"I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery."
“M. J. Neary’s Never Be at Peace is a gripping and intense tale of Ireland in the thick of revolution. Told from the perspectives of the brave and uncompromising men and women involved in the fight for independence, it will delight fans of women’s history and Irish history. Meticulously researched and boldly-written, Never Be at Peace is a masterful story that breathes life Edwardian Ireland and illuminates the hearts and minds of these unforgettable Irish patriots.” --Evangeline Holland, Edwardian Promenade
Fireship Press is pleased to announce the release of Lieutenant and Mrs. Lockwood by Mark Bois. Writing his Master's thesis on the Inniskilling Regiment in 1815, Bois discovered the fascinating personal stories of those involved in the First Battalion of the 27th Foot at the Battle of Waterloo, from which the story of Lieutenant and Mrs. Lockwood was born.
For more information about the author, please visit Mark Bois' biography page. Lieutenant and Mrs. Lockwood is currently available in kindle edition, paperback to follow shortly.
Mark Bois,Lieutenant and Mrs. Lockwood: “Captain Barr desperately wanted to kill Lieutenant Lockwood. He thought constantly of doing so...Lockwood, after all, was a good shot and a fine swordsman; a knife in the back would do. And then Barr dreamt of going back to Ireland, and of taking Brigid Lockwood for his own.” So begins the story of Lieutenant James Lockwood, his wife Brigid, and his deadly rivalry with Charles Barr. Lockwood and Barr hold each other’s honor hostage, at a time when a man’s honor meant more than his life. But can a man as treacherous as Charles Barr be trusted to keep secret the disgrace that could irrevocably ruin Lockwood and his family? Against a backdrop of famine and uprising in Ireland, and the war between Napoleon and Wellington, here is a romance for the ages, and for all time.
Fireship Press is pleased to introduce Mark Wiederanders, author of Stevenson's Treasure, a novel of Robert Louis Stevenson (famous author of Treasure Island) and his journey halfway around the world to win over the love of his life, Fanny Osbourne.
Please visit Mark Wiederanders' biography page for more information on the author and his work. Stevenson's Treasure has now been released in a kindle edition. The paperback will follow shortly.
“With intricately-rendered characters, rich international historical settings, and a warm humor simmering throughout its pages, Stevenson's Treasure reminds us that while pirates, buried treasure, and split personalities can captivate, there is no adventure quite like the deep longing of the human heart.” – Kim Culbertson, Northern California Book Award Winner for Instructions for a Broken Heart.
Stevenson's Treasure: In 1879 Robert Louis Stevenson embarked on one of the most romantic, ill-advised but wildly successful quests a literary figure has ever made. Young, unknown, and in failing health, he journeys six-thousand arduous miles to make Fanny Osbourne his wife, despite the fact that she is already married (unhappily), has children, and is ten years older than he. And yet, from their first meeting, he knew instantly she was the only woman for him.
Fireship Press author Marc Liebman's second novel, Render Harmless, has been released and is now available for purchase in kindle edition. Render Harmless is an enthralling page-turner filled with conspiracy, intrigue, and covert agendas.
Render Harmless:Car bombs set by a group called Red Hand are going off all over West Germany, killing American, British and German citizens. Red Hand’s manifesto reads as if it was copied from Nazi propaganda. Now, just four years after the 1972 Olympics massacre of Israeli athletes and three decades after the Holocaust, the West German government is facing its worst political nightmare: Germans are once again killing Jews. The West German police can’t find the shadowy members of Red Hand, so the American and British governments decide to act covertly. Josh Haman joins the team led by his friend and SEAL Team Six member Marty Cabot. The hunt takes their team into East Germany to execute their orders “to find, neutralize and render harmless to the United States and her allies the members of Red Hand.”
Fireship Press is pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated novel Tietam Cane by Lance Levens. Please visit Lance Leven's biography page for more information on the author and his work. Tietam Cane is now available in kindle edition. The paperback will follow shortly.
Lance Levens, Tietam Cane: Though the year is 1963, twelve year old Tietam Cane of Macon Georgia is locked in a never-ending war for the Confederate South. Raised in the country, tutored by his kill-all-the-Yankees grandfather, Tietam's knowledge of the world is bound within his 11 Volume Photographic History of the Civil War and the old man’s ritual reenactment of lost battles. Beneath the boyish bravado, Tietam's heart aches, longing for the parents who left him behind as a toddler when they fled to New York City where, according to his grandfather, they now thrive without him. But gradually, Tietman realizes that he lives in a cocoon spun by his grandfather’s lies, his rage, and brutal family secrets. Trapped between the Civil War and the present, Tietam also realizes that this violent legacy threatens his life and his hopes for the future -- a world without war and without the ever-present hate.
Cas O'Connor with Renaissance Magazine wrote a terrific review of Tinney S. Heath's A Thing Done, praising her character development, scenery descriptions, and plot climax. Here are some of the highlights from the review:
"The story of the origins of the infamous centuries-old antagonism between the Guelf and Ghibelline factions of Florence has been told over the years, but the details have never seemed so interesting. Tinney S. Heath has taken the outlines of that conflict and turned them into a full-fledged and fascinating story of thirteenth-century florence.
The people and the events are largely drawn straight from history, with only enough embellishment to move the story forward...
Heath also does a gorgeous job of describing both the people and the scenery in her tale. Under her pen, Florence comes alive in all its squalor and glory. The character here, even those in power, are only one step removed from their medieval forebears, and it shows.
I can't recommend this book enough...it's an excellent and proficiently told story about an era that doesn't get much attention."
A handful of authors at Fireship Press have been invited to participate in a 'Blog Hop' where they answer four questions about their writing process. More recently, Fireship Press did its own series on 'Writing Spaces' that described where authors write. This blog hop seemed like a nice follow up on how authors write.