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New Book Release: Defending the Reaper

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Please join me in congratulating G.K. Brady on the publication of Defending the Reaper , fifth book in the Playmaker Series! I had the pleasure of working with G.K. on a developmental edit and a copyedit, and I designed the cover. Here's the book description: Blizzard captain Dave Grimson’s life is as tangled as a wad of skate laces—and it’s a mess of his own making. Used to being in charge, “the Grim Reaper” has become the team leader in name only. Adding insult to injury, he finds himself dumped and single. Though he’s determined to piece his life back together, it’s time to leave his team and his city behind. What he needs is a trade and a fresh start. Dating? He’s leaving that behind too, until he collides with Ellie Hendricks. Literally.  Ellie is fighting to keep her landscaping company afloat before it gets buried under the mountain of debt her ex left behind. The last thing she needs is Dave Grimson crashing into her life. Besides, Dave is big and growly and so not her type

New Book Release: The London Monster

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Please join us in congratulating Donna Scott on the publication of her second historical novel,  The London Monster ! Jenny had the pleasure of designing the cover, and Jessica Cale assisted Donna with a copyedit. Here's the book description: In 1788, exactly one hundred years before Jack the Ripper terrorizes the people of London, a sexual miscreant known as the London Monster roams the streets in search of his next victim… Thomas Hayes, having lost his mother in a vicious street assault, becomes an underground pugilist on a mission to rid the streets of violent criminals. But his vigilante actions lead to him being mistaken for the most terrifying criminal of all. Assistance arrives in the form of Sophie Carlisle, a young journalist with dreams of covering a big story, though she is forced to masquerade as a man to do it. Trapped in an engagement to a man she doesn’t love, Sophie yearns to break free to tell stories that matter about London’s darker side—gaming, prostitution, vio

New Book Release: Ride with the Moonlight

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Please join me in congratulating Andrea Matthews on the publication of Ride with the Moonlight , book two in the Thunder on the Moor series! I had the pleasure of working with Andrea on a copyedit, and I designed the cover. Here's the book description: After rescuing sixteenth-century Border reiver Will Foster from certain death at her family’s hands, time traveler Maggie Armstrong finally admits her love for the handsome Englishman, though she can’t rid herself of the sinking suspicion that her Scottish kin are not about to let them live in peace. What she doesn’t expect is the danger that lurks on Will’s own side of the Border. When news of their plans to marry reaches the warden, he charges Will with March treason for trysting with a Scot. Will and Maggie attempt to escape by fleeing to the hills, but when Will is declared an outlaw and allowed to be killed on sight, they can no longer evade the authorities. Will is sentenced to hang, while Maggie is to be sent back to her famil

New Book Release: Across the Great Divide: The Search

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Please join me in congratulating Michael L. Ross on the publication of The Search , sequel to Clouds of War in the Across the Great Divide series. I had the privilege of working with Mike on a developmental edit and a copyedit, and I designed the cover. Here's the book description: Where do you go when home is no longer an option? The guns of the Civil War have ceased firing, and the shots are but an echo . . . yet the war rages on, deep inside Will Crump's soul. His "soldier's heart" is searching for peace, and in that quest Will joins the westward movement, setting his path on a collision course with adventure, loss, and love. The Westward Expansion floods the sacred, untouched lands with immigrants, bringing conflict to the Shoshone, Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho. Amidst the chaos Will finds safety in the shadow of the US Army, but the army brings battle-hardened troops into Red Cloud's War, pulling Will into a tornado of conflict. Broken treaties and prom

New Cover Design: Pathway to Home

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 Please join me in congratulating Pat Wahler on the publication of  Pathway to Home , book three in the Becker Family series! I had the pleasure of working with Pat in designing the cover. Here's the book description: An unexpected revelation sends her on a journey… After her mother’s death, Mira Gordon learns a shocking secret. Could it be true she has a family she never knew existed? She is compelled to put her sorrow and her dream of owning a pastry shop on hold, in a venture that will take her from Key West to Kansas City. What Mira discovers will change her life forever. Aiden Stewart, a widower and firefighter, struggles to reimagine the future while single parenting his young daughter. When he meets the lovely but determined redhead from the Keys, she catches his eye… and tugs his heart. But Aiden senses there is more to Mira than she’s telling him, and fears the possibility of a new heartbreak. Can Mira and Aiden move past the pain of grief to claim a new love? Pathway to H

New Book Release: A Hussar's Promise

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Please join me in congratulating Griffin Brady on the publication of A   Hussar's Promise , sequel to her debut historical novel, The Heart of a Hussar ! I had the pleasure of working with Griffin on a developmental edit and a copyedit, and I designed the cover. Here's the book description: Betrayed by the lord he has served since boyhood, Jacek DÄ…browski, captain of winged hussars, has just been exiled to a remote fortress along the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth’s southeastern border—a dangerous no man’s land where reviled Tatar raiders constantly hunt for fresh slaves to satisfy the Ottoman Empire’s insatiable appetites. But Jacek’s lord, Eryk Krezowski of Biaska, has taken far more—he has also taken Jacek’s only love, Oliwia, for himself. Determined to forget Oliwia and Eryk, Jacek grinds out a new life in the war zone that is now his home. When tragedy strikes and he is called back, he cannot refuse and must once again confront those who have betrayed him.  Once a Russian

New Cover Design: Christmas at Hembry Castle

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 Please join me in congratulating Meredith Allard on the publication of  Christmas at Hembry Castle,  a companion novella to her popular Hembry Castle series! I had the pleasure of helping Meredith design the cover. Here's the book description: You are cordially invited to Christmas at Hembry Castle An unlikely earl struggles with his new place. A young couple’s love is tested. What is a meddling ghost to do? Travel back to Victorian England and enjoy the joys, the challenges, and the festive holiday celebrations with Edward, Daphne, Frederick, and the other beloved characters at Hembry Castle.  Christmas at Hembry Castle  is available in ebook and print editions on  Amazon ,  Barnes & Noble , and  Kobo . Add it to your shelves on  Goodreads , and visit Meredith's  website  for more information on all of her books. Need a cover designer? Email me anytime to chat about your project! jennyq@historicaleditorial.com

New Cover Design: The Six Marriages of Henry VIII, Part One: His Wives

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 Please join me in congratulating Janet Wertman on the publication of her newest book,  The Six Marriages of Henry VIII, Part One: His Wives , translated from the original French version first published in 1878. I had the pleasure of designing the cover. Here's the book description: Originally published in 1878, The Six Marriages of Henry VIII is like the farcical love child of The Spanish Chronicle and Agnes Strickland, uniting Agnes’ pretense at biography with the Spanish Chronicle’s tendency to “bring some scenes to life.” Oh, and it’s all told in the snark of Charles de Marillac, the French ambassador to Henry’s court during some key years. Jules D’Argis repeats a lot of the over-the-top, no-this-never-happened stories – and invents new ones, many of which are based on the cultural practices he was familiar with and therefore tell us a lot about his own era. In a scene right out of a Bronte novel, D’Argis trots out a fortune teller to warn Anne Boleyn of the dangers that await

New Book Release: A Thimbleful of Honor

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Please join me in congratulating Linda Lee Graham on the publication of her new romantic historical novel, A Thimbleful of Honor ! I had the pleasure of working with Linda on a developmental edit and a copyedit, and I designed the cover for this emotional tale of a man's homecoming twenty-five years after the last Jacobite uprising. Here's the book description: Before his father offered to shelter Wylie's two sons, nothing could lure Wylie Macpherson back to Scotland. But after a bitter twenty-five-year exile, his homecoming proves harder than anticipated. Instead of the scorn he expected, he's faced with the relief of a struggling village long awaiting his return. All Wylie wants is to retreat to his ship, yet the tug of his memories and responsibilities is difficult to ignore. Having lost one man to the sea, Anna Macrae is cynical of men chasing dreams across oceans when everything one could want—family, community, friends—can be found in the Highlands. Though preoccu

New Book Release: The Making of a King

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Please join me in congratulating Pamela Todd-Hunter on the publication of The Making of a King , book two in the Coeur de Lion series! I had the pleasure of offering Pamela developmental and copyediting assistance on this story of a young 20th century woman in war-torn Plantagenet England and France. Here's the book description: When the past and the present collide, the fate of a kingdom is at stake. Alixandra Evans has managed to survive after being transported to twelfth-century France, due to Richard the Duke of Aquitaine’s protection. After she falls in love with him, thoughts of returning to her own time fade, but she must remain vigilant. One small misstep could alter the future. To stop a rebellion, she’s forced by King Henry to convince Richard to pay homage to his brother Hal, the heir to the throne. Alix has no choice but to comply and pray that her part in history goes unnoticed. When Richard learns what Alix has done, her betrayal cuts deeper than any wound. He vows to

New Book Release: The Bachelor's Bride

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Please join me in congratulating Holly Bush on the publication of her newest historical romance, The Bachelor's Bride , the first book in her brand new Thompsons of Locust Street series! I had the pleasure of providing some copyediting assistance, and I designed the cover. Here's the book description: Meet the Thompsons of Locust Street, an unconventional family taking Philadelphia high society by storm… 1868. Elspeth Thompson is the middle daughter in a family with tightly held secrets. While she loves her family, she longs to break out from their overprotective hold, to find herself, to be noticed for who she is rather than as chaperone to her beautiful younger sister, Kirsty, or underling to her elder sister, Muireall. A chance meeting under scandalous circumstances offers her the opportunity to be seen for herself, but the repercussions could lead to the downfall of her family. Confirmed bachelor Alexander Pendergast enjoys his position as the right-hand man of one of the m

New Book Release: Betrayal

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Please join me in congratulating the Historical Fictioneers on the publication of their first historical short story anthology, Betrayal ! I had the privilege of offering editorial assistance on the stories by Cryssa Bazos and Elizabeth St. John. Here's the book description: "Loyalty breaks as easily as a silken thread." Misplaced trust, power hunger, emotional blackmail, and greed haunt twelve characters from post-Roman Britain to the present day. And betrayal by family, lover, comrade can be even more devastating. Read twelve tales by twelve accomplished writers who explore these historical yet timeless challenges from post Roman Britain to the present day. AD455—Roman leader Ambrosius is caught in a whirlpool of shifting allegiances AD940—Alyeva and cleric Dunstan navigate the dangers of the Anglo Saxon court 1185—Knight Stephan fights for comradeship, duty, and honour. But what about love? 1330—The powerful Edmund of Kent enters a tangled web of intrigue 1403—Thomas P

New Book Release: A Feigned Madness

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Please join me in congratulating Tonya Mitchell on the publication of her debut historical novel, A Feigned Madness ! I had the pleasure of offering Tonya some developmental assistance on this gripping tale of Nellie Bly's pioneering undercover work in an insane asylum. Here's the book description: Elizabeth Cochrane has a secret. She isn’t the madwoman with amnesia the doctors and inmates at Blackwell’s Asylum think she is. In truth, she’s working undercover for the New York World. When the managing editor refuses to hire her because she’s a woman, Elizabeth strikes a deal: in exchange for a job, she’ll impersonate a lunatic to expose a local asylum’s abuses. When she arrives at the asylum, Elizabeth realizes she must make a decision—is she there merely to bear witness, or to intervene on behalf of the abused inmates? Can she interfere without blowing her cover? As the superintendent of the asylum grows increasingly suspicious, Elizabeth knows her scheme—and her dream of becom

New Cover Design: Promise Thief

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 Please join me in congratulating Lee Evie on the publication of her new historical novel,  Promise Thief , book two in the Promise series! I had the pleasure of helping Lee design the cover. Here's the book description: SHE HAS NO FUTURE. HE HAS NO PAST. A GAME BEGINS. Joseon Korea During the long midwinter, snow drifts through the stark streets of sprawling Hanyang. Within the stifling walls of the Pavilion, a gisaeng slave girl is driven to the edge of her endurance. Chungjo is ambitious. Beautiful. Cruel. A slave girl who submits to no-one and destroys all who stand in her way. Yet a mysterious stranger thwarts her plans at every turn. Craftier than she could anticipate, he is a young man who is her match. Soon a dance begins. Who will discover the truth first? Who will destroy the other? A dark romantic story of old Korea. Promise Thief  is available now in ebook and print editions on  Amazon . Add it to your shelves on  Goodreads , visit Lee's  website  for her blog posts

New Book Release: Of Kings and Griffins

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Please join me in congratulating Judith Starkston on the publication of Of Kings and Griffins , book three in the Tesha Series, epic fantasy inspired by the Hittite empire. I had the pleasure of offering Judith some copyediting assistance. Here's the book description: A vicious king, vengeful griffins, and a scheming goddess. Can Tesha outmaneuver foes from these three different worlds? For Tesha, priestess and queen, happiness is a world she can control, made up of her family and the fractious kingdom she and her husband rule within the Great King’s empire. But now the Great King is dead, and his untried son plots against them. Tesha fights back with forbidden sorcery and savvy. In yet another blow, the griffin king lures Daniti, Tesha’s magical blind sister, into a deadly crisis that Daniti alone can avert. As danger ensnares everyone Tesha loves, her goddess offers a way out. But can Tesha trust this offer of divine assistance, or is it a trap—one that would lead to an unstoppab