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Melissa Oliver | 20 Questions: HER BANISHED KNIGHT’S REDEMPTION
Author Guest / January 27, 2021

1–What is the title of your latest release? HER BANISHED KNIGHT’S REDEMPTION 2–What is it about? HER BANISHED KNIGHT’S REDEMPTION is the 2nd book of the Notorious Knights series, set in 1218. It features Sir William (Will) Geraint – the good friend of Hugh de Villiers (the hero from book 1 – THE REBEL HEIRESS AND THE KNIGHT). Will is quite embittered and different from the affable, easy-going knight we first meet in book 1 and is now living in exile in France as a sword-for-hire. He goes on quite a journey in this book as he escorts the lost heiress, Lady Isabel de Clancey back to England where they’re forced to work together to uncover secrets from their past. With every rushed mile, their intense attraction becomes dangerously thrilling. There’s a medieval treasure hunt to discover on their quest and even features a scene with the legendary Knights Templar. 3–What do you love about the setting of your book?  My book is set in the villages and countryside around Aquitaine, the port of La Rochelle – which was part of the English Crown in 1218 – and also the English port of Southampton. What I loved most about all the…

Alison Wisdom | Exclusive Excerpt: WE CAN ONLY SAVE OURSELVES
Author Guest / January 27, 2021

Chapter 4 We know bad things happen in the world, that they always have, that they’ll continue to do so. We also know that we can’t stop them, and this knowledge is almost worse than the bad things themselves. That’s what we’ve learned from Alice Lange. Sometimes the darkness wins. It creeps in like a thick, gray fog, covering everything as we stumble around, and when it finally lifts, we see what it has done, what it has taken from us and what it has left behind. Before Alice, there was another girl. Rachel Granger. This was whom Millie was thinking of that night, when she said it wasn’t safe to be out wandering alone in the dark. Her mother had only talked about Rachel to her husband, changing the subject when Millie walked into the room, but she’d picked up on the story, had known there was something, someone out there, to be afraid of, and the idea of it lodged itself in her brain. Rachel wasn’t from our neighborhood, but she lived only a few miles away. Like Alice, she was here and then gone. As far as anyone knows, this is what happened: on a Friday, she…

Fresh Fiction Reviewer Spotlight: Svetlana Libenson
Author Guest / January 27, 2021

This is the last week of our reviewer spotlights! We hope you have gotten to know a little bit more about our fabulous reviewers. We’re looking forward to more great reviews from these avid readers throughout 2021 and beyond!  Your Name Svetlana Libenson How long have you been a Fresh Fiction reviewer?  Since 2017 What are your favorite genres to read and review? Historical fiction, literary fiction, thrillers/ suspense, women’s fiction, multicultural literature What are your TOP 3-5 Books of 2020? A Good Man by Ani Katz Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon Lost Autumn by Mary Rose MacColl What do you like to do outside of reading? Play different games, walk with my son, and encourage his interest in science What are some of your holiday traditions?  We celebrate Chanukkah as well as New Year’s. New Year’s is celebrated the same way as Christmas with yummy food and presents. What are your reading resolutions/intentions/goals for 2021? Finish books I got from previous years and begin some of my long-planned projects. What do you love about being a Fresh Fiction Book Reviewer? I love the community we have here, getting free books, and the fact that I strongly believe that…