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Her Castilian Heart

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Book Title: Her Castilian Heart

Series: The Castilian Series

Author: Anna Belfrage

Publication Date: 27 Sept 2022

Publisher: Timelight Press

Page Length: 380 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction, Romantic Historical Fiction, Historical Romance

Twitter Handle: @maryanneyarde @abelfrageauthor

Hashtags: #BlogTour #CoffeePotBookClub #medievalfiction #HistoricalFiction #HistoricalRomance #MedievalEngland

Tour Schedule: https://maryanneyarde.blogspot.com/2022/08/blog-tour-her-castilian-heart-by-anna.html

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Her Castilian Heart

By Anna Belfrage

Blurb

Blood is not always thicker than water…

At times a common bloodline is something of a curse—or so Robert FitzStephan discovers when he realises his half-brother, Eustace de Lamont, wants to kill him.  

A murderous and greedy brother isn’t Robert’s only challenge.  He and his wife, Noor, also have to handle their infected relationship with a mightily displeased Queen Eleanor—all because of their mysterious little foundling whom they refuse to abandon or allow the queen to lock away.

Eustace is persistent. When Robert’s life hangs in the balance, it falls to Noor to do whatever it takes to rip them free from the toothy jaws of fate. Noor may be a woman, but weak she is not, and in her chest beats a heart as brave and ferocious as that of a lioness. But will her courage be enough to see them safe?

Trigger Warnings:
There is some sexual (consensual) content. Also some violence

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Author Bio

Anna Belfrage

Had Anna been allowed to choose, she’d have become a time-traveller. As this was impossible, she became a financial professional with two absorbing interests: history and writing. Anna has authored the acclaimed time travelling series The Graham Saga, set in 17th century Scotland and Maryland, as well as the equally acclaimed medieval series The King’s Greatest Enemy which is set in 14th century England. 

Anna has also published The Wanderer, a fast-paced contemporary romantic suspense trilogy with paranormal and time-slip ingredients.

Her Castilian Heart is the third in her “Castilian” series, a stand-alone sequel to her September 2020 release, His Castilian Hawk. Set against the complications of Edward I’s invasion of Wales, His Castilian Hawk is a story of loyalty, integrity—and love. In the second instalment, The Castilian Pomegranate, we travel with the protagonists to the complex political world of medieval Spain. This latest release finds our protagonists back in England—not necessarily any safer than the wilds of Spain!

Anna has also authored The Whirlpools of Time in which she returns to the world of time travel. Join Duncan and the somewhat reluctant time-traveller Erin on their adventures through the Scottish Highlands just as the first Jacobite rebellion is about to explode!

All of Anna’s books have been awarded the IndieBRAG Medallion, she has several Historical Novel Society Editor’s Choices, and one of her books won the HNS Indie Award in 2015. She is also the proud recipient of various Reader’s Favorite medals as well as having won various Gold, Silver and Bronze Coffee Pot Book Club awards.

Find out more about Anna, her books and enjoy her eclectic historical blog on her website, www.annabelfrage.com 

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6449528.Anna_Belfrage

This entry was posted on December 9, 2022. 4 Comments

The Founding

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Book Title: The Founding

Series: Across the Great Divide: Book 3

Author: Michael L. Ross

Publication Date: 12/6/2022

Publisher: HistoricalNovelsRUS

Page Length: 480 pages

Genre: Historical Fiction / Biographical Fiction

Twitter Handle: @MichaelLRoss7 @cathiedunn

Hashtags: #historicalfiction #biographicalfiction #BlogTour #TheCoffeePotBookClub

Blog Tour Schedule page:  https://thecoffeepotbookclub.blogspot.com/2022/11/blog-tour-founding-by-michael-ross.html

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Across the Great Divide: Book 3 The Founding

Michael L. Ross

Blurb:

Two men, two dreams, two new towns on the plains, and a railroad that will determine whether the towns—one black, one white—live or die. 

Will Crump has survived the Civil War, Red Cloud’s War, and the loss of his love, but the search for peace and belonging still eludes him. From Colorado, famed Texas Ranger Charlie Goodnight lures Will to Texas, where he finds new love, but can a Civil War sharpshooter and a Quaker find a compromise to let their love survive? When Will has a chance to join in the founding of a new town, he risks everything—his savings, his family, and his life—but it will all be for nothing if the new railroad passes them by.

Luther has escaped slavery in Kentucky through Albinia, Will’s sister, only to find prejudice rearing its ugly head in Indiana. When the Black Codes are passed, he’s forced to leave and begin a new odyssey. Where can he and his family go to be truly free? Can they start a town owned by blacks, run by blacks, with no one to answer to? But their success will be dependent on the almighty railroad and overcoming bigotry to prove their town deserves the chance to thrive.

Will’s eldest sister, Julia, and her husband, Hiram, are watching the demise of their steamboat business and jump into railroads, but there’s a long black shadow in the form of Jay Gould, the robber baron who ruthlessly swallows any business he considers competition. Can Julia fight the rules against women in business, dodge Gould, and hold her marriage together?

The Founding tells the little-known story of the Exodusters and Nicodemus, the black town on the plains of Kansas, and the parallel story of Will’s founding of Lubbock, Texas, against the background of railroad expansion in America. A family reunited, new love discovered, the quest for freedom, the rise of two towns. In the end, can they reach Across the Great Divide? The Founding is the exciting conclusion to the series.

Across the Great Divide: Book 3 The Founding

Excerpt 1: 

A few days later, they arrived back in Madison. Luther got up early, eager to beat the heat of the day and finish an order. He was pounding at the forge, thinking about what Ned had said. Luther and Ruth had moved into town after their marriage, from Albinia’s farm in the country. Luther’s mother, Jemima, and sister, Olivia, stayed on the farm in the cabin Albinia had built for Will but came into town every day to help Albinia with the colored school she had started. It was a good life, he reflected, but still not one of complete independence and freedom.

Luther hefted a sack of coal and was adding some to keep the fire going when a portly white man in a bedraggled suit entered the shop. Luther wiped his hands and the sweat from his brow with a towel and came to see what the stranger wanted. He assumed he was a prospective customer, so he was careful not to look him in the eye or offer a handshake.

“Yes, sir? What can I help you with today?”

The man smiled, but his eyes did not. Handing Luther a paper, he said, “What you can do is get out of Indiana. We don’t want your kind here. I’m the sheriff and part of the Superintendent Board for the Colored just formed here in Madison. Maybe you can’t read that, but it says that you came into this state illegally, in violation of the Indiana constitution. You’re an escaped slave from Kentucky. War or no war, slavery is still legal in Kentucky, and unless you have freedom papers or permission from the state of Indiana to be here, you need to git! Someone recognized your wagon—you were at the riots in Evansville. The sheriff there sent me a wire. You’re a troublemaker. You fired a gun at white men. You slaves are just a bunch of escaped monkeys, trying to overrun us. You have twenty-four hours to get out of the state, or I’ll be back with chains and ship you to your owner in Kentucky.”

“You can’t do that!”

“Oh no? Just watch me!” Quick as a snake, he grabbed a pitchfork and jabbed the handle end into Luther’s midsection. Luther gasped for air. “Twenty-four hours,” the man said, turning and laughing on the way out.

Ned came in, passing the man, and rushed over when he saw Luther holding his stomach.

“What’s wrong? What was that all about?”

Luther handed Ned the paper, which he read line by line. “We can fight this—things are changing.”

“Not that much, and you know it. Indiana doesn’t recognize that I’m married. It says I don’t have a right to be here. Looks like I don’t have much choice. Ruth, she could stay, but not me.”

Ned shook his head. “We need to pray. We need to show this to Pastor Peter and Albinia.”

Luther sighed. “Fine, you do that. Meanwhile, I got to pack.”

Praise for The Founding:

“Michael is an excellent storyteller and has done a wonderful job depicting Luther, and the other black characters in this book.  He has done his homework and depicts many historical facts about Nicodemus in a most enlightening and creative way.  It has been a pleasure working with someone who has made a concerted effort to get things right.  

~ Angela Bates

Nicodemus Descendant/Historian

Executive Director

The Nicodemus Historical Society and Museum

Buy Links:

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/u/3yVJVn

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0BL9438XP/

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BL9438XP/

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0BL9438XP/

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B0BL9438XP/

Author Bio:

Michael Ross is a lover of history and great stories.

He’s a retired software engineer turned author, with three children, and five grandchildren, living in Newton, Kansas with his wife of 39 years. Michael graduated from Rice University and Portland State University with degrees in German and software engineering. He was part of an MBA program at Boston University. 

Michael was born in Lubbock, Texas, and still loves Texas. He’s written short stories and technical articles in the past, as well as articles for the Texas Historical Society. 

Across the Great Divide now has three novels in the series, “The Clouds of War”, and “The Search”, and the conclusion, “The Founding”.  “The Clouds of War” was an honorable mention for Coffee Pot Book of the Year in 2019, and an Amazon #1 best seller in three categories, along with making the Amazon top 100 paid, reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly. “The Search” won Coffee Pot Cover of the Year in 2020, and Coffee Pot Silver Medal for Book of the Year in 2020, as well as short listed for the Chanticleer International Book Laramie Award. 

Social Media Links:

Website: HistoricalNovelsRUS.com

Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/michaellross7

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/historicalnovelsrus

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-ross-87505026/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/HistoricalNovelsRUs

Book Bub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/michael-l-ross

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Ross/e/B07PTB7WMK/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19005014.Michael_L_Ross

This entry was posted on December 8, 2022. 2 Comments

Gumdrops and Garland: A Small Town Diner #Christmas #Romance

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Indigo Dickson
Age: 27
Looks: Short, curvy, and jet-black hair with eyes to rival her name
Favorite Food: Gumdrops
Status: It’s complicated

Lance Garland
Age: 28
Looks: Tall, dark, and handsome, with the saddest brown eyes in Bells Pass
Favorite Food: The Lancenator
Status: It’s beyond complicated

Lance Garland and Indigo Dickson can’t be dating disasters if they refuse to date. They’ve caught on to the Legend of the Bells Pass Gazebo, and this Christmas, they’re steering clear of it. Until Lance suffers a devastating loss and looks to Indigo to help him through the holiday season. Complicated doesn’t begin to describe their relationship, but old misunderstandings and damaged pride stop them from admitting the truth—they’re perfect for each other. The townspeople of Bells Pass know they’ll need all of Santa’s magic to prove it to these childhood friends before the clock strikes twelve on December twenty-fifth.

My Review:

Mettner has wowed me yet again. I fell in love with this Christmas romance immediately as all the main characters are flawed, but not flawed as any limitations make them human to me. No one is perfect. The romance between the non-traditional main couple was a blessing to read about. The world has enough hate, and is past the time when caring and love should be the norm. Highly recommend this five star novel.

This entry was posted on December 7, 2022. 2 Comments

The Hearts of All on Fire

Book Title: The Hearts of All on Fire

Series: The Guid’Antonio Historical Mysteries

Author: Alana White

Publication Date: September 27, 2022

Publisher: Atmosphere Press

Page Length: 392

Genre: Historical Mystery

Twitter Handle: @alanawhite1480 @cathiedunn

Hashtags: #HistoricalMystery #HistoricalFiction #BlogTour #TheCoffeePotBookClub

Tour Schedule:  https://thecoffeepotbookclub.blogspot.com/2022/10/blog-tour-hearts-of-all-on-fire.html

Book Title and Author Name:

The Hearts of All on Fire

Alana White

Blurb:

Florence, 1473. An impossible murder. A bitter rivalry. A serpent in the ranks.

Florentine investigator Guid’Antonio Vespucci returns to Florence from a government mission to find his dreams of success shattered. Life is good—but then a wealthy merchant dies from mushroom poisoning at Guid’Antonio’s Saint John’s Day table, and Guid’Antonio’s servant is charged with murder. Convinced of the youth’s innocence and fearful the killer may strike again, Guid’Antonio launches a private investigation into the merchant’s death, unaware that at the same time powerful enemies are conspiring to overthrow the Florentine Republic—and him. A clever, richly evocative tale for lovers of medieval and renaissance mysteries everywhere, The Hearts of All on Fire is a timeless story of family relationships coupled with themes of love, loss, betrayal and, above all, hope in a challenging world.

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Amazon UK:

Kindle: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hearts-All-Fire-Alana-White-ebook/dp/B0BGJ1XHXS/   

Paperback: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hearts-All-Fire-Alana-White/dp/1639884211

Amazon US:

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Hearts-All-Fire-Alana-White-ebook/dp/B0BGJ1XHXS/

Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/Hearts-All-Fire-Alana-White/dp/1639884211/

Amazon Canada:

Kindle: https://www.amazon.ca/Hearts-All-Fire-Alana-White-ebook/dp/B0BGJ1XHXS/

Paperback: https://www.amazon.ca/Hearts-All-Fire-Alana-White/dp/1639884211/

Amazon Australia:

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com.au/Hearts-All-Fire-Alana-White-ebook/dp/B0BGJ1XHXS/

Paperback: https://www.amazon.com.au/Hearts-All-Fire-Alana-White/dp/1639884211

Barnes & Noble:

Paperback: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-hearts-of-all-on-fire-alana-white/1141662345

Bookshop:

Paperback:  https://bookshop.org/books/the-hearts-of-all-on-fire/9781639884216

Waterstones:

Paperback: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-hearts-of-all-on-fire/alana-white/9781639884216

Parnassus Books (Nashville, Tennessee)

Paperback: https://www.parnassusbooks.net/book/9781639884216

Author Bio:

Alana White’s passion for Renaissance Italy has taken her to Florence for research on the Vespucci and Medici families on numerous occasions.  There along cobbled streets unchanged over the centuries, she traces their footsteps, listening to their imagined voices, including that of her protagonist, Guid’Antonio Vespucci and his friends, Sandro Botticelli, Michelangelo, Lorenzo de’ Medici.  

Alana’s first short story featuring real-life fifteenth-century lawyer Guid’Antonio Vespucci and his favorite nephew, Amerigo Vespucci, was a Macavity Award finalist and led to the Guid’Antonio Vespucci Mystery Series featuring “The Sign of the Weeping Virgin” (Book I) and “The Hearts of All on Fire” (Book II). 

She is a member of the Women’s National Book Association and the Historical Novel Society, among other organizations.  She loves hearing from readers, and you can contact her at her website, www.alanawhite.com.

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This entry was posted on December 6, 2022. 5 Comments

Metamorphosis : The Girl With No Face

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From Amazon:

“When you loved someone more than anything in the world, you showed them who you were, even knowing there was a possibility they would hate you for it, even if it broke your heart. But you did it anyway because you loved them and the need to save them was greater than your need for self-preservation.”


Amidst the luminescence and incandescent beauty of the rare pink diamonds of Peradora, South America, lives Amelia, a teen oblivious to her supernatural bloodline. It would appear that she has the perfect life.

Until it turns out, her entire life is a lie
Forced to confront secrets from her past

Amelia has to distinguish between the truth and lies in her brutal fight against the Peradorian dictator, her own uncle.

Her metamorphosis becomes the clarion call of a revolution
Matters of the heart complicate her life further

Will she ever get over her first love Adrian whose adventurous spirit made her feel alive? Is Noah, the handsome bodyguard she just can’t seem to ignore, a foe, a friend or much more than that?

Both Noah and Adrian are hiding secrets of their own
Will their secrets destroy Amelia?

As she takes on the fight of her life, Amelia will soon learn that some secrets are best buried in the past, and some truths can set you free.

And in the end
She is the girl with no face
Will she find herself again?

My Review:

The strength and tenacity of a woman or part human can’t be matched when one is protecting their friends and family. To read about more than one woman coming into her own, and finding her own along the way, in the midst of turmoil, tossed in with a savage uncle, is for starters. Pink blood diamonds mined by the weak and poor in a society that isn’t helped when government and drug cartels are mixed into this same pot and nothing is done about those chosen to mine diamonds. A woman who loves fiercely, fights fiercely, and can be a leader among many. Shape shifting the first time can be quite painful and not who the human may choose, yet with time, even shape shifting at ease comes to pass. The people at the top are usually the first one’s to care more about diamonds than a miner’s welfare, and treachery comes calling whenever it fits into the narrative and meshes in perfection. Five stars.

Two Hearts’ Christmas Promise

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From Amazon: When News Correspondent Alexandra Returns Home Injured From A Deadly Assignment, Can Air Force Pilot Sean Convince Her To Keep Her Christmas Promise? 2021 READERS’ FAVORITE GOLD MEDAL WINNER High school hockey player Sean Reynolds is captivated by Crystal Rock’s newest resident, Alexandra Evans, the lone skater who’s determined to make the high school figure skating team. Luckily, Sean is there to rescue her when she falls through thin ice. Ten years later when they meet again, Sean is an Air Force Lieutenant while Alexandra has become a highly respected news correspondent. Although they come from different worlds, their attraction is instantaneous when they meet again at Christmas in Crystal Rock, and after spending every spare moment of their Christmas holiday together, Sean does something crazy and asks her to marry him. Alexandra has compared every man she’s ever met with Sean, even though they never actually dated in high school since Sean was much older. But she immediately accepts his proposal, knowing they can find a way to work it out. They’re planning a holiday wedding the following year. But when Alexandra’s overseas assignment turns deadly, she returns home scarred and breaks their engagement while refusing to see Sean. Can Sean convince her that beauty is only skin deep so that two hearts can keep their Christmas promise?

My Review: This book combines two of my favorite things, namely love and Christmas. Throw in a dash of snow sprinkled with a bit of spice, combined with old flames that never were ten years ago, yet new flames now, wounded warriors and the world of reporting, special ops, and deranged people who plant IEDs and you have one wonderful novel.

Not My Story To Tell

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From Amazon: Cathy Lynn Brooks spent her career working with children with special needs, but despite her professional experience, it was still heartbreaking for her to witness the challenges faced by her daughter, Justine. Justine always reminded Cathy of Annie Oakley. She was fierce and protective of the vulnerable, but she was also plagued by her own troubles. At a young age, Justine was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. As Justine grew up, she often made bad choices due to the traumas of her past and her mental illness. Through it all, Cathy never stopped loving her daughter. In this revealing and powerful book, Cathy takes you back to the early days of Justine’s childhood and the events that led to her diagnosis. Cathy watched her daughter try time and again to change her life, amazed and awed by Justine’s persistence, courage, and compassion. Cathy hopes that her daughter’s journey to a place of healing and peace will inspire others struggling with mental illness or caring for a family member with the same issues. She shows families that, while there are many obstacles on the road to better mental health, there are amazing joys waiting for you as well! This debut memoir, Not My Story To Tell is a great addition to the works of Mitch Albom and Jeannette Walls. If you liked ‘Beautiful Boy’ by David Sheff, you’ll love Not My Story To Tell.

My Review: This is a devastating book about a child with mental health issues and her sudden death at age 29. I know child loss, I’ve lost two boys, but this book isn’t about me or my losses. Having retired from working as a registered nurse, I have full empathy for this author. Mental illness is different in each person, and must be treated that way, individually, and correctly. Sadly, it’s universal worldwide in that those with mental health issues fall to the side. Read this book. Learn about mental illness in a child and as an adults. Read the accomplishments and the sorrows.

Guardian Into The Light Of Day

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1. My name is Lance Meredith, I live in Ontario, Canada. I’ve been an avid reader my whole life and wrote for years as a hobby before taking the plunge and writing professionally. I write in the superhero, ghost hunter, science fiction, fantasy, and dystopian future genres.

2. Has writing always been part of your life and when did you “know” that it was time to start writing your first book?  I wrote for pleasure through high school and into university before the weight of so many academic papers pushed the love of writing out of me. I returned to writing in 2015 when I had some time to write. It took me a few years to regain my ‘writing muscles’ and write my first published novel, Guardian, Into the Light of Day.

3. How difficult was it writing your first book?  It took me three years to bring my writing to a level that could be commercially viable. Additionally in my quest to get the details of the novel technically correct, there was an enormous amount of research involved including consulting a significant amount of experts in fields from astronomy to medicine.

4. Have you ever wanted to give up and what stopped you? There were a few prolonged periods of writer’s block when I wrote myself into a corner and had to think for several days about how I was going to resolve it.

5. Who is the most supportive of you and your dream to be a writer?  My family and friends have cheered on every success and expressed support during the writing process.

6. Anything specific you want to tell your readers? Guardian will return in future stories.

7. What is the best advice given to you (book or otherwise), and by whom?  “Turn on the tap” meaning just sit down and write, even if you words come in drips, eventually you will have a complete work.

8. What is your target audience and what aspect of your writing do you feel

targets that audience? I write for adults, fans of the genre. I included a strong romantic subplot that ties in with the main plot of Guardian as well.

9. Did the cover evolve the same way, or did you work with someone to make it come together for you?  

Since my novel is a superhero(ine) novel, I examined some well known pieces of comic book art for inspiration, then worked with my cover artist to create the effect.

10. What are you working on now? Can we get a peek, an excerpt?

Hemmingway had a colourful description for first drafts; mine would add further evidence to his assertion.

11. Any last words before we wrap things up?  Writing is both one of the most challenging things I have ever undertaken and one of the most rewarding. For those who love a good superhero tale, I encourage them to give the novel a look!

Links:

Blog: http://jlmeredith.com/welcome-to-my-blog/

 author page/website: JLMeredith.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JLMWrites

Twitter,  https://twitter.com/JLM_Writes

Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/Guardian-Into-Light-JL-Meredith-ebook/dp/B09ML7V944/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1826TTUEBXFF7&keywords=jl+meredith&qid=1666874209&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjAwIiwicXNhIjoiMC4wMCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ%3D%3D&s=digital-text&sprefix=JL+Mere%2Cdigital-text%2C96&sr=1-1

Barnes & Noble, https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guardian-into-the-light-of-day-james-l-meredith/1141488102?ean=9781777921811

Liopleurodon: The Master of the Deep 

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Book Title: Liopleurodon: The Master of the Deep
Author: M. B. Zucker
Publication Date:
20th September 2022
Publisher: Historium Press Books www.historiumpress.com
Cover Design
: White Rabbit Arts www.wrarts.com

Page Length: 251
Genre: Historical Fantasy

Twitter handles: @MBZuckerBooks @MichaelZucker1 @cathiedunn

Hashtags: #HistoricalFantasy #BlogTour #TheCoffeePotBookClub

Tour Schedule: https://thecoffeepotbookclub.blogspot.com/2022/09/blog-tour-liopleurodon-master-of-deep.html

Book Title and Author Name:

Liopleurodon: The Master of the Deep

By M. B. Zucker

Blurb:

From M. B. Zucker, award-winning author of “The Eisenhower Chronicles”

Liopleurodon ferox was the deadliest sea predator of all time, the king of the Jurassic ocean. This whale-sized reptile’s return to the early twentieth century triggers a geopolitical crisis in this new historical science fiction thriller. Former President Theodore Roosevelt foresees the threat the Liopleurodon would pose if it falls into the wrong hands. The race is on as Roosevelt leads the American effort to destroy it before the Kaiser’s Germany can turn it into a weapon.

Fans of Jurassic Park and Steve Alten’s Meg series will not want to miss this adventure filled with action, political intrigue, and characters that readers will remember long after finishing this novel.

Advance Praise for Liopleurodon: The Master of the Deep

“The storyline itself was superb —- A Jaws/Jurassic Park thriller and a bit of a spy novel all in one – and compelling. – The Historical Fiction Company

Scene 5: Teddy Roosevelt battles the Liopleurodon during the climax, intervening as it preys upon Neville Chamberlain’s wedding yacht.

Roosevelt watched as the five-meter triangular head moved along the ocean’s surface. It first swam toward the Thüringen and then turned to attack Roosevelt’s boat.

“Keep a distance from the yacht!” Roosevelt shouted to the men behind him. He made a split-second calculation of weaponry and decided the harpoon gun was his best chance since it combined distance and power. The drawback was that it had to be reloaded. Roosevelt moved as fast as possible, loading another lance and cocking the weapon.

The Liopleurodon flapped his flippers, closing the distance to Roosevelt’s boat. Roosevelt aimed and fired. The harpoon overshot the Liopleurodon, which struck the boat. However, dodging the harpoon sacrificed the Liopleurodon’s speed and decreased his attack’s power. Roosevelt and his crew wouldn’t have known this as they spun along the ocean’s surface, feeling queasy as they slowed.

Roosevelt grit his teeth and changed tactics. He drew his sword. “Come on! Let’s settle this! You and me!”

The pliosaur approached once more, again attacking on the Atlantic’s surface. Roosevelt marveled at the Liopleurodon, envious of his power as his three-meter jaws opened. Roosevelt was cocked, screaming and lunging with his sword, stabbing the top of the Liopleurodon’s mouth. Blood burst from where the sword struck.

The Liopleurodon shrieked and Roosevelt surged with joy. The adversaries moved in opposite directions as if on cue, the Liopleurodon raising his head to escape and Roosevelt pulling back to strike again.

“What fun!” Roosevelt shouted as he swung for the Liopleurodon’s throat, already bleeding from the harpoon wound. Roosevelt missed and the Liopleurodon turned to submerge.

Roosevelt took a second to catch his breath, careful not to lose his balance with his pegleg. He knew the Liopleurodon was done playing with him. That was fine. Roosevelt’s brain raced as he calculated ways to score a mortal blow. He needed to access a weak point so he could stab the reptile to death. Roosevelt couldn’t let the Liopleurodon dictate the terms. No amount of stabbing the Liopleurodon’s mouth would kill it. He had to access someplace more vulnerable. If the Liopleurodon did as he predicted, such an opportunity was imminent.

He turned to his men. “Brace yourselves!”

Buy Links:


Universal Link: https://mybook.to/liopleurodon
 

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Liopleurodon-Master-Deep-M-B-Zucker- ebook/dp/B0B99H12H2

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Liopleurodon-Master-Deep-M-B-Zucker- ebook/dp/B0B99H12H2   

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Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/Liopleurodon-Master-Deep-M-B-Zucker- ebook/dp/B0B99H12H2  

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Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/liopleurodon/m-b-zucker/historium- press/9798986256450  

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/liopleurodon-1  

Author Bio:


M. B. Zucker has been interested in storytelling for as long as he can remember. He discovered his love of history at fifteen and studied Dwight Eisenhower for over ten years.

Mr. Zucker earned his B.A. at Occidental College and his J.D. at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He lives in Virginia with his wife.

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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/M-B-Zucker/e/B09JM74HMF

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This entry was posted on November 25, 2022. 2 Comments

Christmas in Poetry Land

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From Amazon: This delightful collection of poems makes a perfect companion for the holiday season. The magic of Christmas comes to life and welcomes the reader into the North Pole, Bethlehem and Santa’s village. Including a mixture of the Mistletoe curse, lazy elves, anti-bullying Rudolph, an ugly sweater party, a Santa sleigh ride and more. This festive collection will surely bring a smile to many in the spirit of the holiday season.

My Review: Mellen has written a lovely book of Christmas poems and small drawings for each. The poems vary from family and a tree, to angels and those who can’t afford Christmas in a bah humbug manner. No one goes hungry thanks to churches and Rudolf makes an appearance.

This entry was posted on November 24, 2022. 6 Comments