It's a heart wrenching read that will stay with me. Ilona szilágy, the king’s cousin, is young and ambitious. The year is 1464. An intimate look into the life of dracula and the fierce devotion of his soul mate” –reader “A passionate and powerful historical novel with the rich and treacherous 1400’s as the backdrop.
It is love at first sight, but the king has other plans. A heart-wrenching read that will stay with me. Jess, book blogger “the Impaler's Wife is a story that had me captivated from chapter one. Eager to become his trusted confidant, betrayal, ambition, Ilona enters a treacherous world where revenge, and passion transcend all that is sacred.
The Impaler's Wife #ad - King matthias controls hungary, and the fate of the world’s most notorious political prisoner, his family, Prince Vlad Dracula. The infamous vlad dracula comes to life within the pages of this captivating story with alternating viewpoints between him and his wife, Ilona. Janice boyles, author of the award-winning first book of the David saga “beautifully told, beautifully written.
Dragon Lady#ad - Determined to rise above her poverty and lowly status, she learns the business from the madam. She must prove her worth to the Red Flag fleet. The triumph of the notorious zheng Yi Sao is the fierce and unflinching adventure of how a prostitute became the most powerful and successful pirate in the world. Kidnapped by the powerful pirate boss, Xianggu embarks on a journey that demands beauty, brains, and brawn.
But a violent midnight pirate raid destroys her ambitions. Yet she must do more than learn to wield a sword, sail a ship, and swim across the bay if she hopes to survive. Surrounded by jealous men, xianggu battles to save her empire, devious women, her family, ancient prejudices, and the Qing navy, and her own heart.
Dragon Lady #ad - In 18th century china, when men made and enforced the rules, the Dragon Lady lived by her own. The winds never blow in the same direction and tragedy forces Xianggu to make a risky decision that changes not only her life but the lives of thousands of pirates. Xianggu is sold into slavery to work on a floating brothel, her virginity bought by the highest bidder.
The Emperor's AssassinFlores Publishing #ad - She rides gentle ponies, reads Ovid, attends parties, and learns the herbal arts from her servant. Or is there another way out? History has nothing good to say about this woman. Or is that because men wrote her story? She enjoys the indulged childhood of the elite, her concerns only about the day’s amusements.
History paints her as the first female serial killer. Locusta is the daughter of a winemaker in the Roman province of Gaul. And commands her to be his personal poisoner. Caught in an imperial web, Locusta must embrace her profession or die. Locusta’s life changes forever when a young Emperor Nero requires her herbal expertise.
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IMPOSTOR: A Novel Set in the Kingdom of Naples#ad - Celeste is devastated when she learns of her arranged marriage to the notorious Ferrante degli Spini. Raised in a convent by the esteemed Sister Assunta, she has little contact with the outside world. Ferrante's friend and mentor, the fascinating Prince Raimondo di Sangro, offers the naïve Valentina valuable insight on how to overcome these obstacles.
Set in naples, impostor embodies the passion, drama, Italy during the Age of Enlightenment, and vibrancy that is "Bella Napoli. ". Marriage to the harsh nobleman poses difficult challenges. Moved by love for her ward, Valentina, the crafty nun convinces Celeste's only friend, to assume the identity of the bride.
IMPOSTOR: A Novel Set in the Kingdom of Naples #ad - Although she accepts his advice, an unexpected betrayal threatens to ruin her life.
Shadow of Persephone The Story of Catherine Howard Book 1#ad - The fifth wife of henry viII would end her life on the block, like her cousin Anne Boleyn. But hers is a tale that starts long before the crown was placed on her head. But where did her story begin?shadow of Persephone is Book One in the series The Story of Catherine Howard, by G. February 1542 a young woman awaits her execution in the Tower of London, sent to death on the orders of her husband, Henry VIII.
Daughter of the nobility, cousin to a fallen Queen, Catherine Howard rose from the cluttered ranks of courtiers at the court of Henry VIII to become the King's fifth wife. Lawrencethe author's thanks are due to Julia Gibbs, proof reader, and Amelie Designs, cover artist. A tale of tragedy and challenges, predators and prey; the story of a young girl growing up in a perilous time, facing dangers untold.
Imperial Passions: The Porta AureaBlachernae Books #ad - The byzantine empire spirals from greatness to disaster in the eleventh century. Her bleak situation turns promising after meeting the handsome young soldier, John Comnenus, and his brother Isaac, before they can return to Constantinople. The vicious power struggles, uprisings, and betrayals at the highest levels of the empire push Anna and John to its center as they struggle to deal with their own tragedies.
Can one woman's thirst for revenge stop its decline?at the center of Byzantine society, young Anna Dalassena lives with her grandparents among the most powerful men and women in Constantinople until the cutthroat politics of the Great Palace sends the family into exile. When rebellion puts her life and those of everyone Anna loves at risk, is the reward - a throne for her family and vengeance for a terrible death - too big a gamble?
No More Time to Dance The Story of Catherine Howard Book 2#ad - Lawrencethe author's thank are due to Julia Gibbs, and BetiBup Designs, proof reader of this work, the cover artist. People from her past come calling, the threat that the King may find out she is not the pure, innocent maiden he thinks she is puts her in peril. And this is not the only strain upon Catherine.
. No more time to dance is book two in The Story of Catherine Howard, by G. Separated from past friends and surrounded by people who resent her rise to the throne, the sole close companion she has left is Jane Boleyn, the infamous Lady Rochford. On the day of her wedding, hoping to fool the King, Catherine begins a dangerous game, wearing a mask, until the day she can be free.
No More Time to Dance The Story of Catherine Howard Book 2 #ad - And she must ignore her love for another man. July 1540after eight months as a maid of court, Catherine Howard has become Queen. Catherine must imitate the Queens of the past in order to survive.
RUTHLESS: A Novel Set in Gothic Verona#ad - She eventually finds temporary respite in the sordid world of prostitution, but the sobering reality of human cruelty destroys her innocence. Determined to secure her financial and social future, she aids the Veronese warlord, Cangrande I della Scala, in committing vile acts that will earn her a place in Hell.
Although she is handsomely compensated, she wants more—and she'll do whatever it takes to get it. This riveting novel features Cangrande "Big Dog", a fascinating historical character seldom seen in literature. Accused of witchcraft, she prefers to risk the unknown than face the terrifying charge. Brimming with suspense and sensuality, RUTHLESS offers readers a glimpse into the intriguing yet brutal world of fourteenth century Italian life.
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The Girl Who Would Be Queen The Kingdom of Naples Book 1ISBN CANADA #ad - D. Amazon reader"be prepared for the ride – once you start, you won’t want to stop reading until the princesses meet their fates. Barbara B. Amazon reader. I couldn't breeze through this detail-rich book, nor could I put it down. Definitely a great read! I want more!" ~Tajuana, Amazon reader. If you love the historical genre this is a must read.
M. 48, amazon reader. It's a historical drama, betrayal, but one leavened with romance, first and foremost, greed and discovery. R, campbell, Amazon reader. Ruling a kingdom in the 14th Century was no task for a woman. When robert of naples died in 1342, beautiful, sixteen-year-old Joanna and her younger sister Maria became the heirs to one of the largest, wealthiest and most sophisticated kingdoms in Europe.
Born in a male-dominated world in the passionate south of italy and surrounded by ambitious male cousins with an equal claim to the crown, Joanna and Maria, bound together by their strong love and fierce rivalry, and the love of their people to aid them, beauty, will these sisters be able to maintain control over their kingdom? With only their wits, are prepared to do anything to hold onto their beloved Kingdom.
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THE PRINCESS NUN: Mary, Daughter of Edward I Medieval Babes: Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 5#ad - Including being linked romantically to the Earl of Surrey, John de Warenne. When her father the king becomes ill and dies, the crown goes to Mary's brother Edward II and the travelling nun attends his disastrous Coronation, rubbing shoulders with the hated Piers Gaveston. Leaving her wayward life behind, she retires to spending a quiet life in Amesbury Priory where she decides to have a chronicle written on the life of her family - a book that exists today.
Sent into a convent at the age of six, Mary daughter of Edward I, decides to make the best of a bad situation. It soon becomes obvious she is never going to make a good nun! Never forgetting that she is a princess by birth, living the high life at daddy's expense, the feisty gambler travels around England, and acquiring numerous other bad "habits" .
THE PRINCESS NUN: Mary, Daughter of Edward I Medieval Babes: Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 5 #ad - . For the first time, she is uneasy about the future.
The King's Commoner: The rise and fall of Cardinal Wolsey The Tudor Saga Series Book 2Sapere Books #ad - The infamous tudor king, robyn young, is on the throne! Perfect for fans of Conn Iggulden, Henry VIII, Alison Weir and Anthony Riches. Men rise and fall from power in Henry VIII’s treacherous court. Tudor englandcardinal thomas wolsey, Lord Chancellor of England and Archbishop of York owes his favoured status to the most volatile monarch that the nation has ever known.
In an age when a man can be a royal favourite one day, and consigned to an unspeakable death the next, Wolsey walks the tightrope above his many enemies. Chief among these is the bullying duke of Norfolk, scion of a noble family who bitterly resents the preferment of a butcher’s son to positions of power and influence that he regards as his by birth.
The King's Commoner: The rise and fall of Cardinal Wolsey The Tudor Saga Series Book 2 #ad - Norfolk sees his chance when wolsey fails king Henry VIII in his attempt to secure the annulment of his marriage to Katherine of Aragon, so Anne Boleyn can be made Queen. In the maelstrom of tudor politics, wolsey learns the hard way that loyalty and ability will not protect a fallen favourite from the sting of royal wrath…The King’s Commoner is the second thrilling historical adventure novel in the Tudor Saga Series, chronicling the rise and fall of one of England’s most powerful royal families.
The tudor saga seriesbook one: tudor dawnbook two: the king’s commonerbook three: justice for the CardinalBOOK FOUR: An Uneasy CrownBOOK FIVE: The Queen In WaitingBOOK SIX: The Heart Of A King.