question is...why?

An 18,000-word (80 page) novella

amzn.to/OG0Wkq

HISTORICAL EPIC - SAGA
“King Arthur has dominated my life for decades and now I am banished from his side. I am not certain either of us can survive this torment...”

Lancelot, the greatest Knight of Camelot is almost flogged to death, exiled, and stripped of the King’s grace. He travels from England to Europe to begin a lonely, desperate life when he meets someone who will alter his perspective forever. Suddenly, he is trapped into a fate which forces his return to England. He must fight to regain his honour and his King’s life. From a world beyond ours but bound to us throughout time, the Fey hunt Arthur. They want him dead and only Lancelot can save him. Together they travel from Camelot, to Avalon and into Albion on a quest to save Arthur’s soul. They must also retrieve Merlin and redeem a love which both men find hard to bear.

Lancelot and the Wolf is an adventure story of the old school, all sword and sorcery. It is also the tale of two men who have loved each other beyond all reason. This book will open your eyes to the real meaning of knightly chivalry, sacrifice and love.

amzn.to/NSU45a

HISTORICAL ROMANCE - WAR ERA
Two men, one woman, and an ancient and dangerous Italian tradition. 

The strong bond between First Class Italian Air Force Mechanic, Marco Delgobo, and Canadian Private Peter McMillan, is tested by the power of love and the magic of two very old witches in an ancient medieval village in the foothills of Molise Italy. The two men must escape the retreating Nazi occupation of Italy and face death to win the heart of Limosano's beautiful Carmella.

amzn.to/Rbwa81

HISTORICAL EPIC - SAGA
It's 1870 in Pennsylvania's Oil Creek Valley, the birthplace of America's oil industry. Jonathan Dawes and his company, Paragon Oil, are responsible for a well explosion that destroyed a loving family and their farm. Seeking redemption, Jonathan descends into the new oil industry's world of wealth, greed and violence to rescue Cassie Owen, one of the unconventional Owen sisters who despise the oil industry. Cassie's sister believes she was abducted because of the millions in oil that lies underneath their apple orchard. Cassie's abductor will kill anyone who tries to rescue her. But Jonathan is prepared to lose everything, including his life, to save Cassie from the new world he helped create. A world consumed by oil fever.

amzn.to/Scny0y

HISTORICAL EPIC - PIRATES
Pirates of Savannah : The Trilogy includes "Sold in Savannah", "Battle Rats" and "The Rise of April", The trilogy is a historical fiction novel about the birth of liberty in the south. It takes place during pre-Revolutionary War age, truly a fascinating time in history that has been greatly ignored by other authors. At its heart, it is a tale of prisoners, refugees and society’s casts offs all joining together to escape from government tyranny and discover a path to liberty. Find out how a group of oppressed colonists gain the courage to start defying authority and begin planning a revolution from British control. It is a gritty, vivid account of what life was like in the 1700's and is loaded with real, obscure historical events that time erased and buried. Follow the group of freedom seekers as their adventure takes them through Savannah, the Florida Keys, St. Augustine, Charles Towne and Cape Fear, as well as many other towns of the Low Country. Most importantly it is a fun read loaded with action. 

Please note: There are two versions of this novel, one for adults and one that has been adapted to be the first in a trilogy of novels for young adults. If you spend your booty on this, you're buying the adult version, yarrr.

amzn.to/NWBiID

HISTORICAL HORROR - VAMPIRES
In the fall of 1888, Jack the Ripper cut a swath of blood and terror through the streets of London, in an area known as Whitechaple. The papers called him a monster for attacking innocent women in the night. But if the world only knew the truth behind Jack's monstrous acts, they would think differently. Jack was a madman, yes, but a madman on a mission to save the world from the foul creatures of the night. Creatures that haunted his soul, tortured his existence, and made every minute of his life a living hell.
Only Jack the Ripper could save the unsuspecting masses from the vampires that ruled the streets of Whitechaple after dark. Only he could strike down the dangerous Master Vampire William Carpenter--or die in the attempt.
Follow the infamous "Jack the Ripper" through a harrowing adventure to take back the streets of Victorian London, and reclaim the honor of a love lost to darkness.

This eBook contains FREE bonus material - Sample chapters from the sequel to Ripper's Row. The adventure continues in Book Two,"Ripper's Revenge."

amzn.to/MGPnO2

HISTORICAL SAGA - WAR TIME
When LCDR Pete Brauer, former U.S. Navy SEAL (retired), dies in Florida, he dies clutching in his hands the portrait of a beautiful French-Vietnamese girl that has hung on his wall for more than twenty years.

“I will never forgive myself, Pollack,” Brauer told his neighbor and friend, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jack Kazmarek (retired). “I don’t think God will either.”

“We’ve all done things,” Kazmarek replied. “Especially in Vietnam.”

“We haven’t all done what I done.”

After Pete’s death, Kazmarek sets out on a quest to discover the relationship between Pete and the Eurasian girl in the photograph, Mhai, and to lay to rest the demons which haunted his friend throughout his life. The quest leads him back to Vietnam, a return that many combat veterans of Vietnam are making to old battlefields and old memories.

In the process of uncovering details of the romance between a Navy SEAL fighting in the Mekong Delta and the beautiful enemy he wounds and captures, Kazmarek must confront personal demons that he has also attempted to suppress since TET 1968 and the fighting that erupted around the VC village of Vain Tho. Although their paths had not crossed in Vietnam, the Navy SEAL Brauer and the army infantry platoon leader Kazmarek had fought in the same area of operations, against the same warlord of the Delta, the mysterious Commander Minh.

Kazmarek finds himself re-living old nightmares of the horrors of war in Vietnam. Drawn inexorably back to Vain Tho and to what occurred there over three decades previously, he finds that his path and Pete’s must have crossed after all--in Vain Tho during a battle in which both men had “done things.” He finds himself not only confronting the past, but also reenacting it when Commander Minh, now also an old man, emerges to even the score.

amzn.to/NAMlMF

HISTORICAL ROMANCE - NOVELLA
1850s Nebraska: Marietta Randolf travels from Chicago to Nebraska to collect her orphaned nephew Zack. When a snow storm delays her return trip, she finds herself stranded in an unappealing land with a very appealing rancher, Jase Kent. 5 Stars from Simegen, 5 Hearts from the Romance Studio, 5 Stars from CataRomance, 5 Cups from Coffee Time Romance

amzn.to/RbwsvB

HISTORICAL ROMANCE - RELIGIOUS FICTION 
These classic historical romance novels are getting a new look for the next generation of readers. But the wonderful stories remain the same, as touching and fresh as they were when first published.

amzn.to/RbwvYn

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Forbidden love…

Lakota, Book 1
As she heads west to join her cavalry officer father at his Kansas outpost, Kristina Bogard eagerly anticipates new adventures—and her first glimpse of wild Indians. She has long dreamed of flashing black eyes, skin-covered lodges and buckskin and leather.
What she finds in Fort Leavenworth, though, is a far cry from her Indian nanny’s thrilling stories. What few natives are left are crushed, brokenhearted shadows of their proud past. Except for one, a handsome warrior who stirs up a whole new set of dreams.
Tahiska can’t take his eyes off the green-eyed beauty whose graceful hands are fluent in his native sign language. Except he can’t afford to let anything distract him from avenging his father, who was killed by two white soldiers.
Though anger fills his mind, Kristina steals into his heart, igniting a wildfire passion that must remain their desperate secret. For soon comes the day of reckoning, when justice will be served…or a travesty will shatter their love.

This book has been previously published.

Warning: Sensuous romance that could prompt you to send up smoke signals for the one you love.

amzn.to/Oss4pv
HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Spring 1815
Emily Lawrence is looking forward to spending a few weeks in London. Before she leaves the family home, though, she meets the owner of the adjoining estate. Her father forbids her to have anything to do with Mr. Adrian Williams. Emily is determined to learn what happened in the past to cause such an order.

amzn.to/RvSlb6

HISTORICAL SAGA - RELIGIOUS FICTION

The future stretches out in front of Sarah Dobbs like the pure blue Texas sky. Leaving the past behind in Philadelphia, mail-order bride Sarah arrives in San Antonio ready to greet her groom, Austin Canfield, a man she has never met but whose letters have won her heart from afar. But there is one problem--he has died. And Sarah cannot go back East.

As Sarah tries to reconcile herself to a future that is drastically changed, Austin's brother, Clay, struggles with his own muddled plans. Though he dislikes working on the family ranch and longs for a different life, Clay is driven to avenge his brother's death. But something between them is growing and neither Clay nor Sarah is ready to admit it.

Book 1 of the Texas Dreams series, Paper Roses will sweep readers into the Hill Country with a tale of love and loss, closed doors and beautiful possibilities that will leave them wanting more.


amzn.to/PMtpu9

HISTORICAL EPIC - WAR TIME 

By the time Ross Calvert discovers Harry Martin is in fact Harriet Martin she has fallen in love with him. Realizing she has failed in her final effort to protect her shell-shocked brother, she puts a desperate proposition to Ross. Marry her and she will give him an heir.

Ross accepts. However, he is tormented by the betrayal of his former fiancĂ©e Virginia. On his honeymoon he meets her again and is still infatuated. With the army recalling him to the trenches of France, he faces a terrible dilemma. Taste Virginia’s passion before he marches off to war, or keep his marriage vows to Harry.

amzn.to/NAZQYi

HISTORICAL ROMANCE - MEDIEVAL

As featured on NHPR's Word of Mouth

A woman who knows the future but not her own past. The son of a king who must fight for his crown. They will come together to get what they each desire. Their pact will turn to passion…just as intrigue threatens to tear them apart. 

Before Lukas of Falkenberg returns to the Black Forest to take the throne from his dying father, he pays a visit to the nameless and sightless Seer at the Cloister of Mariendorf. He takes her captive to use her intuition to establish his reign. She willingly trades the punishing confines of the cloister for a palace prison in the hope of gaining her ultimate freedom. Although blind, she can see what the future king cannot—the needs of his subjects. She will win them over, but can she conquer the heart of a king before his half-brother Magnus separates them in a plot even she cannot foresee? 

No comments:

Post a Comment