The release date is Sept. 14th. It will also be available at that time on other e-book retailers and in paperback.
In the Time of Kings is a departure from my previous Biographical / Historical Fiction in that the main characters are fictional. While this presented a new set of challenges for me (as in I had to come up with an entire plot from my imagination), it was also liberating. This time, I got to choose how the story unfolded, how it ended and what layers were woven into it.
While this is primarily a love story about Ross and Claire -- and about Roslin and Mariota -- it's also about learning to let go and forgive, as well as discovering connections to our past in ways we never knew existed.
I'll blog more later about my inspiration for this book, but for now, here's the description:
What if you could re-live it and find love again?
Professor Ross Sinclair has everything he could ever want. Reunited with childhood sweetheart Claire Forbes, Ross can finally begin to heal the pain of his childhood and live in the present. A honeymoon in Scotland is the perfect beginning.
But when tragedy threatens Claire’s life, Ross’s dreams come to a crashing halt. He must now face the possibility of a future without her. Then, in one unfortunate moment, he’s hurled back to another time and confronted with even bigger problems.
Suddenly, it isn’t 2013 anymore. It’s 1333. The English have laid siege to Berwick, Ross has a wife he barely knows, more enemies than friends, and a past that brands him as a heretic.
Only on the battlefield can he prove his innocence. But if he does that, he’ll never get back to 2013. He may not even survive the fourteenth century.