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Author Karen Aminadra and The Suitable Bride

14 Jul

Author Karen Aminadra has taken over the blog today to celebrate the release of her eighth novel! We’re so happy to being you this great author and a great new title! Take it away, Karen!!!!

 

Today I am celebrating the launch of my eighth novel! Yes, eighth!
I cannot even believe I am here already! It has been such an exciting journey and wonderful four years since I published my first novel.
The Suitable Bride is book 2 in The Emberton Brothers series and is a clean Regency romance novel.
In the first novel, we followed the story of Richard, the eldest of the three brothers. In this book, we follow Edward the middle one.

Edward is the driven one out of the three. He has spent years working hard at achieving his dream. He’s a politician and dreams of being Prime Minister of Britain one day. He knows the advantages there are to be had in marrying and is eager to find a bride from amongst the set who will help advance his career.
Frances Davenport is the daughter of a lord. She is privileged and has led a life that has had its ups and downs…literally speaking 😉 She’s a little naughty. She doesn’t believe there is one single man out there who can please her as a husband and is resigned to that fact. Until she meets Edward, that is…

To celebrate the release of The Suitable Bride I am having a bumper giveaway with a big list of goodies! Please visit my blog to enter! And good luck! https://kjaminadra.wordpress.com/

Suitable Bride Cover 

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Edward Emberton wants to be Prime Minister. He has a passionate vision for the future of England, which includes the abolition of slavery. As the son of a tradesman, his journey to Parliament has been a difficult one, but there is only one thing left to cement this foothold on the steps to Parliament – a suitable bride. She must be of noble birth, reasonable intelligence, mild temperament, and extraordinary beauty.

Frances Davenport is most of those things. And a suitable marriage to Edward isn’t only the answer to her prayers; it’s a way to keep her secrets. Edward is handsome, driven, and better still, enchanted by her beauty. It’s more than a suitable match; it couldn’t be more perfect.

But appearances are often deceiving, and Frances’ beguiling beauty comes with its own set of problems. Edward and Frances are about to discover that there’s more to marriage than suitability because neither is as suitable as they seem…
AMAZON LINK – http://amzn.to/29yA0FP

 

Karen Aminadra head shot

 

Author bio –

Karen is a multi-genre author who writes novels within many different genres; Historical Romance, Historical Crime, and modern Chick-Lit.

She can usually be found sat at the computer either writing a novel, writing down new ideas or on social media chatting!

Her love of reading, writing short stories, and her childhood imaginary world led quite naturally to writing novels. Encouraged to read by her bookworm father and grandmother and by winning a writing competition in just her first year of secondary school, she was spurred on, and she has been writing stories ever since. Her love of mystery and plot twists that she put into that first story continues today.

She has traveled to and lived in many countries, not just in her imagination, and has gained an insight into people’s characters that shines through in her work. Today, with her feet firmly back in the United Kingdom, she travels the world, the universe and in time through her imagination and her novels.

She is now the author of eight novels:

Charlotte – Pride & Prejudice Continues

Rosings – Pride & Prejudice Continues Book 2

Relative Deceit – Death in the Family

The Uncanny Life of Polly

It’s a Man’s World – Lettie Jenkins Investigates

Wickham – Pride & Prejudice Continues Book 3

The Spice Bride – The Emberton Brothers Series Book 1

The Suitable Bride – The Emberton Brothers Series Book 2

In 2012 she received a B.R.A.G Medallion ™ for her debut novel Charlotte – Pride & Prejudice Continues.

In 2013 she was once again honoured with a B.R.A.G Medallion ™ for Rosings – Pride & Prejudice Continues Book 2.

In 2016 she received another prized B.R.A.G Medallion™ for Wickham -Pride & Prejudice Continues Book 3.

For more information and to download a free book visit  www.karenaminadra.com

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Welcome to the World of Robert Young of Newbiggin!

8 Oct

Today on The Tarasphere we’re featuring a new release in a series of historical mysteries written by the incomparable Stuart Laing. A Scotsman himself, he will immerse you in the cultural tapestry that is 18th century Scotland for a series of events that will leave you breathless and wanting more!!

A Capital Crime (A Robert Young of Newbiggin Mystery) is the latest release in this series. Here’s a little more to whet your appetite.

A brief description:

September 1745

Robert Young of Newbiggin finds himself in the unusual position of working side by side with his friend Captain Charles Travers of the Edinburgh Town Guard as they investigate the murder of a popular young man.
It soon become apparent that the victim was more than he seemed as the investigation is drawn into political machinations with obstructions galore to contend with.
To add to their problems the Jacobite army of Bonnie Prince Charlie is about to capture the city.
From the gaiety of High Society weddings and balls at Holyrood Palace to the vermin infested drinking dens on the Cowgate they must search for clues in a race to deliver justice before the guilty can escape. -courtesy of Amazon.com

Other Robert Young of Newbiggin titles:

A Pound of Flesh (A Robert Young of Newbiggin Mystery)

Edinburgh 1745

Deep beneath the rain soaked and wind scoured streets of the city a foul crime committed in the dead of night leaves two men lying dead in a dank cellar. A bankrupt young nobleman with an addiction to the twin vices of gambling and loose women stands accused of the horrific double murder and all the evidence seems to point towards his guilt. In desperation his lawyer turns to the one man in Edinburgh who can save him from the hangman’s noose.

Robert Young of Newbiggin.

He is a young man who has earned a reputation amongst the city’s legal fraternity for being the one person who can root out the truth by venturing into the capital’s criminal underbelly. His investigation leads from the elegant drawing rooms of Edinburgh’s high society to the city’s most infamous brothel and into the grim hovels of the lowest alehouses on the Cowgate.

But as more bodies are discovered Robert Young is forced to confront the possibility that his client may actually be guilty!

The Death of Innocence (A Robert Young of Newbiggin Mystery)

A short story set in 1745 on the streets of Edinburgh.

Children are being abducted and there seems to be no clues as to who is responsible. Anger and frustration are reaching boiling point and if the guilty party isn’t caught soon there is a real risk that the mob will take the law into their own hands.
Robert Young, Captain Travers and Sergeant MacIan now face a race against time to save the latest missing child or it may well be they who feel the wrath of the crowd.

A little about Stuart and where to find him.

Bio: Born in 1966 and raised on the east coast of Scotland in the ancient Pictish Kingdom of Fife. Married to a wonderful woman for 19 years and we have been blessed with a beautiful daughter. I really have to say thank-you to my wife for allowing me to spend so much time in the 18th Century when there are jobs in the 21st Century probably requiring my attention!
I have always been fascinated by the history of Edinburgh and have spend most of my adult life studying Scottish history in all its aspects but always find myself being drawn back to the cobbled streets of the Old Town.
I would urge all visitors to Scotland’s ancient capital to (briefly) venture into one of the narrow closes running down from the Royal Mile to get a flavour of how alive with mischief, mayhem, love and laughter these streets once were.
 

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