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Post by Tanzanite » Tue July 17th, 2012, 6:04 pm

India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy by Carol Carr. US and UK release February 5, 2013.

In Victorian London, India Black has all the attributes a high-class madam needs to run a successful brothel--wit, beauty, and an ability to lie with a smile. Luckily for Her Majesty's Government, all these talents also make her a first-rate spy...

India Black, full-time madam and occasional secret agent, is feeling restless, when one of Disraeli's men calls on her to meet the prime minister--alone. Even though all her previous meetings have been organized by the rakishly handsome spy French, it's been decided this is a mission India must attempt on her own.

Revolt has spread across Europe and reached the shores of England--anarchists have begun assassinating lords and earls, one by one. Now India must infiltrate the ranks of the underground group responsible for those attacks, the sinister Dark Legion. To stop their dread plot, India will go from the murkiest slums of London to the highest levels of society, uncovering secrets that threaten her very existence...
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Post by Tanzanite » Tue July 17th, 2012, 6:05 pm

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini. US and UK release February 26, 2013.

Freedwoman Elizabeth Keckley made her professional reputation in Washington, DC, making dresses for the city’s elite, among them Mrs. Jefferson Davis and Mrs. Robert E. Lee. She made history by sewing for First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln within the White House, and she was a trusted witness to many private moments between the president and his wife, two of the most compelling figures in American history.

In March 1861, Mrs. Lincoln chose Keckley from among a number of applicants to be her personal modiste, responsible not only for creating the First Lady’s gowns but also for dressing Mrs. Lincoln in the beautiful attire Keckley had fashioned. The relationship between the two women quickly evolved as Keckley was drawn into the intimate life of the Lincoln family, supporting Mary Todd Lincoln in the loss of another son and then of her husband from the assassination that stunned the nation and the world.

Keckley saved scraps from the dozens of gowns she made for Mrs. Lincoln, eventually piecing together a tribute known as the Mary Todd Lincoln Quilt. She also saved memories, which she fashioned into a book, Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House. Upon its publication, Keckley’s memoir created a scandal that compelled Mary Todd Lincoln to sever all ties with her, but more recently, Keckley’s story has languished in the archives. In this impeccably researched, engrossing novel, Jennifer Chiaverini brings history to life with a rich, moving style.
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Post by Tanzanite » Tue July 17th, 2012, 6:07 pm

His Dark Lady by Victoria Lamb. UK release February 28, 2013.


No summary yet, but this appears to be a sequel to The Queen's Secret.
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Post by Tanzanite » Tue July 17th, 2012, 6:08 pm

Lady at the OK Corral: The True Story of Josephine Earp by Ann Kirschner. Non-fiction. US and UK release March 5, 2013.

For nearly fifty years, she was the common-law wife of the most famous lawman of the Old West. Yet Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp has nearly been erased from Western lore. In this fascinating biography, Ann Kirschner brings Josephine out of the shadows of history to at last tell her full story – a spirited and colorful tale of ambition, adventure, self-invention, and devotion reflective of America itself, from the post-Civil War years to World War II.


Howe did this aspiring actress and dancer – a flamboyant, curvaceous Jewish girl with a persistent New York accent – land in Tombstone, Arizona, and steal the heart of Wyatt Earp? What inspired five decades of adventure-seeking that led from the Arizona Territory to Alaska to Hollywood? And what sustained her lifelong partnership with a man of uncommon charisma and complex heroism? Answering these questions, Kirschner offers a rare look at a woman’s life on the frontier and sheds new light on the iconic gunfight that made Wyatt Earp a legend, revealing Josephine’s place at its center.

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Post by Divia » Tue July 17th, 2012, 7:16 pm

[quote=""Tanzanite""]Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini. US and UK release February 26, 2013.

Freedwoman Elizabeth Keckley made her professional reputation in Washington, DC, making dresses for the city’s elite, among them Mrs. Jefferson Davis and Mrs. Robert E. Lee. She made history by sewing for First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln within the White House, and she was a trusted witness to many private moments between the president and his wife, two of the most compelling figures in American history.

In March 1861, Mrs. Lincoln chose Keckley from among a number of applicants to be her personal modiste, responsible not only for creating the First Lady’s gowns but also for dressing Mrs. Lincoln in the beautiful attire Keckley had fashioned. The relationship between the two women quickly evolved as Keckley was drawn into the intimate life of the Lincoln family, supporting Mary Todd Lincoln in the loss of another son and then of her husband from the assassination that stunned the nation and the world.

Keckley saved scraps from the dozens of gowns she made for Mrs. Lincoln, eventually piecing together a tribute known as the Mary Todd Lincoln Quilt. She also saved memories, which she fashioned into a book, Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House. Upon its publication, Keckley’s memoir created a scandal that compelled Mary Todd Lincoln to sever all ties with her, but more recently, Keckley’s story has languished in the archives. In this impeccably researched, engrossing novel, Jennifer Chiaverini brings history to life with a rich, moving style.[/quote]

Hmmm. Interesting. Nice to see some American stuff out there. I'm gonna give this one a go I think. :)
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Post by annis » Tue July 24th, 2012, 6:12 am

Not sure if anyone has already mentioned that after all this time Rose Tremain's Restoration has a sequel, due out later this year. It's called Merivel

Also due out later this year, the final book in Christian Cameron's Long War trilogy, titled either Poseidon's Spear or Wine Dark Sea, depending on where you look!

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Post by emr » Tue July 24th, 2012, 7:36 am

[quote=""annis""]Also due out later this year, the final book in Christian Cameron's Long War trilogy, titled either Poseidon's Spear or Wine Dark Sea, depending on where you look![/quote]

Poseidon got a cover:
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Post by annis » Tue July 24th, 2012, 7:29 pm

Posted by emr
Last book? I'll believe it when I read it. This guy likes looooong sagas lol
Right! He's still going strong on the Tyrant series (at least 2 more books scheduled), so who knows just how long the Long War series might be :)

I'm also interested to see mention of a forthcoming Cameron book (May 2013) called The Ill-Made Knight, set during the 100 Years War period and based around the Battle of Poitiers. Coincidentally Bernard Cornwell also has a forthcoming book set around the Battle of Poitiers, and reviving Thomas of Hookton from his Grail Quest series.

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Post by Tanzanite » Tue July 24th, 2012, 10:58 pm

The Forgotten Queen by D.L. Bogdan. US release January 29, 2013.


From her earliest days, Margaret Tudor knows she will not have the luxury of choosing a husband. Her duty is to gain alliances for England. Barely out of girlhood, Margaret is married by proxy to James IV and travels to Edinburgh to become Queen of Scotland.


Despite her doubts, Margaret falls under the spell of her adopted home. But while Jamie is an affectionate husband, he is not a faithful one. And nothing can guarantee Margaret’s safety when Jamie leads an army against her own brother, Henry VIII. In the wake of loss she falls prey to an ambitious earl and brings Scotland to the brink of anarchy. Beset by betrayal and secret alliances, Margaret has one aim—to preserve the crown of Scotland for her son, no matter what the cost…
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Post by Tanzanite » Tue July 24th, 2012, 10:59 pm

Children of Liberty by Paullina Simons. US release February 26, 2013.


From international bestselling author Paullina Simons comes a brand new story of love in turn-of-the-century America. It's the prequel to The Bronze Horseman that fans have been waiting for -


"Never forget where you came from."


Before Tatiana and Alexander
Before Leningrad and Lazarevo
Before everything, there was Gina from Belpasso who came to Boston's Freedom Docks to find a new and better life and met Harry Barrington who was searching for his.
Their bond was instant...but so were the forces against them.


At the turn of the century and the dawning of the modern world, the fortunes and future of the Barringtons and Attavianos become intertwined, on a collision course between the old and new, between what is expected and what is desired, what is chosen and what is bestowed, what is given and what is taken away.


As America races headlong into the future, much will be lost and much will be gained for Gina and Harry, and for a nation and a people that have the blessing and the curse of unlimited choices…and unlimited possibilities.
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