The 12 Days Before Christmas MM Historical Fiction Blowout!

27 November 2017 by , No Comments

Get swept away to times long past.
Fourteen authors share their love of history through fiction.
Follow the website links after my post to read the authors’  articles
about their books and then go pick up a great read
for half-price or less from December 12 – 24!

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The Pacific Northwest. A remote Scottish island. England when the first stones for Stonehenge were raised up. These are the types of the places that have always fueled my imagination and wanderlust.

That desire to travel to the most remote of places is also what has inspired my choices when choosing what locales I have written about in my historical novels. Both Man and Beast and Man and Monster are set on the western American frontier of the late 1700s when white settlers first started to encroach on those lands. For those settlers, the towering forests were utterly alien and untouched. They had little idea of who or what lived within their shadows. Rumors of strange creatures like the mythical wendigo abounded.

For my characters John Chapman and Palmer Baxter, the mysterious frontier provided a place where they could explore their equally mysterious desires; desires that were forbidden to them back home.

And my new series The Drowning World (coming out in 2018) is not only set in remote locations around the Black Sea, it also takes place in the very distant past: 5500 BC, at the dawn of civilization. You can go to too many places more remote than that!

Why do I find these places so fascinating? Part of it is their mysteriousness and the fact that we can never truly know what they were like. I suspect going back in time even fifty years would throw most of us for a loop. So experiencing the Civil War or wandering Italy during the Renaissance would truly be mind-blowing. And the farther back in time we go, the stranger everything would become.

Imagine traveling between the empty expanses between ancient Bronze Age villages, encountering people and animals and plants you’d never heard of before. How cool would that be?

It’s fantastic that in 2017 Google Earth can show us almost anywhere on the planet with a click of a mouse. But I fear with that amazing advance we’ve lost a sense of wonder about the world. A little mystery can keep life very interesting.

So if you’d like to slip back to Ancient Rome or to see what it might be like to have been gay on the American frontier, click on any of the the links below, and you’ll be whisked away to a different time and place!

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Visit all the authors participating in this MM Historical Fiction Blowout.

(NOTE: Sales prices & website links may not be active until Dec. 12) Discover a new author. Find a new book to read. Click on the “website” links to read the authors’ posts.


Alex Beecroft
The Reluctant Berserker
Era: Early Medieval/Dark Ages Saxon
Amazon  All Other Formats $0.99
Website Amazon author page | Facebook | Twitter

 

JP Kenwood
February and December (Dominus Calendar Series 1)
Era: Imperial Rome
Amazon Worldwide $0.99/.99p
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Archive of our Own

 

 
Brita Addams
Beloved Unmasked
Era: Early 20th Century New Orleans
Dreamspinner | Amazon $3.00
Website | Newsletter | Facebook | Twitter

 

Summer Devon & Bonnie Dee
Simon and the Christmas Spirit  (Victorian Holiday Hearts series)
Era: Victorian
Amazon | Smashwords | Kobo | B&N | iTunes $0.99
Website | BD Facebook BDTwitter | SD Facebook | SD Twitter

 

Anne Barwell
On Wings of Song 
Era: WWI – 1920
Dreamspinner  $2.50
Website | Twitter | Queeromance Ink | Newsletter |Facebook

 

Joanna Chambers
Unnatural 
Era: Regency
Amazon Amazon (UK)  Nook  iBooks  Kobo  GPlay $1.99
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

 

Wendy Rathbone
Ganymede: Abducted by the Gods
Era: Bronze Age, fantasy, alternate myth Amazon $2.99
Website | Facebook | Newsletter (get a free copy of “Letters to an Android”)

 

Christina E. Pilz
Fagin’s Boy: The Further Particulars of a Parish Boy’s Progress
Era: Victorian
Amazon | Kobo | Apple | Smashwords|B&N $0.99
Website | Twitter | Tumblr | Pinterest | Facebook

 

Silvia Violet
Revolutionary Temptation
Era: American Revolution
Amazon Global | iBooks | Kobo | BN $2.99
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

 

Deanna Wadsworth
Wrecked 
Era: pre-Civil War Key West, Florida
Dreamspinner .89c Dec.19 only
Amazon | Google | Google Play | Nook | Kobo | iTunes $2.99
WebsiteTwitter | Pinterest | Goodreads|Facebook

 

Michael Jensen
Man & Monster 
Era: 1799, America
Amazon $1.99
Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

 

Charlene Newcomb
Men of the Cross (Battle Scars I)
Era: Medieval – 12th century
Amazon $0.99/99p
Website | Twitter | Facebook

 

Ruby Moone
Memories
Era: Regency
Amazon | JMS Books
Website | Twitter | Facebook

 

 

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