Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Seahorses from my Lost Ocean coloring book. I have always loved sea creatures and one year my mother bought me a pair of seahorses and a small aquarium for my birthday.
As a special Mother's Day gift for my readers, I am offering a 75% off coupon on the ebook edition of my first novel The Confession of Piers Gaveston. This novel is very special to me because I started writing it shortly after my mother died, to help me work through my grief. No one believed I could do it, I wasn't even sure if I could, which makes this book even more special to me, it showed me that I could be a writer. This is also the reason I consider peacocks my personal symbol, they remind me to believe in myself, and take a chance on me, even when no one else does.
Visit https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/4011 and use coupon code FE67E to save 75% on the ebook edition of The Confession of Piers Gaveston. Regular price $7.99, only $2.00 with coupon. Expires May 17th.
From the back cover:
"Confess it, My Lord; I rattle you like the glass in a casement when it thunders!"
The history books tell us that Piers Gaveston was many things: arrogant, ambitious, avaricious, flamboyant, extravagant, reckless, brave, and daring, indiscreet, handsome, witty, vivacious, vain, and peacock-proud, a soldier and champion jouster, the son of a condemned witch, who used witchcraft, his own wicked wiles, and forbidden sex to entice and enslave King Edward II, alienate him from his nobles and advisors, and keep him from the bed of his beautiful bride Isabelle. Edward's infatuation with Gaveston, and the deluge of riches he showered on him, nearly plunged
Now the object of that scandalous and legendary obsession tells his side of the story in THE CONFESSION OF PIERS GAVESTON:
"Mayhap even now, when I have only just begun, it is already too late to set the story straight. My infamy, I fear, is too well entrenched. Whenever they tell the story of Edward's reign I will always be the villain and Edward, the poor, weak-willed, pliant king who fell under my spell, the golden victim of a dark enchantment. There are two sides to every coin; but when the bards and chroniclers, the men who write the histories, tell this story, will anyone remember that?"
For those who prefer actual printed books, The Confession of Piers Gaveston is available as a trade paperback from Amazon.com, bn.com, and other online retailers.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Sunday, April 3, 2016
On the island paradise of Martinique, two beautiful, well-bred cousins have reached marriageable age. Sixteen-year-old Rose must sail to France to marry Alexander, the dashing Vicomte de Beauharnais. Golden-haired Aimee will finish her education at a French convent in hopes of making a worthy match.
Once in Paris, Rose’s illusions are shattered by her new husband, who casts her off when his mistress bears him a son. Yet revolution is tearing through the land, changing fortunes—and fates—in an instant, leaving Rose free to reinvent herself. Soon she is pursued by a young general, Napoleon Bonaparte, who prefers to call her by another name: Josephine.
Presumed dead after her ship is attacked by pirates, Aimee survives and is taken to the Sultan of Turkey’s harem. Among hundreds at his beck and call, Aimee’s loveliness and intelligence make her a favorite not only of the Sultan, but of his gentle, reserved nephew. Like Josephine, the newly crowned Empress of France, Aimee will ascend to a position of unimagined power. But for both cousins, passion and ambition carry their own burden.
From the war-torn streets of Paris to the bejeweled golden bars of a Turkish palace, Brandy Purdy weaves some of history’s most compelling figures into a vivid, captivating account of two remarkable women and their extraordinary destinies.
Friday, January 1, 2016
Book Bub will be offering THE QUEEN'S PLEASURE ebook at a special price of $1.99 this month (January). This novel tells the story of the fatal love triangle between Queen Elizabeth I, Robert Dudley, and his wife Amy Robsart.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Tabby and I would like to give one of our followers a Christmas present--an early copy of The Secrets of Lizzie Borden it may not arrive in time for Christmas but you will have it before its official release date of January 26, 2016. To enter please leave a comment, and make sure to include your contact information. US residents only please, I'm sorry I cannot ship internationally. Tabby will choose a winner on 12/20. Earn extra entries for sharing this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, etc. or if you are a book blogger and plan to review.
From the back cover:
In her enthralling, richly imagined new novel, Brandy Purdy, author of The Ripper’s Wife, creates a compelling portrait of the real, complex woman behind an unthinkable crime. Lizzie Borden should be one of the most fortunate young women in Fall River, Massachusetts. Her wealthy father could easily afford to provide his daughters with fashionable clothes, travel, and a rich, cultured life. Instead, haunted by the ghost of childhood poverty, he forces Lizzie and her sister, Emma, to live frugally, denying them the simplest modern conveniences. Suitors and socializing are discouraged, as her father views all gentleman callers as fortune hunters. Lonely and deeply unhappy, Lizzie stifles her frustration, dreaming of the freedom that will come with her eventual inheritance. But soon, even that chance of future independence seems about to be ripped away. And on a stifling August day in 1892, Lizzie’s long-simmering anger finally explodes… Vividly written and thought-provoking, The Secrets of Lizzie Borden explores the fascinating events behind a crime that continues to grip the public imagination—a story of how thwarted desires and desperate rage could turn a dutiful daughter into a notorious killer.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
The updated schedule for The Secrets of Lizzie Borden virtual book tour can be found at http://hfvirtualbooktours.com/thesecretsoflizziebordenblogtour/ I hope you will follow along, in addition to reviews there will also be interviews and several giveaways.