Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Loreless

Following in the footsteps of Paul Coelho and the early work of Thomas Keneally, Loreless takes you on a fictional journey into one of the worlds most misunderstood cultures.

Are you ready for different kind of road trip?

Aboriginal urbanite Billy doesn’t know much about his heritage and he’s quite content to let it stay that way.
One late night out changes all that.

When Billy finds himself marooned on an outback highway, with only the stars and mosquitoes for company, he begins to regret trusting his friends with his well being.

Armed with a dogged desire to get home, and under the watchful eye of the mysterious supernatural entity Pidgin, he discovers the lore he never thought he’d lost.

Part quest, part ghost story and part contemporary fable, Loreless combines magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery.

This is one adventure story which will keep you guessing.

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So Much Owed

In a turbulent and uncertain world, the birth of two children revitalise a small Irish town and set the stage for a closer look into lives torn asunder by war.

When Dr. Richard Buckley returns home to his wife and beloved hometown of Dunderrig, his mind is wearied by the ravages of The Great War. Disillusioned by the horror and pointlessness of battle, his civilian transition strains more than just his state of mind, as his marriage crumbles beneath the weight of duty. Out of the rubble of this doomed relationship, twins James and Juliet arrive-born into an uncertain and hostile new world. Against the backdrop of this idyllic town, this story takes you to the furthest reaches of Nazi occupied Europe. James and Juliet come of age in a world on the brink of chaos, where the remnants of rebellion at home have snowballed into the horrors of yet another world war.

Historically rich and moving, the tale of two children from the Irish countryside caught in the throes of wartime Europe is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and its willingness to endure. Experience this critical time in history like never before in So Much Owed.

FREE eBook from February 17 – 27, 2017

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The Gospel of Pilate

For two thousand years, the name of Pontius Pilate has been remembered with vile contempt. Cursed by countless generations for his one fateful decision, this otherwise obscure Roman bureaucrat has been forever damned in the eyes of history. Now, however, a subway construction project under the streets of modern Rome has inadvertently uncovered the archeological find of the millennium. Inside a long forgotten chamber beneath the ruins of Nero’s Golden House, a confidential report to Emperor Tiberius has been discovered that could turn all of history on its head.

In this fast-paced, action-packed, historical thriller, archeologist Dr. Thomas Lampton and his girlfriend, Victoria Alberghetti, will have their relationship tested, and their comfortable world turned upside down as a result of this astonishing find. After translating the ancient scrolls, Thomas uncovers the story – behind the story – of the most famous trial in history. A lifelong skeptic, reading the eyewitness account of the trial, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, from Pontius Pilate’s perspective, throws everything he thought he once knew into chaos. It also puts he and Victoria’s lives in jeopardy.

Men will kill to acquire these priceless documents. Powerful forces will stop at nothing to keep their explosive secrets hidden. Because now, after centuries of silence, Pontius Pilate will finally have his say. His answer to the most important question ever asked, what is truth, will shake the world to its very foundations.

FREE eBook from February 11 – 12, 2017

Pianist in a Bordello

What would happen if a politician decided to tell the truth-the whole truth?

Richard Youngblood, aspiring Congressman, is about to find out. He’s running on a platform of honesty and transparency-and against the advice of his friends and advisers he’s decided to start with himself. His autobiography will lay his entire life bare before voters just days before the election.

And what a life he’s had. Born in a commune and named Richard Milhous Nixon Youngblood as an angry shot at his absent father, Richard grows up in the spotlight, the son of an enigmatic fugitive and the grandson of a Republican senator. He’s kidnapped and rescued, kicked out of college for a prank involving turkeys, arrested in Hawaii while trying to deliver secrets to the CIA… Dick Nixon Youngblood’s ready to tell all.

He’ll even tell his readers about the Amandas-three women who share a name but not much else, and who each have helped shape and define the man he’s become.

Are voters really ready for the whole truth?

Are you?

Pianist in a Bordello is a hilarious political romp through the last four decades of American history, from a narrator who is full of surprises.

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Failed Moments (Historical Fiction)

Read what people are saying: “Immersive, Amazingly Original—Epic Story Across Two Centuries—A Tale of Redemption for the Ages”

What if the only way to survive your life is to go back in history and right the wrongs of two other men’s lives?

Patrick Walsh finds himself in this precarious position as he goes back in time from modern day New York City to:

The French Caribbean in 1790

Biracial plantation owner Patrice Beaumont is known as a “kinder” slave master and claims to be committed to ending slavery, but his actions don’t back-up his words. Is being the “best of the worst” all he’s capable of?

1863 New York City

Irish street fighter Patrick Allen is days away from the biggest fight of his career, when the Draft Riots ignite dangerous racial conflicts around the city. Never one to take sides outside the ring, he steers clear of the angry mobs. So when he stumbles on a lynching in progress, who can expect him to do anything more than look away?

Tackling race relations from a unique perspective, Failed Moments is a thought-provoking adventure that questions the measure of a man not by his decision to do no harm, but his willingness to act on what is right.

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Pianist in a Bordello

What would happen if a politician decided to tell the truth-the whole truth?

Richard Youngblood, aspiring Congressman, is about to find out. He’s running on a platform of honesty and transparency-and against the advice of his friends and advisers he’s decided to start with himself. His autobiography will lay his entire life bare before voters just days before the election.

And what a life he’s had. Born in a commune and named Richard Milhous Nixon Youngblood as an angry shot at his absent father, Richard grows up in the spotlight, the son of an enigmatic fugitive and the grandson of a Republican senator.

He’s kidnapped and rescued, kicked out of college for a prank involving turkeys, arrested in Hawaii while trying to deliver secrets to the CIA…Dick Nixon Youngblood’s ready to tell all.

He’ll even tell his readers about the Amandas-three women who share a name but not much else, and who each have helped shape and define the man he’s become.

Are voters really ready for the whole truth?

Are you?

Pianist in a Bordello is a hilarious political romp through the last four decades of American history, from a narrator who is full of surprises.

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The Templar Scroll

The sixth book in the successful series by Scott Chapman – over 300 Amazon reviews 4 stars or higher.

As the Christian hold on the Holy Land crumbles, Templar Knight, Salvatore and his leader, the Mason fight to defend the ancient city of Acre. They have a duty to defend their last bastion in the region and to defend a mysterious artifact whose very existence cannot be revealed to the man tasked with its safety.

In today’s world.

Peter Sparke and Professor Tilly Pink take on the challenge of uncovering the fate of the fabled Silver Scroll, unsure whether it even exits.

FREE eBook from January 28 – 29, 2017

Land of Promise

When offered a job caring for an injured family acquaintance in the newly-formed Arizona Territory, Elizabeth Simmons leaves her pampered life in Philadelphia behind and sets off in search of adventure. However, she soon discovers the awful truth behind her new arrangement.

Michael O’Roarke stepped away from bright prospects back East in order to keep tabs on his unprincipled father in frontier Arizona. That burden, plus starting his own freighting business, claims all his attention… until he finds himself captivated by the feisty Elizabeth.

Will losing her heart to Michael undermine the independence Elizabeth has worked so hard to achieve? Or could this land of danger and hardship also prove to be her land of promise?

FREE eBook from December 29 – January 1, 2017

Legacy of Luck

legacy-luckIrish Traveler amonn loves gambling, women, and drinking, not necessarily in that order. But he’s entangled in a true mess when he falls for fiery redhead, Katie. When she’s married to a Scottish Traveler, Eamonn travels to Scotland to find her, with the help of Katie’s sister and cousin, and the magical brooch gifted by his father. Their quest takes them across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Skye, encountering war, betrayal, death. In the end, Eamonn must make his own luck.

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Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads

WHEN HISTORY, MYSTERY, ACTION, and ROMANCE ARE ALL ROLLED INTO ONE!

2016 GOLD MEDAL WINNER of Reader’s Favorite contest in Anthologies, these eleven short stories range from drug traffickers using hand-woven wallets, to a U.S. slave sewing freedom codes into her quilts; from a cruise ship murder mystery with a quilt instructor and a NYPD police detective, to a couple hiding Christian passports into a comforter in Nazi Germany; from an old Salem Witchcraft wedding quilt curse to a young seamstress in the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire; from a 1980’s Romeo and Juliet romance between a Wall Street financial ‘star’ and an eclectic fiber artist, to a Haight-Ashbury love affair between a professor and a macrame artist gone horribly wrong, just to name a few.

99 Cent Bargain from December 9 – 13, 2016

Legacy of Hunger

legacy-hungerIreland is no promised land in 1846. It is wracked by a crippling potato blight, and people are dying. But Valentia McDowell doesn’t know that.

From her father’s prosperous farm in Ohio, young Valentia is haunted by tales of an abandoned family and a lost heirloom. She travels to her grandmother’s homeland with her brother, Conor, and two servants, to find both. Her delight in the exciting journey on one of the first steam ships to cross the Atlantic is shattered by a horrible tragedy.

What she encounters upon her arrival in Ireland is both more and less than she had hoped. Valentia finds both enemies and allies, amid horrors and delights, and a small bit of magic. She finds a richer heritage than she had ever imagined, but it comes with a price.

When she finally reaches her goal, a terrible price is demanded. She must pay or forfeit, and both decisions have strong consequences for her and her friends.

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A Wave From Mama

wave-from-mama2A former slave gets his dream job building the Brooklyn Bridge, but finds himself at war with the gangs of Irishtown. Will the corrupt Metropolitan Police save or sacrifice him?

1863 Weeksville, Brooklyn: The free Black community of Weeksville becomes home to an unusually small boy and his mother who fled Manhattan during New York’s Draft Riots. When his mother succumbs to her injuries, the boy swears revenge against everyone and everything that contributed to her death. His diminutive size and acrobatic climbing abilities make him a spectacle to behold, while his awkward social habits make him an outcast to everyone in Weeksville, except the adopted family he swears to protect.

When his stepbrother is attacked, the boy becomes embroiled in a battle between the Irish Gangs and Whiskey Kings of Irishtown while the corrupt Metropolitan Police sit on the sidelines. The backdrop of the action is the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the racial tensions of the period.

Will the boy survive the ordeals of the day and achieve his dream of being a high-flying tower man on the bridge project? Or, will he become another victim of the Irish gangs and never know the joy of standing atop the tallest structure in North America? Pick up a copy to find out.

A Wave From Mama is a stand-alone story only connected in concept with Volume 1.

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All My Love, Detrick

all-my-loveAll My Love,Detrick is the story of a forbidden love that thrusts two families, one German,one Jewish, into a spider web of danger during the terrifying years of the Third Reich.

Detrick was born with every quality that would ensure his destiny as a leader of Adolph Hitler’s coveted Aryan race. But on his 7th birthday, an unexpected event changed the course of his destiny forever. As the Nazis rose to power, Detrick was swept into a world filled with secrets, enemies, betrayals, and alliances.. But even in the midst of darkness, Detrick would find a single flicker of light. He would discover the greatest gift of all, the gift of everlasting love..

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Anvil of God

anvil-of-godIt is 741. After conquering the continent for the Merovingian kings, Charles the Hammer wants the throne. Only one thing stands in his way-he is dying.

He cobbles together a plan to divide the kingdom among his three sons, betroths his daughter to a Lombard prince to secure his southern border, and keeps the Church unified behind them through his friend Bishop Boniface. Despite his best efforts, the only thing to reign after Charles’s death is chaos. His daughter has no intention of marrying anyone, let alone a Lombard prince. His two eldest sons question the rights of their younger pagan stepbrother, and the Church demands a steep price for their support. Son battles son, Christianity battles paganism, and Charles’s daughter flees his court for an enemy’s love.

Based on a true story, Anvil of God is a whirlwind of love, honor, sacrifice, and betrayal that follows a family’s relentless quest for power and destiny.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from November 6 – 13, 2016

A Wave From Mama

wave-from-mamaA former slave gets his dream job building the Brooklyn Bridge, but finds himself at war with the gangs of Irishtown.  Will the corrupt Metropolitan Police save or sacrifice him?

1863 Weeksville, Brooklyn:  The free Black community of Weeksville becomes home to an unusually small boy and his mother who fled Manhattan during New York’s Draft Riots.  When his mother succumbs to her injuries, the boy swears revenge against everyone and everything that contributed to her death.  His diminutive size and acrobatic climbing abilities make him a spectacle to behold, while his awkward social habits make him an outcast to everyone in Weeksville, except the adopted family he swears to protect.  The boy becomes embroiled in a battle between the Irish Gangs and Whiskey Kings of Irishtown while the corrupt Metropolitan Police sit on the sidelines.  All of this action set in the backdrop of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the racial tensions of the period.

99 Cent Bargain from September 26 to October 2, 2016

The Other Side of Life

other-side-lifeThe Other Side of Life is a story of a man who has reached the depths of despair and finds himself with an opportunity for a new beginning and a chance to grasp the inner peace he has desperately sought in the wake of personal tragedy.

Set mostly against the backdrop of the Civil War, The Other Side of Life shines with the themes of friendship, loyalty and perseverance. Yet at its heart lies the exploration of personal faith and destinies and the possibility of something more to our existence.

$1.99 Bargain eBook from July 15 – 17, 2016

Ancestral Silk

ancestral-silkA tale of human behaviour set in Lyon, a mysterious and esoteric city in 19th century France, in the heart of the old historical districts of St. Jean and St. Georges.

Alexandrine is a romantic passionate young woman, who falls in love with a naval officer called Lachelles.

Lachelles’ mother Juliana has a passion for hats that has led him to discover Alexandrine, the daughter of a local hat maker, who owns a modest factory in Lyon.

Juliana however disapproves of the young Alexandrine; her social status is not high enough for her son.

Juliana’s “Machiavellian” manipulation will unwittingly send him to a cruel fate.

Mysterious disappearance, death, tragedy, differences of status and wealth will bring conflicts and sorrows for both families, but somehow the two families will share a secret: a strong silk thread which will unite them forever…

Auguste, an army mercenary in the Dutch army, having served fourteen years in Indonesia, will bring more passion and above all stability to Alexandrine’s romantic life.

FREE eBook from July 1 – 3, 2016

Loving Lilah

loving-lilahOn the run from the law … and falling in love.

Lilah Canton never expected to see her childhood neighbor Ash Thompson behind bars. Even more, she never expected to care. Ash needled her all through their childhood.

But discovering him in the Barden Falls jail stuns her. He’s accused of murdering the son of Abner Barden, the most powerful man in town, and they both know he won’t live to see a trial. Lilah’s the only one who can help him. Against her better judgment, she aids Ash’s escape.

Now they’re on the run from the law, and a bounty hunter they can’t shake. Ash says they’ll be safe in the Colorado Territory, but first they have to survive the harrowing cross-country journey.

And Lilah has to decide how safe her heart is from Ash.

FREE eBook from June 27 – July 4, 2016