Bridge of Sighs and Dreams
In Nazi-occupied Rome, the lives of two women collide in an arena of deception, greed, and sacrifice.
While political cartoonist Angelina Rosini zigzags through a labyrinth of compassionate allies and cunning spies, Lidia Corsini quenches her greed by turning in Jews to the Nazis. Lidia’s spiral into immorality accelerates as swiftly as the Jewish population dwindles; and soon not even her husband, her son, nor Angelina is immune to her madness.
Bridge of Sighs and Dreams is a story of betrayal, dignity, and purpose that highlights the brutality toward Italian citizens, under both Mussolini’s Fascist regime and the Nazi occupation, and illustrates the tenacity of the human spirit.
Pamela Allegretto divides her time between writing and painting. Her published work includes dual-language poetry books, articles in Italian and American literary and art journals, book and CD covers, illustrations, and cartoons. Her original art is collected worldwide. Read more at: http://www.pamelaallegretto.com
I am a Welsh girl currently living in sunny Turkey 🙂 I started writing a number of years ago, and especially love the research aspect of my historical books. Vikings; Taken is the first in the ‘Great Heathen Army’ series, although it can be read as a stand-alone. It follows the lives of Rosfrith Guader, a mistress of Dunwich Fortress in East Angles, and Ubba Ragnarsson, Viking Chieftain of Ranaricii.
CeDany is a former Document Specialist who became a full-time mother, then turned to full-time writing. Became Indie Writer/Author from the beginning, as her writings did not copy anyone’s styles. It’s never been done in this fashion, so, unique!
She lives in a wee village by the Clyde in beautiful leafy Scotland with her husband and four children (2 Humans and 2 Kittens – smile!). On 21 January 2017, her beloved son and youngest passed away, aged 26, after spending 3 months and 20 days in hospital. Gone too young, too soon, sadly missed Sonshine called Georges. An aggressive cancer that couldn’t be beaten…
When not writing, she can be found enjoying reading copiously and correcting/editing grammar and perfecting the Epub format, playing virtual farming games, Archery in the back garden, and wondering when she’ll get noticed according to her lucky stars.
Her signature lets you know her favourite subjects – Witches and Vampires as follows: BB, V-V!
CeDany is her pen name as she is a very private person. She would love to hear from readers. Drop her a note on her contact page.
My book is Secrets Of Greenoak Woods – historical romance.
In 1816 Cornwall, Benjamin is a young man tormented by a childhood trauma. He is misunderstood and scorned by the vilagers of St. Merryn, including Mary the woman he loves.
Passionate and vital, Mary will never break the promise made to her dying mother, to always protect her younger sister, but a series of dreadful events leave the sisters with a dark secret that will deliver them straight to the gallows if discovered.
Benjamin finds the courage to offer Mary the protection she needs, but how far will she go to keep her secret safe, marry a man she hates?
His battle for her affections have tragic consequences and everybody’s secrets and betrayals – not just Mary’s – are laid bare.
Wendy J. Dunn
Wendy J. Dunn is an Australian writer who has been obsessed by Anne Boleyn and Tudor History since she was ten-years-old. She is the author of three Tudor novels: Dear Heart, How Like You This?, the winner of the 2003 Glyph Fiction Award and 2004 runner up in the Eric Hoffer Award for Commercial Fiction, The Light in the Labyrinth, her first young adult novel, and Falling Pomegranate Seeds.
Falling Pomegranate Seeds: The Duty of Daughters
Dońa Beatriz Galindo.
Tutor to royalty.
Friend and advisor to Queen Isabel of Castile.
Beatriz is an uneasy witness to the Holy War of Queen Isabel and her husband, Ferdinand, King of Aragon. A Holy War seeing the Moors pushed out of territories ruled by them for centuries.
The road for women is a hard one. Beatriz must tutor the queen’s youngest child, Catalina, and equip her for a very different future life. She must teach her how to survive exile, an existence outside the protection of her mother. She must prepare Catalina to be England’s queen.
A tale of mothers and daughters, power, intrigue, death, love, and redemption, in the end, Falling Pomegranate Seeds sings a song of friendship and life.
One Dark Night by Anna Faversham
It is 1821 and smuggling is rife on the English coast. Lucy Yorton, dragged away from her privileged early life, finds it impossible to know who to trust, while those around her suspect she is a spy and treat her accordingly. Her problems increase when two men enter her life.
Lieutenant Karl Thorsen, sworn to avenge the death of his father, is a King’s man. He is determined to stop the violent smugglers, hang them, and hang and gibbet one in particular.
Daniel Tynton has smuggling in his blood. Undaunted by Thorsen’s threats, he is respected and feared. When he witnesses a murder, he makes a bold decision, and many lives will never be the same.
Tragedy, unrelenting guilt, and hostile hallucinations of his dearly departed sister — that’s just typical life for Reuben Radford. That is until one atypical May Day. In the most unlikely of places — the cemetery of their quiet Hampshire town — Reuben meets Maggie Archer. Quirky and spontaneous, she’s like no other woman he’s ever met. By the time they part ways in a promise not to meet again for a year, he knows she could be the love of his life.
There’s just one problem — Reuben and Maggie’s families have left them both with enough emotional baggage to fill a steamship. Not to mention one other little complication— Reuben has a secret. It’s not pleasant. It’s not pretty. And it’s one he’s determined to keep buried at all costs. But if there’s one word to describe Maggie, it’s headstrong. Once she resolves to uncover the truth, she’ll stop at nothing to find it. After all, what does she have to lose? Unlike Reuben, Maggie never believed in love.
Spanning five years of England’s Edwardian era, Across Oceans is the captivating story of first love, lost innocence, and the unexpected moments that change everything. The story will continue in a second novel, Between Rivers.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Kelsey Gietl earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Graphic Design from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and has made a career in fields from event planning and proposal writing to product management and communications. For more information on her books, visit: kelseygietl.com
The vast scope of the human imagination is a personal fascination of mine. Writing fiction has allowed me to discover that there are no limits to my own imagination.
My stories are mostly about women and their trials. Women from all walks of life and in all times in history, and of course — they have issues. You may not always agree with their solutions but alas, I am merely the messenger.
I live and work in Chester County, Pennsylvania, an area rich in Revolutionary War and Colonial American history. My enduring interest in 18th Century America began at a young age, inspired by the novels of Dale Van Every and Allan Eckert, whose timeless tales of adventure and romance capture the essence of early American lore. Eager to read more such stories, to my disappointment I had trouble finding them on bookshelves, so I decided to write one of my own. Thus began a journey fueled by my passion to breathe life into history through believable characters, plots woven with adventure, romance and suspense and, of course, plenty of derring-do.
Blurb: A senator’s son is found dead in his bed, with a look of extreme agony on his face and strange tattoos all over his body. Enter Felix the Fox: neither a traditional detective nor a traditional magician – but something in between.
This is a story of Togas, Daggers and Magic – for lovers of Murder Mysteries, Ancient Rome and Urban Fantasy.
Bio: Assaph has had his nose in a book since he was five, and had to yell at the librarian that he can read already so he could get a card. With a rather diverse taste in reading – from fantasy to philosophy, from ancient times to the far future – his first novel Murder In Absentia is an “historically-themed urban high-fantasy hardboiled murder mystery, with just a dash of horror”.
Assaph now lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife Julia, four kids and two cats. By day he is a software product manager, bridging the gap between developers and users, and by night he’s writing – he seems to do his best writing after midnight.
On the Ides of March 2017, with the generous help of friends and family, I published my first novel, Pontius Aquila: Eagle of the Republic. It is about Lucius Pontius Aquila, a citizen of ancient Rome. Aquila was a staunch supporter of the Roman Republic and considered Julius Caesar’s dictatorship a threat to the people’s freedom. Historians recorded that he refused to stand with the other officials as Caesar’s chariot passed by during a military parade. He later joined in the assassination of Caesar on the Ides of March, 44 B.C. The novel includes martial arts, capable women, and romance.
“Miriamne the Magdala” tells the richly detailed story of an ancient Jewish family in crisis. When twelve-year-old Miriamne and her 13-year-old long-lost cousin Yeshua are unexpectedly reunited, sparks fly. But the grave illness of a parent causes turmoil and anxiety within the two related Houses, especially for Yeshua who recognizes that his earthly Mission is fast upon him and his miraculous powers are growing out of control. As the life-and-death situation escalates, he begins to question his allegiance to his Divine Father while Miriamne finds herself torn between her newfound love for Yeshua and her premonitions about his unimaginable fate.
Discover the epic story of old Hawaii James Michener never told. The Hawaiian people lived in an isolated Garden of Eden and fought over it for centuries. One day, strangers came from beyond the horizon on floating islands. At first, the Hawaiians thought they were gods. Having no metal of their own, they marveled at the visitors’ iron daggers, axes, muskets, and cannons. One man, Kamehameha, was the first among the Hawaiians to understand that the strangers’ arrival had transformed everything for his people. He would go on to use these new weapons to defeat his rivals, unite the Hawaiian Islands, and found a new kingdom at the crossroads of the Pacific Ocean.
Stephen Shender is a former journalist, political and corporate speechwriter, and marketing communications writer. Once There Was Fire is his first novel.