Historical Fiction

Operation Underpants

87-year-old ex-spies Max and Olivia live in a nursing home forgotten and waiting to die when they are dragged back into the world of international espionage. The fate of much of the world hangs in the balance. Also, in this series: Claudia – Operation Chaos and Operation OBE – Over Bloody Eighty. The Max & Olivia books are a unique series - set against the back drop of the challenges to the in ...

Caesar's Command

Caesar Fights for the Republic. History Changes Forever. Caesar is the praetorian governor of Further Spain when war breaks out against a rebel with a familiar name: Quintus Sertorius. The late Roman rebel left a half-Iberian son behind, and now he's determined to win freedom for his people. But there's one problem: Gaius Julius Caesar is in his way. Now Caesar finds himself on the side of the Rep ...

Amulet's Rapture

The warrior Druid princess, Catrin of Britannia, has faced magical foes, family betrayal, and enslavement. Now, disguised as a boy in the Roman legion, Catrin must gather her strength and her allies if she plans to take back her family’s Celtic throne. But her powerful lover, Marcellus—the great-grandson of the famed Roman General Mark Antony—is confused about their relationship and hesitates to h ...

The Crocodile Makes No Sound

Four years into Akhenaten’s new regime, the dissatisfaction of those who practiced the old religion of Amen-Ra is growing. Hani, a diplomat already under the king’s surveillance because of the disappearance of his firebrand Amen priest brother-in-law, gets drawn into an investigation for the Beloved Royal Wife, who is being blackmailed. Meanwhile, the new vassal king of A’amu, lodged at Hani’s hou ...

The Guardian of Secrets

After fleeing from an abusive husband accused of murder, Celia Merrill becomes embroiled in a Spanish Civil War. Celia’s two sons march under opposing banners, whilst her twin daughters take different paths; one to the Catholic Church and the other to the battlefields. And in the shadow of war, a sinister villain from the past resurfaces. \"Three generations struggle in this suspenseful and ...

The Island of the Righteous: The untold story of the Greek island that rescued its Jews in World War 2

A dying man's last breaths point toward a tantalizing treasure and the answers to a shattered family's past. 1941, the island of Zante, Greece. Pantelis Kokinis and his family live under the dark cloud of Italian occupation. As the horrors of the war draw nearer, reality for the Kokinis family grows more and more fraught. Long-held secrets, raw emotions, and the fear of what’s coming leave them sc ...

Legacy of Truth

He gave her a gift. Using it could bring her to madness. Ireland, 1795. Esme Doherty believes the best of everyone. Despite a drunken father, a bullying twin sister, and a failing farm, the impoverished girl refuses to allow her sunny demeanor to dim. But when her grandfather gives her a magical brooch that enables her to detect lies, she finds her idealism crashing towards a pit of despair. W ...

Chadwick Yates and the Coulsby Gentlemen's Club

“I would not go into that club with less than a hundred picked soldiers.” More than the Macabre. After a year in the wilderness, Chadwick Yates has only returned to civilization for one reason: to uncover what evil lurks in the Coulsby Theater Club. Back safe in the metropolis of his homeland, Commander Sharp must decide whether or not to leave Yates altogether. But soon the two are dr ...

A Kiss After Tea

An action-packed Jewish Regency Romance with heart - the Trilogy Finale. Lizzie’s Story By all accounts, Caleb Klonimus has been on the verge of proposing to his best friend’s little sister since he was eight. But the beautiful and accomplished Lizzie Pearler barely notices him—until he returns changed from a quest for jewels. And as for Lizzie, he is not marriage material. But as Lizzie and Caleb ...

A Rebel without a Rogue

"A sparkling debut" — Historical Fiction Society Indie Reviews

A woman striving for justice

Fianna Cameron has devoted her life to avenging the death of her father, hanged as a traitor during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Now, on the eve of her thirtieth birthday, only one last miscreant remains: Major Christopher Pennington, the English army officer who not ...

The Curse of Conchobar―A Prequel to the Adirondack Spirit Series

Before Columbus discovered America, Conchobar washed ashore! A young man is lost at sea and survives a terrifying ordeal only to arrive in a new land with nothing but his memories. His father abandoned him and left him with a curse. His mother gave him a name befitting a king, then died during childbirth. The monks of Skellig Michael raised him to be a pacifist and prepared him for life as a mason ...

Past Storm and Fire

She wrote herself into history. Will she sample the sensual spoils? Val Masterson longs for a taste of passion. With a loveless husband and a soul-sucking job, it’s no surprise when a bump on the head gives her vivid dreams of life as a powerful heroine. Losing herself in rugged fantasies with two twelfth-century Icelandic brothers, she’s shocked when her smoking-hot fictional men vie for much ...

Bee Sting Cake by Brunhilde

Fleeing the war-torn German Empire, Brunhilde “Hilde” Schuster immigrates to the United States where her cousin’s family teaches her rudimentary English. She finds work as a caretaker for the elderly member of a family whose German ancestors immigrated decades earlier. Carl Becker, whose parents fled Germany after the failed 1848 revolution before his birth, feels an attraction to the new companio ...

A Family Shattered

“A Family Shattered” is book two in the “Michal’s Destiny” series Taavi Margolis is arrested on Kristallnacht when he races out of his apartment to protect his daughter’s fiancée, Benny, who is being attacked and killed by a gang of Nazi thugs as they pillage and destroy the streets of a little Jewish neighborhood in Berlin. Taavi’s wife, Michal and ...

Legacy of Hunger

When the magical secrets of The Emerald Isle beckon, will she survive answering the call? Pittsburgh, 1846. Valentia McDowell wishes she could rest. Plagued by nightmares of her grandmother’s mysterious brooch lost in Ireland, the well-off woman grows more troubled when a fire ravages her family’s business. But as she buries herself in the rebuilding efforts, she can’t shake the sense that a power ...

Legacy of Luck

When he falls for a woman promised to another, can an enchanted family heirloom aid his quest to Scotland and his ardent desire? Ireland, 1746. Traveler Éamonn Doherty thrives on wine, gambling, and song. But when his womanizing draws him to a fiery-haired lass impervious to his charms, he finds himself more than intrigued. And though she continues to spurn his gallant advances, he vows to win he ...

Scarlet

It’s 1925. Scarlet Haslewood is a con artist. Besides perfectly baked pastries and strong coffee, she has a fondness for stealing things. But she knows that stealing the most famous painting in the world would be pointless. After all, what can you do with it once the world finds out it’s missing? Hide it in your closet? She’d rather use that space for her hat collection. So instead of stealing the ...

The Good Time Girls

A novel of wild women, the bonds of friendship, a harrowing road trip, and help found in the least likely places. In 1905 Kansas, ex-dancehall girl and outlaw Ruby Calhoun has settled into a (mostly) quiet and (mostly) lawful life. But out of the blue her past comes hustling into town when her ex-friend and ex-dancehall partner, Pip, shows up with a grim message and dangerous mission: Cullen W ...

Fortress of the Sun

It’s 243 B.C. and Greece is ready for a revolution. Eighty years have passed since the death of Alexander the Great, the man who first cowed free Hellas into submission. His successors to the Macedonian throne have only tightened their grip in the interim, the present king no exception. Spartan rebellions, opportunistic usurpers, foreign invaders – for nearly five decades, King Antigonus has seen ...

Honor Among Outcasts: DarkHorse Trilogy, Book 2

After a harrowing escape from Mississippi, abolitionist Durksen Hurst, his fiancée Antoinette DuVallier, and their friends — a group of undocumented slaves — land in guerrilla-infested Civil War Missouri, the most savage whirlwind of destruction, cruelty, and death in American history. Trapped in a terrifying cycle of murder and revenge, scarred by Quantrill’s cold-blooded Lawrence massacre and th ...

Legacy of Luck

When he falls for a woman promised to another, can an enchanted family heirloom aid his quest to Scotland and his ardent desire? Ireland, 1746. Traveler Éamonn Doherty thrives on wine, gambling, and song. But when his womanizing draws him to a fiery-haired lass impervious to his charms, he finds himself more than intrigued. And though she continues to spurn his gallant advances, he vows to win he ...

The Sun at Twilight

Tudhaliya IV comes to the
throne as a usurper's younger son, determined to rule according to the traditional
values of justice and clemency, despite the advice of his ambitious mother and brothers. When his cousin with whom he was
raised as someone dearer than a brother, decides his own claim to the throne is
stronger than Tudhaliya's, the latter must decide whether to apply ...

The Bad Girl

A captivating debut novella for readers of Janet Fitch's White Oleander and Catherine Ryan Hyde's Don't Let Me Go, The Bad Girl unleashes an unforgettable cast of characters into a time and place known for its violence and peril where chances of survival are slim: 1971. New York City

Miller's Secret

Miller's Secret Obsession. Ambition. Betrayal. Left in an orphanage as a young child, Miller Dreeser vowed to someday live a life of wealth and prestige. He obtained that life, with no thought of the consequence to those he used as puppets on a string to get there. His acceptance into the world of the socially elite is not enough to conquer his internal demons, and that unquenchable ambition may c ...

Kill the Teachers

Kill the Teachers takes readers through this agonizing period of contemporary Mexican history. It begins with the decision by the 70,000 member Section 22 of the national teachers’ union to stage a sit-in in the city of Oaxaca's Zocalo and chronicles the brutal state police attack on the strikers, which included the beatings of women and children. The teachers fought back and not only retook the Z ...

Calling Wren

A son of the Erie Nation, "Calling Wren" called the Niagara Frontier home until his capture at the hands of the Seneca and their Haudenosaunee brethren. In time, after rising from servant to adopted son of the Seneca's Bear Clan, Calling Wren must make the ultimate decision: join the England-backed Haudenosaunee Confederacy in annihilating the Erie or die standing with the remnants of his Erie kin ...

Under the Light of the Italian Moon

Inspired by a true story of love and women's resilience during the rise of fascism and WWII ~A promise keeps them apart until WWII threatens to destroy their love forever~ Fonzaso, Italy, between two wars, Nina Argenta doesn’t want the traditional life of a rural Italian woman. The daughter of a strong-willed midwife, she is determined to define her own destiny. But when her brother emig ...

Ashes Like Bread: A Biblical Novel of Lamech and His Two Wives

A scorned prophetess. A deadly omen. Will this kinswoman of Adam and Eve persevere with intuition she can’t deny? Zyla is used to the elders of the clan rejecting her dark glimpses into the future, and bitter that she doesn’t receive the honor she believes she deserves. When her forecast of a terrible flood gets her exiled, she and her sister flee the mountain of Eden to live among evil descendant ...

The Book of Uriel: A Novel of WWII

An otherworldly tale with indelible characters in a realistic wartime setting. Hoffmans novel sublimely fuses world history and Jewish folklore.---Kirkus Reviews

In the fires of World War II, a child must save his people from darkness…

Ten-year-old Uriel has always been an outcast. Born mute in a Jewish village known for its choir, he escapes into old stories ...

The Queen's Dog

In the Bronze Age Syrian kingdom of Ugarit, a eunuch slave mistakenly believes his mistress the queen loves him, so when asked to spy on her under threat of punishment, he finds a way to avoid it. When she shows she cares nothing for him, he justifies reporting her disloyal activities but cant escape agonies of conscience. As her sentence of divorce turns into execution, he decides he must avenge ...

The Music Hall Murder

London, 1909 Ruby Redlick is a young woman with a passion for reading, who yearns to break free of her constrained life in Upper Norwood and go on the stage. She dreams of playing dramatic characters like her idol Sarah Bernhardt. But the West End is full of lords, predators and courtesans. Ruby almost comes a cropper until a new friend comes to the rescue and introduces her to the ...

The Sons of Brabant

Europe is on fire. Fuelled by religion, politics and power, war rages across the continent, pitting father against son, and brother against brother. In the wake of such conflict come horrific famine and deadly plagues. Rumours begin to surface of the End of Days, of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and the violent Renaissance of Mankind. As Europe burns, betrayal and feuding rages in the Braban ...

Lake of Flowers

Hani is set to investigate thefts from the king’s household that turn out to be related to a more sinister attempt on the king’s life. Meanwhile, witnesses to the crown prince’s dodgy birth begin to die, and Hani fears for his daughter and her friend, who were also present. More secrets emerge about the prince’s identity, and Hani finds himself caught between the government and the radical revolut ...

The Vestals Conspiracy: A Novella (Prequel To The Nina Monte Mystery Thriller Series)

Nina Monte, a renowned professor of ancient religions, receives a cryptic message. Her former mentor and a prominent Italian archaeologist, Filippo Oliveri, needs her to come to Rome—he believes only Nina is capable of understanding the true significance of his new discovery.

But when she finally reaches the excavation site, Oliveri is gone. Instead, Nina comes across a series of clues that so ...