Release day: The Cavalier
Today is the official release of The Cavalier by Beverley Oakley (ebook, Total-E-Bound). Here’s the blurb:
Drummond Castle, home of staunch Puritan Silas Drummond and his beautiful wife, Elizabeth, has been besieged by Royalist forces. In a bargain to spare her husband’s life, Lady Elizabeth has agreed to spend the night with the commander of the hated King’s Men.
Second-in-command, Charles Trethveyan, has other ideas. He’s planned this moment since Elizabeth chose to marry Silas eight years before.
When Elizabeth discovers that her former Cavalier lover has taken the place of his superior, she must decide whether Charles is motivated by love or revenge.
Either way, her response will have devastating consequences.
*Note: The Cavalier is one of a collection of four historical novellas in Total-E-Bound’s Bodices & Boudoirs anthology.
Beverley dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
I usually write Regency romances – either traditional under my Beverley Eikli name, or sensual or erotic under my pseudonym, Beverley Oakley. However this gritty, sometimes brutal story had been begging to be written for a long time. I love historical author Pamela Belle’s work. Her brilliant English Civil War Wintercombe series has resonated over decades with me. I’ve also devoured everything I can find relating to seventeenth century diarist Samuel Pepys and his life and times. I feel comfortable with the mid to late seventeenth century period. Honour and loyalty are two of my favourite themes and integral to a romance set against civil conflict when families and friends could be fighting on opposing sides. This short novella begins on the eve of battle and ends twenty-four hours later with the occupation of Drummond Castle. In the interim a lot of lives are lost or irrevocably altered but at least someone gets their happy ending. Writing it made me feel that the pen really is mightier than the sword.
All ARRA members who comment on this article will go in the draw to win a copy of The Cavalier. The giveaway closes on 13 August 2012. (The winner of the giveaway was Aimee)