I'm delighted to showcase a gripping read today: The Sign of the Blood by Laurence O'Bryan , as part of a blog promo through The Coffee Pot Book Club . Travel back in time, to the days of the Roman Empire... The Sign of the Blood (A Dangerous Emperor, Book #1) By Laurence O'Bryan Excerpt: Gesoriacum, northern Gaul, 306 A.D In the stone palace of the governor of Gesoriacum news of the arrival of Constantine, son of the Emperor of the west, spread as quickly as if a war horn had sounded from the town gatehouse. Excited whispering spread from the flag stoned palace kitchen to the wooden lookout towers. Even the rats, who outnumbered every other living thing, by far, knew something was happening. The Emperor, Constantius Chlorus, Constantine’s father, was busy with matters of state, meeting his Legates and other senior officers. The meeting, in the basilica, the largest hall in the palace complex by the port, had begun to bore him. The arrival of his son at the south facing to
Yes, it's raining awards for my novels! Love Lost in Time has received an award with a wonderful 5* review from The Coffee Pot Book Club , and A Highland Captive has won the Chill with a Book Readers’ Award . Love Lost in Time has also received a lovely new 4* review from Reedsy Discovery. Some really nice comments. 😍 Have a read! Love Lost in Time: "From the richness of Charlemagne's court and the regret of a daughter, as she stands over her mother's grave, to the realisation of an enemy and a skeleton under the kitchen floor, Love Lost in Time: A Tale of Love, Death and Redemption by Cathie Dunn is the unforgettable story that traverses two very different times ." I'm so thrilled! She goes on to say: "Dunn has penned a very bold and ambitious book , and yet, she has s crumptiously balanced the two eras and made both periods utterly compelling ." This made my year. Many thanks! Find the full review here ! My thanks g
Today, I welcome another fabulous Crooked Cat author to my blog, KB Walker. KB, also known as Kimm, has already published a memoir, sharing her account of her son's fight with cancer, and now she's also become a published author of a contemporary fiction drama, Once Removed . It tells the story of a young teacher who befriends a troubled pupil, only to find herself in the firing line when the girl goes missing. Gripping, moving, sensitively written. So, in order to learn more about Kimm, I've asked her some questions. Here goes... Welcome to my blog, Kimm. First of all, tell us about Once Removed , your first fiction release. What inspired you to write about such an emotional topic? Once Removed is a story about relationships within families, between friends and in schools. It takes a peek under the covers of self-harm. When I was in high school, a very unhappy girl felt close enough to me to reveal the wounds she’d sliced into her own flesh.