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Spotlight for A Hangman for Ghosts by Andrei Baltakmens

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A Hangman for Ghosts by Andrei Baltakmens Publication Date: July 1, 2018 Top Five Books Paperback & eBook; 288 Pages
Genre: Historical Mystery
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“We are transported. We are consigned to the ends of the Earth. And we are therefore as good as dead to the realm and its judges. There can be no hope of reprieve...”

Gabriel Carver, the convict hangman of Sydney Prison, knows that none of his kind may depart Australia’s penal colony without the system’s leave. Then three people are murdered, seemingly to protect the “Rats’ Line,” an illicit path to freedom that exists only in the fevered imaginations of transported felons. But why kill to protect something that doesn’t exist?

When an innocent woman from Carver’s past is charged with one of the murders and faces execution at his hands, she threatens to reveal an incriminating secret of his own unless he helps her. So Carver must try to unmask the killer among the convicts, soldiers, sailors, and fallen women roaming 1829 Sy…

G1060 Book Review of Mistress of Legend by Nicole Evelina

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Name of Book: Mistress of Legend

Author: Nicole Evelina

ISBN: 9780996763288

Publisher: Lawson Gartner Publishing

Part of a Series: The Guinevere's Tale Trilogy

Type of book: Britons, England, Anglo-Saxons, 518-524, wars, Votadini, tribes, fall of Camelot, battles, King Arthur, Mordred, ruler, feud, Avalon, fantasy, history, new religion, starting over, alliances

Year it was published: 2018

Summary:

Legend says Guinevere spent her final days in penance in a convent, but that is far from the truth.


Having escaped death at the stake, Guinevere longs to live a peaceful life in Brittany with Lancelot, but the threat of Arthur’s wrath quickly separates the lovers. Guinevere finds herself back in Camelot, but it is not the peaceful capital she once knew; the loyalty of the people is divided over Arthur’s role in her death sentence. When war draws Arthur away from Britain, Mordred is named acting king. With Morgan at his side and a Saxon in his bed, Mordred’s thirst for power becomes his undoing…

Coming Attractions for January of 2019

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For better or worse 2018 is over and 2019 has begun; time for resolutions, to get a fresh start, and for me, crossing fingers for more amazing reads. This year will mark the 9th year since I have started to blog, and this year I hope to start doing podcast instead of videos like I planned. (Videos seem to have too much involvement while podcast does have some involvement, but not as much as videos, at least in my thoughts.) What new books and reads should I tackle in January? Let's find out!

Book Spotlights and Tours

MISTRESS OF LEGEND BY NICOLE EVELINA (January 3rd, 2019)

A HANGMAN FOR GHOSTS BY ANDREI BALTAKMENS (January 10th, 2019)

Finders Keepers: The Definitive Edition by Russ Colchamiro (January 22nd, 2019)

Melding Spirits by Michael E. Burge (January 23rd, 2019)

THE MARRIAGE OF MISS JANE AUSTEN VOL. II BY COLLINS HEMINGWAY (January 25th, 2019)

Planned Reads:

The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters by Emily Esfahani Smith

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Tamara…

January 2019

The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams
SR: January 29th, 2019
FR:
A hangman for the ghosts-Andrei Baltakmens
SR: December 18th, 2018
FR: January 7th, 2019
Master of Verona by David Blixt
SR: January 8th, 2019
FR:
A House Divided-Pearl S Buck
SR: March 11th, 2016
FR: N/A
Melding Spirits- Michael E. Burge
SR: December 29th, 2018
FR: January 29th, 2019
Scandal wears satin- Loreta Chase
SR: January 14th, 2019
FR: January 30th, 2019
Finders keepers- Russ Colchamiro
SR: December 16th, 2018
FR: January 20th, 2019
Mistress of Legend-Nicole Evelina
SR: December 26th, 2018
FR: January 7th, 2019
A knife in the fog- Bradley Harper
SR: December 14th, 2018
FR: January 14th, 2019
The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen-Collins Hemingway
SR: January 7th, 2019
FR:
Woman 99-Green Macallister
SR: January 30th, 2019
FR:
The last pier- Roma TEARNE
SR: January 20th, 2019
FR:

Nonfiction:
Tree of Souls-Howard Schwartz
SR: February 10th, 2014
FR: N/A