Author Chats and Book Spotlights

Brushstrokes from the Past | A Thrilling WWII Historical Art Mystery from Heidi Eljarbo

Brushstrokes from the Past The Soli Hansen Mysteries Heidi Eljarbo WWII and the mid-seventeenth century are entwined in this fourth… Continue reading Brushstrokes from the Past | A Thrilling WWII Historical Art Mystery from Heidi Eljarbo


Fabulous New Release | Her Castilian Heart | Anna Belfrage

Her Castilian Heart Anna Belfrage Blood is not always thicker than water… At times a common bloodline is something of… Continue reading Fabulous New Release | Her Castilian Heart | Anna Belfrage


A Turbulent Peace | A Thrilling WWI Mystery by Paul Walker

A Turbulent Peace by Paul Walker January 1919. Following the armistice, Mary Kiten, a volunteer nurse in northern France, is… Continue reading A Turbulent Peace | A Thrilling WWI Mystery by Paul Walker


The Muse of Freedom | Mystical Historical Fiction from Jules Larimore

The Muse of Freedom a Cévenoles Sagas novel by Jules Larimore First in the series from The Cévenoles Sagas is… Continue reading The Muse of Freedom | Mystical Historical Fiction from Jules Larimore


New Release | God of Fire | Fabulous Historical Fantasy by Helen Steadman

God of Fire Helen Steadman ‘Love was surely the greatest punishment of all’ He’s a rejected immortal. But can this… Continue reading New Release | God of Fire | Fabulous Historical Fantasy by Helen Steadman


Hot New Release | Blurred Fates | A Stunning Debut Novel by Anastasia Zadeik

Blurred Fates by Anastasia Zadeik Kate Whittier has it all—a loving, even-keeled husband, two great kids, and a beautiful home… Continue reading Hot New Release | Blurred Fates | A Stunning Debut Novel by Anastasia Zadeik


Coffee Pot Book Club Spotlight | The Du Lac Chronicles | A Saga of Arthurian Britain

The Du Lac Chronicles (Book 1 of The Du Lac Chronicles) By Mary Anne Yarde A generation after Arthur Pendragon… Continue reading Coffee Pot Book Club Spotlight | The Du Lac Chronicles | A Saga of Arthurian Britain


The Mallory Saga | A Compelling Historical Fiction Series from Paul Bennett

The Mallory Saga  Book Two: Paths to Freedom By Paul Bennett The French and Indian War is over, but the… Continue reading The Mallory Saga | A Compelling Historical Fiction Series from Paul Bennett


Cragside | An Enthralling 1930s Murder Mystery from M J Porter

Cragside: A 1930s murder mystery By M J Porter Lady Merryweather has had a shocking year. Apprehended for the murder… Continue reading Cragside | An Enthralling 1930s Murder Mystery from M J Porter


The King’s Inquisitor | A Wonderful Excerpt from Tonya Ulynn Brown

The King’s Inquisitor By Tonya Ulynn Brown The queen of Scotland is dead. Her almoner’s son, William Broune, has fulfilled… Continue reading The King’s Inquisitor | A Wonderful Excerpt from Tonya Ulynn Brown


The Girl from Bolgna by Siobhan Daiko | Book Spotlight

The Girl from Bologna (Girls from the Italian Resistance) By Siobhan Daiko Bologna, Italy, 1944, and the streets are crawling… Continue reading The Girl from Bolgna by Siobhan Daiko | Book Spotlight


Book Review | Raleigh – Tudor Adventurer | Fascinating Historical Fiction by Tony Riches

Raleigh – Tudor Adventurer (The Elizabethan Series, Book 3) By Tony Riches Tudor adventurer, courtier, explorer and poet, Sir Walter… Continue reading Book Review | Raleigh – Tudor Adventurer | Fascinating Historical Fiction by Tony Riches


The Accursed King | Dramatic Medieval Historical Fiction by Mercedes Rochelle

The Accursed King (The Plantagenet Legacy Book 4) By Mercedes Rochelle What happens when a king loses his prowess? The… Continue reading The Accursed King | Dramatic Medieval Historical Fiction by Mercedes Rochelle


WWII Historical Fiction | Excerpt from Angels and Bandits by Brodie Curtis

Angels and Bandits By Brodie Curtis The Battle of Britain rages and two young RAF pilots from very different stations… Continue reading WWII Historical Fiction | Excerpt from Angels and Bandits by Brodie Curtis


An Excerpt from Before Beltane | Ancient World Historical Fiction by Nancy Jardine

Before Beltane (Celtic Fervour Series) By Nancy Jardine Two lives. Two stories. One future. AD 71 Northern Britannia At the… Continue reading An Excerpt from Before Beltane | Ancient World Historical Fiction by Nancy Jardine


Excerpt | Fascinating Egyptian Historical Mystery by N.L. Holmes

Bird in a Snare (The Lord Hani Mysteries, Book 1) By N.L. Holmes Narrated by Thomas J. Fria When Hani,… Continue reading Excerpt | Fascinating Egyptian Historical Mystery by N.L. Holmes


Her Last Betrayal | Gripping WWII Irish Historical Fiction by Pam Lecky

Her Last Betrayal by Pam Lecky Spying on the enemy is a dangerous game… London, 1941 After losing her family… Continue reading Her Last Betrayal | Gripping WWII Irish Historical Fiction by Pam Lecky


The Lake Pagoda | Enthralling Women’s Historical Fiction by Ann Bennett

The Lake Pagoda By Ann Bennett Indochina 1945: Arielle, who is half-French, half-Vietnamese, is working as a secretary for the… Continue reading The Lake Pagoda | Enthralling Women’s Historical Fiction by Ann Bennett


A Ha’penny Will Do | WWI Historical Fiction by Alison Huntingford

A Ha’penny Will Do By Alison Huntingford Love, dreams and destitution. Three members of one family are linked by their… Continue reading A Ha’penny Will Do | WWI Historical Fiction by Alison Huntingford


New Release | Ascent | Viking and Medieval Fiction | Cathy Dunn

Ascent by Cathie Dunn A brutal Viking raid heralds the dawn of a new, powerful dynasty – the House of… Continue reading New Release | Ascent | Viking and Medieval Fiction | Cathy Dunn


Excerpt | Shake Loose the Border | Rousing Scottish Romance by Andrea Matthews

Shake Loose the Border (Thunder on the Moor, Book 3) Andrea Matthews With Will and Maggie’s wedding just a week… Continue reading Excerpt | Shake Loose the Border | Rousing Scottish Romance by Andrea Matthews


Book Spotlight | The Last King | Thrilling Historical Adventure by MJ Porter

The Last King (The Ninth Century, Book 1) By M J Porter From author MJ Porter comes a thrilling new… Continue reading Book Spotlight | The Last King | Thrilling Historical Adventure by MJ Porter


Daughter of the King | Fascinating Historical Fiction and an Author Chat with Kerry Chaput

Daughter of the King (Defying the Crown, Book 1) By Kerry Chaput La Rochelle France, 1661. Fierce Protestant Isabelle is… Continue reading Daughter of the King | Fascinating Historical Fiction and an Author Chat with Kerry Chaput


The Prisoner of Paradise | Riveting Historical Fiction by Rob Samborn | Author Chat

The Prisoner of Paradise (The Paradise Series, Book 1) By Rob Samborn The world’s largest oil painting. A 400-year-old murder.… Continue reading The Prisoner of Paradise | Riveting Historical Fiction by Rob Samborn | Author Chat


John Brown’s Women | Fascinating Biographical Historical Fiction by Susan Higginbotham

John Brown’s Women: A Novel By Susan Higginbotham As the United States wrestles with its besetting sin—slavery—abolitionist John Brown is… Continue reading John Brown’s Women | Fascinating Biographical Historical Fiction by Susan Higginbotham


An excerpt from Double Pursuit | Alison Morton’s exciting new contemporary thriller

Double Pursuit  Book 2,  Mélisende thriller series She’s hunting arms smugglers. But who is hunting her? One dead body, two… Continue reading An excerpt from Double Pursuit | Alison Morton’s exciting new contemporary thriller


The Girl from Portofino | The dramatic tale of an Italian resistance-fighter

The Girl from Portofino (Girls of the Italian Resistance: A collection of standalone novels set in Italy during World War… Continue reading The Girl from Portofino | The dramatic tale of an Italian resistance-fighter


1066 Turned Upside Down | Anna Belfrage | Excerpt

Today we feature 1066 Turned Upside Down author Anna Belfrage with an excerpt from her alternative history story: The Danish… Continue reading 1066 Turned Upside Down | Anna Belfrage | Excerpt


The Last Daughter of York | Mesmerising Medieval Time Slip by Nicola Cornick

Nicola Cornick’s latest novel, The Last Daughter of York, absolutely swept me away, to the point that I couldn’t wait to… Continue reading The Last Daughter of York | Mesmerising Medieval Time Slip by Nicola Cornick


New Release | A heartwrenching story of love and courage | Cryssa Bazos

Today, an Author Chat with Cryssa Bazos, a favourite author with a brilliant new best-selling 17thC historical fiction release set… Continue reading New Release | A heartwrenching story of love and courage | Cryssa Bazos


Hidden Masterpiece | Wonderful new dual timeline by Heidi Eljarbo

I love discovering historical fiction set in locations and time periods I know little about, and after spending some time… Continue reading Hidden Masterpiece | Wonderful new dual timeline by Heidi Eljarbo


The Lords of the Wind | Thrilling Viking Historical Fiction by C.J. Adrien

I’m delighted to welcome acclaimed author C.J. Adrien to Author Chats today, to talk about his fascinating series set in… Continue reading The Lords of the Wind | Thrilling Viking Historical Fiction by C.J. Adrien


New Release | Darjeeling Inheritance | Colonial Historical Fiction by Liz Harris

Today we travel to colonial India in the 1930s, in Liz Harris’s fascinating new historical fiction novel, Darjeeling Inheritance. Firstly,… Continue reading New Release | Darjeeling Inheritance | Colonial Historical Fiction by Liz Harris


English Civil War Adventure | New Release | Redemption by Philip Yorke

I’m always delighted to welcome another 17th-century author to my blog – there aren’t too many of us around! Philip’s… Continue reading English Civil War Adventure | New Release | Redemption by Philip Yorke


New Release | Beneath the Veil of Smoke and Ash | Tammy Pasterick

Today, an Author Chat with Tammy Pasterick, who draws on her own family history of Eastern European immigration and extraordinarily… Continue reading New Release | Beneath the Veil of Smoke and Ash | Tammy Pasterick


Island of Gold | Dazzling New Release | Amy Maroney

Island of Gold (Sea and Stone Chronicles) By Amy Maroney 1454. A noble French falconer. A spirited merchant’s daughter. And… Continue reading Island of Gold | Dazzling New Release | Amy Maroney


Annie Whitehead | Anglo-Saxon Historical Adventure | The Sins of the Father

Today we’re chatting with Annie Whitehead, whose brilliant new novel The Sins of the Father takes us back into the misty… Continue reading Annie Whitehead | Anglo-Saxon Historical Adventure | The Sins of the Father


Clement: The Green Ship | YA Hist Fic Adventure | Craig Hipkins

Growing up in Narnia and Wonderland, and then exploring so many YA books with my daughter, I have such a… Continue reading Clement: The Green Ship | YA Hist Fic Adventure | Craig Hipkins


The Inimitable Anna Belfrage | New Release | The Whirlpools of Time

OK, let me fangirl over Anna for a few minutes. She’s bright, funny, articulate, passionate, inspirational, curious…oh, and writes FABULOUS… Continue reading The Inimitable Anna Belfrage | New Release | The Whirlpools of Time


Meredith Allard | Down Salem Way | Riveting Historical Fiction

Thanks for joing us on Author Chats, Meredith. I’m fascinated to read more about your work, and the inspiration for… Continue reading Meredith Allard | Down Salem Way | Riveting Historical Fiction


The Ladies of Lydiard | An Exquisite Collection | Frances Bevan

I have had the joy of knowing Frances for more years than I can count. Together, we’ve walked the ancient… Continue reading The Ladies of Lydiard | An Exquisite Collection | Frances Bevan


Clare Marchant | A delicious Elizabethan Time-Slip | The Queen’s Spy

A delicious time-slip adventure bristling with intrigue, spies, apothecaries, and Tudors. I invite you to enjoy my Author Chat with… Continue reading Clare Marchant | A delicious Elizabethan Time-Slip | The Queen’s Spy


Landscape of a Marriage | Family-inspired Historical Fiction | Gail Ward Olmsted

On Author Chats today, a beautiful and sensitively written historical fiction novel about the Olmsteds and their indelible imprint on… Continue reading Landscape of a Marriage | Family-inspired Historical Fiction | Gail Ward Olmsted


Ariadne Unraveled | New Release | Zenobia Neil

Today on Author Chats I’m excited to welcome Zenobia Neil, whose brilliant interpretations of Greek myths make for some fascinating… Continue reading Ariadne Unraveled | New Release | Zenobia Neil


Discovery | An epic tale of love, loss and courage | Barbara Greig

A warm welcome today to Barbara Greig, a fellow 17thC author who has written a poignantly beautiful novel of exploration,… Continue reading Discovery | An epic tale of love, loss and courage | Barbara Greig


Sarah Kennedy | Queen of Blood | Author Chat

A wonderful Tudor treat today on Author Chats, as I talk to acclaimed historian and writer Sarah Kennedy about the… Continue reading Sarah Kennedy | Queen of Blood | Author Chat


A.B. Michaels | New Release | The Madness of Mrs. Whittaker

Today, enjoy a trip back to the Golden Age of American history, with a fascinating historical read set in New… Continue reading A.B. Michaels | New Release | The Madness of Mrs. Whittaker


Deborah Swift | New Release | The Poison Keeper

I’m so excited to chat with Deborah Swift today. I’ve loved Deborah’s seventeenth century novels – her Pepys series and… Continue reading Deborah Swift | New Release | The Poison Keeper


Essex – Tudor Rebel | Tony Riches | An Epic Elizabethan Tale

Welcoming Tony Riches today, a wonderful Tudor author. I’m excited to hear more about Essex, for certainly he is one… Continue reading Essex – Tudor Rebel | Tony Riches | An Epic Elizabethan Tale


New Release | DK Marley | Kingfisher |

A brilliant new release from historical fiction author D.K. Marley is featured on Author Chats today. I fell in love… Continue reading New Release | DK Marley | Kingfisher |


Sisters at War | Clare Flynn | A Sweeping WWII Saga

Today on Author Chats I’m delighted to welcome Clare Flynn to talk about her most recent novel, Sisters at War.… Continue reading Sisters at War | Clare Flynn | A Sweeping WWII Saga


Mercedes Rochelle | The Usurper King | Medieval Historical Fiction

As I’ve ventured into the murky and confusing world of medieval politics, Mercedes’ novels have shone a light on the… Continue reading Mercedes Rochelle | The Usurper King | Medieval Historical Fiction


Keith Stuart | Debut Author | Pied Piper

Today on Author Chats, I’m delighted to welcome Keith Stuart. It warms my heart to talk with “mature” authors (like… Continue reading Keith Stuart | Debut Author | Pied Piper


Cathie Dunn | The Shadow of Versailles | A Dark Side of Paris’s History

I enjoyed Cathie Dunn’s wonderful novel Love Lost in Time, and so have been looking forward to our chat about… Continue reading Cathie Dunn | The Shadow of Versailles | A Dark Side of Paris’s History


Anne O’Brien | New Release | The Queen’s Rival

Anne O’Brien writes wonderful novels of Plantaganet England, and her latest, The Queen’s Rival, is a captivating insight into the… Continue reading Anne O’Brien | New Release | The Queen’s Rival


Emma Lombard | Debut Novel | Discerning Grace

Today I’m delighted to welcome historical novelist Emma Lombard to chat about her debut historical adventure romance Discerning Grace. It’s… Continue reading Emma Lombard | Debut Novel | Discerning Grace


Jean M. Roberts | New Release | The Heron

I was intrigued to learn more about the inspiration behind Jean Roberts’ new release, The Heron, and so am delighted… Continue reading Jean M. Roberts | New Release | The Heron


Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger | New Release | Two Fatherlands

Chrystyna, I’ve been looking forward to this for ages, because I’m fascinated by the inspiration for your work, your courage… Continue reading Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger | New Release | Two Fatherlands


Carol McGrath | New Release | The Damask Rose

I am thrilled to be part of Carol McGrath’s new release blog tour for her beautiful new historical fiction novel… Continue reading Carol McGrath | New Release | The Damask Rose


Andrea Matthews | Thunder on the Moor | Scottish Timeslip

Maggie Armstrong grew up with tales of blood feuds and border raids, but when her father takes her back fourth… Continue reading Andrea Matthews | Thunder on the Moor | Scottish Timeslip


M.K. Tod | New Release | Paris in Ruins

M.K. (Mary) Tod has been a great friend and favourite author for a number of years – her dual timelines… Continue reading M.K. Tod | New Release | Paris in Ruins


Frances Quinn | New Release | The Smallest Man

I was so excited when Frances accepted my invitation to come and chat about The Smallest Man. Not only is… Continue reading Frances Quinn | New Release | The Smallest Man


Cynthia Ripley Miller | A Sword Among Ravens

Today on Author Chats we venture into new territory with Cynthia Ripley Miller and her fascinating historical thriller set in… Continue reading Cynthia Ripley Miller | A Sword Among Ravens


Paul Walker | State of Treason

Today on Author Chats we enter the mysterious world of Elizabethan spies as Paul Walker takes us to 16th century… Continue reading Paul Walker | State of Treason


Helen Hollick and Alison Morton | Tea for Two New Releases

Two of my favourite historical fiction authors have jumped genre into the mystery and thriller world, and are storming the… Continue reading Helen Hollick and Alison Morton | Tea for Two New Releases


Donna Scott | New Release | The London Monster

I’m delighted to welcome Donna Scott to Author Chats today to talk about her work and inspiration. To kick-off, let… Continue reading Donna Scott | New Release | The London Monster


MJ Porter | Vikings, Fantasy and Historical Fiction

Today, a new author for me, which is always a pleasure, and following on the theme from my last author… Continue reading MJ Porter | Vikings, Fantasy and Historical Fiction


Pam Lecky | The Lucy Lawrence Victorian Mysteries

Award-winning Irish author Pam Lecky joins me today to talk about her Victorian Mystery series, The Lucy Lawrence Mysteries, her… Continue reading Pam Lecky | The Lucy Lawrence Victorian Mysteries


Margaret Porter | The Islanders Trilogy | Historical Fiction from the Isle of Man

I’m so delighted to be spending time with Margaret Porter on Author Chats today. We share a love of England,… Continue reading Margaret Porter | The Islanders Trilogy | Historical Fiction from the Isle of Man


Marie Macpherson | The Scottish Queen and the Fiery Reformer

A hearty welcome to Marie Macpherson, who’s here to talk about her fascinating novel The Last Blast of the Trumpet.… Continue reading Marie Macpherson | The Scottish Queen and the Fiery Reformer


Deborah Swift | The Women in Samuel Pepys’s Diary

Today I’m delighted to welcome Deborah Swift to Author Chats. One of my inspirations when I first started writing historical… Continue reading Deborah Swift | The Women in Samuel Pepys’s Diary


Tonya Mitchell | New Release | A Feigned Madness

Today I’m delighted to welcome Tonya Mitchell to Author Chats. Her debut historical fiction novel A Feigned Madness is garnering… Continue reading Tonya Mitchell | New Release | A Feigned Madness


Jean Roberts | Telling the Stories of Ancestors

Today I’m delighted to welcome Jean Roberts to Author Chats. Jean’s books are also inspired by her ancestors, and I… Continue reading Jean Roberts | Telling the Stories of Ancestors


Kathleen Marple Kalb | History, Mystery and Opera

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Kathleen Kalb and her fabulous Ella Shane history mystery series. Her quirky heroine and super… Continue reading Kathleen Marple Kalb | History, Mystery and Opera


Paula Scott | New Release | Leaving Lonesome

I first read Paula’s work about three years ago, and absolutely fell in love with her honest, lyrical writing and… Continue reading Paula Scott | New Release | Leaving Lonesome


Charlene Newcomb | Medieval Tales and Forbidden Love

Today I’m enjoying a chat with my good friend Charlene Newcomb, who writes a fascinating series of historical fiction novels… Continue reading Charlene Newcomb | Medieval Tales and Forbidden Love


Nicola Cornick | New Release | The Forgotten Sister

I am so happy to welcome Nicola Cornick to Author Chats today. Not only is Nicola one of my favourite… Continue reading Nicola Cornick | New Release | The Forgotten Sister


Richard Tearle | Melody Maker, Story Writer

Today I’m delighted to welcome author and Discovering Diamonds reviewer Richard Tearle, who recently launched a new book of short… Continue reading Richard Tearle | Melody Maker, Story Writer


Mary Ann Bernal | A Journey Along the Crusader’s Path

When I first chatted with author Mary Ann Bernal, I knew I had found a friend – someone else who… Continue reading Mary Ann Bernal | A Journey Along the Crusader’s Path


John Pilkington | 17th Century Sleuth

Today’s Author Chat is a real delight for me, because we are back in one of my favourite historical times… Continue reading John Pilkington | 17th Century Sleuth


Emma Lombard | Sailing Away on an Historical Adventure

I’m chatting with Emma Lombard today, and discussing her fascinating novel, Discerning Grace. I must admit, when Emma revealed her… Continue reading Emma Lombard | Sailing Away on an Historical Adventure


Brook Allen | Friends and Romans

Today I’m thrilled to welcome Brook Allen to Author Chats, to talk about her award-winning Antonius Trilogy series. I have… Continue reading Brook Allen | Friends and Romans


The Road to Liberation | An Inspiring Anthology

Today, not just one Author Chat, but an entire tea party. So, put on the kettle, make a cuppa and… Continue reading The Road to Liberation | An Inspiring Anthology


Amy Maroney | A fascinating journey through past and present

Today I’m thrilled to welcome Amy Maroney, whose brilliant dual narrative book The Girl from Oto has kept me company… Continue reading Amy Maroney | A fascinating journey through past and present


Mary Anne Yarde | New Release | The Du Lac Curse

I have been looking forward to chatting with Mary Anne Yarde for ages, for her books fascinate me. She weaves… Continue reading Mary Anne Yarde | New Release | The Du Lac Curse


Vivienne Brereton | For the Love of Tudors

The Tudor dynasty was probably my first historical love, and at the age of seven I decided I should sign… Continue reading Vivienne Brereton | For the Love of Tudors


Alison Morton | Roma Nova: Alternative History

On Author Chats today, a writer I’ve wanted to talk to for ages, for I love the clever concept and… Continue reading Alison Morton | Roma Nova: Alternative History


Susan Margaret Cooper | Historical “Faction” Author

I first met Susan through a Seventeenth Century Twitter group, and it was love at first tweet. You don’t often… Continue reading Susan Margaret Cooper | Historical “Faction” Author


Anna Belfrage | Time Traveller

Anna’s books enthrall me, and I am constantly astounded by her ability to move effortlessly between genres and eras. She… Continue reading Anna Belfrage | Time Traveller


Drema Drudge | New Release: Victorine

On Author Chats today, I’m thrilled to welcome Drema Drudge to talk about her brilliant new novel, Victorine. Thanks for… Continue reading Drema Drudge | New Release: Victorine


Helen Hollick | Bringing the Supernatural to Life through Powerful History

Helen is a master of bringing memorable characters to life, and I’ve wanted to ask her for a while about… Continue reading Helen Hollick | Bringing the Supernatural to Life through Powerful History


Annie Whitehead | Anglo-Saxon Author and Historian

In our Author Chat today, I’m excited to interview Annie Whitehead, whose fiction and non-fiction work on Anglo-Saxon England is… Continue reading Annie Whitehead | Anglo-Saxon Author and Historian


Cryssa Bazos | 17th Century Enthusiast

Welcome, Cryssa. As a fellow 17th Century historical fiction fan, I’m so excited to invite you to chat. And thanks… Continue reading Cryssa Bazos | 17th Century Enthusiast