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Power of the Heir’s Passion, Prequel: Teen & Young Adult Epic Fantasy with Spirits and Ghosts (Andy Smithson Book 0)

Imogenia has never forgotten the cause of her unexpectedly early arrival in the afterlife–her brother, the former prince, now king–and she plots revenge.  The Afterlife… Unclaimed Baggage department. Unfinished Business office. Soul music plays… Having to navigate between the Unclaimed Baggage department, the Unfinished Business office, and other governmental agencies tries Imogenia’s patience. It’s just...

Afton of Margate Castle (The Knights’ Chronicles Book 1)

Beautiful, headstrong Afton is taken from her parents at an early age and raised in the castle, a companion to the earl’s daughter. Schooled in the ways of kings and surrounded by splendor, Afton falls in love with the earl’s son, brave, Calhoun, her childhood protector. But Calhoun’s mother, the Lady Endeline, has much different...

The Templar’s Cross: A Medieval Mystery (The Sir Law Kintour Mysteries Book 1)

Sir Law Kintour has returned from the war in France injured, broke, and in need of a patron. In desperation, he reluctantly accepts a commission to find a nobleman’s runaway wife. He enlists the help of a fellow Scot with whom he escaped after their defeat at the Battle of Verneuil. But his friend is...

Thomistic Principles and Bioethics (Routledge Annals of Bioethics)

Alongside a revival of interest in Thomism in philosophy, scholars have realised its relevance when addressing certain contemporary issues in bioethics. This book offers a rigorous interpretation of Aquinas’s metaphysics and ethical thought, and highlights its significance to questions in bioethics. Jason T. Eberl applies Aquinas’s views on the seminal topics of human nature and...

Poets, Patrons, and Printers: Crisis of Authority in Late Medieval France

Cynthia J. Brown explains why the advent of print in the late medieval period brought about changes in relationships among poets, patrons, and printers which led to a new conception of authorship. Examining such paratextual elements of manuscripts as title pages, colophons, and illustrations as well as such literary strategies as experimentation with narrative voice,...

The Medieval Saga

Written in the thirteenth century, the Icelandic prose sagas, chronicling the lives of kings and commoners, give a dramatic account of the first century after the settlement of Iceland—the period from about 930 to 1050. To some extent these elaborate tales are written versions of traditional sagas passed down by word of mouth. How did...

Not of Woman Born: Representations of Caesarean Birth in Medieval and Renaissance Culture

“Not of woman born, the Fortunate, the Unborn”—the terms designating those born by Caesarean section in medieval and Renaissance Europe were mysterious and ambiguous. Examining representations of Caesarean birth in legend and art and tracing its history in medical writing, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski addresses the web of religious, ethical, and cultural questions concerning abdominal delivery in...

The Idea of the Labyrinth from Classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages

Ancient and medieval labyrinths embody paradox, according to Penelope Reed Doob. Their structure allows a double perspective—the baffling, fragmented prospect confronting the maze-treader within, and the comprehensive vision available to those without. Mazes simultaneously assert order and chaos, artistry and confusion, articulated clarity and bewildering complexity, perfected pattern and hesitant process. In this handsomely illustrated...

The Oldest Vocation: Christian Motherhood in the Medieval West

According to an old story, a woman concealed her sex and ruled as pope for a few years in the ninth century. Pope Joan was not betrayed by a lover or discovered by an enemy; her downfall came when she went into labor during a papal procession through the streets of Rome. From the myth...

The Viking’s Chosen (Clan Hakon Series Book 1)

The prophesy must be fulfilled. His orders are clear: launch a raid against England and bring home the spoils of war. But the prophecy is also clear: General Torben will take a foreign bride—one who is a seer and healer just like his mother. The eldest princess of England is said to be just that…a...

Communities of Saint Martin: Legend and Ritual in Medieval Tours

Sharon Farmer here investigates the ways in which three medieval communities—the town of Tours, the basilica of Saint-Martin there, and the abbey of Marmoutier nearby—all defined themselves through the cult of Saint Martin. She demonstrates how in the early Middle Ages the bishops of Tours used the cult of Martin, their fourthcentury predecessor, to shape...

A Woman of Choice: Nicolas & Sydney: Book 1 (The Hansen Series: Nicolas & Sydney)

“A Woman of Choice” is a charming love story, gracefully told, in a fresh and engaging setting!-Diana GabaldonInternational Best-selling Author of the OUTLANDER Series 5 out of 5 Stars!If you like Nora Roberts with a twist, you’re really going to enjoy this book. Smart, funny and touching with enough heat to keep the pages turning,...

His to Educate

His to Educate is a short story of approximately 7,000 words. When Lord Weston catches Rosalyn sneaking about the castle library, she fears she’ll be punished for breaking the rules. But the master of the castle admires her desire to learn and orders her to meet with him each night for a private tutoring session....

Charlemagne: A Life From Beginning to End (Royalty Biography Book 10)

Charlemagne It is possible that no man has ever dominated a time as much as Charles the Great dominated the Early Middle Ages. It is true that the era had its kings, warriors, scholars, and religious leaders, but in many ways, Charlemagne was all of these things. Inside you will read about… ✓ Charles the...

Marti Talbott’s Highlander Series 1 (Anna, Rachel & Charlet)

ANNA — In love with a woman he had only seen once and could not find, the Highlander, Kevin MacGreagor was growing older and needed a wife to give him sons. No other woman pleased him, not even the daughters of other lairds, so he finally settled for Anna sight unseen. But when his men...

Regency Romance:: Each Other

“I fear for your safety!” the Duke thundered. But he might as well have been barking at the moon. Isabella, his beautiful but supremely arrogant niece, scoffs at the notion. Isabella’s father, also a Duke, was fighting in the Peninsular War, and there are reports that men of ill repute are capturing and holding the...

The Chosen Knights (Secret Knights Book 1)

(HIGHLY recommend to read prequel first–The Angel Knights)SOME BOOKS AREN’T MEANT TO BE OPENED***City of Bones meets The Da Vinci Code. Urban fantasy lover’s dream! Demons, vampires, angels, witches, and fallen angels all set to the back drop of high school in Hawaii, and astral travel to the past to Knights Templar era. *** SILVER...

Cold My Heart (The Lion of Wales Book 1)

Love. Magic. Faith. By the autumn of 537 AD, all who are loyal to King Arthur have retreated to a small parcel of land in north Wales. They are surrounded on all sides, heavily outnumbered, and facing near certain defeat. But Myrddin and Nell, two of the king’s companions, have a secret that neither has...

The Last Pendragon (The Last Pendragon Saga Book 1)

Rhiann knows that demons walk the night. She has been taught to fear them. But from the moment Cade is dragged before her father’s throne, beaten and having lost all of his men to her father’s treachery, he stirs something inside her that she has never felt before. When Cade is revealed to be not...

SALVATION (THE SWORD AND THE CROSS CHRONICLES Book 1)

Expanded Edition! She Only Wanted To Be Left Alone. With the death of her husband, independent Lady Breanna Durville is finally free of male control and happily waits the birth of her child…alone. But her late husband’s cousin, Lord de Beaufou has come to claim his rights to Durville Keep and to her hand in...

Knowing Yourself – A Medieval Romance (The Sword of Glastonbury Series Book 1)

Kay is entranced with the possibilities which lie before her. Five handsome, willing men are vying for her hand in marriage. The stakes are ownership of a medieval keep perched on the rocky edge of a stormy ocean. Each man seems more stunning than the last, and it is her choice which will reward the...

The Middle Ages: A History From Beginning to End

Middle Ages What do you think of when you consider the Middle Ages? Knights in armor and damsels in distress? Vikings plundering monasteries?Religious dissenters burning at the stake?The dead bodies piling up as war, famine, and plague devastated Europe?Think again. While all these are part of the tapestry of the medieval era, the threads of...

Heart of a Highlander: A Historical Scottish Romance (Castle Brides)

How can she love the man responsible for her husband’s death? When Frenchwoman Giselle McTavish married a Scotsman, she never expected to be widowed two years later and left to bring up their son alone. Nonetheless, she’s determined the next laird will be raised in Scotland. Even though Highlander Hugh Ferguson—the man she holds responsible...

Vlad the Impaler: A Life From Beginning to End

Vlad the Impaler The character Count Dracula is well-known throughout the world. He is a dark, seductive, pale man wearing a cape. His gaze is quite literally captivating, and he has the strength of ten men. The story, written by Bram Stoker in 1897, has been retold hundreds of times, but is there a historical...

A Quest of Heroes (Book #1 in the Sorcerer’s Ring)

“THE SORCERER’S RING has all the ingredients for an instant success: plots, counterplots, mystery, valiant knights, and blossoming relationships replete with broken hearts, deception and betrayal. It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers.” –Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos The #1...

Heroes of Medieval Wales: Daughter of Time/The Good Knight: Two First-in-Series Historical Romances

Time travel, mystery, romance… journey to a world of knights and castles with two first-in-series historical romances! Daughter of Time: Time travel to medieval Wales … A medieval man with an uncertain destiny, Llywelyn, the Prince of Wales, faces treachery and deceit at the hands of friends and foes alike … A modern woman with...

Bound to the Highlander: The Highland Chiefs Series: #1

** LIMITED AUTOGRAPHED EDITION ** Aileana Chattan suffers a devastating loss, then discovers she is to wed neighboring chief and baron, James MacIntosh — a man she despises and whose loyalty deprived her of the father she loved. Despite him and his traitorous clan, Aileana will do her duty, but she doesn’t have to like...

Captured by the Pirate Laird (Highland Force Book 1)

Wed by proxy to a baron old enough to be her grandfather, Lady Anne trudges up the gangway of a galleon that will deliver her into the arms of a tyrant. Crestfallen, she believes her disastrous life cannot get worse—until she awakes to the blasts of cannon fire. Facing certain death, Anne trembles in her...

The Black Death: A History From Beginning to End

The Black Death Sweeping across the known world with unchecked devastation, the Black Death claimed between 75 million and 200 million lives in four short years. In this engaging and well-researched book, the trajectory of the plague’s march west across Eurasia and the cause of the great pandemic is thoroughly explored. Inside you will read...

Lady Danger (The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch Book 1)

Over 450,000 copies read worldwide! From USA Today bestselling author Glynnis Campbell…A beautiful female warrior has never had trouble turning away men, but when she marries a powerful lord to save her sister, she soon finds herself losing the battle over her heart. Born to the blade and raised to fear no one, Deirdre of...

MacFarland’s Lass (Scottish Lasses Book 1)

“A rich, sensual, pull-at-the-heartstrings romance”–Monica McCarty, NYT bestselling author From USA Today bestselling author Glynnis Campbell…A young jeweler to Queen Mary becomes a fugitive for a crime she didn’t commit and must rely on the mercy of a heroic huntsman who steals her heart, but who could betray her at any moment. A woman on...

The Viking (The Viking Series Book 1)

At not quite fifteen, Stefan’s father finally let him board the longship Sja Vinna to take part in his first Viking raid. Yet, the battle was not at all what he expected, and he soon found himself alone and stranded in Scotland. Thirteen-year-old Kannak’s problem was just as grave. Her father deserted them and the...

The Beauty Bride (The Jewels of Kinfairlie Book 1)

More cherished than gold are the Jewels of Kinfairlie, and only the worthiest may fight for their love…The Laird of Kinfairlie has unmarried sisters, each a gem in her own right. And he has no choice but to see them all wed in haste. Lady Madeline’s heart is not for sale…especially not to a notorious...

The Complete Works of Thomas Hardy (Illustrated) (Prometheus Classics)

This collection gathers together the works by Thomas Hardy in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume! This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! NovelsDesperate Remedies [1871]Under the Greenwood Tree [1872]A Pair of Blue Eyes [1873]Far from the Madding Crowd [1874]The Hand...

Wild Angel (The O’Byrne Brides Series Book 1)

Ronan was a legend among men…and the last thing he needed was a troublesome woman. Yet this fierce Irish warrior took a deathbed oath to protect a chieftain’s rebellious daughter. Triona was a hellion of a woman…who would let no man rule her. Raised in the ways of a warrior, she defied Ronan’s every command....

The Choosing: Age of the Gods (The Blood and Brotherhood Saga Book 1)

The world of Thurr is in chaos. The realms of men are in a perpetual state of war. Battle mages and seemingly-immortal champions, blessed by the gods, fight for resources, and to defend their lands. The great human kingdom of Valdadore faces daily raids by neighboring orcs, trolls, and goblins. Rumors of giants in the...

Sheela-na-gigs: Unravelling an Enigma

Here Barbara Freitag examines all the literature on the subject since their discovery 160 years ago, highlighting the inconsistencies of the various interpretations in regard to origin, function and name. By considering the Sheela-na-gigs in their medieval social context, she suggests that they were folk deities with particular responsibility for assistance in childbirth. This fascinating...

The Good Knight (The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries Book 1)

Join Gareth & Gwen in their first mystery together … murder, intrigue, and romance in medieval Wales! Five years after Gareth walked away from Gwen in disgrace, she encounters him in the aftermath of an ambush, standing over the body of a murdered king. Although it isn’t exactly the reunion Gwen had dreamed of, she...

The Fiery Arrow (The Reinhold Chronicles Book 1)

The enthralling opening chapter in The Reinhold Chronicles trilogy. She was panting as she stepped out of the dance, her arm extended but her hand still gripped by his. His words were so quiet Arliss had to lean closer to hear them. “I’m Philip, from the village.” “I’m Arliss, the princess.” It’s been twelve years...