Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"Well Behaved Women Don't Make History"

I am delighted to find a meeting of the minds with the blogger who reviews books at Scandalous Women:

"I found myself fascinating by the turmoil and havoc that Henry VIII's decision to wrench control of the church from Rome had on England. A decision that still has ramifications today....This is a superbly written historical thriller, an enticing brew..."

To read the full review, please go to: http://scandalouswoman.blogspot.com/2013/07/review-chalice-novel.html

Friday, July 26, 2013

THE CROWN: A special Kindle Daily Deal

I'm thrilled to report that a few months after amazon chose The Crown for a Kindle Daily Deal, selling it for $1.99 for one day only, my first novel was chosen again, this time to be sold in a special promotion--the 20 top-selling Kindle Daily Deals of the year.

So spread the word! For one day, Saturday, July 27, The Crown ebook is $1.99.


Thursday, July 18, 2013

J.K. Rowling and Crime Fiction's "Discovery Problem"

By Nancy Bilyeau

There are not that many novelists who would be delighted with selling 500 copies of a book in four months. J.K. Rowling is one of them.

The gig is up and "Robert Galbraith," debut author of the detective story "The Cuckoo's Calling," is proven to be J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter series and multi-millionaire. The novel hit No. 1 on amazon and shall soon rule the print bestseller lists with the vigor of a vengeful Snape..."

To read the blog post, go here: http://bookpregnant.blogspot.com/2013/07/jk-rowling-and-discovery-problem-in.html

Monday, July 15, 2013

Was Henry VIII a Psychopath?

By Nancy Bilyeau

"I know more about Henry VIII than I do about psychopaths. Or at least I think I do. I'm under the impression that psychopaths don't feel guilty about the bad things they do. They're not capable of it...."

To read my full post about the theories of the mental state of Henry VIII, go here.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Clues to the Life of Elizabeth Boleyn

By Nancy Bilyeau

The mother of Anne Boleyn is one of the missing women of the Tudor era. She was there--the daughter, sister, wife and mother of prominent courtiers. The mother and grandmother of famous queens. But she herself is unknown: her appearance, her character. We know next to nothing.

That is why when I stumbled across some information on the burial place of Elizabeth Boleyn, I felt a stirring of excitement. For in they "why" of where she was buried there was a choice that led me to understand her, at least a little.

Read my guest post on On the Tudor Trail: here.