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.
Join me on the EXTRAS PAGE for a Georgian-style night out at Ranelagh Pleasure Gardens.
And I’d like to take this opportunity to say a very big THANK YOU! to those who have already posted early reviews of HAZARD as well as to anyone who is about to do so. They are extremely valuable and very much appreciated!
“Hazard is a fabulous addition to this thoroughly enjoyable series of Georgian romances. Ms. Riley’s writing is sharply focused and elegant, her characters are strongly drawn, the chemistry between the leads is undeniable and both romances are brought to immensely satisfying conclusions. It gets a very strong recommendation.”
Read the complete review by Caz Owens at All About Romance
Hazard by Stella Riley
The dice game, Hazard was immensely popular with Georgian gamblers.
However, if you’re planning to play in one of the less respectable houses – or even a hell – it’s worth taking a quick course in the correct lingo.
You wouldn’t want to be thought a flat or a bubble because this might result in you being targeted by a mace cove or a nickum – which, in turn would almost certainly see you thoroughly dished up or, worse still, lurched.