The much-anticipated audiobook of CADENZA, wonderfully narrated by Alex Wyndham is now available for purchase from Audible and Amazon. Meet virtuoso harpsichordist Julian Langham along with Rock & Co.
Not long to wait, folks – and, as always, Alex is brilliant!
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“Complex and deliciously different … Cadenza is a feast for the senses from the first page to the last.” Rakes & Rascals
Cadenza is now available as a paperback – and Amazon have finally linked it to the e-book!
Amazon 5-star reviews …
“Brava! A standing ovation for Rockliffe Six!”
“Unique characters, a tightly knit plot, fabulous musical detail, humor and pathos make this a delight. I simply couldn’t put it down.”
“Stella Riley has surpassed herself with this wonderful story.”
I’m thrilled to announce that THE PLAYER has been honoured with a B.R.A.G. (Book Readers’ Appreciation Group) Medallion.
The B.R.A.G. review process is lengthy and detailed and, of the books submitted, only 20% to 25% are awarded a medallion.
Here is what the B.R.A.G, reviewer had to say:-
“This is a GREAT novel. It is the best novel I’ve read for indieBRAG. I am pleased to give it a very high rating. I have found a new historical romance author. THANK YOU. I love this book so much I had to get a paperback copy as well to have and to hold. One of the most fun stories I have ever read. I love, love, love this book and recommend it for a B.R.A.G. medallion.”
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.
“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
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.