ENEMY OF THE KING has 15 Five Star reviews at Amazon and nothing less. I don’t have any control over what readers leave there so this strikes me as significant, but also means not enough people are reading it. Every story has its critics.
Come out, come out, wherever you are. But first, you have to read the book. If you’d like to take the challenge and see if ENEMY OF THE KING lives up to its reputation, I welcome your thoughts. Leave it a review. Normally 4.99, the ebook is .99 at Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble’s Nookbook, Fictionwise, and All Romance eBooks. (Sale through the 17th)
ENEMY OF THE KING received a five cup review from Coffee Time Romance, earned Five Books and won book of the week at Long and Short Reviews, received a super review and a You Gotta Read rating fromYou Gotta Read, came in third at the 2009 Publisher’s Weekly BHB Reader’s Choice Best Books, and made the Best Romance Novel list at Buzzle.
“An amazing and vibrant look into the American Revolutionary War…this sexy historical book is a must read!” ~Danielle Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More
I’m wrapping up this month’s blog hop and want to thank everyone who stopped by and left lovely comments. Much appreciated.
These visitors won a digital download (eBook) of my Colonial American, Revolutionary War Adventure/Romance Novel, ENEMY OF THE KING: SiNn, Judy Cox, Nathiel, Jenny, Amanda Wimer, Wynd Whisper and Shadow
It’s my birthday week so I’m feeling generous and sharing the love.
One illustrious tie to the past for me is my grandfather, seven greats back, Sir George Augustus Elliott. A British general and Governor of Gibraltar during the American Revolution, he was given the title Lord Heathfield, Baron of Gibraltar, in honor of his bravery in its defense during the attack by the Spanish and French. While Sir George was giving his all for king and country, his grandson was fighting under George Washington as a commissary officer. There must have been quite a rift in that family.
Then there are the Scotch-Irish of whom I am one of the many descendents that people this land. The politically correct term is Scots-Irish, but we have always referred to ourselves as ‘Scotch.’ A colorful description of these highly vilified folks is given in an excellent Revolutionary War history, The Road to Guilford Courthouse.
‘They were belligerent, loyal, bigoted, valiant, crude and tough. The men drank hard, fought hard, and moved often. Their young women shocked sensibilities with public displays of bosoms and legs rarely seen in eighteenth century America.’ An Anglican missionary in South Carolina back country described them as ‘Ignorant, mean, worthless, beggarly Irish Presbyterians, the scum of the earth, Refuse of Mankind, and white savages.’
That’s my blood y’all, and the Scotch-Irish made all the difference in how the revolution played out. I hasten to add that my mother insists we descend from the pious noble Scots, but I suspect these others are also somewhere in my heritage.
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