Tabby is nine years old today. Happy Birthday!
Sunday, August 7, 2016
To mark the anniversary of the Borden Murders, The Lineup published an article about THE SECRETS OF LIZZIE BORDEN. The link is below, but a word of warning, it contains major spoilers. If you intend to read the book and don't want to know about the murders, please skip this one; I'm afraid it might spoil it for you.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
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.
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.