A word of explanation for those of you who follow me here on the website and don’t know what HRR is.
It’s a place where readers and writers can meet, mix and step back in time by dressing in period costume; it’s taking place over five days at the Mission Inn, Riverside, California – and it starts on September 12th.
If any of you can make it to the Great Book Event on the afternoon of the 15th, it would be a pleasure to meet you. I’ll be there (dressed to kill!) along with many other wonderful authors who will be equally happy to see you.
Yes – really!
Here is what Hilary Rose had to say:-
Are you a Georgette Heyer fan? Are you sad that she’s unlikely to write another Regency romance, on account of her having died in 1974? Well, I have exciting news: Stella Riley’s The Parfit Knight; honestly, it’s as good as Georgette. I read all five books in the series back to back on the way to work and loved them all. I finished the last one while actually walking over London Bridge, because I couldn’t put it down. Read it now. Thank me later.
Wow! I certainly never expected this!
This has already been an incredible week with awards for
The Marigold Chain and The Mesalliance audio.
But now, to complete the hat-trick (and in addition to its 5 star Readers’ Favorite!) THE PARFIT KNIGHT has earned a B.R.A.G. Medallion
B.R.A.G. Reviewer’s comment …
‘I’ve found a new favorite author! I really enjoyed this book. I loved Amberley and Rosalind. I also enjoyed seeing how the characters grew over the course of the book – especially Philip. I plan to read the rest of the series.’
First a B.R.A.G. Medallion for The Marigold Chain … and now
a 5 star Readers’ Favorite Award for the audio of THE MESALLIANCE.
I’m thrilled and am sure Alex will be, too!
I’m delighted to announce that THE MARIGOLD CHAIN
has been awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion.
B.R.A.G. stands for Book Readers Appreciation Group and of the titles submitted to it for consideration, only 20-25% achieve a medallion. The Marigold Chain now joins A Splendid Defiance in gaining this honour.
“A very enjoyable read. The writer has a talent that makes even a complicated historical story with many characters smooth reading. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author.”
THE PLAYER (Rockliffe #3)
has earned a 5 star Readers’ Favourite Award.
“An incredible, page turning historical romance, The Player held me captive until I had finished the last page. I found it difficult to put down; and when I did, it called me to go back to the stage set by Stella Riley and wait for the curtain to rise.”
Available as ebook and paperback from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Smashwords. Also in audio from Amazon and Audible.
Once more brilliantly narrated by Alex Wyndham, HAZARD – Rockliffe Book Five – is now available in audio.
Purchase from Audible, iTunes and Amazon.
A cased pair of gentleman’s percussion pistols by S. W. Berry of Woodbridge – circa 1845 and all completely original. Everything a gentleman would need; percussion caps, powder flask, mould for making lead shot … and none of it ever used.
Even the label inside the lid of the case is original and apparently this is rare. We know it’s original because it is embossed – copies are not.
The amount of detail in the engraving is incredible. Pretty things, aren’t they?
After my two 17th century swords – one cavalry and one naval – pistols seemed a logical step. For those who don’t recall the swords, here they are.
On the EXTRAS page today, a visit to the London Pantheon.
Among various notable events which took place there, the most bizarre is probably the exhibition of Lunardi’s balloon – shown fully inflated inside the Pantheon shortly after his 1784 successful 50 mile flight.