While the world is celebrating the birth of the new royal baby, we’ve been making woopee ourselves.
We’ve just added some fantastic new equestrian fiction to our bookshop and are thrilled to announce the arrival of two new award winning authors Judith Tarr and Bev Petterson. Of course – as ever, we are always on the lookout for authors of equestrian fiction and non-fiction.
JUDITH TARR from Tucson, Arizona is the author of numerous novels and short stories and has a number of awards under her belt including the World Fantasy Award nominee for Best Novel, Lord of the Two Lands.
A Wind In Cairo
THE PRINCE: Spoiled, reckless, heedless of any wants or needs but his own, sentenced to a terrible fate for his sins against man, woman, and God.
THE STALLION: Equally spoiled, equally reckless, bound until death to a bitter servitude.
THE TURK’S HEIR: Fiercest of rivals, most devoted of enemies, whose armor hides a secret. Come into the world of the Arabian Nights, where magic and mystery meet; where justice lays a sinner low, and the magic of the heart turns hate to love.
In medieval Cairo, the spoiled young prince Hasan finds that there are some laws even a descendant of the Prophet cannot break. For that, he pays a terrible price: condemned to silence and mute servitude, until death shall set him free.
In another quarter of the city, his hereditary enemy, child of the Turk who destroyed his family’s wealth and pride, suffers a different but no less burdensome fate.
The two meet under the strangest of circumstances. Magic binds them; duty compels them. And hate, slowly but inevitably, turns into something else altogether.
Living in Threes
Three lives. Three worlds. Three times. Three young women, past, present, and future, come together to solve an age-old mystery and save a world.
Meredith has the summer all planned. She’ll hang out with her friends, ride her horse, and spend time with her mom, who is recovering from cancer. Then her mom drops a bomb: she’s sending Meredith to Egypt to dig up mummies with her aunt the archaeologist. Meredith doesn’t want to go. At all. But there are more forces at work than a sixteenth-birthday present she doesn’t want and a summer she didn’t plan – and a greater adventure than she could ever have imagined.
Meru lives in a far-future Earth, where disease has been eliminated and humans travel through the stars in living ships. Meru and her friend Yoshi been accepted into the school for starpilots, but just as they’re about to leave, a strange message from Meru’s mother drives Meru away from her home and family and sends her on a journey to find her mother and save the people of Earth from a terrible plague.
Meritre is a singer in the Temple of Amon in ancient Egypt. Her people have survived a devastating plague, but Meritre is foresighted, and what she sees is terrifying. As she tries to find a magical spell that will keep her family and friends safe, the gods take one last life – and that life, and death, resonate through Meredith and Meru to the end of time.
BEV PETTERSEN is a three-time nominee in the National Readers Choice Award as well as a two-time finalist in the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® Contest. She competed for five years on the Alberta Thoroughbred race circuit and is an Equine Canada certified coach. She lives in Nova Scotia with her family, and when she’s not writing novels, she’s riding. Visit her at http://www.bevpettersen.com
Jockeys and Jewels
Ex-cop Kurt MacKinnon resents leaving his training stable to dive back into undercover work. He’s seen enough sordidness to last a lifetime. But when his former partner is murdered, Kurt ships his third-string Thoroughbreds to the backwater track where his partner was last seen alive. He intends to make someone pay, even if the killer turns out to be a talented rider with a smoking hot body and a disarming smile.
Julie West is chasing a big win, struggling to boost her reputation and propel her into the elite jockey ranks. There’s no time for love, but she’d have to be blind and maybe dead not to notice the magnetic new trainer in town. With her talent for handling problem horses, she agrees to work for MacKinnon, never suspecting she’s already a person of interest—and it’s not because of her riding skills.
Kurt never expected his contrary colt to flourish under Julie’s feminine touch nor for his own cynical heart to soften. But when his investigation tightens around the truth, his deceit thrusts them squarely into the killing field.
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