Monday, June 3, 2013

THE PARTISAN’S WIFE by Kathy Fischer-Brown


 photo BookTour.jpg




Faced with an impossible choice, Anne Marlowe is torn between her husband’s love and the hope of her father’s forgiveness. As American forces follow up on their tide-turning victories over the British at Freeman’s Farm and Bemis Heights, Peter is drawn deeper into the shady network of espionage that could cost them both their lives.

Is his commitment to “the Cause” stronger than his hard-won love for Anne? Will her sacrifice tear them apart again...this time forever? Or will they find the peace and happiness they both seek in a new beginning?

The Partisan’s Wife follows Anne and Peter through the war torn landscape of Revolutionary War America, from the Battle of Saratoga to British-occupied New York and Philadelphia, and beyond.

 photo Giveaway.jpg
Kathy will be awarding $20 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour,Be sure to follow the tour HERE and commment often for more chances to win.
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Excerpt:

Tony eyed her closely and whispered. “What if I were to give you my word of honor that I will not force you to compromise your wedding vows?”

“Do I have another choice?”

He smiled and shrugged. “You could go back inside.” By the downward cast of her eyes, her resolve faltered. “Either those red coated brutes will eat you alive, or Gerda will have your head on a platter.” He looked back anxiously at the light in the window. “Of course, you could stay here and freeze to death…. It’s up to you. I have no desire to tarry.”

“You were cheating, weren’t you?”

“Hardly the time to be self-righteous.”

“I need to know.”

“Are you coming or not?”

“I thought it was on my account that you….” She hesitated.

“You would have liked that, wouldn’t you, princess?” He raised his brow. “A sorry display of chivalry! I merely forgot myself.” He limped past her through the alley. “I’m going. I’ve neither the time nor the stomach for this insanity.”

“Wait!” She started after him, then stopped when he turned. “I’m sorry you were hurt. But I….”

“Don’t waste your pity, angel, unless you’re prepared to give me some real solace.” He smiled derisively, then, seeing her unmoved by his crude proposal, quickly changed his tone. “I’m sorry, as well. I’m in bad sorts, and it’s dammed cold, and I’m eager to put this hell hole behind me.”

She shivered violently. “Where are we to go?”

He regarded her with irritation, then spoke quickly, accenting his words with a dramatic flourish of his hand. “I am going to bed.” She winced. “You may come or you may stay. You’re free to do as you please. It’s well past curfew. If you had an ounce of sense, you’d do well not to stand there, shivering like an idiot, dressed only in your scruples.” He tore off his coat. “Here…put this on. Your state of holy wedlock won’t keep you warm on this night.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

As a child Kathy wanted to be a writer when she grew up. She also wanted to act. After receiving an MFA in Acting and playing the part of starving young artist in New York, she taught theater classes at a small college in the Mid-West before returning home to the East Coast, where over the years, she and her husband raised two kids and an assortment of dogs. During stints in advertising, children’s media publishing, and education reform in the former Soviet Unions, she wrote whenever she could. Her love of early American history has its roots in family vacations up and down the East Coast visiting old forts and battlefields and places such as Williamsburg, Mystic Sea Port, and Sturbridge Village. At the same time, she daydreamed in history classes, imagining the everyday people behind all the dates and conflicts and how they lived.

Claiming her best ideas are born of dreams, Kathy has written a number of stories over the years. Her first published novel, Winter Fire, a 1998 Golden Heart finalist in historical romance, was reissued in 2010 by Books We Love, Ltd.

When not writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, photography, playing “ball” with the dogs, and rooting on her favorite sports teams.

Links:

Website: http://www.kfischer-brown.com/
Blog: http:// http://illsay.wordpress.com/
Twitter: @KFischerBrown
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KathyFischerBrownAuthor

The Partisan’s Wife book trailer: http://youtu.be/at5BJcKNO_o

Buy links

The Partisan’s Wife: Book 3

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Partisans-Wife-Serpents-Tooth-ebook/dp/B00BC9WAWE

Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Partisans-Wife-Serpents-Tooth-Triilogy/dp/148256095X/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362337718&sr=1-2&keywords=The+Partisan%27s+Wife

Courting the Devil: Book 2

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0094TM1IM

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-serpents-tooth-2-kathy-fischer-brown/1114769288?ean=2940044347342

Paperback : http://www.amazon.com/Courting-Devil-Serpents-Tooth-Trilogy/dp/1482604639/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362340816&sr=1-5

Lord Esterleigh’s Daughter: Book 1

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BDVY08/ref=cm_sw_su_dp

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Lord-Esterleigh-s-Daughter?keyword=Lord+Esterleigh%27s+Daughter&store=ebook

Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Esterleighs-Daughter-Serpents-Tooth-Trilogy/dp/1482553503/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362340816&sr=1-4

 photo HappyReadingCarin.png


37 comments:

  1. Hi,

    I note that this is Book 3. Is it a stand alone? Having said that it does look like such a great read and an exciting period in history.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I like the cover and blurb of the book. It seems like an interesting read.

    funkynaz(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Naznin, The cover designer (Michelle Lee) does super work. Glad you like it.

      Delete
  3. First, I want to thank you for hosting my tour entry today.

    Second, to answer Mary's question, yes, the books do stand on their own, but you get a much better sense of where the story began and how the charaters grow and change and the conflicts that drive them if you start with Book One. Whatever you decide, I hope you enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Replies
    1. Thanks to Goddess Fish for setting everything up :-)

      Delete
  5. Wonderful excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  6. What an intriguing book! I love historical fiction, especially set during the American Revolution. Will be adding The Partisan's Wife to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing the excerpt.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  7. This sounds like a really great book. I love stories about the early days of America.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi MomJane, I love writing books set in those times. Let me know what you think :-)

      Delete
  8. Wow! Loved the excerpt and I can't wait to see what she decides to do.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for posting.

      Delete
  9. This sounds like an awesome books and series. Would a new reader need to start with the first book? Thank you so much for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Alicia, Although people who have read the books have told me they stand on their own, I recommend starting at the beginning. Otherwise, you won't experience the characters' growth and challenges, and the events that propel the action from book one through book three. Best of luck in the raffle :-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh, my. The angst!
    The cover is all that is pretty.

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Chelsea B, Yes, authors do get a kick out of making their characters suffer :-) I will tell the cover designer; she'll appreciate your thoughts.

      Delete
  12. Nice excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad you liked it, bn100. Thanks for stopping in.

      Delete
  13. I'm so terrible with series! I never read things in order and never give the same commitment to the "next read" of a series that others seem to.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Catherine, I feel that way about most TV series :-)

      Delete
  14. Interesting Excerpt. Also the series look good. I haven't had the courage to read historical era based books except 'Educating Caroline' by Meg Cabot. But since this book seems to have a good humor too I will definitely be reading this series!!
    Email: sshah605@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So glad you stopped by, sshah605. I love historical fiction for the opportuity to escape into the past for a few hours. In spite of our advances in technology, human nature is pretty much the same, just dressed in cool costumes and with a few attitudes that would earn a "huh?" or two today. Best of luck in the raffle!

      Delete
  15. Thanks for sharing! I really liked this series!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for commenting. I really liked writing it :-)

      Delete
  16. Interesting excerpt with tension between them. Will want to read the other excerpts to get a clearer picture.

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jbst, Follow the tour. There will be more excerpts. I hope to see you later :-)

      Delete
  17. Real nice site and good excerpt on the books enjoyed looking around thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is a great site. Glad you could stop by.

      Delete
  18. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Karen, Better late than never :-) Thanks for commenting.

      Delete
  19. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Natasha. Best of luck in the raffle!

      Delete
  20. Thanks and good luck to all! jmelter at gmail dot com I like the site if you get a min please check out mine lazyday.ca THANKS AGAIN!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for posting, Justin. You site is definitely worth a longer look.

      Delete
  21. liked the excerpt thanks for the giveaway! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

    ReplyDelete